A Quiet Weekend in St Augustine

A Quiet Weekend in St Augustine

This past weekend I had a chance to visit with a close friend in St. Augustine. In my very hectic life, I look forward to quiet time spent with friends over good meals and a chance to just relax.
We started Saturday morning outing out at brunch at Preserve. This quaint Victorian style home has been transformed into
a quaint, and delicious restaurant; a must try if your in the Old Historic Saint Augustine area. Here are a few shots of our delicious brunch:

After we were fueled up, we then headed to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre which I had only been to for concerts. On this morning it was transformed into a farmers market and vendor space. There were people selling their farm fresh and organic veggies mixed in with artisans selling their wares. Lots of colors, and sound and inspiration. There were some local musicians playing keeping the crowd entertained. A wonderful way to spend a quiet relaxing Saturday morning.

    

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Museum Adventures- West Coast Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dali exhibits

Museum Adventures- West Coast Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dali exhibits

In March my hubby and I took a weekend to go on an art adventure. We headed to the west coast to visit the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Not only were we able to see the Salvador Dali exhibit but there was a Frida Kahlo exhibit as well. Her exhibit was a limited time opportunity.

Frida Kahlo is an artist I have always admired. She faced so much in life and was raw and true in her art. I also had no idea she journaled. I have begun to do art journaling and had a chance to see some of her pages on exhibit. Upon entering the exhibit, I felt overwhelmed with emotion.  Anytime I get an opportunity to see the art of someone I admire it bring a wash of feelings. There is no greater sensation than standing in front of a piece knowing that this was in that person’s studio, they touched it, and just the presence inspires me. It was a great opportunity I will always cherish. Below are some images from the gallery and of the outside garden they made to look like the one at Caza Azul, Frida’s home in Mexico.

Entrance to the exhibit

Samples from her journal

Some of her paintings on display:

“Portrait of Luther Burbank” 1931

“Self Portrait with Small Monkeys” 1945

“The Broken Column” 1944

“Without Hope” 1945

The outside garden:

A glimpse of Frida

A few pieces from the Dali Exhibit:

“Lincoln in Dalivision” 1976

“Spider of the Evening” 1940

“The Hallucinogenic Toreador” 1970

 I hope you enjoyed this post and a peak into the wonderful exhibit on show at the Dali Museum in St Petersburg, Fl until April 17, 2017

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