I love creating Art. My favorite style is to find something that nature has created and combine my art with it. Right now I am picking up, buying and scrounging even piece of coral, driftwood and unique shaped rock I can find. And what do I do when I find it? I spend time communing with it until I see what to combine it with and design it into.
And this is what I’ve come up with….
Apparently in Florida. The town of Waldo Florida is now a proud owner of one of train benches. Done in bright red powder coating to match the caboose, this train will be a seat for Santa and much more on the stage in the park that holds a lot of events in the town. So if your search for Waldo ever leads you to Florida, stop in and sit a spell.
Spirit of the Suwannee River Music Park is a resort on the Suwannee River near Lake City, FL. A couple years ago we met one of the brothers of the family who founded the park. He bought the second tree bench we had ever done to be placed near the second tree house that they were building on the property. The Mother Tree is build around a fascinating live oak. If you want to see more about the tree house it was featured on Treehouse Masters (animal Planet) in August 2015.
Though we have been back and forth to Florida a few times this was the first time we had a chance to stop and see the bench in it’s new home. The park is huge. It is home to music events that attract 50,000+. We were luck enough to stay on a Monday night when the park was almost empty. Nice not to have a crowd, but it did mean the two restaurants and craft stores were closed. Still all in and all, it was beautiful and quiet and I will take that in a heartbeat. We were able to take a tour of the tree house with a gracious and informative host, Eric and visit one of their bat houses to watch the 1000+ bats come out at dusk. They have cabins along with RV and tent spots available if you are inclined to want to check it out their website is http://musicliveshere.com/.
These are the voyages of the Artship Dutch Star to seek out new art venues and new commissions to boldly go wherever the metal detectors take us.