Empire Toy Works

I have been enamored by the work of Chris Shaylor of Empire Toy Works for quite some time now. His intricacy, detail, colors, and so much more, intrigue me. I am so excited to share this interview with you. I hope you enjoy learning more about him, or maybe being newly introduced to him. LetContinue reading “Empire Toy Works”

TCA Train Show

I go to the annual train show almost every year here in Jacksonville, FL. It’s a big to do, held at a convention center, and has a ton of vendors. I tend to get pretty good deals as I’m looking for things the average train collector might not covet. I don’t have a train set,Continue reading “TCA Train Show”

Painted Lady Monarchs

Last Saturday, May 18, I attended a release of Painted Lady Monarchs at the Jacksonville Arboretum! I love the place, but I didn’t know that they did yearly butterfly releases, and I’m so glad I heard about it this year. So first, here’s a slideshow of the previous time I wandered the trails here. SomeContinue reading “Painted Lady Monarchs”

Toon Town Treasure Hunt, Jacksonville, FL

Have you ever wanted to dig through giant bins of Amazon returns in a warehouse in Downtown Jacksonville? Okay, maybe not, unless you’ve binged all the youtube videos of a similar concept. In any case, it’s a cool concept right? And maybe just maybe you’re curious. What if I told you it was only aContinue reading “Toon Town Treasure Hunt, Jacksonville, FL”

Bayard Antique Villages, Jacksonville, FL

My mom and I finally went to check out the Bayard Antique Village last week. While we only recently became aware of it, the location itself has existed since 1949. US 1 was the main North/South travel road of the area. The formerly named Beautyrest Cabins provided a nice place to stay while en route.Continue reading “Bayard Antique Villages, Jacksonville, FL”

Miniature Marvels at the St. Augustine Art Association

There’s a new miniature show that just opened, and it just so happens to be local to me, and have one of my pieces in it! I found out about the Miniature Marvels show on Sunday, February 24th and immediately got an idea for it. I’m typically pretty against creating new work for shows, butContinue reading “Miniature Marvels at the St. Augustine Art Association”