Weekend without a car – Lake Worth Beach

1st photo this weekend as we got off Bus #62

Met the Tri-Rail train to meet friend coming up from Miami. First time without her car. Lake Worth Beach is easy. For the next two days We get around via bus and on foot. On an ARTistic journey this weekend. So if you stay in any of our Bed n Breakfast or Air B n B or future Gulfstream Hotel. You can do it without the usual transport.

We are always prepared, bathing suits under our street clothes. Life is good! Directly from train to Lake Worth Beach from Tri-rail via Bus #62 east. We are in heaven. A few hours of sunshine back on bus #62 neither of us had breakfast so we get off in town. Hungry needing sustenance, looking wind blown and very casual. LILO’s looked inviting.

Outside seating LILO’s and a reminder post that utility bill.

Rather than trek home and change. Have not worm heels since coming to Lake Worth Beach. Changed into skinny jeans, combed wind blown hair. Come out feeling better and ready to wander around downtown, it’s Friday evening.

Want something French, this is the place.

Saw something, I want at The art of French Living 519 Lake Ave. Took measurements of fabric for tablecloth. Next stop is Mtn Gallery always a favorite with a new exhibition. Located next to Cultural Plaza. First, drop my bill at the Annex, then into the gallery. Wonderful whimsical art by Resident Artist.

A show that makes you smile.

Now the best gallery in town, we chat a bit with Cory manning the gallery. My favorite here was the Rousseau just on the left when you walk in. It’s Gouache on paper? Back through town west, passing restaurants with outdoor seating, it’s a windy evening. On Lake Ave. next destination HATCH. Have to make a quick stop at drug store enroute .

We locals know by the length of the receipts where we are LOL

and met this very attractive Finnish lady. She is here for the Finnish “Midnight Festival” She just relocated here from Hawaii and her sister has a cheese booth at the festival. Amazing what a smile gets and the joke about the receipt.

Onward just over the RR track, on Lucerne Ave. we arrive at the HATCH for the “community” show. It’s up for three weeks. I know everyone and we have art hanging. Both of us submitted art from the Windisch-Hunt Atelier. Mine a 4 hour traditional en Plein air “(impressionistic” painting. Hers finished at the Atelier. She loves mine and I love hers. We challenge each other. ( Currently both of us also have art hanging at the PNC Bank on Lucerne Ave. “Flora and Fauna”. 12×12 affordable art. ) From there we stroll home looking at possible future painting, a night time scene in the style of Edward Hopper perhaps.

Saturday

Here a quick Thank You to who ever left the toys in my Little Free Library. It’s a busy weekend as the Flea Market is going on Saturdays And Sundays at the High School. So there is always lots of traffic here.

Neighbor scored for her son, loves Spider-Man.

Sailing from our docks got cancelled due to high winds, no problem. Green Market is just beyond across the bridge. Yes, Bus #62 takes us there. Ate our breakfast there. Me my favorite a Jambon, She a generous slice of quiche.

Found seating in the shade

Always see friends there, it’s that kind of community. Came to check out two of the artists who mentioned they would be displaying here.

Life is good.

Met up with several friends, making it a very pleasant morning. Next on our list the Norton Museum. Bus #1 going north on Dixie. It Got interesting here as our status was checked before we even got in the door. I have my wallet with shot and booster. She has no wallet her phone has all her vital info as she recently came back from New York City and everywhere including restaurants asked for this info. Did not anticipate this. bEWARE if you want to see the Norton Museum of Art take your Vax and booster documentation.

All masked up in the Norton Museum

Love the Norton And always visit the portrait of “Sonny Mac” by Robert Henri as I’m working on a little boys portrait and sweating the hands. Robert Henri didn’t think much of hands, and that portrait proved it.

Lake Worth High students also had art there thanks to their art teacher Brent Bludworth . Gay-Marlov Joseph and Jhony Zuniga Paz

LW High represented at the Norton.

Could not find the Blue Madonna that is holding a tablet. Did find painting of artist Fred Hunt’s art instructor from The Ringling seen here below just two paintings over to the left a painting from my Alma Mater. A very satisfying moment.

Guy Pene du Bois “ Girl in Pink Dress In the American Collection

Bus stop not far for return trip back south. We use the app Moovit only 17 min. Wait. But wait it wizzed right past us. Leaving Us and another in its wake. Well there is always another on the way. He walks to the next bus stop. We start out as well and pass him proceed to two more further stops. Would never have seen this mural riding the bus.

Discovered this very large mural at the HIVe complex

It’s an artful weekend after all. What do we talk about sitting on Dixie waiting on the next bus. We rename all the Lake Worth Beach streets after artists starting with the letter A . I live on C st. Caravaggio, no first names, must be last name of artist. We do the whole alphabet. We get back to Dixie and Lucerne walk into Starbucks then we sauntered down the street, enter the HATCH once more and realize some of the art is as good as what we just saw at the Norton. Maybe 70 years from now they will recognize some of us.

12×12’s Hanging now at the PNC on Lucerne.

We had plans to paint 12×12’s for the next show “Flying objects”. or faces on coconuts we just seen at the museum. Neither happened we were tired. We watched an episode of Candice Renoir and just chilled.

Burlesque at the Library

By 7 p.m. we recovered and strolled downtown. The promotion looked good and we’d checked the menu yesterday. they were out of the Jumbo shrimp blamed it on the Previous weeks Chalk Festival. So we settled.

The show was great. Voluptuous beautiful women. Took me back to when I first saw the famous Fan Dancer. Very entertaining next performance will be in six weeks at the Library not to be confused with the LWBeach Library also free and No cover charge here.

Host Alastair Graves aka Big Daddy

The room was small and the walls covered with book pages that will do for LILO’s Library. The Burlesque show was over, felt far to soon it was truly entertaining. If anyone has a image problems I highly recommend this show. Be who you are “awesome” fabulous!

Produced by Ruby Tesla.

Quick sketch of Freckles Galore the Latina fan dancer.

We left there took short cut to Rudy’s on south J st. It is always happening, no disappointment ever. As anticipated good music, happy people dancing with or without partners. a very lively place.

Walked home around 11:30p.m. Lake Worth Beach is a walkable well lit quirky little sea side town.

Proprietor Mary of Rudy’s
Cheers

6-27-2020 NEW. Mandated Mask wearing

Wherever has this week gone? Saturday already! It used to be special the demarcation of my week, no longer.

My new routine is gardening and literally watching these sunflowers opening and turning from East to West. I ck so they do not forget. Lol that’s my daily routine.

At the beginning of this month I shared this site from Instagram.

Still looking for a work of art I can do. Wonder if any artist from Lake Worth Beach attempted it. I’m fascinated by it and how well executed.

This could well be her ancestor look at the profile!
No age limit, even the dog gets to pose.

My time sequestered leaves me mostly alone but for the occasional by passer who stops to say hi as she walks her dog early morning. Beauquette fresh from my side garden. Lol

Keeping myself occupied redoing #LittleFreeLibrary. It had seen better days, as it was the very first LFL in Lake Worth Beach and has registration #23056.

6 p.m. Tue. watching the City Commission Mtg in comfort.

Now getting a complete overhaul. Painting on sides will have a subliminal message. Mother’s reading to their children. It may be hot but under my Poinciana tree there is always shade and a gentle breeze.

Books in background destined for L F L. L adults R children books

The rest of the time is spent writing birthday cards to friends and acquaintances. Running out of stationery so making my own envelopes and cards. Cat is my model and constant companion laying on my address book. Very sensual as she drapes herself over my writing desk. So it’s time for my fourth cup of java and not a moment to lose sketching such a willing model.

Have a great weekend and Monday Chris Gostling will be giving us an update from “over there”

Lake Worth Beach 1/1/2020

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New Years starts with optimism and Lake Worth Beach’s first day was perfection. Everyone from the surrounding communities Loxahatchee, Wellington and Palm Beach converged on Lake Worth Beach. A happy day as The only flag flying was yellow meaning, calm seas, no critters biting. Perfect for shelling and sun worshiping. A red letter day as The newest addition to the Little Free Libraries opened auspiciously yesterday with fanfare and deservedly so. It’s a “mini me” and belongs to none other than to Mary who has done so much to bring the many LFL to Lake Worth Beach. If you can read a book a day you’d be in heaven here. Each of our 16 neighborhoods embraced this project. Don’t have to look far to get the kind of book that you want to read, some of these actually specialize either Florida history or just for children it’s all available in Lake Worth Beach Don’t stop now, take a little bike ride. What I love to do is to look at the decorations, recently on NPR we were mentioned having spectacular lights in our neighborhoods. Our cute seaside cottages decorate and These particular decorations are best enjoy during the daytime. ha ha life in paradise we call it “Lake Worth Beach” our quirky little seaside town.