🎨 Join Me on January 30th for "Sunset Sparkle" Painting Class! 🎨✨
Hey there creative souls,
I hope this message finds you in good spirits! I'm thrilled to invite you to the upcoming painting class in my cozy studio, and I can't wait to guide you through the creation of our next masterpiece - "Sunset Sparkle."
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Looking forward to painting the sunset with you on January 30th!
Creatively Yours, Maggie Ruley
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Weekly in-person *paint and sip* style classes are back by popular demand 💯
Unlock Your Creativity Every Tuesday at Our Tropical Drinks Painting Class! 🎨🍹
Are you ready to embark on a weekly journey of art and relaxation? Join us every Tuesday for our exciting Acrylic Painting Classes, starting with our upcoming Tropical Drinks edition!
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Hello there friends,
*My new Coastal Vibes Collection draws upon the similarities between my beloved island of Key West and my recent discovery of Tybee Island, Georgia 🇬🇪*
Key West and Tybee Island may be separated by miles of coastline, but both these enchanting destinations share a unique coastal spirit that transcends geographical distance. One common thread is the laid-back atmosphere that permeates the air, inviting visitors to slow down and savor the moment. 🌴 Both locales boast a charming blend of tropical tranquility and a welcoming sense of community, making them ideal havens for those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The vibrant and eclectic architecture of both Key West and Tybee Island also mirrors their shared love for colorful self-expression. Quaint cottages and beachfront homes don hues that range from pastel pinks to vibrant blues, creating a picturesque and lively streetscape that captures the essence of coastal living. 🏡 Additionally, both locales are adorned with inviting porches and balconies, providing perfect spots to bask in the warm sun and enjoy the sea breeze.
Beyond the physical beauty, both Key West and Tybee Island are infused with a rich maritime history and a strong connection to the sea. The soothing sound of waves, the scent of salt in the air, and the sight of boats bobbing in the harbors evoke a sense of nautical nostalgia that forms a part of the cultural fabric of these coastal communities. Whether it's the lively celebrations of Key West or the serene sunsets of Tybee Island, these destinations share a magnetic allure that captivates the hearts of those fortunate enough to experience their coastal charm. 🌅⚓️
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And by the way: “Paint and Sip” style classes starting in January.
Key West: the brushstrokes of Blue Heaven
Maggie Ruley- Key West Artist
Greetings friends, and lovers of all things Key West.
Im excited to show you my latest painting, a vibrant acrylic painting that encapsulates the very spirit of Key West's iconic Blue Heaven. This canvas, titled "Blue Heaven Days: Rooster's View," beckons you to embark on a visual journey to the historic Bahama Village neighborhood where the charm of Blue Heaven meets the gaze of a watchful rooster.
Did you know my first studio on the island was in the Blue Heaven building (1985- 1996) before it was the restaurant? At first it was basically a hodgepodge of various small artist’s studios. And then for a number of years I was the only tenant in the building.
Then, the restaurant took a lease in the building and started the revitalization of the neighborhood. Eventually I was gentrified out (no hard feelings) and found other work spaces.
This painting is a small memory of those times and Key West's cultural and artistic legacy. The lively strokes and vivid hues transport you to the bygone days when Ernest Hemingway partook in boxing events at Blue Heaven. The iconic Blue Heaven building, the entrance to the water tower bar, and a rooster's presence all converge to create a captivating tableau of Key West's unique charm.
If you enjoy local painting with a story, this is your opportunity to own a piece of Key West's character.
It's not just fun local art:; it's a conversation starter, a testament to the island life's vibrant energy. And for fans of Ernest Hemingway, this piece holds a historical connection to the literary giant, making it a unique and meaningful addition to your collection.
Make this painting yours and infuse your space with the lively spirit of Key West. "Blue Heaven Days: Rooster's View" is not just art; it's an invitation to own a piece of history, to celebrate the artistic legacy of Blue Heaven, and to bring the island's charm into your daily surroundings. Dive into the hues of Key West and let the canvas tell the tale! Secure your piece of the island today.
PS. This is one of a kind, and no prints or reproductions will be available.
As Mel Fisher (another Key West icon and treasure salver) said:
”TODAY’S THE DAY”
A STORY IN PICTURES: