Pine Island and Matlacha (prounounced mat-la-shay) and Bokeelia are beautiful, quirky areas here in South Florida. The area is full of artists and plant nurseries that grow exotic tropical fruit. There is a great introduction to the area here. This area is one of my favorite places on earth.
So we went to the art show, which was held in Matlacha. I saw a number of works that I would have loved, but only had limited funds. So after much debate, I decided to go with my first instinct, which was this piece...
I'm afraid that I can't remember the name of it (UPDATE 2/23/10: The piece is titled "Why Me?"), and I'm not certain of the artist's name, although I think that it is
So finally, after three or four years of the art show, I purchased a piece. It wasn't the sunflowers in a red pitcher/vase that I've spent years looking for, but I am very happy with my purchase. I feel that at $250 it was a steal!