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An Artsy Vacation!

This week our Pikasso Swig owner, Jamie, took a tip to Fort Myers Florida. With Mai holding down the fort, and all folks crafting away in Virginia, Jamie got a chance to take a little vacay. Fort Myers is on the west coast of Florida and is mostly a small town like Charlottesville, just with a little more water. Its amazing how many tiny towns there are all over the country that sometimes we do not get a chance to explore.

Art Is Everywhere

Sometimes when we are trying to create things, whatever that may be, you can get stuck in a rut. You can think that you are trying too hard to create, when really you can look everywhere and see beauty. There is beauty in the trees that grow, in the ocean that doesnt wash away the shore and in the sky when you can see the clouds turning into shapes. The colors of small towns, in the buildings, in the stores and in the art that is seen on buildings. Today, take a moment to look around and see the beauty that is around you. Though sometimes it can feel hard to be creative, simply take a breath and take in the magic that is everywhere!

A Note From Jamie

I have been to Florida many times. My family has lived here for over 40 years and the landscape has changed so much! What was a small beach town years ago has turned into a sprawling metropolis with highways and beach condos as far as the eye can see. Though I have been visiting for many years, its amazing how much I continue to uncover. This trip I was able to visit Fort Meyers, which was an adorable town. There was tons of local artists selling their art in galleries and shops. I loved seeing all of the creations and was so inspired by the unique items. I took tons of photos and got lots of ideas to bring back to Pikasso Swig and I am so excited to introduce some new and exciting crafts this season. I am also super greatful to Mai for covering the store while I got away for a bit. There is nothing more rejuvenating than spending quality time with family.

P.S. I gained 3 pounds. Sigh. My uncle is a great cook.

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