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The Old Seven Mile Bridge

A Florida Treat: Waling the Old Seven Mile Bridge Imagine walking on a bridge where on each side you see blue-green ocean: on one side the Atlantic Ocean, and on the other the Gulf of Mexico. Open only to pedestrians and cyclists, the historic Seven Mile Bridge is a wonderful way to experience Old Florida. The Florida Keys are famous for sportfishing and panoramic views when driving the new Seven-Mile Bridge, built in 1982. However, before this engineering marvel was ready to host thousands of cars every day, the old railroad bridge built through Henry Flagler reigned supreme. This bridge, constructed in the early 1900s, was used until 1935, when a hurricane devastated the area and destroyed the bridge. The...

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To Bee or Not to Bee

The Importance of Bees. We wouldn't be here if it weren't for the bees. Human history has been inextricably linked with bees, especially honey bees, which are the main pollinators of crops around the world.  In the Cevennes region of France, beekeepers keep honey bees in hollowed tree logs where they are content and produce some of the most delicious, all-natural honey in the world. This old art of bee-keeping has been in use for centuries and is a viable way of respecting the bees' natural habitat while they thrive. In parts around the world, including the Ural mountains in Russia, there is a sense of allowing the bees to live undisturbed among us, providing optimal living quarters where they...

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The Birth of Venus

500 Years Later and Still Strong The Birth of Venus is a painting by the Italian artist Botticelli.  It is one of the most famous paintings in the world.  It is estimated that the Birth of Venus was completed in 1480-1484, that means the painting is over 500 years hold, heck it is almost at 550 years old. About the Birth of Venus The painting is an icon for several reasons.  The painting was done on canvas, at the time most paintings, especially fancier paintings were painted on wood.  It is also one of the largest canvas paintings around for that time.  It measures about 9ft x 6ft.  The painting is sensual, during a time of Christian art having a...

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Creating the Perfect Art Inspired Merchandise

New Merchandise on the Way. Many of my paintings have a very strong presence that make you look at them from even across a room.  Because of this I get people always asking me for more merchandise.  As a fine artist I try to focus on creating the paintings and artwork.  That takes so much time that I'm often out of time when it comes to making cool merchandise.  I'm also a very involved artist, so I won't just slap an image onto a shirt and say that looks good.  The artwork has to fit the design and make sense.  I'm here to make the world a more interesting and creative place, not to make a bunch of junk. Check...

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A Portrait of Delilah from the Bible

Samson and Delilah You cannot mention the name Delilah without mentioning the bible champion Samson.  Samson accomplished great feats with his strength.  His only weakness, like many men was a woman.  A woman who took advantage of his heart and destroyed him.  It says in many ways how much Samson loved Delilah, but the bible never states that Delilah actually loved Samson.  Samson had almost supernatural strength, he helped Israel when it was during one of their darkest times.  Samson was able to put Israel back out of these dark ages. Delilah Delilah was a beautiful, most likely a Philistine woman, who was approached by the Philistines to find out what Samson's weakness was.  Samson had so weakend the mighty...

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