It was a total pleasure working on this very special commission. Not only is it an awesome story, but it also happens that the person who requested this piece is a very talented photographer, Presley Wright. Together, we were able to come up with the perfect way to commemorate this journey in time for Father's Day.
As a family, Presley, her parents, and her brother sailed their boat from Alaska down the west coast of North and Central America, through the Panama Canal and up to Key West. I had the most gorgeous photographs to work from- Whales, Seals, Bald Eagles, Bears, oh my! The final product was one chart of Alaska with a bald eagle, bear, orca and their boat against the cliffs. The other chart was of North, Central and South America and included a sail fish that they caught on their journey, a whale shark, grouper and mother and child humpback whales.
This past weekend we took our first, big, family vacation with baby Cody to Key West. It was my husband's first Father's day, and we got to spend it diving in Key West with my own father! The staff from Dive Key West were so hospitable and friendly, we really felt at home hanging out on the boat with them, and safe in the water. I highly recommend booking their charter- ask for Cody and Lisa, (no, my Cody was at the hotel with grandma, ha ha).
On the way down to Key West, we stopped in Tavernier to take a look at this beautiful gallery store, Island Decor. Shanti, the owner, has a gorgeous display of local artists and offers custom framing and interior design services as well. I am so proud to now be one of her featured artists. Definitely check out her store next time you are in the keys!
Carly Mejeur is a floridian artist, inspired by her ocean hobbies and travels. This Blog is for news, events, and just for fun. Click here for the artist's Bio.