The month of February my husband and I had a lovely meandering trip through Florida, heading off via Savannah, Georgia. My eye is always drawn to signage, murals and other found art wherever I go. This trip, though, I actually had two destinations in the itinerary because of their art.
My old pal Donna, who lives in Florida, sent me an article about off-the-beaten-path places which included a piece on the Low-Key Hideaway motel in Cedar Key. This is a funky, old 50's 5 room motel that the owners have transformed into a magical place. Pat Bonish transformed the outside and grounds with an explosion of assemblage, including bottle walls, bicycles on the roof, dolls on the walls and the amazing Tiki Bar. Cindy Bonish decorated the rooms with a comfortable eclectic mix. For me, it was a wonderful stay in an art installation! Everyday I discovered one thing after another. I had found some great black & white dotted shoes in a 2nd hand store in Savannah and made some photo set-ups with them here, as it seemed the perfect place to do that.
Cedar Key itself, by the way, is a great 'old Florida' town that, although it has its touristy aspect, is wonderfully laid back and still has a clam and fishing industry. Some of my own photos are below, but you can check it all out online at http://www.lowkeyhideaway.com/ By the way, we liked the Low Key Hideaway and Cedar Key so much that we went back for a 2nd visit during our trip.
Crazy art and signage is everywhere and I am always catching it in photos. Travel is great. Life is good. Art is alive.