It was such a pleasure painting for and getting to know this awesome couple, and I wanted to share how they have been working toward an Eco-friendly dining experience. Hog Snappers is one of the first to be a part of Loggerhead Marinelife Center's Blue Table program. There are certain criteria to be apart of the pilot program like, no plastic bags to go, silverware and straws only upon request, etc. but these owners took it above and beyond! In the video, you'll see how they have been raising the bar for all local restaurants and inspiring so many people throughout Palm Beach County in doing so! The Florida Night Octopus original is on display at the restaurant, but you can purchase a print in several different sizes over in the shop.
I thought it might be fun to share a little behind the scenes of setting up an exhibition (video above).
Then... we decided to take it to the next level, because we do that sometimes... Check out our FIRST VIRTUAL REALITY TOUR of an art show! For those of you new to VR (That's Virtual Reality), you can click the arrows to navigate, (similar to google street view) and then click the information icons if you would like learn more about a specific work of art. You are linked directly to my website to even be able to purchase on the spot if you'd like! If you are more advanced, and have a VR headset of your own, click the VR icon in the top left and put your head set on!
Please let us know what you think in the comments or email me, Carly@CarlyMejeur.com. This is an exciting new way to share my work with all of you, and I think it's a fun way for you to shop online if you aren't local to the show. My husband, Teddy, is the brains behind this new venture, and we are excited to see what opportunities this media will bring. If you want to learn more about how Virtual Reality and 360 photography can increase your business success, feel free to email Teddy at MejeurT@gmail.com
I am so grateful for this opportunity with the City of Palm Beach Gardens, thanks to their Gardens Art Program. Here is some more information about their love of public art from the city website:
Due to the efforts of a dedicated Art in Public Places Advisory Board, which is a city advisory board supported by the City Council, public art thrives in Palm Beach Gardens. As businesses grow and prosper, so does the appeal of this public, accessible art. The city is proud to present our fondest treasures.
For more information about the Art in Public Places program please contact the Planning and Zoning Division 561-799-4243.
We went to Tavernier in the Florida Keys, and rented a beautiful house on the water that accommodated 8 adults, 7 kids (6 and under), and 2 boats... Needless to say, we had the time of our lives... Besides being able to fish or lobster everyday, being able to eat it all in the most delicious ways possible was such a treat!
As we close out Plastic-free July, I wanted to do a little send off with some great tips to help remind us that we aren't finished yet. This is a journey we need to be on for awhile, and we need to bring as many friends with us as we can! Morgan Knowles has been working hard on creating her own zero-waste lifestyle for a lot longer than the last 2 months, and I thought she could share some great tips and reminders for whatever level you're at right now!
This post was inspired by my over-all goal of trying to live more waste-free, especially during Plastic-free June and July. Check out this list of all the areas I’m working on in a previous post, if you are interested, and join me on Plastic-free Thursdays in my Instagram stories.
Some people don’t consider clothing as part of being waste-free, or think that if they did try to limit their consumption in this area they would have to look lame, or wear the same thing everyday and deny fashion completely… However, my friends and family can attest to the fact that after making this one change in my life, I have never looked more stylish!