Tuesday, February 8, 2011

For Your Inspiration: The Ringling Summer Home

I'm in Chicago today.
Cold place with warm hearted people!
Thought I'd share some pictures from a warmer place.

Sarasota Florida was the summer home of the Ringling family (yes, the circus people.)

A wonderful sink with beautiful design.
In Photoshop Elements - play with "color options" and the "poster" filter.

Of all the beautiful art in the home my favorite was this statue, veiled.
Photoshop Elements "fresco" filter.

I know Floridians think spanish moss is ordinary, but it's mysterious to me.
Photoshop Element's "dry brush" filter.

It was a beautiful home (ostentatious even.) I was even more fascinated with the hard working circus people that made it possible for the Ringlings to live in luxury by doing things like being shot from a cannon.

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