Monday, December 9, 2013

Where Friends Create -- HUNTERS CROSSINGS -- studio and home tour

Nestled in the quaint waterfront town of Palmetto, Florida..... the historic home and totally cool studio of my long-time friend
 Sharon Kay Stouffer Derflinger. 

She is the creative force behind  HUNTERS CROSSINGS ART.
Magnificent antique doors welcome....

...and inspiration surrounds you upon entering the rustic studio.

(I could play with this rusty treasure all day)
Outside is equally inspiring as you wander in the garden among Sharon's concrete and gourd creations.

This massive dried sunflower atop large acorn gourd is A-MAZ-ING!
Built in 1911, the beautifully restored house is on the historic home register and just a few blocks from the water. It was the home of the only florist in the area in the old days.
Richly textured walls and vintage architectural accents create the perfect touch of interior drama.
Up-lighting creates sillouette-type shadows from every angle.

Of course Sharon's MAGNIFICENT signature art crosses take center stage.

She is also a sculptor and painter of primitive art.
 So much talent!

This fabulous collecton of face jugs also reside here.

Sharon shows and sells her creations and vintage findings at Renninger's in Mt. Dora, FL
 every 3rd weekend.

Her art work is also available at WWW.ETSY.COM/SHOP/HUNTERSCROSSINGS


Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Wow....I've always wanted to see Sharon's home! Thanks for sharing.

NanaDiana said...

Love that house and I have been through Palmetto , FL. The last time I was there it was still "old Florida" which is what I loved about it- xo Diana

Gayle said...

What a talented gal! Her crosses remind me of your art a bit.
I managed to get to Mt.Dora Flea once....heaven!

Heart Vintage Design said...

Love Sharon's home. What an inspirational place to create artwork.