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Thomas Thorspecken
425 followers - I am an Illustrator and journalist discovering Orlando and the world one sketch at a time. I am an Illustrator and journalist discovering Orlando and the world one sketch at a time.

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903 Mills Market Cafe
I met Andy Matchett at 903 Mills Market Cafe ( 903 S Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32806). We sat outside and had a long conversation. The food was fresh and delicious so we lingered over lunch. My life was in transition, and he was glad to offer advice. We traded...

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Returning from New York City.
After teaching an Urban Sketching Workshop in NYC I returned to Orlando via JFK airport .  Any time I am in an airport, I can't resist sketching fellow passengers as they wait to board the plane. March in New York was crisp, so passengers we re bundled up. ...

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New York City Urban Sketching Workshop.
I went to NYC to give an Urban Sketching workshop for the New York City
Urban Sketchers . My premises was to show how to populate a sketch by
placing figures in perspective. The workshop was held in a midtown
building on the West side near Grand Central ...

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Weekend Top 6 Picks for February 25th and 26th.
Saturday February 25, 2017 2:30pm to 4:30pm Free but try the beer. Sanford Brewing Company's Grand Opening Party . 400 Sanford Ave, Sanford, FL 32771. 6pm to 9pm Free. Opulence Art Show Reception . The Barefoot Spa 801 Virginia Dr, Orlando, Florida 32803. "...

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The Timucua Arts white house.
Nora Lee Garcia , performed on flute
and Rene Izquierdo , performed on guitar at the Timucua Arts white house (2000 S Summerlin Ave, Orlando, Florida 32806) on Sunday January 8th, 2017.  The featured visual artist live painting was Elizabeth St. Hilaire . T...

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The 58th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival.
Mark your calendar, the 58th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival will be in Central Park and along Park Avenue in Winter Park, FL on March 17, 18 and 19th between 9am and 5pm. It offers a wide variety of fine art from
225 artists from across the country, a C...

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Louis at Atria Senior Living: Assisted Living and Retirement Community.
Louis is retired, has Alzheimer's, and now resides at the Atria retirement home . In the evenings, his floor is on lock down.  In the home he was in before this, he walked out of the facility and wandered the neighborhood, not sure where he was. His daughte...

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Pimp Daddy Orlando
Pimp Daddy moved to Orlando in 1988 after Thanksgiving. He formally worked in law enforcement. On the table in front of him was an envelope that contained his damaged cell phone from the evening of June 12th. On the week of June 12, 2016 his air conditioner...

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The 7 Year Itch.
The 7 Year Itch written by George Axelrod is being directed by Eric Pinder at Valencia Theater 's black box theater on the Valencia East Campus (701 North Econlockhatchee Trail Orlando FL 32825). This production celebrates Valencia's 50th anniversary. The s...

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Nude Nite Orlando.
Nude Nite Orlando is at the Central Florida Fairgrounds & Expositions Park (4603 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, Florida) this year. It was scheduled to happen at Artegon but Artegon closed it's doors for good. Nude
Nite is a dazzling pop up gallery, an art and en...
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