On Jan. 18, 2014, artist and author Katie Gardenia appeared from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Edison Ford Shoppe at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers, Fla. She was there representing her many pieces of unique art and her book. Even her book is a "piece of art!"
Gardenia is the author of "A Bubble Moment." It is full of not only recipes, stories, recollections and memories but delightful art on each page as well. What is amazing is that no one book is the same!
"I love her work. She is so nice too. I have her book, and it is the main book in the house on our table in the living room."
"I not only have her book, but I also have some pieces of her art. Today I chose two 'Fingle Finger Forks.' One is decorated in a mermaid theme, and the other in seashells. I love them!"
"Oh my goodness, I not only have her book, but some of her hand decorated note cards too. Each card is a piece of art, and instead of sending them in the mail, I plan on keeping them and framing them!"
Other pieces of art included small, medium and large sized "dolls." Some represented the sea, such as mermaids, while others were more like rag dolls and represented days gone by. One could also see a feline theme in some of her pieces.
"If you are in awe of Katie Gardenia's creativeness, it does not stop there, as she even creates jewelry!" - Edison Ford Shoppe Customer
Enjoy video above on "Mermaid Swimming Classes."