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Matlacha - A Tiny Artist Enclave

Updated on March 20, 2017
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Glenda has been a Florida Resident for 17 years and delights in publishing travel articles from her journeys throughout the South.

Leoma Lovegrove's Eclectic Outdoor Art Gallery in Matlacha Florida
Leoma Lovegrove's Eclectic Outdoor Art Gallery in Matlacha Florida

Matlacha - Man, You Gotta Love This Artsy Place!

If it's a bustling, barefoot-on-the-beach kind of Florida vacation you're looking for... you've made a wrong turn! Matlacha (pronounced: MAT-la-shay) is a teeny tiny little town off the southwest coast of Florida, on Pine Island. This awesome artist enclave is on a spit of land only 0.2 sq. miles; (I know, I know, my walk-in shower is almost that size!). The population is a minuscule 735, during high season.

The name Matlacha comes from a Caloosa (Indian) word meaning "water to the chin," and there are scrapbooks of local history all over the island. In its former life Matlacha was a commercial fishery, but that ended in 1992 with a voter-led ban on net fishing. Hence, the small shacks the fishermen once called home have been refurbished and are now occupied by a highly-regarded artists community.

Image Credit: All photos in this article taken by me, Glenda Motsavage, with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

A Pee-wee Sized Place!

Every single day, as many people move into Florida as the entire population of Matlacha.

A Bright-colored Bicycle on the Beach
A Bright-colored Bicycle on the Beach

Island Time Begins Here - A Matlacha Mindset!

I grew up in a tiny town in Central Pennsylvania; Amish country where there were more farms than families. Well, I thought my hometown was tiny... until I discovered Matlacha!

Matlacha is one of those rare, "Old Florida" style spots - a quiet, secluded, off-the-beaten-path place that you visit on purpose. There's a sign at the Bridgewater Inn that says, "Island Time Begins Here." So true! I noticed there were no traffic lights, no schools, nor any churches on this tiny isle. And, the townfolk never seemed to be in a hurry. Here, time changes more slowly than the Florida I have come to know.

My husband and I discovered this tiny treasure last November, while staying in Cape Coral about 20 minutes away. The longer I live in Florida, (17 years now), the less desire I have for those touristy towns. Oh sure, I still renew my Annual Disney Pass every year. But at times I crave the simple, delightful pleasures of God's handiwork more than man-made Disney magic. In Matlacha, I've replaced monorails with mangroves, concrete and blacktop with island boutiques and bungalows, and skyscrapers with seawater and sailboats - secluded soul-searching at its best! As a writer, if you can't find inspiration and motivation here, you may as well give up the proverbial pen!

(I photographed the "Bicycle on the Beach" on the road from Matlacha to Pine Island. It perfectly captures the atmosphere on this tiny sub-tropical island oasis!)

Matlacha, Florida - The only thing that hasn't been over-exposed in the Sunshine State!

Colorful Downtown Matlacha Florida
Colorful Downtown Matlacha Florida
An Island Boutique in Matlacha Florida
An Island Boutique in Matlacha Florida

A Funky, Colorful Artist Community

A tiny town with HUGE talent!

If fun and quirky is embedded in your DNA, and you have a flare for the unusual, this tiny quadrant of land is for you. Most times, if you blink while passing through something this small you will miss it. Not so with Matlacha. This place is so bold and bright you could see it with your eyes closed at night!

The town may be tiny, but the talent is HUGE! A multitude of authors, musicians, and artists call Matlacha home. It didn't take me long to figure out this is Florida's quintessential quaint spot for recharging your artistic batteries. It didn't surprise me then to hear that famous people like Jimmy Buffet are part-time residents. (Yes, this place makes Key West look like a major metropolis.) Remember the Elvis Presley movie, "Follow That Dream?" Well, numerous scenes were shot in Florida, including one around the Matlacha bridge.

Leoma Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens in Matlacha Florida
Leoma Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens in Matlacha Florida

My Favorite Art Gallery on the Planet

Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens

This tiny island has 6 art galleries, but my hands-down favorite was Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens. We travel a lot, but I seriously have never seen anything like this. The owner and artist is Leoma Lovegrove, and the building is a combination artist studio, island gift shop, and botanical garden in the rear. This location serves as her international headquarters. The exterior polka dotted walls (to me they looked like whimsy bubbles from champagne) and flamingo pink roof are just a small glimpse of what is inside. Totally eccentric and so much to see, this tiny gem is jam-packed with Leoma's art and crafts that are as colorful as her personality.

Leoma's favorite rock band is the Beatles, and she devotes the entire front room to this theme. It felt like I was translated back to the 60's when bell-bottoms and peace-love tee-shirts were totally cool. Two additional viewing areas are the "Florida Room" and her patriotic "Leoma Loves America Room." We purchased a unique wall plaque as a Christmas gift for our best friends up North, and of course Leoma was happy to sign it.

I have since learned that Ms. Lovegrove did a portrait of former President Jimmy Carter (which hangs in his presidential library), and former President George W. Bush includes her work in his private collection. She has also done paintings for celebrities like Sharon Stone and Jesse Metcalf, as well as the City of Fort Myers. Additional prominent places displaying her work are the Southwest Florida International Airport, and the Edison Ford Winter Estates Museum. Once, she even painted in Claude Monet's gardens during a visit to France!

Your life should be a work of art

— Leoma Lovegrove

This Outdoor Mat Was My Perfect Matlacha Momento!

Leoma Lovegrove Maiden Voyage Outdoor Mat One Size
Leoma Lovegrove Maiden Voyage Outdoor Mat One Size

I love all things Leoma, but especially this colorful outdoor mat I purchased that was signed by her. It was a perfect addition to my tropical-themed lanai. And, it serves as a wonderful momento from my Matlacha trip! Her art gallery and boutique has so many unique offerings, from paintings to garden accessories to one-of-a-kind sunglasses to women's apparel to tote bags and note cards. But, of all the things I bought, I received the most compliments on this item!

 

Leoma Lovegrove's "Painting Out Loud" Performance - Completed in 3 minutes!

I love Leoma’s “Painting Out Loud” performances. This is where she paints on large, museum-quality canvases in front of a live audience. Most times, she does this for charity. It’s a multimedia show with music, lights, and special effects and is completed in an amazing 3-15 minutes. (I have included a YouTube Video wherein she finishes a painting in 3 minutes!)

Wow. The first time I watched Leoma Lovegrove paint this quickly I was amazed. I've watched it several times since… and I'm still amazed!

Eclectic and Psychedelic Creations by Leoma Lovegrove ~ Matlacha Diva

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Leoma's Outdoor Gallery in the Rear of Her Studio.Leoma's Outdoor Gallery in the Rear of Her Studio.Saratoga Water Bottles ~  The Fluorescent-trimmed White Bottoms Glow in the Dark!My Hubby at the Entrance to Leoma Lovegrove GalleryOn this Site in 1827... Nothing Happened!Leoma's Outdoor Gallery in the Rear of Her Studio.Leoma's Outdoor Gallery in the Rear of Her Studio
Leoma's Outdoor Gallery in the Rear of Her Studio.
Leoma's Outdoor Gallery in the Rear of Her Studio.
Leoma's Outdoor Gallery in the Rear of Her Studio.
Leoma's Outdoor Gallery in the Rear of Her Studio.
Saratoga Water Bottles ~  The Fluorescent-trimmed White Bottoms Glow in the Dark!
Saratoga Water Bottles ~ The Fluorescent-trimmed White Bottoms Glow in the Dark!
My Hubby at the Entrance to Leoma Lovegrove Gallery
My Hubby at the Entrance to Leoma Lovegrove Gallery
On this Site in 1827... Nothing Happened!
On this Site in 1827... Nothing Happened!
Leoma's Outdoor Gallery in the Rear of Her Studio.
Leoma's Outdoor Gallery in the Rear of Her Studio.
Leoma's Outdoor Gallery in the Rear of Her Studio
Leoma's Outdoor Gallery in the Rear of Her Studio

Florida Artist Leoma Lovegrove - A Tribute to the Beatles!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      Wow! Thanks for letting me know Julie. I missed that episode :-( Hope I can pick it up on a rerun. Here's the thing, when you move there... do it by way of Poinciana - I don't take up too much room in the car! Good to hear from you!

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      julieannbrady 3 years ago

      Say there! Just last night I was watching Beach Front Bargains on HGTV and saw the episode featuring Matlacha!! Oh boy, I surely would love to relocate there - but it seems a bit pricey for my budget!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      Yes indeed, smine27! I can certainly see you kicking back in this cool, colorful little place and taking a much needed rest from all your world travels... LOL!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I absolutely love this place. This is definitely my kind of place.

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      Colorful indeed! Cozy and quaint as well - that's why I love it! It's so far removed from the 'tourist traps' that are everywhere in Florida. Thanks so much for touring my little town!

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      ideadesigns 3 years ago

      Looks like you found a cute and colorful place!!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      Yes, my compliments to the Hub-team responsible for the transfer - I'm well pleased! Now... off to work editing and creating my first (official) Hub! I appreciate your visit today!

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      Ann 3 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      looks very good on the transfer

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      Vladimir 3 years ago from Australia

      Life should indeed be a work of art

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @LauraHofman: Matlacha is definitely a hidden gem in southwest Florida - I'm certain you would love it's artsy character and charm!

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      Laura Hofman 3 years ago from Naperville, IL

      We love exploring interesting, artsy towns and this one definitely fits the bill! Sure looks fun and colorful. Added to my "travel wish list". Thanks for introducing me to this charming town!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @goldenecho: Please do... you will be smiling from ear to ear!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @marsha32: Yes ma'am! Colorful, very cool, and a tad bit quirky! Thanks for visiting this tiny town today!

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      Deb Bryan 3 years ago from Chico California

      Amazing! Congratulations on Lens of the Day.

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      Gale 3 years ago from Texas

      How fun! If I ever go to Florida I'll have to check this out!

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      marsha32 3 years ago

      So colorful!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @GypsyOwl: Thanks, Deb, for making your way over to Matlacha today!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @Heidi Vincent: Thank YOU for allowing me to be your guide!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      Thanks for the lovely tour!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @Marten22: And... beautiful place as well! Thanks for making your way over to magnificent Matlacha!

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      Marten22 3 years ago

      Really interesting Lens! Beautiful photos!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @RobertConnorIII: Yes, the colorful character of Matlacha is sure to brighten up anyone's day! It's worth a visit if you ever get to Southwestern Florida's Gulf Coast!

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      Robert Connor 3 years ago from Michigan

      Great lens love the florida look!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @RoadMonkey: Oh yes, I was totally embedded in the Island lifestyle within minutes! Thank you for visiting RoadMonkey.

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      RoadMonkey 3 years ago

      What a lovely looking place! I love the idea of "island time".

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @Ruthi: Oh Ruthi, that photo is one of my all time favorites too! It took me a minute to persuade my hubby to pull off the side of the road so I could shoot it. I was in a hurry, and didn't notice that I had the "painting" mode previously set on my camera but... turns out I loved it that way! I'm so happy you stopped by today!

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      Lee Hansen 3 years ago from Vermont

      Well, here's one place I might like to visit in Florida!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @aura2000: Yes, southwest Florida has some amazing barrier islands, but so far Matlacha has been voted (by yours truly) as the most unique! I'm sure you came away inspired and itching to create!

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      aura2000 3 years ago

      Always wanted to go there... finally made it last year. It's very inspiring for an artist!

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      I love your photo of the bicycle on the beach! That is a great indicator of the sweet artist community to come.

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @Lee Hansen: Oh yes Pastiche, so very different from all the rest! I'm so happy you stopped by today!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @nuxa76: Wow was my first reaction too, as I entered Matlacha! Thanks for stopping by today!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @GrammieOlivia: Grab a getaway grammieo... and get your groove on!!! It's perfect for you! It's good seeing your smiling face here today!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @jlshernandez: Creative to say the least... even the telephone poles are a canvas for the local artists! Thank you for the visit and kind words bakerwoman!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @Kailua-KonaGirl: Oh June, your creative juices would absolutely love this uncluttered colorful place! Pahoa??? I MUST check it out! Speaking of checking it out... Wanderlust Dreams, here I come! I'll see you over there!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @delia-delia: Not sure, but I'm thinking someone in the live audience would have noticed. To me, painting ANYTHING that size in 3 minutes is amazing... but then, I have zero artistic ability! I'm grateful, Delia, for your visit today!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @Im2keys: 2keys to a cozy cottage on Matlacha... THAT would make my day! I love that you stopped by today!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @tabletalk: Life isn't always a box of chocolate... but in Matlacha it's always like a box of crayola crayons - consistently colorful! I'm happy your smiling face dropped by today!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @PAINTDRIPS: Oh... a Matlacha mindset would do you so good! I appreciate your visit today!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @jamieinmi: I trust it put a smile (or at least a smirk) on your face! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @favored: Yes, a double portion of blessings indeed! Thanks for your return visit!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @ItayaLightbourne: Oh my, if I had your artistic ability I would want to live there as well! You have to go if you ever get the chance. Thanks for visiting today!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @Linda BookLady: Oh Linda, I pray that you are able to get-away to this gorgeous gemstone someday! Appreciate your visit!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @captainj88: Thank you Leah, it's always good to see you!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @anonymous: Yes, a gateway to 'groovyness!' Had this grandma giggling indeed! Appreciate your visit and kind words.

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @astevn816 lm: Perhaps I'll run into you during my next visit... it's a small world (filled with tiny towns!).

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @laurafoerjaffe: For sure... so glad I found this hidden gem. Makes for the perfect little getaway! So happy you toured Matlacha today!

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      nuxa76 3 years ago

      wow nice

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      GrammieOlivia 3 years ago

      Next time I'm headed to Florida, this will be one of my stops along the way. Thanks for showing us a lovely little town! I love it!

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      jlshernandez 3 years ago

      Matlacha is like such a whimsical and fun place brimming with creativity. Congrats on LOTD. Well-deserved.

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      June Parker 3 years ago from New York

      I love it! It appeals to my laid back old hippy sensibility. Reminds me of a little town on the Big Island of Hawaii called Pahoa. Nice job! I pinned it to my "Wanderlust Dreams ââââ " board. I would love to be there some day. Congrats on LOTD and the Purple Star too!

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      Delia 3 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Leoma's video is interesting...I would have liked to see her start without a lined under painting and see how she actually starts, having an outline makes it simple. Nice lens.

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      Im2keys 3 years ago

      I love Matlacha! Great lens here and congrats on lotd!

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      tabletalk 3 years ago

      What a cool little place! Who knew? Thank you for posting this lens :)

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      Denise McGill 3 years ago from Fresno CA

      What a delightful place. I want to visit myself someday. Don't get away from California often but this looks like the place to see if I do.

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      jamieinmi 3 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Very colorful and cheery content thanks.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      Well you must really be blessed - front page listing twice. Congratulations on LotD. Fun review.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 3 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Wow! If I were to move to Florida, this would definitely be where I'd consider living. As an artist, I think I'd fit right in. Love the video of Leoma Lovegrove painting her awesome painting in 3 minutes! :)

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      Linda Jo Martin 3 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I love Leoma's art and clothing. Thanks for this beautiful lens. If I ever get to Florida I will want to see this place.

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @Adventuretravels: Yes, Matlacha is like a 'Rainbow on Land!' Makes me smile too every time I think of it! Thanks so much for the visit.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from Perth UK

      A wonderful lens full of colour - you have really cheered me up. Thank you

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      Leah J. Hileman 3 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Cape Coral person coming back to congratulate you on a well-deserved Lens of the Day Award. :)

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Very groooooooooooovy site. Great pix. Congratulations on a well deserved LotD!

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      astevn816 lm 3 years ago

      it's a beautiful place, I look forward to visiting there

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      laurafoerjaffe 3 years ago

      This looks like an interesting and fun place to visit!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @Dressage Husband: Incredible woman indeed... and intriguing personality as well! Thank you Stephen for stopping by today!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @nipun-max: Ahhh... so sweet of you. I love it when you "like" it!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @SusanDeppner: Thank you Miss Susan! I feel like I get to relive my Matlacha experience all over again today with this special honor! I'm sooooo grateful!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @julieannbrady: Oh Miss Julie... this compact cubical of space has your name written all over it!!! Thanks for the visit!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @Merrci: Thank you Merrci, appreciate your return visit. Yes, I pray for sackfuls of smiles for my fellow lensmasters today!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @writerkath: Thank you Kathy for your visit and kind words. Have an incredibly interesting day!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @esmonaco: Appreciate your return visit esmonaco! Blessings to you!

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      Stephen J Parkin 3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      How beautiful and amazing. Leoma is incredible! Well deserved LOTD! and Purple Star!

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      nipun-max 3 years ago

      Here you go . A heart from me ;)

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Back to say "Congratulations!" on your Lens of the Day honors!

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      julieannbrady 3 years ago

      Now you're talking! This is definitely my kind of place. And, I love Leoma's artsy style. I think I could move one more time and be happy in Matlacha. Such an artsy, colorful little place.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Had to stop by once again to say Congrats on Lens of the Day! Way to go! I bet everyone who sees it will be smiling.

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      writerkath 3 years ago

      Absolutely wonderful! I would love to visit Matlacha! Thank you for turning me on to this! And congratulations on your LOTD!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Just came back to say Congratulations on LOTD!! Well deserved!!!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @underthestrawbe: Please do... I'll meet you there; I'm looking for a reason to return!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @favored: Thank you favored1 for making your way over to Matlacha today! I'm so grateful you came!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @captainj88: I've lived here for 14 years and never knew Matlacha even existed. Yes, Leoma travels quite a bit, more and more internationally. One talented woman! Really appreciate your visit Leah. Blessings to you!

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      underthestrawbe 3 years ago

      Oh, how wonderful! This was all new to me, but now I want to go see for myself!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      Leoma's painting are so bright, colorful and refreshing. What a great place to visit or live. Congratulations on making the front page.

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      Leah J. Hileman 3 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I lived in Cape Coral for 7 years and have several friends from church who live on Matlacha or Pine Island. It's fun seeing these pictures again. It's been over a year since I've been there, and the last time I went, Leoma was away and her gallery was closed.

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @esmonaco: Appreciate you taking the time to visit, and the warm welcome was very kind of you esmonaco.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Thanks for the great tour, and the wonderful photos. Welcome to Squidoo, I see you're off to a great start!!!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @Craftypicks: I'm leaving for Sanibel Island tomorrow morning... Matlacha is just a colorful stone's throw away! So nice of you to visit RockinPicks!

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      Lori Green 3 years ago from Las Vegas

      I seriously need to go there

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @Cari Kay 11: That's what I said the first time I seen it! I'm actually going back there next week... I'm smiling just thinking about it! Thank you Cari Kay for stopping by.

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @Merrci: Yes, you are so right. It did invoke many smiles that day. It was like a rainbow on land... and I smile every time I see a rainbow! Thanks so much for spending some time in my tiny town!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @RinchenChodron: Oh, RinchenChodron, I think you would love Matlacha! The entire tiny town was a canvass of color! I'm so appreciative of your visit... blessings to you!

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      Kay 3 years ago

      Wow, this is something else!

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Looks like a very cheerful place to visit! I doubt you can help but smile seeing all the color. Well done lens. Enjoyed it very much.

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      RinchenChodron 3 years ago

      Looks like a great place! I want to go!

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @Faye Rutledge: Yes, a cartload of color... and charming too! Appreciate your visit to my tiny town!

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      Faye Rutledge 3 years ago from Concord VA

      Wow, this is, indeed, a colorful place! :)

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @tripszone: Yes, cool video indeed... from a crazy cool person! I really appreciate your visit today.

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @VioletteRose LM: Thank you for the kind words. I truly enjoyed doing this article! (It was fun!)

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      Glenda Motsavage 3 years ago from The Sunshine State

      @PaigSr: Yes, I've never seen such a colorful town! And, the cheerful colors match their personality exactly! Thanks so much for dropping by.