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Recent Janpak Jacksonville Event- March 2013 posted!

See Lizard recently covered an warehouse opening event for Janpak.  This event had entertainers such as Lucille Ball and Blue Brothers  impersonators, live music, food and soap… Janpak is an interesting company- ever wonder where all the packaging supplies- like bubble wrap and peanuts, soaps for hotels, gyms, schools, hand sanitizer, to-go boxes for restaurants and so much more come from?  Well, Janpak is a distributor to companies like large gyms, hotels, etc selling them soap, dispensers, packaging stuff- basically anything they need from other companies but all at once.  Its interesting- and so are automatic toilet paper dispensers and bags of peanut packaging that could fill up your living room. 🙂

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October Fall Celebration Art & Wine Stroll 2012

This season’s Celebration Art & Wine Stroll. The puppies joined us this time 🙂  All the hand made flower clips- like the one this girl is wearing all sold out!

Jam-o-Rama Rage-a-Thona Art & Music Festival Review

http://sensiblereason.com/jam-o-rama-rage-a-thona-festival-2012-review/

Jam-o-Rama Rage-a-Thona Festival 2012 Review

The past weekend, October 5th-7th 2012, DoapBox Radio held JAM-O-Rama Rage-O-Thona Art & Music Festival on Maddox Ranch in Lakeland, Florida.  The fall festival had pleasant, warm Florida weather with lots of beautiful sun.  Held on the beautiful Maddox Ranch, the

festival was under the large oak trees with dangling Spanish Moss– a fantastic Florida landscape.   The grassroots festival had an intimate, close family vibe the entire time and was on the smaller side. Although that may sound too forthcoming for some, it was really a great time for those who participated.  The festival brought spirits high, and everyone

to their dancing feet for three days.

Jam-o-Rama Rage-O-Thona had a varied lineup with Dopapod headlining and Greenhouse Lounge, COPE, Aquaphonics, Arpetrio, J2K, Lucky Costello, Riverside Project, Josh We Know and more Livetronica/Jamtronica bands and DJ’s.  Dopapod played a really great set Saturday night, which really brought the whole group together near the end of the show.  The music still played late into the night afterwards, though.

At the ranch, the farm animals and wildlife including horses and goats were a part of Jam-O-Rama.  There was also a pool and warm outdoor showers.  The one stage at Jam-o-Rama had a sandy beach.  In the day people hoola-hooped and sat in circles or lounged in beach chairs.  At night, The beach was a focal point for the music where people were partying, body painting, dancing, lying down, couples making out, new and old friends conversing, and just having a really good time. We saw poi dancers and stage lasers make flashes of light move in the large trees. When there was a light rain shower on Saturday night during Dopapod, the lasers cast glitter-like specks across the crowd and everyone kept dancing.

The beach area also served as a place for yoga on Saturday morning and a super positive, flowing Tai Chi class on Sunday morning. The festival was a homegrown, welcoming, inexpensive experience.  It was a great way to pass a weekend. Jam-o-Rama was a fun, loving community-feeling festival and we really look forward to going again next year!  For more information check out: www.DoapBoxRadio.com

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Jamboo Bamboo Benefit Art & Music Festival Article

Bamboo Jamboo Benefit October 12-14 Preview, DeLeon Springs, Florida

Coming up this weekend Friday October 12- Sunday October 14 in DeLeon Springs, Florida at the Bamboo Arts Celebration Center will be Bamboo Jamboo; a grassroots, community event with 3 nights of music, healing, camping, yoga, kayaking, vendors and more.  The festival will also be dedicated towards healing and health practices.

The festival will give proceeds to benefit the Bamboo Arts Center. The Bamboo Art Center is an open community center with yoga, organic garden, sweat lodge.  Bamboo Jamboo will hold several healing, helpful and spiritual events including drum circles, laughter yoga, crystal bowl meditations, qi-gong, massage, kayaking, kirtan, drum circles, live art, community mural, and open mics/jams. Saturday night there will be free face and body painting and a Hallowboo costume Party- so bring your dress ups and costumes.  A Swap Meet will be hosted during the event by Ian Jon Maikisch.
The weekend should be a good, fun, and backyard vibe camping experience.  Music will play Friday through Sunday on two different stages, including bands Josh We Know, Displace, Mob, Green Sunshine, Cherri Ryno, and more, especially local, bands.

During Bamboo Jamboo artists are encouraged to bring any form of live art or art making to share (please RSVP by messaging Josh We Know).  Bamboo Jamboo is entirely a volunteer, benefit-based event. All instructors and artists there will be volunteering please feel free to tip them if you enjoyed your time. The gates open at 12pm on Friday at the arts center.  Entrance is free but a donation is suggested. All proceeds from the weekend will benefit the Bamboo Arts Center and other Florida and National non-profits. Recommended donations are $10 for day guests ($5 Friday) or $40 for camping all three days (or $20 per night). Anything above and beyond and all cash donations will be accepted and appreciated at the front gate. Please contact the festival for volunteer work.  Everyone is welcome, hoping for a healing, happy and filling weekend. For more information look at the event page.

For more information about Bamboo Arts Center please visit bambooartscenter.com.

Sunset Music Festival Tampa, Florida Memorial Day Weekend 2012

Sunset Music Festival 2012

Written by Lauren Seaman May 28, 2012

All DJ, electronic music fans delighted in this day long festival over Memorial Day Weekend Held in the parking lots of the Raymond James Buccaneer’s stadium in Tampa, Florida Sunset Music Festival starts with DJs in the morning and goes until late in the night.  The festival has three stages, two small stages and one large main stage all blaring bass booming, shaking speakers. In the small festival grounds are plenty of bar tents; food tents and colorful well lit festival decorations for the festival go-er’s viewing pleasures.  Lots of fun provided. This festival is a fun spirited dance festival sprawling with brightly neon colored outfits, fairy wings, plenty of light up hula hoops, glow sticks and very happy people.

      Photos by See Lizard Art & Photography, Lauren Seaman, for more photos check her out on the web HERE

This year’s festival featured Pretty LightsAlesso and Paul Van Dyk.  There were over 30 DJs playing all in one day, including DJ Junior’s 10-year-old son on stage. DJAlesso covered the most popular dub-step electronic beats that we all want to hear right now and really got the crowd hyped. At the end of the night Pretty Lights definitely brought it to the house with awesome crystal and geometric visuals and his usual bass booming, rocking beats.  Pretty Light’s DJ Derek was rocking a smile, as the crowd got wild to his songs including “Finally Moving” and more and rocked the fans out into the night.  He even jumped the edge of the stage to the press barrier to greet his fans at the end of the show.

As a smaller festival it is lacking the magnitude and appeal of some larger festivals.  The music is solely DJs and electronic so it pulls from a smaller fan base than some festivals that offer other genres as well. While on the other hand SMF offers a very specialized day for those electronic lovers.  The festival grounds are also on the smaller size, but parking was really convenient.  Another problem with Sunset Music Festival seemed to be the lack of support to the ticket holders for supplies such as ear plugs, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, clean porter potty bathrooms and other things that are sometimes the greatest luxury and/or essential after a long day of music in the sun.  Nevertheless, the crowd was still full of smiles, energy and excitement to be at SMF.

Sunset Music Festival carries the Florida mood with vibrant colors, warm weather and casual party atmosphere. This year tickets were only $35 and VIP tickets were for sale, too.  The stadium is in Tampa and not too far from the beach- a great way to spend the Memorial Day weekend- festival go-ers can enjoy an entire day of DJs and spend the rest of the weekend grilling hamburgers and hotdogs and sipping cold beers at the beach while celebrating being an American.

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Most recent article published check out our write-up on SMF 2012.

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Canova Beach Indian Harbour Dog Friendly Beach in Brevard County Article

This is See Lizard Art & Photography’s latest published article used for Orlando.About.com. Awesome! Sarabi is the star of the photo too! Check it out:

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Canova Beach Dog Park

Dog Friendly Beach in Brevard County

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Canova Beach Dog Park
Sandy Paws Brevard

3299 Highway A1A,
Indian Harbour Beach, FL

Located in Indian Harbour Beach, Brevard County Florida

If you enjoy spending time with your dog and you enjoy time at the beach, then you have to check out the new dog beach south of Cocoa Beach. The dog beach is at the east end of Eau Gallie Blvd. in Indian Harbour Beach.

The beach has become a very popular dog hang out and is a great opportunity to take the dogs swimming in the ocean, socializing and sun, or preferably shade bathing. On the beach there are possible giant friendly bull dogs, little squeaky toy Chihuahuas and everything breed that ranges in-between; some of the dogs love the water and some dogs just want to sit and smell the fresh ocean air.

We took our West Highland White Terrier dogs and let them learn how to swim in the surf. Aside from trying to drink the salt water and the fear of the first wave they loved the experience.

As of 2012- the opening of the beach it is just a trial run but with dog lovers support the beach may expand in size in the future. Indian Harbour Dog Beach opened in late February 2012 to the public. Possible plans for expansion and growth of the area are included in the beach’s pilot program. To maintain the area and in hopes to expand the area of the beach to the north and south there are rules for the beach.

Some rules are: all dogs must be on leashes, all dogs must display current licenses and vaccinations in order to utilize the facility, owners must clean up after their dogs. Also, no digging is allowed, nor the harassment or harming of any sea turtles, sea turtle nests or hatchlings. Be sure to stay between the marked signs and enter the beach through the South crossover to avoid any fines.

The beach is supported by the grass roots organization called Sandy Paws Brevard. More information about the dog beach can be found on their website: Sandy Paws Brevard. The group is taking sponsor and volunteers to help with their funding; keeping the beaches clean and keeping doggie clean up bag stations filled and clean.

Admission to Indian Harbour Dog Beach:
Admission is free and so is parking. However, it does get crowded on the weekends and all rules must be followed concerning dogs to avoid any sort of fine.

Directions to Indian Harbour Dog Beach:
About an hour and ten minutes outside of Orlando the beach is very accessible. From FL-528 E towards Cocoa, take exit 42A to merge onto I-95 S towards Miami. Take exit 183 for Eau Gallie Boulevard towards FL-518/Melbourne/Indian Harbour Beach. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Dog Track/Melbourne/Beaches. Turn Left onto FL-518 E/W Eau Gallie Boulevard, follow and arrive at the beach’s address: 3299 Highway A1A, Indian Harbour Beach.

The beach is at the very eastern end of Eau Gallie Boulevard (SR-518). The dog beach has boundary lines from the entrance point off of Eau Gallie Boulevard to the north, headed south towards the property line of the Radisson Suite Oceanfront Hotel. There are signs posted indicating boundaries as well as stating the rules of the dog beach.