Today we are going to Muse about distraction.   If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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distraction | dəˈstrakSH(ə)n 

 noun a thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else.

In my case recently, there have been a series of distractions and as a result you have not heard from me in several weeks.  None of my “distractions” was of a serious nature.  They were things like unexpected car repairs, extended croquet tournaments, a business trip.  That sort of thing.

Upcoming Show Opening

Next week, Thursday April 12th, Armand Bolling Fine Art, 103 South US Highway 1, Suite F-1, Jupiter FL 33477 will host a reception 6-9 PM for a One Man show of my work.  We will be showing a selection of my figurative work.  It is not often that a large number of the works are shown together, so I am excited about it.

Several of the works were in Charleston, SC at the Ellis-Nicholson Gallery.  They have shown my work for six years.  I needed to take the gallery some replacement pieces and pick up work for the show. It is an 1100 mile drive up and back.  Distraction!

Jeanette came along with me.  We drove up on a Thursday.  Picked up the paintings on a Friday and drove back Saturday.

Charleston was gorgeous while we were there.  The weather was cool and the sky cloudless.

Not a cloud in the sky

Not a cloud in the sky

Really nice.  We spent our free time in the historic old city center.  Like everywhere now, it was teaming with tourists.  The Charleston City market is always interesting to see.  It is a collection of small businesses selling items, many focused on local crafts or regional items.

Charleston City Market

Charleston City Market


And, of course, there is a pretty good candy store.

candy store

candy store

And, of course, there are carriage rides for tourists.





We are back now and caught up it the “end of season” social happenings.  Last week we were involved with three dinners.  This coming week is scheduled to be equally busy.


more to come

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Books by Thomas L. Tribby Available
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Works on Paper

On The Waterfront

Impressions of Florida



Fine Art America, a Pixel.com company

Pixel.com is now offering Throw Pillows, Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Shower Curtains, Duvet Covers and more with reproductions of my artwork.  If you want to check them out, here are the steps:
1.  Click on this link: thomas-tribby.pixels.com
2.  Click on one of the galleries to open up the page of images.
3.  Click on an image you like.  It will open up a side bar with a number of options.
4.  Click on “HOME DECOR“.  It will open up a menu of products.
5.  Click on the product and it will open up a sizing slide so you can adjust the image.

Have fun.

My work is available as traditional prints on canvas, paper or metal, but it also available on greeting cards, phone covers, tote bags, shower curtains,  t-shirts and more.  It makes for some very personalized gifts.  Below is the link to the site.  When you click on an image in the site,  a menu of products will appear.  I hope you like it.

           CLICK ON:  thomas-tribby.pixels.com


 Works available

Along North County Road

Along North County Road

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Society of Four Arts

Society of Four Arts

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For information about these or other works of art, please feel free to contact us:









About Thomas L. Tribby

Professional artist: painter, sculptor, print maker. Maintains a studio in West Palm Beach, Florida
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