Crabby Christmas

Homosassa artist Valorie Vogel paints a Christmas crab on a local business Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 2, in the Heritage Hills Plaza in Hernando. The artist uses acrylic paint on this job to ensure an water that may come in contact with the art doesn't smear the colorful image. Vogel works from an art studio much of the year, however Autumn, Spring and the holiday season finds her throughout the community brightening up storefronts offering a menu of dozens of original artwork designs that can be painted.