Friday, March 27, 2015

What to do?

First Iris of the Season

After a dreary winter here in the hill country, it is now sunny. Everything is starting to bloom and the bluebonnets are out in full force.

This time of year I can't decide what I want to do. Work in the garden? Work in the studio? Paint outside? Or just sit on the patio and listen to the birds and enjoy the wonderful weather? At least I know that I don't want to be sitting in my office on the computer...

Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my birthday and I get to be in one of my favorite places to celebrate. I am in Santa Fe for the weekend working as Gail Stouffer's teaching assistant at Bead Fest. 

Classes don't start until tomorrow, so today will be all about the galleries on Canyon Road! Yippee!

Sunday, March 15, 2015


It is full on spring here in the hill country. The trees are in full bloom and the wildflowers will be coming soon. After a dreary winter of drizzle, the sun is now out and everything is green. This was a beautiful weekend!

C started off her spring break by jumping out of a plane. It was our birthday present to her for her 18th birthday. She is adventurous and brave so, of course, she loved it! Back in the day, I would have loved it too, but I was more than happy to watch her adventure from  the safety of the ground!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Treasure Hunting

This past weekend we had a winter storm warning. Temps were near freezing and it was drizzly. So what did Mr. Tabby and I do? We chose this day to hunt for treasures in our favorite junk stores. Outside. In the cold.

We had some things to drop off at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore downtown and decided "since we are in the neighborhood" we would stop at Yeya's Antiques and Oddities on Commerce. They have the coolest things. They even had a plane hull once that I thought could be turned in to really neat coffee tables.

We ended up getting a nice pile of rusty things. Some that will make their way into my artwork and some that Mr. Tabby will eventually turn into knives. It's a good thing we are up to date on our tetanus shots...