30 November 2009

Texas Time Traveling

Frisco, Denton, Decatur, Bridgeport, Jacksboro, Jermyn, Olney, Megargle, Seymour, Vera, Benjamin, Guthrie, Dickens, Crosbyton, Ralls, Lorenzo, Idalou, Lubbock, Slaton, Post, Justiceburg, Snyder, Hermleigh, Inadale, Roscoe, Sweetwater, Wingate, Ballinger, Paint Rock, Eden, Menard, Junction, Kerrville, Comfort, Boerne, Bergheim, Smithson Valley, New Braunfels, San Antonio, San Marcos, Kyle, Buda, Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Jarrell, Salado, Belton, Temple, Troy, Bruceville-Eddy, Lorena, Waco, West, Abbott, Hillsboro, Milford, Italy, Waxahachie, Red Oak, Desoto, Dallas, Addison, Plano, and Frisco.

1011 miles - no two towns visited twice - The Texas Thanksgiving Week Triangle

Blue - Texas town that I've lived in before. (this is not all of them either)
Red - Stop along the way. (food, shopping, restroom break)
Italics - Destination

28 November 2009

Lubbock, Texas

Administration Building bell tower at Tech

Cool sculpture near the library

Tech vs. OU - final TT 41 OU 13

We started our week long trip in Lubbock, Texas. Some of the highlights: Grammy's 90th birthday party, Texas Tech's victory over OU, and South Plains Mall.....not! I got some great pics over the week I'll share later.

19 November 2009

Taste of Marfa

I just read a great article in the New York Times about the delicious food found in Marfa, Texas. There are also some great photos by my favorite local photographer, Allison V. Smith. Check it out! Here is my Food Shark pencil drawing that I did last year.

18 November 2009

Magnolia Painting

This is my latest painting. It's a Magnolia blossom....which happens to be the state flower of Mississippi. I'm giving this painting to my grandmother for her 90th birthday which is on Saturday. Grammy grew up in Mississippi before coming to Texas. It measures 12 x 12 on canvas. Happy Birthday Grammy!

16 November 2009

McKinney Artist Studio Tour

Oil paintings and pastels by Pernie Fallon

Oil paintings and pastels by Pernie Fallon

Photography and pastels by Guy Giersch

Wonderful watercolors by Molly Goodall

Sunday afternoon I drove over to McKinney to check out the McKinney Artist Studio Tour. It was a tour of local artist's studios. The artists open their studios for two days and let you get a peek into their creative spaces. Here is a listing of some of the artists that participated. I started out at the Laura Moore Gallery in downtown McKinney. It is really a great little gallery with some outstanding shows that come through monthly. Above are some of my pictures from a few of the artist's studios that I visited.

12 November 2009

Frisco Art In The Atrium Opening Reception

Last night was the opening reception for the Art in the Atrium show at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center in Frisco, Texas. We had a great turnout for the event. I would like to thank all my friends and family that showed up to say hi and check it out. If you were unable to make it last night, no worries, the artwork will be up through August 2010.

09 November 2009

Get Your Wurstfest On!


In the Big Tent

Serious beer drinkers...or just good scavengers

We just got back from a fun weekend down in New Braunfels, Texas. We made the 4.5 hour drive down to visit Wurstfest. It is the biggest and best German festival in Texas. We had a great time. There was plenty of great food, music, and beer. Pork chops on a stick, funnel cakes, sausage on a stick, fried pickles, reuben sandwiches, and potato pancakes were a few of the items available in the food department. It was absolutely packed on Saturday night, but that made it even more fun. Here are a few links to some of the bands we saw play there : Die Schlauberger & Terry Cavanagh and the Alpine Express These guys tore it up! There was fun to be had by all!

05 November 2009

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner #1

"Going Home" 6 x 8 oil on panel - Veronica Funk

So I'm reading my daily blogs a few nights ago and I get to Simple Pleasures and I notice that my name is on a piece of paper in one of the pictures. I scroll down to find a nice shout out for Junky Trinkets from Veronica Funk followed by news of me winning a drawing for one of her paintings on her Etsy site. Above is the painting I chose. VF waited until she received 25 followers on her blog and then had a drawing with the names of the followers. She is planning on having another giveaway when she reaches 50 followers. So the sooner you start following her the sooner you have a chance to win a painting like me! She has a great blog and some really nice paintings to look at. Thank you Veronica for a great giveaway! .....what a great idea.

03 November 2009

Small Works Show

I am participating in a small works show with about 12 other artists at the Frisco Arts Center in downtown Frisco. The show will run through December 9th. There is an opening reception this Saturday evening from 6-8. The gallery will also be open the day of the Frisco Community Parade - Saturday November, 14th from 10-12. Come by and check it out! Above is my small works panel.


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