Wednesday, June 14, 2017
THEY'RE TOUCHING MY STUFF!!!!!
Today starts some home renovations after an unexpected ceiling collapse. As a result, I'm getting a new ceiling in the living room, walls painted and my wooden floors refinished through out the house. This means everything must be removed from the house except the kitchen and bath. If you've followed along with me you know I've KonMari'd quite a bit of stuff but I still am a "décor" fan. That means I surround myself with things I love. Vintage finds, books, pieces of treasures from travels and art work on all my walls that includes quilts.
I've been living the last few weeks with all that nesting material in disarray and today they are coming to pack it up and store it while the repairs take place. That's where the title of the post comes from. Thank goodness "they" are thoughtful, careful women who are working conscientiously to make sure nothing is damaged in the process. But still, as someone who lives alone and enjoys that, its a bit daunting to have my space invaded, packed and messed with. This is fine. Its probably fine. It'll be fine.
I think I mentioned once to often "Wouldn't it be nice to start fresh. Just have everything out of the house and be more thoughtful about what I filled it with." Here's my chance. If it wasn't in the middle of show season it would be a perfect opportunity. Things don't have to be perfect for wonderful to happen and that's how I'm choosing to see this. I've put my shops on vacation mode, kept out enough clothes to get by and am keeping my show gear in the car so I've got all I need. The furry kids are staying at the "spa" that is Grandma's house. So all is well.
Let's do this!
See you soon,
Monday, March 6, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Old Tony Lama
2017 is here and I've noticed that my perspective on things hasn't changed. I'm still drawn to that one thing in the landscape that is out of place and catches my eye. That one herd of animals with something to say.
The quirky, the fun, the off center, the truly lovely and the spark of a dream all still speak to me.
This makes me hopeful. These are things that make me happy and these things make a scary world a better place. I hope that you find those things that will make 2017 that for you as well.
Coming soon, an updated schedule of venues where I'll be sharing my work in person in the coming year. Stay tuned!
Talk to you soon,
Friday, October 28, 2016
I'm in the middle of edits from my Scotland adventure. Here's a look at an image from Skye to set you dreaming until I have more to share in a post. Take a look at my images on my Flickr page (link in the right hand column) if you just can't wait.
I'll be back soon with impressions and stories from the trip.
See me here this weekend and why I haven't had time to post much here yet.
Talk to you again soon,
Thursday, August 25, 2016
New Mexico certainly did live up to the title Land of Enchantment. We followed rainstorms and back roads all about the state.
Wandered through old neighborhoods and envied colorful doors, windows and gardens.
The best part of all was having these adventures with my Mom and sister Cheryl. The "go see" gene is strong in the family and roaming the roads with like minded folk can't be beat.
Continuing the Western theme of the summer will be my next venue. I'll be on the courthouse square during Celebrate Bandera this Labor Day weekend.
Celebrate Bandera Labor Day Weekend
Come out and enjoy all that makes Bandera the cowboy capitol of the world. Longhorns, cowboys, music, food and fun.
Hope to see you there!
ps Next up Scotland!
Monday, June 27, 2016
As so many other Texans do when the summer starts to set in I'm headed to New Mexico. I'll only be there for a couple of weeks but I'm so looking forward to running some of those back roads. I will be there to work as well. If you are in Ruidoso come see me at
The show is on July 22,23 and 24th of July at the convention center.
Cowboy Rick will be there along with many others. Hope to see you there.
We'll talk again soon,
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Come see me at the Blanco Lavender Festival. This summer is starting off surprisingly mild and green. This is the perfect weekend to get some shopping done in the lovely outdoors before the a/c begins to rule our days.
Details on the Southwest adventure to come in my next post.
See you soon,