Saturday, October 30, 2010

All things Texan

One of the nice things about belonging to a guild is the shoutouts received from other members. Cctexan2 of Houston has featured my antique photo album in her Artfire Collection of items belonging to members of the Texas ArtFire guild. The guild is formed from current Texans and former Texans who are artists on ArtFire. Our membership has grown to over 100 members so far.

Be sure to stop by cctexan2's ArtFire shop. Her shop is chock-full of jewelry making supplies for jewelry artisans.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

3rd Annual Downtown Artwalk


Today was Kingsville's 3rd Annual Artwalk and Music Festival. They block off the street and set up booths and music. The weather was gorgeous and lots of people turned out.

The Saturday Quilters displayed their beautiful quilts up and down Kleberg Avenue.

Booths were set up the entire section of the retail portion of the historic part of downtown. While checking them out, I ran into several people that I haven't seen in quite awhile. It was nice to catch up with them.

Nathan Nordstom, a.k.a. Sloke, of Austin was creating his graffiti art. It kind of reminded me of what I see the when I get stopped by the train. It's amazing what he can do with different cans of spray paint.

I left before the Kingsville Youth Ballet Folklorico came to perform. I would have like to have seen them, but I needed to get back home. Several bands will begin performing at 3:30 and then to top it off, Roger Creager start his performance at 9:35pm. The beer, wine and tequila tasting will begin at 4:30pm. Sorry to say, I'll be missing that as well. Rats!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

She shopped 'till she dropped

Ethel LOVED to shop. In fact, she shopped 'till she dropped.

When I found this beautifully carved box, I knew it would make a lovely casket for our dearly-departed, Ethel.

I had fun dolling her up. I took her to my booth in Corpus Christi, but she already sold. *happy dance*

Friday, October 1, 2010


I found this old potato grater (that is what I call it) at Warrenton last weekend. At first glance, many people would see it as a potato grater. I saw it as an awesome surface for one of my Halloween assemblages.