Arty weekend around Austin.

by FieryTree on November 10, 2015 · 3 comments

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As it’s been many months and I have a new (temporary) home and new (permanent?) camera, here are a few images from my weekend. I am taking in as much of Austin and the surrounding areas before I mosey back to my hometown in Florida. I still have more images to share from my time abroad but this probably officially ends all of my photos of Thai temples for the time being. (I’m kind of bummed to think of that.)

Instead, here’s a few of my other favorite things. The weekend found me on a rainy day at the Wimberley Market which boosts 100s of booths and then on the Travis Heights Art Trail which gave entry to 19 artists homes and studios on a gorgeous day.

Wimberley’s grey day –

Antlers for sale at the Wimberley Market.

Skulls and antlers for sale.

Flamingos in Texas

Flamingos in Texas!

One of the unique shops at the Wimberley Market.

One of the unique shops at the market where I found wooden music spools!

Puppet-maker at the Wimberley market, I fell in love with this Angel.

Incredible puppet-maker, Zac Thomas, who spoke passionately about his art. I fell in love with this Angel and couldn’t leave without it. Made of old chairs, it is so heavy and just absolutely wonderful.

Wimberly cypress.

Wimberley cypress, one of the limited survivors after their terrible flooding in June.

Cute shop in Wimberley.

Cute shop in Wimberley.

 

Travis Heights Art Trail

Paintings by Robin Hegemier full of vibrant colors and trees!

Paintings by Robin Hegemier full of vibrant colors and trees!

Art by John A. Mercado wonderful mixed media art with book paper, collage, and other found papers.

Art by John A. Mercado, wonderful mixed media art with book paper, collage, and other found papers.

Activity area for children where they could try their hand at creating art like Jackson Pollock.

Activity area for children where they could try their hand at creating art like Jackson Pollock.

Sculpture by Bobby Pearl

Sculpture by Bobby Pearl

Narrative sculpture by Bobby Pearl, entitled Refugee.

Narrative sculpture by Bobby Pearl, entitled Refugee.

Perfect day for a walk (if not a bit toasty).

Perfect day for a walk (if not a bit toasty).

Heidi Stanfield beautiful mixed media installments with reclaimed wood.

Heidi Stanfield’s beautiful mixed media with reclaimed wood and precious door.

Historic home in Austin, now the Fairview Bed and Breakfast.

Historic home in Austin, now the Fairview Bed and Breakfast.

Beautiful tree.

Beautiful tree to complete the day.

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1 Will Fireatte November 10, 2015 at 11:21 pm

Nice pictures… but is Bobby Pearl really an “entitled Refugee”? (that was how my mind first read that! Took a couple seconds to unscramble.) 😉

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2 Louise November 18, 2015 at 5:59 am

Looks like you’re getting back into your art groove! I noticed lots of new pins on Pinterest, too.

I never thought of myself as an artist at all, but my quilting is taking me to new creative places. After spending a week at the largest quilt conference in the USA (in Houston last month), I realized that I actually have a fairly coherent vision and style. It’s wacky, but it’s mine 🙂

I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work. Austin is a great place for artists…are you living there now?

Hugs,
Louise

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3 FieryTree January 1, 2016 at 5:24 am

Louise – it was so nice to hear from you as always, I’m sorry this response comes so late.
This year I will definitely be focusing on more art. I may start out with another 30 day project to help jump start it.
And I love the quilts of yours you posted! You definitely have wonderful vision and style!
I was in Austin but I’m back to Florida now. Let me know if you guys swing through!

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