Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wimberley lavender farm

We're not in Kansas anymore.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Wimberley lavender farm

The lavender are in full bloom right now. The farm is west of town, not far from the town of Blanco, Texas.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

sleeping upside-down

Clarence has taken to sleeping the day away on my desk. It's kind of interesting to watch and listen to him while I'm working. Oh, the joys of working from home.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

fawns galore!

All of the deer in this area have their fawns in late March, early May. They are hidden away in the tall grasses and underbrush of the cedar and live oak trees. Now is when they gain the confidence and skill to follow their mothers. They are adorably playful in a Bambi sort of way. I sure hope she grows up healthy. Many of the deer are hit by cars around here. This fawn's mother was hit, just before giving birth. Her back leg is badly dislocated, but she still limps around and takes care of her baby.

Behind this fawn is a giant rosemary bush and blooming garlic aliums.  There are very few plants the deer won't eat, and these are them.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

waiting for tacos

Other than the building, this scene never existed. While waiting for tacos, I sketched the building. The order was faster than usual, so I got the tacos and left. Later, I added the drunken cowboys.

Monday, June 14, 2010

century plant bloom

A century plant is a very large agave with sharp, painful needles. They bloom once, then die, leaving rooted starter plants. The stalks are very impressive. They grow quickly to about 20 feet tall. During this time, they look like the Jolly Green Giant's asparagus stalks. I was thrilled to learn recently that the stalks and blooms were used on movie sets as plants on alien planets in the cheesy old movies. Century plants are originally from Mexico, but they are all over the Texas Hill Country. This is my front yard.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

new, improved design

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

downtown Drippin' Springs

A quick location sketch, inked later. It's too hot out there already.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

the winds of change

An old barn and a new house along Winters Mill Parkway in Wimberley. Before the road was built, I hiked back here and got lost. It's hard to imagine, now that the landscape has been tamed.

A world of coffee

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

rubber fish art

I found these rubber fish at the thrift store and had to incorporate them into art. This is a cabinet door painted with acrylic. The fish and glass bubbles are embedded in a thick polyurethane. I suppose this qualifies as both art and craft.


The rubber fish are embedded in thick ENVIROTEX-Lite polyurethane, which give the background a realistic look of water. This art is really sturdy. I think it would look great on a wall near a swimming pool.

framed flower

I found this oval frame recently. It's fun for creating optical illusion art. There will be more of these.

Ink on bristol board.

springtime at the power plant

Acrylic on masonite. There are two layers here, the flowers above the background. This isn't quite finished, and may never be finished. It's been a great experiment and learning exercise.

The objective of this piece is to show the electrifying energy of springtime flowers.

Friday, June 4, 2010

deer breakfast

She likes her apples chopped, with the skin on.

land shark

I took this picture of my deer friend through the screen door. Any day now, she'll be knocking at the door.