Category Archives: Texas

A Bejeweled Cat

A bejeweled cat covered in faux gems Distracts us The roughness of her mottled and scarred faux fur lies juxtaposed with the shiny enamel and the glitter that glistens like the eyes of the deer in the headlights but she … Continue reading

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Mother’s Button Box

From as long as I can remember, Mother kept buttons in a gold colored tin that had once held a fruitcake. Probably, a good number of those buttons had been previously possessed by her mother and grandmother. When shirts became … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s child: Well, this was fun!

Jeweled Again by Jessica led me down the path toward jewelry art. Jessica creates mixed media art combining paper, deconstructed jewelry, and other dimensional objects, like flowers, word blocks, or paint. She uses both canvas and repurposed objects as the … Continue reading

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Bring your cat to the Bistro night

Perfect sweatshirt weather, but too windy for a fire. The next best thing is a little candlelight. In gathering the family genealogy, I found a painting that Mom had intended to frame for years but never had. It was painted … Continue reading

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Le Bistro improvements

I did a bit of rearranging and changing on the front porch yesterday–a gorgeous fall day that started early when Steffi decided it was time for breakfast before 7 a.m. I have to admit, the rose and gold light against … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2022

Thank you to all who have served. In memory of Dad, Uncle Glen, Uncle Bill, and my brother by another mother, Lynn.

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Wandering Wednesday: I am on a streak!

I started an online Spanish course and have completed 22 days straight of exceeding my target goal. I took Spanish in college, and retained a tiny bit. Later, I developed a special directed study on Spanish for Medical Social Workers … Continue reading

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Unmarked: La tumba de Gregorio Cortez

Is this the place Gregorio sleeps? Does he lie beneath the iron cross Fashioned by some forgotten man To mark his final resting spot? Far to the east of the little plot Are rows of graves alone Their names told … Continue reading

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The big rock and the little rock…and Grandma’s lost rock

Things have been hopping on Taylor Hill this week, what with ongoing studio work, the water well repairs, and the parking pad/cat playground. It is pretty exciting around here, so hope you can keep up! 😴 The well service dropped … Continue reading

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The 1939 Community Quilt

This quilt recently made a grand reappearance, and is now safely packed ready for transport back to Texas…albeit, not Elbert where it originated. In 1939, a group of women from the Elbert, Texas community pieced this quilt and signed their … Continue reading

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