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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sketching Favorites

I got out the big book today and sketched with a Micron 01 that was about out of ink.  It was forced sketching as I wasn't interested.   Sigh....

For Scavenger Hunt 505 http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1431409a

Number 8, favorite chair - The one I sit in for most of my sketching and to watch TV.  A messy sketch and in the coffee table book.  Grumble...
Number 9, favorite treat - chocolates.  I didn't eat the models.  I should have and would have felt better, right?

We went to The Bugle Boy thebugleboy.org on Friday night and saw Honeyhouse.  Three of the gals are from Albuquerque, one from Lubbock and one from Amarillo.  They were loud and energetic.

On Saturday we went with Joanna to the Austin Empty Bowl concert.  Honeyhouse, Ben Balmer and the Home Slippers performed their music.  It was a good show and we got some beautiful handmade bowls for our donation.  Live music is always fun.

On the way home from Austin we stopped at Ghost Town.  We have seen the old rickety signs that advertise a ghost town, one mile down the road for ages and decided it was early so we would go check it out.  The place is constructed of old wood and is fun to see.  They have burgers and wine and beer.  They had beer lights and tables in the "restaurant/bar" area.  Open to the elements with some huge box fans blowing.  Gene got a wine and I had a Coke and sat outside to drink.  It was still about 100 degrees out but seemed hotter in the room with a tin roof.    It is fun to see and would be fun in cool weather.  They have a volley ball court, horse shoes and some other activities.  Supposedly they have music on Friday and Saturday but I think no one will go until it cools off.    Maybe the sketching group will go there in the fall.

The place is between Manor and Elgin, Texas.


Bag Blog said...

I have not heard the Honey House ladies, but I have heard Mandy, the blonde. She was in Red River for several years and sang at the Motherlode. She married one of my favorite ex-students, Clay Buchanan. His parents ran a hotel in Red. He was in my 8th grade class at Questa. They are a really neat family.

We have no other travel plans this summer, but I may need to get out of the heat later in August. I'm thinking you could get a visitor :)

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, I figured you would know her. She is traveling with a 9 month old and a 9 year old. Wrote a song called Baptized Me in the Rio Grande about leaving Red River?? She is from Lubbock. Nice voice.

They write their name as hONEyhoUSe or some such. They have good stories, so loud we couldn't understand the words, though. The Bugle Boy's sound man's problem I imagine.

You are welcome in the mountains.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

looks like a comfy chair :)

the ghost town looks cool, handy if you are trying to paint a western scene :)

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, thank you. It is a great chair. I will use the photos in the Southwest and Western Forum on wetcanvas so will probably sketch from it even if I don't paint.

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