Finnegan visits Pilot Point, Texas!

Finnegan visits Pilot Point, Texas!

Written by Finnegan for a class assignment at the Reform School for Creepy Dolls

Mom normally takes my older brother, Percival on grand adventures.  But this time she told me to gather my things for an adventure.  She even let me pick which town we’d visit.  What I didn’t know, it would turn in to HOMEWORK.  This is my report on my adventure in Pilot Point, Texas.  I hope you enjoy.  Love, Finn. Continue reading Finnegan visits Pilot Point, Texas!

"Iterations 2" an original art piece by Denise Holguin at the Visual Art League of Lewisville

Additional photos by Denise Holguin on exhibit at the MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville!

I was encouraged to submit additional art pieces in the “Self Portrait” exhibit at the MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville. It took me awhile to come up with my first submission, “Iterations”. Coming up with additional pieces seemed daunting. But I have a saying: if you’re handed a piece of meat are you going to cook it? Translation: if you’re given an opportunity are you going to take advantage of it or let it go to waste? I’m not only going to cook it, I’ll make multiple meals out of it! Visit the blog to see my additional submissions. Continue reading Additional photos by Denise Holguin on exhibit at the MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville!

The Adolphus Hotel

Christmas Day at The Adolphus Hotel

Tore and I picked a direction and started driving.  Before long we were in downtown Dallas, visiting our favorite haunt:  The Adolphus Hotel!

Neither of us were dressed for the occasion but that didn’t stop us.  It is our home away from home and The Adolphus is always welcoming.     Continue reading Christmas Day at The Adolphus Hotel

Betty Bluetiful of Empirical Whimsy

Betty Bluetiful of Mrs. Stewart’s Liquid Bluing

– The fanciful story of Betty Bluetiful –

Before Betty started her sales career, she was Elizabeth Florence of Bluemington.  She lived a content life but at the age of 40, she wanted a career change.  In 1956 she responded to an advertisement offering the chance to travel, meet new people and the opportunity to spread a good clean message (ever dear to her heart).  She signed on as a door-to-door saleswoman, selling Mrs. Stewart’s Liquid Bluing.  Continue reading Betty Bluetiful of Mrs. Stewart’s Liquid Bluing

Christmas in August

Most people don’t realize this, but I ‘celebrate’ Christmas twice a year:  in August and in December.  Working for a craft/hobby magazine, the Christmas issue is planned well in advance and is photographed in the summer.  It’s always strange to have Christmas trees up in the middle of summer.  Weather during this time of year is usually 100 degrees.  Not exactly Christmas weather! While I can’t show you any sneak peeks at the projects our photographer shot, I can show you a few behind the scenes shenanigans I shot.  Enjoy.   You might think it’s odd to take a ventriloquist’s … Continue reading Christmas in August