I just completed a new art piece, “Butterfly wings”.
Little tentative one, make haste and take flight with your shiny, gilded wings. While you may damage the wings along your journey you have what it takes to be courageous as a lion yet delicate and beautiful as a rose. Continue reading Little bashful one, make haste and take flight
Very few things get me up early on a Saturday morning, especially on a cold winter day. But the chance to see the inside of a dilapidated building is on the TOP of the list!
On Saturday, January 24th, Tore Bellis and I bundled up and headed to the Forest Theater at 1914 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Dallas, Texas. There is a group, Forest Forward, that is leading the way in revitalizing the building and the community… and they are giving tours! Continue reading Forest Theater in Dallas, Texas Part 1
I met Jerry McKay (JAM), a member of the Visual Art League, in the first member meeting I attended. She was very instrumental in explaining how art submissions work and it’s because of her I hit the ground running. JAM has an art piece in the Day of the Dead exhibit that is on display now through November 27th. I got to ask JAM about the piece. It’s a very touching and relatable story. She agreed to share the story in my blog, along with her art piece. Continue reading Meet Guest Blogger, Jerry McKay, a member of the Visual Art League of Lewisville
I recently purchased a little red autograph book from Curiosities in Dallas. It belonged to an 8th grader named Ramona Holmes who lived in Paris, Texas in 1946.
I’ve spent some late nights researching the people and places referenced in the book. I was also able to cajole my friend Tore into a day trip to Paris for further research.
This post focuses on a favorite teacher…. Continue reading 8th Grade Autograph Book from 1946 – Paris, Texas: Part 2
Sherman, Texas has a mall. If you live in the DFW metroplex I would hazard to guess you were not aware of this detail. I certainly wasn’t until recently. On a whim my friend Tore and I packed our cameras … Continue reading An afternoon at Midway Mall
I joined a Facebook group a few months ago, “Collin Creek Mall: An era gone by”. It’s a place for discussion of a mall in Plano, Texas that has been slowly dying. But all is not lost or forgotten. There’s … Continue reading Farewell Party for Collin Creek Mall
Sears is dying. Some may argue Sears has been dying for years. But in Frisco, Texas, the Sears store at Stonebriar Mall is indeed closing its doors. I thought it would be appropriate to pay my last respects to the … Continue reading Sears is dying
My friend and I were driving through a parking lot when I spotted a woman wearing a familiar striped garment. I still have mine tucked away. The evening of the car accident 3 years ago— there was a couple that … Continue reading Guardian Angels
Today is an anniversary tribute to Kibbles Anthony Lisieux Holguin. While I have a lot going on at work and home, this day cannot end without a simple blog in her honor. She was a princess, after all. 2011 … Continue reading Kibbles Holguin