Friday, November 16, 2012

Gearing Up For The Pecan Festival

This week has gone by so fast.  There was church on Sunday and then on Monday I took some packages to the Post Office for mailing.  Yep, you guessed it.  They were closed for Veterans Day, but at least I was able to pick up my mail.  I also went into San Antonio to Central Market and Whole Foods to get a few groceries.

IMG_0224 we’re going to VA to Hunter and Carter

                                          Road trip to Bastrop    IMG_0227

Tuesday, after going back to the Post Office, I took a trip to the little town of Bastrop.  It is about 40 miles NE of where I am at.  A week or so back, one of our campers that I visited with, (also artists) mentioned that they enjoyed going through some of the small galleries there and suggested that I check it out.  Well that’s what I did and yes there are some there.  I visited with Judy who was at  “The Art Connection”.  I was able to show her some of my art and she gave me some advice on marketing it.  Thank You , Judy.  I will follow through on some of your suggestions.


                                          The Art Connection in Bastrop TX

From Bastrop I went to Jerry’s Artarama in Austin to get some Acrylic Paints and Canvas Sheets.  I want to try the acrylic media again.  It has been a long time since the last time I used that media.  Austin is not one of my favorite cities to drive in.  I mad a couple of wrong turns and finally was able to find the art store.  It was a lot easier going home as it was right on I35.  There was a bit of traffic as I had to go through downtown, but once I was out of the city, it didn’t take to long to get back to San Marcos, where I stopped at Hobby Lobby to get a couple of mats for my paintings and headed home.  I was only about 15 minutes away form home and pulled in just before it got dark.

Wednesday was  taken up with laundry and stuff  at home and Thursday it was back to work.  It was just Sheila and me in the office.  It got a little busy at times but it gave me practice on the computer.  I’m beginning to get it , but there is so much to learn, so it will take time to be comfortable with it.  Sheila actually left me in the office by myself a few times, but all I had to do was call her and she could be there if I needed her help.  I actually worked eight hours.  Normally I don’t work that many hours in one day, but we are gearing up for the festival.  Today, I didn’t work other than to set up my table in the Clubhouse. 

            IMG_0367 I’ll also be doing face painting.

“My Spot” is usually all by itself, but because of the Festival and the Formula One Race in Austin, I have neighbors on both sides.  It is getting a bit crowded, although everyone is friendly and having a good time. 

Tomorrow will be a long day, so I will have to say “Good Night”.

Thanks for visiting

IMG_0223   What?  I have to stay home alone again?

Susan and Angel


  1. Sounds like you have been really busy this week and have a busy weekend coming up too. Hope you do well at your table for the festival.

  2. I hope you're having a great time at the Festival. Can't wait to see the pics. :)

  3. Your little dog angel is just adorable! Wish I could go through the computer screen and pet her :)
    Wishing you luck at the festival too.