Arts in the Family: A Family of Artists Just Trying to Make a Living in the Wilds of Texas


Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Roundup

Arriba Arte was centerstage this week. Spent the better part of the week making pastel drawing still life images of flowers and food to sell at Tres Rebecas. We've got to make ourselves very visible there and part of that involves having plenty of our work on display and for sale. Getting there!

I also did a couple of Doc Ed shows up in San Marcos at Crockett Elementary School for a hundred 3rd grade kids followed soon after by a group of 85 2nd grade kids. The kids were great. Very knowledgeable about the Edwards Aquifer. Both shows went very well and I left there feeling very satisfied. I was a great way to end the week. 

This weekend will be all about making Arriba Arte bigger and better. And of course, the usual fun Saturday night t.v. fun. Can't work all the time. I wouldn't want to do that. 

Oh, and the booksigning/art show for the Milagro de Monterrey had to be moved back to May 4th due to scheduling conflicts but it's still a go! I hope you can make it. Check out our Arriba Arte Facebook page for more updates. Bedtime for me now. Have a great weekend. Night, night.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday Snippets

Still recovering from my head cold. Walked the dog. Ate barbacoa for lunch with Pammy. Put more Christmas decorations away( We always have too many). Paid utility bill. Stopped by the bank. Went to a poetry reading for my daughter's class. Bought a canteen for my son's nature walk/ field trip. Thought about the future and what it may hold for us this new year. We're almost a month and a half into it. Typically over the last ten years we've been here, the new year starts off quietly. No change. No new challenges. Oh, sure you set a few modest goals that will hopefully survive into the spring but this is the first time in a many moons that hasn't been the case.  Feels good. 

"The way to get started is to stop talking and start doing." Walt Disney

Happy Monday everyone.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Slapstick Theatre- Bill Cosby: Brain Damage

Saturday Night Doodles

It occurred to me that I never got around to posting last weekend's Saturday Night Doodles. That was the day a major head cold hit me like a ton of bricks and from which I'm still recovering. As sick as I was that evening I had no desire to lay in bed because 1) I wouldn't be able to sleep and 2) because drawing from my favorite t.v. shows was a pleasant distraction from my cold. 

Besides, I didn't want the kids to have all the fun. Last weekend's Batman had False Face as guest villain brought to life my the talented Malachi Throne, who has been on stage and television for decades. He has some great credits from 60's t.v. that include roles on Lost in Space, Star Trek, Time Tunnel and of course, Batman.Very versatile actor. 

Svengoolie showed The Wolfman last weekend and Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman this weekend. Lugosi does his best a the monster and Lon Chaney is in top form in both films as Lionel Talbot, cursed to change into a werewolf when the moon is full. He can play such a tortured soul. 

Star Trek featured two stories involving civilizations that had all but perished starting with "That Which Survives" starring Lee Meriwether as Losira and "Lights of Zetar" starring Jan Shutan as Lt. Mira Romaine. Interestingly enough, Wikipedia shows that "Lights of Zetar" was co-written by Jeremy Tharcher and his wife (at the time) Shari Lewis. Yes , Shari Lewis very talented and funny ventriloquist and children's television show host who delighted audiences with her puppets Lamb Chop and Charlie Horse. Crazy, huh?  

Sunday Morning Matinee- Star Trek Convention Chicago '75

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