How do you turn a simple 3 hour car drive from Corpus Christi, Texas to Houston into a 8 hour trip?? Have me at the wheel!!! I see an interesting billboard, sign, etc. and off I go getting distracted….fun! (Swerve! Detour!)!
I didn’t ever make time for the beach while in Corpus, so a quick drive through of Rockport Beach surely wouldn’t affect my drive time tooooo much right?! (Well, let’s not mention the other stop at Harbor Point Park ..opps!…or the others…)
Yep, this is my crazy, distracted brain in action….the task today, after wedding planning with my niece, was to drive the 3 hours to get back home…seems simple enough right?! Nope…I see anything that looks like it should be further investigated and bam…off I go…am I ever going to make it home?! Not the way I tend to veer off on my mini adventures! 🙂
I drove past this cool little park and spun back around to check it out… The 1.08 trail has 10 foot wide concrete paths that will take you through lots of beautiful Live Oak trees and of course you will see Tule Creek.
While checking out the Second Saturday at Sawyer Yards, I had the honor of meeting Ms. Tania Botelho a Visual Artist. Ms. Botelho is a married, (sorry guys) and has one dog. When I asked Tania her advice for aspiring artist she answered, “Believe in your work, do not feel down with critics, do not feel vain with praise and be obstinate as art will demand a lot of work from you!!”
“Art is my weapon and I want to use it as a way to speak for the minorities that can’t speak or don’t know how to do it for themselves.”
After meeting up with my niece in Corpus Christi about her upcoming wedding, it was sadly time to head home…but wait…I saw a sign for a park….(swerve….) so let’s visit Harbor Point Park in Aransas Pass, Texas! I’d say it was “on the way home” but only if you plan on a round-about way…oh well…still…
My beautiful, and perfect in every way, niece is getting married at the end of September! I absolutely adore her and yea, also her wonderful fiancée! He’s the perfect choice for her and vice versa – what a HUGE blessing! Anyway, that said, lots to still do to prepare for the big day! So Saturday afternoon I headed off on a mini road trip to Corpus Christi, Texas to see the venue which is gorgeous, and help organize some of the details. If I had my car, I could make it there easily in 3 hours but my car’s air conditioning went out the day before, of course :), but I was lucky enough to be able to use my ex’s work truck instead that DOES have a/c – a MUST here in Houston in the summer, but the little Toyota truck doesn’t go very fast (probably a good thing as I tend to have a lead foot) !
Today I had the pleasure of entering the Russian General store in Houston, Texas and having the chance to sit down and speak with Mr. Alexander Kogan while his business partner, Ms. Anna Levitin tended to the business, they have shared for over 20 years! Ms. Levitin is a bit shy and didn’t wish to be photographed, although you’ll have to trust me that she is quite the attractive lady! Smart as a whip too according to Mr. Kogan! I think he feels a bit badly that she’s been taking on so much more than her fair share of the work load since he became ill as he mentioned his gratitude more than once toward Ms. Anna Levitin. Very touching to see these two friends in business together still after so many years. What a team!
I’d like to call my guests today the Queens of Glass! Meet Ms. Sally Pennington Moore, Artist and Owner of Three Dimensional Visions and Ms. Carol Simon, Artist of Carol Simon Studio. You’ll soon see why I want to call them Queens of Glass!!!
I like fun and whimsical….that is exactly what you will find in Diane Gelman’s studio at The Silos at Sawyer Yards in Houston, Texas at 1502 Sawyer Street, Studio 209, Houston, TX 77007 and did I mention mad talent? Yep…that too! 🙂