Thursday, July 2, 2015


You know that big flood benefit the Wimberley Valley Art League hosted last weekend? The one my hubby donated his photograph to? Well, we didn't actually buy any of the stuff that you could pick right up and take with you. It was pretty well picked over by the time we got there, just an hour and a half after the doors opened. They did, however, have a silent auction going on, so we walked around the room looking at those items. There was one thing that called to me, but I told Hubby there was no point writing down a bid since we were on our way out the door, and the auction still had a couple of hours left to go. He wrote one down anyway. Soooo,  guess who got a call the next day saying "Come and get it!"?

The artist, Trudi Spring Allison, says it was actually constructed here in Wimberley on the evening of the flood, and the scene is typical of a sage and cedar bluff outside of Taos, New Mexico.

It will be right next to the bottle tree...

which echoes all of the same colors.

The only problem is that it's a good bit smaller than its predecessor, so there's a lot of blank wall around it. I added some pots on one side, but it really needs something awesome  hanging above it. I was thinking about one of those El Corazon metal wall plaques I saw in town -- you know the colorful hearts with wings? Or maybe a big bawdy pottery sunshine. But then I remembered something I already had down in the Cantina Garden.

So, what d'ya think?  Too much?

The thing weighs a ton, so the tricky part would be figuring out how to anchor it to that stucco wall without risking it and half the wall crashing down on the bench at some point. Suggestions, anyone?

Yeah, Hubby's gonna have to find somewhere else to keep his logs.

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