Just when we felt that things were getting better. Omicron has to rear it’s ugly head! Makes you want to throw up your arms in disgust! So what can we do?
Don’t know about you, but I am going to lick my wounds at the beach…Stay tuned.
After having two homes for a number of years, one in Texas the other in Colorado, we have simplified our lives. Coming to you from only Texas now, but not really. We are world travelers…so stay with me.
A few posts back I was showing you the art around Ft. Worth’s newest and trendiest shopping area
but I neglected to show you the piece of art that I liked best.
This large painting is hanging in a bank building which is part of the shopping complex. It is titled Palo Verde, which is the spindly tree in the painting. Palo Verde trees are generally found in desert settings since they are very drought resistant. Of course some of you recognize the prickly pear cactus in the background which you will also find in the same setting.
The curator giving the tour explained it was painted on Japanese rice paper and painted on both sides of the canvas…which I don’t quite understand. The artist is Malou Flato.. Which is an usual name to me so I thought she must be Japanese. Not so! She is a Texan and I was surprised by where else her work hangs..
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I love learning new things, especially about art since it is a subject that I generally know nothing about.
I know, it is still Fall and Thanksgiving in the U.S. is still almost a week away, but we need to get our home decorated because of what has become an over scheduled time of the year.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the warm colors this time of year, but you have to budget your time as to when you have time to decorate.
Sometimes you come up with a crazy idea and it turns out to be a great one.. Tom and I were watching the local morning news and they were interviewing a famous chef about his latest project (he already owns several restaurants in town) which is a container hotel. Since it was a beautiful morning, I suggested that we go see it, and also check out several other new hotels in town. You see, Ft. Worth is one of the fastest growing cities in the country.
So, here it is. A novel idea for sure but it is priced like a luxury hotel.. I guess if it were in a desired location I could understand that .
Next we checked out what is described as a boutique hotel that is in a very desired location that needs more hotels. Although referring to it as a boutique hotel had me confused. The first boutique hotel I stayed in was in San Francisco. It was a darling little place in an old building, but I guess my thinking this place would be in an old building was my own concept of boutique. The sign was confusing. There use to be a Dry Ice Warehouse in this location, so they left the sign. Nice, but they spelled the name of the hotel slightly different and there is no other sign?
On to the wildly famous Stockyard area. This hotel has a rooftop restaurant with views of downtown. Although the restaurant up there doesn’t open till dinner time (so obviously this isn’t my picture). We will look forward to trying this place out.
Also in the stockyards is a new place that is described as Rustic-Luxe
This past year, I decided to join the Fort Worth Woman’s Club. It is a club comprised of several study groups. It was appealing to me since so many of the clubs or groups study history, plus it seemed a perfect way to meet other women with the same interests.There are all kinds of committees within the club to participate in. For some reason, the decorating committee ask me to join.
Tom and I were in Austin,Tx recently babysitting two of our granddaughters. The weather was beautiful, so we took several walks with the baby in the stroller.
Several posts back I was showing you some of the outdoor art on my art walk through the Clearfork Shopping area with my special interest group, The Art of Ft. Worth connected with TCU University.
The migration of Sandhill Cranes is and annual event it Texas.