Tuesday, November 1, 2016

- Hanging around

Retrospective (12/1)

Patch #306 Another month ahead


Original Post 

Don's latest wood-grain landscape ...


made it onto the wall ...


but not without the obligatory (for us) multiple attempts to set the monkey hook  ...


After which we gave up and used a standard picture hook.

Then we headed to Austin to see G. Our after-dinner walk yielded up a nifty metal washer, perfect for Don's latest assemblage project (a Texas longhorn) ...


As we walked on, G tossed the washer, watched it roll to a stop, then repeated the process ...


I'm quite sure I never would have had the patience for the stop-and-going-ness of such a walk when I was a young parent. However, as a grandparent I found it utterly delightful.

4 comments:

Vicky aka Stichr said...

{laughter, followed by} "Hey, you have my roadrunner on your wall!" Not really, but I DO have a RR I stitched up for my mom decades ago. Hangs on the wall of Made By Us Stuff. Is that how your wall is?

Don....that landscape is fabulous! I think your 'framing' of it, just right. I also like that it's larger than the first picture 'implies'.

Liz Ackert said...

We are fortunate to have acquired various art works over the years, both as gifts and purchases (see here http://imgoingtotexas.blogspot.com/2014/03/memoir-collage-part-1-of-2.html for more about the roadrunner), but are happily adding our own stuff to the mix these days.

And I'm with you ... Don's "framing" was inspired.

Marti said...

See I had looked at Don's wonderful landscape and then went on my way the last couple of days. BUT I felt the need to come back today: maybe it's because today is dark, very windy, rain forecast and I kept thinking about how much I wanted to crawl into Don's landscape and stand still under that big expansive gorgeous blue sky...thanks Don, your landscape pulses with vitality at the same time as it soothes...

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Marti ... this will make him smile, I'm sure.

As for me, it recalls New Mexico, enabling me to sit under southwestern skies every day of the week.