My day started with a visit from Ellie, who came to do her weekly cleaning. While I made us coffee, she washed windows, and just as I sat down with my cup and my computer, she held up this little fellow. He was so tiny. Also, unfortunately, he was not alive. I hope by natural causes and not by Ellie’s hand!
Next on my agenda was my Saturday writing group. There was a huge group this time–23 by my count. We’re planning a reading for next week. Here are two shots of the group.
Next was a party at a new friend’s house on the mountain directly above the bull ring where the rodeo will be held for the next three days. I met Jan when she came to my house to see my work at the end of the day right after the art walk. She brought pictures of her own work which is fabulous. She, too, uses found objects. As you can see by these photos, both her home and her work is unique. We are planning a materials-gathering expedition together.
(Please click on first photo to view enlarged gallery.)
This is Jan and the next two images are just two of her many wonderful found art assemblages.
After viewing Jan’s work, I was inspired to go home and continue to work on my own pieces, still in the shoving around stages!
Later on, the rodeo parade started up again with a raucous and happy crowd singing, dancing, prancing and generally carrying on.
Even cowboys get the urge to text now and then. Fortunately for me, because he stopped to do so and I got to photograph his horse’s intricate hairdo. Cowboys don’t text and drive!!
As you can see, even Elvis put in an appearance.
I love the guy lofting his cowboy hat in the background. This is also the restaurant where the man sat in the parking lot and commented on my photographing the flowers.(The story is given in my previous posting.)
“And the goat-footed balloon man whistled far and wee.” (e.e. cummings)