Birthday trip to Alpine and Marfa

My sweet husband and I took another Miata trip this weekend, to Alpine and Marfa, TX, coming back through Fort Davis. Beautiful country. Can’t wait to go through it again with the kids and keep going to Big Bend National Park! The first night in Marfa, we stayed at the Hotel Paisano, on the historic register, and very lovely. here’s the lobby I sat and sketched for awhile, the ornament on the pillars.  very relaxing.

 

Further sightings in town were this hearse, (only in Texas is what I think!) that was parked outside a  mid century modern home interiors shop that was sadly never open.

 

Got a neat book on West Texas women artists at the Marfa Book Company and sat in these cool woven wood chairs.

 

This sculpture is amazing.  It’s made from natural wood with metal and more.  The artist is Craig Schowengerdt and here’s an interview with him on Marfa Public Radio.  The show was in the Greasewood Gallery at the hotel.

Other funky things on the trip:

Vintage picture in the Holland Hotel,
a man walking his Javelina

 

Neat texture and color of the underside of a tin overhang.

larger than life boot planters.

Cactus growing out of a life alligator juniper evergreen.

Wonderful Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine at Sul Ross State University.  This is a recreation of the Tall Rockshelter pictograph found in the nearby mountains.

and lastly, some presents from the journey, from my inlaws and my husband.  I am very blessed!

     

I saw works by Anne Eckley at the Gallery on the Square in Alpine.  Her threadpainting is so beautiful!  Books are from the fabulous Front Street Books in Alpine.

The shawl was spun, dyed and knitted by Lynnae at Chamomile Connection.   The yarn is Manos del Uroguay from a cool yarn shop in Marfa called Wild Woolies.

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2 thoughts on “Birthday trip to Alpine and Marfa

  1. I love those woven chairs and you look wonderful sitting there relaxing … even at your age! LOL Like the way you’re wearing your hair. It looks as though you two had a good time.

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