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.
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!