The Guitar House

I love to see situations where people have shaped their world as they want … like this guy.

Stop the car!

There was not a giant crew of stucco artists cranking out an expensive and eccentric home. There were 2 guys. One of them explaining with grand hand gestures; although he had stucco on himself as well.

(Scary scaffolding picture)

This place was not a large home, but it had a great deal of presence. I mean really, don’t you feel like you’ve arrived someplace important with this gate?

I think this guy is into music.

Yes, this is the chimney. Yes there is an outdoor firebox. No, this is not within a theme park.

The fireplace works both inside and out; not uncommon in the TX-MX border area.

Nope … I could not have made this up.I almost missed the fact that the house is round. I’d love to see it from the air to know if the footprint is guitar shaped as well.

Yes, the entire wall curves.

This was just a roadside random sighting I wanted to share. This guy obviously loves what he does. It’s unfinished, yet already too fabulous.



my favorite baker

Just because it makes me happy …

One of my favorite photos from the fall show:

We call him Vandal.


Vandal works for me during the Texas Renaissance Festival. I snapped this photo one morning while he was ‘bumping’ the mixer, in order to incorporate all of the flour for the Cinnamon Squealers without making a huge mess. I had been trying for weeks to get a photo of these tattoos, but he always seemed to be wearing gloves.

It was obviously cold that morning, because in this photo he’s wearing pajama pants under his customary cargo shorts and chef jacket.