Standing up

Today’s post is rather random.

There’s Don’s latest, which made good use of the stash from this post:
http://imgoingtotexas.blogspot.com/2018/05/slow-down.html

 

And while it has been called both shaman and totem during its becoming, to me it is the Keeper …

 

Guardian of the grasses …

 

And then there’s Jace, building …

 

Wonder where he gets it from.
And we attended a Families Belong Together rally today, here caught in the background of a local Facebook video.  …

 

I know it’s better to use fewer words on posters, but I couldn’t resist the Declaration of Independence …

 

I saw a better sign later, as I scanned for news of other rallies … wish I had snapped a screenshot. It said something like, “I couldn’t tell my grandson that I did nothing.”
Anyway, about 150 folks showed up in Kerrville. One of the advantages of a small town rally was parking one block from City Hall and being able to stand under a tree (hmmm … guess that’s two advantages).
As we stood by the roadside, signs in hand, Don leaned over and said, “I just hope no one gets ticked off enough to decide to drive up over the curb.”
“It already crossed my mind,” I replied. “I’m standing where I can dive behind that wall.”
Paranoia aside, more folks drove by with thumbs up than thumbs down. And if most of the ralliers were rightly characterized as aging hippies, I was heartened by the young family who stood beside us.
Hoping for a better day … working together as best we can …
Maybe not so random after all.

Slow down …

How has it already been a week since I posted? And I have so many pictures, so many thoughts to share, some from last month! So maybe this: several shorter posts, starting with this one.

We wandered through one of our junking haunts, Broadway Paul’s in Wimberley …

 

but it was closed. One week later, it was still closed, so I texted this picture to the phone number on the sign …

 

How much? And the deal was done by sliding some cash under the door.
It has been morphing since then …
Don getting his milk paint on …

 

ideas ebbing and flowing …

 

Meantime, as I was looking through the accumulated pantry of rust, I noticed a clock work that had sprung its spring …

 

I mean, I just love this …

 

escapement.

Figuring

You’ve heard this before: I’m not good at following directions. That said, I could use some advice as I’m making my first ever doll …

 

for soon-to-be one year old Parker …

 

and would appreciate suggestions on what to use for stuffing (no pellets please).
In getting started I kinda liked the look of this doll on Pinterest …

 

except for the hair, the clothing, and the face. Which I changed, along with the length of the arms and the size of the feet. In any case, I couldn’t follow the directions since the tutorial was in Italian … so, suffice it to say your input would be appreciated.
Meantime, Don was cruising around Pinterest, too …

 

For inspiration that led to this …

 

A few close-ups …

 

 

 

And now I’m thinking he’s got that junk store cigar mold in his sights …

 

We do have fun …