Sunday, June 26, 2011

Downtown Austin Modern-Euro Eco Style - 2nd Street District!

It's always the simple, understated things that stand out. I think I took these when I was on a walk with my Mr. Hip Dad (and I mean that in a good way!). The 2nd St. district is always inspiring in its architecture and innovative restaurants and boutiques. It provides a great setting for taking photographs, enjoying time with friends and family, and getting fresh ideas for art projects. Love it.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Famous Hotels in Dallas and Sicily

This was our room at The Hotel Adolphus in Dallas. The hotel is a wonderful historic hotel with beautiful antiques in various sitting areas for afternoon tea or just relaxing. The artwork is amazing - women draped in delicate and colorful garments, flanked by tigers, for example.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I am Sedona air at night

I don't have much to say in this blog - the images speak for themselves. The landscape is fierce and the climate harsh in the Southwestern desert of Arizona (link to landscape photos). The crazy vibrant colors of Sedona are what inspired the name it is sometimes referred to -- Red Rock Country. The type of plants that grow in the desert let you know right away that only the strong can survive. They're knotty and hard and defensive and beautiful and they demand respect.

The landscape of Arizona is black + white and color.

Whatever nature evokes in you will come into full force in the desert and mountains. You'll drift through the night sky and won't want to land. The energy of your body becomes the stars and your skin - the air.

Here are some more photos - black + white landscapes.

Friday, June 10, 2011

I passed by this makeshift adult video store set-up on I35 a number of times - Big Rig Video. It was one of those places that had been on my list of things I wanted to "investigate". It eventually closed down because shady things (drug deals, prostitution, robberies) were happening due to the nature of the business. Put a porno store - housed inside of 18 wheelers, no less - on the side of one of the busiest highways in the nation and you're bound to get a cosmos of crossed live wires.

Well, I finally made it and how beautiful it was! I crept ...