I'm in the mood for a little exercise this morning, so I thought I'd take a walkabout and if you care to join me...I'll introduce you to a coupla neighbors of mine at the Circus Of The Stars.
To our left is Royer's Cafe and as you can see...there is no getting through that pack of hungry, hungry...ummm...people! Let's go to the right instead...whatcha say?
My next door neighbors were Kim and David Leggett from Tennessee. They were such fun to sit out on the "veranda" with during the show. We laughed, talked and then laughed some more! Let me just say...Kim could talk the ears off'n a billy goat. (Kim darlin'...that's not a bad thing, but high praise coming from the Queen of Trash Talkin' herself. Poor David didn't stand a snowball's chance of gettin' a word in edgewise between the two of us!)
These two are quite the power house couple. They've been at this business since Hector was a pup and sure know a lot about stuff...namely folk art. Since that is a secret passion of mine...I got me a mini-education in real folk art.
While these may look like just sticks that Kim painted in her spare time (HA!)...they actually represent the (some might say) obsessive art of Oliver Wright. Painstakingly over a lifetime, each stick hand selected and hand painted, he created this beautiful collection. To appreciate the color and impact, this display had to be viewed first hand and not just in a photo. I couldn't capture the love and passion that each stick represented, but suffice it to say, it's of museum quality.
The colorful basket was woven entirely of wire. Again...just beautiful and the mirrors you ask? Can you say industrial strength Fab U Lousness?
This is just a small sampling of a collection of framed temperance cards displayed on a wall of their tent. Loved it!
Kim's eye for displays and David's willingness to hang from a tent top make them the ideal pair...and what a pair to draw to! They are like a fine pair of matched mules...and here in Texas...that's the ultimate compliment to give for unrivaled work ethics!
I'd love to be able to say the same thing about me and Cat Daddy, but where they are Jack and Jenny...me and him are more like Frick and Frack!
BTW...remind me to tell y'all a funny story on what happened to them at the end of the show. It's a doozie and demonstrates how resourceful us junkers truly are!
Let's just follow the map and scoot on down to visit my favorite little protegee...'kay?
The sign says it all. Anybody who uses duct tape as an accent mark has got to be throwed off, but in a really, really good way!
I've read the only thing that separates genius from madness is a thin line. Trust me...this chick isn't walking that line...she's sitting on it. She's either one crazy (like a fox) genius or a mad (mad I say) scientist working in her la.bor.a.tory ( I love the way this girl talks!)...you be the judge! Regardless of which is which...talent is her mainstay and I promise you up and down...y'all are gonna see her name up in lights one day...held in place by duct tape but of course!
Robelyn has her own unique sense of style. She doesn't worry about what's the latest, greatest. Instead she focuses on what makes her happy and what makes folks smile. Now y'all tell me....doesn't this globe make you smile out loud?
With her raucous use of color, playful Saddle Tramp designs to wear and just her whole sweet self...it's like being in a McDonald's Playland for grown-ups with more than enough eye candy to keep you on a sugar rush...sans the calories!
What can I say? I am the proud owner of one of her pocketbooks (that's what she calls 'em) and I love it. I could gush on and on about the detailed work that goes into each and every creation (with no two being alike), but kinda like the sticks...ya just gotta see 'em to believe 'em!
My little Trashette paid a surprise visit and rather than sit around looking all cute-like (which she does SO well), she chose to work for Robelyn at the Red.Neck Chic (FYI...for the record...that's chic as in tray sheek...not chick) boutique...free of charge. My baby girl knows fashion, what's hip and cool, and can spot another fashionista with her eyes closed. No wonder she made a bee line to RNC...can't says as I blame her! I'da worked there too...if I didn't have my own stinkin' tent to take care of!
I think I'm getting the stink eye!
David's giving me that same look he kept giving Kim and I during the show. If you don't read faces...here's the translation:
No more lolly gagging...it's time for TnT to get her rusty dusty back to work!<p>
Thank you Kim, David and Robelyn for making 11 Luh-uh-uh-ONG days just a little bit shorter...and 110x more fun!