Friday, May 25, 2012

Gone Fishin'

When my daughters convinced me to start this blog last year in March I really didn't think I had much to say. Ahhhhhhhh....that was 90 posts ago! So, we've solved the problem of 'what do I say' to all of you loyal readers. But I have grown envious of these college kids that have the summer off. With creativity waning as I look longingly out the window, I've decided to take a little sabbatical myself. 

Through the summer I will only be writing when something really important happens, or when I really have something to say. Otherwise, 'I've gone fishin!' (Not really - I plan on being right here!) Actually, a dear friend has encouraged me to write a book about the building process as sort of a "self-help" manual for all of you that might want to have something built one of these days. I'm about a chapter deep already - and wondering again what I really have to say!

Let me leave you for a while with a few pictures of comfortable spaces outside. That oughta cool you off!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Holy Chihuly!

For literally months now I have been bugging you about the Chihuly Art Exhibit that was coming to the Dallas Arboretum in May. It's here! You will remember that the Arboretum hired us to build "Small Houses of Great Artists" in conjunction with Chihuly. My business partner Phillip McCloud and I thought our stuff was pretty neat until Dale Chihuly showed up... Rather than give you the "play by play", let's let Chihuly's work write this blog as we share some of the photographs that our Arboretum friend Bill Hurst of Bill Hurst Photography shared with us - even Bill's work is truly amazing!

Unlike other Chihuly Exhibits that have shown around the United States the Arboretum has lit many of the works in the garden. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights will be Chihuly After Dark. Don't miss it!
Awfully special! Perfect for a great date night with that special person. Of course, you could also run through the Monet "Small House" while you are there....