How can you live to be 58 years old and not know that Austin, TX is such an artsy city?
Welp, I have to admit...
that while I've been practicing art for roughly 10 years...
I am quite ignorant about most of the art world.
So it was an extra special treat to be told by dear friends in FL -
when they found out I was flying into Austin -
that they wanted to go there to explore the art communities...
and was I going to?
I was thinking...like...what art communities?!?
So...even though it was only a pinky toe dip in the water so to speak,
when the kids brought us back to Austin for the plane home
on Saturday morning
(after yard sale-ing in Killeen)
for arts unknown.
We headed first for our hotel to drop off our luggage
and asked the desk clerk if she knew of any Art areas close by.
She sent us to South Congress Avenue...
which is close to -
or in -
the downtown area
and we blissed out on all the artists,
I noticed that some signs said SoCo
and asked one of the ladies where I bought a pin what it stood for.
She told me the locals didn't call the area SoCo,
but the tourists did in an attempt to compare this area to SoHo in NYC.
because the shops lined each side of South Congress Avenue for blocks
in every direction.
No matter what you call it,
it was fun,
it was funky
and it was definitely artsy.
I asked before taking most of these pictures
and you have my promise that I won't try to reproduce anything seen here.
|this is one I wouldn't even THINK about trying to reproduce but found it fascinating nevertheless|
But I sure won't let it stop me from being motivated!
Even though I tried...
I took too many pix to get them all into one post!!!
So even though I thought I was done with vacation slides...
you get to see more - next time! :)
Create Your Life,
|That's me and my Bear in the reflection.|