Sunday, November 25, 2012


the east austin studio tour spans two weekends every november. this year, nearly 200 private studios and exhibition spaces opened to the public, all within the boundaries of i35, 183, 290, and the lake. check the map (pdf) for full pinhead effect.

a mixed-medium piece at the delta millworks buidling, springdale @ 5th. i assume some people tour studios looking to buy, but for me it's all about acknowledging / remembering the insane amount of creative work that goes on every day in east austin, behind doors and in buildings that typically go unnoticed.

like here at metal authority hq, a single-lot facility at 14th and cedar. this place is 1.1 miles from my house according to google maps and i'd never seen / heard of it before.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Haunted Hike, St. John's, Newfoundland

this is the anglican cathedral, starting point for the sun-thurs summer ghost tours through downtown st. john's. photo taken 8-6-12.

our guide for the "ghosties and ghoulies" tour, professor jonathan ignatius wilkinson. tour cost: $10/head.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Last call beer, Contigo Austin

expensive gastro-pubs with outdoor seating are in. this place has been around for about a year and a half, less than a mile from our house. i've hosted two matador meetups there.

we're happy for their success, though it means the wait's often longer than we want to commit. 11-midnight is a good time to visit.

pictured pint is local circle brewing's smokin' beech, a rauchbier whose novelty wears off halfway through the glass.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Trail vignette: Pedernales Falls State Park

last weekend we camped for a night at pedernales falls state park and were able to walk both of the park's longer trails. this shot is from the 7.5-mile loop to jones spring. there was bitterweed in bloom all over the park, but this stretch was absolutely covered.

halah enjoyed it. ears up.