The Etta James classic rings heavily in my head as I sit and reflect on today’s events. My visit to the Texas Hill Country was filled with scenic routes ( I basically got lost a bunch of times, but it was totally worth it). It reaffirmed the fact that I love the life I live, ups and downs. The downs make the ups that much better. This trip was totally an up. You know what made this trip even better? Wine.
The drive up to the winery was a gorgeous one. Winding curves on a dirt road, leading up to the top of a hill. Perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The winery grounds were cozy. The staff were super friendly and welcoming. Ten bucks got you 6 tastings and the cool wine glass pictured above. I’m usually a Merlot girl, but the day was nice and warm enough for a sparkling white ( Starry Nights, thank me later). Overall, an extremely pleasant experience. I didn’t take as many pics as I should have at the winery, but I was too busy enjoying the breeze and relaxing. Next time, I promise.
Fall of 2005, I enrolled in my first drawing class. I was excited and nervous. My family had only seen my drawings up to that point, so I wasn’t exactly sure how total strangers would see me as an artist. My favorite lesson was on linear perspective. I loved it so much because it was so specific and exact. I like to say I’m slightly OCD and extremely over analytical and I guess this lesson worked well for me because it was a chance to channel my sense of perfectionism. Needless to say, I got a C on the project (my TA had it out for me since day one). But it’s completion was one of my proudest moments. And I swear now, I see everything from a linear perspective.
Downtown Galveston, TX
Its amazing what you find on your lunch break. I’m amazed at the many simple wonders God has placed on this Earth for us to admire and appreciate. Some so simple, yet so bold. I’ve always been a visual person, with a huge scope for imagination. Bold colors draw me in like moths to a flame. So much so that I have to seize the moment and capture their intensity. Of course, spring time is a breeding ground for bold colors. Hands down my favorite time of year.
So here’s to capturing life’s most fascinating wonders and living aesthetically.