My health always an issue I had more than normal health scare when an asthma attack surprised me this month. I am better now but it took me down and out for a few weeks. It all started with the smoke from the fires here in Central Texas. One of our artist friends Susie Fowler the Shade Tree Potter lost her home but incredibly her studio was saved. See video, photos and article here. Please donate and help out if you can. The Bastrop fires seem to be getting all of the attention and resources while our neighbors in Spicewood who also suffered losing their homes and businesses are offered limited relief. The Pedernales/Spicewood Fire burned 6,500 acres and damaged nearly 70 homes.
|Susie Fowler Shade Tree Potter in her Home/ Gallery this vase is up for Auction|
This piece, Pedernales Cliff Tower, is featured in the Texas Country Reporter episode about Susie Fowler The Shade Tree Potter. Watch it HERE. All the flora and fauna collected for impressions in this piece were gathered on her land and down the bluff to the river bed. The minimum bid will be $400, starting the bidding with the existing bid for the previous piece.
The piece is currently on view at Authenticity Gallery in the Bee Cave Galleria mall. Please drop in and make a bid on the silent auction form. The final auction award will be made during the Live Auction at the benefit at the fire station.
ALL of the donated funds go directly to the Pedernales Fire Dept. Auxilary
The Pedernales Fire Department Auxillary Fundraiser is this
Saturday, OCTOBER 1 from 7 - 11 PM.
We were picking up Lou's God son, Travis from New Jersey, from the airport that evening and all roads (highways) home were blocked by fire. We were on 71 at the Pedernales River (well what was the river) when the Spicewood fire crossed the highway. Dripping Springs was being evacuated as we considered trying Hamilton Pool Road because 620 had already been closed due to the Steiner Ranch Fire. This meant going all the way back into Austin and taking 183 to 29 but then we heard on the radio that 29 at Leander and Liberty Hill also had a fire closing the highway. We went ahead and decided to try getting through Liberty Hill before giving up and spending the night in Austin. As we arrived they were re-opening the highway, so while we ended up taking the long, long, long way home. we did make it home that night. A bit late but safe and sound and for that we are so very thankful.
|Travis sanding sanding sanding|
|Barney with a bench mock up during the design process|
|Lou applying the finish entering the home stretch - only 7 more.|
|Mesquite seat gets coat #3 (see the number to the left?)|
It is so good to know he really enjoys the work he is doing. I only wish we could put the home, shop, and studio all together in one location so that I could at least peek in on him while he is whistling and working away with his latest mesquite beauty.