|"S-curve" an early more primitive piece shown at 2011Texas Furniture Makers Show|
Time is ticking away. The year is already winding down. Is it just me? or is time moving faster? It seems as if there is not enough time in the day to get all of the many things that are required to function in this day and age, accomplished. Most of the things originally considered time savers have actually snuck their way into the time waster category. Cell phones make us slaves to their tones and vibrations. The internet that connects us to everything and everyone, tempts us with meaningless info, cute cat photos, bizarre happenings, and viral videos. Don't let me get started on social media.....
228 Earl Garrett Street
Reception November 17, 5:30 - 8 pm
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, 1 - 4 pm
|Sharing ideas and info.|
|Les Powers, Lou Quallenberg & Simba|
|Les Signing a piece for the show|
|Tauni makes a beautiful background|
|Les even stacks his wood artistically|
We met Les & Tauni at the Western Design Conference in 2008 the first year it was held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We connected immediately and chose to meet up and hang out again at the Western Design Conference the following year, along with Tim Carney and his beautiful artist wife Maureen Shaughnessy - who by the way encouraged us to start this blog. Meeting and sharing with incredible artists is one of our favorite social pastimes. We met Tom Dean of Milo Creek Carvings at the 2009 WDC and continue to joke and tease with him to this day. We always enjoy connecting, sharing and feeding the inspiration and energy that occurs as artists gather, socialize and share.
We would have never known about the show if we had not discovered the incredible work of Al Hone in a copy of the Sourcebook from the Western Design Conference. His work and the opportunity to meet him was one of the reasons we decided to do that final 2006 Western Design Conference in Cody, Wyoming. (That and the fact that Sam Maloof was one of the judges!)
Check out a few of his available pieces:
|Spirit of the Tetons 46w x 26d x 30h|
|Longhorn Cabinet 90h x 46w x 21d|
|Raven Magic Mirror 52w x 44h|
For more take a look at his website: AlHone.com. Mary uses antique trade beads and creates beautiful beaded jewelry, leather work and accessories inspired by native Indian patterns and design. Together they are traveling the country in an RV, creating their art and living their dream. I suspect that even living that lifestyle they still feel time leaking away here and there. Who knows maybe quelling that feeling of time shrinking away is why they chose to pack up and hit the road in the first place.