The weather has been so nice and cool lately. It has inspired me to do some hanging out at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. What did I find? Armadillos. These are usually nocturnal creatures so I could not pass up the chance to talk to one of them. The Nature Center will tell you that conditions have been dry and that the cute little critters are just looking for insects, but I suspect they just wanted to see what all the humans were up to. I kept my distance while taking some pictures and as I walked away I could swear I heard the ‘Dillo say, “Have a nice day and come back soon!”
Yes, I did. I really heard that. The Armadillo spoke to me, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. If I see him again, I will ask his name.
When I am not conversing with my forest friends, I am getting ready for the WiVLA Art Exhibition. The opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. the theme for the exhibition is “Reflection”. Here is the card being distributed to advertise the event:
Both visual and literary artists paired up to submit collaborative artwork pieces and literary writings to the exhibition. I paired up with two separate artists; which means that I have two literary pieces in the show. Wonderful artist Marie Casamayor-Harvey painted a wonderful picture to go along with my story entitled, Lorelei. Here’s a hint for appreciating this collaboration: We both like the color red.
My second piece of fiction writing was done in collaboration with artist, writer and sister RoadBroad, Fernanda Brady. She developed an intense collage piece while I wrote about Different Women; Different Paths. Both collaborations are different and both are inspiring. Working with other such talented people really ups my level of creative energy.
This is all happening at Lee College , in the PAC Art Gallery. The address is 801 West Texas Avenue, Baytown, Texas. Believe me, it’s worth the drive to see all the amazing creative results.
I hope that you will be able to join us on December 3rd or make it out to the exhibition sometime before February 7, 2023.
Until next time.….
2 Replies to “Art Openings and Armadillos”
We used to hang out at the Arboretum with some frequency, thanks for,the reminder. It’s long past time to go wander the trail again, especially knowing of your armadillo encounter. In all my decades in Texas I’ve never had a close encounter.
And yes, totally agree Hehe spoke to you, it’s the artist’s way.
Hopping we can make the December 3 collaboration event, looks amazing.
Thanks for your comments and it was great to see you at Haunted Holidays! I hope you see one of the armadillos. Apparently they have many of them at the Arboretum. Also, Lee College is a bit of a drive, but if you make it, I hope to see you there!