Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I Won!

Who said that Twitter is a waste of time?

Well, while I was wasting time on said website I noticed that had some free tickets to Gilberto Gil's show over at UT. I was the 2nd person to reply so I won I pair of tickets. In addition to this lucky moment of the day, we were also able to find a babysitter for the evening so Evangelina got to see a pretty great show.

We parked on Campus and I had no clue where the Hogg Auditorium was. Luckily, there was a group of not college age looking folks leaving the parking garage at the same time. I decided to follow the guy in his mid-60's wearing a blazer, a mock turtleneck and a pair of vans. It was definitely my lucky day. Will-Call had our tickets and we enjoyed our great seats and our show.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Art City Austin

We're back from an amazing trip to El Salvador. We went all over the country and had a blast doing so. We went from city to beach, from city to lake, from city to beach and back. The kids had a blast and this will probably be the first trip to El Salvador that they truly remember. Javi and Ale had been before but it had been almost 3 years so their memories were hazy. With all the fun they had this trip, it should be crystal clear for a long time.

Now that we're back it's time to focus on getting ready for Art City Austin. I don't know much about the show other than it's right here in town, put on by a wonderful local organization that works really hard to promote Art in Austin and that it's going to be in a wonderful location. The show stretches along the Lake on Cesar Chavez from Colorado Street to Lamar. I've only done one other outdoor show before so I'm hoping for good weather. I'll let you all know my exact location when I find out.

I'm also hoping that my good friends Abigail and Steven win the TOGS Competition so I can use their exhibition space rather than set up under a sorry EZ-UP Tent.

Friday, March 19, 2010

My Favorite Place in the World

el lago de coatepeque

We've been visiting my wife's family in El Salvador during spring break. Haven't been in about 3 years and I'm wondering what took us so long to get back here. A trip wouldn't be complete without a visit to my absolute favorite place in the world. El Lago de Coatepeque. Actually, we were on an island in the middle of the lake...does it get any better than that?

Back to Austin, my studio and reality shortly. Pero, para mientras, vamos a tomar un poquito mas.