Archive for November 10th, 2016

I know what you are thinking right about now, for only spending 72 hours in San Antonio this guy is going on and on about it for way too long. Well, that may be true, but I have a lot to share. However, I think today is the last post dedicated to San Antonio, as least until I look through my pictures and notes and find more to share, or until I make a return visit.

Today, I wanted to share the one small piece of art I purchased on my trip to add to my collection. While poking around the many galleries in the charming La Villita historic arts district, I came across the work of artist Vera Smith at the River Art Group’s gallery. The piece that caught my eye was a miniature water color called “Stripey at The Alamo” and I just had to have it as the perfect memento of my trip.

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Seriously, how can you not fall in love with an original work of art featuring an orange cat hanging out at San Antonio’s most iconic landmarks?

Check out Vera Smith’s work here.

Meanwhile, the gallery of the River Art Group is a treasure trove of fine works from area artists.

About the River Art Group: “The River Art Group is one of the largest and finest artist groups in the country. The River Art Group is housed in the historic Florian House within historic La Villita in downtown San Antonio, Texas. The art group was formed during the summer of 1947, when two small groups of San Antonio artists had the notion of doing a combined art show on the refurbished San Antonio Riverwalk. River Art Group  has 254 artists from San Antonio and surrounding communities working in a wide variety of media. In the gallery you will see works in acrylic, oil, watercolor, pen and ink, pastel, photography, clay, metal, wood and more. Some artists also offer fine art reproductions of their work.  Many artists are juried in for multiple categories.  River Art Group is fortunate to have very talented artists in the group.”

Learn more about the River Art Group here.

sugruToday’s find is one of those things that is so cool I wish I had a million reasons for using it. It is Sugru, a glue that you can shape and put in place before it turns into rubber. Seriously, this stuff is really cool and you can find all sorts of uses for it.

About Sugru: “Sugru is the extraordinary new mouldable glue designed for fixing, making and improving your stuff. It’s the only glue on the planet that sticks to almost anything, moulds like play-dough, then cures overnight into a durable silicone rubber. Once it’s cured, Sugru has some pretty amazing properties, making it perfect for use everywhere – from your home to the great outdoors. Sugru’s unique, patented formula has earned it dozens of awards and global scientific recognition. It’s used by loads of clever people from engineers in international space programmes to Himalayan explorers to our uncle Barry.”

Once you look around Sugru’s website to see all the potential uses for the stuff, you are going to be inspired to buy some and find all manner of ways of using it – it is that cool.

Learn more about Sugru and its uses here.

Visit Sugru’s online store here.