Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Galveston, Oh Galveston

I still hear your sea winds blowin'...

We have been away for the week showing at the TAEA (Texas Art Educators Show) show in Galveston TX.  We had a great show and met wonderful folks.  We had the great pleasure of meeting Gail and Stacey from Wired Design www.wireddesignsstudio.com and Carol from Stamp Antonio www.stampantonio.com.  We are making plans for teaching classes in both of these stores in 2012 (both in San Antonio).  So many asked us about classes at the show that I hope if your in the area you can check with these stores about attending.  We will have a wonderful time.  I'll be teaching the altered charm sampler and the copper transfer bracelet at Wired Designs and altered arts at Stamp Antonio.

Moody Gardens outside of the show location. 

I can still hear the rhythm of the ocean.  We had a balcony view of the gulf so slept
with the doors open so we could enjoy the water all night.  Just like a lullaby.

Our trip to Galveston Island was more than we could have wished for.  Not even the flat tire on the trailer or the overnight break in of our vehicle could dampen our spirits.  After the show work was over we took a VERY rare off day to explore the area.  We even took morning walks on the beach gathering shells for art work yet to be imagined.  But... talk about being in the right place at the right time - after shopping in the Historic Strand District, we were late to catch our harbor tour so had to return for the last one of the day an hour later.  As it turns out, the city of Galveston had just spent 25 million on redoing their pier/dock to accommodate the cruise ship Carnival Magic that will be sailing from that port.  Monday was their maiden voyage from Galveston.  To start the event off with a bang, the cruise line was offering a Maroon 5 concert for the thousands with cruise tickets and all the travel agents etc.  Our tour boat was docked next to the stage.  On the tour with us was one of the Galveston tourism directors.  We all agreed that the dolphins that we were going out to see were probably already asleep and wouldn't we rather see the concert instead.  So she talked the captain into staying dock side.  We all got to sit upper deck a few feet from the stage while sitting in the bay.  Only a glass of wine would have made it better.  That is one to put in the books!  Maroon 5 you were awesome!
Galveston Bay

View from our boat of the stage.
Adam Levine - Maroon 5

Finishing off the evening on the pier with a great dinner.  Golden tile fish, YUM!

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