Daily Archives: January 3, 2014

Never a Dull Moment

"Texas Sketches", mixed media by Kerry McFall

“Texas Sketches”, mixed media by Kerry McFall

The blue highways winding from Dallas to Austin, and the museums and galleries in Dallas and Fort Worth provided a lot of sketch fodder.    I confirmed toward the end of the trip that Longhorn Cattle do actually exist, although in very limited numbers (mostly in parades), but apparently there is no such thing as a living visible armadillo.  I saw several halves of armadillos on highway center lines, so perhaps there are a few live ones hiding in the brush somewhere, and there are many stuffed armadillos hanging above doorways in bars and boot shops, so maybe the live ones are all just invisible, like unicorns… but there were plenty of other wonders to behold.

Take for example the five-legged donkey, which was impressive for those of us who haven’t been around farms or ranches much lately (my, my, they do make ’em big in Texas.)

More Texas sketches coming soon.