Tuesday, June 17, 2008

IMT - 'Find the Art in the Everyday'

"Let’s revisit a favorite theme of mine: Find the Art in the Everyday. As you go through your day, look for the beauty. Find the extraordinary in the ordinary. Take a photo, draw a sketch, journal about it, then share with all of us here."

We've only been here at our new home in south Texas less than a month but I've been exploring our town and local communities with day trips. San Antonio is on my list to visit very soon, however I know I'll need a weekend (minimum for starters!) for that. I do believe that art is everywhere and that window-shopping, store displays and out of the way places yield some of the most amazing pieces of 'everyday art'!

Walking throught the doors of this building was a breath of fresh air and a bit like stepping back in time.....

The Emporium - Del Rio, TX One of the town's most historic buildings - you can feel the history & charm of this amazing shoppe the minute you walk through the doors! Old fashioned ice cream sodas, coke floats, or a real fountain drink can be found and all of the ice cream treats are made with Texas Blue Bell Ice Cream. They also serve specialty coffee drinks and Italian sodas, such as frozen cappuccino or frozen lemonade.
Other items available include antiques, Texas jams & jellies, gifts, children's games, stationery and scrapbooking supplies.

Betty and Jim Sanders are the owners of this delightful place! Jim's grandfather originally purchased the building back in the late 19th century. I introduced myself to Betty, told her a little bit about my art/creative background - we had a great time chatting and I promised I'd be back for a treat real soon!

What flavor are you? I'm 'Butterscotch' :)


Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the colours and light effects in your pics.

s.l.greek said...

hi laura-

thank you for your wonder comments on my site. your photos for this challenge are wonderful as well. i have tried illustration friday a few times...IMT is my fave. i have very limited time to create so i go with what comes quickest.

Charlie said...

I agree art is everywhere. There is a lot of creativity in art of display. Your photos are awesome. And San Antonio is a nice place to visit.I live in S.A. and love it. It is terribly hot right now but it usually is.

Charlie said...

It's me again. You'll have to fill me in about the article in country living. I did not see it. Was it the latest issue?

laurel said...

What a great place but how could they go wrong when they have scrapbook supplies. ;-) Your photos give a wonderful sense of the place.