Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Office Christmas Party

Last Saturday, Kate and I had our office Christmas party: a night out on the town, walking around Houston touring all the beautiful lights with friends and family.  There were a few carols sung, some red noses and  even a house with a live Santa in the yard!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Christmas Bunny

Last week Kate found a rabbit in the yard.  She approached it and it sniffed her! Since then Garland and I have both hand fed it and it is currently living under the trailer in the back yard. He doesn't really like celery but he loves carrots! Tops and all!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sam Houston 3D Tile

Some more updates on Sam Houston State University's wall: The 3D tiles are in.  They look so good!  I'm very excited to install this project next month.

Inspired Cake

I just received an email from TH Rodgers school, where I participated in career week back in October.  They made a cake inspired by my work.  Yum!!

UPDATE: I got another wonderful email from a TH Rodger student who is kind enough to allow me to post it below.  Thank you Ciera!!

Dear Ms. Gay,
        Today in art class we made cakes based on certain artists work. My group chose your peice The Bethnic Zone. The cake took alot of hard work but in the end it turned out fenominal and I would love for you to see it. I havent taken a pictire of it yet for you to see but I will try to take one A.S.A.P. The cake doesnt look exactly like the peice because we didnt have all of the resources to make it exact but I think our hard work paid off. Please write back.
Thank You,
Ciera Montoya
T H Rogers 6th Grade Student

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fall Flowers in the Garden

Rick Rack Cactus (Selenicereus anthonyanus)
                             Don Juan Rose (Rosa spp.)                    Thryallis (Glaphimia glauca)

Mexican Butterfly Weed (Asclepias curassavica)
Spicy Jatropha (Jatropha integerrima)
                          Coral Vine (Antigonon leptopus)           Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit)
Fairy Duster (Calliandra haematocephala)
Portulaca (Portulaca spp.)
Firespike (Odontonema strictum)
Night Blooming Jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum)

Gomphrena (Gomphrena globosa)
Peacock Ginger (Kaempferia pulchara)
Purple Heart (Tradescantia pallida)
Pink Buttons (Polygonum capitatum)
Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia spp.)

Texas Olive (Cordia boissieri)
Bulbine (Bulbine frutescens)

Cigar Plant (Cuphea ignea)
Tropical Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes spp.)
Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana)

Turkscap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii)

Canna (Canna spp.)
Vitex (Vitex agnus-castus)

Sweet Memory Duranta (Duranta erecta)
Shrubby Allamanda (Allamanda schottii)

Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia spp.)
Queen Palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana) with
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)