Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Texas-Sized Welcome for James Parker

The Entrance to James'
New Mile-Long Driveway

James Parker's New Neighbors and
Potential Main Course
for the Upcoming Hoe Down

You may have heard by now that our friend James Parker has decided to settle back down right here in Tejas. James, here is a little tune to welcome you home . The only things required to live in Texas are a functioning air conditioner, some dusty cowboy boots, and inflecting three additional syllables to every one-syllable word.

How on earth an expatriate can leave Texas and then return and immediately pick the most idyllic spot in the entire state on the first try baffles me, or maybe I'm just jealous as heck. I was tickled pink to hear from James last week, and he said he has good news for all his bloggy pals. He is back on Wifi, Pokey and Taco Belle love their new home, and he has already got his art in the local galleries in this Central Texas mecca. James we have missed you, you always give us such a smile.

I am hoping a whole slew of us can caravan out for a summer paintout at James' hacienda soon. Please stop over and help to welcome him back to the blogosphere! This calls for a hoe down!!!


Beth said...

Hi Nancy,
I am new to your site. There were so many draws I couldn't resist. Pugs, my favorite. Flower Mound, we used to live in Colleyville. Wimberly, Fredericksberg, there is not much to add to the memories in those great towns.
And your beautiful artwork. I am inspired. Thank you for sharing all of this..

Unknown said...

Welcome Beth! I'm so glad you said hello - your work is amazing, love the pet portraits and your "nifty art" and also the way your colors glimmer like stained glass. I bet these are amazing in person!
sending many hugs...

JoanSicignanosfineart.blogspot.com said...

Hi Nancy,

Once again thanks for painting a verbal picture for all of us. I just followed James Parker blog.
I also notice your set up, are those cloth panels you use to set up your display. I absolutely love the look.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Nancy
We went over to welcome Mr James Parker too. It will be good having him around and kicking up some dust!
Bet the hoe down will be starting soon

Becky said...

What is the name of the plant on the top of right of your blog, real tall stems with blue spindly flowers? I want some in my yard but no one seems to know the name around here but we grow them everywhere. So glad your friend moved back!

L.Holm said...

You Texans have all the fun! Love James' blog and his great spirit.

James Parker said...

irt2Nancy, you are just too much. Thanks soooooo much for the big welcome. Pokey and TB owe ya big slurp, too.