Thursday, April 14, 2011

Truck Repair and Yard Art

Count down: less than 24 hours before I leave for.Austin Yard Arts Festival. Belgian Mom is worried that my face may show up on a milk container after this trip. If you guys see a girl gnome on your milk box, start looking for me but I'm pretty sure Tufa Girl is not an axe murderer although she is still disappointed in me for buying those knockout roses.

Crazy Arts Yard Austin festival  meet geeky, repressed yard art fan... it is a match made in heaven.

Shyrlene made her own pilgrimage, went to Kentucky and returned unharmed ...so see I'll be fine.

Shyrlene of Bunnies Buffet comments and submits:

I found it!  I really did!  The Birthplace of Yard Art.....  I was on a pilgrimage to the Gnome Princess's Secret Garden in KY, and I found this treasure trove on a stop to a Cracker Barrel in southern Indiana.  While this may not qualify for the 'Yard Art' game, I just couldn't resist sharing my finding!  I did ask permission to take pictures when I stopped by --- I didn't want to risk injury or arrest, since this was a place of business!

One of my favorite features was the business sign:  Truck Repair & Yard Art:




Here are a few more shots of my travels. I fully and willingly admit that I did have an impulse buy while stopping. It's small & unassuming - as I'm not ready to put a full scale model of a Triceratops or a concrete GI Joe in my yard quite yet. 




Austin Art Yard Tour here I come


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The easiest way to follow the action as it happens is via Twitter:
http://twitter.com/#!/tufagirl

Or just check the TwitPic page to see what photos have been posted: http://twitpic.com/photos/tufagirl

30 comments:

  1. Yes, I am indeed worried about my friend, and I've already filled her head with possible scenarios. I expect TuraGirl to send me a copy of her driver's license so I know who to look for should LH disappear.

    Oh, and it was not just a milk carton...It was a soy milk carton. :)

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  2. On the back of a soy milk cartoon, my parents may see it. If they put in on the back of a cottage cheese container, The Higher Power and Hubby may see as... as they are both into eating super foods. (whatever they are but it involves a fancy protein)

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  3. Hey! No warrants or tickets (lately) and getting the vehicle serviced for a safe trip. Besides the whole Texas Chainsaw Massacre thing was years ago...

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  4. Belgian-Mom, I leave a trail of pictures on her twitter account (keep this to yourself) that way you can find out where she hid the body.

    Tufa Girl, oh that little ole' Texas Chainsaw thing... everyone has forgiven you for that

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  5. Must find that GPS thingey on my phone and turn it off. Whoops, did I type that?

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  6. Oh yeah, thanks for reminding me Tufa Girl. LH, turn on your GPS if you have not already done so, or wear your special-hang-around-your-neck GPS that you use for your races. That should be sufficient.

    Oh, and LH, if you come home singing the praises of hydroponics wearing a tie-die T-shirt, I will say "I told you so".

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  7. Tufa, Belgian Mom is suspicious of your gardening skills.

    Belgian Mom, I think I have only seen pictures of 10 or so grow lamps. Nothing to worry about.

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  8. I use the grow lamps in the Winter and only have 5, thank you.

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  9. Feel really compelled to post this video.

    Saving Grace, the movie not TV show (Part 4).

    http://youtu.be/n2k3Bsl1t7A

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  10. OMG, that is hilarious. I'm going to rent that next weekend.

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  11. I would put a T-top in my yard.

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  12. Sigh, truck repair and yard art: I've seen the two living happily side by side on many a colourful occasion. And BTW, "hang around the neck GPS" sounds like a lot of sense!

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  13. Laura, you should stop hesitating and get one. I keep showing you places to buy one.

    Kate, yes truck repair and yard art go together like horse and carriage, this I tell you brother, you can't have one without the other

    Oh and the GPS neck thing, put it under your shirt because if you are moving at any speed it will bounce up and hit you in your teeth.

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  14. LifesHwy/TufaGirl - have a fabulous time on your TX adventure!! I wish you safe journey, 'bountiful spoils' and a book full of stories to share w/ your readers! --Shyrlene

    (P.S. LOVE the music that accompanies my travels on the YouTube video!! It's simply perfect...)

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  15. Thanks Shyrlene, We plan to have a large time.

    I really enjoy making the videos. Glad you enjoyed the music, I give it a lot of thought.

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  16. Lifeshighway & TufaGirl ,
    Hope you enjoy your adventure. I almost feel excited about it too, and I'm not even into Yard Art. Maybe on your return, the Game will take on an extra dimension.

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  17. Shyrlene, what a find, Truck Repair + Yard Art! Great pictures, nothing blurry or 20 miles away like mine. I don't know where I'd put a triceratops or GI Joe, either...or for that matter, Dufus Kong. Maybe there are some Certified Master Yard Art Gardeners out there who can set us all straight on the Proper Usage & Placement of Triceratops in the Garden.

    Great video, lifeshighway. I hope you and Tufa Girl have a great time on your trip, we'll all be watching. As far as putting the GPS thing down your shirt, just be careful, there's a reason I don't jog and it doesn't have a thing to do with a GPS flying up and hitting me in the teeth.

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  18. Hey, I met tufa girl when she worked at my favorite plant place! She's great, you'll have great fun in Austin for sure.

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  19. What a fun adventure the yard art festival. Hope you guys have a great time.

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  20. b-a-g, thanks and what do you mean... of course you are a yard art fan. You are just reluctant to admit it.

    Karen, I think there should be a master certification in yard artery, I would take it! And as far as the GPS goes... snicker.

    S... OMG I found out Tufa is a brunette! Who knew!!!

    gwgt, wish you were with us. Will take pictures for you.

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  21. You look like a yard fairy among these yard sculptures:)

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  22. Now we know where it all comes from. What an amazing collection of junk, I mean treasures.

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  23. How could I go as Lara Croft if I were a blonde?

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  24. Tufa Girl, OK you got my there. Maybe I was thinking of Princess Leia in her bronze bikini.

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  25. The twitpic thing is not working for me.
    Did you guys post any pics?

    Apparently you do not realize how many hoops I have to jump through just to get to this blog through my super secure computer.

    Gees.

    HAVE A GREAT TIME!!!

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  26. TwitPic: http://twitpic.com/photos/tufagirl

    I promise to send her home on Sunday in one piece.

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  27. Have a safe and yard-art-filled trip. We'll be here when you get back and ready to see all the wonders. Have fun!

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  28. Did you remember to pack your Liver Guard?

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  29. Oh, man, that is the motherlode of yard art!! Where is that place??? I want me a Sasquatch for the front yard!!!!

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  30. I want King Kong's son! Yep, you've seen it here on your internet! I wonder if he's on Facebook? Just makes me want to grow a pair so I can try for yard art photos again - I did get new batteries for my dysfunctional camera!!

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