It seems like Fall is just arriving to Texas now, so it is somehow fitting to post August and September’s Mobile Phone Adventures today, as if somehow I was putting closure to the Summer by doing so.
Both months have been characterized by extreme business: working, swimming, long walks and reading. In August we held Teeth’s private screening and it helped me realize that the film was completely finished. Now all that is left is continuing with the process of submitting it to festivals. Since I have always considered that the year starts with the new school year, September felt like the perfect month to start a new project.
So here are the photos I took with my phone for the last two months!
Teddy Bear impaled with a windshield wiper in order to announce a yard sale in my neighbourhood.
Esoteric candles at the supermarket. The fact that they have to state that their action is “alleged” made me laugh.
I was walking back from the pool one evening and I saw lots of people running in strange super hero costumes. A lady asked them why they were doing so and they answered that they were part of the Keep Austin Weird committee.
I made this drink menu for Teeth’s private screening.
Elisabeth & Elisabeth as Daisy before the screening.
We had a candy corner. Elisabeth & Nya were excited to be reunited with the puppy power poster.
I always doodle while editing. Here are Robert Plant and Rings.
I finally found a snake necklace! Witchy jewelry forever!
I saw this beautiful butterfly during one of my walks. Its wings were blue on the inside.
These roses were so fragant.
Cat-napping. I called him but he ignored me.
We went to Cinema East. It’s an outdoor cinema where you take a blanket and sit on the grass. It’s a great place to people-watch and see indie movies.
People take their dogs there too. The best part is that when a dog barks in the movie that they are screening, the dogs in the audience bark back.
Walking down Congress St, thinking about Pink Floyd.
Saw this fascinating moth that looked like a dry leaf.
We went to see an exhibition about how cats and dogs were portrayed in art. I saw this orange lady in an orange room.
People could hang their own drawings of their pets under this Kundera quote.
Game day and this family looked like triplets.
UT girls in dappled light.
A rainbow crowned the sky on my drive back home one day.
A spectacular sunset tinted another one of my walks.
I went to the Texas Memorial Museum and saw this Pterosaur.
Rings hard at work.
We went to the new Alamo Drafthouse and I couldn’t help posing for this picture.
Sunset rays after a long day working.
Having Sunday afternoons all to myself has become precious. This is the view from where I sit to read and research.
I saw this drawing hanging on the window of an art school for children.
There was a pirate in my book store!
For Juan’s birthday we went away to the Canyon of the Eagles. This was our neighbour at the hotel.
I plan to recreate this in my future ranch.
The main reason to go to the canyon was that we wanted to attend a star gazing party.
Waiting for the Sun to set and enjoying the view.
The roof of the observatory slid open and it was slightly uncanny to be indoor and outdoors at the same time.
Juan’s profile, a telescope and an amateur astronomer cowboy. It was pretty cool, we got to see Saturn, a supernova, the Double Double and other galaxies and constellations whose names I cannot remember.
Saw this father driving his son to school in a convertible while the Sun was rising.
Oxblood llilies blossomed around the nighbourhood. Someone told me that they signalled the coming of Fall.
A congressman wrote me a letter because I signed a petition. It is hard for me to understand how people can’t see that society evolves and laws should change with it.
I had to go to a cop store to buy some props for a shoot. It always feels so strange to see guns displayed like this.
I came back to Curiosity Shoppe and as soon as I parked the car, George was there watching me and waiting to greet me. I was happy that he remembered me!
Saw beauty berries for the first time in my life.
For our anniversary Juan and I went to a karaoke that had private rooms. We chose one that was decorated like the Black Lodge!
“Do what I want, and I’m gonna get paid”