February 06, 2024

After a marvelously head-spinning visit to Austin’s thrifting treasure box, Uncommon Objects, I got turned around in its South Austin neighborhood. Cruising past a neighborhood day care, I spotted folk art faces on the fence and slowed down for a looksie.

Upcycled junk has been turned into goofy faces. It made me smile.

I mean, someone has been at this for a WHILE.

Nothing ends up in the landfill from this place.

Isn’t it fun to run across homegrown creativity? Here’s to all the artists out there, making, making, making.

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Attend the third annual Budding Out Plant Sale & Festival on March 16th at the John Fairey Garden in Hempstead. Rare and distinctive plants from the garden’s nursery and from select plant vendors will be for sale. Additional offerings include art, ceramics, jewelry, food, music, and presentations. Admission: $5 for members, $10 for non-members, children under 12 free. Hours: 10 am to 4 pm; members get early admission at 9 am (memberships available on day of event).

Come out to Austin’s Mayfield Park on April 6th for the Mayfield Park Gardening Symposium & Fundraiser, 8:30 to 11 am. This annual benefit for the park includes a raffle, plant sale, and garden speakers.

Come learn about gardening and design at Garden Spark! I organize in-person talks by inspiring designers, landscape architects, authors, and gardeners a few times a year in Austin. These are limited-attendance events that sell out quickly, so join the Garden Spark email list to be notified in advance; simply click this link and ask to be added. Season 8 kicks off in fall 2024. Stay tuned for more info!

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February 06, 2024

After a marvelously head-spinning visit to Austin’s thrifting treasure box, Uncommon Objects, I got turned around in its South Austin neighborhood. Cruising past a neighborhood day care, I spotted folk art faces on the fence and slowed down for a looksie.

Upcycled junk has been turned into goofy faces. It made me smile.

I mean, someone has been at this for a WHILE.

Nothing ends up in the landfill from this place.

Isn’t it fun to run across homegrown creativity? Here’s to all the artists out there, making, making, making.

I welcome your comments. Please scroll to the end of this post to leave one. If you’re reading in an email, click here to visit Digging and find the comment box at the end of each post. And hey, did someone forward this email to you, and you want to subscribe? Click here to get Digging delivered directly to your inbox!

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Digging Deeper

Attend the third annual Budding Out Plant Sale & Festival on March 16th at the John Fairey Garden in Hempstead. Rare and distinctive plants from the garden’s nursery and from select plant vendors will be for sale. Additional offerings include art, ceramics, jewelry, food, music, and presentations. Admission: $5 for members, $10 for non-members, children under 12 free. Hours: 10 am to 4 pm; members get early admission at 9 am (memberships available on day of event).

Come out to Austin’s Mayfield Park on April 6th for the Mayfield Park Gardening Symposium & Fundraiser, 8:30 to 11 am. This annual benefit for the park includes a raffle, plant sale, and garden speakers.

Come learn about gardening and design at Garden Spark! I organize in-person talks by inspiring designers, landscape architects, authors, and gardeners a few times a year in Austin. These are limited-attendance events that sell out quickly, so join the Garden Spark email list to be notified in advance; simply click this link and ask to be added. Season 8 kicks off in fall 2024. Stay tuned for more info!

All material © 2024 by Pam Penick for Digging. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.

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