Trans-Pecos Trip, 9/12-15

Ya'll know I will jump at any excuse to head back to Marfa. Thankfully, the Trans-Pecos Music Festival is happening next weekend, which means we're heading back West! I'm excited to be teaching a leather tooling workshop on Friday, September 13th at El Cosmico--snag your tickets right here before you go, as spots are limited.

We'll also be set up from Thursday-Saturday as a festival vendor, so you can shop to your heart's content for that perfect memento from the trip. Pick up some hair clips you've been eyeing, or that leather catch all tray for the bedside table. You'll also get to shop the work of KKDW, woodworker extraordinaire Kelly DeWitt.

Road trip to West Texas

Driving to West Texas from Austin was surreal and inspiring. The forecast for the drive out said heavy showers, which you have to take with a grain of salt in Texas. We pray for rain, but that doesn't mean it's coming. Thankfully, though, the rain did come and it poured pretty hard for the last three hours of our drive in the desert. After a long summer, you could feel a grateful sigh of relief from the downpour.

Driving to West Texas by Natalie Davis

Driving back was a completely different experience, as suddenly we could clearly see the mountains and those huge Texas skies. For a 7-hour drive, we saw about 3-4 hours of this kind of magic out the window.

Driving to West Texas by Natalie Davis