Last Day for East Austin Studio Tour

I was fortunate enough to get out and visit several of the studios on the East Austin Studio Tour yesterday afternoon. Today is the last day, but if you get the chance...here are the studios I visited and loved the most. If you have never done the East Austin Studio Tour... you really, really should take advantage of this opportunity to visit with artists directly and snap up some amazing works of arts at surprisingly affordable prices.

#2 Karen Saenz - Amazing oil paintings of dreamlike scenes that make you feel like you are really there. http://www.karensaenz.com/

#16 Fisterra Studio - Painter Jennifer Chenoweth and sculptor Todd Campbell merge art, architecture, function, and nature throughout their 101 year old studio/home. This was by far my favorite! http://www.fisterrastudio.com/ I just read on their site that Jennifer Chenoweth will also help you choose paint colors for your home... need to give her a call but, sadly, I know my home still won't look nearly as cool and fabulous as hers.

#30 Dog House Studios - A collective studio including work from 3 truly inspiring, provoking painters Karen Maness, Jennifer Balkan , Pablo Taboada.

#4 Bright Studio - lots of affordable yummy things for the home in this studio featuring the works of Brenna Byerlotzer, Heather Parrish and Anna Swanson. Brenna and Anna form textile design company Margret Helene. Heather utilizes just about everything she can in her art. Her works include but are not limited to: large woodblock prints, sculpture, and drawings.


Rare Modern Rehab Opportunity in Tarrytown

Just happened upon this little diamond in the rough...wasting away in Tarrytown with [apparently] no one to love it. Has been on the market 150 days.

Built in 1961, this modern home sits on a massive .28 acre lot, just 2 blocks from Lake Austin. It's boasts 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, and $3395 square feet. Needs a complete makeover, but the bones and raw design of the home, indicative of the era, are in good shape and hard to find in such condition. Great light. Great layout.

Seller says "bring all offers"....


East Side's El Chilito Now Downtown

My daughter is addicted to the taco's from hipster/gringo taco joint, El Chilito in East Austin, located at 12th and Chestnut. She loves the breakfast tacos and the chicken (pollo asado).

This morning I happened upon a NEW El Chilto on Congress Ave, just north of 9th St next to Little City Coffee in downtown Austin. (Only about 300 yards from my office building.) There was a line out the door at lunchtime. I think it's going to be a hit with the downtown set. Click here for full story on ABJ.