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A New Outlet

September 3, 2019

store front

We make the drive from our place in Liberty Hill, just west of Georgetown, to Mason and San Angelo periodically.  The town of Burnet is on the route, right on Highway 29 and every time we’ve passed through Burnet over the last year, we’v commented on a store called Ritzy Texan, saying we ought to stop some day and check it out.  The show windows indicated an interesting shop with unusual crafty things.;

About a week ago, we decided to make the half hour drive up to Burnet.  It was a hot day, but good for a drive and we wanted to get out.  It turned out to be a serendipitous decision.  We found a spacious store filled with a wide range of home decor items, nice crafts, and lots of art of all kinds.

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We visited with Sandi Holt, one of the owners and inquired about how they select their artists.  That conversation led to a meeting the very next Saturday in the store’s back office with Sandi and\Debbie Denison.  They had already had access to my website at and we brought a wide range of work with us to the meeting, everything from gouache and acrylic paintings to whimsical ink & watercolor drawings to a tub full of our little framed mini art.  They liked what they saw, kept all of the minis and sent us home with a list of paintings and drawings to be framed.  Debbie was already brainstorming how they might group similar pieces together on shelves and walls.


I was especially delighted that a couple of my coastal pieces will be displayed.  I didn’t really know if they would play well in the Texas hill country, but apparently the store has a lot of customers with weekend beach homes.  We have two large acrylic landscapes,  well over a dozen small paintings, as well as colorful drawings that will be headed for the store later this week.

Proof once more that you’re never too old to find a niche somewhere.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 5, 2019 7:05 pm

    That is so awesome! What serendipity!

  2. Meg Lyman permalink
    November 13, 2019 5:00 pm


    I know it’s been ages, but just wanted to say hi, and I just got your book for my niece. It is absolutely delightful! I love it!

    • November 30, 2019 8:16 am

      Hi Meg! How nice to hear from you. I’m glad you like the book! Thank you!

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