Above the bed are posters for two iconic films: Old Yeller and The Searchers.
|Available at allposters.com|
Written by Texas native Fred Gibson, Old Yeller is set in the Hill Country from where Gibson hailed and is a childhood favorite of mine. His hometown, Mason, is about a two hour drive from Austin. We recommend eating at the Square Plate and exploring two stories worth of antiques and blue topaz jewelry at Mason Country Collectibles.
The John Ford classic The Searchers is another movie I grew up on, raised by parents who adored Westerns. We even took a family pilgrimage to Monument Valley, which provided the picturesque scenery featured on the poster.
The cheerful chubby bird comes from local artist Mike Mitchell. It's a painted bunting - a rare sight in Brooklyn but not uncommon in the Hill Country!
We've got more fauna in the form of two longhorns Gus and Woodrow. They are named after the main characters of Lonesome Dove, another classic book by a Texas author, and keep company with my mom, Sue, on the Rockin' RS Ranch.
|Photo by Sue Moak|
Need another art fix during your stay? Here are some of my favorite spots:
- Blanton Museum of Art
- Harry Ransom Center
- Contemporary Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria
- Mexic-Arte Museum
- Elizabet Ney Museum
- Mondo Gallery
- Yard Dog Gallery