Sharon S Jones Fine Art Photography Artist Reception

This Saturday October 22nd, 6 – 8pm, Timeless Art Gallery in Lubbock, Texas will host an artist reception for Sharon. Several of her framed photos and unframed pieces will be on display and available for purchase. Here’s the link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1828715927363688/?ti=icl

The reception is open to the public. Please stop by Timeless Art Gallery to see her beautiful photography if you’re in the area Saturday.

Brian

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The new Sharon S Jones Photography gallery is all set up and ready for visitors. The new space is at Canton Marketplace, Canton, TX.

The Marketplace and Sharon’s gallery will be open every Thursday through Sunday before the first Monday every month. 

Of course, Sharon’s work will also remain available at her Etsy store as well as directly from her. 

I will have paperback copies of my novel, Indian Paintbrush by B. K. Jones, available in the gallery as well. It’s also available to Kindle owners on Amazon as well as from Barnes and Noble and Creatspace.

Please stop by and visit with us if you’re in the area.

Brian

Back to our “home” in the Texas Hill Country

We arrived back to the Fredericksburg, Texas KOA a couple weeks ago. It’s funny how we develope “homes” to park our home in this life of RV travel. 

Sharon S. Jones Fine Art Photography now has a semi permanent physical home at The Hill Country Trading Post about 9 miles east of Fredericksburg on HWY 290. 

   
    
 We’re open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9am till 6pm. Oh, and she even lets me sell paperback copies of my novel, Indian Paintbrush, there with her photos. It’s just one of the perks of being married to the artist. 

We’ll be here through next April. I guess I’ll have no excuse not to finish my second novel and put it out before then. 

Remember to look at our “About Us” page if you’re not already familiar.

Brian

Winds of Change…

So here we are, camp hosts at the Pines Campground in the Lincoln National Forest near Cloudcroft, NM. We left Fredericksburg, TX at the beginning of May, had a short visit at the parents place, then moved on to here arriving 2 weeks ago. 

As it turns out, Sharon had sold one of her photographs she has on display at Burro Street Bakery in Cloudcroft since we were last here. We’re very excited. Every photo she sells and every copy of a novel I sell puts us closer to making our meager living solely from the things we love doing. 

We were invited to return to the Fredericksburg KOA next fall and winter for workamping. So, we’ll head back there around the first of October. After that, we’re thinking of forgoing the workamping thing at least for next summer to get in some much needed travel time. Sitting in one spot for several months on end is not really ideal for us. 

The gig we have here in Cloudcroft is not very demanding and we should be able to spend some time on photography, and hopefully I’ll be able to at least complete the first draft of my new novel I started 2 years ago. Wow! I can’t believe it’s been that long since I started it! Yes. I’m very slow. And with our seasonal jobs, we aren’t able to dedicate full time to our crafts. 

That’s why we’ve decided after our workamping commitments end next May, we plan to spend more time traveling and devote the bulk of our time to working our respective crafts. 

I realize there are many talented writers and photographers in the world more talented than me that will never achieve what we hope to achieve. But we have done what we can to live a simple and low budget existence and our requirements are low. The funny thing is we’ve never been happier as a result of that decision. That was the first phase of our dream. The next phase is to support that dream from writing and photography. Now is the time to focus our efforts there. The best way accomplish any goal is to commit all time and effort to that goal. Someone wiser than me said that. It makes sense. 

So, if you find yourself near Cloudcroft in Southeastern New Mexico this summer, stop by the Pine Campground for a visit. Also, if you’re ever traveling through West Texas on US 180 or FM 669, stop by the Coyote Country Cafe in Gail, TX. They serve great home cooking and are nice folks. I owe them for shamelessly promoting my novel and selling more paperback copies than anyone. And that’s in a town of under 200 people! 

Till next time…

Brian

Getting Settled In Our Winter Home

It’s been almost 2 weeks since we’ve landed in Fredericksburg, TX and we’re feeling pretty at home now. We’ve worked a couple days so far here at the KOA to earn our site and utilities. We’ve mowed grass, trimmed hedges, cleaned restrooms, and picked up trash. It’s nothing glamorous but we’re not above manual labor and it’s great excercise.

It looks we’ve also got work another couple days a week next door at Rancho Ponte Vineyards. It’ll be mostly outside work and maintenance, which is what we prefer.

We should have plenty of time for working on writing and photography. We always make it a point to make time for our crafts since we believe we’ll eventually make our living from me writing novels and Sharon’s photography. I know, it’s a dream. But, we have the time and low living expenses to work toward our dream.

Just getting to live this way, traveling, writing, taking pictures, exploring, that in itself is a dream. How the hell could we possibly complain.

Just like right now, it’s Monday afternoon. Most folks are at their regular jobs. I’m sitting at Lincoln Street Wine Bar having a glass of malbec, waiting on my beautiful wife to get her highlights touched up. She’ll meet me here for drinks when she’s done. Then, we’ll have a nice dinner to celebrate our 15th anniversary before returning to our 300 square foot home on wheels.

I can’t imagine going back to our old life of work, work, and more work, to pay for a bunch of stuff we don’t need and a large home to hold all that stuff. This life isn’t for everyone, I suppose, but it’s working out beautifully for us.

A couple pics of my view at Lincoln Street Wine Bar in Fredericksburg, TX

Brian

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‘Indian Paintbrush’ by B.K. Jones

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The past never stays the past. . . .

Keith Hale returns to his small West Texas hometown when his best friend from school, Andy, is murdered. Keith and his wife, Karen, decide to stay a few days after Andy’s funeral to support Andy’s widow, Laney. The three of them soon realize that Andy’s murder may not have been random. It becomes apparent that it’s only the beginning.

Laney has been carrying a secret for two decades that not even her late husband knew about. Eventually, they will all have to fight for their lives. Through it all, Keith and Karen learn that the life they have worked so hard to create may not really be what they want.

 


 

B. K. JONES was born and raised in Big Spring, Texas. This first novel has been a long-time dream of his. He finally reached a point in his…

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