Fort Worth Stockyards, TX – Art Abandonment Project

Well int that some $%#$%#$

I have lived in Texas just down the road from the Fort Worth Stockyards for 10 years now..and I have STILL never visited. It’s one of those places I always plan to visit, but just haven’t got round to…. but that will change.  The little guy is old enough to enjoy it now and  we have friends out that way…. and now I have the perfect excuse for a family outing to the Stockyards.  I just made a super simple picture frame,  which I hope one of the tourists decides they would love to put one of their photos from a visit in. It’s a  quick and easy project you can do with the kids and relatively cheap .. but still a cool find  for someone.



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If you haven’t heard of the FW Stockyards.. check it out.  They have a twice daily cattle drive which apparently is a lot of fun… and of course some great photo ops for my lil CowPokey 🙂 Those are old pictures.. time for some new ones  🙂


Planned drop- Fort Worth Stockyards – Summer 2016


Be sure to check out the Art Abandonment Facebook Group and see all the fun things that are being abandoned ALL over the world. It’s a fabulous group and it’s for all types and levels of crafters and artist. A lot of us do this with our kids and grand kids, come on over and join in the fun. If you are lucky enough to find a piece, be sure to let the gifter know you found their artwork. Most pieces will have contact details for the group, or a private email you can use 🙂


Art Abandonment is a group designed to encourage random acts of art, left in various locations around the globe. The idea is that folks can make something and leave it for a lucky unsuspecting person to find. Artists can then post locations and photos of abandoned goodies…and finders can let everyone know that they are the lucky finder! O’ sweet abandon!”

Susan Tierney-Cockburn Seasons Project & Giveaway

It’s not very often I post about another blog, but when I see something really cool..I have to share it.  This is something that popped up in an email from Elizabeth Craft Designs .. not only are the designs fab .. there is a giveaway attached to this project too…and we all love to try new craft items.. right 🙂

“”For this very special giveaway: One lucky winner will receive a special prize package, hand-picked by Susan to celebrate her four seasonal blog post projects. Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring: ‘To Every Thing there is a Season’ shows just how versatile her CountryScapes die sets can be.

For a chance to win, leave a comment on any one of the four blog posts…or all of them if you’d like to! The winner’s name will be chosen at random and announced on Friday, February 26th.


Here are the four blog posts:


The winner will receive:
CountryScapes Backyard 3 – Apple Orchard die set
CountryScapes Clouds & Grass die set
Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Ovals die set
100lb White Soft Finish Cardstock – 10-sheet package

Even if you don’t enter the giveaway, you should check out this fab 4 part project….