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arc h c ontains one of m y favorite c eleb rations of the y ear. I thoroug hly enj oy the c eleb ration of St. P atric k ’ s D ay . . . the p arad es, g reen b eer, terrific I rish m usic , sing - along s w ith friend s and revelers. I love it all!
W ell, y ou ask ed for it, so y ou are g oing to g et it. Y es, y ou g uessed Mike Burke it, another W aves Soc ial P arty | Publisher is in the w ork s! Stay tuned for inform ation reg ard ing the d ate and loc ation. O nc e ag ain, there w ill b e p lenty of terrific food and live m usic p erform ed b y the g reat I sland b and Strand ed . My g reat- g rand p arents w ere I rish im m ig rants. My father w as p retty m uc h O ur last W aves Soc ial P arty w as a hug e a w ork aholic and rarely took any d ay s suc c ess and this one w ill b e too. Com e off from w ork . St. P atric k ’ s D ay w as m eet the W aves staff, eat, and d rink to som ething he loved to c eleb rate and y our heart’ s c ontent, and tak e in som e a d ay he ac tually d id tak e tim e off g reat live m usic . and enj oy ed him self. I t w as so nic e to see him relaxing and d oing som ething A g ain, p lease rem em b er to he totally enj oy ed and w itness the B Sup p ort our terrific loc al hap p iness St. P atric k ’ s D ay b roug ht to b usinesses. him .
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Galveston’s Great Bird Migration
ost anim al lovers have w atc hed an A fric an nature d oc um entary ab out the Great Mig ration. H und red s of thousand s of z eb ras, w ild eb eests, and b uffalo m ak e
their annual trek ac ross the Sereng eti follow ing the g row th of new g rass. They m ust run the g auntlet of lions, hy enas, and c roc s look ing for an easy m eal. Galveston I sland is the ep ic enter of another g reat anim al m ig ration eac h sp ring w hen nearly a b illion sm all b ird s m ak e their j ourney ac ross the Gulf of Mexic o. O ur island is an im p ortant rest stop for m any of them . Many are stunning to
look at inc lud ing tanag ers, b unting s, and w arb lers.
Starting in late Marc h, a few hund red sp ec ies of b ird s leave their w inter hom e and travel to N orth A m eric a. They live in Central and South A m eric a from O c tob er throug h Marc h w here the tem p eratures are id eal and food is p lentiful. I n Marc h, they feed vorac iously , b uild ing up fat stores that w ill p rovid e energ y for their j ourney . Trig g ered b y the inc reasing sp ring d ay lig ht, their instinc ts tell them it is tim e to head north. They b eg in their j ourney ac ross the g ulf usually at d usk . These tiny b ird s c an fly from the Y uc atan P eninsula all the w ay to the Texas c oast in a sing le 20- to- 3 0- hour non- stop flig ht. Their six- hund red - m ile j ourney b ring s them to our island tired and hung ry . They seek the refug e of p atc hes of trees that sp ot the up p er Texas Coast. Many end up in the trees in our y ard s. They need a p lac e to rest, find freshw ater, and feed b efore head ing north to their sum m er b reed ing g round s.
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stations to ac c um ulate d rop p ing s and m old y b ird food . I f a p erson d ec id es to p ut out a feed ing station w ith seed s and fruit, they m ust k eep it c lean. Slic ed orang es hung in the trees are p op ular w ith the b ird s. The fruit attrac ts insec ts that are then g ob b led up . I f there are roam ing c ats in y our neig hb orhood the feed station m ay p ut b ird s at risk
D uring the m ig ration season, there m ay b e an event c alled a “ fall out” . D uring storm y w eather m ig rating b ird s c an b ec om e exhausted on their flig ht ac ross the g ulf. A s soon as they see land , they literally p lung e out of the sk y from over 5,000 feet in m asses land ing in field s, p ark s, and our law ns. This is a g ood op p ortunity for us to see these b ird s in larg e num b ers and up c lose. Sad ly , w hen they first land the b ird s are also vulnerab le to p red ation b y haw k s, rac c oons, and housec ats. I t is estim ated that up to tw o m illion m ig rating b ird s are k illed eac h y ear b y d om estic c ats in the U nited States. K eep ing our p et c ats ind oors w ill p rotec t the b ird s b ut c an also p rotec t y our c at’ s life. Many c ats in rec ent y ears have b een k illed b y the c oy otes that roam our c ity streets. I feel strong ly that all c ats should b e ind oor p ets only , for their sak e and loc al w ild life.
so b etter not p ut one out. B ird w atc hers from all over the w orld c om e to Galveston and the up p er Texas c oast to enj oy the d iverse sp ec ies that are in our area from Marc h throug h A p ril. F eather F est is an annual event that c eleb rates b ird w atc hing and nature c onservation. R unning from A p ril 21- 24, this y ear’ s festival p rovid es b ird ing d ay trip s, w ild life p hotog rap hy c lasses, and ed uc ational sessions. I nform ation is availab le on the w eb . Starting in the m id d le of this m onth and all of A p ril w atc h the trees in y our y ard s and c ity p ark s for tiny flashes of c olor. Y ou m ay b e luc k y enoug h to see a sc arlet tanag er, ind ig o b unting , or B altim ore oriole. P urc hasing a b ird field g uid e w ill help y ou id entify one of the m any sp ec ies of b ird s that utiliz e Galveston as a w ay station for their am az ing j ourney . L afitte’ s Cove and K em p ner P ark are p op ular b ird ing sites on the island . E ven b etter, attend F eather F est’ s trip to H ig h I sland w here one of the g reatest m ig rating b ird hab itats w ill b e b ustling w ith b ird s of all c olors of the rainb ow . Galvestonians are fortunate to have this g reat b ird m ig ration rig ht on our d oorstep s… w ell, treetop s.
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Marfa isn’ t m uc h m ore than a map dot. hat has folks flocking here for over a c entury ? A . A liens B . L ig hts C. Gold m ines D . Caves
W hat Texas tow n is hom e to the Texas W hite H ouse, and also is the hom etow n of the 3 6th U . S. P resid ent? A . J ohnson City B . L inc oln City C. K enned y City D . F ord City
F or m ore than a c entury , D ub lin, Texas w as k now n as one of the few U . S. sourc es for this p rod uc t. W hat is it? A . P um p k in b eer B . P otato d onuts C. E lec tric c ars D . D r. P ep p er w ith real sug ar
Tell us the m ain exp ort of Shiner d ow n in the southeastern p art of the state. A . B eer B . P ineap p les C. Chic k ens D . Com p uter c hip s
K now n as the infam ous g host tow n near B ig B end . O nc e a quic k silver m ining hub , now hosts an annual c hili c ook off? A . Silver D ollar City B . Terling ua C. K illing ton D . B od ie
13 - m ile loop d raw s visitors to this Gillesp ie County tow n in Te as ill ountry to see fields of b lueb onnets eac h sp ring . A . W ic hita F alls B . W illow City C. Mc A llen D . R oc k p ort 16 Waves Magazine | March
Consid er y ourself a shop aholic ? D on’ t m iss this Texas tow n, w hic h is k now n for its m eg a- siz ed antiques fair. A . Ty ler B . R ound Top C. San Marc os D . Galveston
nfluenced by the culture of its Germ an found ers, w hic h Texas tow n is also the b irthp lac e of N avy leg end Chester N im itz ? A . F red eric k sb urg B . Marfa C. Cany on D . E rvine
W ant to see the road sid e stop k now n as Cad illac R anc h? I t’ s loc ated j ust to the w est of this tow n in the Texas p anhand le. A . A ustin B . L ub b oc k C. Gruene D . A m arillo
I f y ou w ant to b uy these, head for A rc her City w hic h is fam ous for a Main Street store started b y sc reenw riter L arry Mc Murty . A . D iam ond s B . U sed b ook s C. R ec ord s D . W atc hes
W hic h of these rank s am ong the not- to- b e- m issed attrac tions on a visit to Sc hulenb urg d ow n in Texas H ill Country ? A . Massive antique festival B . Corn p alac e C. P ainted c hurc hes D . W ild horse p reserve
The tow n of N ew B raunfels near San A ntonio is k now n as hom e to Sc hlitterb ahn, w hic h is a . . . A . B uffet restaurant B . F ed eral p rison C. R ac etrac k D . W ater p ark
Charro D ay s is a m aj or festival d ow n in southern Texas. W hic h tow n p lay s host to the c row d s for this event? A . B row nsville B . Galveston C. A m arillo D . L ub b oc k
Can y ou nam e the Texas tow n that shot to fam e thank s to a 19 77 W ay lon J enning s song ? A . Cany on B . P ort I sab el C. L uc k enb ac h D . K em ah
This tow n c alls itself “ The Gatew ay City ” b ec ause of its four m aj or b rid g es to Mexic o. Can y ou nam e it? A . A b ilene B . O d essa C. L ared o D . K aty
A c ross the b ord er from Shrevep ort, L ouisiana, y ou’ ll find the only natural lake in Texas in this sm all tow n. A . L ew isville B . J efferson C. San Marc os D . R ound R oc k
W hic h tow n should y ou visit to tub e on the Med ina R iver or tour the F rontier Tim es Museum ? A . B and era B . F red eric k sb urg C. A rm strong D . San Marc os
D o y ou k now w hic h of these tow ns sits along H ig hw ay 29 0 b etw een H ouston and A ustin? A . B row nsville B . L ared o C. A rc her City D . Chap p ell H ill
N orth of A b ilene near the O k lahom a b ord er, is the tow n of Sey m our, Texas. W hic h of these is its c laim to fam e? A . Gold m ines B . Craft b eer C. D inosaurs D . Great shop p ing
F ound ed in the 183 0s, L ib erty , Texas has its ow n rep lic a of a U . S. land m ark . Can y ou nam e it? A . Statue of L ib erty B . L ib erty B ell C. W hite H ouse D . P entag on
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By: Thomas Waggoner
ello W avers! Marc h is here, and St. P atric k ’ s D ay is up on us. Snak es, Green B eer, four- leaf c lovers, L ep rec hauns, and p inc hing . L et’ s tak e a d eep er look into how this all b eg an. a nt atr s ay is a c ultural and relig ious c eleb ration held on Marc h 17th c eleb rating the d eath of Saint P atric k , the p atron saint of I reland .
St. P atric k ’ s efforts w ere eventually turned into an alleg ory in w hic h he d rove “ snak es” out of I reland . H e d ied on Marc h 17th and w as b uried at D ow np atric k . n a t I t’ s a little- k now n fac t that St. P atric k w as not ac tually I rish. H e w as from Great B ritain. not er n a t Snak es w ere not k now n to inhab it I reland . B t sna es do n a t t e sland o Galveston attlesna es love t e ea es and es e ally t e d nes Several sp ec ies of snak es are k now n to b e attrac ted to the w arm sand . The W estern or Texas d iam ond b ac k is native to m ost p arts of our state. The rattlers in Galveston are venom ous snakes and they call the dunes and flats home. Green lover n Galveston A fter a little investig ating I did find clo ers in al eston. ut it asn t the traditional sham roc k c lover. I found SMA L L B U R CL O V E R . I t is a c ool- season, b road leaf annual that g erm inates in the fall. I n Galveston, it c an g row throug hout the y ear. Sm all B ur Clover is an erec t, herb - lik e p lant and c an g row 6 to 22 inc hes hig h. I t has c reep ing stem s, w ith alternate c lover- lik e lea es and spikes of small yello pea-like flo ers. eaf stems are slightly hairy . The leaves are CL O V E R - L I K E w ith three inverted heart- shap ed leaflets. lo ering period in our region is ebruary to une. lo ers are born on short flo er stalks ith to small yello pea flo ers to inches long . ruits are coiled pods to inches in diameter. n a t inding a four- leaf c lover on St. P atric k ’ s D ay is sup p osed to b e g ood luc k . not er n a t O thers say that four- leaf c lovers g ranted the p ow er to see fairies on St. P atric k ’ s D ay . y o e ear Green on t atr s ay The reason g reen is the g o- to c olor of St. P ad d y ’ s c eleb rants c ertainly seem s ob vious. I t’ s an I rish holid ay ! hamrocks The rish flag eprechauns ut at the time of the holid ay ’ s b eg inning s, St. P atric k ’ s D ay w as a relig ious holid ay c eleb rated only in I reland — g reen w asn’ t even p art of the equation. O ne of the reasons g reen w as ad op ted w as b ec ause of I reland ’ s nic k nam e, The E m erald I sle. The green stripe in the rish flag also played a role. Traditionally, the green rep resents the Catholic s of I reland , the orang e rep resents the P rotestant p op ulation, and the w hite in the m id d le sy m b oliz es the p eac e b etw een the tw o relig ions.
n n A lthoug h I ’ m sure m ost every one on the island has at one tim e p inc hed som eone or has b een p inc hed , I could only find one related story. t seems that a man on the island had a troublesome co orker. e filed a la suit in Galveston ag ainst his form er em p loy er and form er c ow ork er say ing he w as sub j ec t to an esp ec ially vulg ar harassm ent c am p aig n of flatulence and pinching. n a t O n St. P atric k ’ s D ay p inc hing is used on p eop le w ho d o not w ear g reen. Ir s Islanders Y ou d on’ t have to b e I rish to c eleb rate St. P atric k ’ s D ay on the island . W e all seem to have fun w ith the g reen b eer, sham roc k s, and other folk lore that g oes along w ith St. P atric k ’ s D ay . So, it g ot m e to w ond ering , how m any I rish p eop le ac tually live on the island ? ccording to a recent census, . of the slanders are rish. That translates to , people. n a t O ne of the next larg est p op ulations is erman at . or about , people. y Green Beer Generally , the d rink is c red ited to P rofessor Thom as H Curtain, a p hy sic ian w ho m ad e g reen b eer for his c lub house in N ew Y ork . R eg ard less of w ho in ented it, the first people to make green beer probably m ad e it the sam e w ay it’ s m ad e tod ay : a m ixture of b eer and blue food coloring the blue mi es ith the natural yello of the beer to m ak e g reen) . L ots of p eop le, inc lud ing m y self, enj oy g reen b eer on St. P atric k ’ s D ay . That g ot m e think ing , d oes Galveston have a fam ous d rink ? Galveston a o s r n The Local Legend Goes Like This: The margarita as in ented in for sing er P eg g y L ee. L ee w as sing ing at the B alinese R oom . B artend er Santos Cruise m ad e the d rink for her w ith w hat w as then a new ty p e of liquor. I t w as c alled tequila. H er husb and , a g uitar p lay er in the b and , w as d rink ing a p op ular d rink at the tim e c alled a sid ec ar. A sid ec ar w as m ad e w ith B rand y trip le sec and lim e j uic e w ith sug ar around the rim . Santos sub stituted the tequila for the b rand y and the salt for the sug ar. W hen Mrs. L ee ask ed w hat they should c all it her husb and sug g ested m arg arita. O f c ourse, P eg g y is short for Marg aret. O n that d ay the m arg arita w as b orn at the B alinese R oom . Marc h is this investig ator’ s b irthd ay m onth. I also hap p en to b e I rish. So, I have the p erfec t reason to tak e St. P atric k ’ s D ay as a tim e to relax w ith friend s and c eleb rate. R em em b er, if y ou w ant to have y our fun fac t researc hed , p lease send y our uestion to o , Ne aney, T . See y a next m onth!
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tak en c are of. W ell, so far it hasn’ t b een. A ny one tak en a trip d ow n H eard s L ane rec ently ? This is j ust one exam p le of the horrib le c ond ition that m any of our c ity streets are in. W e are tired of having to rep lac e our vehic les’ tires and rim s, not to m ention the realig nm ent of our tires and having to rep air our susp ension. Galveston is a g reat c ity , and w e should have the k ind of streets that are safe to d rive and that w e c an all b e p roud of. o we l
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W hen an elevated b row is d esired , b otulinum inj ec ted into the up p er lateral asp ec t of the c irc ular ey e m usc le nam ed the orb ic ularis oc uli c an ac hieve this. B y slig htly w eak ening this p art of the m usc le, the op p osing m usc le of the forehead literally lifts the ey eb row up . Sim p le!
referred to as “ Sm ok er’ s L ines” , they c an d evelop in sm ok ers and non- sm ok ers alik e. W hen low d ose b otulinum is p lac ed ab ove the lip in the c irc ular m usc le that c reates p uc k ering , the m usc le relaxes, and the lines are red uc ed c reating a m ore y outhful look . Som e p eop le even g et the ad d ed effec t of a slig htly w id er up p er lip lead ing to its nickname, the “lip-flip” or the “lip-pop”.
Chin d im p ling c an oc c ur w ith ag e if the m entalis m usc les b ec om e overac tive. B otulinum c an b e used to relax these m usc les thereb y red uc ing the d im p ling , g iving y ou a sm oother c hin.
Teeth c lenc hing and teeth g rind ing c an c ause enlarg em ent of the m asseter m usc le w hic h ad d s fullness to the fac e and ang ulates the j aw . B otulinum into this m usc le not only relieves the sy m p tom s of teeth g rind ing b ut c an have the added benefit of slimming the face.
P eop le use their fac ial m usc les d ifferently . Som e p eop le d evelop vertic al “ 11” lines w hen they frow n w hile others also c ontrac t the m usc les on the sid e of the nose c reating a horiz ontal “ b unny ” line ac ross the b rid g e of their nose. This c an b e easily treated w ith a sing le inj ec tion of b otulinum to eac h sid e of the nose.
D o p eop le think y ou look sad w hen y ou are not? D roop y m outh c orners c an b e im p roved b y red uc ing the ac tivity of a m usc le that p ulls the c orners of the m outh d ow n, the d ep ressor ang uli oris. This allow s the sm ile m usc les that p ull up on the c orners of the m outh to func tion, unop p osed . E asy as that.
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regular tamales with the same great taste. O Pennie Ochoa’s delicious recipe. Tender, moist shredded beef is the result. Honey comb tripe in a spicy Mexican soup All sides are made fresh at Pennie’s P Dill based cool refreshing chopped potatoes mixed with dressings. P My own recipe made fresh daily. Lots of love goes into the beans. Green Beans Banana Pudding Trifle
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ESTAURANT EVIEW by: Tom Valliere & Charlie Bresenhan
Highlighting Galveston’s best of the best dining experiences fruit and vegetable stalls so common in
requirements and must be connected to
that country. A steaming bowl of fresh
a fully licensed “commisary” in order to
pozole from an improvised shack along
operate. The result is they are likely the
some nameless road outside of Gua-
safest purveyors of food on the island.
dalajara is permanently etched in my memory as one of my best meals ever!
Transforming a formerly vacant downtown lot into a vibrant and festive
N olan’s D owntown F ood P ark
very culture has some form of street food. These casual food stalls and street carts are
some of my joys in traveling. So many
exotic aromas and exciting new spices and tastes I have enjoyed cannot be overstated. I don’t travel as much now, but I never miss an opportunity to hit the taco stands in Mexico or the fresh
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In this country, many of us remember
destination, Nolan’s Downtown Food
the excitement of a carnival or fair.
Park has brought us to a new level of
Aside from the rides and games, the
diversity in our food choices. Located at
food vendors were a big draw. Cotton
the corner of 25th Street and Postoffice,
candy, corn dogs, funnel cakes, and
they are now fully open and operational.
sausages added to the festive atmo-
Dog-friendly patio seating and off-street
sphere and excitement for the short
parking add to their appeal.
time they were in town. In this month’s issue, we will review Our modern-day version of this ancient
three of the food trucks currently oper-
street culture are the food trucks. Our
ating there. I think you will enjoy their
health laws are strict and do not allow
stories and appreciate their excellent
for what is common in many countries -
and rightfully so. Galveston was late to the party. As food trucks were exploding across the country, we were struggling with regulations. The bar for entry is high. Food trucks must conform to many
Galveston Bagel Company
Galveston Bagel Company
nce described by The New Y ork Times as “an unsweetened donut with rigor mortis” bagels have been a
favorite bread form for centuries. Origi-
nating in the J ewish communities of Poland, it was brought to the U SA by the
waves of Eastern European immigrants in the nineteenth century. Originally confined to the New Y ork City boroughs, the popularity of this quintessential treat has exploded across America. Long underserved, Galveston residents had to rely upon commercially produced packaged bagels from local supermarkets. Far from ideal, they had to suffice until a national chain, Einstein B agels, opened in a food court at U TMB . Although very popular, access was
difficult, and that location eventually
the position of executive chef at the
closed plunging Galveston into a bagel
sprawling U TMB complex, the family
drought. Not for long, however. R escue
happily relocated to Galveston.
soon came in the form of The Galveston B agel Company.
Always looking for an opportunity to start their own business, they pounced
Dillan and Shelby Mena were living
upon the vacuum left by the Einstein
in Amarillo Texas where Dillan was
closure. Operating out of their kitch-
employed as a professional chef. A
en baking small batches, they were
lifelong passion for cooking led to a
encouraged by the enthusiasm their
degree from the Colorado Mountain
bagels generated. Adroit users of social
College culinary program. Dillan worked
media, they placed notices on local
during high school at The B agel Place
Facebook groups and demand literally
in Amarillo where he mastered the art
and developed a love for this ancient bread form. Subsequent to graduation,
They were off and running and strug-
he and Mena settled in Amarillo where
gling to meet that demand. W hen Cindy
Dillan worked as executive chef for both
R oberts of W ay W est Pizzeria and Grill
sports bars and fine dining restaurants.
in J amaica B each offered her food truck and restaurant commissary services
Amarillo was never known for its
everything took off and they never
restaurant scene. Devastated by COV ID
closures, the Mena family looked for opportunities in a warmer and more
Leaving his position at U TMB , Dillan
diverse area. W hen Dillan was offered
and Shelby now work full time at their
Waves Magazine | March 2022 41
l ty s ood
b ag el b usiness. A long w ith Heather
and d elic atessen sand w ic hes for that
and S aul E strad a, their c o- ow ners, they
perfec t to- g o meal. W est end resid ents
have inc reased prod uc tion and d istrib u-
c an enj oy their b ag els at the rec ently
tion and set a new b ar for q uality.
opened S eaw all C offee C ompany or the
2 4 2 4 P ostoffic e S treet
K O A C ampg round .
Galveston Tex as 775 5 0
Galveston Ba el
A n early resid ent of the N olan P ark , They c ontinue to ex pand and may open
several flavors and seasoning s c oupled
a permanent loc ation in the near future.
c heese spread s. B ut it is more than j ust b ag els. They offer an array of b reak fast
( 4 0 9 ) 3 70 - 4 5 4 0
they offer freshly b ak ed b ag els d aily in w ith S helb y’s hand mad e flavored c ream
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Around the Corner (Um die ecke) Authentic German Food
Around the Corner (Um die ecke) Authentic German Food
erman food lovers have long lamented the limited options for that c uisine, not only in Galveston, b ut the Hous-
ton area in g eneral. M any A meric ans, inc lud ing myself, lac k k now led g e of the
Reg ional c ook ing varies from B avaria to
husb and , C harles, missed the food
Franc onia to Hamb urg and more. M any
of her home c ountry. S he found that
c ured sausag es and other meats pair
German food in the US A lac k ed authen-
w ith c heese and pic k led items along
tic ity and w hile it may b e g ood , it d id n’t
w ith root veg etab les prepared in many
meet her ex pec tations for the food of
d elic ious w ays.
her homeland . Determined to c hang e that and having raised her c hild ren,
S ome food s are familiar lik e w iener-
she emb ark ed upon her sec ond c areer.
snic hel, ak in to our ub iq uitous c hic k en
A id ed b y her supportive husb and , she
fried steak , others are not so familiar
launc hed a food truc k d etermined to
to N orth A meric an palates. A ll are
d eliver trad itional and authentic German
d elic ious and this c uisine should g arner
more apprec iation and availab ility. C row d s of apprec iative c ustomers and
vast d iversity of German c uisine.
To that end , w e are fortunate to have
rave review s on soc ial med ia attest to
our A round the C orner food truc k in the
her suc c ess in d oing j ust that. N otw ithith
Having visited Germany on several
d ow ntow n N olan food park .
stand ing a lac k of formal c ulinary traintrain
oc c asions, I c ame to realize it is muc h more than sausag es and sauerk raut.
42 Waves Magazine | March 2022
ing , she instead relies upon old - w orld Jud ith S mith w as b orn and raised in
rec ipes and tec hniq ues she learned
B erlin, Germany. S he and her A meric an
from her mother, g rand mother, and even
great-grandmother. With four genera-
Around the Corner has a concise menu
the unfamiliar words, English is spoken
tions of knowledge and experience, you
that hits the high points and offers
know you are in for a treat.
something for every appetite. Her daily main dishes include the familiar
A special children’s menu keeps it
They decided upon Galveston as they
German schnitzel - a breaded pork loin
family-friendly and affordable.
wanted to be near the water and her
served with sauerkraut and butter spät-
husband has family in the Houston area.
zle, to the less familiar Bulloperation - a German meatball served with beer mus-
l ty s ood
With our locally diverse food scene,
tard and fries. You can order bratwurst
they were a perfect fit. They opted to
sausages served several ways or try
start with a food truck to minimize their
the leberkase brotchen which is a
12:00PM to 6:00PM Thursday & Sunday
initial expense and overhead, but plan
German meatloaf on a pretzel bun with
12:00PM to 8:00PM Friday & Saturday
to expand as their business grows.
mustard and a fried egg.
Judith would like to open a small store
German cakes and candy are also of-
selling German meats, sausages, baked
fered including a delicious milchschnitte
goods, spices, and seasonings. That
kabob, which is German for sponge
sounds good to me, and they can be
cake, with milk, honey, cream, and
assured I will be a customer.
fruits. Don’t worry about stumbling over
Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
ro nd t e
2424 Postoffice Street Galveston, Texas 77550
FUD DUDS MOBILE KITCHEN
Fud Duds Mobile Kitchen
ithout a doubt, Fud Duds
as diverse as their Cajun specialties
is the most eclectic of
for Mardi Gras to the German menu
all the food trucks in the
offered during Octoberfest, their range
Nolan Food Park. Offer-
shows the capabilities of their chef and
ing menus tailored to special occasions www.wavesgalveston.com
mobile kitchen. Billing themselves as Waves Magazine | March 2022 43
a gourmet food truck, the breadth and
his mother Mary, and his girlfriend
sausage gravy. If you prefer, you can
quality of their food offerings supports
Carolina. All of the owners are involved
custom order from their “build your own”
in the day-to-day operations although
Dominique is the sole employee. They describe their basic menu as con-
Sweet lovers will delight in their “Apple
sisting of “walking tacos” and “sliders”.
B rent manages the business side while
Pie Delight” - A delicious concoction of
Originally only offering the walking
Logan manages the recipes and kitchen.
caramelized apples with cinnamon and
tacos, the sliders were added after a
Cody helps with the logistics and any
sugar tossed with wonton chips and
few months’ operation and have proven
mechanical or facility issues that arise.
topped with caramel sauce.
to be very popular.
Dominique is instrumental in developing new ideas, writing the menu, and setting
The slider menu offers sloppy J oe
The concept of walking tacos derives
up events. Carolina and B rent’s mother
sliders and B uffalo chicken. They are
from the owner’s experience living in
Mary work the events and take orders.
sold in sets of three and look delicious.
Minnesota where it is basically a bag of
There are usually off-menu specials
chips with meat sauce and toppings. A
They chose Galveston because of our
quick peek at their menu shows it is not
vibrant local food scene, the laid-back
quite that simple. Sliders are well known
nature of the island during the winter
and popular in Galveston and generi-
months coupled with the busy summer
cally apply to any small sandwich on a
tourist season. It was a perfect blend.
offered as well.
More than any of the other food trucks, their menu and hours change often. It is
bun with a meat filling and is seemingly derived from long-time slang for those
A peek at their regular menu shows the
always a good idea to check their Face-
small W hite Castle burgers.
breadth of their kitchen. Their walking
book page and/ or call for information.
tacos come in several combinations. and a
l ty s ood
B rent B arron and longtime friend Logan
“The Italian” is a delicious blend of
Stark had long dreamed of opening a
chicken thighs, pepperoncini’s, R oma
food truck. B oth friends have a long
tomatoes, and bacon smothered in
history in the food industry with Mr.
house-made garlic onion alfredo sauce
Stark being the more experienced chef.
served over corn chips. “The Traditional”
Their dream came to fruition last J une
is fresh ground beef with house-made
( 4 0 9 ) 29 2-56 9 4
when Logan and his partner Dominique
Pico, a three-cheese sauce, and fresh
Montez moved from Missouri to help get
it started. Other combinations offer chili over V ery much a family affair, B rent and
crispy pasta wontons and a break-
Logan are joined by B rent’s father Cody,
fast item with bacon, fried eggs, and
44 Waves Magazine | March 2022
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Plant Division by Bulb Slicing
his tim e of y ear, w e b eg in to see the hap p y fac es of the narc issus fam ily . There are m any varieties in this g roup from the tiny y ellow j onquils to hug e d affod ils. P ap erw hites and snow d rop s are so b eautiful w ith the d ark g reen foliag e and the b rig ht w hite flow ers. P lants that are g row n from b ulb s are num erous, inc lud ing the A m ary llis frequently seen on the island . W hen it c om es to g etting m ore of these p lants, y ou have three op tions: 1. W ait on nature to m ultip ly the b ulb s 2. B uy m ore 3 . D ivid e the b ulb s b y slic ing
have slic ed the b ulb s into p iec es, j ust p lant those b ac k in the g round or in the p ot and m ore p lants w ill g row .
I t is p ossib le to d ivid e b ulb s b y c utting throug h the b ulb s. B efore the b ulb has sp routed , y ou c an c ut straig ht d ow n the b ulb c utting it in half. A s long as there is a p ortion of the b asal stem ( the b ottom p art of the b ulb from w hic h the roots sp rout, see d iag ram ) attac hed to the p iec e of the b ulb , a new flow er w ill g row .
Most of the b ulb s are sp routing now or still have foliag e. J ust w ait till the foliag e d ies b ac k naturally and then d ivid e!
B efore I learned of this ty p e of d ivision, I w as alw ay s so heartb rok en w hen m y sharp shooter shovel w ould c ut c lean throug h a b ulb . O nc e I und erstood this ty p e of d ivision, I w as g reatly relieved to k now that those b ulb halves I had left in the g round w ent on to m ak e a new p lant. I f y ou have never d one this b efore, I k now it sound s lik e y ou are m urd ering y our b ulb s! B ut y ou are not. O nc e y ou 46 Waves Magazine | March 2022
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Our Brilliant, Breathtaking, Bodacious Body our body is amazing. No, really! The human body is a complex structure of interconnected systems and vital organs that works day in and day out to fulfill its functions. Our complex machines have millions of internal processes happening every second, all working together to keep us alive and well. I do something once a year that most would consider a very geeky pursuit. Once a year, I like to dive deep into the human body and find new, interesting, little-known tidbits about us as H omo sapiens. So, I thought I would share this year’s results with you!
tongue prints. Except if you took the “triple-dog-dare” at the frozen flagpole, then you probably don’t have tongue prints left. •
Goosebumps evolved to make our ancestors’ hair stand up, making them appear more threatening to predators.
H umans are the only animals with chins. Some of us even have been graced with a double!
An average-sized man eats about 3 3 tons of food in his lifetime, about the weight of six elephants. Of course, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Super B owl Sunday are heavy variables that must be included in this calculation.
Ready To Be Amazed By Your Body? •
If you smoothed out all the wrinkles in your brain, it would lay flat the size of a pillowcase. Now, are you a standard, queen, or king-sized pillow? ! An eyelash lives for about 1 50 days before it falls out. And then takes about six weeks to grow back in. H aving lost all my lashes to chemo last year, I’m keenly aware of this! It’s like watching grass grow. As well as having unique fingerprints, humans also have unique
48 Waves Magazine | March 2022
The average person produces enough saliva in their lifetime to fill two swimming pools. Ewwww.
There are about ten thousand taste buds on the human tongue, and in general, girls have more taste buds than boys! Enough said.
On average, the human body contains enough iron to make a nail one inch long.
More than half of your 20 6 bones www.wavesgalveston.com
are in the hands, wrists, feet, and ankles. •
Every second, your body produces 25 million new cells. That means in 1 5 seconds, you will have produced more cells than there are people in the U nited States.
The acid in your stomach is so strong that it could dissolve metal. Luckily your stomach lining can tolerate it!
W omen are born better smellers than men and remain better smellers over life. And we have more taste buds! Y ay, Girl Power!
Monday is the day of the week when the risk of heart attack is greatest. R ainy days and Mondays always get me down.
Over 9 0 % of diseases are caused or complicated by stress. B reathe, sit, ommmm.
Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. In fact, if the average man never shaved his beard, it would grow to over 3 0 feet during his lifetime, longer than a killer whale.
A new b orn c hild c an b reathe and sw allow at the same time for up to seven months.
W hile read ing this sentenc e, fifty thousand c ells in your b od y d ied and w ere replac ed b y new ones. 5 0 , 0 0 0 !
S tatistic ally, only one person out of tw o b illion reac hes the ag e of 1 1 6 years old .
A person w ould d ie q uic k er from a total lac k of sleep than from hung er. Death w ould oc c ur after ten d ays w ithout sleep, w hereas from hung er, it w ould tak e several w eek s. S ure felt lik e I w ent w ithout far more nig hts of sleep than ten w hen my b ab ies w ere little, b ut ob viously not sinc e I ’m still here!
There you g o! Y our b od y is a w ond erland . A w eird , mirac ulous, d isg usting w ond erland . The human b od y is one of the most c omplic ated and fasc inating living forms on E arth. How often d o w e stop to c onsid er how ex traord inary our b od ies are? W ell, at least onc e a year for me.
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SUNDAYS AT THE SYMPHONY!
A fun Pops Concert of lighthearted nostalgic works performed in the style of the famous Vienna Sommerfest concerts at Schönbrunn Palace. Enjoy lively audience favorites, Strauss waltzes, polkas and more, plus a moving piece composed by Galveston’s own Izola Collins, “Galveston Survives.”
Galveston Symphony Orchestra’s 41st
season of o tstanding concerts and activities is happening now he rchestra s 0 sicians create nforgettab e ive perfor ances fro baro e to conte porary asterwor s oncerts feat re internationa y acc ai ed so oists and Pops concerts are f of ive y a dience favorites rchestra concerts are S nday afternoons starting at 00 in he rand 1 pera o se 2020 Postoffice Street in the historic downtown district or a dress not re ired o see peop e in the a dience wearing everything fro eans to fancy dresses and everything in between S s co panion series oody ansion sic offers opport nities to e perience great ive sic perfor ed by wor d c ass so oists hese p c ose and inti ate recita s start at 00 p in the ba roo of a veston s bea tif historic oody ansion 2 1 roadway ven e
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C U R TA I N G O I N G U P By: Paul Hager
ed les as t e Golden Broadway
s al eo
ot much news to report on our
forms of entertainment of the late 19th
local live theatre scene except
and early 20th centuries. Show Boat
that ETC will be postponing their
broke the mold in 1927 when it introduced
production of THE FULL MONTY until
a more narrative style of storytelling,
this summer, replacing it with the musical
integrating its book with its musical ele-
I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW
ments. or the first time, song and dance
CHANGE [ Please see ON THE BOAR DS
were weaved into the plot, furthering the
below] . I guess those of us anxiously
story or character development (instead
waiting to see men displaying varying
of just stopping the action for a musical
physiq ues in a semi-undraped state will
side of the Great Depression. This outlook
we shall turn our spotlight back to New
It took another decade for this ‘ book mu-
Age, which have become known for their lush
York City and the great white way to
sical’ revolution to fully catch on, ushering
answer that musical q uestion:
in the start of Broadway’s Golden Age.
shaped the style of musicals of the Golden
have to wait until then. L OL ! Therefore,
During this period, musical theatre took at as t e Golden e o Broadway Just last week, The Music Man marched
center stage in popular culture, rapidly gaining isibility orld ide and influence on tele ision, film, and popular music.
back to Broadway- the latest revival of a show from musical theatre’s most glorious time- the Golden Age. What was the Golden Age all about?
escapism and could finally afford it on the other
en was t e Golden e o Broadway odgers and ammerstein officially launched the Golden Age with their
Widely regarded as the greatest period of
trailblazing Oklahoma! in 1943. The
growth for musical theatre as an artform,
musical, which is considered Broadway’s
the artists of the Golden Age are to thank
first blockbuster, ran for an unprecedent-
for the creation and development of musi-
ed (at the time) 2212 performances and
cals as we know them today.
triggered a change in musicals that would
orchestrations, dreamy dance seq uences, and generally, happy endings. As attitudes changed in the 1960s, so did Broadway, ushering in the time of the ‘ concept musical’ (or one in which a concept or theme take precedence) and the end of the Golden Age. Fiddler on the R oof, which opened on Broadway in 1964, is widely considered the final musical of road ay s olden ge. s als were a art o t e Golden e o Broadway Just some of the many include: • Oklahoma! (1943) • On the Town (1944)
remain for decades to come.
• Carousel (1945)
Age, with operettas and vaudeville-style
Broadway boomed in post-World War II
• Brigadoon (1947)
shows being some of the most popular
America, as audiences were looking for
Musicals existed long before the Golden
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• Annie Get Your Gun (1946) • Finian’s R ainbow (1947)
• A Funny Thing Happened on
• K iss Me, K ate (1948)
• West Side Story (1957)
• Camelot (1960)
• The Music Man (1957)
• Bye Bye Birdie (1960)
• Guys and Dolls (1950)
• Flower Drum Song (1958)
• How to Succeed in Business
• Paint Your Wagon (1951)
• Gypsy (1959)
• The K ing and I (1951)
• The Sound of Music (1959)
the Way to the Forum (1962) • She L oves Me (1963) • Hello, Dolly! (1964)
Without R eally Trying (1961)
• Funny Girl (1964)
• Oliver! (1962)
• Fiddler on the R oof (1964)
• Wonderful Town (1953)
[ source – Broadway World]
• K ismet (1953) • The Pajama Game (1954)
• My Fair L ady (1956)
ave yo seen
and or eard o and B
• Damn Yankees (1955) • Bells Are R inging (1956)
yo r avor tes
• Candide (1956)
• The Most Happy Fella (1956)
and w at well nown son s are or t e
March 202 2 Theatr ic al L istings O N TH E BO ARD S [ C urren t l y p l ayi n g ] I ast nd
I L OV E YOU , YOU ’R E PER FECT, NOW CHANGE Book & L yrics by Joe DiPietro Music by Jimmy R oberts March 18 – April 9, 2022 Sunday matinees - March 20 & 27, 2022 https://www.islandetc.org/
olle e o t e a nland o
L isted as Dark; No update as of February 25, 2022 https://harbourtheater.com/category/news/
I N TH E W I N G S [ O p en i n g S oon ] G A Bronx Tale: A One Man Show starring Chazz Palminteri April 1, 2022 - 8:00pm
GODSPEL L by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak March 24 – April 10, 2022 https://www.com.edu/community-theatre/
R OB L ANDES —
THE GR EAT AMER ICAN SONGBOOK April 3,2022 - 4:00pm http://www.thegrand.com/
THE TEX AS TENOR S March 5, 2022 - 8:00pm March 6, 2022 - 3:00pm
AN OFFICER AND A GENTL EMAN-THE MU SICAL Book by Dick Scanlan Original Bok by Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cohen March 19, 2022 - 3:00pm March 20, 2022 - 8:00pm
THE PINK PANTHER STR IK ES AGAIN illiam leason ased on film by lake d ards rank aldman April 22 – May 1, 2022 https://clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com/
B ON BR OADWAY CABAR ET March 25 – 27, 2022 – 8:00pm http://www.thepurpleboxtheater.com/index.html
L YL E L OV ETT AND HIS ACOU STIC GR OU P March 25 - 26, 2022 8:00pm THE Q U EEN’S CAR TOONISTS March 27, 2022 - 4:00pm http://www.thegrand.com/
T exas Pa u l M usic P rofile C h a p m a n I
Story by: Zach Tate | Photos by Zach Tate
t’s been said that the rhythm section of any band is its heart and soul. Y et the drummer and bass player in most music groups frequently get the least amount of recognition. B ass player Paul Chapman was never a guy looking for the spotlight but has shared it with many of H ouston and Galveston’s finest country, a , trop-rock, and talents. long ith his amiable personality, musical ersatility has pro en to be one of hapman s greatest gifts.
Paul is a phenomenal musician. He has the trifecta as a musician; he’s talented, he’s responsible, and he gets along with everyone in the band,” former Funksion band-mate Fred Linton said.
hapman performed ith inton s local nine-piece band for se eral years but has more recently been playing ith country guitar irtuoso, had W are (Ware recently joined Tracy Byrd’s band). W eekly gigs at Eddie V ’s eafood in ouston ith a pianist te e Ne son and occasional sho s ith ulf oast island-music eteran, elly c uire, round out hapman s ast talent for multi-genre performance. Paul Chapman was born in Pascagoula, ississippi in , the son of nn urdy and musician, obert a id “ happye” hapman. n the mids the elder Chapman was a respected trombonist in attiesburg, ississippi, and played several shows with the Chappye’s Music Store, 1955 internationally known W oody H erman and. erman led a hugely popular, rammy-nominated s ing a band in the s and s and toured the and orld until the s. sked to go on tour ith erman, hapman declined because of family obligations and soon after opened a music store in Pascagoula to provide his young family ith more stability. t as in happye s usic tore at or years of age that aul began to learn to repair musical instruments, but it as atching his dad s band play sho s that fueled his early lo e for a .
I was my dad’s roadie. There were 6 of us and we would take turns helping the band set up. They were awesome musicians and I said, ‘I want to be like that!” Chapman said.
Paul’s a great bass player. Everything he does is very tasty. He doesn’t overplay,” Ware said.
Paul Chapman n the orld of music publishing, a single riter may get credit for a group’s recording but he or she rarely creates that music entirely alone unless it s someone like aul c artney or rince ho occasionally made albums and literally played every instrument and rote e ery part. istorically, the orld s most popular recorded music has come from the musical “masala” created by a group of people orking together in song. ortunately for hapman, his ersatile playing affords him many opportunities to express his passion for the bass in many different genres. n addition to a busy performance schedule, hapman still teaches at The usic actory. e also repairs musical instruments and amplifiers - ust like he did in his dad s store in the s and s. or ore n or at on a o t a l a an er or an es s lessons or nstr ent re a rs essa e a l at a e oo o a yes
hapman mo ed to ouston in and began orking as a music teacher at The usic actory in earland here he met are. The t o musicians immediately formed a friendship and have been playing together off and on e er since. are s latest album, “ o n The oad m n” features hapman on bass.
lthough hapman doesn t think of himself as a riter, he contributes defining bass lines to the music he participates in performing and recording.
Chad Ware’s 2015 CD features Paul
Paul Chapman in Galveston
ober 2021 w w w . w a v e s g a l v e s t o n . c o m Chapman on bass W a v e s M a g a z i n e | Oinc t2014
T h e
B e a c h
B u m
H appy St. Patrick’s W avers! Y our B um is stocked up on green beer and ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. One of my favorite times of the year. I had an idea the other day while I was riding around in my ol’ scarab. It’s not like me to have many thoughts in a day, but here is what had me thinking... Many of you are aware that your B um is of Irish descent. It’s a heritage that I am proud of. I was wondering how many famous people were actually born in Ireland. It’s quite an impressive list. R ather than come out and just tell you who some of these people are, I decided to make a little quiz out of it. Y ou are regularly telling your B um how much you enjoy the “guess who I am” pictures. H ere are some early age pictures of some very famous Irish citizens.
Answers On P ag e 68
B orn in Cabra, Ireland
B orn in Dublin, Ireland
B orn in Limerick, Ireland
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oo notted r le oo s, it’s a mono rigging method that’s new to me. W e have all heard of and are possibly using the benefits of a Non-Slip Mono Loop K not as a connection to our jigs, lures, etc. It’s a knot which allows greater swim motion/ natural movement wherever it’s used. Another obvious use of this high-range-of-motion connection has been simply overlooked. Such was the case for me. I recently saw remarks by Mark Sosin about his use of a loop knot to attach circle hooks to a mono leader, which significantly improved his hookup ratio. On my last three offshore fishing trips, where red snapper was the primary target, using this non-slip mono knot connection on my Carolina rigs, I seemed to miss fewer hookups. W hile that’s a variable from trip to trip at times, bottom line is that the connection didn’t affect the end results...or did it in a positive way? A loop connection gives that added range of motion and natural free-moving appearance to your bait presentation when activated by current movement or a simple rod twitch. It’s certainly an active part of my offshore rigging as are another pair of loop-to-hook options with a similar effect. Seeing the Sosin comment jogged my memory a couple of days later about the “sliding hook on a loop” used in W est Coast yellowtail fishing and its similarity to the loop knot and circle hook connection. This single dropper loop rig has the mono passing through the hook eye before an 8 to 1 0 surgeon’s loop is tied. The end result is the long tag end is the top vertical leader section with a swivel tied on it to connect to the main line off the reel, the shorter bottom vertical leg has a sinker attachment loop. The hook has freedom of movement on the “bait leg”, giving an advantage like the loop knot.
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This same arrangement could also be used when making up a Carolina rig, slide your egg weight of choice onto the mono, slip the mono thru the hook’s eye and carefully tie a 1 2 to 1 8 ” long surgeon’s loop. The finished product will be a Carolina rig with a “sliding hook” on the loop. A more standard Carolina or fish finder rig would be 1 2-1 8 ” mono leader with a swivel on one end and a non-slip loop connection to your circle hook on the other end. Slip an egg weight on your main line, tie the main to the swivel and you are good to go. This is the Carolina rig I use for most mono situations. The egg weight variation I use is a Q uick-Change Slip Lead, which is available on line at:
www.americanbandit.com This great piece of fishing tackle’s benefits is many, from their plastic bushing that snaps on above the swivel or surgeon’s loop knot of a Carolina rig. The slip lead has a hole and slot in it that lets it be installed on the plastic bushing where the bushing’s “lock ears” hold the weight in place. These slip weights come in sizes from 2 to 1 6 ounces; all use the same bushing. Other advantages: no weight- bang against your rod while underway, not having to cut your line, remove the egg weight, install replacement and re-tie...fishing time saved with the quick change. B ack to the Non-Slip Mono Loop K not, it’s easy to tie and has near 1 0 0 percent of line test strength in holding power. H ow to tie this connection is covered in an assortment of knot books, but the easiest source to find is on the internet. Go to Google and search for “Q uick Change Mono Loop K not for a clear view of its tie-up. W hen tying up the knot, use 4 turns for 3 0 / 4 0 , 3 turns
recently. I do believe it’s a step in the right direction, which might be a key element in your personal best hookset...think about it! The more natural feel this connection can give at the bite might just make a wary adult of any species hold on for a nano-second longer, resulting in an otherwise missed hookup. This close to the same hook/ bait motion also applies to those two-sliding hook on a loop options previously mentioned. with 50 / 6 0 and 2 turns when using 8 0 / 1 0 0 lb. mono. The advantage of using this knot at a circle hook in particular is the hook’s increased range of motion, which gives better penetration as the bait and hook motion wobbles it into alignment with the fish’s jaw or upper lip-mouth area at the bite. This is because of reduced influence of the mono’s stiffness. Any mono, tied tight at hook’s eye, will somewhat restrict hook movement at the time of attempted alignment for a positive hookset.
Give loop knotted circle hooks a try in any of your circle hook and natural bait use applications, also the “sliding hook on a loop”. K eep your eyes and ears open for techniques to possibly improve your fishing success. I believe this Loop K notted Circle H ook connection will do just that... “There’s always another way’’...again!
Is this loop to circle hook connection a magical technique? Don’t know about that, since I’ve caught hundred offish over the last 52 years offshore without it until
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Alia Benavides: How would you describe the art you create? Loida Wexler: I want my art to express joy, happiness, and positive vibes. I use vibrant colors and textures. I want the paintings to “breathe” life. I’m not into dull, dark art schemes - it does not fit my personality. I believe in enjoying life to the fullest and not being afraid to take chances. We only go round once, and I don’t want to have any regrets. No pale shades for me…sorry. AB: What inspires you to paint rock stars, how has music influenced your art?
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LW: As a pianist, I truly “hear” the music and am amazed at how the musician crafts his sound artistry. There are some very profound rock artists that are truly unique in style. I usually zone out with my favorite music as I paint. I love being totally immersed in my creative ethereal world. I forget about the real world and laundry in the machine. AB: Which is your favorite rockstar that you have painted and why? LW: I love Freddie Mercury and John Lennon. These guys paid dearly being so different and profound. As children, they were so misunderstood, and they “stewed” in self-doubt until they found their success. I guess I identify with that. I just couldn’t find my place in the sun until I stopped trying and started celebrating me. Once I did “me” my world truly opened, and I was somebody unique and special. This brain of mine goes non-stop. I was happy it found an outlet.
AB: How do you decide when to use oils & when to use acrylic when starting a painting? Do you have a preference? LW: I trained in oils techniques but in my style of painting I needed several layers to build up richness (i.e., fur on animals). Oils took too long to dry so I had to switch to acrylics. It was my luck that acrylic paints improved and the richness in pigments became readily accessible. Plus, the ease in the cleanup. Water based paints are so much easier because I’m a messy painter. I prefer acrylics for the sheer ease of use. Clean up, layering, drying…it’s more practical. Under a deadline, I can complete pieces much faster.
AB: What do you enjoy doing when you are not painting? LW: Antiquing, that’s how my antique booth got started 7 years ago. Playing the piano, gardening, investments (I manage my own portfolio), travel, cooking, spending time with family and friends. AB: Are you currently working on any exciting new projects? LW: Yes, I’m slated to do 2 new murals at Sawyer Ice House. The weather has been too cold, so it’s delayed a bit. Bidding on other art projects there as well. I also have 2 commissioned wildlife paintings on the books. (Btw I have painted over 130 pet commissioned paintings in the Houston area). You can find her art locally at From the heart gallery & Affaire d’ Art located on Postoffice downtown Galveston. Website: www.loidawexlerart.com Email: Loida.firstname.lastname@example.org
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