Sam Duncan

Quotidian Printmaking Class

Jeffrey and I attended our first printmaking class at Flatbed Press on February 4-5, 2023. The Quotidian Print, a class title that instantly intrigued us, brought together a small cadre of enthusiastic and diverse students with a veteran printmaker, Kerry Maguire …

A New Beginning

For years, the community has accepted that the Payne Gap Cemetery officially started in 1905 based on a deed from W.F. Hearne to trustees of the Payne Gap School District that transferred four acres to expand the school’s campus. However …

Mills County in Wikipedia

About a month ago while attending the Mills County Historical Commission meeting, I visited the then current Wikipedia article about Mills County, and I was surprised at how anemic it was. …

Payne Gap Schoolhouse Bed

Around November of 2021, we permanently moved into the schoolhouse, and until yesterday we were sleeping on a mattress placed on the floor. I started designing a bed in late July 2022 …

Today’s Abstraction

Those who live in Central Texas probably agree that Ashe juniper qualifies as a scourge that has proliferated at such an alarming rate that cedar forests are a common feature of the landscape. I applaud landowners who are arresting their spread by grubbing them up. This example was not only pulled up by its roots but also turned upside down, creating a surprising sculptural shape and offering a clear message about how much the tree

Today’s Abstraction

I heard that Zahad Hadid was working on a structure in Payne Gap! I wish. We encountered this curvaceous shape at Castle Gap Wind turbine site number 10. Sensual isn’t she? Next to her, we’ve got a shot taken straight from 2001: A Space Odyssey.