Monday, March 25, 2013

It's The Hat, Amigo!

March 25, 2013
   Fun day yesterday at the final day of Festival of the West. Check out this shot of Lee Anderson in our booth:

The Vaquero En Boxero

Going to do a drawing or two of this pose. May even end up on a cover. Great look by a great guy. Had some celebrities drop by. Here's Buck and Tammy Montgomery:

This ol' cowboy, George Williams came by and regaled me with stories about ropin' snakes and other cowboy windies. Fun guy. Knows my cousin Billy Hamilton. They roped and rodeoed and drank together.

And we had this bad boy show up as well, Buck Taylor from Gunsmoke and Tombstone fame:

We had dinner at Cartwright's in Cave Creek last night and tore up the art world with our theories. Ha. Buck also gifted me a photo from Cowboys & Aliens where he and his two sons, as scalphunters, open the picture, as they come upon Daniel Craig sitting on the ground. Buck told me they rehearsed the scene for two weeks with Craig's stunt double to block it out (I believe the photo below is of the double). I recently told Buck how much I enjoyed the hat he was wearing in the scene, since it wasn't the usual Hollywood-Gus crease that is so over done now.

So Buck signed the photo, "It's the hat!" Ha. Buck and I also traded Route 66 stories. He traveled it many times with his family going back to Oklahoma from Hollywood.

"You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world."
—William Hazlett