*** a big thank you to everyone who sent kind words and well wishes our way at the loss of wesley's brother. it has been such a comfort to know we have been in your thoughts and prayers. ***
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here are some photos from a recent family tour of the historic painted churches of texas, many of which are in the national register of historic places. these churches, all located in fayette county near schulenberg texas, were painted in the early 1900's by german and czech immigrants fleeing austria for religious freedom. we learned that the paint the artists used was mixed onsite and i must say is still quite bright and vibrant even today. all of the churches we visited were located out in the countryside a relatively short distance from austin, which made for a fun and easy day trip...
what struck me about these churches was the artists' dedication and attention to detail, creating beautiful spaces despite their limited funds and resources. indeed, beauty and creativity is always inspirational!