Rich fabrics and swirling paints span across wooden guitar bodies in colorful patterns, creating music inside the soul instead of at strumming fingertips. These old guitars that no longer play are given new life by being transformed into stunning wall art through stitching and brushstrokes.
The small East Texas art community of Edom readies itself for an influx of visitors for its annual Edom Festival of the Arts. Fine art, fine crafts, live music and great food fill the festival grounds behind the resident artists’ studios on the one main street in town, Farm to Market Road 279.
Just five miles east of the art community of Edom is a shopping oasis at Blue Moon Gardens. Among acres of herb plants, perennials, and old-fashioned flowers is a gift shop in a 90-year-old farmhouse filled with soaps, candles, linens, books, and home and seasonal décor.