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Welcome to In The Studio, a place to show off your studio and meet some great artists! It’s been a busy week of travels, so today I’m going to feature someone else’s creativity that we thoroughly enjoyed during our time in Austin. I love Austin’s amazing creativity abounding in every corner. Last week I talked about the graffiti park where I did a spontaneous photo shoot. Today it’s all about creating out of junk.

me & the kids

That’s right. Junk.


lots o junk


The Cathedral of Junk was one guy’s idea and creative outlet that has turned into an Austin attraction. Almost shut down by the city, supporters rallied around to keep the backyard masterpiece at 4422 Lareina Dr. around for many to enjoy. Twenty years of constructing junk has created a structure of treasures that is candy to your eyes. I loved finding toys in there that relived childhood memories.

the boys

my girl


keep austin beautiful

Cathedral of Junk can be seen by appointment only by calling (512) 299-7413.

Now it’s your turn! Remember your “studio” can be anywhere. Let’s celebrate each other’s creativity by linking up and visiting as many as the other studios as you can. Check out the about post for more info and don’t forget to grab the In The Studio button!

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    Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA
    May 16, 2014 at 7:44 am

    How in the world do you find these wondrous places? I've lived in various parts of Texas for over 36 years, was even born here, and have never been to these places. I even go to Austin on a regular basis, because my brother-in-law and his wife live there. I'm in awe at the shots you've taken during your visit back to Texas. Blessings!

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    May 16, 2014 at 9:57 am

    That's in someone's backyard?? Only in Texas… 🙂

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    May 16, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Interesting place!! The details are seemingly endless! I like junk.

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    May 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Wow! How visually stimulating.

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    May 17, 2014 at 2:59 am

    You make it look so fun there. It's so true that 'one man's junk is another man's treasure'. Enjoyed all the whimsy captures.

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    May 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Jen, thanks for sharing these photos — they are fantastic. I especially love the troll photo. 🙂 Sure thing I shared your post with my friend in Austin. I wonder if she is going to visit the Cathedral of Junk with her family.


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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    May 17, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    oh my goodness… now that is a sight to see! lol

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    May 19, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Funny, very nice photos ! I would love to visit that place full of amazing items !

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    May 20, 2014 at 12:57 am

    What a fascinating place!

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