bison grazing in front of two home structures in Oklahoma
Bison in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, Oklahoma

Last weekend we went to Oklahoma for the night. Our first trip out of state in two years! Texas is so big that we have kept busy with day trips and the occasional overnight to see family. This is partially because of the pandemic and partially because we are the owners of some "pandemic pets" and it has been hard to leave them. (Hard on us mostly. They're resilient.)

While this was a short trip, we packed a lot into it, beginning the journey with a drive through the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton-Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Just a few hours north of us, our route took us through Denton, Decatur and Wichita Falls before we left Texas and hit some amazing scenery.

In researching for this trip, I had seen photos of bison and really hoped to see some for myself. My wish came true when we happened upon this small, grazing herd by the side of the main road through the refuge. Not being idiots, we stayed a safe distance and photographed them from the car. James didn't bring his telephoto lens, so we didn't get great close-ups, but we didn't get attacked, either. If you look closely, you can see that the bison have a pumpkin porch on the structure to the right. I found this really funny, as though some bison's been reading the lifestyle blogs. It's fall, ya'll bisons! Anyway, they were indeed majestic and it's wonderful that they have a safe and protected place to live that is so close to us. Maybe we will go back to see how they decorate for spring.

After we checked in to the hotel, I pulled out my sketchbook and tried to capture the scene. This might be a bigger piece later.

Thanks for reading and happy art adventures,


Now available! This fine art reproduction of an acrylic monotype print captures one of our favorite retro signs in downtown Fort Worth. Found in Sundance Square, I really liked the bright colors and fun goose imagery of this one. It was fun to make.

We are releasing this Fort Worth art print in the following sizes:

8X10 - $75

11x14 - $100

16X20 - $150

Final prices will reflect tax, and includes packing, shipping and handling, Art is made to order, so please allow up to three weeks for delivery. US-only orders for now, please.

As with my other work, each print is reproduced on heavy paper and hand-embellished, meaning that no two are exactly alike. I use professional, specialty materials such as iridescent, metallic and interference paint and gold leaf to enhance each piece.

About K.Co Editions:

These travel art prints are inspired by destinations visited while exploring for our Texas travel guide, and in other locations. Artwork by Stephanie Khattak, based on photographs by James Khattak. ​ To purchase fine art reproductions or commission us to visit and make art inspired by your town, please be in touch.

From Hillsboro to Hico, with just a few, okay, ten, stops in between, our Central Texas/Hill Country Road Trip map is updated with our early summer road trip route and recommendations!

We left Dallas on a Friday morning and returned Sunday evening. This Hill Country road trip route made for a long few days, but the interesting small towns, scenery and culture to see kept us energized for the journey.

And check out the beautiful yellow on those wildflowers pictured above at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg! If you're a creative traveler, this colorful and scenic trip is for you.

Click through for an overview of where we went, and check back for travel guides with more details on each place.