has been the owner of Spatterdock Guest Houses since the business
was established on Taylor Island In Uncertain, Texas in 1995. She
likes sharing with visitors her whimsical nature, that comes through
in art installations found in unexpected locations throughout her
properties. A tour of Taylor Island, gives a glimpse of her creativity
in construction of meandering piers, funky out buildings and installations
of Volkswagen art cars. Her work can be seen on guest house walls
and signs. The garden at Wildfern, her home, is filled with fanciful
mosaics. She welcomes guests to stroll through her garden.
Dottie is the third generation Caddo devotee on Taylor Island. Her
father, entrepreneur Beer Smith, built in Uncertain, the Fly 'n
Fish Lodge with a mile long airstrip, a large warehouse for his
auto supply business and he was instrumental in incorporating the
City of Uncertain.
She has written two books, Good Indians, Strong and Brave and Beer
Smith, the Fireball of Caddo Lake, (her memoirs of growing up on
Caddo with her father as a somewhat eccentric mentor.) Dottie acquires
her inspiration from the natural environment of her surroundings,
in particular, the spiritual peace of the massive Cypress trees.
(She is still riding her big ole Harley Davison:)
Contact Dottie at Wildfern
168 N. Mossy Brake, Uncertain, TX 75661