Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pictures, At Last

Harwood House Museum in Taos

A few pictures to share from my recent trip to Northern New Mexico. I am so appreciative of my friends 
Donna and Don of Albuquerque for the opportunity to stay in their house and spend two weeks of inspiration and relaxation. I had the perfect mix of solitude and sociability. While in Taos where my friends let me stay in their condo, I visited with Leighanna Light and Thomas Ashman. I got to see their new home in Ranchos de Taos.

Leighanna's Studio in Progress

Leighanna and I visited the Mabel Dodge Luhan House where we are planning to teach workshops next year.
 Look at the site of this historic and beautiful setting.

       Leighanna at Mabel Dodge Luhan House 

Birdhouses at Mabel Dodge Luhan House

 Shops Near Taos Plaza

Driving Back from Taos

Back in Albuquerque, I spent a day with Annie Hooten who lives there. We went to a great thrift store and then to a meeting of her Art Journaling group. Thanks to all you group members for letting me visit your dynamic meeting!
Annie and Me at Journal Workshop

A few days later I ventured up to Las Cienegas, just outside of (or just inside of?) Santa Fe to drop in on Ariel Gore and Maria Perez who moved from Portland about a year ago.  They kindly fed me a vegan, mostly raw food dinner which was delicious, as was the conversation sitting on their patio. Maria and I share a love of Hispanic/Indigenous Catholic iconography. (You'll see my first attempt at my own version of this arte popular in the next post.)

The drive back to Albuquerque that evening was gorgeous--sunset in the huge sky, and and the mountains--well, words fail me.


Anonymous said...

I have been to Taos several times, including one Xmas Eve celebration at the Pueblo. But I got to LIVE in Albuquerque for 7 years and go to Santa Fe whenever I wanted! My brother and his family lived in Santa Fe for years and years - before they moved to Portland. So I know that neck of the woods. It is all you say and more. Still I do not miss it enough to scheme a way to go back...not yet anyway.

Renee Troy said...

Hi Serena,
Glad your trip was wonderful for you. I'm due to take a trip to Santa Fe next year. It's been over ten years and my wonderful friends there are encouraging and gracious hosts. Can't wait.

Dayna Collins said...

It looks like you had a great trip and how exciting to be teaching with leighanna -- I'll be anxiously awaiting details about that! And I've met Annie before, so such fun to see a photo of the two you together.