Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
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.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Alice (in Wonderland) famously asked, "What is the good of a book without any pictures?" I feel the same about blog posts without any picture. But here I am in magical Northern New Mexico without a way to download and publish my photos until I get home. If I were better at writing, I'd try to evoke the Italianate light, and the life-affirming scent of juniper and sage...Just come here someday, that's my advice.
I came here by myself for some R and R in Albuquerque and Taos. The rest of the fam is home minding the fort. Tuesday in Taos, I visited Leighnna Light and Thomas Ashman in their new adobe home. They just moved there and are still unpacking, but the walls are already filled with art.
Well, I just tried to put in an image of one of Leighanna's pieces, but this borrowed computer won't let me. Ah well...later. BTW, there is a wonderful store in Taos called Wabi-Sabi ...