Sunday, July 31, 2011
The Spanish Market has a variety of things to see. There are the traditional artists, the contemporary artist and the Youth Market. Our first stop every year is the Youth market and to see this young artist Jonah Boudreau. He is a Retablo artist and this is the piece "Guardian Angel" that we purchased from him this year. We started a collection of his artwork since our first market 4 years ago. We love to see the way he has grown as an artist and a very gracious young man.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
It's Friday! Now that alone should make you smile. These sculptures used to be at the entrance of Canyon Road. They now sit next to another gallery mid-way down the road.
Wishing you all a very happy Friday and here is hoping it goes fast and that your weekend is a good one.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I happened to be walking around the Railyard as the railrunner came in and dropped off it's riders. During the week the ridership is pretty light but this weekend promises to be a busy weekend for the station. It's time for the 60th annual Spanish Market. Promises to be a great photo opportunity.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
This is one of the painting inside of Dulce the coffee shop from yesterday. I was trying to be strong and was not going to indulge in something sweet but this painting was that one thing that pushed me over the edge. The bread pudding with caramel sauce and whipped cream was delicious.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
One of the last things I did before leaving the Folk Art Market was to take in some entertainment. There were different musical groups and music from all over the world. These ladies were accompanying an African Drumming group. Looked like quite a work out.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
I think these artist had the longest line of people waiting too see them at the Folk Art Market. I watched them for a while as they painted Henna tattoos on many of the guests. I was so focused on what she was doing that I hadn't even noticed the photographer on the other side of these two women until this evening as I was posting this. I hope you have a great Monday!
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
This beautiful sculpture was made by an artist from Mexico who hand carves these out of wood.
Speaking of on the road I am on my way to Denver for the weekend. I may not be able to visit you all tomorrow but I will be back Sunday evening and will catch up with you then.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Last May prior to the end of the semester at the Santa Fe Community College the director of the Media department came into our class to announce that the college was opening a student run gallery that would show work from students and faculty. She also stated that there would be a contest to design the logo which would be used for the gallery and all marketing materials. I entered the contest on a whim and to my surprise I won! This is photo of the opening from last Friday, it was a really nice turn out and there was some great art to see.
You all know how much time I spend walking along this street and the funny thing is that when I first came to Santa Fe over 10 years ago this was the very first building I stood in front of when I arrived in town. Funny how things happen.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
This is the entry way to Museum Hill all decorated for the Santa Fe International Folk Art market. The art was amazing as always, artist from all over the world and even visitors from all over the world. Great food, and wonderful music. It really is something to be experienced.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Yesterday evening was the kick off party for the International Folk Art Market that starts tomorrow on Museum Hill. All of the artist from all of the participating countries were part of a parade at the Railyard which ended at the park. Stay tuned for more parade and market shots. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Saturday we were in Madrid looking through the art galleries. I caught sight of these signs all over town. Due to the fires burning around the state fireworks are banned due to the dry conditions and to protect the state from any more fires. I am just happy to have today off, fireworks or no fireworks. For those celebrating, enjoy the day and be safe. Happy Monday to all.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
At first sight this look like the entrance of a church. It is in fact the front entrance to a gallery on Canyon Road. Wishing everyone a peaceful Sunday.
Fire Update: As of a few hours ago the first fire was reported to be 55% contained and the second and largest fire is 6% contained. We have a chance of rain over the next few days. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Another Theme Day has come around again. Today's theme is: Green. I was going to try an capture something having to do with the environment but as I was walking through a parking lot last weekend I saw this wonderful old Chevy truck and I couldn't resist the shot.
Please take a look at all of the various Green objects from around the world:
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants