Wednesday, August 31, 2011

SF Indian Market #10

Of all of the art and artist that I saw at Indian Market nothing stole my heart like this little guy in his little horse jacket. It was funny to watch the horse head go on and off. I just happened to catch it mid-way.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

SF Indian Market #9

I love these carved wooded sculptures by Sheldon Harvey. They are his vision of Navajo supernatural beings. He decorates them with paints, horsehair and even canvas. Sheldon is from Window Rock Arizona.

Monday, August 29, 2011

SF Indian Market #8

I choose this photo to kick off day one of year 5 for my blog. I wish you could have all seen her dance she was amazing. Click on the photo for better look at her regalia. This was taking right after her first dance. She was getting ready to do the friendship dance.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

SF Indian Market # 7: Time to Celebrate

Time to get your party shoes on! I caught these dancing boots walking around Indian Market. She was ready for the market with her boots and matching skirt.

Speaking of celebrations, today is Santa Fe Daily photo's 4th anniversary. I want to say thank you to all of you who stop by daily and to those of you who stop by when you can. Your visits and comments mean the world to me and your blogs are the bright spots to my day.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

SF Indian Market #7

There was a nice variety of entertainment at the Indian Market. This Buffalo dancer was amazing. It's was pretty warm that day so I can only imagine how hot that hat was.

Friday, August 26, 2011

SF Indian Market #6

One for him and two for her. These wonderful cuff braclets came from the Tsinnie Gallery in Shiprock New Mexico. Good think I left the plastic at home, the men's one fit perfectly. Wishing you all a weekend full of fun and photos!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

SF Indian Market #5

I love this display. The ground earth under some of the pottery is what they use to make these wonderful clay creations. This is the work of Camilla, Dominique and Maxine Toya from the Jemez Pueblo. Jemez is west of Santa Fe on the other side of the Jemez mountains. They have a great Pow Wow on Memorial Day weekend.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

SF Indian Market #4

This is the singer and the drummer that accompanied the dancers. While I was focused on them I was taken by the bracelet on the singers wrist. That is one amazing piece of turquoise that they found to make this piece. Click on the photo for a larger peek.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

SF Indian Market #3

Besides artist selling their wonderful artwork there was also great music and performers like these two young dancers. I really love their clothing and regalia that they were wearing. Click on it for a better look.

Monday, August 22, 2011

SF Indian Market #2

How would you like to wear this beautiful shawl this winter? This is the product of weaving artist D.Y. Begay click on the link to read more about her. As you can see she won first place for it. I would love that pattern in a jacket.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

SF Indian Market #1

This beautiful pottery is the work of Sharon Lewis from the Acoma Pueblo. Acoma pueblo also known as Sky City is west of Albuquerque and sits on top of a 367ft high sandstone mesa. I love the design of her work. Click on the photo for a better look.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


It's the evening before,the tents are up and the tourist are mingling through out the city. There were pre-Indian market events all over the city, movies, art galleries and even mariachi music in the streets. Today is the 90th Indian Market here in Santa Fe. Wish you could all be here!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Paint the Sky

This easel is always outside of the Ladell studio on Canyon Road. The horse in the reflection of the sky were my target for this shot. Have super weekend everyone! I don't know about all of you but it's been a long week.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Party? Yard Sale?

Not sure why this chair cut out was attached to this sign post but it was pretty clever and a clever idea. I'm guessing it was a party and there was something on the invite like "look for the orange patio chair."

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

You just have to Smile

This is the second place I have seen this smiling man's photo. So far I have found this one on Canyon Road and another one in the Railyard park. I will have to investigate when I get the chance. Until then, just SMILE!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Have a Seat

I walk by this bench everyday while out on my walk. I love the Southwest design but most of all I love the color. It sits outside of a gallery on Canyon Road.

Monday, August 15, 2011

It's Coming!

While walking, ok almost stepping on someones Sunday paper I was happy to see the official guide for the Santa Fe Indian Market. This year marks the 90th anniversary for this market that brings collectors and new shoppers from all over the world. Even the airspace over town gets quite crowded by the private jets that fly into our airport through out the week. Hotels and restaurants will be busy busy busy. Hope the week flys by and yes I will be there early. Hope you all have a great start to your week!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

One of my favorite things...

One thing that I like to do on Sunday is to shop our local bookstores. Collected Works in the downtown area is great place to scope out new reads,have a nice cup of coffee and maybe a danish or two. Not that I need to be but this window display drew me in.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Mobile Art

I've shown the Axle Contemporary art van before but they've added some Wheatpaste work on the side of the mobile gallery. I saw this parked in front of the Farmer's market building. I am sure it will be there again today with a new exhibit. Bringing art to the masses.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ready For The Weekend

Sporting my red shoes and ready for some fun! I caught this shot while this person was waiting for an outdoor concert to start. Wishing you all a colorful weekend.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Caught this little speeder while in Albuquerque this past weekend. I love the little flames on the side. I would love to have one for the summer months.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fallen but not Down

This poor Aspen had fallen over the trail I was on over the weekend. It never made it all the way down to the ground so you walked under it. Despite possibility of falling trees there is nowhere I like being than on a beautiful hike. So on this day when most of us have to be at work I pose this question to you, where would you rather be today?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Horse On Wheels.

It really isn't the name of the sculpture but I couldn't find any information on it. This beauty sits near the Santa Fe river and close to the entrance of Canyon Road. I just decided to call it as I see it.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Follow Your Bliss

Yesterday I spent the day hiking. They finally reopened everything after the wildfires last week and I had been chomping at the bit to get out on the trail. I hope you all had a great weekend following your bliss.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Spanish Market # 7

I am ending my Spanish Market photos with my favorite one. This is Rosina Lopez De Short and she is holding a piece of her work. She creates relief carvings and paints Retablos similar to the ones that I have shown over the week. Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Spanish Market # 6

Sometimes you just never know what to wear to an event. This guy probably rode his bike to the Spanish Market. I caught him while he was admiring this artists work.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Spanish Market # 5

These Retablos are the work of Amanda Greigo from Los Lunas, New Mexico. What I just love about her work is the way she paints the eyes on her saints. I will have to get one for my home one of these days. Click on the photo for a better look.

You can see more of her work on her Facebook page

Have a happy weekend doing what you love!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Spanish Market #4

One of my favorites at Spanish Market every year is the work of Peter Ortega. He carves the most beautiful angels. I also love the his large Bultos like this one carved from an old tree trunk.

Here is a brief description for those of you who have asked about these pieces: These brightly colored sculptures of santos (saints) or other religious figures are carved from the wood of trees that grow in New Mexico: cottonwood, cottonwood roots, aspen and pine. Bultos are used for daily reverence, for general decoration, and as a talisman in churches and private homes.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Spanish Market # 3

As you can see Retablos come in a variety of sizes. Just in case you have alot of wall space. This beautiful pieces are the work of Retablo artist Shawna L. Chavez.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Spanish Market # 2

This Bulto is the work of Bulto and Retablo artist Lorrie Garcia from Penasco, New Mexico. This one had many photographers trying to capture a shot.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Theme Day: Postcard-worthy

As most of your know each first day of the month is Theme day for all City Daily Photo bloggers and our theme on this 1st of August is "postcard worth." Sunflowers are blooming like crazy all over our city right now and yesterday the sky was a perfect backdrop for this happy flower.

Please take a moment to check out all of the postcard worthy shot from all around the world: Click here to view thumbnails for all participants