Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Recycled Art Festival I

I almost forgot to share some of the photos I took at the Recycled Art Festival. This first piece of art work is by Lane Patterson. How would you like to have this Cowboy lamp in your home? Mr. Lane currently shows in galleries in New Mexico, California, and Arizona. He also shows at the Recycled Art Festival every year. Make sure to click on the photo for a closer look.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


This is one of my favorite views as you drive down from the Sangre De Cristo mountains. All the yellow leaves are gone and part of the mountain had snow on it this weekend. I miss the colorful Aspens already.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Barely Hanging On

I saw these two leaves hanging on for dear life at the end of a couple of branches and it reminded me of ME so I decided to post it. I also loved the shadow too.

Speaking of hanging on. Today is the last full day of my class and I have to spend the week prepping for my final on the 5th. I wanted to let you know that I might not be able to stop by your blogs everyday. I will do my best to keep up but I didn't want you all to think I have forgotten you. Have a wonderful week everyone!

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Back for More!

I still have a few more shots of the Canyon Road Paint out that I want to share. I love this artist painting of horses. She was great talking to everyone as they walked by.

Friday, November 25, 2011


Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Abraham Lincoln

I love shadows on adobe! Wishing you all a happy Friday and an even better weekend!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Being Thankful.

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy Thanksgiving for those who celebrates it and a wonderful day for those who don't.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


The Webster Collection a gallery near the plaza is currently showing a wonderful photography exhibit by various photographers who had taken photographs of Frida Kahlo and her artist/husband Diego Rivero. It really is something to see. Check out the link.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Contemporary Native American

I like the look of this sculpture. I didn't get the name unfortunately there were alot of tourist around waiting to take a shot. This is from the archives. Just so no one thinks we still have flowers blooming. Happy Tuesday.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Gone Overboard

As you will remember from Saturdays post I went to the Clay Fair. I told myself that I would add a new piece to my collection. Well to say the least and as you can see I went a bit overboard. I've added 5 new tiles to my ever growing collection! Do I have buyers remorse you might ask. Heck no!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Delicious Autumn

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." George Eliot

Saturday, November 19, 2011

High Stepping Reflection

I was out and about shopping when I caught sight of this reflection in the mirror.

Speaking of shopping it's that time of year for the Clay Fair. My favorite tile artist Kathleen Koltes will be there. You might remember the last ones I bought. Who knows what I might will come home with.

Friday, November 18, 2011

May your Friday be Golden

"A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words."
Ansel Adams

One of the many reason I love the Fall, the golden color of the leaves. Wishing you all a very happy Friday.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Getting Low

Sometimes you just have to get low to capture the right color combination.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nothing New

Someone asked if I went back to see how the empty canvas in yesterdays post was developing. After making several passes along Canyon Road the only thing I saw was people sitting around and talking with the artist. After the third pass I just moved on to see the other artists.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Just the Beginning

I captured this mostly for the light and the colors on the palette. If you could paint like any artist whose art work would yours resemble? I would like to paint like Amedeo Modigliani.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Painting Adobe

Here is another artist working on his painting of a adobe building on Canyon Road. Wishing you all a good week!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


This is one of the artists chalk tray that I shot during the Paint Out weekend on Canyon Road. When I saw it I thought of all you. You all bring me such joy with your colorful comments and the wonderful photos you post each day on your blogs. I appreciate every single one of you. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

What Weekends Are All About, Fun!

I love this sculpture. I found it in an area on Canyon Road that I have only ventured to a few times. It's the perfect reminder that we need to not take ourselves so serious all the time. It was a great reminder of what it was like to be a kid and just have fun. I hope your weekend plans include a little fun. This is what I am doing for fun today.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sky Reflection

I love a surprise don't you? At first sight I wasn't too thrilled with this shot until I saw the reflection of the sky and trees in the sculpture. This was taken during the Canyon Road Paint Out. So happy that I have a three day weekend starting today. I hope you all have a great Friday!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fall Flower

Before the cold weather came along these little flowers were popping up everywhere. This little field is in front of my workplace. Turns out they are called Cowboy Daises. I kind of like that name.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Nude Reflection

I was standing just outside of the door of Elysee when I caught sight of this display and the reflection it was casting on the wall. Elysee is a fine art and jewelry gallery on Canyon Road.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

In the Sky

Here is another artist from the Canyon Road Paint Out taking a break from her painting. I wonder what she put into the sky when the painting was finished.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sunshine Shadows

I shot this a few weekends back but I thought I would post something bright and cheerful. Now today we have a 50% chance of rain followed by a 50% chance of snow late in the afternoon. Here's hoping the forecasters are wrong. Here's to good week for everyone!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Time to Reflect.

I caught this one while walking downtown. Talk about a coincidence. Well not matter how you choose to reflect today I hope it's a great day for you.

Oh by the way we had snow here most of the morning so no Dixon Studio tour for us today maybe tomorrow.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Garden Art

At La Mesa of Santa Fe on Canyon Road you can find these marvelous ceramic sculptures by Minnesota artist Russ Vogt. He is a painter as well as a sculptor. Click on the links for La Mesa or Mr. Vogts' website.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Another Door

The door closes on another week (thank goodness). This is one of my favorite doors on Canyon Road. It's the entrance to the Adobe Gallery. Wishing you all a fun filled weekend. I am off to Dixon, NM for another Art Studio tour!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Art Lover aka Bark Lover

Here is another artist from the Canyon Road Paint Out and no this was not his model. This little guy was just waiting around while his owner shared his artwork.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Rust and Red

We have a Coyote fence on both sides of our condo. Our neighbor also has this plant that is climbing over our fence. I love the way the leaves change to this almost Fire Red in the Fall. Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Theme Day: Fences

It's the first of the month and that means Theme Day! This month's theme is Fences. Here in New Mexico you will see fences on farms, Adobe fence around homes but one of my favorites has to be the Coyote fence like the one behind the sign. They are very popular here and they can be seen all over Santa Fe.

Take some time to visit my friends from all over the world. Just one little click can take you anywhere without leaving your chair.
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