Thursday, July 31, 2008

La Conquistadora

This is a wooden version of the statue of La Conquistadora The actual statue is housed in the St.Francis Basilica in downtown Santa Fe. This piece won the artist a ribbon during the Spanish Market.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Everyone needs an Angel

These were some of my favorite angels that I saw on Saturday at the market. I should have bought one then. I went back on Sunday and the majority of them were gone.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


My words would not do these justice. Here is a small definition of what a Retablo is:
Retablos, referred to as "laminas" in Mexico, are small oil paintings on tin, zinc, wood or copper which venerate a multiplicity of Catholic saints. The literal translation for "retablo" is "behind the altar." This genre of folk art, deeply rooted in Spanish history, represents the heart and soul of traditional religious beliefs in 17th, 18th, and 19th century Mexican culture.
These were everywhere at the Spanish Market, my favorite were the ones made by the children.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Spanish Market Weekend

Click on the photo for a better look and you will see the white tents going all the way down the street. This weekend was the Spanish Colonial Market. The plaza was full of people both local and tourist who come to Santa Fe just for this market. This week I will be highlighting some of the art work from the market and a few other photos.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Ready for the Party

This guy was dressed ready for a party. I spotted him at the Folk Art Market listening to the music.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Arte de Mexico

I love this Day of the Dead piece. So much color even in death.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Lost in the Music

Click on the photo for a better look and you will see one of the artist from Africa was having a great time listening to Los Pingous. I think we all need to get lost in the music don't you?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Los Pingous

Los Pinqous provided some great entertainment at the Folk Art festival. They come from Argentina but live in California.

If you want to see some wonderful pictures of Santa Fe check out Kate's (Visual St. Paul) photos. She is here visiting Santa Fe for a while. Bienvenidos Kate!

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  • Wednesday, July 23, 2008

    Creative Baskets

    Here are some pretty colorful baskets by one of the artists showing at the market.

    Tuesday, July 22, 2008

    Stick Puppet

    A little something for the kids at the Folk Art Market.

    Monday, July 21, 2008

    Hats and Flowers

    This is one of the vendors at the festival. This place was full of color.

    Sunday, July 20, 2008

    Festive Tents

    As you can see all of the tents were decorate which made for a great shopping experience at the Folk Art Market.

    Saturday, July 19, 2008

    International Folk Art Market

    This market was last weekend. There were vendors from all over the world. Not to mention there were shopper from all over the country too. There was alot of good food and music too.

    Friday, July 18, 2008

    Smokey the Bear

    Smokey made an appearence at the festival.

    Thursday, July 17, 2008

    Family Fun Festival

    The downtown plaza was full with the City of Santa Fe Fire Departments Fun Festival.

    Wednesday, July 16, 2008

    Goat Lotion Bars

    This are great. They really help with dry skin. There are all kinds of Goat products at our farmers market.

    Tuesday, July 15, 2008


    This butterfly kite was for sale at the Farmers Market store.

    Monday, July 14, 2008

    Taos Tomatos

    In light of the Tomato scare here in the US we always know that we can count on the Taos Tomato guy for some great tasting tomatos.

    Sunday, July 13, 2008

    Greens Anyone

    As always the Farmers Market had alot to offer yesterday.

    Saturday, July 12, 2008

    Saturday ...

    Time for the Farmers Market. I took this shot at last Saturdays market. Great color don't you think?

    Friday, July 11, 2008


    I know how he feels. Ready for the weekend.

    Thursday, July 10, 2008

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    Sunday, July 6, 2008

    Sunday Brunch

    Cafe Pasquales is a great downtown resturant to grab a good Sunday brunch. Hmmm I just might have to go.

    Saturday, July 5, 2008


    One thing I love about living here is all of the days that there are clouds in the sky.

    Friday, July 4, 2008

    Pick Up

    One last no, but this time its a little more funny. The sign needs to be picked up in a pick up only zone.

    Thursday, July 3, 2008

    A No with flowers.

    This sign is at home close to mine. I wanted to used this for theme day but decided on the other.

    Wednesday, July 2, 2008

    And another No

    This is near the Tesuque Flea Market, where your not allowed to take photos of the marketplace.

    Tuesday, July 1, 2008

    Theme Day: No!

    As always on the first of the month its Theme Day and this months theme is the word NO. Take some time today to view the word No all over the world.

    Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

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