Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Indian Market X: The Future

I love watching the younger generations carrying on the old traditions all the way from the visual artist, the storytellers and the dancers.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Indian Market IX: Shopping In Color.

You couldn't help but notice some of the things people were wearing when out at Indian Market. I saw this umbrella several time before deciding to take the shot. I'm glad I did. Have a good start to your week everyone!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Indian Market VIII: Weaver

Geneva Shabi (shown here) is a weaver from the Navajo Nation. Ms. Shabi follows in the footsteps of her mother and her grandmother when it comes to weaving. I loved the design of this rug and I admire the patience it takes to make these wonderful pieces of art. Happy Sunday everyone!

Indian Market VII: Silver Sun

This is the work of Elmer Satala Jr. a silversmith from the Hopi tribe. He was inspired by his uncle and was his apprentice for four years. I loved the look of this cuff bracelet especially when I tried it on.

Today is the Santa Fe Daily Photo's third anniversary. Thank you all for your visits and your kind comments. Looking forward to bringing you another year of my beautiful city.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Indian Market VI: Sculpture

This beautiful sculpture is the work of Oreland C. Joe. He is a Jewelry/Sculpture artist from the Navajo Nation. This is from his website "Oreland C. Joe's Favorite stone medium is marble. Marble that is imported from Italy (carrara, statuary white and bardiglio), Portugal, Belgium, Spain and other countries. Domestic marbles used for sculpture are from Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Georgia." Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Indian Market V: Beauty From Mud.

This was one of my favorite pieces of pottery at Indian Market. This is the work of Alvina Yepa from the Jemez Pueblo. It's amazing really, the beauty that one creates from the earth.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Indian Market IV: Ready In A Minute.

This was a chance shot while I was resting for a moment after viewing half the market. Looks like this guy was doing the same while waiting for whatever she was preparing.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Indian Market III: Silver Purse

This beautiful work of art is by Navajo artist Alex Sanchez. Click on the photo for a better look at the design work. This silver purse had many admirers the first day of Indian Market. One day I will own one of his pendents.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Indian Market II: Would you?

This beaded work came from JW Designs in Gallup New Mexico. There was everything from bracelets, necklaces and even beaded horses. Not something I would wear, would you? I would like a horse though. Happy Monday everyone!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Welcome To Indian Market

It was an amazing day at Indian Market! The crowds were bigger than I've I have seen since moving here. The sights and the sounds made me wish I had shot video instead of still shots. There was both a diverse group of artist as well as shoppers.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Colorful Weekend

First stop today our local Farmers Market for some fresh veggies. Then it is off to the Indian Market. The amount of tourist was amazing to see yesterday. Hopefully if will be a good weekend for the artist.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Indian Market Weekend Is Here!

This photo is from the Taos Pueblo Pow Wow last month but I want to use it to announce the beginning of Indian Market weekend. It is my favorite market of the year. Native Americans from all over the country will be here showing their art in downtown Santa Fe. It is a big tourist weekend for us. Buyers will converge on Santa Fe searching for beautiful art work to add to their collections. Have a wonderful weekend everyone I know I will.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Evening On The Plaza.

While out enjoying the cool evening I found my self watching the sun trying to peak through the clouds. It gave a wonderful blue tone to the evening sky. The building on the right is the New Mexico Museum of Art.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Please, Don't Eat The Grapes.

Hey if you want to go wild while playing your music put some grapes on your hat! Your song will be sweeter. It's Wednesday, almost time for Indian Market. Stay tuned for photos from one of Santa Fe's big weekends.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Different Tune.

Following the masked theatre troup there were several brighly dressed musicians. Don't you just love the hat?

Monday, August 16, 2010

A Clean Sweep.

I hope this actor was a prelude to quick sweep of the week. The actors and musicians were more of the Santa Fe Theatre Festival. Click on the photo for a better look.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

3 Oranges II

Shortly after being offered an orange these two guys stopped in front of my camera for a quick pose. Don't you just love the Silver pants? Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Love Of 3 Oranges.

Last weekend there was a parade of characters out advertising a new play called The Love of Three Oranges. This young man was kind enough to make sure I had my vitamin C dose for the day.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Wisking You A Happy Weekend!

Now this happy faced beauty was a new addition to the Farmers Market. How could you resist not smiling back. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Got Corn?

If not, this guy will show you where you can get it. This is the first time I have seen this guy at the Farmers Market. Hey when it comes right down to it creative marketing works.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bring Home the Sunshine!

Sunflowers were everywhere this past weekend at the Farmers Market! How can you resist bring home some sunshine!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Two Scents

So which one would you choose. The sweet smell and the look of the flowers or the scent and taste of garlic. Both were quite in abundance at the Farmers market this weekend. I choose them both, why not life is short.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Feed Me Cookies.

If you want a conversation piece in your kitchen than this Chihuahua cookie jar will do the trick. I found this little guy at Gift and Gourmet on the plaza. I thought he would be a bright way to start the week.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Color Over Santa Fe.

Yesterday on the way home it started to rain a little. I had stopped by a store and while shopping someone screamed out "RAINBOW" and there they were not one but two. Click on the photo for a better look. Happy Sunday!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Rain Rain Almost Everyday!

This is how Spanish Market ended for me. Watching people walking through an afternoon rain from above in a gallery. Lately it seems like we have been getting rain everyday. Everything is so GREEN!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Four Generations

The Ortega family span four generations of woodcarvers. Ben Ortega and his family work with cottonwood, cedar and aspen. Ever year they have been in the same location at the Spanish market. The spot is great to see their Saints, biblical characters, angels and animals. Happy Weekend!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Holding St.Francis.

This Leonardo G. Salazar holding one of the Santos that he created out of wood. As you can see he carved this saint out of twisted cedar wood. I believe that it take someone special to find something as wonderful as this inside of something that most of us would just walk by without giving it a second look.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Colorful Saints

Here we have the work of Santera Marie Romero Cash. "An award winning Santero, she has received many awards in Spanish Market, Santa Fe, NM. She has been honored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities and Women in the Arts."

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Music From The Sky

This is Saint Cecilia, patron Saint of Musicians. She is here with her mariachis celebrating Santa Fe's 400th Anniversary. This is the work of Lorrie Garcia a Bultos and Retablos artist from Penasco, NM.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Welcome Back To Spanish Market.

This first place winner for unpainted Bultos is the work of Roberto E. Barela. A Woodcarver from Taos. It was great to have the chance to speak with Mr. Barela. He was proud of his award but was even more proud of another piece that I didn't have the chance to photograph. This would be a great conversation piece for any home.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Theme Day: Bright Colours

It's theme day once again here on City Daily Photo. This months theme is Bright Colours. While walking home from a concert on the plaza I was taken aback by this painting hanging at Legends of Santa Fe. A gallery in the downtown area. This painting entitled "Featherman" is the work of painter Jeff Ham.

Here is an excerpt from his biography on their website, "I paint what I love, people, animals and sometimes landscapes. I do my best to translate emotion and feelings into color and communicate my individual interpretation of each subject. The work is done quickly and in the moment to capture spontaneity and avoid over thinking and over working. As an artist I am at a genesis of learning to express myself in an honest and straightforward manner."

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