Friday, August 31, 2012

SF Indian Market 13

When you see a reflection you take the shot, right? Well I caught this one purely by luck. I was actually shooting the person and the Indian Market magazine. Just lucky I guess. It's a three day weekend! Big wine festival in Albuquerque and I am taking the train down. Should make for some nice shots. Have a super weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

SF Indain Market 12

This is the Mateo Romero one of my favorite local artist. He is holding one of his paintings while speaking with a couple that appeared to be interested in this painting. I love how bold his paintings are along with his use of color in his work. Here is a link if you would like to read more about him and to see more of his work. One day after I win the lottery his paintings will be high on my shopping list.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

SF Indian Market 11

If there is an event with a large crowd you can bet that you will find someone wearing an outfit that will make them stand out in the crowd. She happened to walk right by me. What do you think, Oriental or what?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

SF Indian Market 10

There were times when I just could not get through the crowds to get shots of the artists work so I opted instead to take shots of the shoppers. I remembering it being a very warm day and it appears some shoppers were better prepared than I was with all of the hats in this shot. Today is the 5 years anniversary of Santa Fe Daily photo. It's amazing how quickly time flies by. On to the 6th! Have a great day everyone.

Monday, August 27, 2012

SF Indian Market 9

Happy Monday everyone! The artwork in today's shot is the work of Brent Learned. My photo did not do his work justice. In person these paintings are vivid and wonderful. To see more information about this artist and to see more of his work click here.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

SF Indian Market 8

This beautiful jewelry is the work of Navajo artsit Alex Sanchez from Gallup New Mexico. I love the use of the Turquoise stones mixed with the petroglyph designs in his work. How would you like to own one of these? Happy Sunday everyone.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

SF Indian Market 7

This beautiful Corn Maiden sculpture is the work of Matthew Panana. This artist is from the Jemez Pueblo not far from here. I would love to see something like this created in person.

Friday, August 24, 2012

SF Indian Market 6

These beautiful weaving are the work of Navajo weaver Rena Begay from Arizona. I really admire the time and the work that goes into weaving these rugs. I hope you all have a good Friday and fun weekend.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

SF Indian Market 5

The first day of the market was pretty warm. Despite the heat it did not seem to bother some people. There were quite a few decked out in their Western finest. I saw the beaded horse on this womans vest and could not resist taking the shot.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

SF Indian Market 4

This is the work of Terrance Guardipee. I like this style of painting on the old Ledger paper. Too see more of his work click here.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

SF Indian Market 3

Here is an sample of Acoma Pottery by Evelyn Ortiz. Acoma Pottery is on of my favorite styles of Native American pottery mostly for the designs painted on the clay. The artist does not have her own website but I have linked to a site that has a little more information on the pottery style. Click here.

Monday, August 20, 2012

SF Indian Market 2

This contemporary native american art is the work of Marcus Cadman. He is of Navajo and Kickapoo heritage and lives in Shiprock, NM. Here is a of one of my favorite paintings(the large one). To see more visit his website here. For all of you, I hope Monday is good one and very quick.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Indian Market 1

These beautiful baskets are the work of Shan Goshorn. Her booth was my first stop at Indian Market. She told me how her baskets we made. Would you believe they are made out of watercolor paper? I can not do her work justice so I am linking to her website so you can see her amazing works. Click here for more.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Nothing to see here.

Yesterday I went walking around during my lunch hour. The excitement over Indian Market was building. Tourist were all over talking about the market, where to eat, what to see. All except these two. They just sat there looking around as if there were nothing to see. That was true for the booth but today they will be full and the crowds will be everywhere. As for me my plan is in place, what to see, where to eat and what movies to catch at the Native Film Festival. Wish you all were here, it really is amazing.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy Hour!

It's Friday! People everywhere will be meeting for Happy Hour with friends at the end of the day. As I was on the way home I saw some friends enjoying one anothers company at this restaurant . By the time I turned to get my camera and catch the shot there one just one guy left. Here's wishing you more than an hours happiness today including the weekend. Our biggest art weekend of the year is here. It's Indian Market time here in Santa Fe. I hope to get some shots if it doesn't rain like today.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dreaming of Summer.

Yesterday was the first day of school here in Santa Fe. I'll bet this kid was wishing here were back in this spot again. I caught this in the plaza during one of the outdoor concerts.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

# 225

This was the other shot I was going to use for Theme day but decided on the other. I took this while out on my evening walk up Canyon Road. The light was perfect at that time of evening.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Clouds over San Francisco Street.

Lately the clouds have been big and fluffy. This is the view up San Francisco street. At the end of the street is the Basilica.

Monday, August 13, 2012

One for the Week.

What better way to start the week than with a smiling sunflower. These were painted on the road around the plaza during the Girls Inc show. Have a great Monday and week everyone.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Beauty Trashed.

I don't know about you but I think these still look great. I don't know why someone would just trash them before their time. Wishing you all a beautiful Sunday.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Smooth Voice

The name of this young man has totally escaped me but the sound of his voice hasn't. I had seen him earlier in during the work week in the same spot. This time I spotted him singing during the Girls Inc. art's and crafts show. I hope to see him again soon.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Recycled Signs

This booth belongs to Levi Koenen, owner of The Lost Highway Sign Co. He is also from Tucson Arizona and he has been here for our Recycled Art show in the past. He makes some great signs, notepads, keychanges and bracelets out of old license plates. It's Friday, finally after a tough week. I wish you all a spectacular weekend.

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Besides all of the arts and crafts at the Girls Inc. show there was music and even some belly dancing for entertainment. I caught this at the very beginning before the crowd set in.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

S.D Meadows Folk Art

One of my favorite recycled artist came into town for the Girls Inc. show. The artist from S.D. Meadows are always in town for our Recycled Santa Fe art show but I was happy to see them this past weekend. It was fun to see peoples reactions to the art.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Meet Shannon

Shannon is one of the owners of DDco Design. She and her business partner were here for our Girls Inc. Arts and Crafts show this past weekend (Check out the link to see their website). I could have spent a fortune in there booth. There was one thing I could not pass up. Check out my new cocktail tray!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Mother Truckin' Monday

Excuse my language, no wait I'm not cursing. It really is Mother Trunkin' but this one is a food truck from Albuquerque. They drove up to Santa Fe for the big Girl's Inc. art show on the plaza. This show brings in 200 local and national arts and crafts folks from all over the country. I was there on Saturday to support the artist and the cause. Tomorrow I will show you what I bought.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Spanish Market VII: Retablos

These wonderful Retablos are the work of Amanda Greigo from the Albuquerque area. I featured her last year and I wanted to focus on her work again. I love the colors that she uses in her work. The faces of her saints have a wonderful innocence about them. My favorite is the Guadalupe on the right. That is one piece I really wished I could have bought. Happy Sunday everyone.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Spanish Market VI: St. Francis

This is the work of Pete Ortega. He is a Santero who carves the most amazing saints and angels. Happy Saturday.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Spanish Market V: Colors in the Crowd.

There are two sections to the Spanish Market, the traditional artist who surround the plaza and the Contemporary artist which occupy all of Lincoln Ave. This shot was taken at the end facing the long road to the plaza. I hope you all have a happy Friday and a colorful weekend.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Spanish Market IV

This is Monica Sosaya Halford, another wonderful Retablo artist at this year's market. She also does Colcha, "Colcha is done in handspun, hand-dyed wool on a plain-woven wool ground cloth called sabanilla. Colcha is used for decorative wall pieces and altar cloths." Click on the photo for a better look.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Theme Day: Numbers

The first of August already! Well it's Theme Day here at CDP and this months theme is Numbers. Sometimes you find things in places that you least expect. I caught this while out on my evening walk. To see the numbers from around the world click here.