Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Santa Fe National Forest and In the Studio

fall in New Mexico
10,000 feet and we came around the bend of the road and was greeted with this golden vista that took our breath away. We just stood and stared at the sun kissed aspens for 30 minutes in absolute silence.
Santa Fe - Home
Not a sound except the rustle of leaves.
Pure Magic.


I am guessing the colours of New Mexico are influencing my art for it seems I'm attracted to  yellow,orange and blue felt.
abstract felt art
felt, wood, wire, harry lauder branches, yarn


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Saturday, November 07, 2015

Baking Bread One Way or Another

This is one way
black and white photography
in a Horno
I was going to write about my trip to  New Mexico and baking bread at the Pueblo but this website really did a grand job so I hope you enjoy visiting and exploring their site.

Pueblo Oven Bread Recipe

Looking at how a horno is built I think we will be sticking to an indoor oven. Luckily, or not so luckily if one is on a diet, my husband has taken up bread making as a hobby. One bread on his baking agenda was a fave of his as a child, simit. If anyone wants to try just so you know grape molasses is available
at many import stores or on amazon. 

Afiyet Olsun

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Raindrops on an Autumn Day

macro photography in autumn
"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby."
Langston Hughes

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Scottsdale Arizona and Why Photography Matters

southwest cactus sculpture
Scottsdale Arizona April 2014

 I really liked the list in the link above but he missed a couple of things in the list, at least for me. The first is that the  process itself makes me an active observer. 
black and white photography shadows
The second is that sometimes when I go back through my image files I rediscover something and relive my adventure in Arizona all over again.  I'm not sure I agree with Number 4. What makes a person an artist goes way beyond clicking a button on a camera and taking a picture. I do like Number 5 in regards to depression. Photography was my lifesaver when I was fighting a deeply painful period in my life. Photography made me get out of the studio to explore and rediscover the joy of living and this amazing world.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Georgia O'Keefe and Abiquiu Village

church cross
Unfortunately visits to Georgia O'Keefe's home were fully booked BUT we did get to spend some time in Abiquiu Village.
It wasn't hard to see why O'Keefe fell in love with New Mexico.  The  landscape around the village and play of light and shadows are just enthralling. 
st. thomas church shadow
What Makes a House a Home? - Georgia O'Keeffe Museum