We had a sprinkling of snow in Santa Fe this morning; although many of you have been socked with heavy snow and plunging temps, we have enjoyed a mild winter so far. We have been longing for the white stuff, just a bit; when snow comes to Santa Fe, the mountains are bold against the crystal blue sky; the air is crisp and fresh. So I left my studio this afternoon, promising the work would wait till my return. I strapped wire coils (yak trax) to my hiking boots for traction, and I drove to a trail in the foothills. I love the quiet of the pine woods. Despite the bright sun and the mild air, I was one the few that went exploring today. My footprints marked a pristine trail (although I saw bobcat paw prints occasionally); Mount Taylor, over a hundred miles distant, was clear on the western horizon. Yes, the excursion takes me from my scissors and paper, but I returned refreshed, ready to tackle new projects.
New for the Year
I have listed some of my work on an online gallery. I love the name of this gallery: Art of Santa Fe. I have several items listed and I will add more. It is easy to use this new site for purchases because it links to PayPal. The site is www.ArtofSantaFe.com and my work can be found under DECO//fine art collage.
Two days into the New Year, I received some exciting news. I was selected to create the art for the 2019 Poetry Out Loud recitation competition state finals. This national competition was conceived by the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation to encourage the reading of poetry. The State of New Mexico’s Department of Culture, New Mexico Arts conducts the event. The state finals are held in March, so I will have most of this year to prepare the art for 2019. I am thrilled, and I already have ideas for it.
What else is new?
I am continuing work on my Coral Reef series; I started the eighth one a few days ago. I will be working on it in the studio and at the Santa Fe Railyard Artisans Market on Sundays.
Coming up next month, I will be conducting a Collage Workshop at the Market on the Sunday before the holiday. I will post information about this event both here and on my Facebook page.
New shows are in the works as well! stay tuned!
Love and Peace,
D E C O
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