Summer in Santa Fe is a season of festivals – this week the city is celebrating Spanish Market. Traditional arts – like the carving and painting of Santos, tinwork, and straw-weaving – can be found in the Plaza. Modern media and edgier subjects are featured in the Contemporary Hispanic Market on Lincoln Avenue. And I, having no Andalusian ancestry, will be setting up my usual space in the air conditioned pavilion at Paseo and Guadalupe, the Santa Fe Railyard Artisans Market, Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. I will be working on my new piece and displaying original collages and posters and prints and cards for sale.
Last Sunday brought many out of town visitors to the city, including several from Louisiana. They came to the Market and watched me work on my latest collage piece. One of the original Autumnal Haiku series, “Arroyo, Early Morning” is speeding its way to Louisiana. This series of colorful landscapes features scenes of autumn in Northern New Mexico – at least how I see it. I embed a haiku which I write especially for each piece.
Posters and cards and prints found new homes as well; the pear card collection continues to be popular. And over at Ohori’s Coffee, my show “Across the Universe” will be on display for three months. This show features my collage depictions of planets and galaxies. I will be swapping out pictures from time to time – already have installed a new one to replace one that sold last week. Enjoy a good cup of joe and take time to absorb the atmosphere. Visit during regular shop hours – they are open every day!
Today, I took to the hills. I often get inspiration walking the mountain trails under the aspens. Monsoon season has begun (finally!) and the woods were lush. Santa Fe starts off most mornings with blue skies and bright sun; by mid-day clouds build up over the mountain ranges. These often lead to thunderstorms which end with rainbows as the sun re-emerges. (The monsoon torrent inspired one of the Autumnal Haiku pieces). My hike took me along Tesuque creek and its many tributaries, all gurgling and burbling – I had music the entire way up and down. Highlights from my walk included the tiny crescent moon in the blue, straight overhead, dozens of butterflies in the meadows, and a young buck on the mountain road, nonchalantly licking a salty spot. His antlers were the length of my forearm.
TTFN! Much to do!
Love and Peace,
What Goes On:
Cutting Up at El Museo
Every weekend, cutting and pasting in my booth with lots of product to sell too!
To Honor the good ones on
Presidents Day, Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, Original Collage
"So Costly of A Sacrifice"
is on display in my booth all weekend - you can get close and read the detail.
Many other Original Collages on
El Museo Cultural
de Santa Fe
1615 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Saturday, February 15
8 am to 4 pm
Sunday, February 16
10 am to 4 pm
The Winter Market at El Museo features Great Food,
and dozens of Artists and creative Vendors -
You've got to see it!
New Etsy Shop:
greeting card sets, posters
blank book journals
Art of Santa Fe
Online Community Marketplace
Offering collage items
DECO//fine art collage
Collage items in the online store include these:
5" x 7" featuring an original collage design on the front, blank inside, available for purchase, on line or at the market.
Greeting Card Sets,
5 blank cards + envelopes, bundled into gift-ready packages
includes Scenes of New Mexico, Fine Ladies Dancing, Rising, and Perfectly Pear
Loosen Your Soul and Harvest:Fruition
each is 18" x 24", add comes rolled , ready for framing.
Prints, posters, journals, and cards make beautiful gifts
accepts payment through PayPal and Stripe!
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Studio Visits in Santa Fe:
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