Tuesday, December 17, 2013

last blast to new mexico for 2013..

oh the ephemeral beauty of new mexico..always a bit of an exhale for me to be there.. so a wonderful excuse to go came up at the last minute, dear friends Char Vazquez and Sherry Stein were having a final event at their iconic White Studio in Santa Fe.

"I'm in".

shiprock from the sky

So packed up some pieces that I had available for sale and flew to Albuquerque for a long weekend. 

The air was crisp and clear..dusting of snow the first morning and then warm sunned streets with just puddles of ice in the shade..stunning.

Santa Fe knows how to do the holidays and revels in its farolito history and hispanic traditions surrounding the Virgen de Guadalupe. I even got to take in a play "Los Pastores" at Guadalupe church performed by a local folk art troupe.

A hike in the woods above town yielded an amazing collection of new branches for plates. and visits to the museum of Indian Art and Culture and the Institute of American Indian Arts were inspirational as always..

and I scored a cup from one of my favorite ceramicists: Bart Johnson and his incredible drawings on clay.

a lovely way to unwind, do a little business, and refuel in one of my favorite places. It always clears my head and puts things in perspective and inspires great new project ideas as well..

and do stay tuned for my end of year giving post coming up next.. it's time for the year end donations to community organizations with a portion of proceeds from the year's sales.