Sunday, December 5, 2010

Another Parade in Madrid, NM

Every year in Madrid, a parade of locals celebrates the lighting of the Christmas lights in this old mining town. It's a festive afternoon with bagpipe players leading the parade of happy dancers, the volunteer fire department truck, and pets of various breeds walking along with angels, gypsies and Santa on a motorcycle.

Parade highlights were folks like these... a Gander with his goose and a holiday cook walking her dog.
Posing nicely with their human friends are Solo the yak (w/Annie) and Murphy the friendly goat (w/Cindy).

Monday, November 8, 2010

Dixon Open Studios

Edy and I drove up the "high road", dined at Sugar Nymphs in Penasco, then over to Dixon to visit a few artists in their studios on this beautiful autumn day.
(Edy is the one in the white shirt - I don't know the one wearing the strapless)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Glorious Aspens!

Went up the mountain to see the Aspens now that they are golden. Lots of people walking dogs and taking in the beautiful weather. We stopped by a babbling brook (it really was babbling!) and the sky turned dark for a few minutes allowing me to capture that sun glow on the trees. Glorious!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fallen Angels illustration for ZBS

Here is my new illustration for ZBS's upcoming CD. It's a radio "noir" story that takes place in Rio in the 1950's during Carnival, so I tried a Fifties graphics look. (Click on the picture; you can see it larger and very clear.)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Tapas postcard

Dave just returned from Barcelona where he apparently was inspired by the cuisine of Spain.
So I received this enticing postcard upon his return.
Do you read Spanish? If so, enlarge the picture and read about the tasty tapas!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Art in Colorado

Well, just a few selections of what we saw in Colorado.
First, a view of one corner in the DAM.
I have no idea of why a giant blue bear is looking into the window of the building in downtown Denver.
Nor what the baby in the museum is so upset about. But the Chilhuly room in Colorado Springs was absolutely glowing!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Just returned from a wonderful time in Denver (and other parts of Colorado). Love the new museum addition by Libeskind which is covered in titanium panels and is meant to recall Colorado's geometric rock formations.

The large exhibit of Sandy Skoglund's "Fox Games" depicts an invasion of gray foxes within a restaurant. The foxes prowl on and around red tables in an entirely red room. Every element of the installation—forks, knives, plates, dinner rolls, and even a squirrel in the mouth of one of the foxes—is painted red. Click on photo to enlarge!

Deborah Butterfield's horses are still the best! She has the pieces of wood cast in metal first, then assembles them into a horse. Wow!

Oh, yes, this little place was on our drive through the mountains.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Day in Santa Fe

A somewhat chilly day at the farmer's market and railyard park, but lots of people out for the May Day celebration!
We especially love to see sombrero man out again. And Wise Fool puppetry gang put on a great show for families.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

High Desert Cat Walk

Tosca won third place in her class in the online cat show. Of course, she should have been First, but, then I know, what a winner she is!
Anyway, she took it like a champ!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Some of Dave's recent cards

Finally got a new scanner, but it is awful and I'm sending it back.
Meanwhile, here are a few of Dave's recent cards that I like. I especially like his little stories on the back... click on them to enlarge so you can read 'em!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Today's postcards

Time to update... so here are a few cards I've sent out that you may not have seen. I rather like the rabbit. It is drawn from a sculpture I love by Gino Miles, a sculptor who has a place on Canyon Road.
The Graphic Designer Souvenir speaks for itself. Why is drawing with a mouse easier than drawing with a pen and tablet? Practice!
And when I get my scanner working again, I'll scan a few of Dave's for you to see!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Peñasco Day Trip

A sunny winter day... a drive up the High Road to Taos.
Dining at the Sugar Nymphs Bistro in Peñasco (where the fine chef migrated from San Francisco's Greens Restaurant.)
Located next to the town theatre with a cold and lovely lobby area.
And outside, some creative fences brightened by the snow.
A good day!