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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Back from Ojo Caliente

We spent a glorious weekend in a private house at Ojo Caliente.
We went up on Saturday morning and came back tonight.
Most of the spa pictures were taken in bathing suits,
and I won't inflict them on you.
This could be known as too many photographers!

Peaceful scene on Sunday AM as we
started our marathon hike!

River, either Arriba or Chama, there is still
some confusion about which, and I
am too tired to look on a map to settle the name.

Logo of Ojo Caliente
The hill in the backgroud is the one that we hiked up,
then walked around the back of it to get to the Posi
ruins on the mesa.

Above Ojo Caliente there is a pueblo site of the

Posi tribe. It is tradition if you find a pot
shard, it should be placed in a spot of
honor, and we are placing a shard here.

There are a lot of shards, as you can see here.

One of the larger shards

Closeup of another shard

Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday! My favorite day of the week

Well another work week is behind me, and I am off to
Ojo Caliente this weekend with the girls. Should be a
great weekend. Then on Wednesday I am off to
Dallas to see family and friends.
So I will be offline for a while!

I found some old art that I should have put into the Recycle show

that Rainbow Artists had at the Unitarian Church.

These collages are made on 4" x 6" formica samples

that I acquired somewhere along the line.

Above is Multiply Your Creativity

This collage (with a transfer of a cabinet card) is of my Great Grandmother

Laura Narcissa Goodman Clayton (my grandfather's mother)

This collage has paper, a metal found object

and a picture of a cross taken on the way

to Ojo Caliente.

These three are about 3 years old, but I

still like them!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Not much art, but here goes

Since I seem to be shipping out large envelopes a
LOT here lately, and I feel like I have to use
decorated envelopes, here we go:

This second one was much too intricate, and I

will only do the larger version in the future.

If you get a big envelope from me, enjoy it!

Monday, May 25, 2009

My Spiritual Path

Sorry, I am going to get on my soapbox...

I very rarely find a succinct statement about Unitarian Universalisim, but this months UUWorld has an essay by Laura Pederson that expresses my feelings exactly:

People don't really become UUs, convert to UUism, or accept UUism as their personal savior (unless perhaps they're drowning during a failed Greenpeace mission) so much as one day just discover that they are UU, have been all along, and find there is a name and place for it, possibly like discovering that one is gay or has a natural apptitude for clog dancing.
Laura Pederson, Buffalo Gal: A Memoir

Friday, May 22, 2009

My first video upload

Check out my first video- I know that I need to

work on my camera work and scene changes,

they are a little choppy and the autofocus is a

little strange. But I don't think it is bad for my first try.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Albuquerque Fibre Fiesta

I am Woman, hear me roar (it was really a yawn).
Notice the polydactil claws,
which is what I was looking for!

I was not going to buy anything at this year's Fibre Fiesta,
but could not resist these fat quarters to finish out
Terry and Kassi's wedding quilt,
which is black and white.

And all of these velvet scraps were only
$2.00, could not resist!
If you are in Albuquerque this weekend, the Fibre Fiesta
is worth going to!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Journal Pages

I have discovered a very neat site called 1001 Journals
and these are pages that I am contributing to different
journals. You find a journal that interests you,
sign up, create and send to the owner.

page 1

page 2

This is a "Wreck This Journal" page 1

This is a "Wreck This Journal" page 2

Caption reads: Spoke to my neighbor about her new
Prius she likes it
Page 1Page 2

Crimson, Page 1 and 4

Crimson Page 2 and 3

Pink, page 1 and 4

pink, page 2 and 3

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I could not resist this....

Great Music and a funny cat

Check out this neat music video
Fuzzy in a rare contemplative mood.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sand Painter

Watch CBS Videos Online

I found this video on Cay Denise's blog. Check it out, it is amazing

Another Notan Class

As a fund raiser for my church First Unitarian
I gave another Notan class. This is one of my
student's work, and I think it is fascinating.
This is one of the things that
I was working on, using spirals.

These are small leftovers that I will
attach to greeting cards.

These are two test pieces for my Kanji
quilt for my nephew and his wife.
It is channel quilted, but it is hard to see.
THey are approx. 12x12

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Gorgeous Mountains

Since I live smack dab at the foot of the mountains (these pictures are taken from my balcony), I often overlook their majesty. As I was heading home from my walk this AM, I saw this vista and it took my breath away (the wind was also blowing about 50 MPH!). The clouds come over the top of the mountain from the east.
I continue working on the kanji quilt, but blogger is being picky and will not let me upload a picture. More on this later.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I walked in the living room this afternoon, and
noticed Babycakes was hiding in plain sightYou can see her much better here.
No idea what she thought that she was doing!
I got started on the black and white kanji quilt today.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

No art yet, but a great art book

I got this book from the library (I always try them out,
and then buy it if I am really impressed.
This book is fantastic and I am slowly working
my way through all of it. Mybe next week I will
have some finished projects.
Paper, Metal, Stitch by Maggie Grey and
Jane Wild, published by Interweave.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Had a great Mother's Day

My sister and I were so thankful to still have our
Mother with us this year, so we really enjoyed
our visit this weekend.

I came home to a blooming iris. I have had
these bulbs for 3 years, and almost threw
them out this spring, but I came home to
these blooms today. (they are slightly
windblown, but it is spring in New Mexico after all!

I signed up for a purple journal on the 1001 Journals page.
The journal owner sent me 4 pages and I filled them
all up. This is the last page on the left and the
first page on the right.

Page 2 and 3

Page 4 and 5

page 6 and 7.

I will mail this off tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

1000 Journals - Hope this is on Netlfix

This sounds like such a neat idea, and now they have made a film about it. I am going to check Netflix and see if it is there, if not I will probably wait, as I am on an economy kick! Have spent VERY little money in the last two weeks, and have made enormous payments on my credit cards! I am working on it!

I got my journal from the 1001 journals site (note the difference in 1000 journals website and 1001 journals website!) The pages that I am working onare purple! Surprise, suprise!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Rusty Bits are going again

My series, Rusty Bits has been revived. I quilted on
it last night, and like the way it looks so far.
Size is 11" x 16"
I still need to bind it and
perhaps a little more quilting.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Going back to my fabric roots

A Fabric book started in Tracy Bautista's class at
Art Uraveled. The title is "Girly Girl" and
it will be a future gift for a friend.
The binding is stab stitched
Inside Cover and page 2. The inside cover is fabric and the pink is colored paper towels, which Traci is famous for. Page 2 is Watercolor paper

Page 3 and 4, page 4 is mulberry
paper from Japan (thanx Jan!)

Page 5 and 6 is some leaf paper that I have had for years

Page 7 and the inside back cover (page 7 is watercolor paper)

Back cover
Hopefully, after working in fabric for a few days,
I will be able to return to my journals.
Only time will tell.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Frist Friday Arts Crawl and Beltane

Luscious purple petunias, they even felt velvety.
This is a flower bed in Albuquerque's Old Town
Yellow Roses

I think that is garlic? Not sure though

Forsythia, maybe??

Statue in Old Town

Typical New Mexico Shrine. This is outside the
Chapel of Guadalupe in Old Town.

Inside the shrine

The altar in the Shrine

Window in the shrine.
Very modern looking, huh?

A huge pot...

Giraffe statue

Mountain Lion in the tree.
Sorry, the light was fading fast...
I always try to go to First Friday Artscrawl,
and the three of us had a small Beltane ceremony
at the Poetry Garden at Harwood.