A few notes from an artful weekend. It began with wine & roses at Casa Rondena in honor of a graduate (thank you Kate & congratulations!!), an overnight retreat at a cheerful Victoria airbnb (with a pink claw foot tub –yes fabulous) in a historic downtown ABQ neighbor –walking distance to the famed Artichoke Café and the Grove Café & Market. I enjoyed them both immensely. One in the company of a dear friend and one in my own good company.
New territory and exactly what was needed, apparently, to jump start my “mother” project for upcoming exhibit in Alaska.
Happy Mother’s Day too!! Love you Mom.
A change of scenery. A gathering with friends. Good food. A little shopping. A lot of art. Big skies and blustery weather with swirling clouds that only caused to invigorate the spirit. Especially after a “happen upon” #34 at the Placitas Studio Tour. Roger Evans. The imagination of a visionary with wild abandon, and Barnum too, right out of the (animal) cracker box. That experience filled me with such heart and possibility I thought I might fly away. . . with the pig. Or the aliens. He offers the option of both. And a snapdragon for the ladies. Thank you. If you haven’t been you can visit by appointment. I wouldn’t wait. Go NOW. A few images to tease you. I might add there was a moment of snow falling (though no accummulation). It only heightened the joy.
the vision of Roger Evans: art, life, living, sculpture, imagination
If you haven’t been to Metallo Gallery in Madrid please do that too. The fifth annual miniature exhibit is up through May. Fun stuff and much of it under $100. All work is 6”x6” or under and represents emerging to well-known New Mexican artists. Here’s a glimpse. . .
And of course a trip to Madrid is always a treat.
See you later. . .
Brenda is an artist and occasional poet who lives on a one-way alley in a historic neighborhood in downtown Santa Fe. She continues work on her Primitive Seamstress Series in between walking dogs, wine tasting, and travel. Studio visits welcome and by appointment.