I’m in a post-show phase here where I’m out of stuff to really talk about, although I manage to pop onto Facebook about once a day and quack, which is what I think one does when one isn’t tweeting. I hope I can get this out of my system but in the meantime I hope you’ll forgive the long pause. I’ve actually been writing non-stop but it’s not all that blog-worthy.
With your kind indulgence I’ll just post some nice pictures from a lovely few day get-away in New Mexico. I did some sketches around Santa Fe and Bandelier National Monument, including one watercolor from the mouth of a cave dwelling on the side of a cliff. That’s a beautiful place and worth a trip. And then there’s the most fabulous art store in town, Artisans, where I nearly fainted with joy just seeing the pastel selection. I came out of there with colors all over my face from trying to pinch myself.
We rented a little cottage on a side street near the Railyard and from there could walk everywhere. Canyon Road was a good morning in art for us, more or less. I looked at art while Ant Man drank tea and read a book. Dinner was simple and featured tequila.
A hike on the Audubon trails featured flocks of evening grosbeaks and singing Townsend’s solitaires.
We also made the pilgrimage to High Country Gardens, a world-class nursery. Ant Man and I stocked up on salvias, lavenders, artemesia and asters; nice silver and purple additions to the Motmot garden color scheme back home. A Prius will hold a lot of plants and long drives are made better with all that scented oxygen coursing through one’s lungs. A vacation is a lovely thing no matter where you go.
Hope you’re all doing well, too.