Category Archives: Santa Fe

First Day At Spiral Shaped Adobe

Last evening we enjoyed the delicate colors that the high desert uses to paint the mountains and skies. I had a rather uncomfortable night with back spasms and other aches and pains probably from unloading the car. Artists do not … Continue reading

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Abiquiu

We arose to clear blue skies this morning. The roses around our condo were laughing in joy. Soon we checked out of the condo, left our car there and walked into old Santa Fe to visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. … Continue reading

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Escape From Colorado

Yes! We successfully escaped the snows of Colorado today! Here is our parting picture of Pikes Peak as seen from our niece and nephew’s house. Last evening we celebrated Pat’s 84th birthday with a dinner of steak, chicken, or hamburger … Continue reading

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Jean and Paul Are On The Road Again

Yes, we are on the road again. This is another road trip without our beloved Picasso. We have covered 1100 miles in two days. (That would take 4 days towing Picasso.) Our destination is New Mexico where we intend to … Continue reading

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O’Keefe Inspired

Our recent trip to the southwest included a visit to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Back in my studio I am finding new inspiration from my memories of the trip and, particularly, the entire span of O’Keeffe’s work. This is a … Continue reading

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Home and Art Recap

Two days of driving brought us home last night. Of course the most difficult part of the trip, the worst traffic, and the worst drivers all happened in the hour plus it took us to get from the Bellevue city … Continue reading

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O’keeffe Country – Ghost Ranch

Yesterday we spent the day at Ghost Ranch where Georgia O’keeffe lived and painted for several decades. It is an inspirational landscape. One has no difficulty understanding why she chose to move there permanently after her husband died. The day … Continue reading

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Painting at Bandelier

We headed to Bandelier National Monument with the intention of revisiting some places we had seen about 12 years ago. Upon arrival we learned that the monument is now closed to all auto traffic and one must take a shuttle … Continue reading

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Nothing is less real than realism – Georgia O’Keeffe, 1965

Today was art museum/gallery day. We rushed and managed two art museums and one gallery. This should not be a surprise to anyone who has accompanied us to art museums. Jean and I like to absorb the art, take lots … Continue reading

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The Land of Enchantment

Today we left family and friends in Colorado Springs and headed south. As we crossed the mountains through Raton Pass into New Mexico we put Carlos Nakai on the ipod and were carried into New Mexico on his melodies. After … Continue reading

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