14 April 2005

wacky weather and travels


garb_snowprints Originally uploaded by dressform.

sorry for the lack of posting - believe it or not i'm on vacation! the reason for our adventure - we are in Santa Fe, New Mexico - is 2 fold: to return the big space ghost dog Ben to his papa and to see/document my show at the Richard Levy Gallery .

the weather has been phenominal. a smorgesboard.... the drive is long but beautiful - thru the lush green of california to the hot sparce mojave desert (where i think we saw some of those 100 year since they've bloomed wild flowers) thru bizzare snow and hail in flagstaff. if you don't have to really deal with it snow sure is pretty. especially when you aren't cold! we had a morning of snow our first day in Santa Fe.... it's lovely! i love how it collects in the shade of the trees....garbo has never really been in snow so it was funny to see her prancing around (and quickly shivering and returning to the comfort of indoors). but her prints in the snow (above) are purty darn cute! you completely forget how vast the "countryside" is until you drive thru it. there is so much wide open nothingness.... marked by slight shifts in the vegitative landscape.... a type of cacti, the color of rock.....

i am also in love with the vintage roadway signage... big yellow arrows.... circles w/ fabulous typefaces.... medallions of bright white....

it is official: the desert clan are like family. dinner w/ them is a complete treat - no lack of conversation - love of the same flavors in food..... love of the same art..... i only wish i had more time to spend with them..... and the countess! it was my turn to weep in front of her lovely wares.... especially the one right at the entrance - a luscious perfect desert blue w/ white little ghosts and ghoolies swarming around..... she even called while we were dining! it was like fate me thinks! i think we need to schedule a meet in the desert at the end of a long summer - for some spa-ing and girl time!!! miss v agrees and if anyone can make magic happen it is her!

the other good thing of traveling - you miss home. you have mental space. you get inspired. i am all set to come home to our comfy bed! our mr. tonka! my studio! which BTW is filled w/ an array of targets! king L surprised me 3 different kinds to play with! the target series has not met its demise yet! yippee!! OK, i'm not really happy about piles of work or deadlines, but we're still far away so i'm ignoring those things!. i'm excited to see what happened while i was gone w/ my students (uh yeah, a little guilty about abandoning them in week 3 - but it was unavoidable and pre-planned - i did leave them in completely capable and fabulous hands! thanks sandee and cathy!!!!!) we have a crit in the drawing class on monday - first crits are always a bit jittery.....

and i have so many other things to catch up on.... with extremely limited internet access i don't know what anyone in blog-land has been up to! or just in general.... what's going on out there?? all in good time!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder where you are...

My lovely friend who lives near you, loves the lovely things you do...

Perhaps once she finds some time, she'll go to your studio divine.

Twinkle twinkle little star, how it warms me that you are...