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good thing i don't melt or get the heebie jeebies when i see icons or crosses or anything religious for that matter... the land of enchantment was FULL of such imagery. what's funny is i don't see or feel the religiosity of the stuff, but i totally fall for it aesthetically! first round of photos are now available in a santa fe set on flickr. wait till i upload the pics from our visit to a little old church... where i had a visual overload epiphany

you'll see some of the amazing moments in hubby's mom's house if you peruse the set though. her sense of color is amazing. she's an incredible painter as well [ab-ex old school modernist] and the house reflects the urgency and movement and passion that her work does. talk about living artfully.... sigh.....

i'm pooped. maybe it's from banging my head against the wall - ANOTHER paper plagerized today. you know if english isn't your native language you probably don't want to turn in a paper that includes this sentence "His diatribes have the desperate conviction of a self-published pamphlet pressed into your palm by a wide-eyed stranger purporting to offer the true path to salvation." it's a BIG clue that you got your info from another source and it's just going to take me 5 minutes to find it on the net. it's so unfortunate. i even gave the PLEASE don't plagerize speech.... did i already say CRAP??? if not crap!

so to end w/ humor - one last quote from "holy canoli" [this is it i swear! - i was starting to think, though... she mentions several books in her book. i wonder what it would be like to try and hop from book to book - read one that she mentions and see if it mentions another book - or a locale that might have a book about it and then read that... some weird chain of literary madness. ok i might be crazy]. quote from the essay where sara is hanging out w/ her gun toting dad who has a cannon to play with.

Dad shoots the cannon again so that they can see how it works. The other hiker says, "That's quite the machine you got there." But he isn't talking about the cannon. He's talking about my tape recorder and my microphone - which is called a shotgun mike I stare back at him, then I look over at my father's cannon, then down at my microphone and I think, Oh. My. God. My dad and I are the same person. We're both smart-alecky loners with goofy projects and weird equipment. And since this whole target practice outing was my idea, I was no longer his adversary. I was his accomplice. What's worse, I was liking it.

new news hopefully tomorrow... must send out mass email first.... so some of you will be getting this bit of info multiple times... sorry!

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briana said…
Okay... still can't get over the fact that you were in Santa Fe as well... I don't know why as there are only 50-odd states in the union last time I checked.

You MILs house is GORGEOUS- yes, her sense of color and the way she incorporates southwestern influences is sooooo harmonic. My mom's house is like that too... though as she's a contemporary dealer, it's kind of funny to see a cast iron alter next to Lichtenstien's Water Lilys. then again, it's SF, it kind of all works.
sarah said…
lisa, thanks for your lovely words...your "visions of santa fe" set is amazing, thanks for sharing x
Shari said…
the santa fe photos are so lovely lisa. the colors!! i really like your idea of book hopping. sounds fun! big news, huh? can't wait. xo, shari
Abigail said…
The Santa Fe pics are amazing...what a house!! :)....nice place to holiday egh!?

yes, crap indeed to the copying....must be so frustrating for you - deep breaths now!....also loved the quote too...xox
wendy said…
the santa fe photos - oh my goodness they are really amazing!
And your book idea is really great - sort of an inspiration from inspiration kind of thing. I'll have to join in one of these days!

and your student - I am really really sorry.
trudesign said…
What beautiful photos. The colors are amazing and the sense of design! Ahhh overload!
Kelly said…
Ugh! My partner is an english major and shes in the honor program, and would you know it but people *still* turn in plagerized stuff- in the honors! I mean, are they kidding?? Do they think the proffesors are on some other planet?? It's just so so sad. If your not going to do it, just dont turn it in. Save yourself the embaressment :/
mooncici said…
I like this part, when you wrote, "talk about living artfully.... sigh....." Lovely, Lisa!
eireann said…
sorry about the plagiarism. that is such a pain. :(

To me, the aesthetic is part of the religious experience: the beautiful as a route to the divine. (I'm Catholic, but I don't think this is a church position or anything. Just me.)
Ky said…
news, you say?!! hehe
my husband and i are quite antsy to hit the road and visit santa fe - i am heading on over to flickr to check out your pics now!
Karen said…
That's so weird! Some teacher friends and I were just talking about kids plagerizing and how some parents will even defend the kids actions."....welll, if you didn't give such a heavy workload...." I never would have even thought about it as a student..

Gonna go check the fabulous pics everyone is raving about!
lisa s said…
briana... i know.... that is so weird! your mom is a contemporary art dealer? wow. that's cool. i loved when i worked in galleries... once got to sit w/ a small richter cloud painting that blew my mind....

sarah.... thank you!!

shari.... book hopping... maybe we should try it! and thanks !

abigail.... yeah - it was pretty nice to sit outside and watch the sky. plus everything is just so nice there. yes, the plagerizing is really horrid. i hope, though i'm never NOT shocked by it.... sigh...

wendy... join whenever you can. and yes student sucks! :)

trudesign... i know... i can't really imagine what it must be like to live like that everyday... it's just so stimulating

kelly... well my students are definitely not HONORS students. triple ugh to that! i know - -just don't turn it in - that is better than turning in something you didn't even bother to write!!

mooncici.... :D

eireann - i think you are so right... the beautiful to the divine... i love the idea that beauty can bring you cloer to god. that is a lovely thought!

ky... you should definitely go!! the drive there is pretty amazing too... all the weird deserts you drive through....

karen... i think i'd loose it if a parent defended that as an action. how is that humanly possible?? it's so strange how some values over the years have just changed/eroded....
maditi said…
gorgeous sante fe photos!!!I´d love to go there some day ...
Listoria said…
Oh so loving the santa fe pictures. amazing, inspiring and sooo wishing to be there! thank you for sharing them!!
andrea said…
loving the text from 'take the canoli' you've been sharing with us-- sad that I wasn't able to read along with you but it's on my summer reading list for sure.

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