Thursday, January 17, 2008

Santa Fe

We went to Santa Fe, New Mexico last week for 6 days and had a wonderful time. What a serene, peaceful place. Thanks to recommendations from Carol Larson, we had some delicious meals, and saw more art then I have ever seen at one time. We visited several museums, including the International Folk Art Museum which I loved, and the Georgia O'Keefe museum which was a disappointment. The picture below is from a door leading into a church in Santa Fe.

One day we drove up to Taos and saw this World Heritage Site, Taos Pueblo, where members of the Taos tribe still live in the village, and preserve the way of life of their ancestors, including

this graveyard below.

We were not able to visit Abaquai, Georgia O'Keefe's home while we were there because it closes in the winter, however she had another place there called Ghost Ranch that was open and it was wonderful. There is a library, school and small art studio where they have classes year around in various subjects including painting, and jewelry making, which was the three week class we looked in on. We walked for quite a while on this property and saw the inspiration for several of her landscape paintings, including the view below

They have a commisary there, where the employees and students eat their meals, and outside were these three chairs.

I came home inspired, and decided to do my Take It Further challange on Georgia O'Keefe, using most of the colors in the color chart option.

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