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So for the rest of the summer, I’ll be living in Taos, New Mexico during my residency at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation.  I’ve been here about a week and all I can say is that my life has already changed in that short period of time.  My health has been bad since past August, which as many of you know has forced me to stop making artwork and exhibiting.  Since I arrived, I don’t stop sketching out ideas in my notebook or writing down subjects that interest me about the Spanish and Native cultural influence in the town.  I came here with the intention of creating spiritually themed work in performance as well as outdoor sculptures involving papercutting, and I cannot wait to share photos throughout my stay so keep checking back!

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I’m making an effort to get some walking in while I’m here.  It’s still snowy, but not too cold yet.  I can go out with two jackets and no coat.  I’ve even been wearing capri pants if you can believe it.  Anyways, I’m not a hiker.  Anyone who knows me will say the same.  Even so, I love to walk.  There are miles and miles of trails here that go into the mountains, but I’m not so adventurous.  Instead, I’m making an effort to do a pre dinner walk to collect sage and other plants for new work.  Here are some photos from the magic hour last night.  _DSC0579 _DSC0582 _DSC0584 _DSC0588 _DSC0591 _DSC0593 _DSC0600

 

 

We made it to Saratoga!  That’s where my residency is.  Well, it’s a few miles from there.  But it’s the nearest town and let me just say that it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen.  First off, everyone I’ve come across is SO nice.  No matter who or where you meet them.  But the town was pretty much shut down for the winter and for Monday (that’s when we were there of course).  But it looked like something out of an old Western.  After a few hours of exploring, we went on over to Brush Creek.  It was so much nicer than I could have ever anticipated.  I feel so lucky to be able to go here, and the pictures don’t even cover it.  But here are a few photos for a preview.  _DSC0422 _DSC0425 _DSC0426 _DSC0428 _DSC0430 _DSC0432 _DSC0435 _DSC0439 _DSC0435 _DSC0439 _DSC0443 _DSC0452 _DSC0461 _DSC0464 _DSC0474 _DSC0480 _DSC0481 _DSC0484 _DSC0486 _DSC0493 _DSC0498 _DSC0502 _DSC0512 _DSC0522 _DSC0537 _DSC0547 _DSC0550 _DSC0555

_DSC0379So this month I began my month long artist residency in Wyoming at the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts.  I started out by flying into Denver and taking some time to drive around and visit Laramie.  I came with my lovely, city-dwelling parents.  Surprisingly, we all got into the Western vibe and soaked up as much as we could in two days time.  Of course, the best part was the driving.  I had been prepping a playlist special for about a month now and let me tell you, it was perfect.  I don’t think we could have survived without it.  Here are a few photos from our travels.

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