Valdez

September 1, 2016

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Bliss Drawing

December 8, 2012

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I want to make this into a postcard.

Tonight is the Lighting of Ledoux tradition here in Taos.  It is usually a wonderful evening of bonfires, hot chocolate, cookies, singing, and friends.  Now that I am not working in the food service industry I actually feel  like socializing and attending the event.  Also, I am having cookie cravings.

Garden Pet

May 2, 2012

Earlier today I was digging and found a new pet.  Never have I seen a tarantula in the yard before.  Maybe it is up at this altitude (8000 ft) because the winter was so mild.  I am glad they are not aggressive to humans, especially since I accidentally ruined its lair.

 

Some photos from the first “build a gown” Baroque Fashion Show, organized by Shawna creator of Re Neux, presented during the annual Lighting of Ledoux.  My gown and antlers are inspired by the Troll Queen in the East of the Sun West of the Moon re-told fairy tale by Edith Pattou.

photo by Robin Collier

photo by Peter Fahrney

Shawna Yambire photo by Peter Fahrney

Nina Silfverberg photo by Peter Fahrney

Lane Overley photo by Peter Fahrney

Annapurna Sydell photo by Peter Fahrney

photo by Peter Fahrney

This Saturday is the annual Taos Lighting of Ledoux celebration.  All of the galleries and shops on Ledoux street open their doors and offer visitors cookies and refreshments.  There are warming fires burning and even some music making. It is a lighthearted atmosphere.  

For the first time ever  Shawna, from Re Neux, is hosting a build a gown fashion show.  With 11 very talented participants it promises to be an event worth attending.  My excitement is growing as my gown nears completion.

The Heart of Life

February 2, 2010

 

On Death
 Kahlil Gibran

You would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;
And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.
Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour.
Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king?
Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

The Love Apple

January 23, 2010

The Love Apple is one of my favorite restaurants in Taos.  The food is mostly local, organic, reasonably priced and always delicious.

This is the poster I made for the Love Apple’s New Years Party.  I made the drawing and my friend Jenny showed me how to silk screen it.