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Monthly Archives: July 2010
These photos are from an outing with the ELCC, the Enchanted Lens Camera Club, of Albuquerque, New Mexico. We went to the old Santa Fe Railroad workshops near downtown. These buildings are now abandoned and used by film companies to shoot … Continue reading
Last month the yard was filled with cactus blooms and therefore also with bees. Watching them dive to the bottom of the blossoms for the nectar and roll around in the pollen was fascinating. I learned a lot about bee … Continue reading
Yesterday’s post by photographyfree4all reminded me to write about this wax encaustic painting I completed recently. It is based on the Ernest Hemingway book The Old Man and the Sea; I call my piece Santiago’s Sea. The fishing net texture was … Continue reading
Saturday I went for a hike in the Sandia Mountains to escape the 100 degree heat of Albuquerque. It was cooler in the mountains and there were butterflies all over the place. Did I choose a cute little butterfly photo … Continue reading
Since it’s so hot here this week, I was thinking back to being cold in January in Las Cruces, of all places. It had rained the day before and snowed a lot in the Organ Mountains overnight, which is not … Continue reading
Our hollyhocks are going to seed. The tall ones, anyway. The shorties are still blooming away. I got the seed for these when I was staying up in Taos, New Mexico at the Kachina Lodge on business. This old hotel … Continue reading
My husband and I went to San Antonio, Texas for the first time over the Fourth of July weekend. We met up with some old friends there and had a fantastic time meeting new folks, too. The city was big … Continue reading
When I tell people I paint with wax encaustics, they usually don’t quite understand what I’ve just said. They get the wax part. Then they maybe hear ‘encrusted’ or ‘caustic’. None of it sounds as yummy as the real deal. … Continue reading
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