Thursday, April 30, 2009

Christian Faur

The unbelievable work of Christian Faur makes me want to skip around in circles.  I am so absolutely in love with every one of Christian's pieces.  They remind me of Jennifer Maestre's jaw-dropping sculptures that caught my eye in a gallery window in Massachusetts a few years ago.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Simple Pleasures

I love this - it's since been painted over & all evidence of its existence has been removed from the site.  However, I still have this photo to appreciate it.  
Notice that he's blowing love out of his tuba; come on - that has to make you smile.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Blooms in Central Park

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Traveling through memories

I am in desperate need of a vacation.  Unfortunately, instead of traveling any time soon, 
I must re-live past holidays in my memory instead.  
Here are a few of my favorites:

Pozo del Cielo Hotel in Chivay, Peru
The Colca Canyon in May reminds me of Colorado mountains in July.  The wildflowers blow in the breeze, the green layers of the tiered canyon create such depth and beauty and the ripe prickly pears are tasty treats.  I had the treat of visiting a wedding celebration, watching the couple & women twirling in a blur of colors.  The Pozo del Cielo is the perfect place to stay; it's adobe walls create a cozy comfort and the hot water bottle placed under the covers at night is a great surprise.

May Day in this ancient, hilltop town is colorful and jovial.  A friend and I had rented an apartment that had a lovely patio where we could enjoy our breakfasts of fresh bread and strong coffee.  On May 1, children knocked on our door selling flowers as part of the celebration.  As we walked around town, we found little pockets of neighborhoods creating their own floral sculptures as part of a friendly competition.  The already charming town came alive in flowers. 

I have the fondest memories of traveling in Iceland in the winter; eating lobster bisque next to the roaring ocean as I'm warmed by an outdoor heater; running through the snow barefoot from a thermal bath to a steam hut; sipping strong, black coffee in a cozy cafe as big cartoonish snowflakes float past the windows...  

Breckenridge, Colorado
Spending my childhood summer vacations in this cozy town, tucked in the mountains still 
keeps this now-commercialized town magical for me.  

Ubud, Bali
Rice paddies, lush terraces, mangos for breakfast, refreshing swimming pools, 
monkeys, and flowers strewn everywhere.

Marrakesh, Morocco
The colors, sounds and smells of this city can overwhelm or intoxicate.  
The city has an ancient air of magic.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My Best Friend Melodie

I have the funniest, smartest and cutest best friend in the world.

Our lives are different in so many ways; 
is a wife 
a mother of 2
a teacher
a musician
beautifully strong in her faith
has Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak as her neighbors.

am single
still a child
an office-rat
an artist
have opera singers and party planners as my neighbors.

Our differences help us appreciate what we each have and allow us to live vicariously thru the other.  
Melodie helps me see my life through rose-colored glasses when I can't see the beauty on my own.  
I hope I help her do the same.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Violet - Morado - Purple

Until yesterday, I never realized how many dog leashes and coats are purple. 
This one's for you Duane. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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