We look at situations, events and interpret what other people say and do, according to our own set of past experiences, culture, faith, values, all of which help us form our beliefs about ourselves, about others, and the world in general
Hah, I knew she would have to move, it was impossible for him to squeeze pass her like I did. So a dance of bodies occurred and the young man wedged himself between us. I almost reeled from his strong body odour and I thought “whoops this is going to be an interesting 4 hours” He was sweating profusely… and began chatting to me, I turned to look at him and I realised that he was terrified of the situation he was in.
I’m not a photographic purist. I just love taking photos. From the drips on a coffee cup to the textures in wood and beyond, I find it interesting. I know some of my friends look at me a little strange when I suddenly become pre-occupied in the midst of a conversation and I turn my head to capture just the right image…then out comes the camera.!!
I have a huge project to complete and I need to be incredibly disciplined. I can’t create another quilt for an entire year which is frustrating. I have so many ideas in my head and the sketch book but I just can’t allow myself the luxury.
Friend Lisa and I attended an exhibition of contemporary Fibre Art at the Capitol Rotunda Art Gallery presented by The Studio Art Quilt Associates of New Mexico.
To the casual stroller of the streets, it’s a town of culture, its colorful and full of interest, each turn is carefully sculptured for both the visual delight and of course lets not be coy… they love to receive the contents of your pocket. I’ve never seen so many galleries in one place in my entire travels. There are over 300 galleries in this one small enclave.
Originally posted on I am Pam Holland:
A busy day today, I was out in the studio early and finished a few minutes ago. Its time to watch TV, drink coffee and think.Working on Donkey Diva today, not sure if I’ve overdone it a bit. These images are taken directly from my photos of Donkeys in the town of Carrizozo, they will feature as classes at the Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts. Sometimes when I’m taking photos, I really have to put a lot of effort in to make them work…..Then again, I have days when everything works in my favor, light, environment, and the luxury of time.And so it was the day I visited Carrizozo.Some 60 miles from Alamogordo New Mexico, the town of Carrizozo gained notoriety for its links to the notorious “Billy the Kid”Nestled next to the railroad, the town plays host to huge lumbering freight trains that signal their arrival with the shrill wheels on metal and the distinguishable sound of the signal. The backdrop of huge mountain ranges rise…
My friend Lisa and I are in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a rare 3 days of R&R. Its impossible not to be influenced by the color and ambience of this town. Its hot and almost mid summer, and I’m reminded that this time next week, it will be a little grey and very cold in my home town of Aldgate.
There are some amazing stories behind each piece of art produced and presented for us to buy or view. I share just a small amount with you today and more will follow over the next few days.
The Batting Babes squealed with delight and the excitement of the moment.
They made a big circle around him with their arms outstretched. In their hands they held their rotary cutters with its sharp blade just ready to pop out at the flick of a plastic click…
Now this is a very dangerous thing to do.
Children don’t have a Rotary, Gotary, Lotary license…. so remember ….No touching the rotary cutter until you are at least 40 years old and you can earn your license….