Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Mountains

The owner of my old home took this picture of me while I was visiting, and was thoughtful enough to email the photo to me. So, here I am in all my glory standing in front of one of my favorite views. Catherine, in my last post's comments quoted Georgia O'Keeffe, "God told me that if I painted it often enough, I could have it." Below is one of Georgia's many paintings of Pedernal, the mountain that she was speaking of. That Georgia, she's a funny lady! I think I might need to get cracking on painting my own mountains.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The House That Built Me

This is our old house in New Mexico. When I was 10 years old we bought the small cabin and, the summer that I was 11 my family added on the stucco half of the house. We moved from this house to Oklahoma when I was 14. I guess we weren't there too long, but it is one of my favorite homes.

Anytime I'm up that way, I always drive by our old house. After hearing Miranda Lambert's song "The House that Built Me", I thought it might be fun to actually stop in and say hello to the owners. Of course, that song is a little bit sad, but my visit was far from sad. The owner was very gracious to show me around and let me take photos, and listen to all my little stories about living there. I think he himself was fascinated by the experience. One funny thing - every time I mentioned my folks he'd ask if they were still alive. Yep, they're still alive and kickin' it.

This is the view from the back porch.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Take Me Home Country Roads

This is the old honey farm road in El Rito, north of Questa NM. We lived a mile up this road. I stopped by the old place last week.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Etsy Outtakes No.1

So, I've been purchasing vintage dresses and reselling them on Etsy. My BFF Lindz models the dresses, and I take the photos. Usually during the photo shoot I'm laughing so hard, I can barely take the pictures. Somehow we manage to get a few decent shots for Etsy, but the outtakes are worth posting. I plan on posting a small series of the modeling bloopers for your enjoyment.

These pictures with my great dane, Zoe, are actually pretty cool. I did include one of them in my Etsy shop.