Here are a couple Christmas gifts I made this year. (I also made, but didn't get photos of, one with paw prints instead of hands, and another with an outline of Hawaii with a sea turtle, dolphin, flowers...).
I usually don't use my blog for very personal posts, but I feel the need to this time.
I'm really upset because my car was stolen! I parked and locked it in our driveway Monday night. The next day, it simply wasn't there. Gone. I am very much hoping some kid took it for a joy ride and someone finds it abandoned soon. But when I found out older Hondas are some of the most stolen cars -- for their parts -- I am losing hope that I'll ever see Lulu again. So very sad. What a horrible Christmas present.
I'm working on a new collection of glass jewelry for FCMOA's gift shop (re-opening during the upcoming Chihuly exhibition). But I needed to get my creative juices flowing again so I made a pair of found object earrings for myself...
December is already a busy month, but add to that all the catching up
I need to do after
being on vacation and I'm exhausted ... yet there is still so much to do!
(Kimber, if you are reading this, email me your address so I can send you the mix cd: morganpfaelzer at gmail dot com)
We stayed at the Santa Fe Hostel -- good people, awesome kitchen and food, which made up for having to seriously clean our room before feeling at home. I suggest upgrading to get your own bathroom! The staff were generous and cooked a delicious and healthy meal to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Breakfast at the Counter Culture is a must! (and stop by the book store and other shops next door, plus the Hospice Thrift Store just up the block) Lunch at the Shed is about an hour wait, but delicious once you make it in! (strategy: put your name on the list, walk around the Plaza, come back in 45 minutes and get a buzzer so you'll be seated within 10-15 minutes)
I am always looking to experience donuts like the Doughnut Plant in NYC, so when I saw the write up for Whoo's Donuts in THE, I had to try a couple. My favorite was the Candied Orange with Apricot Glaze filled with Cardamon Cream donut (I ate too fast to take a photo of). The lemon pistachio white chocolate was awfully tasty and if you are looking for dessert, the pecan bourbon cream filled donut was something else. Still not as perfected as the NYC donuts, but still very good (coming from someone who doesn't really like donuts).
Saturday we spent most of the day near the railyard at the Flea Market, Farmers Market...
I bought these vintage embroidered napkins at the Flea Market.
Agitated Histories at SITE Santa Fe was interesting. I had seen Daniel Joseph Martinez's Divine Violence at the Whitney Biennial, but enjoyed seeing it again. (Sam Durant's neon in front)
Detail of Deborah Grant's Suicide Notes to Self at SITE.
Yummy salad and fish/chips to go with the Imperial Porter and the Cream Stout at the 2nd Street Brewery.
On the way home, we stopped in Pecos at the Hummingbird Cafe. If you have a chance, its delightful -- live music, astrologer, homemade pie and 'jars of things'.
Today marks the second year since I started posting to my blog. Thank you to all my lovely readers, followers and supporters! I would like to celebrate by making you a mix cd. Want one? Just leave a comment below by November 21st.
I am the lucky winner of four beautifully curated fine art magazines called Fine Line from the Jealous Curator's giveaway. As close as you can get using print, these magazines are like walking into a fascinating little gallery filled with delicious and thought provoking art. What a joy getting this package in the mail today! I will treasure them forever.
from Fine Line's website: "Fine Line presents only images and text - ideas without definition,
questions without answers. It is curated for the viewer's consideration
and becomes a tangible guide to a thought, moment or expression.
Somewhat like a deep breath, a pause in the daily go, Fine Line Magazine
creates a space to stop and consider the moments that make up our
This was so easy and delicious! I just threw together a basic chicken soup in the slow cooker and when I got home for dinner, added avocado, cilantro, pepper, tomato, squeeze of lime juice and freshly toasted corn tortillas. Warm, soothing, yet still a touch of summer...
The Fort Collins Foothills Flea Market is one of my favorite places to get lost in. A large building with many stalls and all different kind of vendors and prices. There is always some fabulous find here -- happy rummaging!