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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Updating from Placitas Holiday Faire and through Christmas and 2015

To the left are some of the paintings, prints, cards and other painted items I took to our weekend event at the Placitas Holiday Faire. My husband and I were there both Saturday and Sunday where he sold some of his handmade original crosses, metalwork and recycled plumbing lamps.  To the right is a picture of our table all set up. We enjoyed meeting other artists, vendors, made quite a few sales and saw some return customers as well as meeting new ones.

Next we got ready for the "Let's Paint New Mexico" & Jewelry Art Show at Essence Gallery and Boutique in Old Town Albuquerque.  I've been involved in LPNM for a few years, however, this was our first collective art show and it was wonderful to see the combined talent and art from so many members displayed together showing our different and unique interpretation of photos we were sent to create our art. Photos are my own three entries I entered in this show, none were "judged" though all were displayed and for sale. It was also an opportunity to meet so many artists that I had only had the pleasure of "meeting online" on Facebook mostly. My husband and I started out the evening of the opening reception with dinner at the famous Church Street Cafe just up the street from the gallery, making it into a "date night", which we haven't had for quite some time. Meeting the other artists was wonderful and people in Old Town to celebrate "Holiday Stroll" which was also that same time and night. We got to see the lighting of the Christmas tree in Old Town and the place was packed.  Really it was a very festive, beautiful although cold night filled with lots of beautiful art, jewelry, people and celebration.

Much thanks to Dee Sanchez, the administrator of "Let's Paint New Mexico" and Jillian Maresco, owner and manager of Essence Gallery and Boutique for pulling it all together and making it a wonderful show and experience for all of us. Thank you also to everyone who came, not only to the opening reception but also throughout the month of December to view, buy and admire the beautiful artwork.  This show runs through January 28th although will be closed for two weeks starting January 9th as the owner of the gallery celebrates her own wedding and honeymoon in grand style.

To close out 2015 I finished my Challenge F "Folklorico Fun" for "Let's Paint New Mexico" challenges for 2015.  Here is the photo of the final painting embellished with blank Sharpie pen, it is an oil painting on 8"x10" canvas.

We had a very wintry Christmas and into the New Year of 2016 and are
grateful for all of the opportunities and wonderful abundance we had in 2015. Both my husband and I caught colds just before Christmas and are just now feeling back to normal and are grateful plans we had before Christmas changed and we got to spend our time relaxing, resting and enjoying being home with not much hoopla for the holidays.

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