Thursday, March 19, 2015

always looking

I know people who like to travel.
Anywhere. Anytime.

All over the world.
Not me.

I DO love traveling.
But I keep my traveling close.

I can (and will)spend the rest of my life traveling all over this beautiful state of New Mexico.

Painting, taking photographs, 
and hopefully hanging out with people I love.
 Or alone.

I find it hard to travel with people 
when I paint.
I need quiet. I need to think.
I need to find that perfect composition.

But other times, I love company.
I love traveling with relatives or friends 
to Chimayo or Abiquiu:

 enjoying Monastery road

 having lunch at the Abiquiu Inn

 Enjoying Ghost Ranch and Pedernal

 meeting new friends

 and finding new, mysterious places

Then, there are other times 
I just really like being alone.

 to ponder the beauty of creation

 To sit and enjoy a spring day 

 to find sacred places

 to find hidden painting spots

 to see beautiful things
Fellow artists, we are not normal.
Not me anyway.
I am caught between two worlds.

In one world I need companionship, relationships, and people.

And in the other world, I need quiet time, alone time,and solitude.
For thinking, planning, and creating.

And sometimes, I just really need to hold my graddaughter.


  1. De you are such a vibrant and creative woman.

  2. thank you, what a nice compliment

  3. Ahhhh New Mexico. My family is from Canjilon. I think I would be happy traveling in New Mexico and no where else as well.


  4. What a lovely post! Thank you for sharing a part of you and your world.

  5. Come on down to las Cruces and I will show you our neck of AMAZING New MexicoL

  6. I think this might be true of many other people who are not necessary artists...I feel this way a lot of the time. Sometimes I don't feel the need to be with other people at all, I love my alone time. I saw some gorgeous paintings in this photos...have fun.

  7. Thanks all for the lovely compliments. Sheila, I have never been to Canjilon, but it is now on my list, thanks to you!

    Chris, thank you and thanks for reading....

    Julie, I would love to just come down and watch you create your magic for a few hours!

    Karen, there will be paintings from this trip. And keep watching, because the painters from Let's Paint New Mexico! are painting your favorite truck the next two weeks....