Sit Walk Write Fly in Taos, pigeon coop at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, December 2010, collage made of magazine paper, wax crayons, and pen and ink in Moleskine journal, image © 2010 by ybonesy. All rights reserved.
Joy is s i t w a l k w r i t e
with Mabel’s pigeons in Taos
learning how to f l y
-Related to posts WRITING TOPIC – JOY and haiku 2 (one-a-day)
Posts Tagged ‘folk art’
Posted in Animals & Critters, Art, Bones, Dreams, Gratitude, Great Places To Write, Haiku, Life, Love, Nature, On the Road, Place, Poetry, Practice, Seasons, Silence, Structure, Taos, Things That Fly, Topic Writing, Wake Up, tagged collage, doodle journals, folk art, Gratitude Journals, journal art, journals, Mabel Dodge Luhan House, making art, pigeon art, pigeon coops, sit-walk-write, sit-walk-write-fly, Taos, Taos New Mexico on December 23, 2010| 10 Comments »
Posted in Art, Culture, Haiku, Laughing, Life, On the Road, Photography, Place, Poetry, Practice, Topic Writing, Travel, Vehicles, Wake Up, Writing Practices, tagged Artesia NM, folk art, On the Road, one person's junk is another's treasure, public art, road trips, roadside art, Roadside Attractions, Roadside Photos, roadside sculpture, small towns, turning junk into art on February 27, 2009| 10 Comments »
Greetings from Artesia, folk art on the roadside in
southeastern NM town of Artesia, November 2008,
photo © 2008-2009 by ybonesy. All rights reserved.
folks in artesia
so friendly they’ll fall over
to lend you a hand
Postscript: Artesia, NM, a town named for the Artesian wells found at the turn of the 20th century, is, oddly enough, an oil and gas town today. Driving in from the north, you’re greeted by the sight of a huge blackened oil refinery, its tall stacks discharging clouds of steam. The air has a headache-inducing odor of natural gas, and if you ask locals how they manage to live with it, they’re likely to say, “Oh that? That’s the smell of money.”
But there is also a part of Artesia that looks and feels like 1950 small-town America. Brick department stores whose signs remind you of driving to Fedways downtown with your mom (before Fedways became Dillards), and a sense that time stopped.
One of my dearest friends is from Artesia, and I can tell you that there’s a lot of goodness in this place. Generosity is produced here.
-related to posts PRACTICE: Roadside Attractions – 15min, WRITING TOPIC — ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS, and haiku 2 (one-a-day).
Posted in Art, Culture, Death, Haiku, Photography, Practice, Wake Up, tagged Contemporary Spanish Market, Day of the Dead, folk art, Monkey Mind, Raymond Sandoval, Santa Fe, skeleton, the practice of haiku on July 27, 2008| 9 Comments »