Thanks for stopping by! Spent a lovely day with Dave in Santa Fé yesterday. Strolled around for hours.
Found a great fresh organic Café for breakfast, called Pascuals.
Talk about sensory overload! Check this out:
The artwork was fantastical and vibrant,
The murals were superb,
Everywhere you looked, there was another unique artefact
Even hidden in the walls!
It was a really delightful place. The food? Ah yes, the food was excellent. Best omelette I've ever eaten. You wouldn't think that an omelette could be a fab culinary experience, but it was for sure! Not cheap, but superb. Dave said the same. So a BIG thumbs up from us two travellers - If you ever get to Santa Fé, be sure to visit Pascuals.
Next stop, Cowboy Bootshop...
More art in bootform...
Did she find a pair?
Has the Pope got a balcony?!
So onwards they mooched, chatting to the local artists and soaking up the colours and flavours.
The Native American Indian artists display their beautiful silver jewellery and turquoise on the ground in the shade of the Plaza every day. It works off a lottery system. If they get selected they can sell their wares.
Can you imagine queuing up in the early hours each day, to find out whether or not you are allowed to sit on the ground in the square and sell your artwork? Think about it.
Art. Everywhere. In the shops, the galleries, the parks, the streets.
God knows how many wonderful bronzes there are! There is a whole area called Canyon Road which is pretty much all about bronzes.
Did you know that Santa Fé is the second largest Art Mecca in the States, after New York? Gallery upon gallery upon gallery. The Georgia O'Keefe Museum is my favourite. You could spend a month here and still not even touch the sides!
Look at this lamp made of twigs. There is a whole shop of these exquisite lamps! They cost a very pretty penny. Every time I say I'm going to make one. I've even gathered the twigs! One day, I'll just go in and buy a little one I think.....
Yes, if I ever need a dose of inspiration, a walk through this town will set me up for months to come. The place just oozes talent and creativity.
I must confess, I was speaking to Dave on the way home, that sometimes that sheer mass of artistic talent makes me feel rather inadequate. He dismissed my insecurities with a wave of his hand and reassured me that I am every bit as creative as anybody else in Santa Fé. God bless him. What a difference a Dave makes.
And so, instead of comparing what I do with what they do, I've decided to just love what they do, and enjoy what I do. Much easier on the head and the soul, eh.
Amazing evening skies on the way out of town too.
If we get time, we'll head back for another day. Who knows - I may even find my sunglasses! And if I don't find my old ones, I'll certainly find my new ones - Haha xx I can feel another shopping trip coming on....