Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Kitchen reborn

Here is the skeleton of my kitchen in my little house. After 28 years, I'm finally getting a new kitchen, down to the everything. It's been a dream and its finally happening. I don't care about the dust, the hammering at 7:15am, the frig in the living room....its all good. The closeup of the ceiling is what I call "repurposed" wood. We discovered in this 53ish year old casa that the roof was built with recylced wood from another part of the house, complete with original paint. We also discovered the writing on the wood in the bathroom. Jose, my husband, wrote our names and the year he worked on that wall, putting in a new window. We had forgotten all about it! John was only a baby then.........
 I asked for 2 nichos can see the framework for the large one. My son is in the other photo...he and his friends did most of the demolition....its all about smashing things!

Friday, September 10, 2010

New Mexico!

Fall in New Mexico is so beautiful! I can't wait to see the soft muted dreamy colors and the dramatic skies! My students and I are exploring Dixon, New Mexico, which has endless painting possibilities and oh so many quirky places to visit. Dixon has a great Artist Studio tour in November
My friend Margaret took me there last year for my birthday. We had such a good I love New Mexico!