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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Finally at AXX for Sketching

We have arrived in Angel Fire (airport code AXX), well, two nights ago.  Two nights on the road.  Visited family in Yeso, New Mexico.  That was good.  We hadn't been together with my two nieces at once in years.  Whee!

The drive from Yeso to Angel Fire included a ferocious rain storm between Clines Corners and Santa Fe.  Wind, lightening and hard rain.  We made it fine, though.

The house is beautiful.  The driveway is steep and Gene had a devil of a time getting the trailer parked.  We did not have the correct combination to get in, but a phone call took care of that.

The first morning it was 43 degrees F.  Brrr.  We expected it though and were better prepared than in Colorado last trip.  It got up to about 74 degrees yesterday.  Very pleasant.

I sketched in the big coffee table book.  I brought it in a computer case so I can put some different things in it.  I sketch our "stuff" over and over.   New to us stuff in this house.

For Scavenger Hunt 507

If you haven't ever looked at the Hunts you should.  It is fun to see the different takes on the same items from around the world and different techniques.  You may be inspired to sketch from life.

Number 2, basket - this is pretty big, sits under the coffee table for magazines
Number 3, hanging - this wooden plaque of Texas
Number 4, flower - an artificial sunflower in a pot in the corner of the living room

Our home away from home, inside and out.  Pretty darn nice!

I left my point and shoot camera at home -- plugged in and charging.  I took these with my iPad.  Will have to use that and my phone.


Joan Tavolott said...

The interior of the house is fabulous...love the wall of windows. Your sketch of the basket shows it's texture so well. Glad you made it safely through the storms. Rides like that are such "white knucklers."

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, same style windows at the other end of the living room. A ski home. It was good to stop and get out of the car after the rain! Beautiful day today.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

that looks like a gorgeous house! :D

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, the house is great. Lots of comfort. Up pretty high on steep hills so a bit hard for Gene on his trike. :)

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los Niños. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill


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