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product photography challenge

March 31, 2024 - Happy April Fool's Day! This week's blog began because I needed a watch. I have always loved watches and when Fred sugg...
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milestones

February 05, 2024 - This week was a milestone, of sorts, for Fred. He completed Rug # 400, which means that, to date, he has woven 468 piece...
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left over right and under, right over left and under

December 10, 2023 - The words in today's blog title were the ones we were always taught in Girl Scouts, as far as tying a square knot is con...
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Wool Festival 2023

September 24, 2023 - The Mountain and Valley Wool Association was founded in Antonito, Colorado in 1983, with the mission to "promote fiber f...
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Indian Market

August 20, 2023 - One of the largest yearly art events in Santa Fe, and probably New Mexico, is the Southwestern Association for Indian Ar...
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fiber abounds

June 18, 2023 - Artists of any ilk know there is much more involved in creating a piece than the end product. It is the culmination of c...
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off the loom

March 19, 2023 - Many artists - including weavers and photographers who live in colder climates - use winter as a season for indoor work.
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music of the loom

January 09, 2023 - One doesn't need to look far in our offices to see fiber - whether it is a random piece that has floated onto the floor,...
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technical and beautiful

December 05, 2022 - This week in photography here in Santa Fe was more utilitarian than art, but as every photographer, writer, artist, or t...
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optical illusion of pick and pick

August 08, 2022 - Although the fun of working on the Blurb family reunion book mentioned in last week's blog continues, cameras emerged to...
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season of the arts

July 10, 2022 - The summer art festival season began mid-week in Santa Fe with the International Folk Art Market on Museum Hill. It will...
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a perfect backdrop

April 18, 2022 - Our recent trip to El Malpais National Monument near Grants, New Mexico, served many purposes, including a product shoot...
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weaving olympics

February 20, 2022 - The 2022 Olympic Games concluded on Sunday in Beijing. Having watched many of the events, and witnessed the near perfect...
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taking stock

December 26, 2021 - For most of us, 2021 was a year we anticipated with some measure of both dread and hope, leaving us at times feeling lik...
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just the beginning...

October 04, 2021 - Nothing like the first Monday in October in the northern hemisphere, with low temperatures hovering between 40 and 45 to...
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Selvedge World Fair

September 05, 2021 - Since Selvedge Magazine is London-based, I thought it would be appropriate to glean the definition of selvedge from the...
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grand experiment

August 01, 2021 - It all began when I was pulling spent hollyhock flowers from one of the plants in our yard and noticed that an inky purp...
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it is all in the details

June 13, 2021 - This week has been pleasantly full of photography - nature and still life in the form of Navajo-Churro wool rug details...
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product photography

March 21, 2021 - Whether it is a job from the greater retail world or an in-house shoot, product photography offers a myriad of possibili...
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the balls keep rolling

January 25, 2021 - In addition to a presidential inauguration ceremony this week with many amazing "firsts", another dubious first occurred...
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solstice color

December 21, 2020 - Today, 21 December 2020, is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere. Solstice is one of the oldest winter celebra...
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what do you do?

September 14, 2020 - I have asked myself so many times this week "What can I do" and "what should I do" in reference to the climate crisis ev...
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grateful

August 17, 2020 - As the world works its way through a pandemic, elections, economic distress, hunger and wars, along with forces of natur...
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learning curve

August 03, 2020 - While watching the SpaceX Dragon capsule splash down in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday, I was struck by the complicated te...
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Rug 335 in progress

November 03, 2019 - When I photograph people in their work environment, sometimes it seems more appropriate to photograph hands, arms, and f...
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still life on a snowy day

April 01, 2019 - Nature gave us an early April Fool's Day gift of snow, beginning mid-morning yesterday, and continuing throughout the da...
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Happy Birthday, New Mexico!

January 07, 2019 - On January 6, 1912, the territory of New Mexico officially became the 47th state of the United States of America. In cel...
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Fiber Crawl

May 21, 2018 - As our friend, Victoria says "get a cup of coffee and a snack." Today's blog is a full one! This weekend was the New Me...
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fiber, fiber everywhere

May 14, 2018 - May signals not only the opening of summer, but the art and studio tour season. The New Mexico Fiber Crawl begins this F...
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the over and under of weaving

October 15, 2017 - During the Wool Festival last weekend, answering four basic questions about weaving consumed a good portion of Fred's ti...
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Wool Festival in review

October 09, 2017 - This weekend was the Taos Wool Festival held in Kit Carson Park. From the Friday wind that sent the top of our EZ Up ten...
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return to the aspen

October 01, 2017 - The weather was perfect this week for another aspen viewing drive, courtesy of U. S. Highway 64 in northern New Mexico....
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playing with your food, again?

August 14, 2017 - Talking with friends recently, the subject of harvest season in New Mexico arose. It almost always means one thing - the...
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a week in the life

August 06, 2017 - When I am not doing environmental portraiture or weddings, a typical photography week includes a number of different pho...
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a week in the life of this photographer

December 12, 2016 - As a photographer, during any given week, I find myself photographing a variety of subjects. This week, the work include...
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fiber everywhere

September 25, 2016 - Once a year, the Taos Wool Festival is held in Kit Carson Park in Taos. 60+ vendors from the Southwest and beyond gather...
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the war to end all wars

November 08, 2015 - 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918 is a time period that some among the living still remember. For those who fought in Wor...
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Artists' Moon

September 28, 2015 - On Friday evening, the Taos Fall Arts Festival opened in downtown Taos, with the Taos Open section at the Stables Galler...
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Lighting 102

July 06, 2015 - Documentary filmmaker, Cristina McCandless, brought her moveable film setup to the house last Monday. I was deeply humbl...
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beginning

June 28, 2015 - Much of this photographic week has been spent working with my new Westcott uLite kit, familiarizing myself with its capa...
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Rose is a rose is a rose

May 03, 2015 - Gertrude Stein had a way with words. When she said "a rose is a rose is a rose", she was speaking the truth, to a certai...
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