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Friday, June 17, 2011

for the birds




ciao, gentle readers...

I have a lot of things going on right now
as you can imagine,
my new garden keeps calling to me
but I wanted to share
some of the photos
that I took
in
Taos
and some sneaky peeks of my new
sew project for
Sew Somerset...







since Mr. La Dolce Vita
had never spent any time in Taos,
I took him on a whirlwind tour
and of course no place would be complete
without a stop at
here is link to their blog...





as you can see, it was a lovely day...
warm and sunny...
the soft light spotted the walkways...


and one of my fav
places on the grounds of the Mabel Dodge
are the bird houses...





so I had to get photos of them
for you...





these are sneak peeks
of my latest sew project
for the winter issue of
Sew Somerset...
and I have an article
and art work in the latest
issue as well...
I will share it with you as soon as I receive
the work in the post...

I created 3 mini concertina
books based on quotes, and they will be
for sale in my Dolce Shop
very soon...



here is a close up of the largest bird house/condo...





and seeing these photos again makes me want to go back
and power lounge in the shade...





Mr. LDV took this last
shot,
I love the repetition...




as always
grazie, grazie
for your kind following
and supportive remarks
I so appreciate
your
generosity of spirit...


C4N!



31 comments:

Cynthia Schelzig said...

The light in the southwest is sooo different than where I live...everytime I see fotos from that area of the world I get a burning desire to return......congrats on the publication too.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Beautiful! My hairdresser and friend goes to NM a couple of time so of year. She and her husband have property there but likely won't build on it since they've found out a sewage system is not available there so no water. She is leaving next week to go back for a month and see if she can find a house. Every time she returns, she comes back with the most fabulous artwork and jewelry. The arts and crafts scene there is amazing as you know. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Sarah said...

Hello! Nice to have you visit today. Your trip looks great-those bird houses are just lovely-lucky birds!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

That chairs does look inviting, sneak peaks look terrific. xox Corrine

sharon said...

A huge congrat's on the publication Cat, the sneek peeks are exquisite, I can't wait!
Thank you for the tour, gorgeous scenery!

Marie said...

Your Taos posts are always so enjoyable. Am still hoping to get there sometime this summer.
Enjoyed all your news & coverage of your show. You're looking fabulous!

Valerianna said...

Beautiful sculpted walls. I so love that about the Southwest - but I've NOT been there yet! Someday....

~*~Patty S said...

ooo what a lovely tour...looks like a splendid spot and all the more special to share it with your Mr LDV!

and what a sneaky peek that is...so well worth waiting :)

Happy Weekend Dear One!
oxo

Seth said...

Congratulations!! I cannot wait to see in full what you have created for Sew Somerset. And thanks for the beautiful shots of Taos. They bring me back!

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

J'aimerai être plus près de ton jardin pour m'y reposer. Je suis très mal en point depuis mon terrible accident de voiture, en Angleterre, il y a six semaines. J'ai trois mois de convalescence, mais quelque chose en moi est tué à jamais. Je ne sais plus où je vais, sans doute au gré du vent et ma vie s'en va.
Je t'embrasse,

Roger

neva gagliano said...

there's no place like mabel's!! i'd called but they were booked. i realize more than ever that it's a big part of what enchants me there. . .i sort of felt "lost" drifting around without that being my home base. we stopped in for a few minutes on saturday, and oh! i didn't want to leave. sorry i'm missing my july workshop there, all protected, nested in, with studio and all fab meals! the cool breezes through the cottonwoods, the view of the mountain, the wonderful staff. NEXT year!

kimmie said...

I've never been to NM. It looks like another country! I love the architecture! Thank you for the tour!

Becca said...

Thanks for sharing the photos! I've always wanted to go to Taos, and have heard many wonderful things about that place. I LOVE the photos of the bird houses...looks like such a peaceful place.
Can't wait to see more of what you are working on!

Linda said...

So lovely to come back and see what you've been up to Cat :-)
Taos looks like a dream place...
xx

lilylovekin said...

Taos is beautiful, I've only been there in winter but the spring looks lovely. The bird houses are wonderful, such a peaceful place to live-I wish I was small enough! Best wishes with your sewing project.

Sophie Munns said...

I want to be there on this tour too Caterina!
LOve it ...seriously and those bird houses... lovely to read about this chapter ... so pleased to hear of happy times...
S xox

audrey said...

You know, Cat, you live a very exciting life and I love reading about it in your posts. Those birdhouses are spectacular! I cannot wait to see your completed projects for Sew Somerset. I really enjoy your art!!!
♥ audrey

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Cat, I don't know what I love more...the bird houses or that sweet piece with the bird on it. Hmmm, that's a tough one! GREAT photos, I love Taos, so magical there. Was there many years ago with a girl friend on a Southwest trip, too much fun. Good luck with the article, and look forward to seeing many more! Riki xox

Margie said...

Beautiful pictures from Taos.
Love it there!
Always such a pleasure to visit your blog!

Margie x

Jill said...

Can't wait to see your project in the winter issue! I also think those bird houses are wonderful!

In the Light of the Moon said...

Lovely photos of Taos..thanks for sharing them.I cant wait to see your new work in Somerset Sew!!Hugs,Cat

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Caterina,

I enjoyed seeing your photographs and looks like a lovely place. The bird houses are cute.
I love the sneak peek of the gorgeous creation you are working on, Congratulations.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Leslie said...

Your sneak peek is so enticing, and your photos of Taos make me want to go back there . . . right now!

xo

Jilly said...

I also visited the place of on the grounds of the Mabel Dodge, These are the bird houses. It is favourite of my sister.
sell car

layers said...

Love all your images here but especially love those gigantic bird houses-- makes me want to go out and look for one.. and thanks for the sneak peek at your new work.. can't wait.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love the photos...it appears you died and went to heaven on earth! The birds will appreciate you gentle renditions of their sweet lives. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Wonderful tour of the area. I've been there only twice but my heart has total recall...the colors,the lines and yes, the birdhouses.
Enjoy your summer garden and art making days!

Marilyn Rock said...

What beautiful photos to share with us - thank you!

Renee Howell said...

Such a lovely spot - Mabel Dodge Luhan House. Thanks for the photos! ahhhhhh.....

Angela Recada said...

Absolutely love all the gorgeous photos! Can't wait to see what you're up to next.

Sharmon Davidson said...

So beautiful- no wonder you love it there! The birdhouses are exquisite; if I were a LOT smaller I'd think about moving into one...