It was an amazing day. My friend, Perla Kopeloff (Fiberspace) whose hands you see in the photo above, makes beautiful felted clothing. This is a reversible vest. I think it’s the most beautiful of many beautiful things she’s made. She sells some of her work through Artemesia, a small boutique on Bent Street in Taos, so when I go to Taos, it’s most often with her. I’m company in the car and it’s a chance for us to hang out. She’s amazingly productive and we don’t live in the same town, so getting together needs a little arranging. Still, We don’t see each other often enough.
The dogs stayed at “daycare” and it worked great. I didn’t need to worry about them at all, worry that they were bored or anything. I was free to spend more time and relax.
The journey down was full of wild and beautiful skies; rain, a full rainbow, the southern San Luis Valley pulled out ALL the stops today. It was magic. Taos was cloudy and cool, and it had rained so it was pleasant. It’s been a hard year economically for Taos — no snow and the town depends heavily on people coming in to ski over Christmas break.
It was nice to have a break from the usual, to have fun conversation with my friend who is originally from Argentina, has lived many places in the world and has always been a producing artist.
Here’s one shot of the sky — not great, but you get the idea. This is over the Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge, not far from Noahs Arff, the boarding kennel, where, this morning, I was lucky enough to see dozens of cranes, a black shouldered kite hunting and an osprey. 🙂
Here are photos of Perla’s work that we took to Taos today: