I thought I’d take a minute to update you on August in Santa Fe and how current events are impacting our plans. As you may know, August is THE time for those of us in theNative American art business. It’s our largest celebration of Native American art . . .
Since we’re all admirers of Native American art, I want to share with you a rare book celebrating Native American art and culture that’s written by a Hopi artist. It’s called Designs From The Ancient Mimbrenos With A Hopi Interpretation. The book was written and illustrated by Fred Kabotie, the fiercely beloved Hopi creative best known for his wonderful paintings and innovative silver overlay jewelry. Yes, THAT Fred Kabotie!
The day is quickly approaching for us to celebrate the great men who raised us, loved us, taught us and sacrificed for us. I hope we can take some moments to reflect on those men and all they mean to us - whether they’re still here with us or not.
My own father was a professor of history with a deep love of his family, friends, storytelling, the American Southwest and very specifically New Mexico. As early as I can remember, my father excitedly led our family on road trips across the wide open Southwest, where we visited historical sites including Indian pueblos, shopped for inexpensive Native made turquoise jewelry, ate at New Mexican restaurants, and blasted country & western music on the way to our historic log cabin high in the rugged Sangre de Cristo mountain wilderness. This was my father at his happiest. . .
Here is part 2 of a travel guide detailing an overnight adventure to Ojo Caliente. This one takes you hiking on the Joseph Mine Trail, where you'll trek to an abandoned mica mine and find yourself surrounded by glittering flakes of mica sprinkled across the ground like thousands of little diamonds sparkling in the New Mexico sun.
Today’s post is about looking forward to a future beyond the emotional and physical confines of COVID19 by planning an overnight trip from Santa Fe, New Mexico to the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, where you can hike to the Posi Ruins of the ancestral Tewa people otherwise known as Posi-Ouinge. After your hike, you'll take in all the Ojo Caliente resort has to offer.