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Amulets, Marionettes, and a lot of Jesus

testingAmulets, Marionettes, and a lot of Jesus

Turns out folk art exists everywhere. In my limited thinking, it’s a Southern thing comprised of jugs with faces and painted tin. But lo and behold, it includes tapestries and hats, figurines (often related to Jesus), saddles, weapons, amulets, even toys. Santa Fe, NM hosts the Museum of International Folk Art. I was not prepared […]

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Georgia O’Keeffe’s Unintentional Sensuality

testingGeorgia O’Keeffe’s Unintentional Sensuality

Georgia O’Keeffe married a photographer, Alfred Steiglitz. He took over 300 intimate pictures of her, including some nudes, and they were included in a gallery show. A short while later, she had her own exhibit, with paintings like those below, and her reputation as being overly sexual began. She was horrified and stunned by this […]

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I’m on a Quest–but not the Kind You Expect

testingI’m on a Quest–but not the Kind You Expect

My quest is to find information that my father doesn’t already know. I call him in awe, glee, confusion, angst about what I’ve learned, and for all intents and purposes, he says, “yup, I knew that.” Now, he’s ┬ánicer about it, but still. Is there anything this man doesn’t know? I called after visiting the […]

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There’s a Rattlesnake Museum!

testingThere’s a Rattlesnake Museum!

New Mexico really IS “The Land of Enchantment” because I’ll tell you, I was fascinated at Albuquerque’s Rattlesnake Museum. Me, with snakes? Willingly? Yeah, that’s both how much I’ve grown on this trip and how interesting these slithering, disgusting creatures are. This Is Rattlesnake Country Rattlesnake warnings have been almost daily since I reached Texas […]

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Take a Deep Breath and Look Around You

testingTake a Deep Breath and Look Around You

Marfa TX is known for art. Funky, avant-garde art. Installations, not sculptures. I knew this going there, and was excited to experience it. But upon arrival, my disposition changed dramatically. Ummm, a field of enormous cement rectangles? I just didn’t get it. Add to my muddled state that you can’t view the art at any […]

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