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Archive for September, 2018

The Ceremonial End Of A Dinner


I snapped this picture in the bathroom in Cindi’s studio. When I showed the picture to Cindi she laughed. Cindi explained that a woman needs choices. One never knows when a hot man will pop into the studio and a choice of lipsticks is crucial. She’s selling herself as an artist along with her art.

One night at dinner at La Choza, Miss N proclaimed the meal was officially over when she pulled a lipstick out of her purse for a post-meal application. Cindi soon followed. The ceremonial end of a dining experience being marked by the re-application of lipstick before leaving a restaurant. It’s a ritual I’ve seen a thousand times. It’s the signal to gather one’s things and prepare for departure.

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A Great Time

I had another great time in Santa Fe. Saw some beautiful art but was easily restrained from purchases by the price points. Had my fill of green chili for a while. Enjoyed the company of many friends over lunches and dinners. My hosts, D & P, chauffeured me around the entire time. I didn’t drive my car until the trip home. Cindi seems to be thriving in Santa Fe. She’s positively beaming. She’s producing some great work. Madame is nearing the end of a six year legal battle over workplace discrimination. Her heiress/artist girlfriend is working on an exhibit for a museum in Taos. A group drove up into the mountains to see the fall colors making a stop at 10,000 Waves on the way home. I stopped in Miss N’s studio to see her new works, which are stunning watercolors inspired by the New Mexican landscape. I also went to a few open houses in the Las Companas area. Saw a stunning house with great views on 2.5 acres. It comes with a two-bedroom guest house. I loved the house. Sadly, I’m not ready to move to Santa Fe. I really don’t need a 4,500 sq. ft. house. It was fun to look.

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Another Year

My contract was renewed today for another year. The new contract includes a salary increase. My existing contract expires on Sunday. I’ll have continuous employment without a break. It doesn’t always work out that way, especially in times when senior leadership changes. Income, it’s a good thing.

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Headed To Santa Fe

My contract is running out of billable hours which means I need to take a few days off. What better excuse for a road trip to Santa Fe? I’ll be staying out in the desert with the guys. I’ll also be doing an art tour with Cindi and possibly helping her hang art at a client’s new home. I hope to see Madame and her artist/heiress girlfriend (better living through chemistry) because they are always fun to hang out with. And I want to see Miss N, an artist/BMW enthusiast along with her handsome bear of a husband. It should be great weather for an end of summer, beginning of fall road trip.

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The Scary Ironing Board

I was mowing the lawn on Monday night. The cat was reclined on the grass under a maple tree watching me. I kept getting close and closer to the cat. He just sat there unfazed by the lawn mower. He finally moved when I got about two feet away.

On Sunday, I was vacuuming the rug in the family room. The cat wandered in and sat on the rug watching me. The noisy vacuum didn’t bother him. When I got about a foot from his tail he finally walked slowly out of the room.

Last night, I was carrying the ironing board from the laundry room into the family room. The cat was reclined on the chaise in the family room. When he saw the ironing board, he jumped up and ran out of the room, down the basement stairs and hid behind the water heater. How strange is that? He’s not bothered by the lawn mower or the vacuum, but the ironing board scares him. This cat has no end to his strange ways.

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Photo Of The Day

Here’s something one would not have seen a few years ago. A line of Teslas, mostly model S, being charged in the parking garage at the upscale Cherry Creek Mall.

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Friday Night Art Pics

A few pics from the Friday night art tour.

Walker Fine Art, Angela Beloian, Blue Buzz, black gesso, silver ink pen and acrylic on panel, 40 x 48, $3,800.

Goodwin Fine Art, Jill Hadley Hooper, Still Life 1, mixed media on panel, 52 x 36, $5,500.

Next Gallery, Betsy $B Rudolph, no description or price given.

Core New Art Space, Rolf Helland, Chinese Apartment, oil paint on canvas, $450.

Pirate Contemporary Art, Charles Livingston, paper, graphite and resin, NFS. Charles drew 5,184 circles on the paper.

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