PART 1 of 3 /// INSPIRATION FOR NEW SOUTHWEST COLLECTION.
For me, Taos has always held magic. Heading North for years with family, friends and love interests— always approaching this mostly two-lane mountain town with feelings of relief for repose and anticipation of an unnamed mystery.
Each Fall my mom and I drive the High Road. We stop and call on relatives, visit and tidy my grandmother’s grave (we leave Little Debbie Cakes) and recount the stories of life growing up in the small villages. We then spend a few days wandering the small streets of Taos, admiring the mountain, and always we discuss the heyday years of East Coast and European artists discovering the land and cultures of New Mexico and how that affected their artwork.
I got my first tattoo in Taos (at 17), I have been visiting Robert at Maison Faurie Antiquities on the plaza for as long, and I’ve danced in the bars with locals and felt the warmest, least prejudiced energy of my life. The crisp mornings, the worn streets, the finery of former times all contribute to my deep affection for the town of Taos.
If color and creativity are your thing, thIs Southwest Bandanña collection is printed on white bandannas that are prefect for dyeing. Images to come.
I’ve extended the special offer: $5.00 off any order of $28.00 or more. Code: ONWARD
Good until midnight, June 19, 2020
(Limited quantities of this first run of the Southwest Collection)
1// Rio Grande Gorge, my image 2// Fred Harvey thunderbird pin, Taos “Indian Maid” Mox birds, Wood carvings by Nicolai Fechin at the Taos Museum and Fechin Inn 3// Misty evening sunset in Taos, my image 4// Detail, Untitled – Forest Scene n.d. by Pop Chalee 5// Portrait of Mabel Dodge Luhan and her husband Tony Lujan by Carl Van Vechten, 1934 6// Taos inspired Bandanña, limited run 7// Original mood board, various sources 8// Autumn cottonwood and sky, my image 9// Detail, Taos Water Girls by Edward Curtis 1905 10// Doorway, Couse Sharp Historic Site @cousesharp, my image