ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. Our Host, Mrs. Nesbitt hails from Great Britain. Says Mrs. Nesbitt: "Some have been with us from the very first round, others have joined in along the way! What fun! Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture! ABC Wednesday is now entering a 3rd year of fun! I'll raise a glass to you all!". We started with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "C".
Not an ordinary cat! I will publicly confess that I do (for the most part) love graffiti art, or spray art. I like graffiti art that is creative, has some punch and a sense of design. Not the lame stick letters that are cryptic. And, this cat 'a la graffiti' is something that brings a smile to my face. I hope it does for you too.
I used to have a stereotypical perception of graffiti art. A few years ago, on a flight back from Phoenix to Albuquerque, the young man sitting next to me was intrigued by the fact that I sat there with an art journal; writing and putting in thumbnail sketches. He had his own art journal, but in it contained designs and concepts for his style of art. Graffiti art. Granted, some of this art takes place on property that it shouldn't. I'm not encouraging that. But here is a genre of art that requires large 'canvases'. Why not provide public space for these installations to take place? It can change from time to time since this style of art is not meant to be permanent. Anyway, it was certainly an event that changed how I viewed something. Now, I 'get it'.
Chevy pick up trucks. I am passionately obsessed with OLD Chevy pick up trucks. Preferably 1952 and earlier. This one is about 1952. It lives in the village of Arroyo Seco which is north of Taos. You have to pass through this village on the way to the Taos ski area. It is one of my all time favorite trucks. It is the truck that belongs to the Village Mercantile store and it is a working vehicle! They use it to haul trash to the dump. I have a kazillion shots of this truck. And, I'm still not done photographing it!
Copper. Simple and beautiful. This was a rather genius way to dress up a fence by cutting up a copper pipe and smashing one end of it, drilling a hole and tying it to the fence. It turned a rather uneventful fence into a work of art. Genius. Nothing but genius.
Right across the street from where that copper fence is a Bed and Breakfast (this is in Jemez and the B&B is called, Casa Blanca"). This is one of the guest cottages at this B&B. Very secluded. Very peaceful. Very romantic. If you live in the nearby metro area, I recommend that you consider this as a get away. One day here will get you quite the slice of heaven!