Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Red Boot Man

Last weekend, my friend, Linda Laitner and I headed up to Abiquiu for their Studio Tour. On the way up, we stopped at a couple of museums in Santa Fe-one of which is the International Folk Art Museum. I haven't been to that museum since my son was little, so it had to have been a good 15 years ago or so. We had great fun there as it is very much so child friendly.

Of course, right away, I start drooling over the shadows in all of the displays and started to 'sneak' a few photos when Linda discovered a sign that said, "Go Ahead and DO Take Pictures!". Unheard of! So, we both had a blast with our point and shoot cameras taking pictures without feeling like criminals.

This red boot was from one of the displays. Don't know which country-maybe Bali (looks Balinese, and shame on me for not paying attention!). So, this is the rest of the exhibit that the red boot is from:

Tres cool, no? You can count on seeing more of the images from this trip over time. I wish all museums would let you photograph what's there. Digital cameras are so great now that one doesn't need to use a flash. I think it's a great way to promote what is in the museum by letting folks take pictures so that they can share it with everyone else. And, those who live within the distance would be more likely to go see what is on exhibit. Don't you think?

"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." (Martin Luther King)

Every week, a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Hey Harriet. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted! You can view all of my 2010 Shadow Shot Sunday images on my Flickr account. Click here to view them.


Ralph said...

This boot is so stylish! Am I to assume that this boot was ever used for stomping on things (like snakes)?
Comfortable as well as stylish footwear...the smaller museums, perhaps off the beaten path, offer so much more in eclectic and native art than the very large and well known ones. Cool displays!

Sylvia K said...

Looks like a really fun visit for the day and I love your shadow shots! Terrific, colorful displays! Definitely looks like a great place to visit! Hope your have a wonderful weekend, Paula!


frayedattheedge said...

I agree that in these days of being able to take photos withpout flash, we should be encouraged to take photos to encourage others to visit. I love the boots! Might not be specifically from Bali, but could be generally from Indonesia. (I should know, having lived in Indonesia for 3 years!!)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow...I want a pair just like that. I think I could go dancing the night away with those!!!

THE RAVEN-and its shadow

sarayutouched said...

i am laughing at your sneakiness...and then it turns out you were allowed to play after all. i agree, museums should allow more of it. great advertising. the red boots are striking!! look forward to more photos from your day!!

Catherine said...

wow what a cool shadow to boot....

Cassie said...

Such fun boots! I'm thinking we should all pitch in and buy a pair for Ralph...He thinks they're stylish.hehe. The whole ensemble is quite scarey I think. Bali sounds right. Happy SSS.

Kay L. Davies said...

Yes! Let's buy a pair for Ralph! Great idea.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Shadows abound along with the color red. My eyes are dazzled!

(With apologies to William Blake)

Shadow, shadow lurking dark
In a corner of the park,
What immortal eye can see
Your transcendent symmetry?

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Little Pool

LV said...

Santa Fe is a place for finding a lot of nice and interesting things. I love it there. Just do not get to go very often.

chubskulit said...

Such lovely shadows!

Myshadow shot, have a blessed Sunday!

Spadoman said...

Not exactly motorcycle boots, but they look cool! Glad they let you take photos. Not too many allow it, especially paintings as they can be reproduced with a good camera.
Been ill here, laying low and recovering. Hope allmis good with you.


Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Wow...I would never have imagined that was who was wearing that boot! Looking at it all that came to mind was a WWF character...haha...I was way off! Nice SSS.

Patti said...

Tres cool, indeed! What a neat place you visited. That's great that photo taking was allowed.

Thanks for stopping by, Paula.

Have a fun week seeking shadows.

(I see my husband was your first commenter. He sure does get around.)


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