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Krissy 14x18" oil on canvas board

This portrait just kicked my butt. I was sick while I was working on it so maybe that's some of it, but I kept losing my way and struggling to find my way back! I'm pleased with the outcome and am SO glad it's done!

Added by Katie Johnson on December 11, 2009 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Gifts All Our Lives

In this season of gift giving, I find myself feeling very lucky. I’ve lived much of my life working in and around the performing arts and a couple of days ago, it occurred to me why I so enjoy live performances. When someone performs for an audience, he or she is showing humanity at its best.

Working at Popejoy Hall the past decade and a half, I’ve watched audiences react to some very special performances. There’s a transformative magic in an exceptional live performance, an alchemy… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on December 11, 2009 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Hang Up

Kitson is feeling under the weather, so I'm filling in for her today.


Added by Adelita on December 11, 2009 at 6:30am — 24 Comments

Adding current finished work!

Added by Katie Johnson on December 10, 2009 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment

Holiday Contest

Buy my Fine Art Prints at The Untapped Source

I am having a contest for all of my email subscribers! The rules are simple -

1. Join my email list.

2. Visit my print gallery on The Untapped Source.

3. Select your… Continue

Added by Gayle Faucette Wisbon on December 10, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Where “H” Stands For “Holy Crap”

Tim Berners-Lee Made Life Difficult For Me.

I am essentially an internet addict. That is to say that once I make the unfortunate decision to double click on either Internet Explorer or Firefox, very bad things happen. The best thing I saw this past Monday, discovered while surfing within 20 minutes of having arrived at the workplace:

Time immolation. Productivity… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on December 9, 2009 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Remembering John Lennon

I know this is a pretty lame way to remember him, but to each their own. Technically, I believe that McCartney wrote this song, even though it is officially credited to Lennon/McCartney on… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on December 8, 2009 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Rail Runner's Major Shortcoming: No Late Train North

Love the Rail Runner but frustrated at the lack of late train north (last departure from Downtown ABQ is 6:33 pm.). This severely limits downtown's ability to attract transit-traveling evening visitors (not to mention those working late). What a missed financial opportunity for downtown businesses. I would be very frustrated if I was the owner of a restaurant or club. BTW: Last train south from Santa Fe departs at 9:30… Continue

Added by ABQDWELL on December 7, 2009 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Yarnbombing in Albuquerque?

I recently started knitting. Today I was reading about the history of knitting online and learned about a type of graffiti called yarnbombing. Here's the wikipedia link . I love it 1) b/c the concept is fresh & quirky and 2) b/c it dovetails so nicely with street art which we've been discussing in the media literacy class I'm coteaching at MACCS. Anybody know if there's been any yarnbombing… Continue

Added by Christie Mc on December 6, 2009 at 4:55pm — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Kenneth P. Gurney... Fluid Shape of an Empty Womb

Many of us have lost track of the Oracle of Delphi these last 3000 years. That doesn't mean she's been quiet. Historically she was consulted before all major decisions, like going to war.

Kenneth P. Gurney lives in Albuquerque, NM. His work appears mostly on the web as he spends SASE and reading fee dollars on flowers for his lover. To learn more about Kenneth, visit… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on December 6, 2009 at 7:27am — 5 Comments

The Best Dolls Holiday Show Ever

For more than a decade the funniest, most outrageous holiday shows in Albuquerque have been presented by our own drag theater troupe, The Dolls. This year's show is hilarious and not to be missed. In Revenge of the Nutcracker George Bailey is desparately trying to keep his family's Old Town Albuquerque theater afloat, and all looks lost. Fortunately Hollywood angels are watching and hoping for an opportunity to earn their wings. Guest… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on December 4, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Church of Beethoven does Brandenburg backwards

Last Sunday the Church of Beethoven had a packed house for the first in a series of performances of the six Brandenburg concertos. OK, so they didn’t actually play the notes in reverse order, but although it was the first in the series, they performed Concerto No. 6.

The next Brandenburg in the Church of Beethoven series will be No. 5 performed December 27, with the rest… Continue

Added by E Cline on December 4, 2009 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Shopping Burque for the Holidays

The New York Times just picked up an Associated Press story on the impact of buying local in New Mexico. So if you're looking for some places right here for do some holiday shopping, here's a completely biased list of stores that don't have 27 checkout aisles. And don't forget the… Continue

Added by Alexis on December 4, 2009 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

The Internet and Fixing the Duke City

Today, I heard about a really cool new service that utilizes the powers of crowd sourcing on the Internet to influence public policy. This service is called Basically, it lets users upload complaints/ suggestions for their city leaders (things such as garbage, potholes, etc.). Though I know 311 currently services this purpose, this is better because it opens up public forum/ discussion about issues and it allows citizens to track the progress of the city on making those… Continue

Added by Dan M on December 3, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Celebration

Animal Humane | New Mexico is proud to participate in the national Iams Home 4 the Holidays program. We are offering 1/2 off all pet adoptions December 11 - 13. We are open from 10 am - 6 pm daily.

Open your home and your heart to a homeless pet this Holiday season.

Chewey #11040 is waiting at Animal Humane for his forever family.

For more information visit… Continue

Added by Dorothy Rosado on December 3, 2009 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Postcard from Puerto Vallarta: Posada de Roger

Staying at La Posada de Roger.

Basilio Badillo 327, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

1 1/2 blocks from the… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on December 3, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

The Benefits of Membership: ArtEdge

With each passing week it's getting colder outside, and that's been driving me inside more frequently. Bike rides and walks have given way to a gym membership. Working on the yard has given way to working on the plaster. Recreation outside my doorstep is imperative. That's why it's time to renew my Albuquerque Museum… Continue

Added by Brendan on December 2, 2009 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

Reinstate the Draft?

Maybe it's time to think about bringing back the infamous "D" word. At a time when our troops are being recycled over and over into the the combat zone and subjected to enormous stress, it's time to give them the help and relief they truly deserve. Yes, they volunteered. Some out of patriotism and a desire to serve; others, because the poor… Continue

Added by Richard V on December 2, 2009 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

One for Tiger Woods

The Tiger

Tiger, tiger, burning bright

In the forests of the night,

What immortal hand or eye

Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies

Burnt the fire of thine eyes?

On what wings dare he aspire?

What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder and what art

Could twist the sinews of thy heart?

And when thy heart began to beat,

What dread hand and what… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on December 1, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

We've Seen Lists of the Best...Here's a List of the Worst

NOB HILL--Both the Alibi and Albuquerque, the Magazine have Best of Burque lists. Now I'm not going to argue about any of their choices. For instance, who would deny that the "Best Local Newspaper Columnist" is indeed Leslie Linthicum? She has turned out to be worth the price of the Albuquerque Journal all by herself.

But all this is only half the story. What we have here is a list of what in the Duke City needs to be Fixed. And let's start… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on December 1, 2009 at 9:00am — 29 Comments

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