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Santos America's Most Unique Folk Art
Galleries and shops throughout New Mexico sell santos and retablos to the art lover, the historian and collectors. History and art have combined to produce one of Americaīs most unique folk art.
Colcha Embroidery Spanish Colonial Style
Colcha work is considered a rare form of art. While the stitch itself is easy to learn, it takes an enormous amount of time to complete a project. A bedspread, using the wool-on-wool, could take as much as ten years to complete... even working on it seriously.
The United States Camel Years
Itīs not surprising that the arrival of camels in United States caused quite a stir and absolute panic for the other livestock. The United States Camel Corps brought camels to the U.S. between the years 1855 and 1866 and it will never be forgotten.
What is a Chimenea?
For those of us that love the warmth and ambiance of an outdoor fireplace, a chimenea is a popular option. The cost of building a fireplace can be extreme, and these little fireplaces are portable as well as budget conscience
El Golfo Mexico Beach Vacations March
This weekends short trip was just a quick trip down to El Golfo for a full day and a half of bliss. I know it's almost unbearable to think about a few days without phones, computers or television. A few days where the only stimulation is good friends and watching the waves.
Las Vegas Montecito Closing It's Doors
NBCīs fictional Las Vegas Casino is closing itīs doors. What a shame! The corny cast characters and plots are endearing. Against my better judgement I became a fan. When the Tom Selleck joined the cast as the new owner of Montecito... I was hooked.
New Mexioco History and Legends
New Mexico, Audio, mp3, recordings of history, New Mexico history
Spanish Style Decorating With Wood Beams
In Spanish Designed homes the beams and corbels are usually hand hewn and rustic in nature. Homes of the rich may have had beams and corbels that were decoratively carved, but still with a hand made character about them.
Earthquakes Rock Yuma Arizona
Earthquakes Rock Yuma Arizona. Never much damage in the Yuma area... but earthquakes are a significant event. Yuma is directly placed on top of the Los Algodones Fault.
Decorating Even If You Don't Live In Southwest
Living in the Desert Southwest USA isnīt a requirement for Southwest Style Decorating. Simple touches can give you the New Mexico or Arizona style to your home... even if you donīt live near the Colorado River.
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