i'm alone in taos haos for the first time in a while. i am drinking red wine, listening to crickets, and watching the sunset. these past few weeks have been packed with work, partying, getting to know new folks, allowing bonds to form, expressing love, and building relationships.
i have started severing/bartending at the local brewery. i am so excited to make some money - so i can begin to build this vision i have - and to meet people. work has been great - though an adjustment, since it has been some time since i have had a 'real' job. i have met so many great people because of this job. it has helped me build a community. i am thankful at the moment for this place, and that's a nice feeling to have about a job.
i didn't get the teaching job in tucson. and while i am sad in someways, i am excited that now i have other goals to conquer. i have decided that for the time being, i am going to stay in taos, buy some land, and build a tiny house on a trailer flat bed. i just need to save some serious money and then i can start making something that can sustain me for a long time - again, finally thankful to work.
i have some other exciting things on the horizon. at the end of june i am having a show at stone fruit, a vintage store in taos (check out the link to their instagram). i am going to show a series of paintings i have been making of the mesa and i am also selling zines of the paintings/dairy entries. i have a lot of work to do for the show, but like most creative people - i work well under pressure/deadlines.
here are some photos of stone fruit (and the link to their fb):
i haven't made a lot of work these past few weeks, i have been busy working (and adjusting to this new world) and making friends. i am coming off an almost week long party with some amazing folks - people i work with and a couple folks who were traveling through (who happen to know my east coast homies). we all had so much fun and i found myself creating serious bonds with people who live here and some (especially someone) who live far away. i also realized i rarely take photos when i am spending time and having fun with folks. i want to change this.
this is the only evidence of our longterm hang/party:
my next post will be full of new and updated paintings.
other exciting news consists of my parents visiting santa fe, and a quick visit with my old friend, casandra.