Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Annual Mudding Of The St. Francis De Asis Church In Ranchos De Taos, N.M.-Part 2

Please refer to the last post:
 to follow along with the annual remudding 
of this famous church by a strong community of parishioners and neighbors.

Just last summer a service was held here for Dennis Hopper
 before he was laid to rest in Taos.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Annual Mudding Of The St. Francis De Asis Church In Ranchos De Taos, N.M.-Part 1

The day we were leaving Taos I happened to notice in the paper 
that the annual mudding of the San Francisco de Asis Church 
in the Rancho de Taos Plaza was taking place.

We had to stop by.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Brad Lancaster At Celebrando Las Acequias 2011

We were fortunate to be able to attend the Celebrando las Acequias 2011,
and Estevan Arellano, among others.

This conference was held in Dixon, New Mexico June 10-12.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Inside La Santisima Trinidad Church In Arroyo Seco, N.M.

On our recent visit to the church we were fortunate to run into the caretaker,
 Manuel, who graciously offered to show us the inside of the church.

This is the fourth and last post on La Santisima Trinidad Church:

Please take a look at the earlier posts.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Nine Wacky Examples Of Container Architecture

     While looking through Co.Design (see the previous post) I also noticed the article Nine Wacky Examples Of Container Architecture. My previous posts on container building have been my most popular by far so I want to include this for all those fans of containers.

Diebedo Francis Kere's Earthen Architecture

    I want to point out the post in Earth Architecture
the blog of architect Ron Rael,
 (which you may notice on the right side bar of this blog under Blogs I Follow)
 about the work of Diebedo Francis Kere in Burkina Faso.
 The post links to the article 
which is found in Co.Design

Take a look.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Cross At La Santisima Trinidad Church In Arroyo Seco, N.M.

This year we were in the area and stopped by again 
and were lucky enough to be there when the care taker was working
 and we got a private tour.

The next three posts will be on this adobe church
 but for this one I want to show you the cross out front.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Murals On The Pilar Yacht Club

While we have been along the Rio Grande River recently,
and looking at the arts and crafts it might be a good time 
to check out the beautiful murals on the Pilar Yacht Club 
in downtown Pilar, New Mexico.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Earth USA 2011 International Earthbuilding Conference

     Here is a heads up for the 6th International Earthbuilding Conference to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico September 30th to October 2nd, 2011. Check out the Earth USA website for more details. This conference is held every two years and the last one in 2009 was excellent, with attendees and presenters from all over the world. Start making you plans now.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Metier Gallery And Studio In Dixon, N.M.

We have been in the tiny town of Dixon recently
 and a building that stands out from the rest in this mostly adobe town
 is currently home to the Metier Weaving Gallery and Studio.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Garden Sculpture

This being the time of year to be in the garden
 I thought it would be nice to look at sculpture for the garden.

Above Don Quixote and Sancho Panza 
are still riding in Guanajuato, Guanajuato.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Living Arts Institute In Crestone, Colorado

     Allison noticed a flyer posted in the Taos Cow in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico this morning for Living Arts Institute in Crestone, Colorado. They have an interesting list of courses and workshops but I don't know much more about them. See what you think.

Friday, June 3, 2011

A Concrete And Tile Pool

A couple of months ago I did two posts on building 
a concrete pool at El Dorado Hot Springs in Arizona:

While I am in Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico
 I have been watching my friend Ken build a tiled concrete pool
 for soaking for another take on the concept.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gimme Shelter

I just saw this on Lloyd's Blog
which you may notice on the right side bar under Blogs I Follow.

Since it is about shelter I thought it might also pertain to alternative building.