INDIAN MARKET, SANTA FE

These two new paintings are now available, along with others, at Sorrel Sky Gallery, 125 Palace Ave. Santa Fe, New Mexico, 505.501.6555, http://www.SorrelSky.com, during Indian Market, August 20-21, 2016.

Thea and I hope to see you at the Sorrel Sky Gallery this Friday evening, from 5:00 to7:30, the opening of the all-inclusive show!

WAKAS (Cow Kachina) / Linen / 48 x 72 inches

POLI MANA (Butterfly Maiden) / Oil on Canvas / 48 x 48 inches

Come if you can. Feel free to call, email or text if you would like more information.

John

 

GET IT. READ IT. PACK LIGHT. GO.

I am honored to be included in the interviews for this book on traveling with carry-on only. Erin has done a bang-up job of putting together advice, information and tested-in-the-field examples of ways to travel without unnecessary baggage. Whether a solo travel senior like myself, or a family with kids, this book will help you rethink the way you travel.

In fact, while I had long thought of myself as a light packer, being interviewed here and reading this book has resulted in my paring down to just what I need for a week's travel. Wash and repeat, and go indefinitely.

Thanks, Erin, for including me, and for helping me see all the ways I could improve my traveling experience.

THE CARRY-ON TRAVELER is available here:

http://www.amazon.com/Carry–Traveller-Ultimate-Guide-Packing-ebook/dp/B01DIKLD22/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460589534&sr=8-1&keywords=Mcneaney

Also, you should check out Erin's blog, the neverendingvoyage.com for lots more insight into the life of a couple of digital nomads who've been packing lighter and lighter for six years.

It's only available on Kindle, but you may download the free Kindle app, and read it on any device you might have.

Oh, about yesterday's image. That's the local alterations man making the bag mentioned in my interview ready for a longer adjustable cross body strap. More on that later, including lessons learned on my most recent travels in Mexico.

Pack light and I hope to see you on the road!

John

 

THE LIFE OF A PHOTOGRAPH – FREE

Finally, here's the FREE pdf version of THE LIFE OF A PHOTOGRAPH for all of you who don't have iPads, iPhones, or iPods, so you can read it on your PCs and MACs. Linux machines, too, as far as I know. Just click here and enjoy.

I've tested thoroughly, but would really appreciate your telling me if you encounter any problems at all. Of course, I would also like to hear your thoughts about my book.

iOS users can still access the iBooks Store to read it in iBooks. There have been some changes and improvements made since that first version was uploaded. I will attempt to update it tomorrow.

More good news: I didn't have to jump off the curb!

Hasta mañana.

 

CAR PARTS

Here is my newest book! It's almost finished.

It's a book of iPhone photographs taken at car shows.

Rich colors, abstract shapes, flowing forms and random detail invite the eye to linger, the mind to wander, to reminisce.

Chrome, steel, paint, and even wood combined, tell of the time and the love invested in bringing new life to these treasures from our past.

I made several changes today, adding a couple of images, resizing and rearranging them adding covers for the different versions. It will come in a choice of hard cover, soft cover, ebook and pdf formats.

In a few days, I will receive the final printed proof, make any necessary adjustments and corrections, send it off to the publisher and, just maybe, it will be available in time for gift giving this holiday season.

I have some other projects that I have been working on, as well, and I'll be letting you know more about them in the next few days.

There may even be a little something in your stocking soon.

Hasta mañana.

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS FLASH

Thea has asked me to let you all know how much she appreciates all of your expressions of concern. She recently had surgery on her left eye for cataracts, followed a few days later by a more serious surgery to hopefully stop or at least slow down a rapidly advancing Glaucoma in her right eye. She's recovering well, but it should take six to eight weeks.

That's pretty rough on a person as active and full of go as Thea! She has worn glasses for near-sightedness since the third grade. Now, she is suddenly faced with being somewhat far-sighted and unable to wear glasses for the duration. She can't see to read emails or respond to them, can't even text, and has strict instructions not to physically strain her eye, like by bending over. In the garden that's rough. She loves her garden!

I can't remember the last time we watched a movie.

But the good news is that the pain has diminished appreciably, and her right eye is no longer the color of a candy apple red hot rod. Just a bit red in the corner.

Meanwhile…

Check out the August issue of Western Art Collector. And be sure to drop by Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe if you're in the area during August.

Also, you can expect more news sometime during August having to do with, you guessed it, Kachinas!