Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Indian Market photos

There are some fabulous photos of Indian Market on The
Newmexican newspaper
web site. The beadwork will boggle your

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cruise versus nursing home!

There will be no nursing home in my future. When I get old and feeble, I am going to get on a Princess Cruise Ship. The average cost for a nursing home is $200 per day. I have checked on reservations at Princess and I can get a long term discount and senior discount price of $135 per day. That leaves $65 a day for:

1. Gratuities which will only be $10 per day.

2. I will have as many as 10 meals a day if I can waddle to the restaurant, or I can have room service (which means I can have breakfast in bed every day of the week).

3. Princess has as many as three swimming pools, a workout room, free washers and dryers, and shows every night.

4. They have free toothpaste and razors, and free soap and shampoo.

5. They will even treat you like a customer, not a patient. An extra $5 worth of tips will have the entire staff scrambling to help you.

6. I will get to meet new people every 7 or 14 days.

7. T.V. broken? Light bulb need changing? Need to have the mattress replaced? No problem! They will fix everything and apologize for your inconvenience.

8. Clean sheets and towels every day, and you don't even have to ask for them.

9. If you fall in the nursing home and break a hip you are on Medicare. If you fall on the Princess ship they will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of you life.

Now hold on for the best! Do you want to see South America, the Panama Canal, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, or name where you want to go? Princess will have a ship ready to go. So don't look for me in a nursing home, just call the ship.

P.S. And don't forget, when you die, they just dump you over the side at no charge.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Indian Market 2010

Sometimes the prettiest thing you see at Indian Market isn't for sale! I saw this grandfather holding his precious little granddaughter a couple of years ago. Is she the cutest thing or what? She has on a traditional dress and from the silver ornaments in her hair to her little moccasins she is dressed perfectly. She has two turquoise necklaces and bracelets made of silver and turquoise on both her little wrists.

Yes, I wanted to take her home with me!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Indian Market 2010

It's almost time for Indian Market and I can hardly wait. The show is August 21-22, 2010. There are gallery shows opening all over town too. There will be 1200 artists from about 100 tribes who show their work in over 600 booths. The event attracts an estimated 100,000 visitors to Santa Fe from all over the world.

Saturday night there is a Gala Auction and dinner. The auction items bring in lots of money that helps fund the show. The items are donated by the artists. Each year there is a collaboration piece with four or five artists working on different compenents of the piece. This year's item is a fabulous butterfly necklace. I am drooling over a red and black glass blown piece decorated with sterling silver and coral. It was made by Robert "Spooner" Marcus, Ohkay Owingeh and Michael Roanhorse, Diné. It is valued at $18,000.00. I wonder if I could sell my car and buy it????

As usual I can't wait to see what Marcus Amerman, Choctaw has made for the show. His beadwork is fabulous!

This event is truly a feast for the eyes and the fry bread is a feast for the tummy!