Tuesday, March 11, 2008


" There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the
doors of perception." - Aldous Huxley

Telluride Colorado has a treasure trove of doors. I could have gone on forever. But alas, I want to get out there and ski today.

After photographing just a few, I went over to the local hardware store looking for some copper sheeting, so that I could use one of the photos and create an embossed metal painting, of sorts.
Unfortunately, a small piece of brass was my only option, so I went for it.

"Happiness often sneaks through a
door you didn't know you left open." - John Barrymore

I enjoyed working with the brass, though it was much stiffer than the copper and I couldn't get rid of the shine.

My inspiration. Keep those skis handy.

Most of the town consists of very colorful Victorian homes. Beautiful details, some of which are covered by the massive snow they've received this year.

Let the sunshine in.
A door to the past. What a gorgeous patina this old building had.

The old bank from the 18oo's now sells goggles and sunglasses. Go figure.

The entrance to the old jailhouse has a message. Can anyone hear?????

The door to the ski lift operators hut. What a view from 14,000 feet!

Entrance to the Smuggler restaurant. Grab a chair lift and have a bite.

Even the dogs of Telluride have a colorful place to find some shelter.

My door is open. Welcome.

Other people posting doors can be found at Elizabeths blog, thehouseinmarrakesh and Franks blog, mypaintbox. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 9, 2008


"Mountains are to the rest of the body of the earth, what a violent muscular action is to the body of man. The muscles and tendons of its anatomy are, in the mountain, brought out with force and convulsive energy, full of expression, passion and strength." -John Ruskin

Report from Telluride-

So I brought a sketchbook with me. I have such a fear of this journaling thing. I can ski down an expert slope with abandon.....I'm doing a bit less of that these days, though you have to challenge yourself once in awhile...... but, to put words and drawings in a journal/sketchbook......YIKES!!! I played around while I was on the flight over......(no movie, can you believe it!) I plan on trying to make as many entries as I can........remember, I said "challenge yourself once in awhile"......errrr, I think I'll go out and ski a few crazy runs.

Are you ready to follow me? Put your helmet on. (BTW, the day I bought this new fashion statement a few years ago, I fell and broke and dislocated my left shoulder).

Let's take this trail into town. SEE IT? Way down .........THERE!