Though I have been posting photos regularly on my Instagram and Facebook pages I know some of you are not using these platforms and thought I would update folks with a little photo essay of my current home and wanderings.
On September 3 my residency at the Trinidad History Museum began and I moved in to my lovely apartment overlooking Main Street in Trinidad, Colorado. I happened to arrive in town, trailer in tow, just a few hours before the Labor Day Parade down Main Street.
I will spare all the gushing about this cool town and simply say I am falling in love with the place, fast. Here is a gallery of photos of my living space and some of the surrounding historic structures that are part of the History Museum campus.
Trinidad History Museum My apartment is the entire second floor, and the smaller studio space is on the first floor behind the white doors.
Bloom Mansion with folks watching the Labor Day Parade out front on Main Street
The back of Bloom Mansion with the gardens in the foreground
The side of the Santa Fe Trail Museum, also part of the THM campus and behind my residence
Back of my residence with the door to my second floor studio
The door to my second floor studio off the gardens
Second floor studio and gallery
The view from my studio/gallery, behind the building across the street (the Post Office) is Simpson’s Rest with the Trinidad sign on the mesa top. This sign is lit up at night and will be in my first image inspired by Trinidad, CO
Simpson’s Rest with the Trinidad sign which is lit at night
Room between the studio and kitchen
The living room and door to my balcony over Main Street
My balcony overlooking Main Street Looking southwest down Main Street
Baca House from my balcony, also part of the THM campus
The view up Main Street
Across the street is the Post Office, this is the view from my living room and balcony
The first floor studio space which opens onto Main Street… perfect place for an open studio event or to sell my cards and prints…
First floor studio space
As an expression of my love of the processes and transformative power of creating art I have enjoyed teaching and sharing my knowledge with young and old. Over the years I have trained myself to teach other artists and aim to inspire others to discover the creativity innate in themselves. I am a practicing artist who has expanded my art making beyond the studio into participatory engagement with different people in different settings. I lead young people and adults in creative experiences that deepen their understanding and engagement with the world around them and with their own creative fire.
I create my own unique Place-Based art – translating my flashes of wonder and impressions of a place onto the printed page through the laborious and time-consuming ancient technique of relief printing.
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Looks lovely! And a great place for creative juices to flow!
Your photos capture Trinidad and the lovely space you have to be your creative self. Enjoy!
Trinidad looks charming bordering on enchanting. The sunny little studio/exhibit space opening on the street is just a bundle of possibilities! Thanks so much for sharing, Amanda!
Looks like a handsome town for you to experience and do your wonderful work!