Archive for the Christmas Category

Harley Santa and his Reindeer Men

Posted in Bikers, Christmas, Gnarly, Hanging out, Santa, Uncategorized on December 22, 2009 by anuvuestudio

On a recent trip to Silver City, New Mexico, I met a variety of unusual people that were very photo friendly. My favorites were a group of bikers, hanging out at the Buffalo Bar, adjacent next to the coffee house where I sat gulping coffee trying to get warm. The first guy I noticed came walking in with a bright green elf ear hat. He and I made eye contact, he got his own hot joe and was gone. Then, for the next several minutes, I watched a leather and antler fashion show stride in and out until finally…the  big man entered with a box. The entire group got all happy and then started attacking the box. Out came the most beautiful velvet Santa suit, hat, hair and beard. I looked around to see if any children were lurking in confusion, saw none and approached the merry scene. I showed my gear, gave my best crooked smile and was met with a nod and smile. I watched 2 guys dress the big guy, while asking H-type questions the whole time. Turned out the big guy had a grand daughter and an entire elementary school waiting for Harley Santa and his reindeer Men. Once properly attired, they proceeded outside where a Police escort, sat waiting.

He sprang to his Harley, to his team gave a whistle,

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

But I heard from his speakers, ‘ere he drove out of sight,

the tune “Jumpin Jack Flash blaring into the night!”

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Christmas Cookie Kookie

Posted in Bakery, Bring it, Christmas, Cookies, uh oh, Whoo Hoo on December 21, 2009 by anuvuestudio

Jame and I set out to make enough cookies to embarrass any local bakery on Saturday. A large portion of these will be inhaled at my place of work on Monday (once they realize I had adult supervision). On top of each package, I placed a label (photo#1) showing both of us. I felt the need to prove their was one actual cook present so they know they won’t be poisoned…as my culinary skills are legendary. (Shut up Kolar) We started out at noon Saturday and finished up at 11:36 pm. My dogs were killing me but she was a trouper and Lor (Jame’s hub) figured we made at least 700 cookies…and I was sure it was 700,000…

Thank you

Posted in Christmas, Famiiy, Friends, gallery, thanks, Uncategorized on December 25, 2008 by anuvuestudio

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Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!

I wanted to wish everyone who reads this blog, Friends, Family, all the Artists who are my new Family… and all the visitors to the gallery…a very Merry Christmas.

And if you celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, have a most happy one as well.

This month, even as the economy slides, through your support… the gallery has entered “the black” for the very first time since we opened our doors in July.

I wanted to thank you all for your well wishes and patronage…and… to all of you that selflessly gave your time freely…to help this one woman operation get some rest…my heartfelt gratitude to you all.

Thank you Jamie, Susan, Jim, Julie and Nicole for everything.

Most important, to my Husband Micheal, thank you for understanding…that dreams may not always be lucrative…but they can mend a tired soul and allow it to grow new wings .

Young Rembrandts ;)

Posted in Art, Christmas, Christmas windows, Cool, fabulous, Teaching, young rembrandts on December 20, 2008 by anuvuestudio

I came back from vacation to find Jamie all set up to have her class paint Christmas windows downstairs at all the local businesses. Each owner had decided it was a great idea and I thought it was brilliant!!! I only wished I had come dressed to be outside at night (a skirt and sandals)… but the kids were bundled up and they took off with smiles, determined to do well. Now, I’m not sure if you have ever painted windows before but it’s much harder than you think. Paint needs time to dry if you are going to overlap it…and if it’s at night…well…forget it. The kids had to pre-plan, and with Jamie’s guidance, they progressed very well. The last time she and I did Christmas windows we were 17 and we painted for Jack in the Box. It was tough! It’s hard to get tempera paints to look opaque enough to show up and still not crack off! Bradley, Ishika and McKenzie did a mighty fine job working together and it was fun just to watch them having fun. The pizza guys rewarded them with a large cheese pizza and when then owner asked Ishika (our youngest artist) whether she enjoyed the pizza or the painting better…she replied “the painting”…HA! That made my night!

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Printing Elves

Posted in Christmas, Clowns, eating, excitement, Friends, Goofballs, Hanging out, Memories, Party, People, Uncategorized on December 27, 2007 by anuvuestudio

Straight Raw shots out of my camera…party on! Feel free to comment people but I will not be making you skinnier or cuter or younger than you are…blame it on your Mother. You can click on any one photo to see it bigger…for the old folks…and the vain.

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Christmas Views

Posted in Christmas, Famiiy, Images, Life, Love, Memories, Nieces and Nephews, Personal, photography, Uncategorized on December 26, 2007 by anuvuestudio

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Christmas in CAL 7

Posted in Attitude, Christmas, Clowns, Contradiction, eclectic, Funny, Furry, good grief, Hanging out, History, Humor, Idiot, Images, Life, new beginnings, opinion, Pacific, photography, Random, Santa, Stripes, Unusual, wacky, What? on December 9, 2007 by anuvuestudio

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