Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Hey 2015 !!!!

Sam and Sam 2 want to wish everyone a happy and healthy 2015.  We've been away for much of 2014. Life has ways of interrupting a knife wife's blog.  Like the knife maker having back fusion surgery. Which I am happy to say went better than expected, and Bob is not in constant pain anymore. He's healing nicely, and is back on his feet for about 4 hours per day.

I am working on the SAM book, and hope to have it finished soon. Sam will be traveling to Barcelona this summer. I have been given an artist residency there. We are both so excited to spend summer on the beach just outside of Barcelona. My dream of living near the ocean has come true. I never expected the Mediterranean!  Of course there will be lots of printmaking involved.

At the moment I am etching copper handles for a knife of Bob's for the Tactical Knife Invitational-in Las Vegas. We love working in the shop together. Truly a match made in making things together.
I have been having difficulties with my computer. As soon as I get a healthy backup I'll be shooting more and posting Sam pictures daily.

Each day is a gift, open now.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Where Skeletons Get Their Hot Eyewear

This post is a long overdue. In Santa Fe New Mexico Sam visited the coolest shop: "Ojo Optique."  The only place in the state that sells awesome eyeglasses. The men who work there are so helpful, professional, and a riot to be around.  There are so many great frames, that it is hard to decide. Really!
Adam, Sam, and brother Jed

So many to choose from, and this is only a fraction of their collection.

If you're a "glassaholic" like I am...then run, don't walk to Ojo: 125 Lincoln, Santa Fe New Mexico.

Each day is a gift, open now!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

It Rained On Our Parade, But That Didn't Stop Us

Rather than put the top up when it sprinkled...I opened an umbrella. This was rather surreal!

As we drove to the South Valley where the parade is held, there were black clouds looming. We got into the staging area, set the bride and groom on the back of the VW convertible and the rain started. So I put up the top, but left the bride and groom out, as there was nowhere to bring them under cover. The wind blew with gusts up to 20 mph! That proved to be difficult in keeping the sombreros on. As you can see in the photo, our mariachi man's sombrero was blowing in the wind. Bob and I had elastic on the hats, and wire on some.
We had 2 skeleton dogs on the float...they were a hit!

Bob kept his little dog moving during the parade, and the kids just loved it!

Part 2 tomorrow. I am still getting pictures from people to post. Thanks Daniel for all your great shots.

Oh, and Happy Birthday to Kelley.

Each day is a gift, open now.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Parade Day!

Our Day of the Dead altar. 

I am packing umbrellas, cause there is rain forecasted..and wind. Of course in a place that never rains.  Haha, the everyone but us is plastic, so they will be ok.

Took the rigging for a test drive around the block!
See you in the at 2pm rain or shine in the South Valley on Isletta Blvd. just south of Cesar Chavez.

Each day is a gift, open now.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Getting Ready For The Parade

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We have been away from blogging. My husband had spinal fusion surgery this summer. The good news is that he's recovering. It's a slow process.  My time has been spent taking care of him. However I have been getting ready for the Day of the Dead parade.

Here are a few photos of the prep work.

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More tomorrow! I promise.

Each day is a gift, open now!

xo, Suz

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hear No Evil

From the series: "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."

I am way behind on posts of Sam.  I also have a link to a video a woman in the UK made about our Sammie Sam.  Although Sam says she is not morbid, and wishes people would understand that everyone has a skeleton inside.

I am way behind on posting and have some fabulous pictures from our travels.  Stay tuned. :-)

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Surf's Up Sam!!

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Sam went with us to Santa Barbara at the end of April. I am just getting to publishing the photos. She loved how the water felt on her bones.

May is plant the garden month, and that's what I've been doing.

She loved the beautiful setting, and wants to live there.  Haha Sam, you better become a super star so we can buy a house on the ocean.

My beautiful niece Elizabeth joined us. She'd be a great photo assistant!  Love you girl.
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Each day is a gift, open now!
xo Suz

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