Finally!! After many frustrating delays, I've found a place where I can photo blog, although it is slower than my old dial-up! It is my hope that I can begin posting on a daily basis. Spanish Market opens in the Plaza tomorrow and runs through Sunday, and I intend to spend time getting photos and admiring all the artisans' work.
The painting above by a Navajo artist, Bahe, is one that hangs in the hallway of my friends' home. I'm living in a splendid little casa with delightful artwork throughout!!
John Bahe Smith is a self-taught local native painter from Shonto, Arizona located on the Navajo Nation. Mr Smith has been painting with acrylics most of his life. Hist interest in painting began when he was 9 years old.
John Bahe draws his inspiration from the geological landscape that surrounds Navajo National Monument. He integrates this scenic, geological landscape with cultural Navajo crafts to create lively, picturesque paintings. John Bahe's original acrylic paintings are on display and for sale at the Navajo National Monument. While at the Navajo National Monument during parts of the year you will be able to meet John Bahe and learn more about his art.