There's No Place Like Home

© 2017, Contemporary Narrative Weavings by Bonnie Clark / Dakini Dreams, Aspens #1, Magic in the Desert: Santa Fe Reflections

© 2017, Contemporary Narrative Weavings by Bonnie Clark / Dakini Dreams, Aspens #1Magic in the Desert: Santa Fe Reflections

As the artwork comes down off my walls and the boxes start to pile up, I'm counting down the days until the movers arrive and I leave Asheville.

I'm very much a creature of habit so I'm dealing with the disruption to my life and daily routine by focusing on what I'm looking forward to when I get home to Santa Fe...

  • Welcoming each morning from my balcony, curled up in my papasan chair wrapped in my favorite quilt with a cup, or 3, of coffee;
  • Setting up a new studio space and starting new projects;
  • Friday afternoons at The Teahouse before gallery hopping my way down Canyon Road;
  • Yoga classes at YogaSource;
  • Spa days at Absolute Nirvana and Ten Thousand Waves;
  • Saturday morning breakfasts at The Teahouse before my weekly trip to Artful Tea, the Farmers' Market, and Ark Books;
  • Ceramics classes at Santa Fe Clay;
  • The smell of pinon smoke in the air on a crisp winter's night;
  • Seeing Voices of the Counterculture in the Southwest at the New Mexico History Museum again;
  • And the sunsets, always the sunsets.

I started Magic in the Desert: Santa Fe Reflections last January as a way of exorcising my homesickness for Santa Fe. But, in the end, the weavings pointed the way home.