A little tour of Casa #2

  

 August 22, 2015

Today I will start giving you a tour of our second residence here in TAOS. It has a lot of interesting accents that I will show you. One thing to keep in mind while viewing is that this casa has a “BIRD” theme so you will see birds in a lot of the pictures. Above is a mural painted on the wall in the den. Note: birds.

  
Through arched doorways is the den area with a JOTUL gas fireplace in the corner. There is a flate screen TV for viewing and yes, the couch makes out into a bed.  

 
The ceiling is painted a bright purple with large turquoise painted beams in both the den and kitchen.

  
The kitchen as you see is in bright colors. Fiesta dinnerware in all colors! Again note birds on shelves and painted on the front of the countertop to the right. 

 
A funny little kitchen towel holder complete with birds.

  
A fabuous print… with birds.

  
Small table in the corner of the kitchen for breakfasting.

  
Brightly painted dining table with birds. (Funny, the other two chairs have cats!) Tomorrow’s tour will show the remainder of the house. It’s just right for two and a dog!

Started painting on my four new canvases that I sketched yesterday. Today a little sun and paint, paint, paint. 

 

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PORTALS III

  
August 15, 2015

Funny little features built into the wall of this house. 

 
Beautiful Saturday morning. Woke up and went for an up & downhill run. Now I’m pooped! Warm day but i can see clouds building up on the mountain for an afternoon shower. Too hot to paint again today so I think I will sketch and read. 

ZEN GARDEN

  
August 14, 2015

Our new little casa has a cool little ZEN garden complete with “babbling” fountain and meditation seat. The owner has done a great job with a little area. In a few years when the plants are more established it will be even more lush. 

 
Today was a SHREE YOGA day. I have enjoyed my TAOS yoga experience. Once we did our errands for dinner provisions we camped at the casa. Another warm day so I took a break from painting and sunned and read. Clouds building up on the mountains for a late afternoon-early evening shower. 5:00 p.m. cool on the porch. Chillin’ …

PORTALS II

August 13, 2015 

 I love some of the doors and entrances here in TAOS. In a previous post I showed you the entrance to the first Casa that we stayed at which I thought was a cool entry. The casa we are in now has much more color and architectual features which I will be sharing in this and another posts.

The above doors are on the covered porch that Sheila and I are now inhabiting and are actually hiding the electric meter and a few other things for the house. They built a wooden box around the mechanics and then set these doors in. An expensive but beautiful way to hide unsightly necessities! A warm day here in TAOS. Too hot to paint. Roo is crashed by the trickling Zen water fountain and I am on the porch settee drinking iced cold cherry juice. Glass of cold white wine later and then grilled chicken, Olive-oil grilled sourdough toast with Tomato Basil goat cheese and fresh tomato slices on top. Keep it simple when it’s warm!

Last morning at the Casa.

  

 

August 12, 2015

Above is the little sitting area in the Master Bedroom.  

 

The lightweight blanket on the bed above is one I actually purchased here to take home for nap time. 

 

The small master bath with tub/shower.  There is another bedroom and bath which I just flat ran out of time to photograph before we leave. 

 

More Casa tour…

  
August 11, 2015

Here are two different shots of the dining room. Just to the right is the little desk where Bill set up camp. Through the door is bedroom #2, which you will see tomorrow. 

 
As you see through the portal on the right is the big roomy kitchen. The door on the left is the front door of the house.  

 
Gas Stove and Oven… 

 
Prep area with Microwave… 

 
Again sorry about the darkness…As you see, everything AND the kitchen sink! More tomorrow! Leisurely packing, reading, sunning today.

Casa at Taos

  
August 10, 2015

As promised, here are some photos of the interior of the CASA where we stayed. I apologize for the darkness of the photos but it was a cloudy day and I was running out of time. Above is the “fireless” fireplace in the main room. There are candles inside that you can light if you want. Above the fireplace and in the little chair are some of my paintings done while I was here. 

 
Two comfy oversized recliners… 

 
On the other end of the main room is the comfy sofa bed couch. To the right is the sliding glass door to the covered porch where I have been living… Tomorrow I will post the dining and kitchen and then Wednesday the bedrooms and baths. Wednesday is our last day here. We will be packing up and moving to a casita on the other side of the main PASEO and a tiny bit closer to the Plaza and Yoga!