Saturday, August 22, 2009


photos by Elaine A. Russell, taken in Cuervo NM

So... I've been back in ABQ for a week now today. In the whole scheme of things.. I haven't gotten much done in the way of work.. and I do need to get crackin' on some some stuff... but that isn't what is important right now (I have 3 art shows coming up in September !!!)

I've become so much more comfortable in my skin these past few weeks. And I am very happy.
It is about time...

I've been thinking alot about the concept of "home." I've always believed that home is not a specific place, so much as a feeling... a comfortable-ness. A belonging-ness. I've thought for a long time that because my kids were (mostly) raised here in ABQ... that this place would be home for me. But I have never really felt comfortable. Sure.. there are some really, really nice aspects to living here in the Duke City... and I have some awesome friends...but I am thinking that perhaps it is time to be thinking about moving on. Finding a place that feels more like home to me.

The photos for today's blog... I took at Cuervo,NM --- one of my fav places to go and take photos. I purposely made the photos less saturated with color, more sepia, more dreamy. It helps convey how I feel about the place. Kinda dusty -- as if waking from a dream of the old west.