Saturday, December 6, 2008

Look beyond the headlines and towards the light

My friend and colleague Susan Tweit sent me a link yesterday to an article about Our Fair City of Salida in the New York Times Travel and real estate section. My knee-jerk reaction to such things is always "Oh, great. Now MORE people will want to come here and continue to price us out of the housing market." (Which might be struggling elsewhere in the country but which is still out of reach here.) Grumble grumble grumble. (Grinch grinch grinch.)

So I grumbled at Susan about it. Silly me. Her response? "I just thought it was cool that there was a photo of the café with your art on the walls."

There was?


Sure enough, in the slide show that I didn't look at because I was grumpy about houses (and gray weather with no snow and darkness at 4:00pm and holidays and....) there's an image about which I can now say with only slight exaggeration, " My work has appeared in the New York Times."

So let's see if the link to the photo works, here. (And if that link goes away, the permalink to the entire slide show is here. ) And let that be a lesson to me to not let December get the upper hand. Only two weeks until the Winter Solstice and it all starts getting lighter from here.


  1. I love the title of this post, Sherrie! And how lovely to see your art on walls at the most unexpected moment. Looks like a beautiful place you live.

    And I too am counting the days until it starts to get lighter.

  2. I have to tell you it was great seeing your little part of the world. Ha guess you jumped the gun and nearly missed your claim to fame.
    Have a good day.

  3. Awwwwwwww...

    How neat! The only thing that would have made it better was if your DM was the one playing!

  4. Yes, indeed! Had the DM been on the stage, it would have been perfect. Still, it's a fun little thing, and a nice little kick-in-tush reminder to look beyond the surface.

    Let's see... 14 more days until light!