Under Santa Fe Skies

by Susan Tungate

Let Your Inner Muse Run Free!

True confession: I have slacked off  writing my posts for Under Santa Fe Skies as I complete my manuscript for Macon: A Memoir, A Murder.  I have never written a bucket list of things I want to accomplish before I pass into the great beyond, but if I did, the only material project on the list would be “finish and publish Macon.” People, it is time. 

For  those of you living in Santa Fe or visiting soon, I present to you today two opportunities to bring forth your very own inner muse in a relaxed, never competitive, always supportive environment. 

First up is my new memoir writing class which begins Wednesday, February 13.  Writing Your Memoir: One Vivid Story at A Time will meet from 3-4:30 for 6 consecutive Wednesdays. Each class has its own personality. This one, so far, has a professional photographer, a bestselling author and a man who has been scribbling down ideas for years and is finally ready to write the book. I have vetted the group and can assure you each has a sense of humor. Please contact me via Contact Susan if you would like to join our merry group starting a week from today. There is still room at the table. 

The second opportunity is a workshop titled “A Pilgrimage Home” which will be held February 26 from 6-8 pm at the O’Keeffe Museum’s Museum Education Annex located on 123 Grant Ave. in Santa Fe. The workshop is offered in conjunction with the new exhibit of Annie Leibowitz photographs from her book Pilgrimage that opens February 15. 

During a challenging time in her life, Annie Leibowitz embarked on her own personal pilgrimage, focusing her camera on objects, rooms, and landscapes which held meaning for her. The resulting collection of photographs in Pilgrimage offer, in her own words,  ”a meditation on how to live.” 

In this workshop you will gain insight into your own vision of the meaning of home and a life well lived. Through writing prompts, art examples, and demonstrations, you will be guided on your own personal pilgrimage to create both a written reflection and a collage-and-mixed-media work of art on panel board. I will co-lead the workshop with Catherine Trapani, visual artist, printmaker, and teacher. The workshop is part of the Museum’s Art & Leadership for Adults. I should add, the workshop is free! To learn more, please click here.

Silence your inner critic. Join a class. Let your little muse run free.

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