Former home of country-music star Randy Travis in Santa Fe, NM.  This former home of country-music star Randy Travis includes a shooting range and bowling alley.—Sarah Tilton for WSJ
HH: This must be Nashville meets New Mexico curio shop.  Good solid beams though.

Former home of country-music star Randy Travis in Santa Fe, NM.  This former home of country-music star Randy Travis includes a shooting range and bowling alley.—Sarah Tilton for WSJ

HH: This must be Nashville meets New Mexico curio shop.  Good solid beams though.

O’keeffe ‘s most effective composition of bones in the landscape appeared in 1941, with Red Hills and Bone; the large canvas is also among her most ambitions evocations of the arid country of which she was by then an owner, having purchased the house at Ghost Ranch the preceding year.

O’keeffe ‘s most effective composition of bones in the landscape appeared in 1941, with Red Hills and Bone; the large canvas is also among her most ambitions evocations of the arid country of which she was by then an owner, having purchased the house at Ghost Ranch the preceding year.

Earlier this fall Ryan Heffernan was commissioned by Angel Fire Resort to document their unique outdoor activities. Located in the
beautiful Southern Rockies of New Mexico, Angel Fire recently opened a multi-station Zipline Tour at the summit of their ski mountain. The  highlight stretch of the tour allows adrenaline seekers to fly hundreds of feet above the forest floor as they traverse from peak to peak, side by side, on a 1,600 foot tandem zipline.

Earlier this fall Ryan Heffernan was commissioned by Angel Fire Resort to document their unique outdoor activities. Located in the

beautiful Southern Rockies of New Mexico, Angel Fire recently opened a multi-station Zipline Tour at the summit of their ski mountain. The  highlight stretch of the tour allows adrenaline seekers to fly hundreds of feet above the forest floor as they traverse from peak to peak, side by side, on a 1,600 foot tandem zipline.

E. Martin Hennings (1886 – 1956), Riders at Sunset, (c.1935), oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in. Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Gift of Arvin Gottlieb
"New Mexico has almost made a landscape painter out of me." - E. Martin Hennings

E. Martin Hennings (1886 – 1956), Riders at Sunset, (c.1935), oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in. Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Gift of Arvin Gottlieb

"New Mexico has almost made a landscape painter out of me." - E. Martin Hennings


Creosote bush
This plant occurs throughout the Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan deserts. Its distribution extends from southern California northeast through southern Nevada to the southwest corner of Utah and southeast through southern Arizona and New Mexico to western Texas and north-central Mexico. 
Actually, what botanists classify as a single species in the North American deserts is now known to consist of three genetically different shrubs. Creosote bushes of the Mojave Desert have 78 chromosomes, those of the Sonoran Desert (southern Arizona) have 52 chromosomes, while those of west Texas (Chihuahuan Desert) have only 26. 
Creosote bushes are very long lived, many of them existing for one hundred years, and can grow to a height of 15 feet. There is one living creosote bush that is estimated to be nearly 12,000 years old!
The creosote plant was a virtual pharmacy for Native Americans and the steam from the leaves was inhaled to relieve congestion. It was also used in the form of a medicinal tea to cure such ailments as flu, stomach cramps, cancer, coughs, colds, and others.

Creosote bush

This plant occurs throughout the Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan deserts. Its distribution extends from southern California northeast through southern Nevada to the southwest corner of Utah and southeast through southern Arizona and New Mexico to western Texas and north-central Mexico. 

Actually, what botanists classify as a single species in the North American deserts is now known to consist of three genetically different shrubs. Creosote bushes of the Mojave Desert have 78 chromosomes, those of the Sonoran Desert (southern Arizona) have 52 chromosomes, while those of west Texas (Chihuahuan Desert) have only 26. 

Creosote bushes are very long lived, many of them existing for one hundred years, and can grow to a height of 15 feet. There is one living creosote bush that is estimated to be nearly 12,000 years old!

  • The creosote plant was a virtual pharmacy for Native Americans and the steam from the leaves was inhaled to relieve congestion. It was also used in the form of a medicinal tea to cure such ailments as flu, stomach cramps, cancer, coughs, colds, and others.
Dia de los Muertos by Cam Giblin (art kicks)



Design for my friend George from New Mexico. He let me have complete creative freedom on this pair, all the way up to choosing the subject matter. Tried to stay pretty true to Dia de los Muertos tradition by incorporating the makeup, skull candies, flowers, picture of loved one, etc. 
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Art Kicks
Art Kicks is an entrepreneurial venture between myself (Cam Giblin) and Art Director/friend Evan Schultz. We create custom artwork on canvas Vans shoes with Sharpie. Shoes go for $250 a pair. Each pair receives two coatings of water and stain guard to ensure the designs will last regular wear and tear. The fumes we’ve inhaled working on these shoes will probably kill us. Lung cancer, like Sharpie, is fairly permanent. 
Since the launch of Art Kicks, we have sold over 60 shoes nationwide.   http://camgiblin.com/Art-Kicks
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Dia de los Muertos by Cam Giblin (art kicks)



Design for my friend George from New Mexico. He let me have complete creative freedom on this pair, all the way up to choosing the subject matter. Tried to stay pretty true to Dia de los Muertos tradition by incorporating the makeup, skull candies, flowers, picture of loved one, etc. 
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Art Kicks
Art Kicks is an entrepreneurial venture between myself (Cam Giblin) and Art Director/friend Evan Schultz. We create custom artwork on canvas Vans shoes with Sharpie. Shoes go for $250 a pair. Each pair receives two coatings of water and stain guard to ensure the designs will last regular wear and tear. The fumes we’ve inhaled working on these shoes will probably kill us. Lung cancer, like Sharpie, is fairly permanent. 
Since the launch of Art Kicks, we have sold over 60 shoes nationwide.   http://camgiblin.com/Art-Kicks
Zoom Info

Dia de los Muertos by Cam Giblin (art kicks)

Design for my friend George from New Mexico. He let me have complete creative freedom on this pair, all the way up to choosing the subject matter. Tried to stay pretty true to Dia de los Muertos tradition by incorporating the makeup, skull candies, flowers, picture of loved one, etc. 
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Art Kicks
Art Kicks is an entrepreneurial venture between myself (Cam Giblin) and Art Director/friend Evan Schultz. We create custom artwork on canvas Vans shoes with Sharpie. Shoes go for $250 a pair. Each pair receives two coatings of water and stain guard to ensure the designs will last regular wear and tear. The fumes we’ve inhaled working on these shoes will probably kill us. Lung cancer, like Sharpie, is fairly permanent. 

Since the launch of Art Kicks, we have sold over 60 shoes nationwide.   http://camgiblin.com/Art-Kicks

News from The Associated Press

Baumgartner’s descent lasted just over nine minutes, about half of it in a free fall of 119,846 feet, according to Brian Utley, a jump observer from the FAI, an international group that works to determine and maintain the integrity of aviation records. He said the speed calculations were preliminary figures.

During the first part of Baumgartner’s free fall, anxious onlookers at the command center held their breath as he appeared to spin uncontrollably.

"When I was spinning first 10, 20 seconds, I never thought I was going to lose my life but I was disappointed because I’m losing to lose my record. I put seven years of my life into this," he said.

He added: “In that situation, when you spin around, it’s like hell and you don’t know if you can get out of that spin or not. Of course It was terrifying. I was fighting all the way down because I knew that there must be a moment where I can handle it.”

HH:  HE DID IT!  New Record Free Fall Jump. 24 miles up! Breaks Sound Barrier over New Mexico.