Blogs by Greta Chapin McGill

Greta is an artist, writer and renaissance woman

Topic: Santa Fe Fashion and Style

If one is lucky, one reaches a point in life where change takes hold. In my life it happened when my children arrived at a magical moment. They no longer needed me to be the baker of bread, the taxi service or their personal sideline cheerleader. They needed me to give them the wisdom of a life well lived and I needed to reconnect with that life

I loaded my SUV, affectionately known as “Ms.P”, with everything important for an epic journey and I came to Santa Fe.  I traded my 150 pairs of city stilettos, for pink hiking boots. Sketchbooks, pastels, pens and books took the place of lunches with the girls, making fried chicken for the entire football team, and answering the never ending question “what’s for dinner?”

Equipped with water, music and new sunglasses I drove across the country stopping where I pleased.  I visited a working salt mine in Kansas, taking the miners elevator 600 feet down into the darkness with my 80 year old Aunt T.  Gazed leisurely at Virginia, West Virginia, Texas, and St. Louis, the trip of a lifetime, the one I had been dreaming of. I finally stopped at a place of grace and beauty called Santa Fe.

My eyes are wide with the energy of an amazing city with an eclectic mix of art and culture.  From visions of the beginning of time at Bandelier to the mix of personalities on any afternoon in the Plaza, Santa Fe is undeniably fascinating.  I want see every corner and experience every moment of this city.  Make it my own.  Life holds a miracle everyday. 

I promise you’ll always find something new, interesting and different in my blog, with a taste of my own flavor and style.  The door is open, the lights are on, and adventure is calling. Santa Fe; I am ready to look in every corner of your space, write about it, paint it and live it.

You are invited along for my personal renaissance.  Come with me as I explore my new space and discover the art, music, literature, and love of Santa Fe, The City Different

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November 14, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Taos Pueblo Fashion Designer Patricia Michaels Receives Prestigious Smithsonian Award

"The magic of the City Different becomes a part of you and travels extremely well."

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October 21, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Belgium…Chocolate, Waffles and Rubens

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October 9, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Goodbye Barcelona…I am changed!

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October 3, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Arriving in Barcelona

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October 1, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Take a Trip….

Travel log of my European tour

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April 8, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Mantra LIfestyle Bazaar Trunk Show

'The City Different is and always will be a welcoming, special place for entrepreneurial women to blossom.'

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March 5, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Exhibition of the Work of New Mexico Artist Judy Chicago

"This exhibition is a small intensely personal encounter with the artist."

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December 16, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Fashion Stereotyping

"Native Americans and people of the African diaspora have cultures deserving recognition and respect."

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December 10, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Madiba Mandela

"The story of Nelson Mandela was the catalyst for humanistic change in the world."

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September 13, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Video Art is the New Black

'Technology is an art form waiting to be explored.'

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August 16, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Native Women Front and Center at the Market: Patricia Michaels at the Palace

"Native Women are front and center at Indian Market this year."

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August 14, 2013 at 10:09 AM

The Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women in the Arts

'This new and exciting venue is a must see part of your Indian Market experience.'

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August 6, 2013 at 4:54 PM

The Cookers in Albuquerque

On August 10, 2013 the Albuquerque Museum Amphitheater will host The Cookers, an exciting jazz “super group.”

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July 24, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Controversy in Collecting Tribal Art

"Santa Fe is full of dealers and collectors of masks and other items. Do they know how these items were procured?"

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July 12, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Arts and Life: Finding Mentorship and Community in Santa Fe

"Living in Santa Fe is an exercise in applying my mind to the understanding of an artistic life."

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June 24, 2013 at 2:59 PM

The Biennale Arte Venice 2013

"Everyone is impressed and has heard of the beauty of Santa Fe."

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May 28, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Dream Catchers in Vienna

"There they were, hanging happily in the wind in the Stephensplatz. Dream catchers of all sizes and colors."

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May 20, 2013 at 11:25 AM

New Horizons

"The continent awaits like a new pair of shoes fresh from the box begging to be worn."

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April 30, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Breakfast in Santa Fe

"Santa Fe is a breakfast town."

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