4/8/11 – Featured in THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT Group.

Made in UltraFractal 5 from a standard Julia. I used a couple of textures that I got from Fiery-Fire for the background.

One of my happiest memories is the summer that I spent with my family in Santa Fe, New Mexico. My dad was working on location for the Glenn Ford western, “Santee”, and I got to help in the wardrobe department. It was just grunt work, being a gofer and scrubbing fake blood out of the costumes, but it felt glamorous to me, as a 16 year old.

Santa Fe was everything that I thought Hollywood wasn’t…exotic, colorful and full of adventure. The people were fascinating to me. We befriended an art gallery owner who sold pawn Navaho jewelry, which my mother loaded up on. Another new friend was an archaeologist who was working on a dig outside of town. He gave us a tour of the site and I decided I was going to study anthropology in college. (I ended up being a film major instead.) At the end of our 6 week stay, I didn’t want to go back home.

This is my tribute to all the wonderful people who made us feel welcome and the city which I still consider one of the most beautiful in the world.

- Kathleen -


kathleen emerson, roca mia design, santa fe, fractal abstract, ftrd2011


  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    What a gorgeous tribute to a beautiful time. Splendid work.

  • Thanks, Bunny! OK. I’m done messing around and am headed over to do features. Thank you for featuring “Mad Tea Party”!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 3 years ago

    This is a gorgeous piece of work and a fabulous tribute to such a great memory hun.

  • Elaine Bawden
    Elaine Bawdenover 3 years ago

    Well named, such a beautiful work of art :)))

  • Patrice Baldwin
    Patrice Baldwinover 3 years ago

    I agree with you, Kathleen. Santa Fe is one of the loveliest small cities in the US of A. Great eating town too! I love your work. This is beautiful and quite unique!

  • BingoStar
    BingoStarover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful creation and story of your beautiful Summer. Great color, light and shadows

  • Christine Lake
    Christine Lakeover 3 years ago

    Spectacular work.

  • ducilla
    ducillaover 3 years ago

    A nice tribute to a fine city.. The colors and textures are perfect for the South-west..D.

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Stunning colours and I love your story – how exciting that must have been

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 3 years ago

    You’ve captured the flavor of it! Beautiful work and lovely story. :)

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you! I’m honored that you picked this to feature.

    – rocamiadesign

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