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~ ‘their return brings song to my heart’, crane painting, v ~ by dawn chandler ~ mixed media on panel ~ 12” x 12” . the 5th of my mixed media paintings celebrating the grace of our beautiful new mexico sandhill cranes who are with us each winter for a scant few weeks... . . . #crane #sandhillcrane #mixedmediapainting #contemporarylandscape #contemporarylandscapepainting #mixedmediacollage #wallartdecor #interiordesigner #presence #lookaround #stayandwonder #deepbreath #startwithwhy #joyfullife #doitforjoy #wanderer #womenwhoexplore #birding #newmexicoart #newmexicoartist #santafeart #santafeartist #landofenchantment #festivalofcranes #bosquedelapache #birdsanctuary #dawnchandler #dawnchandlerart #taosdawn

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‘never have i seen grace like this before’ ~ by dawn chandler ~ mixed media on panel ~ 10” x 20” . it’s my pleasure to release to the world my new series of paintings celebrating & honoring the extraordinary sandhill cranes, who winter here in new mexico. they are arriving here now, in great flocks, blessing us with their majesty for a few short weeks... . each saturday morning then, I will share one of my crane paintings via my blog ~ as seth godin encourages us to say: “here — I made this”. .. . . {link in profile with more details about this painting}. . . . . #crane #sandhillcrane #mixedmediapainting #contemporarylandscape #contemporarylandscapepainting #mixedmediacollage #wallartdecor #interiordesigner #presence #lookaround #stayandwonder #deepbreath #startwithwhy #joyfullife #doitforjoy #wanderer #womenwhoexplore #birding #newmexicoart #newmexicoartist #santafeart #santafeartist #landofenchantment #festivalofcranes #bosquedelapache #birdsanctuary #dawnchandler #dawnchandlerart #taosdawn

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’morning illuminates the aspen grove’ ~ by dawn chandler ~ oil on panel ~ en plein air ~ 5” x 7” ~ another paint sketch from a morning hike this past july, in the santa fe national forest... . . {available via profile link} . . . . . #aspens #aspentrees #forestlover #treelover #pleinairpainting #enpleinair #landscapepainting #contemporarylandscape #oilpainting #paintoutside #artistslife #paintingslife #doitforjoy #optoutside #lookaround #mycreativelife #startwithwhy #livemorequestions #santafenm #simplysantafe #hikinglife #optoutside #womenwhohike #landofenchantment #naturelover #dawnchandlerart #dawnchandler #taosdawn

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‘been taking a much needed break from ‘media’ as I focus on spirit & creative explorations offline ~ for now though, some summer-time & other-time memories... . .‘among the aspens’ ~ by dawn chandler ~ oil on panel ~ en plein air ~ 5” x 7” ~ from a morning hike this past july, in the santa fe national forest... . . {available via profile link} . . . . . #aspens #aspentrees #forestlover #treelover #pleinairpainting #enpleinair #landscapepainting #contemporarylandscape #oilpainting #paintoutside #artistslife #paintingslife #doitforjoy #optoutside #lookaround #mycreativelife #startwithwhy #livemorequestions #santafenm #simplysantafe #hikinglife #optoutside #womenwhohike #landofenchantment #naturelover #dawnchandlerart #dawnchandler #taosdawn

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~ just one more… this will be my last pic from my lovely slow walk along the appalachian trail in vermont earlier this month ~ thanks for indulging me & letting me share with you some of the magic of one of my soul-homes ~ it’s been a joy … … ~ and now … to greet september, with a welcome return to painting & photographing my beloved new mexico … . . . . . . #slowalking #appalachiantrail #sectionhike #forestlovers #forestlife #sunrise_lovers #dawnwalker #morninghike #nothingisordinary #shewhowanders #trailwalk #doitforjoy #livinginawe #startwithwhy #beauthentic #wonderer #wanderer #takeahike #stayandwonder #hikinglife #optoutside #backpacking #greenmountainclub #ilovermont #vermonting #vermontshots #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Appalachian Trail

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~ what I’ve noticed ~ one more tiny, beautiful thing of my soul-expanding slow walk along the VT AT .... . seeing… listening… noticing… {slowly} {joyfully} on the appalachian trail in vermont . . . #slowalking #lookaround #walkinthewoods #tinybeautifulthings #birchbark #peaceinnature #stillmymind #naturelove #forestlover #birch #birchtree #trailwalk #pause #livinginawe #forester #wonderer #wanderer #takeahike #sheisnotlost #optoutside #hikinglife #appalachiantrail #sectionhike #greenmountainclub #ilovermont #vermonting #vermontshots #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Appalachian Trail

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~ my favorite thing/s in all of vermont... I swoon every time I chance upon one of these little guys . seeing… listening… noticing… {slowly} {joyfully} on the appalachian trail in vermont . . . #slowalking #lookaround #walkinthewoods #tinybeautifulthings #notice #peaceinnature #amazement #naturelove #forestlover #ontheforestfloor #newt #redeft #livinginawe #forester #wonderer #wanderer #takeahike #sheisnotlost #optoutside #hikinglife #appalachiantrail #sectionhike #greenmountainclub #ilovermont #vermonting #vermontshots #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Appalachian Trail

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~ trail memory… from 3 weeks ago… my favorite morning on the AT … first one up & out of thistle hill shelter … what a fine day that was ✨. . seeing… listening… noticing… {slowly} {joyfully} on the appalachian trail in vermont . . . #slowalking #lookaround #deepbreath #sunrise_lovers #dawnwalker #morninghike #nothingisordinary #shewhowanders #trailwalk #doitforjoy #livinginawe #startwithwhy #everytrailconnects #wonderer #wanderer #takeahike #stayandwonder #hikinglife #optoutside #backpacking #appalachiantrail #sectionhike #greenmountainclub #ilovermont #vermonting #vermontshots #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Appalachian Trail

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~ what i’ve noticed.... more magical beautiful mystery found on the forest floor... . {any of my vermont IG woods wizards know what this one is? ✨🍄 🧙‍♂️✨} . seeing… listening… noticing… {slowly} {joyfully} on the appalachian trail in vermont . . . #slowalking #lookaround #walkinthewoods #tinybeautifulthings #notice #peaceinnature #stillmymind #naturelove #forestlover #ontheforestfloor #fungi #trailwalk #pause #livinginawe #forester #wonderer #wanderer #takeahike #sheisnotlost #optoutside #hikinglife #appalachiantrail #sectionhike #greenmountainclub #ilovermont #vermonting #vermontshots #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Appalachian Trail

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~ what i’ve noticed....in the vermont woods.... I don’t know what these are, but they are beautiful... . seeing… listening… noticing… {slowly} {joyfully} on the appalachian trail in vermont . . . #slowalking #lookaround #tinybeautifulthings #notice #seekingbeauty #peaceinnature #stillmymind #naturelove #forestlover #ontheforestfloor #fungi #trailwalk #pause #livinginawe #startwithwhy #namaste #wonderer #wanderer #takeahike #sheisnotlost #optoutside #hikinglife #appalachiantrail #sectionhike #greenmountainclub #ilovermont #vermonting #vermontshots #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Appalachian Trail

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~ pinch me... I think I’m walking through a 17th-century dutch landscape painting... yet I’m on a hillside in vermont... 🤔 . seeing… listening… noticing… {slowly} {joyfully} on the appalachian trail in vermont . . . #slowalking #lookaround #deepbreath #meadowmagic #sheisnotlost #nothingisordinary #shewhowanders #trailwalk #doitforjoy #livinginawe #startwithwhy #namaste #everytrailconnects #wonderer #wanderer #stayandwonder #takeahike #hikinglife #optoutside #backpacking #appalachiantrail #sectionhike #greenmountainclub #ilovermont #vermonting #vermontshots #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Appalachian Trail

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~ many of vermont’s hiking trails are referred to as ‘a tunnel of trees’ — an apt description ~ which is why, when the LT or AT crosses a rare meadow or field & reveals the sky, I pause... exhale... & delight... . seeing… listening… noticing… {slowly} {joyfully} on the appalachian trail in vermont . . . #slowalking #lookaround #deepbreath #meadowmagic #sheisnotlost #nothingisordinary #shewhowanders #trailwalk #doitforjoy #livinginawe #startwithwhy #namaste #everytrailconnects #wonderer #wanderer #stayandwonder #takeahike #hikinglife #optoutside #backpacking #appalachiantrail #sectionhike #greenmountainclub #ilovermont #vermonting #vermontshots #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Appalachian Trail

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~ another enchanted section of the VT AT: ‘old kings highway’ ~ an 18th-century thoroughfare long abandoned except for hikers & ghosts... dare I say I heard on the breeze the whispered sound of horses’ hooves & carriage wheels... . seeing… listening… noticing… while {slowly} {joyfully} hiking the appalachian trail in vermont.... . . . . . #slowalking #lookaround #18thcentury #forestlover #forests #sheisnotlost #nothingisordinary #shewhowanders #trailwalk #wildernessculture #doitforjoy #startwithwhy #pathways #everytrailconnects #stayandwonder #takeahike #hikinglife #hikingadventure #backpacking #appalachiantrail #sectionhike #greenmountainclub #Ilovermont #vermonting #vermontshots #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Appalachian Trail

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~ I recall Emerson’s wisdom every time I gaze at upon a tree, especially upon the stately elders who bless this section it the AT . seeing… listening… noticing… while {slowly} {joyfully} hiking the appalachian trail in vermont.... . . . . . #slowalking #lookaround #notice #forestlover #forests #sheexplores #sheisnotlost #ralphwaldoemerson #treelovers #trailwalk #wildernessculture #doitforjoy #startwithwhy #arborist #everytrailconnects #truth #wisdom #naturelover #stayandwonder #wonderer #wanderer #takeahike #hikinglife #backpacking #appalachiantrail #sectionhike #Ilovermont #vermonting #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Appalachian Trail

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~ more memories, dreams, reflections .... . seeing… listening… noticing… on the appalachian trail in vermont . . ✨find more details of my recent slow walk in my latest blog post✨ {link in profile} . . . #slowalking #lookaround #notice #optoutside #sheisnotlost #waterview #nothingisordinary_ #shewhowanders #trailwalk #wildernessculture #doitforjoy #livinginawe #startwithwhy #everytrailconnects #joyfullife #stayandwander #takeahike #hikinglife #hikingadventure #appalachiantrail #sectionhike #greenmountainclub #artistslife #ilovermont #vermonting #vermontshots #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Appalachian Trail

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~ i don’t know why footpath bridges delight me so, but they do... maybe i’m just touched by the thoughtfulness of someone who, sometime in the past, decided to help me/us across to the other side.... i enjoyed a fine breakfast below this one, which lies just below stony brook shelter on the vermont AT... . seeing… listening… noticing… on the appalachian trail . . ✨find more details of my recent slow walk in my latest blog post✨ {link in profile} . . . #slowalking #lookaround #notice #sheexplores #optoutside #nothingisordinary_ #shewhowanders #trailwalk #trailtalk #bridges #footpath #wildernessculture #doitforjoy #livinginawe #startwithwhy #everytrailconnects #joyfullife #stayandwander #takeahike #hikinglife #hikingadventure #appalachiantrail #sectionhike #greenmountainclub #artistslife #ilovermont #vermonting #vermontshots #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Appalachian Trail

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@taosdawn

~ memories, dreams, reflections .... . seeing… listening… noticing… on the appalachian trail in vermont . . ✨find more details of my recent slow walk in my latest blog post✨ {link in profile} . . . #slowalking #lookaround #notice #sheexplores #sheisnotlost #waterview #nothingisordinary_ #shewhowanders #trailwalk #wildernessculture #doitforjoy #livinginawe #startwithwhy #everytrailconnects #joyfullife #stayandwander #takeahike #hikinglife #hikingadventure #appalachiantrail #sectionhike #greenmountainclub #artistslife #ilovermont #vermonting #vermontshots #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Appalachian Trail

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~ one of the most beautiful forests I have known.... seeing… listening… noticing… on the appalachian trail in vermont, here, just below maine junction... . . ✨find more details of my recent slow walk in my latest blog post✨ {link in profile} . . . #slowalking #lookaround #notice #forestlover #forests #likeamountaingirl #sheexplores #sheisnotlost #nothingisordinary #shewhowanders #wildernessculture #doitforjoy #startwithwhy #earthpix #earthvisuals #everytrailconnects #stayandwander #exploretocreate #takeahike #hikinglife #hikingadventure #backpacking #appalachiantrail #greenmountainclub #Ilovermont #vermonting #vermontshots #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Appalachian Trail

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~ pardon my absence, but I have been walking again… seeing… listening… noticing… . and for the next while it will be my pleasure to share with you some of what touched me during my long slow walk... . for now though ~ if you’re curious ~ you may find more details of where I’ve been & what I’ve been doing on my latest blog post, where you’ll find a great many more photos ~ & maybe even some inspiration ✨ {link in profile} . . . #slowalking #lookaround #forestlover #womenwhohike #sheexplores #sheisnotlost #nothingisordinary #travelstoke #wildernessculture #doitforjoy #startwithwhy #earthpix #earthvisuals #everytrailconnects #stayandwander #exploretocreate #takeahike #hikinglife #hikingadventure #backpacking #appalachiantrail #appalachians #sectionhike #greenmountainclub #Ilovermont #vermonting #vermontshots #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Appalachian Trail

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~ walking to the clouds ~ on the way to wheeler.... . we started this day with just a gossamer bit of cloud above, but mostly blue, blue sky... soon & slowly gorgeous white puffy clouds started moving in… . . . #wheelerpeak #taosskivalley #taosnewmexico #taosnm #visittaos #travelnewmexico #optoutside #hikinglife #morninghike #artistslife #painterslife #lookaround #joyfullife #newmexiconomad #doitforjoy #shewhowanders #dametraveler #hikingday #explorenewmexico #breakforadventure #ourwild #everytrailconnects #stayandwonder #startwithwhy #livemoremagic #exploretocreate #newmexicoartist #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Wheeler Peak

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~ our sunday morning sanctuary.... ~ it's always my goal to be the first one in the santa fe ski basin parking lot any morning we hike up there.... gotta get up PRETTY DANG EARLY for that to happen... ~ but it's ALWAYS worthwhile, for it means we get to have places like this all to ourselves.. . . . #aspentrees #morningsanctuary #hikinglife #hikingday #gooddayforahike #sanctuary #forestdweller #forestlovers #treehugger #hikingirl #hikenewmexico #lookaround #womenwhoexplore #stayandwonder #deepbreath #simplysantafe #santafesojourn #travelnm #explorenewmexico #newmexicomagazine #startwithwhy #livemoremagic #doitforjoy #joyfullife #artistslife #painterslife #dawnchandler #taosdawn

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~ found geometry + architecture swoon ~ for years — YEARS! — I had assumed these elegant structures had something to do with the gorgeous acoustics at the santa fe opera, however i have recently learned that they are mainly to reduce wind {....as well as provide inspiration for cool pics...thnx @soulcatcherstudio 😉} . back for another cool instameet, this time for dress rehearsal of rossini’s rollicking & timely ‘an italian girl in algiers’ ~ thank you @santafeopera & @simplysantafe for the #operatunity ! . . . . #simplysantafe #SFOinstameet #sfoItalian #sfopera #sfo #theaterlife #operalove #ig_opera #operahouse #magicnight #nightattheopera #theaterdesign #sounddesign #sounddesigner #architecture #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #designers #theater #drama #designporn #soundcheck #soundquality #acoustics #santafesojourn #santafenm #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Santa Fe Opera

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~ a beautifully mysterious backdrop for a rather surprising & amusing opening scene in the santa fe opera’s wonderful production of rossini’s ‘an italian girl in algiers’ ~ show opens tonight! . thank you @santafeopera & @simplysantafe for the dress rehearsal instameet #operatunity ! . . . . #SFOinstameet #sfoItalian #sfopera #sfo #opera #operaporn #theaterlife #operalove #ig_opera #operahouse #magicnight #nightattheopera #simplysantafe #cultural #rossini #theater #drama #theaterproduction #stageset #setdesign #performance #alltheworldsastage #santafe #santafesojourn #santafenm #cityofsantafe #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Santa Fe Opera

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~ found geometry + architecture swoon =!santa fe opera ~ back for another cool instameet, this time for dress rehearsal of rossini’s rollicking & timely ‘an italian girl in algiers’ ~ thank you @santafeopera & @simplysantafe for the #operatunity ! . . . . #SFOinstameet #sfoItalian #sfopera #sfo #operatunity #opera #simplysantafe #operaporn #operalove #ig_opera #operahouse #magicnight #nightattheopera #theater #designporn #operalife #buildingswow #southweststyle #southwestern #architecturephotography #architecturelove #santafe #designlife #newmexico #santafesojourn #santafestyle #santafecolor #cityofsantafe #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Santa Fe Opera

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~ i love the contrast of color and light of the stage with the cool blue darkness of the orchestra pit... ~ dress rehearsal of rossini’s ‘an italian girl in algiers’ at the santa fe opera .. thank you @santafeopera & @simplysantafe for the #operatunity ! . . . . #SFOinstameet #sfoItalian #sfopera #sfo #opera #simplysantafe #operaporn #theaterlife #operalove #ig_opera #operahouse #magicnight #nightattheopera #theater #drama #designporn #stageset #setdesign #alltheworldsastage #santafe #santafesojourn #santafenm #santafecolor #cityofsantafe #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Santa Fe Opera

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~ & here we are again! delighted to be back at the santa fe opera for another incredible instameet ~ this time for dress rehearsal of rossini’s ‘an italian girl in algiers’ ~ & what a set design swoon with that massive stage BOOK 📚 opening up & closing! . thank you @santafeopera & @simplysantafe for the #operatunity! . . . #SFOinstameet #sfoItalian #sfopera #sfo #opera #operaporn #theaterlife #operalove #ig_opera #operahouse #magicnight #nightattheopera #simplysantafe #cultural #rossini #theater #drama #designporn #stageset #setdesign #alltheworldsastage #santafe #santafesojourn #santafenm #santafecolor #cityofsantafe #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Santa Fe Opera

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OH WHAT A FEELING...💗... feeling pretty emotional that my painting ‘a philmont morning is the best kind of morning’ auctioned for $2,825 last evening ~ 100% of the proceeds will go to the @philmontstaff ’s fire recovery fund for @philmontscoutranch in the aftermath of the devastating ute park fire that burned over 27,000 acres on PSR. ~ so #grateful to everyone who bid, everyone who followed along, & everyone who has given to the cause in ways large & small ~ we are an extraordinary community ~ we make me proud! . {prints of this painting will be available soon, as an additional fundraiser for the fire recovery effort ~ check back for more details!} . . . #philmont #gratitude #philmontscoutranch #iwtgbtp #godscountry #boyscouts #uteparkfire #toothoftime #pleinairpainting #landscapepainting #pleinairpainter #cimarron #colfaxcounty #travelnm #newmexico #newmexicolove #newmexicoart #newmexicoartist #optoutside #liveauthentically #creativelife #passioncolorjoy #doitforjoy #humblepride #livemoremagic #dawnchandler #dawnchandlerart #taosdawn at Philmont Scout Ranch

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~ a sunflower kind of morning in santa fe ~ hard not to be happy when stumbling upon these beauties ~ . 🌻 … 🌻 … 🌻 … 🌻 … 🌻 … 🌻 … 🌻 … 😊 . . . #sunflowers #santafe #morningwalk #simplysantafe #livemoremagic #lookaround #beherenow #startwithwhy #thismoment #joyfulliving #summertimeandthelivinseasy #summerflowers #stopandsmelltheflowers #namaste #santafesojourn #newmexicolife #notice #creativeliving #flowerlove #flowerstagran #floweroftheday #dawnchandler #taosdawn at Santa Fe, New Mexico

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