Valentine's Blog Tour: Jamie Martinez Wood

Abby Moreno-Smith sat cross-legged on the Berber carpet of her new home, a one bedroom cottage made entirely of miniature-sized boulders nestled in the middle of the redwood forest. The locals of Santa Cruz, California, affectionately called it “The Rock House” and it was the coveted home of many artists. For the last seventy years an artist or author was selected to live a one year in-residence in the Rock House. The artist left a piece of original art or an autographed book and signed the guestbook that would put them in the company of Robert Frost and Georgia O’Keefe. Abby told anybody who asked that she was the first Latino in residence since bohemian artist José Ramón Lerma. But of course, it wasn’t an easy road.

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