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Foothills of Space Creative Workshop

If our only purpose is to perceive, contemplate, and emerge through creative acts, we do well.

welcome is the sharing site of David Nelson Blair.

David finds spirituality in an age-old quest: understanding for its own sake. He practices critical inquiry, simple disciplines, and modest activities of sustenance and inspiration.

New Mexico became home in 1997. Soon after, David built an urban hermitage where he enjoys garden, workshop, and studio. He treasures time with loved ones and friends and freely shares creative work with assorted spirits through these platforms:


Flickr: Stills and brief videos represent a half-century photography passion still going strong. One path is a 95-second stroll through Pine Canyon Morning.

Pine Canyon

YouTube: David's video channel sips the universe in snips of a dozen minutes or so. For example, A Kitchen Nook Vision shares interpretations of morning light playing on a granite cliff face.

Kitchen-Nook Vision

Owlsarai: This second-childhood sandbox shares a medley of folk polymaticana. Kokopelli Circle of Fifths captures David's interest in music and ends up favoring spirals over circles.


Manzano Mesa Rainbook: Are you still depending on the airport for rain stats? David has diligently recorded the rainfall from his own garden gauge since 2005.


David is author of Fear the Condor (New York: Lodestar, 1992) and The Land and People of Bolivia (New York: J. B. Lippincott, 1990). He holds an M.A. in history from Lehigh University and a B.A. in journalism from Kent State University. From 1976 to 2019, he worked as a journalist, writer, and editor.