Yesterday, Ron and I decided to take a Sunday drive up to Jerome, Arizona, about an hour and half from our home. I've been curious about this town for some time. I know now where I'll take my friends when visiting us here in AZ. Inspiration was everywhere!!!
It is hard to explain, but this Historic old Copper Mining town is literally on a mountain edge. You really have to experience it in person to feel the emotion of what the eyes capture and the heart feels, especially driving up the winding road with steep drop off cliffs. The views are breathtaking.
Jerome is filled with lots and lots of wonderful art galleries. I loved that there were a lot of mixed media art.
Here I am wearing a cool necklace I found in Jerome. Also note, I had my hair cut off and I'm loving it.
I love that there is a Fairy on this piece, for that is what I was drawn to. Someone told me years ago, not to worry about others copying our work and to remember, we all have our own Fairy dust. So true!
You can't help but want to capture all the authentic worn out buildings all around you with your camera. Well, at least I did.
It really wasn't a great town conducive to pushing Ron around in a wheel chair, so he stayed in the parking lot happy and content while I did a little exploring. He had an amazing view to look out at.
I believe this is overlooking out towards Sedona, only 20 miles away.
Here are a few shots I took while walking around. I've been very interested in painting abstract art lately, so I will use these as inspiration.
I think this would make an interesting composition for a painting.
Don't only look up to find interesting textures, but downward too.
Ron, ready to go. He enjoyed just getting out of the house. We need to do stuff like this more often.
If you would like to learn more about this wonderful place, click here. I promise if you come and visit me, I'll take you there.
Til then...be inspired!!!