Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cornville, AZ Attractions Eliphante in Kaleidoscopes

According to Wikipedia, my Arizona winter home town has only one attraction. I tend to disagree and think the fish hatchery and Oak Creek are pretty spectacular, but here it is in black and white:,_Arizona#Attractions. Interestingly, they call the attraction Eliphante: a kaleidoscopic, hand-built sculptural village in Cornville. The name sake Eliphante is one of the buildings which actually looks like an elephant's trunk on the exterior.  The green grass was beautiful against the wintery look of the large cottonwood trees.  Eliphante is still trying to get the last funds to own the land that the structures are on, please help if you can by donating:

Here are some links to eliphante for your reading pleasure:

Here are a few pictures and kaleidoscopes I made:

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Red Rock Country

Some things in AZ are too amazing to believe.  For example, in an arid land, look at how large the trees can grow!  Michael and I had an opportunity to spend 2 hours at Red Rock State Park this morning.  We saw amazing trees, beautiful red rock country, and beautiful water scenes.  I took 87 photos and had to be selective to ONLY take 87 pictures.  Michael has 5 more Paint Sedona workshops and 1 workshop through the Sedona Arts Center and then we are on to Kanab and Springdale, Utah where we are coordinating a retreat of advanced painters.  Then we will begin the month long trip East where we have many stops to make for professional and business reasons before we finally get back home to Campobello Island.

This became the kaleidoscope I call the Massive Cottonwood

House of Apache Fire

My Reflection Times Eight

Mr Sedona Red Pants

Two Beautiful Sycamores!