It was the perfect trip to re-energize in the sunshine and warmth of the desert. We did lots of hiking and walking (and a little shopping!)
I thought I'd share some photos from a wonderful day we spent at a huge outdoor flea market as well as a studio tour in the Sonoran Hills north of Cave Creek. Lucky for me, Sandra discovered these events and suggested we check them out. It was the perfect day!
[Shocking fact: all of these photographs came straight off my little old Canon point n shoot....no Photoshop at all!]
|Isn't this the best name for a vintage flea market? "The Big Heep"|
|License plate signs...so cool!|
|Garden Lollipop flowers made from vintage glassware|
|Benches made from truck parts|
|I hope this Humpty doesn't fall...he is in great shape!|
And now onto the Art studio tour...we drove from studio to studio using a guide map and enjoyed viewing an amazing assortment of art: watercolour, oil, acrylic, mixed media, metal, jewellery, glass...
|Honestly, that day the landscape itself was a work of art! On the road....|
|My tour guide and event planner: Sandra|
|I was fascinated by the work of this gourd artist, who carves and paints gourds.|
|Here is her starting point....plain old gourds.|
|...and the end result. WOW.|
|Outdoor metal sculpture|
|Jewelry designed with glass...and some other incredible technique I'd never heard about involving metal.|
|Even the studios themselves had elements of beauty.|
|Love this rusty bucket hanging light!|
|Isn't this creative space wonderful?|
Even shopping at Macy's the next day was inspiring...
I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into my trip. I know I am inspired by everything I saw and can't wait to get back into my own studio!