Usually my commentary is about the great state of Arizona. But I do more than travel Arizona and take photographs. Lately I have been working on a new glass mosaic splash board for the shower. I purchased the glass at Home Depot and installed it. Afterwards, I started painting.
We first thought a pea green paint in our white bath would look good – it seemed to match one of the green shades in glass mosaic. But when we got home, the color was awful!
So…… we experimented with lighter greens (one of my wife’s favorite colors) and found this to be much nicer. I know it is bright, but it doesn’t bother us. The guest bath is downstairs anyway, so nobody needs to be horrified! 🙂
We are almost done. I intend to paint the baseboards a contrast color but haven’t decided what. Here it is:
And, drum roll, just finished the baseboards. Yes, they are purple.
I finally have gone to the Miami, Arizona arts district and have photographed all the cat pictures I could find on the local walls. As mentioned in an earlier blog, an effort at beautifying Miami’s old business district and current arts district are worth bravos. In addition to the cats, I found waste bins that had been painted in glorious colors on different themes. I do not know who did these or if it was a collective effort, but they are good! The style is definitely different from the cat person. Some photos are included. If you see a rectangular background about 3 times as high as wide, that is the trash basket art work.
Miami, Arizona was hit hard in the 80’s when many of the copper mines shut down. Many Arizona copper mining towns were dealt a blow from which they have striven to overcome in the ensuing years. If you love cats and color, you will love these photos.
Not long ago I travelled to Miami, Arizona, an Arizona town with a frontier history. The town is mainly a mining town with a folk who are proud of their heritage.
I noticed a sign pointing to the “arts district”. Just off of U.S. Route 60 (north) are many old buildings that have been transformed into artists’ studios and galleries. It is really a nice stroll looking at all the different types of art. Artists have come to this little town because of the opportunity to be able to work and sell.
As we walked down the sidewalk, we began to see pictures on the walls, on the sidewalks or benches. It seemed that most of the paintings were of cats, but there were also a few other animals. I inquired at one of the studios and was told that an artist in the town decided to help with the area beautification by creating these wonderful images – one can about follow them through the whole district.
I have included a photo of one of the images. There are tens of images all worth a photo. So just in case you weren’t aware of it and plan to pass through Miami, Arizona, it’s worth a stop to look. Don’t forget your camera.