This past weekend, M and I went to visit his parents in Mesa, AZ. They stay there in the winter months, at a place called Venture Out. It is a retirement community, and the residents live in trailers. It is a great place to live, if you are retired and like to stay busy. They have all kinds of activities and social gatherings. There is a stained glass workshop, woodworking, lapidary, art classes, hiking groups, swimming pools, etc. Just about any activity you might be interested in can be found. We had a really good visit, and enjoyed some pretty warm (hot) temperatures while there. (93 degrees, in November!)
I love the drive to the Phoenix area, since we take the back roads. There are plenty of sagauro and ocotillo cactus along the way! I was having fun, as the passenger, clicking photos through the window of the zooming vw van. Here are a few shots for your enjoyment.
I am busy preparing for an art festival in Ventura, California this coming Saturday, November 14th. I will be downtown, in a tent, near Mission Park on Main Street. The festival is from 11 to 6 pm, so if you are interested in stopping by, click on this link for more information. I will have brand new paintings and monotypes with me - some of which I created yesterday and today!!! Hot off the press! I will be right next to my friend and fellow artist, Tina Bluefield. You can also send me an email, to get more information about this event. firstname.lastname@example.org