January 30, 2014

Learning CorelDRAW

For our tween book, "Paranormal Geeks Gang", I am drawing all the characters and background scenes.  I have a sketch pad and using it to draw what I envision each character to look like.  But, for the final pictures we want in the book, I am learning to draw each person and place on CorelDRAW.  So far, I like how it looks.  Right now I am doing all the outline work and then I will tackle color.  Here is one of the kids in the book, Kennedy:

January 27, 2014

View of the Valley

Just north of Jerome, at the scenic park, is a breathtaking view of the Verde Valley in Arizona.

January 22, 2014

Little Lone Fortress

As I was looking over the Verde Valley and Jerome, I noticed a home on the side of the mountain.  It sits on a small plot of land and surrounded by tall trees for privacy.  I thought this secluded home was interesting.

January 21, 2014

Rusty Mining History

They once pulled minerals from the Little Daisy Mine in Jerome, AZ.

January 13, 2014

January 11, 2014

A Clean Shave

1891 Barber Chair
Apacheland barn near the Superstition Mountains.

January 10, 2014

The Wells Fargo Wagon...

...is a coming down the street,
Oh, I wish, I wish, I wish, it was for me...
(Superstition Mountain Museum)

January 1, 2014