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In the Meme Time: Temporary

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In the Meme Time: Temporary

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From the Creator’s Heart #103

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From the Creator’s Heart #103

Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate (Psalm 127:4-5 NIV).

Walk in the Art District

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Walk in the Art District

On Tuesday nights, on my way home from folk dancing at the Irish Cultural Center, I pass through part of the Phoenix art scene called Roosevelt Row. Many of the buildings have murals painted on them, and I longed to see what they look like in the daylight, so several weeks ago I took a field trip. I’ve already posted photos of the Irish Cultural Center and the nearby Trinity Cathedral.

But let’s back up a little. I took some pictures in front of the quirky FOUND:RE Hotel on Central Avenue next to the Irish Cultural Center:

 

On the corner of Roosevelt and Central stands this monument:

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I realized I’d left my water bottle in the car when I boarded the light rail, so I stopped at a doughnut shop for an iced green tea.

Here’s what the building looks like from the side:

 

Pretty flowers, right? Lots of nice plantings in Phoenix.

A little further on is a restaurant called Carly’s Bistro, which I like because my oldest daughter’s name is Carly. The walls all around are covered with murals.

 

Did I mention murals are common on Roosevelt Row?

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This mural appears on the fellowship hall of the church below.

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The Stella Artois people set up an “Art of the Chalice” event.

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Pretty tour bus:

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The back of an Art Gallery called First Studio:

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Characters from a local children’s television show that ran from 1954 to 1989, Wallace and Ladmo. My daughter Carly attended a taping, but did not score a coveted Ladmo bag.

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This historic post office now “belongs” to Arizona State University.

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I barely scratched the art district. I’ll have to go back and take more photos. Next time, maybe I’ll visit some of the galleries.

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In the Meme Time: Critics

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In the Meme Time: Critics

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In the Meme Time: Listen

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In the Meme Time: Listen

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Video of the Night: The ICAD Challenge Starts Tomorrow!

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Video of the Night: The ICAD Challenge Starts Tomorrow!

I took the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge last year and will be doing it again! If you ever felt you should be creating art but were too intimidated by the immensity of the idea to begin, this challenge is a great way to start. Everyone, no matter how busy, can make a piece of art 3″ x 5″ or 4″ x 6″ in a day. You might even already have some index cards in your desk…

Would you like to see some of my ICAD projects from last year?

Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix

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Trinity  Cathedral, Phoenix

Near the center of Phoenix, at the border of the art district, Trinity Cathedral rises like an  oasis.

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Situated around a central courtyard, the buildings enclose a labyrinth and a sculpture garden recalling Christ’s passion and the saints. Conveniently placed benches allow visitors a place to pray and reflect in peaceful surroundings. The current sanctuary opened for worship on Christmas Day, 1920.

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Another building bears a plaque which reads Bishop Atwood House Erected 1930.

A beautiful leaded glass door serves as the portal into the cathedral.

In the Meme Time: Hang On

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In the Meme Time: Hang On

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Tuesdays of Texture

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Tuesdays of Texture

My offering for today’s Tuesdays of Texture challenge:

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TUESDAYS OF TEXTURE | WEEK 14 OF 2017

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My offerings for Narami’s Tuesdays of Texture challenge:IMG_0084IMG_0090IMG_0095

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