Monday, July 31, 2017

Shrine at Yarnell, Arizona and Only The Brave

Last month we had just driven out of the Prescott National Forest and were heading towards Phoenix when my eye caught something on the side of the road in Yarnell, Arizona and we stopped. It was a shrine on a sweet little stretch of a main street. I hadn't known the story of the brave firefighters called the Hotshots who desperately fought a wildfire that threatened to consume Yarnell. It was a humbling moment to see the faces of all these lost brave firefighters and their stories on a large plaque next to the shrine.   When we were there last month  workers were in the process of making a remembrance park. 
antique shop next to shrine and remembrance park
Yesterday at the movie theatre we were watching  previews and within seconds we knew this trailer was about Yarnell. I'm so glad they made a movie to honor these brave firefighters.


About the Yarnell Hill Fire
About Yarnell AZ

Mainstreet  Coffee Shop Yarnell

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Flux & Frazzle: The Art of Change


Big changes are coming and with all change there's an impact on my art practice. Given that the way I create is based on my experience of a place and what goes on around me there is no telling what direction my art will go. This aspect of change is somewhat frightening and exciting artwise. Until these changes actually happen though I waver between flux and frazzle and procrastination. 

 Meanwhile my studio is in the process of being  dismantled but FIRST I have to finish the final pieces for an upcoming exhibit in September at the Winds Cafe with my TAG (Textile Art Group).  Part of the exhibit will include felt food, this one is called "what a tart'.


Craft felt, paint, embroidery and wire

cheers and thanks for dropping by
jafabrit