We started with pouring rain today and decided to make the best of it! Most of the things I wanted to do were outside.. and pouring rain is just not what I wanted today! After a late breakfast and stop at the store for some supplies we headed out to a place I saw on trip advisor. They said the studio did bronze castings and it was open to the public..
just as we pulled up to it the sun came out.. and I believe the angels sang at 10:30am..
What we found was Paolo Soleri's studio and home. As soon as we walked in I knew this was different. I asked the lady in shop to explain it to me. He is an Italian architect. He established Arcosanti and the educational Cosanti Foundation. Soleri is a lecturer in the College of Architecture at Arizona State University.
click here to learn more http://www.arcosanti.org/
This place was AMAZING.. a lot of it open to the public.. with winding trails through the studio area, much of it open air. There were not pouring bronze today since it had rained, so we only got a glimpse of that operation.
I love seeing what creative people do. The wind chimes sold from $50.00 to $20,000.. uh yeah... The shipping department said that chime cost the same as a really nice motorcycle... or sewing machine.. wink!
We headed into Old Town Scottsdale which was PACKED with
A preseaon game started at 1:00... whew!
plus I LOVE this sign.. that's me alright!
Next stop was lunch and a nice long visit with my good friend Sarah Vedeler!! She has a studio in Scottsdale. You can see more photos as 3 posts she did HERE
I am trying to convince her to make a pattern of that quilt on the wall.. it's so cool!
We had lunch in a super awesome place called "Acadia Farms Cafe".. they even had food for the man (hey.. it's really a girl place.. wink!)
Tomorrow I teach Wild and Free and hope to finally hit a quilt shop after class!