Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Back from the Wilds of Prescott, AZ





And I don't mind telling you...I am none to happy to be back!! What a wonderful time we had visiting Prescott, AZ with our good friends Kate and Tony (Of Woodstock Party Fame) ...
The down side of enjoying ones self and relaxing to the point of being classified as a 'Wet Noodle' is that more pictures were not taken of the whole adventure!! I LOVE to take Pics ...but... I found myself being very selfish with my time and emotions... and wanting to just 'commit' the whole experience to memory rather than to print....but a few were popped and that is good (although as always a rather crappy one of me...it must be known here and now...I photograph TERRIBLE)!!! Anyway...a glorious time was had by all...we checked out many of the local activities and the wonderful Music Nightlife ....listed to jazz in a small bar in the Hassayampa Inn ( which by the way is known to be Haunted...so of course I went looking) ...unfortunately felt nothing...drat!!! We looked in Galleries, ate local fare and traveled around to various lakes to get a feel for taking our Kayaks up next time....thumbs up to that idea...we can hardly wait!
OK...I must be honest here...there was talk all weekend long of a possible pending move to this area somewhere down the road......and all agreed, even Richard who is a man who likes to stay put when he settles in!! I on the other hand have way too much Gypsy in me to settle down for any great length of time. So there is a possibility that in 1-2 years we might be moving up to this region of AZ. Our main reason for a move would be purely to feed our artistic souls....that area is just ripe with culture, local events, Art, Music , artistic projects to get involved with , shopping, beauty, and 'cooler' weather. I am afraid that where we live now is a vast wasteland of anything resembling culture and art... mainly this is a playground for the 3 'B's as I like to call it.... Boats, Babes, and Beer!!!! It is terrific for the locals interested in that and the So. Californians with partying kinda attitudes (not all Californians...just the rowdy ones) ... and I am afraid that Art has finally taken a permanent backseat to all things gas powered, loud and half naked and drunk.... Sad to say about my town...I mean, the long time locals here are wonderful and the area itself is great...but I am frankly tired of Monster Boat Extravaganzas on our main street as opposed t Art and Craft Fairs.... UGH!!
Sorry to get so locally political here in this lovely Vacation Moment...but the one thing this vaca did for me was 'open my eyes' and make me realize that I do deserve more. So with that said...we wait for the market to bounce up a bit....sell the house...and move to Prescott... not sure how long it will take...bottom line , there is a plan in place and a goal...to things I adore and that go a long way to keeping me sane and moving forward....
Even Richard seems into the idea....WHEW!!!!
So that's where I have been the last few days.... NIRVANA! Recharged, Rejuvenated, Raring to Go!!
Started working our our next commission.... Gringott's Goblin sitting at his tall desk...with tons of little goodies from ledgers to pen and quill, gallions to scale..... fun fun fun!!!
Good to be back...
now click those heals and repeat after me three times.... "It's Almost Halloween...It's Almost Halloween...It's Almost Halloween!!!!
Hugs to All
Jodi

18 comments:

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

oh that looks like heaven, what a beautiful place! Your move sounds like just the right next move for you 2, good luck with it all.
Cool, a Gringotts Goblin, what fun, cant wait to see!
Im counting down the days too, get so excited come September, not long then!! Kate and John xxxxxx

Ara said...

Sounds like a beautiful area!! Its so wonderful to have the freedom to move to a place you love! Glad you guys are back and can't wait to see that new goblin!! -ara

julie campbell said...

it sounds like you both had a great break, it looks beautiful , no wonder you would like to settle there for a while !
Look forward to seeing your new goblin, that wonderful witching season is heading our way :0) I can smell autumn in the air already !
julie xx

Patty Benedict said...

I'm Jealous!!!!!!!
LOOKS just wonderful!
NOW create some fun Halloween art!!
Bugs & Hisses
Patty

William Bezek said...

Sounds like a nice and well deserved vacation!

Designs By CK said...

Glad you had an enjoyable trip and great photos!

Have a great rest of the week.

Chris (-:

Creager Studios said...

Hi Kate and John...

Prescott really is a little slice of heaven...we really do hope to move in that area one day...I just LOVE to daydream about things, this will be fun!
HALLOWEEN...Yippppeeeeee!!!!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Ara...

Well there are good and bad points to being a gypsy...good points, you get to live where you want, bad points, no retirement fund at the end of it all!!!

Hey Thanks for setting me straight..both you and Kate said Goblin...I mistakenly called him a 'Gremlin' ...OOPS!!! My Bad!!!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Julie...

Yes...even though we live in the desert...I too can smell 'fall' in the air already....maybe it's all the 'fake fall foliage' in the stores...LOL!!! The goblin is coming along pretty good so far... fun little guy to work on

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Patty...

I really did feel I was on the edge of heaven last weekend....that is the most relaxed I have been in ages...I just don't allow myself enough of that ...

We have a couple fun pieces lined up for this Halloween...hope I get them all done...

Can't wait to see yours...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi William...

Yes indeedy it was...I just don't 'do' relax as often as I should...this was one of those rare times....

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hey there Chris...

Loved that Doggie/spider funny on your blog....wonder if I could get my Tess to wear something like that???hmmmmmm
The week has been great here...hope it has been for you as well...looking forward to my 80's weekend 'fix'

Hugs,
Jodi

Marie S said...

What a gorgeous place. Those pictures you took are wonderful, almost surreal.
Prescott is awesome and you would fit there perfectly.
Jodi I love the picture of you and Richard. I think you are beautiful.
Love and hugs.

Creager Studios said...

Bless Your Heart Marie...you just made my day!! Most days I feel like a Fat Old Hippy...but then, what the heck all I ask is that people look at me and say "Damn, there is a gal who has really 'enjoyed' her life...and it shows!!

Big Hugs
Jodi

P.S. Prescott as you know...is very magical!!!

Marie S said...

I say, "Look at that beautiful woman, her soul is in her face and shines out her eyes and radiates to the world all around her."
Anybody that doesn't see that, doesn't matter.

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr. Seuss

Tallulah~Belle said...

Beautiful photos...all of you look very happy there.

I don't know either of you but I do feel in my heart that Prescott would be a much better 'fit' for the two of you.

Where you are now is beautiful but, even in the 5 short years I've been visiting, it has changed...it seems much more commercial and noisy. And when it is Spring Break...well...we did it once by accident and that was enough.

I bet most of the kids who visit have no clue about the history behind the town...sad really.

Other than that you could fully embrace the 'new' culture and bring out your own line of "Artists Gone Wild' DVD's....OK perhaps not :-)

Creager Studios said...

Oh Marie...You make me blush!!
Bless Dr. Seuss... can you imagine what a great world it would be if everyone had a real doctor like Dr. Seuss... I do believe we would all be much more healthy!!

Hugs
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Jayne...

So right you are...Prescott is a much better fit for Richard and I...in all respects! Havasu has changed in the 8 years we have been here and not for the good as far as I am concerned and don't get me started on local politics....UGH!!

LOL...I like that 'Artists Gone Wild' ...you are describing my little group of friends to a tee!!!lol

Hugs,
Jodi