Art, Rock, & Rock Art
Lily went to her first Rock Concert Friday night. She took her Dad to see The White Stripes. You know how Kiki loves wristbands, so she knit Lily some special White Stripes-Wear for the event.
The White Stripes have red & white peppermint swirls as a recurring theme in their look.
Kiki even made an extra wristband for fellow White Stripes fans & knitting friend, Mel, who went with us to the concert.
One of our dearest friends and fellow photographer, David Liggett (a.k.a. cute-David) is visiting. So the girls put on their hats & sunscreen and we headed for Sedona.
We started our day at the Palatki Heritage Site. Here we were inspired by lots of pictographs or rock paintings left behind by the Sinagua.
This one looked like the moon over the AZ mountains to us.
The pictographs were mostly red & white. These had turned black from smoke.
Many animals were pictured. We saw pictographs of what looked like goats, bears, snakes, turtles,
jellyfish???(not really a pictograph, just Mother Nature's version), and of course...
After Palatki we drove Red Rock Loop road where I took this picture of Cathedral Rock.
We then went down to Crescent Moon Ranch for a different view.
I know everyone who visits this place has this same picture (with or without clouds). Heck, I'm sure if you look hard enough you can find one just like it that I took before. But who cares, it is still one of the most beautiful places I've seen.
While Kiki knit in the shade, the kids played in the water, and David & I took many photos. Check David's out after he returns at www.daveliggett.com, but here are some of mine now (the instant gratification of digital & 1 hr processing).
Today we went to Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park. Not nearly as photogenic as Sedona, but located right here in Phoenix. The museum was very informative about the Hohokam and their life here in AZ.
They were very successful in trading their cotton and jewelry with other tribes. The museum credited their expansive canal system, cotton monopoly, and artistry for their success. I think it might have been that they built their village right next to the airport! The museum is worth the trip for locals. I'd recommend visiting on a cooler day if possible.
A few more knitting goodies for those of you overwhelmed by the amount of photography content in this post.
I finished this pyramid bag (triangle version) over the weekend, pattern coming soon. Just need to felt it.
Kiki dug up the yarn for her next project. It was so pretty it deserved a picture in the pre-knit stage. Stay tuned to see what she makes of this.