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By Ted Grussing

… we all make many choices each day and then we act on those choices and live with the consequences … some choices are obviously more consequential than others … over the weekend I chose to accompany my friend Eric on early morning shoots, Saturday and Sunday, to get Blue Birds, both Mountain and Western. The Mountain Blue Bird is a beautiful turquoise blue while the Western Blue Bird is very much a royal blue. The consequence? Give me a camera that shoots fast, lots of targets and I shoot a lot of photos … close to 6,000 images over the two day span and now I have to go through them and find a way to send all but a couple of hundred to the bit bucket and that takes hours. So far the deletion rate is only about 7 out of every 10 … yikes! I’ve only gone through around 600 so lots of work to do.


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Meeting The Muse ~ From Truth to Art

Monday, February 12th, 2018

By Melanie Lee
Author, “A Year In Sedona~Meeting The Muse At Wisdom’s Edge”

(February 12, 2018)


For all of us on the road to wisdom’s edge, there comes a moment when a crossroad is encountered. The question of how best to proceed arises, as we start to transform a disjointed, messy life colored by jumbled up, mindless and recycled past experiences, into something new, beautiful and different? An innovative abstract art experience called “A Beautiful Mess” turned out to be the answer for me and my husband Louis when we moved to Sedona. 

Initially I’d fretted mightily about the decision to jump into a life focused on creativity after reaching sixty, worried that all my artistic juices might have dried up along the way and I’d somehow  lost my chance to meet the muse again. But then I found a two-day  art workshop that would reveal how one might wrestle a chaotic cacophony of shape, line, space, texture and color – ‘a beautiful mess’ – into some kind of transcendent new order reflecting the subtext buried in one’s soul. Hmmmmm.

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logo_leagueofwomenvotersSedona AZ (February 12, 2018) – The February Voter Education Program of the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley will be a “Tale of Two Monuments: Bears Ears and Grand Canyon” presented by Roger Clark, Grand Canyon Program Director, Grand Canyon Trust.  The program will take place on Monday, February 26, 12:30-2PM, Room 34, at Yavapai College, 4215 Arts Village Dr., in Sedona. The program is a partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and is free and open to the public. Read More→

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