Calle 16 Flourishes

So, I was back at the huge mural project, Calle 16, the other day. I have written about it several times (1, 2, 3). Lots of new stuff there now. Calle 16 is not technically in the area referred to as “Downtown Phoenix,” where the majority of the other murals I have photographed are located. However, it’s only a couple miles away and many of the same muralists are active in both areas.

This is the building right next to the one below; you can see it on the left side of the above photo.

You can see that the building next to this now has the mural below as well as one on the side of the building.

This is actually the back of a new gallery called Por Vida, owned by muralists/artists Lalo Cota, Pablo Luna, and Thomas Breeze Marcus. I most recently wrote about Lalo here and I have mentioned all of them in the past. This is Angel Diaz’s work below.

You can see Lalo’s unmistakable style here.

Around the corner of the building, once again, Lalo is evident but this wall was also painted by El Mac, Kaper, and Fyce. El Mac is from Phoenix but has now become an international muralist/artist and I’ve written about him many times, too, including here.

This is the part done by El Mac last December when he was visiting Phoenix. He is now based in L.A., but travels all over the world doing commissioned art.

And here is the front of the building where the entrance to Por Vida is.

Just about a block south of this area, also on 16th Street (Calle 16), another large mural was just recently painted and I’ll show you some photos of it in a few days. Plus, there have been several new murals done in downtown Phoenix in just the last couple of weeks so I will probably get some shots of those this coming weekend.

Update: This post was Freshly Pressed on 3.28.12. Thank you, WordPress! This was my second FP. The first one is here.


I ♥ WordPress

This is purple sage in our neighbors’ yard.

On Monday I made Freshly Pressed on WordPress! As Explored is to Flickr, Freshly Pressed is to WordPress. It was very exciting and my stats shot way up for 2 days and now they’re back to normal.

The post they chose was over a month old and was from our Sedona day trip so I don’t know how that became the one they picked. But it was fun and I appreciate it.

And, from that trip, here is a stereograph (or wiggle 3D) to celebrate.


And More Red

I found this old postcard of Cathedral Rock while we were in Sedona last week so I scanned it. Okay, not really, but you probably knew that. It’s another of my old postcard creations, using texture and rounded edges, that I find so entertaining. Okay, here are a few more Sedona pics. I have the feeling that they sort of all look the same to any viewer after awhile so, after this post, I’ll take a little Sedona break before I post any more.

This is Courthouse Butte below.

Can you see the Eagle Rock above? Here it is, closer, naturally-occurring:

The clouds did cooperate that day.

See the rock formations on the right-hand side of the above photo?

Here they are, in the middle, a little larger. And here they are, below, closer-up.

The two large ones, together, are called the Two Sisters. The one to the left of those is Madonna and Child.

I could never get tired of looking at all of the red rocks…I think. But you might be so we will revisit Sedona a little later.

Well, okay, one more…

Update: This post was Freshly Pressed on 9.26.11! Thank you, WordPress.