In December of 2019, we launched a watercolor map of Downtown Gilbert and I dreamed of creating another with the incomparable Danae Blackburn. Yesterday, we launched a Scottsdale map and oh my goodness, look how dreamy!
You’ll see Earl’s Market, The Mission, Cavalliere’s Blacksmith shop, The Cowboy sign, Frontier Town, The Sugar Bowl, Scottsdale’s first Post Office, The Little Red School House, and Camelback Mountain. You’ll also notice little details we added like the iconic street lamps, The Yearlings sculpture, and the fountain outside of Grimaldi’s.
Each print also comes with an insert that gives a little history on each icon. For example, did you know The Sugar Bowl opened on Christmas Eve? Or that The Mission used over 14,000 adobe bricks that were created by hand right on site?
|Denise Karis is an Arizona photographer who enjoys musicals, Doctor Who and breakfast burritos. IG @denisekaris|
Hey. Do you mind if I tell you a story? One you might not have heard. All the elements in your body were forged many many millions of years ago in the heart of a faraway star that exploded and died. That explosion scattered those elements across the desolations of deep space. After so, so many millions of years, these elements came together to form new stars and new planets. And on and on it went. The elements came together and burst apart, forming shoes and ships and sealing wax and cabbages and kings. Until, eventually, they came together to make you. You are unique in the universe. There is only one of you. And there will never be another.