The first day of our trip led us through Flagstaff AZ with the beautiful juniper and pine forests, past Sunset Crater, Wupatki National Monument, and Navajo National Monument. We stopped at those three places on the way home. The Little Colorado River has a dramatic bridge alongside the road where we climbed around on rocks to look down into the river. I started looking at the dry river bed with the idea of making texture plates for jewelry. This one would be great to imbed in wet clay.
Spaces were vast and sometimes the placement of the advertising made me smile!
It became apparent that this trip was going to be about rocks, colors, textures and formations as we drove to Mexican Hat. There is no doubt why the town was named after the Mexican sombrero. The balanced rock makes a great landmark!
|Color and Shape|
|Look at the smaller formations within the larger mountain|