Thursday, April 30, 2009
The scale of the exhibit was as impressive as each component. Pieces were strategically placed throughout the gardens. The effect went beyond whimsical fun to a level of artistry rarely seen. Dale Chihuly is one of the greats of our times. It is easy to see why his work has mass appeal.
As amazing as Chihuly’s work is, it pales next to nature itself. I saw an artichoke in full bloom, and that was the best art of the day. Nothing tops the beauty of nature, but Chihuly proved himself a maestro at enhancing it.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Thanks to everyone for making the Dusty Boots Benefit this past weekend a success. The show was held in north Phoenix to benefit Dusty Boots Riding Therapy, a Phoenix based non-profit.
“Dusty hands, dusty faces, dusty grins, dusty boots …
there’s magic in the dust … come take a ride”
Why Riding Therapy?
A horse’s rhythmic movements helps strengthen the rider’s “whole self”, which results in improved balance and posture. Motor skills, hand/eye coordination and interactive abilities improve; in addition, there is a sense of empowerment and independence along with a higher degree of self esteem.
The use of horses has gained increased interest in the world of psychotherapy. Those who are familiar with horses have always acknowledged their power to influence people in amazing ways. Horses have the ability to mirror what the human body language tells them. Accomplishing a task involving a horse increases confidence and provides wonderful metaphors when dealing with other challenging situations in life.
What does Dusty Boots offer?
- Therapeutic Riding Programs
- Equine Assisted Therapy
- Riding Lessons
- Team Building Sessions
- Special Olympics Involvement
- Scout Badge Certification
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 03, 2009
One of Arizona's great wonders is Meteor Crater between Flagstaff and Winslow. This is a 1941 illustration of the first confirmed meteorite impact site on the planet. This hole in the ground is a powerful testament to what happens when a rock from space collides with the earth.
We will be offering a limited supply of Arizona's Canyon Diablo meteorites at the Dusty Boots Benefit. As well as other gems from space--rocks that are as old and older than the earth itself!