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Sunday in Arizona

Below you will find a FUN Video technique using our fabulous product - Faber Castell Gelatos.   

BUT first - I like to keep people connected with our little spot on the map.
In Arizona Hunting camels is prohibited.    It does make sense because at one time Camels were shipped to AZ for soldiers use in the desert.  There is monument between PHX & Yuma to the Camels and their caretaker "Hi Jolly"*.


I know that's fascinating and all, but truth be told..... 
YOU really want to see more about ART!



Why did I tell you this?   I want to inspire you to draw, paint or collage a Camel.  Not any Camel but one that is Sophisticated or Silly or Sensuous.....share your creations on our Facebook page!




*Jefferson Davis,  secretary of war in 1856, believed that camels would solve the U.S. Army's supply problems in the western US.  The animals could carry more than mules and would require fewer resources. So, he brought several dozen of the animals over from Egypt and Turkey, along with a number of camel drivers.
Among the drivers arriving in the U.S. was a man named Haiji Ali, nicknamed Hi Jolly by those he worked with, either out of jest or simply because they couldn't figure out how to spell or pronounce his name correctly. He and the camels helped establish a reliable wagon route west. Hi Jolly tended to the beasts on the trail and acted as mobile camel expert.


Learn a bit more about Gelatos - so much fun with dirty fingers!




ENJOY!!!!


HERE'S TO A GREAT WEEK!
Jean and the Team!



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