My House On Apt Therapy

Screen shot 2013-11-25 at 3.00.10 PMFearless Family Home House Tour

Name: Cyndi Coon
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Size: 1,800 square feet
Years lived in: 13 years; owned

Cyndi’s home, a ranch-style house built in 1958, is a stunning ode to all things found, reclaimed, and vintage. It’s a home you can stare at for hours: peering into glass-fronted cases, admiring collections of ceramics, and wondering at the story behind each object. It’s about as far away from childproofed as you can get. Nevertheless, it’s home to two girls both under the age of eight.

 

Mexican Fun Finds

I headed down to Mexico over the weekend and I could not resist taking some snaps of the fun items for sale in the marketplace. I went with Rosie (my mom) and Pam (my sister) – we had a great time, ate well and laughed a little too much. Gal time is fun! We also had a chance to stop off in Yuma to eat at my favorite restaurant La Casa Gutierrez.

Stacks of wrestling masks for sale

Stacks of wrestling masks for sale

Hot pink metallic purse

Hot pink metallic purse

Painted skulls

Painted skulls

Crying donkey

Crying donkey

Scenic sink with a dead bee on the bottom

Scenic sink with a dead bee on the bottom

Fabulous floor

Fabulous floor

Huge orange metal flower

Huge orange metal flower

Jesus and friends

Jesus and friends

Candy Girl

Candy Girl

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

More Jesus and friends

More Jesus and friends

Little tiny turtles made from stones

Little tiny turtles made from stones

La Casa Gutierrez - mmmmmm . . . .

La Casa Gutierrez - mmmmmm . . . .

mural of words and images

I created a paneled mural of words and images for the  Phoenix Office of Arts and Cultures’ artSpace program. This mural was requested to provide a small bite of the activities that the POAC artSpace program offers. It will live at the Arizona Department of Education office as they are the funders of the artSpace program. POAC artSpace provides kids access to the Arts in an after-school setting. I worked with a gardening and growing theme using trees, flowers, butterflies, a wheelbarrow and seed packets. The lines of the tree trunk and branches as well as the flower stems are made by using words from poetry written by students participating in the artSpace programs.  The leaves and butterflies are created out of photos of kids in the program and images of their artwork.

Tree with "photo leaves" of program activities

Tree with "photo leaves" of program activities

Flags of program sponsors

Flags of program sponsors

Wheelbarrow with "seed packets" spilling out with names of program providers on them

Wheelbarrow with "seed packets" spilling out with names of program providers on them

Title flag

Title flag

Program name - artSpace as the sun

Program name - artSpace as the sun

Text - kids poetry as flower stems

Text - kids poetry as flower stems

Photo butterfly

Photo butterfly

Close-up of tree "photo leaves"

Close-up of tree "photo leaves"