From top to bottom: "Mare Island Hoop Dance, California","Sage Grouse Flame Spirals, Utah", "Hawk Over Coalmine, Arizona", "Joy Spot Rock, Coalmine Canyon, Arizona", "The Ghost In The Distance, Coalmine Canyon, Arizona", "Kingman Wash Bridge, Arizona/Nevada State Line", "Abandoned Condos Behind The Venetian, Las Vegas, Nevada", "Nothing, Arizona". All images (c) 2014 Stu Jenks.
And feel free to message me on the StuBlog or on Facebook with your favorites. Not all images you'll see up here, in the coming weeks, will be in the show. Not by a long short. Financial limitations (framing, printing, etc) and space concerns (Wee Gallery is a wee little place) will dictate what's in the show. So if you like something, tell me. It will influence what I print and frame.
Folly: a building in the form of a castle, temple, etc, built to satisfy a fancy or conceit, often of an eccentric kind. (Collins English Dictionary)
Legend has it, that the folly atop The Biscuit of the Mustang Mountains was built by an eccentric/mentally ill/unemployable son of a wealthy rancher. “He takes care of The Biscuit,” my source said to me long ago. “It’s his job.” It’s been seven years since I’ve hiked to the top of The Biscuit. Many of the cairns marking the crude trail up have fallen down. (I repaired them as I climbed.) The trail is now hard to follow. The folly at the top is still in fine shape but I can’t help but wonder where the crazy son of the rancher is, perhaps living in a nursing home or just dead. I guess I’ll never know.
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The book is done. I just need the money to design it, print it and distribute it.
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Thanks for whatever you can contribute. I know times are tough, but I believe you will enjoy reading book two of my Step Zero series. It's better than the first book, if I do say so myself.
"It better be," says the angel ghost off to my left. "You don't write everyday to get worse at it, do you?"
No. I don't.
Love, light and luck,
P.S. Update from 4/26/2014: I've raised over $800 as of this morning. Thanks so much. And since I've past a minimum amount, I will receive all the money given to pubslush.com. Fantastic. And the book will be published even if I have to put it on my credit card. I just don't want to do that obviously. Thanks again for giving and have a great week.