Jerome Ghosts A Little Jig Card
Sharon Williams Eng
Photograph - Photography
This fun bench with the dancing skeletons and ghosts was sighted on a visit to Jerome, Arizona. Jerome is located on top of Cleopatra Hill between Sedona and Prescott. Founded in 1876, it was once a thriving copper and gold mining town. When gold was discovered in Jerome, miners, gamblers and bad boys of the old west flocked here and frequented the saloons and houses of "ill repute" Jerome earned a reputation as the "Wickedest Town in the West". Jerome produced over a billion dollars worth of gold, copper, silver and zinc during a period of over 70 years until the last mine closed in 1953. After a number of years of dwindling population and becoming a "ghost town," Jerome was rediscovered during the 60's and 70's by artists. The old buildings, mining sites, and stately ruins provide rich materials for a variety of art forms. As people began trickling back to Jerome, an eclectic mix of artists, craftspersons, writers and musicians have made Jerome their home. Many of the old buildings still stand and have become restaurants and hotels, as well as artist studios and shops. Many are reputed to be haunted.
In this version, I have added text, "A Little Jig Just for You," and created it as a greeting card. This is generic enough that it could be sent as a birthday or anniversary card, to celebrate someone's success - graduation, job promotion - or any reason whatsoever. My greeting cards are 5" x 7" (folded) and include white-envelopes for mailing and/or gift giving. Each card is printed on 100-pound paper stock with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. Inside has a matte white finish and can be customized with your personal message up to 500 characters.
There is also a version with no text.
I am an exhibiting artist in southwest Florida and my art has been exhibited in galleries in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina and is in collections nationwide. I create abstract photography, mixed media photo painting, acrylic mixed media, and acrylic paintings. Many would make great decorative throw pillows or shower curtains. I've even had a couple abstracts made into my personal cell phone covers. Please check out my Facebook page Doodleng Art by Sharon Eng for announcements and more information about my art.
April 26th, 2018
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