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More Photos of Oatman AZ

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Paint By Numbers Addicted

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Hi, I am Julie and I am a paint by numbers addict. My daughter sent me on this path by giving me a duplicate painting she sent away for. There were many odd shapes, different sizes with a number inside each. In the package you get a canvas with the unpainted picture on it, a paper with the same picture and numbers just in case you paint over a number or can't read it, paints with numbers on them, a small photo of the finished picture, and three different size brushes. I would suggest a magnetifying glass to read the tiny numbers.

I decided to start in the upper right corner because being left-handed it was easier. I would do a number at a time until that area was completed. The paint dries quickly which makes it easy to continue without getting paint on yourself. The cool thing is that these numbered shapes start to become an object or person with each stroke of the brush. I love seeing how it evolves. I have done a few so far and don't see an end in sight. It is relaxing and…

Metrocenter: Now and Then

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As a teen in Phoenix in the 1970s, we had one mall that those of us who lived on the west side hung out in, Christown Mall. I did all my clothes shopping there, trying to keep up with the latest fashions. We would mall walk, looking cool and checking out the boys. Christown was one story and had all the latest shops for teens, kids and adults alike. So in 1973 we were so excited about a two-story mall opening a little north of Christown called Metrocenter. Metro was around 1,400,000 square feet and sat on 312 acres. The mall was flanked by major two-story department stores with more throughout the mall. Between the department stores on each level were smaller shops with a variety of interesting items, clothes, shoes and jewelry. It had a food court and skating rink below with an opening so you can watch people skate. Near one of the mall openings was a Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor where you can celebrate your birthday with free ice cream or share a huge boat of various ice creams wit…

Desert Dump

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No More Racing

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More Speedworld pictures.