Wonder Valley, California, in the heart of the Mojave Desert, is a rural community of artists, musicians, and other desert dwellers. Visit the Palms Restaurant, the Glass Outhouse Gallery, and the Wonder Valley Community Center. Visit the beautiful Pinto and Bullion mountains. Minutes from Joshua Tree National Park and the Gateway to the Mojave Preserve.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Wonder Valley's own artist, Heather Johnson, is riding her motorcycle to the other end of the Americas. She's made it as far as San Pedro La Laguna, Lago De Atitlán, Guatemala.
Heather writes, "Another day has passed, brightened by total strangers.
"To pass some time I worked on piece number 9, in the central square of San Pedro La Laguna, a town built into the southern mountainside of Lago Atitlan. 5 beautiful women appeared out of the church there, all wearing densely colored colored skirts with matching hand-embroidered tops. They gathered around the center of the park, taking pictures of each other in front of a statue of a saint and his rooster - so I offered to photograph all of them together. Before long, we were all taking pictures of each other with one anothers' cell phones, admiring each others' stitch work. And suddenly I didn't feel out of place any more. — at San Pedro La Laguna, Lago De Atitlán, Guatemala."
Follow Heather's journey at: In Search of the Frightening and Beautiful