Fifty years ago my parents pulled up roots, left family and friends, closed a successful business in Minneapolis and moved me and my brother to Scottsdale, Arizona! That was fifty years ago and yesterday Arizona turned a hundred.
Ed Mell was the perfect choice to design the commemorative centennial stamp for Arizona. A Phoenix native, he is famous for his cubist, dramatic southwestern landscapes. A stamp collector as a child, I am sure he was thrilled by this commission. The above landscape is Mell's artistic interpretation of Sedona's Cathedral Rock.
I love it! I will have to make a visit to the post office and pick up a sheet or two of stamps.