Ghost Town Stage Stop
As I was growing up I spent a great deal of time in the Arizona and New Mexico desert. To be specific, I spent a lot of time in ghost towns in the desert. I couldn't get enough of the old mining towns that had been left behind when their occupants moved on after the mines played out. I hadn't realized just how much these towns had stayed in my mind till I began working on the Adams. I started out with the goal of building a ramshackle house because I was writing a series of tutorials on how to age and distress a house. As the Adams progressed, it began to develop the same personality of the abandoned houses I'd seen in so many ghost towns. By the time I reached the exterior and began working on the rusty tin roof and the landscaping, it had become a full fledged ghost town stage stop. When I was finished with the Adams, I had a moment of nostalgia and decided to look at some pictures of the ghost town that had literally been in my backyard when I was growing up. I was really surprised by what I saw!
This is a picture of one of the abandoned houses with which I was so familiar.
And this is how my Adams ended up.
Apparently those ghost towns had remained in my memory better than I thought!
Click here to take the tour of my old abandoned stage stop.