Funky, yet traditional Canyon Road is home to dozens of art galleries and shops with lots of Native American jewelry, cowboy clothes and ceramics. There’s so much that’s beautiful, but everything I saw was pricy. I’ve gotten accustomed to buying crafts in Asia and I can get something lovely for $40 so it’s hard to buy something comparable here for $200. Yet I realize the artists here need to earn more to support themselves. At the same time, if supporting oneself means living a block away from Canyon Road where I parked and saw a tiny house on the market for $750K well, I’m not as sympathetic any more.
Still it’s fun to browse the shops, though I wish I could take some photos. I don’t because it’d be rude and the owners would probably get miffed as the clerk did when I got the cowboy boots shot last week, but that I couldn’t resist. It was one of those Dorothy Day, “I prefer to ask forgiveness, than ask permission” moments.