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Coloring Metal Sculptures

The Magical Works of Ricardo Breceda

There is something magical about Ricardo Breceda’s metal sculptures.
Perhaps because they evolved from his daughter’s request that her father
build a dinosaur. Not many fathers would acquiesce, but his little girl was
his princess. Breceda built the dinosaur and went on to build many more
dinosaurs, horses, and elephants.

His menagerie caught the attention of millionaire Dennis Avery who
commissioned Breceda to build 131 different metal sculptures scattered on
his property in Borrego Valley with the most dramatic creature being a
fantasy giant dragon that dives under the road and has a rattlesnake tail.

Today, Ricardo’s sculptures can be found scattered about southern
California and now inside this coloring book!

About the Author

Diana Lindsay

Diana Lindsay

Diana Lindsay is the author, co-author, or editor/researcher of over 10 books, many of which have won multiple awards. Among her books are: OUR HISTORIC DESERT: THE STORY OF ANZA-BORREGO DESERT STATE PARK; ANZA-BORREGO DESERT REGION GUIDE; ANZA-BORREGO A TO Z: PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS; MARSHAL SOUTH AND THE GHOST MOUNTAIN CHRONICLES: AN EXPERIMENT IN PRIMITIVE LIVING; RICARDO BRECEDA: ACCIDENTAL ARTIST; MARSHAL SOUTH RIDES AGAIN: HIS ANZA-BORREGO NOVELS; and COAST TO CACTUS: THE CANYONEER GUIDE TO SAN DIEGO OUTDOORS. An award-winning photographer, her images have appeared in print in several monthly publications and books. Her investigative reporting skills were developed while working at the Texas tri-state newspaper, the Amarillo GLOBE-NEWS, where she also wrote a popular hot-line column for many years. In 2001, she was named an "honorary ranger" in recognition for her three decades of volunteer work on behalf of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and in 2013, she was presented the Medallion Award, the state's highest honor for "superior achievement" in volunteer service. She is a past-president of the Anza-Borrego Foundation and a former trustee of the San Diego Natural History Museum. She currently serves as a Canyoneer for the Museum, leading free public hikes in San Diego County. Two of her books, Marshal South and the Ghost Mountain Chronicles and Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist, were named "best book of the year" by the Outdoor Writers Association of California in 2006 and 2013, respectively. She was subsequently named "best writer of the year" for OWAC in 2013.