Saturday, July 30, 2011
Mariposas San Miguel...."Butterflies symbolize change and transformation, universal metaphor for breaking the cycle. These colorful product are handmade by indigenous women from villages around San Miguel de Allende, providing them with better living conditions, education and support for themselves and their families. The butterfly was chosen to honor the Mirabal Sisters, code name 'Mariposas' whose assassination in 1960 led to the movement observed today as International Day to End Violence Against Women. Your purchase helps these artesanas, and in fact, helps each one of us as we stand together for non-violence." www.mariposassanmiguel.com
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I studied a real peeling wall here in San Miguel and used that as a model for the last change.
Previously, I would have just painted over it, but there was something about this painting that kept me coming back.
What are your thoughts?
|the peeling wall , and some color changes- I think it is a lot better.|
Sunday, July 17, 2011
|"Coming Together" 24" x 24"|
|Power and Movement, 23 1/2" x 24"|
I finished these paintings before I went to Ashland, but I didn't have time to photograph them.
I need help with the titles. Suggestions are welcome
Friday, July 15, 2011
|Ahanu and me|
|Ahanu, Renee and me|
Unfortunately, the second day I was there I came down with a nasty head cold that I am sure that I picked up on the plane to the U.S. The poor man seated next to me "shared" his germs through his sneezes and runny nose.
I couldn't have been in a better place, if I had to get sick, because I was in a loving environment and treated by my daughter, Renee and her husband, Makaala. They both are healers. I had tinctures and essences to move the symptoms rapidly through me. I did sympathize with the people who had to sit next to me on the planes and bus coming home yesterday. My cough persistent cough was annoying.
|A bit of the beauty of Ashland OR.|
|A healing walk in the woods|
|A bubbling stream|
|This looks mystical to me|
|Hmm. A stairway to a tree?|
|Daisys are a favorite flower of mine. Such simple, strong beauty.|
|The welcome at the door.|
|Dew drops on a spider web. This may be an inspiration for a painting.|
|Renee and Makaala|
|Renee and me|
Sunday, July 3, 2011
The international juried show, Peace Now, opened in Mineral de Pozos, yesterday. Two of my paintings, the Buddha and the Dove are part of that show and the rest of the paintings are in a separate room of just my work.