Saturday, July 30, 2011






I left the studio for a few hours this morning to volunteer at an art and craft fair to help my friend Lena Bartula sell the beautiful Mariposas products.  Lena is a professional artist. She started this work, putting aside her brushes to devote more time to helping women in the country. Note my butterfly wings.



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