Monday, July 30, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
I went to an art exhibit yesterday that combined powerful encaustic paintings, done by a friend of mine and ceramics created by a married couple with the combined name of DaNisha. I fell in love with this lion and bought it as a pre-birthday present for myself.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
|"I will never forget you"|
|"Street Musician in Oxaca"|
|"Flower Seller in Bernal"|
|"The New Car"|
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The show inside was was a marvel of early German expressionist art. I love seeing the crowds of art lovers in Mexico, all carefully studying the work and reading the history.
I did not take photos inside the exhibits, but you can see an interior shot showing the three flours and a bit of the murals on the second floor.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
|Mural outside of the market.|
|Interesting rose arrangements|
|Where there are Mexicans, there is corn|
|And more corn, chiles and lime.|
I got the urge to get out of town Thursday and decided to go get a city fix in Mexico City. It was a quick and easy decision since bus travel is luxurious and I get half price because I am a "retired" person. that also allows me free entrance into the museums. I researched on line the happenings for the weekend and was thrilled to find that a festival of flowers was opening on the day of my arrival in San Angel, one of the many zones of the city. After a long taxi ride, because of the stop and go traffic, I was dropped off at the park with the white tents. It didn't take long to discover that the displays would not be ready until the next day.
It was a bit of a disappointment, but the next day, I went to the huge wholesale market in the city to see miles of flowers and arrangements.
It is not often that flowers can be mistaken for stuffed animals. I walked the market for an hour and still did not see everything. Who needed the festival of flowers? Here was a ocean of flowers to experience and it happens every week. The quality of the photos is poor because I used my iPod camera, but you can get the idea.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
|15 minute pose, charcoal pencil|
|15 minutes - charcoal pencil|
|15 minutes charcoal pencil.|
|I started drawing in ink. That way I couldn't get too picky with the quick sketches|
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
|Angel with his mother and father after the service|
A couple of hours later, I attended the fiesta to honor Ángel. I experienced a warm, embracing welcome that will remain as a beautiful memory.
Still working on formatting my book for Kindle. It has been 2 weeks now. It is not easy.
|Lupita and me|
|Ángel waiting for his mother to cut the cake.|
|The entrance to the fiesta was intimating. This aunt chose to inch her way down.|
|These couple of tables comprised about 1/3 of the family gathered.|
|A toast with candy|
|dishing out the jello drink to go with the cake|
|I was one of the early arrivals and when I asked about a baby in his mother's arms, she handed him to me - to share the love. He was 23 days old. In Mexico, newborns are not secluded, but passed around to be kissed and loved.|