Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Bust

My agate-burnished papaya is no more.......and I actually really liked it.   It exploded in the firing, but happily not destroying everything else, so here's what came of the so-called sculpture class.........





 Beautiful young Perla, the daughter of a friend's housekeeper who sits for a few of us.
A decent start......

On this visit I haven't found a teacher in sculpture, drawing or painting, so I'll just continue enjoying myself and try to capture what I can.  Learning to look is the most important step anyway.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

San Miguel de Allende: Always a Fiesta

 The main plaza, the Jardin, is filled with children with bags of confetti-filled eggs, or cascarones. These are smashed on the heads of anyone who is passive (like me).




 He remained unscathed, although other pooches were not as lucky (or menacing)
 Yay.  Another wedding, with the flower and tequila-laden burrow and mariachis.


 That evening I heard such a clatter outside on the street and this was approaching ......



Thursday, February 12, 2015

Escultura at the Instituto Allende

I started my sculpture class yesterday at the Insituto. I'm working in clay that will be fired.  Then we have the option of working the same piece in marble.  I just might try it!




Just another day

A very nice way to start any day;  beautiful fresh fruit and good coffee up on the terrace.


 A visit to the market

Xoloitzcuintli puppies for sale!  (Mexican hairless, if you couldn't guess)
I want this hair
What a luxury to have ones boot's cleaned and polished expertly, and for only $1.34 US


The spectators

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Beautiful San Miguel

I spent the day getting information on art and Spanish classes and that meant walking all over town.
What a joy to immerse myself in this rich culture again.


 The Calendaria celebration is taking place at Parque Juarez.   The entire park is filled with plant vendors from all over Mexico.
 The altar.  The celebration blesses the seeds so that they may produce well to provide food for all.



 There's my shadow!
 Collapse on the daybed.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Arrival in San Miguel de Allende!



Yipee,  my flight from La Paz to Mexico City and my shuttle from there to San Miguel all went without a hitch.  I arrived at my casita just as it got dark.....here's the view from the roof.

The next morning



My street, Jesus

 The unprepossessing entry
 The downstairs living area with kitchen, half bath and a little walled garden behind it.






 The upstairs bedroom, bath and little bonus room




Monday, January 26, 2015

How the days unfold in Los Barriles


  My time in Los Barriles has evolved  into a gentle rhythm of morning coffee while watching the glorious birds followed by:

  Picking up goods at the hardware store, painting at Seddon's wonderful studio,


   
Little trips to San Jose del Cabo

The mango slushy and churro from Costco:  highly not recommended
 Buying jewelry at the beach   ( pick me a seat!)
 dinner at little local pop-ups

 Quiet day at the beach.  In the background at the far left is Flat Top, which we climbed up to


 The extraordinary and beautiful colors on Flat Top