We spent Saturday with our friend Demetrio Bautista Lazo the weaver. In addition to eating too much. (Gracias, Maribel por la comida muy delicioso!) We went walking around the town of Teotitlan. That’s Demetrio showing me a tree of life rug that he’s working on. This the dome of the local church.. As was common […]
I’ve got a shiny new copy of Photoshop CS3 and have been experimenting. In Photoshop Creative Collection v3 (no link available) there’s a technique that mimics pen and ink. Something that is similar to some watercolor and ink work that I did a couple of years ago. I did the tutorial and got this effect. […]
Work on the balloon seller picture is complete. You can see a full-size digital version here. (no small version today — can’t get it to resize correctly — maybe tomorrow) The image in the gallery is a digital version that I made for Jim to use on his desktop. It mimics the effect of being printed on Arches 140 […]
These are match boxes. I buy them in Oaxaca Mexico. The actually come with matches in them. Though I have to throw them out before I try to bring the boxes home. I got these two boxes in Corazon Zapoteca in Alcala street in Oaxaca. Both are approximately 2 1⁄2 x 4 1⁄2 innhes. La Sirena is […]
We’re just back from the Gather. (Photos here.) Yesterday this fine fellow arrived from Mexico (via San Diego.) He was carved and painted by our friends Jacobo and Maria Angeles who live and work in Tilcajete, Oaxaca. You can see more of their work on their web page. (If you get a chance to stop […]
From someone else’s garden. Here in Oaxaca you can buy flowers from vendors in the Zocalo. 45 pesos gets you enough baby gardenias to fill two glasses. Heavenly.
This was my morning cappuccino from a couple of days ago. Life is sweet in Mexico.
Each time I am in Oaxaca I stop into the Casa De La Ciudad. There is always something interesting in the little sala to the right of the entrance. When I was last there (September 2008) it was the exhibition ‑Los Libres, Los Viajes, y El Tiempo (Books, Travels, and Time — roughly) The problem of how […]
Today we took a little walking tour with our host Jane and a couple of other guests. A block away from the Casa there is a little alley on the back side of the local market. It’s a good place to stop for a soda in the shade. The Virgin of Soledad is the patron […]
The first day here in Oaxaca is always a little slow. I’ve been beaten up by the airlines, the altitude change is more than 5000 ft, and there’s the necessary trips for supplies (beer.) Leading to not doing much. A brief afternoon stroll to try out the new lens was all the ambition I could muster. […]