A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!


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Archive for the ‘Arts in Mexico’ Category

Here’s a charming print I  just came across… Arturo Garcia Bustos’s Murals Adorn the Walls of the Presidential Palace, Oaxaca, Mexico Photographic Print Gordon, Russell Buy at AllPosters.com Framed Mounted

Dec. 10, 2007 – Before Ken Edwards returned to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, which is now his home base, he and Joel Godinez came out to our place for lunch and lots of talk about websites, blogs, pottery, and such. This went on in a lively mix of English and Spanish, with Ken’s, Joel’s, and my […]

Last week, we went to Tonala to meet Ken Edwards, famous for the stoneware pottery that his various businesses have created here in Mexico for many decades. At first, Kelly and I heard the story of how Ken Edwards got started in stoneware in Mexico — the link takes you to that blog post, with […]

Nov 28, 2007 — I have long known of Ken Edwards’ famous pottery, produced in Tonala, near Guadalajara. On a long trip we took all over Mexico in 1979, we visited his factory and I bought a mug which was my favorite for a long time, even after I dropped it and it lost its […]

Nov 26, 2007 — Every year in mid-November, through a tremendous amount of hard work on the part of both foreigners and Mexicans, a wonderful arts and crafts fair takes place for three days. This year the Feria del Arte was in the lovely Chapala Yacht Club, and you can see a boat on the […]

July 10, 2007 — Mexican handicrafts are so incredibly diverse and rich. They also provide much-needed income to many people, often being made by women in their homes. These corn husk dolls, and the baskets behind them, were being sold in a coop of such women in a nearby town, near Lake Chapala. This lower […]

March 12, 2007 — While my sister-in-law Molly was here, she and I joined a group of other foreign women in a drive to San Juan Evangelista, a village that is between here and Guadalajara. It took a while to get there, going via Jocotepec. We went partly to see the art of Martin Ibarra, […]

Jan 21, 2007 — Recently I was part of a group of women who went to visit a pottery factory not far from Lake Chapala .The huge kiln was impressive! You don’t see its top in this picture but it went up a good bit further; the steps on the left give the scale. It […]

Dec. 13, 2006 — These four shrines to the Virgin of Guadalupe are all within a few blocks of each other, San Juan Cosala. We’ve seen dozens of them in front of homes, each one carefully created and tended. Our Lady of Guadalupe is much loved here.

Dec. 4, 2006 — The first table at the Maestros del Arte fair that I knew I would have to come back to  was that of the Bordados Santa Cruz, from the state of Michoacán, near Lake Patzcuaro. Their whimsical designs captivated me. So eventually I came back and after mulling over a variety of […]

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