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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Tripbase Blog Awards 2009

Tripbase Blog Awards 2009

Archive for the ‘Arts in Mexico’ Category

Nov. 20, 2006 — I didn’t realize it at the time I bought this triptych, but it is painted by the same man who did the photos in the book on Colima pottery dogs: Alejandro Rangel Hidalgo. This was in the same shop in Colima where I got the book and pottery, and the owners […]

Nov. 12, 2006 –The other day, some friends were going to the city of Colima overnight on business and I went along. It’s about a two-and-a-half hour trip, mostly on good toll roads. We dropped a lot in elevation, as Colima is at about 2,000 feet, compared to the 5,000 here by Lake Chapala. Only […]

Nov. 30, 2006 —  Recently the fifth annual Maestros del Art fair took place. This is a wonderful event, put on by a non-profit organization with a large group of volunteers, for the purpose of keeping Mexican folk art alive. Many traditional techniques are at risk of dying out as people seek work in the […]

November 2006 — This cheery cross caught my eye, on a table full of unique crosses and other folk art at an art show, the annual Feria del Arte which brings craftspeople from all over Mexico to the Lake Chapala area. “It’s so happy!” I said in Spanish, with some surprise, to the young woman […]

Nov. 16, 2006 –While in Colima recently, I bought a large art book called Perros en las Tumbas de Colima. With text by several writers, all in Spanish, English, and French, and a selection of photos of the dogs, it’s quite nicely done, published by the University of Colima Press in 1998. I don’t know […]

October 5, 2006 — Last Saturday, Kelly and I and some friends drove from our home near Lake Chapala into the greater Guadalajara area, to the city of Tonala (population about half a million) on the southeastern edge of the urban area. We were on a mission: dishes. Tonala is famous throughout Mexico and beyond […]

June 29, 2005 — Yesterday I met Judy Hopen of St. Louis. We got to talking about Mexico, and she asked if we had ever been to the surreal Las Pozas of Edward James. I said yes. (See my blog entry entry by clicking on the link.) Kelly and I had also walked over to […]

March 26, 2005 —  Kelly and I have earned our living in part from the ideas of an out-of-print book called The Incredible Secret Money Machine, in that we created books and videos that we could sell copies of while we were on to new projects.You don’t need the book; the concept is simply to […]

January 2005 –My husband Kelly just did an interesting blog entry on Mexican architecture, with several photos. It’s on a new blog he started at his site, greenhomebuilding.com He has put more images relating to Mexican architecture at: http://flickr.com/photos/kellyhart/sets/ Kelly devotes much of his time to exploring ways that architecture can provide better insulation and […]

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