My head is spinning.

This photo is of spun wool, that has been dyed with natural pigments drying in the sun. One of the reasons to go to Oaxaca was to learn how pigments are  produced.Learning the techniques of making the colors was fascinating… I have enough information to keep me writing for weeks…. I was able to shoot…

Kids and Koalas

After eating Mexican food for the past 12 days…. we needed to visit the burger shop last night.There were quite a few patrons.A large screen TV displayed TV adverts and the news.I noticed a small girl, she couldn’t have been more the 3 or 4. Her clothes were in rags and she was filthy. She…

Colour

We spent the time photographing and filming today…. and we have just a short time left here in Oaxaca. The main square in the city is called the Zocalo and to get there you walk down cobbled streets lined by tall colored buildings with the most interesting windows and doors… Because the Zocalo is bordered…

Inspiration from images we see to designs quilts.

Of course this image is self explanatory…It is the doors of  a cupboard on the balcony of our hotel. The block would be a 4 patch with 8 radiating pieces in each of the 4 pieces…. I probably would do it foundation Method. The colors are fabulous… and wouldn’t it look great if you made…

Oaxaca, Markets, embroidery and inspiration

It’s 3.30 pm. and I’m sitting by the pool with my computer.  I’m in the cloisters of a 16th century courtyard, surrounded by bougainvilleas and bright blue pots festooned with sunflowers. I almost hyperventilated this morning when we arrived. This place is so beautiful. Embroideries, paintings, flowers and pottery amid the courtyards and corridors of…

Walking and reasearch today

Study in Lily Is the latest slide show…. however, you can get to the others by opening this URL. Keith decided to snap me eating cooked grasshoppers…!!!!  

Being creative

I imagine  you know that some days creativity is right there at your fingertips and it flows like a river…Other days you really have to work at it. Well, maybe it was on my visit to Frida Khalo’s house that I was inspired to be creative.Her husband Diego Rivera was famous for his paintings of…

Breakfast

I’m sitting in the dining room at breakfast writing this…. There are not too many tourists, most people are formally dressed,  – in fact more like the attire we would wear for a formal dinner…. so I feel a bit of a dag in my sneakers…. Breakfast is great at the hotel  and I’ve eaten…

Whoops

Whoops I realized that I didn’t even finish the last post!!!!

A day with Frida

We had a long day yesterday, so no blog. Frida Khalo’s housewas our destiny in Coayacan. Catching the Metro on a Saturday was a breeze, but we didn’t even think of the consequences on a week day. So with our 80 cents paid for (2 return tickets) we arrived at the designated line. It was…