|Cathedral de Barichara|
|This fellow is selling all he can carry.|
I love the bright colors in the serape.
An acquaintance, Patty, someone I met while taking art lessons from Shayo, has a wonderfully calm and very large yellow Labrador called Lucas. On most days, it is likely you will see Patty, her mother and Lucas there. It is one of his favorite outings to be allowed off leash to wander around the city's central park smelling all the 'messages' left by friends - the somewhat mangy black and tan mix, the tiny tawny terrier, and the aggressive Chihuahua-Pinscher mix to name a few - and then, after checking almost all of the trees, he comes and collapses underneath the bench where Patty is sitting. I think Lucas is smiling most of the time; it certainly seems so in this photo. Whatever the stories are, he doesn't seem to find anything upsetting.
|Lucas - front and center|
|Lucas - tucked under the bench|
|Looks good enough to eat, don't you think?|
|About 100 children with parents, older siblings or grandparents (or all of|
them!) arrived at the Parque Cemetario to do some painting. (Note to E:
Two of the four girls sitting at the first table are the twins who said hi!)
|This is "Ventana" (2010) taken from my view in La Loma.|
It didn't take me long to realize that I had forgotten to go to the art exhibition in the Casa di Cultura so I headed there next. It is a display of art by local artists, of which I am happily considered to be one. And there in a corner was my canvas "Ventana" (window) hanging for all to see along with some of my classmates' work. This makes exhibition #2 for this painting - and me - so I feel as if I can truly say, when asked, "What do you do?" that "I am a painter, an artist."
|Kids were asked to wear hats and were given the horse and|
the 'ruana' (shawl). A nice memory for some to have.
|Pedro (#21) looks like he's frustrated at this point. It was|
getting dark, and the concept was not coming together.
|The daughter of one of the adults|
working on the float got right in the
middle of it and helped a lot!
Got the call to come and help with the float and at first I wondered how much good I could do, but I went along and did a few things. Then the Organizer decided to change things and everything I had done was really wasted, except the learning experience.
|Serenading some of the Queen candidates at Feria XXXV in Barichara.|
(NOTE: I wanted to post this last night, but because everyone was using their cellphones, there was no bandwidth for my modem to operate... sorry for the delay.)