Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mexico- A Feast for the Senses

Cynthia, Robin and I traveled to San Miguel de Allende to experience the culture, art and festivities of Mexico. We filled up each day with lots of different activities.

All across Mexico, everyone celebrates the Bicentennial of their Independence from Spain and their Revolution Centennial . The state of Guanajuato is where the Mexican Revolution started. September 16th is their Independence Day. In 2010, it's a year long fiesta. Merry Calderoni's artwork this year focuses on the soldiers of the Revolution. I took liberty with one of her paintings and sketched my own lines outside the the box.

During our stay, the city of San Miguel de Allende celebrated La Fiesta de San Miguel Arcángel- their patron saint and namesake- with parades, fireworks, and music.

The sounds of the city impressed me- bells ringing several times a day, traffic noises, water falling in fountains, birdsong, children playing and laughing, dogs barking, the drum beat, band music, mariachis singing, fireworks and loud booming bottle rockets.

The colors of the city- folk art, flowers, architecture, flags, sky, doors- plus the smells- of the bakeries, street food, restaurants, horses, plants blooming and flower bouquets

It's a rich culture full of history, tradition and wonderful people. The next few posts, I'll share more of the places that we visited.


Herm said...

WELCOME, Love it all!!!!

Butterfly Works said...

What a wonderful trip.....the memeories will live forever in your journal pages....Great job

lilylovekin said...

Welcome home, your travels and experiences sound marvelous so far I'll be waiting to see and hear more. Your journal page is so bright and colorful, reflecting your trip I assume.

GillM said...

Paula, how lovely to see a glimpse of your travel journal. San Miguel de Allende looks a wonderful place to visit and now has to be on my list of places to go...
I would love to feature your travel journal on a new site I am creating, and I also have a special invitation for you. Could you please contact me - gill(at)journalcraft.co.uk - so that I can send you the details by email?

Tory Brokenshire said...

The city looks so rich in culture and your words brought it to life. I may never get there so I really enjoy seeing it through your artist eyes.I will look forward to more.