January 2014 - Mazatlan Mexico
On the first Friday of every month the artists around the Plazuela Machado open their workshops and galleries to the public from 4-8.
The four of us met up with some friends at 6PM and as our friends were knowledgeable about the locations we wandered with them. Check out their blog here.
We saw some wonderful pieces of art.
Loved this revolving statue.
In most regions of Mexico November 1 is to honor children and infants, whereas deceased adults are honored on November 2. This is indicated by generally referring to November 1 mainly as Día de los Inocentes ("Day of the Innocents") but also as Día de los Angelitos ("Day of the Little Angels") and November 2 as Día de los Muertos or Día de los Difuntos ("Day of the Dead").
Some people believe possessing Day of the Dead items can bring good luck. Many people get tattoos or have dolls of the dead to carry with them.
One of these dolls might have my name on it when we return in February. Which kind should I buy?
Photo courtesy of D
Hi Jackie , hope you are having a fab time. I love the Art but not the dolls , I think my grandchildren would be too scared of them. They are a tiny bit creepy. Have fun. xReplyDelete
I used to think they were creepy but the more I read and see them, I can appreciate them more.Delete
Hello from the other Jackie in this weekly group of blogging buddies! I loved the photos as they brought back memories of times we've been lucky enough to be in Mexico in early November! Happy New Year to you both!!!ReplyDelete
Mexico is always amazing!Delete
Buy that magnificent ceramic wall art...now try to take that back home in your suitcase :)ReplyDelete
I know...I do remember the times when you could take anything on board with you!Delete
LOVE the dolls. I brought paper dolls like that back from Mexico but they were lossed somehow. so sad!ReplyDelete
Gosh, I should start a collection of dolls, they are wonderful. We don't have this custom in Australia. What Fun. I love the clay girl.ReplyDelete
Oh they are amazing - spooky but interesting. Agree, I probably wouldn't give them to young children in a hurry, but how interesting :)ReplyDelete