20180219: The Beloved Saint on church…

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Just a couple of new posters I am working on & going on sale later this week.

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20180203: Dia de la Candelarai poster #3 in San Juan de los Lagos, Mexico

So the Feb 2 event is over & after in some cases walking for 30 days to get here, Dia de la Candelaria is over.

Thursday night I had a good place to see the light show on the “Saint’s Church” and made this poster of it. The big center photo is of the “Saint’d Object” in side the church itself.

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Photos & graphic design by me in the ‘wee’ hours of the morning & on sale Friday afternoon.

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20180130: Mexican Aztec Calendario #2

One of the “runners” for the parking lots stopped by to look at the calendars & showed me that he also had an “Aztec necklace”.

I had given one of my Aztec #1 calendars to another one of the runner who when he passes by me raises his hand and hollers “How” to me.

Beginning closer to First Nation in my actions & beliefs, of course I return the gesture & being after the new year has begun, calendars are now advertising for me, so called him over and gave him one.

Well this guy also wanted an Aztec calendario but more “Aztec” not the other tribes so much.

Last night I did this design & while I did not get to see the runner today to see what he thinks, I did like it myself enough to get a couple printed off.

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yes, I do play as I work…

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{special note yes, I use other graphic house artwork & modify that for my needs. But thanks to all those people who created artwork I used here.}

20180128: opps, the coconut man knows where I hang my sign out!

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fresh coconut meat… one of those things I loved about all the traveling I did as a kid.

Coco-pina (coconut-pineapple) ice cream is one of my favorites from those 1960s Mexico & South Pacific Island travels, so while coco-pina ice cream is a little harder to find here, I do get to have it & a local made yogurt in ‘MANY FLAVORS’ also has coco-pina in a store I found. (Chia, mango, apple, Mixed fruits, Guava, strawberry, plus some I have not translated the names of but are good any way)

However, the other week I was out selling on the street & he passed by with “coconut water which is good, but I like the meat a little better. So he had a small bag on the cart for me to see and point at.

Few days later I passed him selling on a corner he hangs out on & bought some more. My first bag was 5 pesos, the 2nd he wanted 10 pesos. A Deal either way, 18 pesos to the dollar about 55 cents for a bag with chile & lime on it. The red plastic bottle is the chile powder (not hot just flavor safe for a 2 year old to chew on) & you can see his bag of limes next to it.

Well, not sure if he just likes to chat to the ceviche vendor on the corner or the local corner store for the limes, but yeah. I walked over to the ceviche cart & got a bag of coco, teasing him on is  it 5 or 10 pesos? yes 10 pesos is quite regular price. 15 pesos for a coconut water in a plastic bag & straw which a lot of people buy….

So now he will check to see if I want some as he passes by… (good thing coconut is not fattening). Yes, a lot of food carts go past daily and walking around is dangerous with all the different food vendor carts & stands/stalls.

Since I had my camera in hand, it was a shot to take!

Using the machete to chop off the hard shell, then a smaller knife to cut about half a coconut up in the bag. Squeeze a lime after pouring in some chile powder … yummm!

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20180128: Dia de la Candelaria poster #2

And the 2nd one with more of the Sacred Object in focus…

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Any way, I am having fun & building business finally here in town. This poster will be for sale the next time I am selling on the street. Today I got rained on and it was lunch time, so I picked up the new posters.

I Am considering going back out if the rain stops. Just light sprinkles when I came back a little bit a go.

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20180127: Dia de Candelaria in San Juan de los Lagos poster #1

Well, the pilgrims are coming so yep, time to design new posters.

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yes, I did go inside to photograph the “religious object”.

Then got out quickly.

Seeing homeless, cripples, people on their knees, people coming in to pray for help in rags while the church brags of all the wealth that they are with all the gold…

Sorry folks, I have Revelations 2:17 so personally I know the “Gods” are not pleased by such things.

But 1000s of years of the churches (yes all churches of all religions) of this kind of practice, I am not going to even try to change them now, sure way to get killed by someone somewhere.

Some of these people will be walking for 2 or 3 weeks before getting here.

Based on the number of bandaged knees & ankles so far seen, their walk is a long hard one, let them enjoy their visions & miracles where possible.

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