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.

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2018

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.

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2018

20170910: A Mexican 2018 Calendar, one down, more coming.

So I have the image and poster of this church & while people liked it, everyone locally keeps saying put a calendar on it…

OK, fine, many hours of work. (I love my drawing tablet for work like this & having my new apartment with room to work too)

I have added a Mexican calendar to the image, dressed it up a bit too, making it more fun for me.

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I will have to see what I can do to offer this calendar for sale outside my town of San Juan de los Lagos.

Yes, this the church of the “La Senorita de San Juan de los Lagos Saint”.

However, I can mail it from here myself so I may set up my Zenfolio to accept the orders or you can place them here on this website. International mailing from here will vary in costs, but I do have the “PayPal Donation Button”, so if you want a 12 x18 inch poster sent to you worldwide, comment to me below or send me an email with you Country & mailing zip code so I can figure out the postage cost.  It currently takes somewhere around 25 days of mail travel time to send a package to the USA, so all orders will be filled and shipped with at least 30 to 40 days before arrival at your door.

Contact email: vanderhoofpeter@yahooo.com

$9.95 (US$) PLUS postage ($15 to $20+ US$$) for a 12 inch x 18 inch 2018 calendar on 80lb business card stock paper.