The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Monday, November 11, 2013

Magic Carpets

I am currently in Boston taking care of the chores of autumn like cleaning the gutters and raking leaves.  Luckily, Newton has a great community composting program and those 30 bags by the curb will disappear mañana and be beautiful compost in a few months.  So that's what I've been doing for the last few days.  Finally, I can look at shots from Muertos and these brought back some nice memories.  Just a few of the rugs and carpets that were a part of the week. 
First, this large (9x6 ft) beauty by Roman Guitierrez Ruiz from Teotitlan del Valle that is hanging in an exhibition in the city at the gallery at San Pedro y San Pablo.
Or this gorgeous and delicate sand painting from inside the church in Teotitlan del Valle.
Finally, three more rugs that somehow ended up back in my house... gotta support our local artists and good friends;-)  This beauty from Sergio Ruiz.  That's his mother Emilia (the video star) and his niece, Beatriz, one of my all-time favorite kids... along with her two brothers.
 And these two from good buddy, Antonio Ruiz and his daughter, Beatriz.
 My entire house is filled with red rugs from Antonio.  I love them... and the rugs, too.

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Chelsea Welsh said...

Autumn - the season where you have lots of leaves lying on the ground, roof, and gutters. It makes cleaning a lot more of an adventure. Good thing you have nice memories and carpets to look at after the chore. By the way, I can’t blame you for loving these carpets so much. They really look lovely and how I wish I could have one.

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