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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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

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

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Shopping spree in Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec

In the center of Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec there is a market in which they sell the embroidered clothing for which the area is so famous.  Seeing as thought I was on a mission to pick something up, the place was a dream come true.  And here is what I purchased.  It now hangs on the wall as a piece of art, which is definitely is.
And here is Doña Honorina Gomez Martinez who made these wonderful pieces.
There are a couple of blouses, a skirt, a rebozo and the sash.  The detail work is fantastic.
 Five days to make each blouse.
 With the other blouse.
I can see into the future...... another trip to this wonderful village, Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec.

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