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

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Two more by Maria Jimenez Ojeda

People seemed to enjoy the music stand by Maria Jimenez, so I thought I would share two more by the Jimenez family.  As always, I let the artist decide what the want to do, no limits, no restriction.  All I ever say is, "Have fun!"  Obviously, they did. Again, the brothers are the carvers and carpenters and Maria paints.  First, with fishes and mermaids....
The two toucans on either side are classic Maria pieces.  The detail is incredible as seen in the first shot.
 The other, a mariposa, a butterfly.
She is an incredible painter... Just look at the vertical part covered with some of her signature tiny doves and roses.  What detail!
The butterfly from the front....
And the back...
What an incredible family, Maria, Alberto, Arón, Miguel, and Cándido, all of San Martin Tilcajete.  ¡Viva los Jimenez!


Bev in Ct said...

thank you Chris
what a great way to start the day....looking at these fabulous creations
love the toucans
keep 'em comin'

Christopher Stowens said...

Will do. Glad you enjoy them. I do too.