Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Feliz Cinco de Mayo

Ran and I love visiting Mexico. We went to Puerto Vallarta in 2006 and Zihuatanejo in 2008. We've brought back some wonderful Mexican art for our home and I thought today would be a great day to share. Huichol Indians in Jalisco crafted the beaded reptile figurine below. Part of the proceeds from these sales goes to the Huichol communities.

This ceramic skull was a made using the traditional Oaxaca black clay pottery methods. We have two and use them as decorative candle covers. The box next to the skull is a traditional Mexican pattern.

These little skeletons in tiny black coffins, the skeleton guitar player (at the top of this post), and lithography prints are "Day of the Dead" themed purchases from our honeymoon. Romantic, huh?

The oil painting below was done by me and is based on the popular Lucas Arts computer game, Grim Fandango.

So now that I have put you in the spirit, happy Cinco de Mayo! And happy birthday to my nephew who has the most awesome birth date ever.


  1. I think the day of the dead prints are by Mexican folk artist, Jose Guadalupe Posada (

    Grim Fandango is one of the beautifully designed video games ever made. Unfortunately, it didn't sell well enough to get a sequel despite its cult following. The design was lauded though.

  2. Feliz 5 de mayo amigos!


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