Friday, January 02, 2009
These ten bookmarkers were painted while I was in Puerto Rico, and two look like mini landscapes. I couldn't forget to paint some coconut palm trees, too or it wouldn't be the Caribbean. Then I wanted to put some big flowers, but how do you do this on a tiny narrow bookmarker? Well I split them in half. They say our brains will complete the image in our minds. Finally, I always enjoy splashing colors and one looks like a nebula and the other like flowers. You can find these at the link on the right for Etsy.com
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Los balcones del Viejo San Juan or Old San Juan's balconies are famously beautiful and on my last trip I could not help myself and took tons of pictures of these diverse and multifacted structures. Some are small while others are long, some are curved which some are rectangular. Many are made of wood while others are made with iron rods. Some are sedate while some are bright. Some look over quiet streets while others witness the hustle and bustle of shoppers. There are some for every taste and desire, and I am so glad I got to see them again.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Naranjito, literally means little orange, and that was where I was at on Saturday. Not eating oranges, but rather visiting my brother Hector. Unfortunately his picture with Mom did not come out too well so I will not risk getting a lawsuit for misrepresenting him in public. But his back yard, now that is another thing. Its the family heirloom. That little piece of land, represents what I so love about Naranjito. The hills full of palm trees, mangos, and plantains; and I caught them all in one picture! No it is more than that. Its the years of coming to this little piece of land to gather with family.