An Earthquake in Mexico & Malia Obama in Oaxaca!

Yesterday we experienced an intense 7.4 magnitude earthquake here in Mexico, leading many to draw comparisons to the epic 8.0 earthquake of 1985. The earthquake took place in Guerrero state very close to the border with Oaxaca state, but here in Mexico City the buildings were shaking and the car alarms were sounding. Friends in … Continue reading

2012 – Changes On The Horizon!

Hello to our readers in 2012! Our new website will be up and running soon, just a few legal things to finish up and the new site will be launched! And this blog will be re-located to its proper place within the website rather than as the homepage. The website went through a total redesign … Continue reading

VisitMexico Oaxaca video: alebrijes!

Thanks to Travel and Leisure, I was alerted to a new ad campaign by VisitMexico, with the tag line: “Mexico, The Place You Thought You Knew”. They have some terrific videos and produced one per state so of course I checked out Oaxaca’s. Watching the video, you get a sense why many say “Oaxaca is … Continue reading

Our Alebrijes at Home

Our Alebrijes at Home

I thought I would share some photos of our alebrije collection to start my posts for the day! Our collection at home currently stands at 2 and is growing! We have a small toucan and a medium-sized porcupine. The toucan is carved by Martin Santiago from the town of La Union Tejalapan and is typical … Continue reading

International Women’s Day: Thank You

Since it is International Women’s Day (and its’ 100th anniversary!) I want to take a moment to thank the women of Oaxaca for all they do and for all that they give the world. Their creativity inspires people around the globe who view and collect their work – whether they paint alebrijes, make pottery, embroider … Continue reading

Alebrije Book Reviews: Introduction

On this blog I also want to review and pay tribute to the books and pamphlets that have taught me so much about alebrijes and Oaxacan folk art in general – plus mention any newly published work that I want to get my hands on! And while I am writing about books in general, I … Continue reading