Sunday, March 27, 2011

La Dolce Vita

 On this gray day, I thought I would tell you about the best or most colorful meal we had in Mexico City. We went to Dolce Patria in the Polanco neighborhood. I ordered the house margarita and I was in love... hot pink, gold rim, and flowers! I took 15 pictures before I started drinking. I felt kind of goofy taking a ton of pictures of our food until I saw the table next to us doing the same.
 Here is the appetizer. It was some kind of taco.
 Here is my fish dish- it was yummy. I didn't eat the giant crablike dried chile, but I appreciated the aesthetic quality it added.
 Here is Vanessa and Greg's dessert, Tres Leches Cake with ice cream. I order a dessert too, but mine was not as photogenic.
La Dolce Patria, 12" x 16"
I made a little painting from my photos. I am going to have some large prints made to see if they would work for a large painting. I love the over-the-top color, femininity (Martha Ortiz is the chef), and deliciousness of Dulce Patria.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Funny Face cake

16" x 20"
Breaking news! I just finished a new painting. I promise this is the last painting with a face. One of the weird things about this (from vintage imagery) is that "fun" is spelled out on the side of the cake. I love a cake that is so blatant about the emotion you are supposed to have when you look/eat it.

Monday, March 21, 2011


Mexican party barge

I can't believe it has been a week since we were in Xochimilco. Here are some of the strange and wonderful sights.
Floating food court

Island of lost toys

Flowers at the market
Mole powder at the market

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Last day....

Beaded bug
We are back in Mississippi, but here is a highlight from our last day. We visited the Museo Nacional de Artes Populares (Folk Art Museum). It was really great to see all of the finest crafts from all over the country.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Museo Nacional de Anthropologica

We visited the anthropology museum today. It has an incredible collection of pre-columbian art. This is a statue (about 3 feet tall) from the Aztec period. The Aztecs love skulls...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


We headed north of the city to the pyramids. This is the view from the pyramid of the sun which is the 3rd highest pyramid in the world.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Here is a fountain in the jardin hildago. It is a beautiful colonial plaza in the very nice neighborhood of coyocan. Around the corner, they were filming an episode of Mexican tv.

Monday, March 14, 2011


The Venice of Mexico city!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mexico city!

We are enjoying a little spring break adventure in Mexico city. Here is the ceiling in the House of Tiles/ Sanborn's in the Centro Historico.

I can only post one photo at a time...I'll do a mega post when we get back.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Orange Jewelus

I think this painting is finally done. I re-worked the background.

Here is a previous version

This makes me want to sew...

I took my color theory class over to the University Museum to the see the Gee's Bend show. Here are some of my favorite pieces.  The show is up until April 2.
I am going to sew soon!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I am definitely going to this...

Thacker Mountain Radio at the Lyric on Thursday.  It is featuring the  Gee's Bend quilters AND Andre Dubus (who wrote House of Sand and Fog).

I wish TMR was podcasted on itunes- a girl can dream...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Little painting

Here is the latest painting. It is a small one- 16"x 20". It was super fun and fast! Any title ideas?

Here are some process photos...