Here is a flip through of my bilingual book, Vistas de San Miguel, a Sketchbook.
10 years of sketching places and events in the streets of San Miguel de Allende,
now available on amazon.
Michoacán is well know for its master artisans.
Here are a few sketches of some of the ones I have visited over the past few years.
|Jaime Horta from Tocuaro carves delightful animals from wood and the reeds of lake Patzcuaro.|
|Felipe Horta is a master award winning mask carver from Tocuaro|
|At Taller Ahuanda in Santa Fe de la Laguna Nicolas Fabián and his wife Rosario |
produce beautiful hand carved ceramics
|Juan Valencia Villalobos produces intricately carved Maque |
on wood and gourds painted with hand made pigments
|The village of Ihuatzio is famous for baskets, animals, and furniture |
made from the local reeds called Chuspata.
|Many children actively participating in the protest|
|The crowd urging the driver to step down.|
|Trees being lifted out of the ground|
|Machinery, police and protesters at a temporary standstill|
|People have been told the 22 year old trees will be transplanted, but no one believes it|