Week 26 – Elena Gonzalez Ruiz

  Elena’s family and the weaving traditions of her village of Teotitlan de Valle were the subject of my very first post here on WordPress! Check it out here in my  post entitled  Inspiring C*O*L*O*R, published March 21st, 2012. Who:  Elena Gonzalez Ruiz What: Master rug weaver, business woman and educator Where: Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, MexicoContinue reading “Week 26 – Elena Gonzalez Ruiz”

Recipe: Squash Flower Quesadillas

  Have you ever had so much zucchini or summer squash you thought you would drown in the abundance? Well, if you have this problem, you just might be interested in this recipe. It was my go to dish when I eat in Oaxacan markets. Simply divine! South of the border in Mexico, squash flowerContinue reading “Recipe: Squash Flower Quesadillas”

On supporting local artists….

“If you hear a voice within say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. “ –Vincent Van Gogh I purchased this painting from an artist selling his painting on the street at an artist’s market in Oaxaca City, Mexico while I was there teaching ESL (English as aContinue reading “On supporting local artists….”

Starry Night Oaxacan Style

“If you hear a voice within say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. ” –Vincent Van Gogh I purchased this painting from an artist selling his painting on the street at an artist’s market in Oaxaca Mexico. Vincent’s Van Gogh’s Starry Night has long been a favoriteContinue reading “Starry Night Oaxacan Style”