Cartonería Devils

Toluca, Estado de Mexico. Mexico

“Cartonería” is a folk Mexican craft that consists in the creation of all kinds of figures one can imagine through a process of modeling using mainly newspaper and “engrudo” as glue (a thick dough made from flour or starch boiled in water). Although, depending on the size or complexity of the piece, other materials such as wire, or different types of paper or cardboard can be added.

In this this photo almost all the figures are giant devils, but there are other popular figures like Judas, piñatas, bulls, mojigangas (giant puppets), alebrijes (brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantasy/mythical creatures), catrinas (female skeleton wearing a fancy hat with feathers) and skulls, as well as masks and toys.

Flowers

View of Los Angeles from Griffith Observatory

Los Angeles, California.

Purple Prickly Pear

San Antonio Botanical Garden. Texas

I thought prickly pears existed only in green color. so it was a lovely surprise to see these in purple and green colors. I would love to have one like these with yellow flowers in my home.

Defiant

San Antonio Museum of Art. Texas

B&W: White Flowers Under Shadow

San Antonio Botanical Garden
San Antonio Botanical Garden

Overcast Sky

Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara, California

I gaze through the window

a sky crying profusely over earth

which makes me remember fondly

how we hold hands in the dark

on a previous rainy day

at the day of our date

-mariannegv

One-wordpromt: Sky

 

Circle of Flavor

Circle of flavorWeekly Photo Challenge: Circle

Yeti face ice cream

2015 in review

I want to thank all my followers and visitors for taking a look at my blog during this year, I really appreciate it.

My best wishes to you during the new year 2016.

Marianne

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