Again a long pause in writing! It's not for lack of material, but time! During these last several weeks, I've been spending lots of time and energy making my little rented casita a real home for Lacy, Eleanor, and me.
After having the dining table and chairs built and delivered, I decided I wanted to turn the set into a spectacular work of art; I found an artist, Leonardo Ricardo, an ex-pat from California, who has also become a good friend and has created a spectacular piece of art - my dining room table. I shared with him that I like blues and wanted the tabletop to say something about El Fuego. It's a work in progress, but last Friday I gave my first dinner party, using the new table.
|Currently Cesar is prepping the chairs (sanding) and will paint them a midnight blue so|
they won't compete with the tabletop. Check out the center base and feet of the table.
|See the Guatemala versions of "Kitchen Witches" sitting on the top of the cabinet. They're "Kitchen Angels!"|
On another note: One of the foundations I work for gave a Venetian Masquerade Gala a couple of weeks ago; the turnout was fantastic and everybody arrived in costume.
For now, here are a few photos I took last year. These carpets are made out of dyed sawdust, fruits, vegetables, etc. The work is magnificent, each is unique, and there are literally hundreds of them put together during the whole Lenten season, but during Semana Santa, it's one of the most amazing 'celebrations' in the World.
|Such almost unbelievable color, artistry, and detail|
|A stunning carpet in black, gray, and white|
|Families, neighbors, and friends spend hours, days, weeks, and months planning and|
constructing these masterpieces
|Just take a look at the length of this alfombra - it's almost 2 blocks long!|