Saturday, November 08, 2008

Return of El Charro

Well, I'm back. Back from "deMeng de los Muertos" in Oaxaca, Mexico. Just when I wonder if it is as magical a place as I seem to recall I am reminded that, yes, it is the most magical place on the planet. The class was swell...a wonderful group of 19 artists and adventurers, who, most said that the place exceeded there expectations. Well good...I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks so. And it looks like we will be doing it again next year. Stay tuned.

Some of you may already know, but I'm working on book numero dos. It is my take on Mexican I'm not going to go into great details on some of the stories of the trip right now, since some of them may be good book fodder, but wanted to give you a few images to peruse.

Taking cemetary shots at night is a pain...but somehow this one turned out...if you have a Canon powershot...try the aquarium setting.

One of these things is not like the other:

This is Santo Domingo. This place just glows at sunset...the stones are so multicolored it is amazing...not bad a mid-day either.

Monte Alban...Zapotec...then Mixtec ruins. Read the story of Donaji in my book for more details but this is supposedly where Heaven and Earth meet. Just by looking at the photo, I think you might agree.

Ah yes, Zaachila church...where deMeng met the killer bee a number of years back...we did see bees, but nobody was injured.

As far as skeletons go...they are breathtaking

The Return of El Charro de los Calaveras...looking a little older.

Well thats it for now...stay tuned...more to come.

adios amigos


Wynn Studio said...

Happy to see you return to the land of the living- uh- well I mean Bloggy-land.

Thank you for all that you do for me.

Thinking of you my dear friend...
j a n e

kelsey said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time and we'll all be looking forward to the 2nd book. OMG those skeleton faces are just awesome!!! I LOVE how they've done the lips!

Karen Cole said...

Yes, it looks amazing, Michael.

azirca said...

Hi Michael,
I enjoyed your photos of the 'most magical place' on the planet and I can see why, that photo of Monte Alban... wow..beautiful.
Hope you are well.

Anonymous said...

A sign that you are not getting jaded is when the magic still shine s bright.

I have a powershot canon. and it goes great now that I've read the manual..he he...will try the aquarium level.
cheers from Sydney

Jen Crossley said...

How awesome those photo are One day I would like to go to that festival

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