Sunday, January 18, 2009

Spur of the Moment Mexico City Trip

Heading to Mexico City in a about a week. I know, I was just there, but I found out about a killer place that I neeeeeeeeded to get some photographs of, for my book. Now, then main place that I'm visiting will remain a secret for the time being. The photo below is an obscure hint....
I'm heading over there with my buddy Stacey of Arcangelo Productions, who is organizing Judy and my upcoming Bali retreat....she also does my Cortona Italy workshop. She's never been to Mexico City, so I'll have fun showing her what I know, as well as hitting some places I've overlooked in the past.

One of the places we're going to is Coyoacan. A beautiful suburb of Mexico City...also home (now meseum) of Frida. There is great market on Sat. and not far a killer antique market..lots of old toys, usually. So should be fun.


Stacey found this exhibit going on...Vampiros y Hombres Lobos...Vampires and werewolves. I'll give you a review...could be good...could be really bad...either way it will be totally Mexico...If it sucks...at least there is a book market in this area worth going to.

One place we're going to for sure is Cafe Tacuba for dinner...the best Oaxacan Mole...well...that isn't in Oaxaca.

I'm planning on doing a bit of video taping will there...so I should be able to do a bit of tour guiding for you all...assuming my new Flip HD works swimmingly.

On another front...
WORKSHOPS
just to let you know my Missoula Workshop is coming up on Jan 25th...if you're interested drop me an email assemblage@michaeldemeng.com

Also registration has started for my Feb 20-22 workshops in Ft Collins CO workshop at the Artists Nook. Mad Alchemist Cabinet (two day) and deMented Toys. click here if you're interested

That's it for now...adios amigos.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Judy part of Bali

As many of you guys know, Judy (the girlfriend in a far off land) Wilkenfeld and I are doing a collaborative class in Bali coming up in March. Here she is now...say hello everyone. I've shown you what my portion of the class involves, the temple structure which opens up: So lets take a peek at what goodies go inside. This is what Judy's part of the class will entail. She has a bajillion more samples and explanations on her blog
but here is a visual taste: See you there...
click here if you're going