I am staying in an apartment in Oaxaca, Mexico, for a couple of weeks, five blocks from the old city centre. It has been warm and sunny and I have had two days to walk around the old city and begin to sketch. I have been sitting on low walls within sight of some lovely buildings, But today I bought a child’s stool at a plastico store at the outrageous price of $1.80 so I plan to do some street scenes crouched down on my red teddy bear stool. I’ve worked out a way to attach it to my backpack.
This city is a Unesco World Hertage site and for good reason–the limestone colonial buildings with the wonderful ironwork abound. Below is the one wing of the state cathedral and below that a window of the science building at the university. We are on our way to the coast for a few days, but hope to be back on Thursday for the Day of the Dead celebrations. Will keep you posted and with some luck will have some sketches of the activities.
Finally tracked you down…so you are in one of my favourite places on the whole world…while I’m in lovely PEC for the Maker’s Hand.
Enjoy the Day of the Dead festivities. I’ve always wanted to do that!
PS lovely sketches of familiar places!
So lovely to hear from you! I am sorry to miss the Maker’s Hand–but as you say, what a magical place I’m in. I hope to post some pictures today.