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Mexico night in Mexico

By Robin Dearing

The hotel we stayed at in Mexico had a large outdoor buffet. Each night had a different theme. One of the themes was Mexican.

Yes, the buffet in Mexico had a Mexican theme complete with vendors lining the walkway like we had seen all over the streets of Mexico. It was just like Mexico. And we were in Mexico. The irony was wonderful.

One of the vendor tables was bare compared to the rest. A man sat painting a landscape on a tile. We watched as he completed the painting using only his fingers and fingernail. He could complete a painting in about 20 minutes. The artist’s name is Francisco Nava.

Margaret and my niece were entranced. They watched him complete a painting, ate their dinners as fast as they could and went back to watch again.

Of course, they wanted their own paintings. They got to choose the subject and the color theme. Margaret chose a monochromatic view of a church accented with colorful flowers.

Because it was painted on a ceramic tile, I wrung my hands and worried how we were going to get it home in one piece. I packed it carefully in my carry and and it make it home just fine. I quickly took it to a local frame shop.

We picked it up earlier this week. Check it out:

It’s a nice little piece. I love that Margaret commissioned the piece directly from the artist and happily watched it being made. She has a connection to the painting which is pretty neat.

Art is cool.
 

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WOW.  That’s amazing that he did that with just his fingers and fingernail.  Beautiful!

I love these kinds of souvenirs.




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