Monday, July 26, 2010

Some recent inspiration

Check out this site where I have found my source material for my kitchen art!

It's your favourite game... MEXICAN BINGO! I know I know, you say, "Paula, I have no idea what you're talking about but it looks amazing!"

It's Loteria. Essentially Mexican Bingo. Replace Bingo Numbers with images of people/things.

Some gems:

On this excellent site I have come across some very... interesting versions of the original which was (quoting the website) from Don Clemente Gallo with 54 cards in the deck.

The way you play is that you have a card that might look like this:

And then you would have some beans... One person would be calling out the cards and as you match up you place a bean (a real bean) on the image. Get beans all over your card and you win!

Here are some of the weird versions... This one is apparently a knockoff from China:

I feel like they couldn't get consistency in their style of images....Though, granted, their parrot is a bit cuter than the traditional one.

These are a couple of the "New Loteria cards designed by artist Teresa Villegas" They have a few new characters...

It looks a bit like they made the hooves on the devil look like high-heels kind of? Very Lust-inducing I'm sure.

And here are some Posada-themed ones:

Very cute! Though I miss the colours of the original deck...

I'll update with some photos of the ones I have painted already.



Long time.

Dear friends,

it has been so many months.. the last time I wrote something was in JANUARY.

I will try to be more consistent.

So I have moved into the new apartment... and I still haven't posted photos.. I will try to do that soon.

When it comes to decorating the place, Monique and I have tried to cover up as much wall space as possible. She's a photographer, and I'm... not-decided-what-I'm-specializing-in-yet-really-er... so we have a lot of art. We're also very much into movies... as comes naturally from working at the theatre.Here are most of my photos in the corner.. all the best film photos from first year :)

And I framed my drawing! From 2nd year figure drawing. I get very much into the Mexican spirit of things particularly with Day of the Dead. I feel like that particular celebration really captures a lot about Mexico: the bright colours, strong faith, importance and value of family, pure happiness, a connection to old Mexico and present Mexico.

And right underneath my drawing are the pillows on the bouch! (bed+couch=bouch) best bouch ever.

And of course... under the Bouch the pull out drawer-thing reveals our awesome set up.

Pretty awesome. And my fave pillow in the centre there.. the white one with flowers on it. And the black ones that Monique picked out...

and of course.. My favourite paintings up by our TV! :)

And we're very much interested in using ALL the wall space. There's room for 8x10s above the doors! :)

**EDIT: I know I just promised you I would be posting more often.. but it appears my computer will take a bit longer to fix. I hope it will all be ok.