Arte y Aves

Art, Birds, and other things: All Give Praise to the Creator

Monthly Archives: September, 2011


The maguey, or century plant, is one of the symbols of life in Mexico. The people used to use the pencas, the large leaves coming from the base of the plant, to obtain fibers for rope making. The ixtle was also used to make durable bags, and other useful items. Now, one particular type is …

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A Work in Progress

Painting for me is a great de-stresser. I have a day job, so until the time at which I should retire, painting will remain a hobby. Yesterday I got up in the morning and dressed for painting in old clothes. But with doing handwash and two loads of laundry -washing, hanging, folding, putting away, and …

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