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Amor Eterno ~ Open House for Dia de los Muertos

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Insta-Lindo! Follow Mexico Lindo on Instagram

The site re-do/Shopification is underway (no, hell hasn’t frozen over), and the new Instagram will supplant the current Galeria section, which is using handmade code too old to be useful on multiple platforms and devices. It features some of my favorite photography from these many years of travels, some store items, and some personal collection glimpses. It’s basically the same as my personal instagram, minus the occasional naughty selfie. 

Let’s Make Stuff!

 

 

 

Please click on the link below to take this survey about workshops!

Let’s Make Stuff!

 

 

June News: Squirrel Hill Night Market and Fundraising for PULSE Victims

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12th Anniversary Celebration with Armando Jimenez!

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Dia de los Muertos Open House

And now for something completely different…Since last year was just for my husband Jean-Pierre, my father in law Hugo and our dog Adelita, and because this year will be my 10th consecutive year of making ofrendas, I would like for the first time ever to ask the people to decide who we will remember for this years’ ofrendas. Please keep in mind that family members are reserved only for the love letters on the sides of the ofrenda, otherwise it is unfair, as many of us could easily fill an entire ofrenda with ours. The criteria has always been, and will continue to be the following: while fame is not a requirement, someone who has left their mark on the world in a significant way is. Submit your suggestions to me either here in comments or via email admin@mexicolindo.biz. If you email me your suggestions please put “DOTD” in your subject line. I will include as many as I possibly can. Pittsburghers please keep in mind hometown heroes as well. And here is the flyer for this years’ event:DOTDFlyermini14

¡Sign Up for Workshops with Maestro Demetrio Garcia Aguilar!

 

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Kids of all ages will have the rare opportunity to work with  a Gran Maestro and make some art in workshops that we will have while Demetrio is here. These will be one hour workshops with a choice of three projects and the cost of $25 includes your materials. The project choices are as follows:

1. Make a calavera or diablito with monarch wings in papier mache and paper.

2. Make a small figure of your own design with self hardening clay.

3. Paint a small figure already created by Demetrio.

The papier mache and clay need time to dry before painting so if you choose the 1st or 2nd options be aware that you will have to paint it on your own at home. It is however, a great way to learn some techniques  from Demetrio.

There are two classes set aside on the following days and times, and space is very limited to 7 students per session, so please be sure that you are committed to attending before you RSVP.

Sunday August 31st from 1:00-2:00 pm

Saturday September 13th from 1:00-2:00 pm

Please RSVP with your date and name and preferred contact info either here in the comments section of this blog entry or by calling 412.422.9984 or you can email Lisa: admin@mexicolindo.biz

 

A Visit from Demetrio Garcia Aguilar

Milestones and Miracles

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Apologies~ I was really late in getting this out to everyone for two reasons: wondering if I would be able to get through this important milestone in a celebratory mood without Jean-Pierre, and lack of a computer in the store for a week and a half. I decided that the miracle of his and your love, which has seen me through every single day since July, would get us through it. I do hope that I will be be able to say I have the point of sale program up and running again when next I see you, which will hopefully be this Sunday. There will be food, (mole!) and I will playing the best beats you ever heard, loudly. And if you’ve read other recent posts here or on Facebook recently you already know there are some equally delicious new things all of over the place, with many more on their way. Until then, saludos…

Catching up on things…

Yes, I know, it’s April, but better late than never; I am finally ready to catch up on many neglected things that couldn’t be addressed properly while I began adjusting to the world without Jean-Pierre. Here at last is the slide show gallery from Dia de los Muertos 2013

click on the link below to view the slideshow!