Life as an Expat…the bumps, the bothers, the beauty

Archive for November, 2007

Primitive Art

November 20, 2007 By: admin Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

I attended the most wonderful Art Fair at CIDAPĀ  last weekend. This was apparently the ‘masters’ show and considered the best of the year here. While much of what was sold was too ornate for my taste, it did not mean I could not admire the work. What was right up my alley and excited me in a way I haven’t felt excited by visual arts in years was this hand painted fabric by the Shipibo tribe in Peru. (more…)

Living in Cuenca 4

November 03, 2007 By: admin Category: Art & Culture, Cuenca, Ecuador, Learning Spanish No Comments →

From the first time I visited Cuenca and even more so now, it felt/feels far more like being in a European city than being in Latin America. It’s not just the cobblestone streets, colonial architecture, the abundance of shops and boutiques in town, the large malls, the many suburbs nor modern condos. There’s something else I can’t quite capture in words yet, but sure do feel inside where words are meaningless. (more…)

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