Handcrafts sculpted by an artist

Miguel Angel Rosas is an unassuming and quiet 64-year old man.  I found him and his work on the periphery of the Jardín de Arte (Art Garden), a Sunday outdoor art market held at the park behind the Monumento a la Madre in Mexico City. On a makeshift table, in the street, there were a … Continue reading Handcrafts sculpted by an artist

Beautiful dolls of any size and shape

By early 2015, things were tough in the home of daughter and mother Marelsy Castillo Ocampo and Merry Ocampo Aguilar. But it was also the beginning of something great. For Castillo, years of battling her weight, dealing with job discrimination, bullying and a dysfunctional relationship had brought her to an emotional crisis. Ocampo, a teacher, … Continue reading Beautiful dolls of any size and shape

Piñata party just outside of Mexico City

Perhaps Mexico's most iconic and most widespread handcraft is the making of piñatas. Despite the growing popularity of Day of the Dead and the paper mache forms associated with it, the piñata remains king of things made with paper and paste. There is no town in the entire country that does not have at least … Continue reading Piñata party just outside of Mexico City