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Sheer Joy … People, Teaching & Children … in Mexico

This full spread page is all about the people experience of being in Mexico. We just found not only the Mexican people, but the ex-pats too, were all of exceptional warmth and caring. These images just portray just a snippet of our experiences there! W…

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Journaling Mexico Christmas … in March

Many of you know from my previous photo blog entries of our Christmas pleasures in Mexico. Here, I’ve plucked my very favorites to illustrate. A Mexican Christmas tradition is the neighborhood “Posadas”. I’d even had my dear friend, Cheryl, require of…

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From Guadalajara Art Store … to an Orphanage

These pages cover a wide range of experiences in the Lake Chapala area. All the way from what we thought would be a fun trip to Guadalajara to check out art stores back down to nearby orphanages. Sit back and I’ll give you guided tour.I’d asked arou…

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The Start of a New Journal Book . . . at Ajijic Art Club

Some of us are frightened with the start of a fresh, new, virgin journal … oh GRIEF … it has to be a dynamic start for this first page to the entire journal or I might as well not even begin!!! Right?!? My advice is … just to start. One of my fa…

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More of San Miguel, then Ratindra Das Watercolor Workshop

These final pages in this particular journal book travel thru our final day in San Miguel de Allende and then into the learning experience with Ratindra Das’ Watercolor Workshop in Ajijic, Mexico.The time spent in San Miguel was even more rich amplifi…

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From Ajijic Art Show to San Miguel de Allende . . .

These journal pages cover some mileage . . . we visually trek from the lakeside Mexico town of Ajijic, over a six hour drive to the mountain city of San Miguel de Allende. So, come along . . .I’d seen great advertising for this show from nearly the ti…

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Journal Memories ~ Tlaquapaque and Getting Well

These journal entries of reminiscent of two, well, nearly opposite happenings while we were in Mexico. The first what the wonderful trip up to Tlaquepaque (http://elainefrenett.blogspot.com/2010/12/tlaquepaque-lunch-explosive-taste.html and http://ela…

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Approaching Thanksgiving & Beyond . . . via Journal Pages

These days illustrate a sort of “becoming acquainted and comfortable” in our new Mexico area. One must, of course, take trips and tours and wanderings thru many and various neighborhoods. Early on we toured the city of Lake Chapala. To me this felt…

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Journaling, Yes, Journaling!!

Yipppppppppppie . . . I’ve nearly caught up my journal from the Mexico trip. Sorry, but if you were following that trip with just my journal entries, I believe I left you up somewhere in the mountains above Guadalajara. Hope you’ve stayed warm all the…

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The Nesting of a Heart . . .

As you notice by the date, it’s taken awhile for me to gather myself all back together and start participating in my juicy, enriching life here in Oregon. But, it has finally begun and I’m feeling grounded once more.You know all the standard stuff, lau…

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