I always enjoy creating art for my friends Kevin & James at Arte de La Vida... This fall, they are featuring works by local artists honoring the spirits of deceased pets. The art featured on the card is called "Into My Dreams Tonight", by Robin West.
Former La Corua clients, Kevin & James, remain good friends, and I love doing the occasional project for them. They have expanded their fabulous vintage folk art store to include an small art gallery. Check them out!
This is the first piece to promote a new store that will be opening on September 1st. It will feature fine Mexican Folk Art, vintage and new. Next projects will include designing the exterior sign for the store and then... the website! The owners are first class people and I am honored to be part of their endeavor.
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And here is the exterior sign for the store. It will hang in three sections swag-style, just as real papel picados do. (Papel picado literally means 'punched' or 'perforated' paper. Originally a highly-refined art form from China, this traditional cut paper folk art has been embraced throughout Mexico.) To learn more about the history of the papel picado, here is a link to a website chock full of them; along with many other great items:
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