Friday, July 27, 2007

That Time Again!

It's Friday's Show and Tell, thanks to Kelli. Hop on over to her place to sign up for the sharing!
Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!

This week, I wanted to share with you all a painting I have of "Mexican Women at the Market". I love the vibrant colors and the reality of it. I have seen similar scenes on countless occassions while living or visiting in Mexico. I think my favorite thing about this painting is that the lady in the forefront is carrying her baby on her back. She or someone has handed the baby a flower to entertain him. My mother in law owns several of these style aprons, many of which seem to be made in the same checkered fabric as painted here. This hangs above our table in the breakfast nook. I took the photo of it from a side angle so the light from the flash wouldn't be distracting!

HAVE A WONDERFULLY BLESSED WEEKEND!

33 comments:

Anita said...

Yes you are right, this painting is so colourful and cheerful! I just enlarged it to admire all the details! I saw similiar paintings when we were vacationing in the the Caribbean.

I reminds me as well of all the paintings of Paul Gaugain during his stay in the South Seas, what brilliant colours they all used and are still using!

Thanks for sharing and best wishes from Germany,

Anita

Penless Thoughts said...

I love the bright colors of the Mexican art. Being a native New Mexican I love that heritage and style in everything, including the food!!!
Susan

Kim said...

I simply adore the bright, vibrant colors in this painting. Thank you for sharing.

Lallee said...

I love the bright colors. It's a wonderful piece of art.

ellen b said...

Lovely. I enjoy art that takes you back to places you love. Enjoy!

Marci said...

It is VERY bright and colorful. I am sure it adds a wonderful splash of color to your home.

Kelli said...

What a beautiful painting..so cheerful and happy! I love the sweet little baby!
Kelli

Susie said...

I enlarged the picture to see the wonderful details. I believe my late mother in law called that style of apron "cobbler" She used to wear those quite often.
Great show n tell!
:)

Ruth said...

That is a very colorful and interesting painting! Very pretty.

Susanna Rose said...

I love the vibrant colors and charm of this painting! It would brighten up any room so well!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I love the painting, the colors, the ladies, the whole thing. Thank you for showing it. connie from Texas. Pam, you have a good weekend also. connie from Texas

groovyoldlady said...

I LOVE the colors!

Barbara H. said...

Mexican decorations always seem so vividly colored! Love the little baby on his mom's back! What a neat scene, and so authentic.

Webutante said...

Lovely, lively, happy art!

Beach Girl said...

The colors ARE beautiful!

Popping in to say HI!

Vanessa

Lana G! said...

Oh, it so reminds me of Mexico! Love it!

Jodi said...

Pam ~ how very lovely! The colors are vivid, and it's just a beautiful painting!

Rose Mary said...

What gorgeous colors that picture has! THanks for sharing.

mockingbird hill said...

Everyone before has already said it...but the colors are beautiful! Never had the chance to visit Mexico, but it must be so very interesting. Thanks for sharing with us!
Cassie

Kimberly said...

Beautiful! Where did you decide to hang it?

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

Love the painting and the ladies in it. Thanks for sharing

PEA said...

That is indeed a wonderful painting, I so love the bright colours!! Looking at these women and the baby, it makes you wonder what they were talking about:-) Beautiful!! xo

Sharon said...

This is a very cheerful painting! I love the aprons!!

Have a blessed weekend, Pam!

Lyndy said...

Beautiful bright colors...just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

I am still waiting to hear the story of how you and your sweet hubby met. (hint hint)

Love you and have a great weekend.

Lyndy

Candy said...

Hiya!!
Thought Id drop to say Hi..Im back from my break. And wanted to tell you that I look forward to catching up with your blog more again,

Love Candy :)

serendip said...

Wow, it's gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

MightyMom said...

beautiful painting!! scrolling down I realize that I've seen that baby before. So you're attached to Jungle Mom?? Thank you for coming by my place and leaving me a comment. You have a lovely blog!

justabeachkat said...

I love it! It makes you feel good just to look at it. Love the smiling faces and all the colors.

Hugs!
Kat

Lori said...

That painting is bright and colorful. Thanks for sharing.

Jungle Mom said...

This is so happy looking!!! I wish I had asked Agustin to bring me a little painting from Mexico on his last trip.

Candy said...

Pam, you are too sweet. Thanks for all your kind words and excitement :)
big hugs,
Candy

Tiany said...

I love love love this painting! The mother with the baby in the sling jumped out at me immediately! Beautiful! Kinda reminds me of myself actually :-)

Hugs~
Tiany

Abouna said...

I have seen that painting many times and I always loved it. the first time I saw it was when my high school art class took a trip to our local art gallery. I believe I was either 14 or 15 then. thanks for sharing.