Thursday, August 2, 2012

Spanish Market IV

This is Monica Sosaya Halford, another wonderful Retablo artist at this year's market. She also does Colcha, "Colcha is done in handspun, hand-dyed wool on a plain-woven wool ground cloth called sabanilla. Colcha is used for decorative wall pieces and altar cloths." Click on the photo for a better look.

28 comments:

Thérèse said...

Such happiness in all these colors!

Traveling Hawk said...

Very nice shot! She has such expressive hands.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Randy, since these decorations are all carefully hand made, are they expensive?

Olivier said...

belle expression et j'aime bien les mains

VP said...

These names and form of arts are almost unknown here, thank you for showing them!

Lowell said...

I'm fascinated by the fact that so much of this art is religious in nature. Colorful, too!

turquoisemoon said...

I love retablos! Hers look awesome!

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Such rich culture there at the Spanish market - unlike anything I have been exposed to in the places I have lived. Thx. for the education!

parker said...

Unusual medium this artist works in. Thanks for the explanation. You do have an eye for the arts.

Sharon said...

Beautiful work, very colorful.

Luis Gomez said...

Love her face!

TexWisGirl said...

i like your appreciation of every style you present. :)

Birdman said...

You always share such different stuff for us at the market.

Magpie said...

I'm guessing it's been a life-long love.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

What beautiful work. I love retablos.

Marty said...

this market is really wonderful ! so many different things you can find !

Eyeliquor said...

Nice shot!

cieldequimper said...

Love the colours and very interesting to hear about the technique.

Judy said...

I like that we get to see the artist and the art. It's almost like we got to go along with you!

Leslie D. said...

I think I would like her..

Nancy Claeys said...

She looks like an artist... love the colorful creations she makes.

Halcyon said...

Only an artist would dare to wear such bright colors. Lovely!

Michelle said...

She looks deep in discussion.

Jack said...

Nice shot of the artist and her work.

JM said...

Wonderful indeed!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's definitely worth taking a closer look Randy, she's a super talented lady.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

How unique! She looks very serious about her work. I bet it is doubly wonderful to see it in person.

Kate said...

Did you buy any colcha?