|Storm I, encaustic monotype, Lisa JonesMoore 2014|
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|Roadside Mary, near Loreto, Mexico, Lisa JonesMoore 2014|
This humble shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe stands on a lonely stretch of highway north of Loreto, Mexico and very is near the Bahia Concepcion (Bay of Conception). Bahia Concepcion os one of the most beautiful, rugged places on earth. The Virgin's simple beauty is stunning, and the offerings humble. Tonight is the Feast of the Virgin, celebrated throughout Mexico. I have such warm, loving memories of the people of San Miguel de Allende on this night-and especially of Susie, who opened her home, and heart, to us.
MANY THANKS to Rebecca Brooks for her challenge, 12 Days of the Virgin, it has been such a pleasure to revisit my Mexico images and memories, and to see what others are posting! Please visit Recuerda Mi Corazon for for "Mary Love".
|The Virgin of El Charco del Ingenio, San Miguel de Allende, by Lisa JonesMoore, 2014|
On my last day of my magical trip to San Miguel de Allende in 2013, with the fabulous Rebecca Brooks, I decided to take a walk through El Charco del Ingenio, the gorgeous botanical gardens just outside of town. I was feeling travel-weary and over-stimulated, and needed to go to a place of natural beauty and quiet. Words cannot describe the utter beauty and stillness of this place. This humble image of the Virgin (and a foot) painted on a rock by the side of the path says it all: This Way, To the Virgin.
For more "Mary Love", and the 12 Days of the Virgin (celebrated throughout Mexico), visit Rebecca's blog, Recuerda Mi Corazon.
|Impromptu Shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe, with flea market finds, 2014, Lisa JonesMoore|
I created this "spontaneous" shrine after visiting the Tuesday Market in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I took these lovely items back to the bed and breakfast where I was staying, and created this table-top shrine in the courtyard of the beautiful Casa Carmen. It has been "percolating" in my studio for a year now...I think it's a "keeper". It speaks to me on so many levels. Please visit Recuerda Mi Corazon for more Mary Love, in celebration of the 12 Days of the Virgin of Guadalupe, which is a major festival throughout Mexico in December.
|Two Virgins of Atotonilco, near San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, by Lisa JonesMoore, 2014|
Two beautiful Virgins from the Sanctuary of Atotonilco, near San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Frankly, sometimes I feel like the "headless" version of Mary...she's still glorious and proud, and knows where she is headed, even if it appears otherwise. (no pun intended)
Visit Recuerda Mi Corazon for more "Mary Love"...or the 12 Days of the Virgin of Guadalupe.