December 12, 2006

Visiting family

We had the best time in TX. We visited some of my family and my mom.
I have a really big family, so if I say I saw only 13 family members, I have to say that it was not even one third of it.

Just in my dad's side there's 9 sibilings, spouses and each of them has 3 kids. In my mom's side there's 7 of them, with their children, plus some of my cousins have children of their own.

Anyway, I had a great time. I had not seen my brother in a long while. I only have one brother, but he makes up for half of the planet. I adore him. We always call each other and email all the time, but is not the same to bug him in the distance hee hee hee

We took tons of pictures, we all went in the river walk, the boat, the Alamo the whole thing.... I had not been in San Antonio for about 9 years, so it was fun to visit again. We wanted to go to Frederiksburgh too, but it was raining that day and decided not to.
I still want to go and check out all the artsy shops there!

Today is the Dia de la virgen de Guadalupe day. Many native Indian groups go dancing from their far away towns all the way to the Basilica in a days long march. It is a big celebration down in Mexico. I remember one time when I was little, I saw this lonely indian, all dressed up with bells and feathers, dancing and bouncing down my block. He was lost, there was no church near my house, but he never stopped dancing. Now that is dedication and faith.

I started to sketch some Madonna/Virgin art cards in 4x4 size. I can see the colors in my mind and I'm adding very native looking icons. Let's see how they turn out. :oD