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El Arte en las Calles de Mexico

Vivo en Ensenada- Baja California, una ciudad popular entre los turistas estadounidenses.  Un día mientras buscaba alguna historia que retratar por las calles me encontré con esta así por accidente:

El centro de la ciudad, en las calles principales el arte y cultura mexicana rebosa.  Por todos lados hay puestos vendiendo artesanias que representen nuestra cultura, así mismo hay vendedores desesperados por que les compres.  Al pararte a preguntar por el precio de cierto artículo tendemos (tanto los locales como los turistas) a regatear, siempre tratando de pagar lo menos posible.  Es esto a la que nuestra cultura se ha rebajado?  Es que ya no la apreciamos que tenemos que venderla como souvenir por un dólar? Por qué están nuestros artistas famélicos vendiendo nuestra cultura en la calle?  Por qué no le damos el valor y crédito que merecen a tan importante parte de nuestra (y todas) cultura?

La próxima vez que te encuentres con un artista vendiendo su trabajo en la calle, no trates de rebajarle el precio, aprecia el trabajo y esfuerzo puesto en la pieza.


Mexican Street Art

I live in Ensenada- Baja California, popular within tourist.  As I was looking for people who could tell an inequality story in the streets i came out to this issue almost by accident:

In down town, the main streets are crowded with art crafts and culture.  Everywhere there are artist full of desperation to sell their work, as both locals and tourist are always trying to buy thing for less than what is worth.  Is this what the art and mexican culture has come to? Do we really don`t appreciate art anymore that we sell it was a souvenir for a dollar? Why are our artist starving and selling our culture in the streets? why don’t we value them enough the credit they deserve to such important part of (every) culture?

Next time you came across an artist selling his (or her’s) work on the street, don’t try to buy it for less than what he/she offers, but appreciate the work and effort it was put on the piece.

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I would tentacall this week full of suckers, but don’t let a bad week get stuck in your beak!

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Last Saturday I made a new wrap for the students of my recent weaving workshops to see. Big thank you to all of you who made it! This traditional warp making technique is almost lost since it is very time consuming and physically tiring but I am so glad people are willing to know more about it! Special thanks to Koulla for bringing us some delicious pittes tis Satzis!

Looking for new blogs to follow!!

I’m refocusing my blog, so I’d love some new friends and followers!! Please like or Reblog if you post:

*Short Stories
*Poetry
*Writing
*Doodles
*Art (drawings and paintings especially)
*fantasy or scifi writings or drawings
*Journalling stuff
*Penpal stuff (!!!!)
*story prompt stories

I’ll check y'all out and most likely follow you