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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Heaven and Earth at Bright Rain Gallery in Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Please join us if you are in the area! We look forward to a very special evening!

Ready for K by Rosa

Rosa participated in my Coptic Binding Bookmaking Workshop back in June. She said she had a lot of fun, but here is the proof that fun can be a big part of learning!

When she called me last week to tell me she needed some help making a notebook for her grandson, who is starting kindergaten in August, I told her to get started and she would remember how to do it. Otherwise we could meet when I come back to New York in August. But I knew she could do it!

 I am very excited to publish these pictures she sent me of the book she did all by herself. She said it was like seeing a video play once she got started. Thank you Rosa, and congratulations on making your first book on your own for your big boy!

For a free tutorial on how to make your own book, click here. 

If you would like to know about future workshops, let me know by sending me an email or leaving a message in this post.

Monday, July 22, 2013

New Paintings of Mary Magdalene

Yesterday, our Mary Magdalene Celebration was beautiful. Here are the new paintings, presented on the altar at the mass at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, and later placed at the promesa altar.

Mary Magdalene, Our Lady of Flowers by Tanya Torres, oil on canvas board, 10" x 8", 2013

Mary Magdalene and the Miracle of the Red Egg, by Tanya Torres, oil on canvas board, 10" x 8", 2013.

Mary Magdalene, Our Lady of Sunflowers, by Tanya Torres, oil on canvas board, 10" x 8", 2013.

Mary Magdalene, Our Lady of Fire, by Tanya Torres, oil on canvas board, 10" x 8", 2013.
Altar at the celebration, ready for the songs of the promesa, with traditional wooden saint made by artisan Marta Iris Rodríguez Olmeda

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Mary Magdalene Celebration this Sunday

Raquel and Tanya in a photo taken in 2010, getting ready to present our project.

Special guest Corazon Tierra will be offering an improvised dance to the Magdalene. ¡Gracias Corazón!!!! Photo by Vivien Perez.
¡Ven a celebrar con nosotras este domingo! Come celebrate with us this Sunday!

Aquí estamos en una foto del 2010, cuando nos preparábamos para presentar nuestro proyecto por primera vez. Las pinturas están sin terminar, y nosotras muy felices de estar juntas, creando. Mañana celebraremos en el mismo lugar ¡y este es un recordatorio de que nos encantaría celebrar contigo! Here we are, a photo taken in 2010, getting ready to present our project. The paintings are still unfinished, and we are very happy to be together, creating. Tomorrow, we will celebrate once again, and this is just a reminder that we would love to celebrate with you!

Y no te preocupes, no hay que creer en en nada para creer en la Magdalena. Es la santa de la Imaginación, ¡Nuestra Señora de Lexington (Avenue)! And do not worry, you don't need to believe in anything in order to believe in the Magdalene. She is the saint of Imagination, Our Lady of Lexington (Avenue)!

¡Aquí va tu invitación! Here is your invitation:

St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, Second Avenue and 10th street. Mass starts at 11, Raquel will be singing with the choir. The Celebration starts around 12: 30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Heaven and Earth to Albuquerque and did you hear the Rumors...

Contrary to popular belief,
I did not have a baby recently...
Nico Tenoch, last year, a few days after his birth in Albuquerque. I traveled there to accompany my friend and Magdalene sister Raquel Z. Rivera, who gave birth to him at home with a midwife. When I posted this photo in Facebook, a rumor grew in Puerto Rico that I had just had a baby and moved to New Mexico...! 
and I did not buy a house in Albuquerque.

This is Carlos' house, where I stayed last year when I visited for Nico Tenoch's birth. I wish I could buy it, but I hear the owner won't sell! 
I do dream of going back!

One thing I do know is 100% true: I will be bringing Heaven and Earth to Bright Rain Gallery in Old Town, Albuquerque and we will have a party on Friday, August 9th! We will definitely have a good time and you are invited! 

I love New Mexico!