Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Journal Memories ~ Tlaquapaque and Getting Well

These journal entries of reminiscent of two, well, nearly opposite happenings while we were in Mexico. The first what the wonderful trip up to Tlaquepaque (http://elainefrenett.blogspot.com/2010/12/tlaquepaque-lunch-explosive-taste.html and http://elainefrenett.blogspot.com/2010/12/sumptous-feast-for-eyes-in-tlaquepaque.htmlmptous-feast-for-eyes-in-tlaquepaque.html), then, the other, what it's like being sick in Mexico.

The tall, graceful ceramic piece is from one of Tlaquepaque's best galleries, The Bustamante Gallery. This incredible artist does ceramics, metal and jewelry. I was most impressed with him and his talents. Later that afternoon after all the galleries, we stopped for the most sumptuous lunch Roland had the entire trip. In fact, he continued attempting to replicate the rest of our time in Mexico, but never did. It was his "Chile En Nogada" which I tried to capture here.

The final sketch on the opposite page recalls my experience with a sinus infection and it's treatment. First, of course, I sought out traditional medicine at the local clinic in Ajijic. This lil' stool was representative of the l-l-l-l-l-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-n-g wait I had at the clinic, and I've tied the receipt for the two different antibiotics I was prescribed. After thirteen days on the antibiotics, my sinuses were surging back with a vengeance and rather than return to the clinic, a friend recommended a homeopathic doctor in the area. I went ~ and in one day I was much better, day two, I felt wonderful. You know where I'll go next time - - the first time! The business cards are to remind me of where to go to avoid the pharmaceuticals I'd prefer to stay away from in the future.


Claudia Olivos and Sergio OlivosM said...

Such lovely watercolors! Do you carry the watercolors with you? Or do you ink them and color them in later? I loeve the Bustamante sculpture as well..and was equally impressed the tiem I had Chiles en Nogada! And, I have also experienced a loooong wait at a clinic (in Guadalajara)...lol! I want to imitate you (highest compliment! :) ... and carry a sketchbook with me to document events...love it! You really do a wonderful job!

magpie said...

Marvelous watercolors and delightful travel tale