Oct 22, 2014

THE TROUBLE WITH BLOGS IS....

I'm horrified, dismayed, and confused, to find that many of my blog posts from last year and beyond have either lost their images, or in some cases, both the images and words. For some time, I've been going back in and trying to recapture, re-post, etc. and it's become soooooo time-consuming that I'm practically shrieking. I've clicked the little "complain to Blogger" button on the bottom right corner, to no avail. 

So, instead of trying to continue the repair job, I'm considering a different blog site. Any and all suggestions welcome, I think I'm over Google. 

Oct 16, 2014

OAXACA'S OWN CULTURAL NAVIGATOR

I first met Norma Hawthorne when I showed my huipils at the Biblioteca Henestrosa in Oaxaca last March. She was there for a personal tour of the exhibition, she took some photos, and we struck up a friendship.


Norma Hawthorn, (L) and Norma Cross (R) at HUIPILES CONEMPORANEOS,
Biblioteca Henestrosa, Oaxaca, 2014

Since then, we have been communicating via email, Facebook and blogs. Norma, aka OAXACA CULTURAL NAVIGATOR is your best bet for Oaxaca tours, workshops, cuisine, immersion and crafts. And she knows huipils! 

She has asked me to bring my huipil workshop next January, and it is filling up nicely. You can check out the past workshops on this blog, here: http://lenabartulascontemporaryhuipils.blogspot.mx/2013/10/womens-work.html and here: http://lenabartulascontemporaryhuipils.blogspot.mx/2013/09/moment-by-moment.html

And Norma has a couple of blog posts for you, this one about huipiles:
http://oaxacaculture.com/2014/09/pre-hispanic-womens-clothing-design-the-huipil-endures/
and this one with the programming and all the details of the upcoming 6 day workshop:
http://oaxacaculture.com/2014/06/art-huipil-mixed-media-workshop-retreat-explore-your-inner-artist/


Check out her blog, sign up to receive it, you won't be sorry.