So I have been settling my heart back into home.
David and I had a cozy reconnecting weekend, which feels just lovely.
I have to say that one of the many things I love about my husband his how he always encourages me to use the wings of my heart to fly and then provides the perfect space to land back home again...
This is the little giftie I got him in Playa Del Carmen to thank him for that.
And this is my own tin & mirror one to remind myself to use those wings too.
So hearts and wings were kind of the theme of my shopping trip to Playa Del Carmen with Nathalie and Suzanne during our trip.
We awoke to a cloudy day which was perfect for shopping. We took the 230 peso(20.00US)/30 minute taxi trip to the town from the hotel.
Playa Del Carmen is definitely geared to the tourist trade and the shopping on the 5th Avenue definitely is as well.
I ended up falling in love with this purse in our first shop!
I was happy to bring it home with me as my new spring bag - keeping the bright colors of Mexico with me as we go through the grey and blah of this spring rainy time...
While a lot of the prices and the tourist trap shops had us doing a lot more window shopping and looking than real spending, I loved the sights in this Mexican town.
This art was above the store where I bought my purse.
I got some good shots of the mannequin angel that I want to play with and add to my collage images.
There were some shops with some amazing art in them but most were way out of my price range. So fun too look at though...
How about $1000.00 US for Converse sneakers - hand painted by an amazing Mexican artist ?
Too beautiful to play hoops in, I think!!!
So while I only spent money on a few little trinkets for myself and for David, I did so enjoy photographing all around me in the Playa Del Carmen streets.
As my momma always tells me, it sure does pay to look up...
A shot for those who know how much I love frogs - NOT!
True window shopping - see me in the reflection ?
Aren't these chairs in a restaurant that was closed down amazing ?
I actually topped off my shopping at the Cancun airport before we left, and that is where I got my cool Frida and Day of the Dead skeleton cards and my sweet funny clay mermaid. The little tin hand which you can actually slip a picture in behind the glass heart was another 5th Avenue find.
It was a fun day checking things out in the town. I would have like to have found a little more arty nooks but we were kind of limited with time, energy and knowledge that day.
It is all good because the things I did get make the perfect souvenirs for me !
So my lovelies...
I am itching to get back to some art making. I was so inspired by the colors and feelings in Mexico. I am hoping to get a lot of that out on paper in the next week or so. I did not do much art journaling during the trip. There were no tables on the beach where I could set up and that was definitely where I wanted to be !
So if you are wondering why I am a little quiet around here, know that I am happily playing around in the studio,
remembering sun and sand and turquoise water...
Have a great Monday, Lovely Ones...