Monday, April 20, 2020

ART FROM THE ROAD: El Golfo, Mexico

Welcome, and thanks for your visit today. This almost feels awkward since I just noticed that my last post was just short of a year ago. That does not mean that I have not been creating, just that I haven't taken time to post anything. I am going to try to make this a habit again. Only recently have we added "Mexican internet" to give both my husband and me sufficient service to accomplish all that we need/want to do. 

We are located in El Golfo de Santa Clara, a small fishing village in Mexico, on the Sea of Cortez (also called the Gulf of California). My husband and I are full-time RVers, so our home has wheels and is currently parked in a campground on the water's edge. A month or so before the COVID-19 first came to the Americas, we had decided rather than return to our home campground in New Hampshire, we would stay in the Desert Southwest/Mexico area for the summer. We consider ourselves very lucky and very safe to be here now that the virus has created a pandemic. In a town of fewer than 6,000 people, there are no cases of the virus to date. The one road into and out of town is blocked by the police and/or military. Anyone is allowed to leave, but if you are not a resident (including those in our campground) you are not allowed to re-enter the town. When in public places, we are required to wear masks. Much like most of you, we are to remain in our homes, giving me lots of time for crafting!

There are many crafty women in the campground and we used to meet regularly twice a week. That came to a halt several weeks ago, but, diehards that we are, we could not give up crafting "together." One of the members of our group started a weekly challenge to keep us going. The current challenge is posted on the bulletin board outside the clubhouse. Our completed projects are posted on the same bulletin board on Sundays, where the next challenger posts the next week's challenge. We have been doing this for six weeks now. Each challenge this time around has been related to color.

I will share here what I have created for each challenge.

Week 1 (pink, green, brown)

Week 2 (turquoise, orange, yellow)

Week 3 (black, white, gray)

Week 4 (navy, green, gold

Week 5 (purple, pink, gold)

Week 6 (red, orange, pink)

Thanks again for stopping by today. I appreciate both your visit and your taking a moment to leave a comment. Both inspire me!


  1. I love your makes Kay, such great fun and I'm so happy that you are still creating. You all seem to be living the best life in your camper van. Take care and look after each other, Sue xx

  2. Happy to see you and your artwork back. I thought you got lost!

  3. Hi Kay,
    Great to see you again on your blog, with all these lovely cards in various styles!!!
    Your life looks to be very happy and peaceful with your husband in the way you have chosen, staying creative - that's so good :D -. Looking forward to seeing more other cards from you in the weeks to come, and read some news, it was lovely to read your post Kay.
    Stay well and safe,

  4. I smiled when I saw Week #1 had an ATHexagon included - woohoo! Love that you find time to keep crafting while on your travels and really enjoy seeing/hearing about your adventures along the way. xoxox

  5. Kay, it's a treat to see you back blogging, and what a wonderful array of artwork you've included here. It's heartening to hear that you are safe and creating, and that you have a group who have managed to encourage each other during a time of social distancing. Many thanks for posting, my've given me a lovely lift. xo

  6. Wow, these cards are awesome. Such lovely colours and techniques. Simply beautiful Kay. Hugz


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