I am going to keep making that joke for as long as I think it’s funny. I have taken an image of a Mexican cowboy and made a collage card with it. The originals will be for sale on my Etsy site as soon as I can get it up there. I have 4 originals. The “El Charro” image is unique in that it is in the exact posture of the Loteria card “El Borracho.” Instead of staggering against a wall and holding a bottle, the figure is in cowboy gear, twirling a lasso. Genius! The color scheme is my favorite part. Although the charro is in gray, his background is pink and orange. I could not resist putting a hot pink flowered background behind it.
He’s so cute! I have uploaded two different versions of the card. The one above is the loud version on a yellow background and is on cards and magnets and objects. There is a more subdued version without the yellow background that I have uploaded for t-shirts and clothing. Hey, it could become a gay icon!
I collect Loteria cards. I also have a different version of El Valiente, who is an animal tamer in a red jacket instead of a guy holding a knife. Lastly, there is a more politically correct version of El Negrito (Little Black Guy) – it is called El Bailarin and is a white guy in a natty suit. Again, both of the above have the figures in the same pose, but the context is different. I worked on cards with the El Valiente and El Alacran, using a set of blank colored note cards I purchased a long time ago. I will put those up on Etsy, too.
Finally, I revised my altered Loteria Rooster card images on CafePress.com. I uploaded different versions of the artwork and re-tagged it with out using the Spanish word for rooster. That was the controversy that I had last month about “trademarks.” Apparently the wine company doesn’t want me to use that word, but I can still sell the image. I think so, anyway.
I am about to go to bed. I am watching Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel. Apparently, it is only interesting to me – my husband mocks it. Hey, it’s slim pickings until new sitcom episodes get written.