What I do when I am bored is surf the internet. My typical search words – if I don’t have anything pressing that I want to research at the time – are ones that come up with images or loteria items. In my computer – my laptop, mostly – I have stored examples of loteria decks from many sources. Some are vintage cards and old decks from Mexico. A goldmine of examples can be found at Elsewhere.com, where Josh (also a blogger) has posted many decks in jpeg. format.
I also have found numerous works of art inspired by the Loteria. Some artists have created a deck of all 54 cards in their own style. Others have done larger works, and have not made it through the entire deck (yet?). Since I have also been working on my own loteria series (or two or three…), this interests me to no end. I love seeing what other artists have done.
So, i had a thought last night – what if I started another blog (see? crazy!) that is only about Loteria? I have a LOT of material, and if I could get an interview with the individual artists, that would be cool, too. I also have found some awesome clothing and fabrics that are based on Loteria.
The featured photo is a gorgeous Goth doll dress (OR a gorgeous loteria dress on a Goth-looking doll…) at Monkeytailz.com. Isn’t it marvelous? I am familiar with the Alexander Henry fabric, but I love what the dress designer has done with the corset! It must be a shrunk-down photocopied version on fabric – iron on, maybe? I just love it – and I don’t have a doll to put it on! There’s even a tiny purse to go with it!
Another option would be to feature something about loteria one day a week on my blog – like Loteria Lunes… Hey, like TODAY is Monday (lunes, in Spanish)! What a coincidence. By the way, if you love this fabric, it may be hard to find. You might join the crusade of Bell Pepper Fabrics: they are trying to get together a large enough order to convince the AH people to make more of this fabric. Go Here to find out more.