Yes, summer’s ending, and what am I doing? Creating loteria decks in my head. Here’s the deal. What I do when I am bored is to, well, uh, instead of counting sheep… I look for rhyming words.
I can see your confused looks – It’s very simple. I choose a phonetic ending, let’s say “-ait”. Then, I go through the alphabet, looking for words that are spelled with that ending, or that sound (you know: -ate, -eight,…). That would be ate, bait, crate, date, eight, fate, freight, gate, gait, great, etc. What can I say – it keeps my mind occupied.
I don’t think I have OCD – I can stop whenever I want.
That has sort of transferred to the whole Loteria thing. I have already started one post on “Making Your Own Loteria Deck“. So, this is the logical next step.
I chose the theme of Mexican Folk Art – Here is Part One:
2 El diablito – a coco mask
4 El catrín – a clay figure of a smoking man.
6 La sirena – a painted tin mirror
8 La botella – a set of Cuervo bottle tin ornaments.
9 El barril – this balero toy is shaped like a barrel.
11 El melón – this one’s a long shot: a paper mache pumpkin.
12 El valiente – this tin ornament.
14 La muerte – this clay figurine.
15 La pera – this silver leaf gourd.
That’s it for part one. Yes, I don’t have much to do right now. More tomorrow!