Sorry I missed a day – I thought I would be able to access the internet at Callaway Gardens, but I could not. Still, I have had a pretty good run at NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month).
Here is the next group of Loteria images I found. As you will see, even after so many hours of searching images (I’m embarrassed to tell you how many), I have some missing. That means substitutions. Let me explain: the idea behind this Loteria exercise was to come up with a traditional number of cards – that would be 54.
17 El bandolón – I couldn’t find a sitar (or mandolin?), so I used la guitarra instead.
18 El violoncello (The Cello) – still looking.
19 La garza – I found this Oaxacan wood carving (alebrije).
22 La bota – It wasn’t easy, but I found these Virgin of Guadalupe boots.
23 La luna – I love this paper mache moon.
24 El cotorro – Here is a paper mache parrot.
25 El borracho – Here is a drunk man made from paper mache.
26 El negrito – Here is a traditional wooden carved and painted mask called El Negrito.
27 El corazón – I have soooooo many kinds of hearts, but I like this one in wood with milagros.
28 La sandía – a lovely coconut shell mask with a watermelon on it.
29 El tambor – a Huichol yarn picture.
30 El camarón – haven’t found one yet. I may replace it with this elefante (Oaxacan carving). I have already asked for it for my birthday.
31 Las jaras (The Arrows) – Not yet.
32 El músico – a painted tin ornament of a musician.
33 La araña (The Spider) – Nothing yet.