Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I haven't been posting as often as I would like, but I can't let this one slip through the cracks. Its time to talk about Purisima, which is undoubtably the most awesome Nica holiday that I know about to this date and time. Purisima is celebrated by lighting off as many firecrackers and fireworks as you possibly can. Children go with their parents to different houses and sing to alters for Mary, then the hosts of the house give treats to each person who sang. I only went to one house but I got a bucket with a plantain, an orange, a lime and a sugar cane! It was really fun. The kids get candy and the adults get food products. Perfect holiday. Its like a mixture of halloween and christmas.

Nica Art

Heres some art stuff Ive been doing here in Nicaragua. Ive been apprenticing with a ceramic artist in San Juan de Oriente. His name is Lester Perez and he is teaching me how to throw ceramics on a kick wheel. Im not very good at it but he is nice and patient with me. I have also been working on a mural at a local artist cooperative and gallery in Managua called Copavi. Here are some pics of my works in progress.