Wednesday, June 06, 2007

I-F: My Paradise



We just went to paradise 2 weeks ago. In the south of Mexico, in a tiny little fishing town called San Augustinillo, we found it.

a breezy open-air cabana, warm weather and warm water, a comfortable bed and hammock, soft sand and fresh fish, and where the turtles now swim freely.

San Augustinillo once relied on the poaching of turtles ('tortugas' in spanish) as its main commerce, until it was banned in the early 90's. they had to find some other way to make a living, so tourism became very important, and that's why we were able to find a dreamy little cabana by the beach in a town most Mexicans haven't even heard of. we were there for 5 days, but we could have stayed there forever.

i did these sketches of 'tortugas' there (among others) while swinging in the hammock, and while Andy composed music on our little deck. it was, decidedly, paradise.


10 comments:

Tina Vaziri said...

Love your rich colors! Fills my heart with happiness!

steve said...

Sounds like you both had a marvelous time. So good to see the poaching was banned and to see your happy little turtles.

Kathleen Rietz said...

So vibrant and happy! Very sweet.

Vhrsti said...

Cute, cute. Great work!

hemelsgroen said...

Those are the happiest turtles ever!
very nice

Monica said...

What beautiful, happy turtles! I love the work you did on their shells, great linework and color overall.
What a wonderful place to visit, so happy to hear it is a safe haven for these wonderful turtles!

studio lolo said...

Very sweet illo! Hurray for the turtles who can swim free!!

Sarah. K said...

Very colourful..

catnapping said...

i love these colours. so deep, so rich.

these turtle faces are adorable, too.

Marie said...

Hi,

Very nice !