Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Holiday Card by Holly Haas

I wish everyone holidays filled with contentment and joy. And a productive, healthful, and fun 2012. May all beings have the causes for happiness. Hugs

Felice Navidad a todos y un Prospero Ano Nuevo. Que reciben todos la paz, la alegria, y el bienestar y divertismo......Abrazos.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Homage to the Virgin of Guadelupe on December 12

"Guadelupe the Corn Dancer" by Mitzi Linn.
May she protect and bless all of us.

Here she is the pre-conquest goddess dancing the sacred corn in a hand woven huipil. On the new moon and with some sacred flowers from before the espanoles.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Winter scenes in New Mexico

Water color painting by Fran Larsen entitled "Camino de Farolitos" 1995. Note the luminarias by the gate and on the roof tops. I really love her work. She painted the frames too to be part of the whole piece.

Photos from northern New Mexico in the winter. Enjoy. From postcards and other sources.

Luminarias at an ancient American kiva. The luminaria tradition lights the way along highways, and streets and roads in New Mexico around Christmas. I remember them along the highway between Santa Fe and Taos the year I spent Christmas there. It's Spanish in origin and in this calendar photo, staged I think at Bandalier Natl Monument.

Sanctuario de Chimayo in northern New Mexico.

A door in a wall in Santa Fe during the winter.

Taos Pueblo in winter. Photo by Scott Fields. One of the oldest settled places of this continent. Taos Pueblo is a bit north of the town, which is really charming too.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Las Chinas de Oaxaca

I lifted this cheerful foto from Oaxaca Turismo. The regional dances are enchanting and varied.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Time Passes .....celebrating el Dia de Los Muertos

Photo by Antonio Turok, "Dia de los Muertos" 1976 in Mexico. Where I live these days has a few gentlemen who look like the guy in foto. Time passes, but death never dies.

Family altar in Huatla de Jimenez, the Mazatec area of Oaxaca, taken in 1976

Some photos from Artes de Mexico's edition on Day of the Dead from 1993.

Creating altars, decorating graves and making a ritual are all arts related to the celebration of Day of the Dead, or Todos Santos.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Day of the Dead Art Suite

"Flying Muertos" gouache painting by Mitzi Linn

I just created a new post to share some images from my Day of the Dead experiences. I tucked away the art cards from shows in Oaxaca for later enjoyment, like now!!!

Scroll down to see art from La Mano Magica's exhibitions.

Day of the Dead Art from Oaxaca

Lithograph by Maximino Javier "Sin Titulo" 1995 Day of the Dead Show at La Mano Magica in Oaxaca. I really like Max's sense of humor!

Papel Picado by Mauricio Bonilla for a show at La Mano Magica. Let's join them in the dance!!!!

Silkscreen print by Juan Mariano Testera for the Day of the Dead show at La Mano Magica in 1993. Part of the announcement card of the show. Saludos a Juan Mariano.....

Watercolor by Kate Corbett, "Viva Mexico" from Day of the Dead show at La Mano Magica in 1990. One of my favorites. Saludos a Kate......

Painting by Felipe Morales " El Segundo Yo" in La Mano Magica's Day of the Dead show 1990. A favorite of mine. Saludos a Felipe.....

Karen Turtles grave in the Teotitlan Del Valle cemetery in 1993, decorated by Mitzi and Montano Familia. Photo by Arnulfo Mendoza at night on Nov 2. In memory of my friend Karen. Decorating graves is an art in Oaxaca and all of Mexico. El Dia de los Muertos o Todos Santos is my favorite Mexican holiday. Little by little it is arriving here in El Norte. (Gracias a los migrants de los ambos paises.)

I wanted to share some images from Oaxaca. These shows and artists inspired me to paint and make a series about the Day of the Dead. I hope you enjoy their work. Saludos a todos los difuntos y antipasados de todos de nosotros. Y los vivos tambien.....

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

May the Virgin of Guadelupe guide your way--Safe Journeys

Art card by Judy Perry of Bisbee, AZ. Check out her website. I was lucky to meet her when I lived in Bisbee. I met her through another woman friend, Mary Walker, a massage therapist there. Thanks universe, and blessings to them.

Today's observation

Clouds hang over the valley,
little rain but then no sun either.....

Winter hangs out on my mind's edges....
If I blow really hard,
can I move the clouds away and bring the sun?.....

What is better, myth or everyday life?
I witness the Fall from summer's grace and warmth..
Adam and Eve find apples under a wild tree.....
They make mythic applesauce.
We'll eat that applesauce later.

copyright Mitzi Linn

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Orygen Menla

An image of Tibetan Guru Rinpoche as a healing Buddha.
"Om A Hung Vajra Guru Pema Siddhi Hung"

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Gouache paintings by Mitzi Linn.....Combined images of "Horse Lovers" and "Horse Women go Swimming".

Though I don't seem to go swimming much these summers, I always associate summer with swimming. These paintings are summer offerings. They are small paintings and for sale individually.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Adam and Eve Visit Santa Fe, New Mexico

Gouache painting by Mitzi Linn

Vacationing in Santa Fe, A and E communicate with a feathered serpent in a tree at the Plaza. Hum----******-----

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Gift

"The Gift" gouache painting by Mitzi Linn
Something new for you to look at. The painting is approximately 11 by 14 inches, available for sale.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Welcome Springtime

Bananaleaf Series: First Love--gouache painting by Mitzi Linn
The first of the Bananaleaf Series.

Lately I wake up to morning dreams of being in a lover's arms, embraced in a beautiful intimacy which I have been missing for some time. It's a dream I remind myself, but it feels good and I want to keep dreaming.

As daytime life assembles itself I remember that it too is a dream in which we are moving about, seemingly awake. In my daytime dream I don't wish for the intimate love appearing in my night dream movie but do wish for Love, the divine type, that heals all suffering. I wish that for all.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Adam and Eve Visit Palm Springs: Happy Angel Resort

Painting by Mitzi Linn

I am posting this painting to cheer us all as winter lingers and spring seems hesitant to arrive. The painting is for sale and is approximately 18 by 15 inches. You can contact me at mitzi_linn@hotmail. com if interested. This is one Adam and Eve painting in a series done over years. They will be teeing off on a golf course somewhere nearby. I lived in Palm Springs for a couple months in 1998 where I did this painting.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Looking to Higher Ground

I offer this beautiful photo of Mt Everest to all who are suffering everywhere on the planet today. May all beings be free of suffering. May you and I and everyone find genuine happiness in our lives.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

La Cumbia del Mole by Lila Downs with Artwork by Mitzi Linn

Paintings in the video are by me, Mitzi, Kate Corbett and Rudolfo Morales. I met Kate and Rudolfo in Oaxaca. Kate's work-- 2 water colors-- realistic chilis/onions in dishes on a table, and a red table with lily in green pottery pitcher. Rudolfo's painting is a red city scene with feminine figures. All other paintings or collages are by Mitzi Linn

Photos of Reyna (Zapotec chef) from article about Reyna in Mija Chronicles (blog)Photos of Lila Downs from various sources, photo with Tito Mendoza from El Nahual gallery. Other photos from my own collection and postcards
include folk art, textiles and dancers.

Lila gave me permission to use her music when I saw her in Oaxaca.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Following the Feathered Serpent

Feathered Serpent climbs the Tree of Life: Daystars
Painting by Mitzi Linn

20 years ago, about this time of the year, and after studying the myth of Quetzalcoatl for some time, I journeyed to Teotihuacan to sit at his pyramid. A few weeks later, after being at Palenque, we stopped at Tonina which was still being excavated. Our guide, the caretaker there, showed us around. They had pretty much dug out the 7 level pyramid. On one level we found Quetzalcoatl's (Kulkulcan) temple and remains of blue paint on the carving of a feathered serpent on a door lintel.

After that I did a series of paintings about the Feathered Serpent. I finally had something I wanted to say in images. That set me on a new path and transformed my life.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Painting by Christel Becker

I have always loved this painting by Christel of the Chamula area outside San Cristobal de Las Casas. I saw her at Kiki's house last time I was there. Now she designs gardens and sees that they are created for others. We should have known from these paintings that gardening is her biggest passion.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Celebrating My Birthday (again)

Here's an old foto of me with my great uncle Leonard back in the late 1940's. He and I were close. In this outing we were somewhere in Indianapolis gadding about. I missed him after we moved away a couple years later. Thanks dear uncle Leonard for your love back then.....