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.called milagros -  Milagros (also known as an ex-voto or dijes) are religious folk charms that are traditionally used for healing purposes and as votive offerings in Mexico, the

.called milagros - Milagros (also known as an ex-voto or dijes) are religious folk charms that are traditionally used for healing purposes and as votive offerings in Mexico, the

This is a #Catholic #girl thing. lol. :)  Pip Studio shrine. Our Lady.

This is a #Catholic #girl thing. lol. :) Pip Studio shrine. Our Lady.

A ceramic Catrina that pays homage to Mexican icon Frida Kahlo. Inspired by the caricatures of lithographer Jose Guadalupe Posada, the elegant Catrina has her origins in Day of the Dead celebrations.This piece was exhibited in Chapala's annual Feria Maestros del Arte.    © Marianne Carlson, 2008

A ceramic Catrina that pays homage to Mexican icon Frida Kahlo. Inspired by the caricatures of lithographer Jose Guadalupe Posada, the elegant Catrina has her origins in Day of the Dead celebrations.This piece was exhibited in Chapala's annual Feria Maestros del Arte. © Marianne Carlson, 2008

Gino Rubert: "When I found out that Juansito cheated on me with this snake Mariela, I waited him at the kitchen. When he came back home from work, I killed him with the bread knife. Then I was going to thrust that knife into my heart but I fell and hit my head. I fainted. With this colorful picture I thank Saint Honoratus for the miracle that today, on the day of my 35th birthday, I’m going to be happy and in good health again."

Gino Rubert: "When I found out that Juansito cheated on me with this snake Mariela, I waited him at the kitchen. When he came back home from work, I killed him with the bread knife. Then I was going to thrust that knife into my heart but I fell and hit my head. I fainted. With this colorful picture I thank Saint Honoratus for the miracle that today, on the day of my 35th birthday, I’m going to be happy and in good health again."

Retablos — I bought my son Manuel rain boots. He was so...

Retablos — I bought my son Manuel rain boots. He was so...

17 1969 hundreds of spiders started falling from the dry wood that was in front of the house. They fell on my little son Juanito and bit him. I entrusted him to Saint Michael the Archangel and the boy only had fever but recovered quickly. We dedicate...

17 1969 hundreds of spiders started falling from the dry wood that was in front of the house. They fell on my little son Juanito and bit him. I entrusted him to Saint Michael the Archangel and the boy only had fever but recovered quickly. We dedicate...

When my boss send me to deliver bread on bicycle I was distracted by a stupid girl and dropped all the bread. I prayed to the Virgin of Guadalupe so that my boss didn’t fire me. Because she worked this miracle I’m offering her this retablo.  Juan...

When my boss send me to deliver bread on bicycle I was distracted by a stupid girl and dropped all the bread. I prayed to the Virgin of Guadalupe so that my boss didn’t fire me. Because she worked this miracle I’m offering her this retablo. Juan...

I offer this humble retablo to the Archangel Michael so he would work the miracle that I could help my father with money to open his pottery shop since it was his childhood dream.  Teodora Morales  Tlaxcala, 1959

I offer this humble retablo to the Archangel Michael so he would work the miracle that I could help my father with money to open his pottery shop since it was his childhood dream. Teodora Morales Tlaxcala, 1959

I kept drinking and was always totally wasted so neither my family nor my friends loved me anymore. I asked the Virgin of Guadalupe for helping me to get out of this bad habit. Because she granted me with this miracle I’ve ordered this retablo to...

I kept drinking and was always totally wasted so neither my family nor my friends loved me anymore. I asked the Virgin of Guadalupe for helping me to get out of this bad habit. Because she granted me with this miracle I’ve ordered this retablo to...

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