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Senorita Valdivia - stages of watercolor

Senorita Valdivia – stages of watercolor

Ecuador’s archaeological museums showcase the many cultures that thrived before the European conquest of the Americas.   The Valdivia culture is often described as the oldest urban settlement in the Americas and dates back to 3,500 or 4,000 B.C.    Some suggest that the Valdivia culture came from Japan, and why it vanished is a mystery as well.

Valdivia Museum - Valdivia Women - Mujeres - Merci Waits

Valdivia Museum – Valdivia Women – Mujeres – Merci Waits

When I visit the Ecuadorian museums, I linger at the Valdivia section in search of my favorite Venus ladies.

Valdivia Women - Guayaquil MAAC Museum

Valdivia Women – Guayaquil MAAC Museum

There are many great Spanish words that begin with the letter V for Frizztext’s Alphabet Challenge.   Enjoy this random sampler:

Verde – Green

Verduras – Vegetables

Vaso – Glass

Ventana – Window

Vidrio – Window (glass)

Vela – Candle         Vela – Sail

Verano – Summer

Verdad – Truth

Ver – To See

Vuelo – Flight

Volcan – Volcano

Vino – Wine

Vista – View

Vivo – Life

Viento – Wind

Viajo, viaja – Old

Viaje – Flight

Vivir – To Live

Vecino – Neighbor

Valdivia Women - Guayaquil MAAC Museum

Valdivia Women – Guayaquil MAAC Museum

More ‘mystery rain’ took out our power last night, so this morning I am behind as I prepare to travel to Pedernales to meet Sarah Dettman and her tour group. I will be with the group until mid afternoon tomorrow, then back to Jama where a new post-painting competition will be underway!

Token Certificate for Jama's Pole-Painting Competition - Copyright Lisa Brunetti

Token Certificate for Jama’s Pole-Painting Competition – Copyright Lisa Brunetti

I should be online briefly tomorrow (Saturday) night.

Thank you, early birds, who have already contributed your drawings for this week’s Timeout for Art! This is going to by a dynamite week for amazing art!

Senorita Valdivia in progress for Museo Bahia de Caraquez (Watercolor - 2012)

Senorita Valdivia in progress for Museo Bahia de Caraquez (Watercolor – 2012)

Here is a great “V” song by Mana called, Vivir Sin Aire (Life Without Air)

See you when I come up for air!
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