This post is stacked right behind the Timeout for Art one, as I’m about to be traveling today and tomorrow. Thanks for the great feedback on the botanical painting!
The Inti Raymi Mask, also knows as Aya Uma, is on his way to his new home in the USA, but wow, does he ever have a story to share!
Without leaving the comfort of your home, travel to latitude 0- 00-00 and enjoy this cultural immersion in the Christmas traditions of Jama Ecuador! Lisa/Z

Zeebra Designs & Destinations

(Jan. 2013) “An artist’s eyes never rest,’ and mine have been working overtime in the Jama Ecuador area!  The Cevallos-Sabando family invited me to their Christmas Eve family feast, which is traditionally served around midnight.  Their home and country store, located on the prominent corner on incoming Jama Avenue,  faces the highly-popular park in the center of town.   Throughout the year, friends, neighbors and strangers ebb and flow past the storefront, where an always-changing sidewalk display reflects the current holiday theme.  On Christmas Eve, a cluster of people sat in plastic chairs and stared at the nativity scene while family members visited near the corner door and greeted passersby.

(Update Dec. 2016: The buildings in the background were destroyed in the April 2016 earthquake, and the one where the people are sitting has damage and is being altered…)

I arrived early to help my friends with the preparation of…

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