The birds and butterflies are flying about and deciding where to settle on this bough above Sumidero Canyon.
A Rusty-tipped Page and Azure-crowned Hummingbird to add to throng around the still to be created orchids.
Bonampak with its ancient Maya buildings filled with coloured murals is even more colourful outside. This video gives a taste of a place both vibrant and ancient.
Violet-crowned and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds ready to join the throng above Sumidero Canyon.
Mexico in February was full of life and colour, with birds and bugs and animals filling flowering trees with life. This was reflected in the craft market in San Cristobal in Chiapas, southern Mexico. Almost all the stalls sold textiles created and sold by the local women. Here is a short video to show you around.
Having completed the Russet-crowned Motmot I have added a Mexican Bluewing to keep it amused.
In my imagination I was returning from Mexico to Spring in Cornwall. This has been postponed, it is very chilly out there. Remembering the glorious colour and warmth of Mexico is the way to go. I am beginning a collage of birds, butterflies and orchids above Sumidero Canyon. This is the initial dye-work for Russet-crowned Motmots.
Just as the temperature drops further I have finished my latest collage 'Carn Galver with Heather and Gorse' a celebration of high summer in the far west of Cornwall. For more details http://amandarichardsonartist.com/content/carn-galver-heather-and-gorse
After a long pause I am back in the studio, and fine tuning the Carn Galver collage.
The initial blocking in of this collage of Carn Galver is almost complete, now for the fine detail.