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No Mas! - Handbags from Upcycled Book Covers

Timely Handbags Made from Books – Upcycled for Fashion Savvy Woman

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Now for Fashion! These unusual handbags, made in Mexico from reused Mexican books, with titles en Español, have found a second life for fashion savvy women.  Truly “pocketbooks”!  Rescued from no longer wanted libraries, these unique upcycled book purses have become a fashion accessory with something to say.  The covers range from colorful to […]

Oaxaca - horse grinding for Tequila

Discovering Teotitlan del Valle Oaxacan Artisans + Culinary Traditions-Day 3

Day 3: San Pablo Villa de Mitla Mezcal is one reason to visit this town, but the archaeological ruins of the Zapotecs is another.  There were artisan stands selling local folk art, Mexican toys, embroidered blouses, and handwoven rugs from the neighboring towns of Teotitlan del Valle and Santa Ana Domingo.  We purchased some flutes, […]

Benito Nieto, silver & gemstones jewelry artist from Mexico

Jewelry Artist Benito Nieto of Mexico

“I love making new designs for No Mas!” – Benito Nieto How We Discovered Benito Nieto We didn’t expect to buy silver; we were just enjoying a Sunday afternoon on the beach in Puerto Vallarta. Among all the other beach vendors, one stood out. Abraham was selling his cousin’s handmade sterling silver bracelets. All were […]

alebrijes

Jacobo Angeles, Mexican Alebrijes Folk Artist, Visits Atlanta 3/27/15

The Art of Alebrijes Jacobo Angeles, Mexican Alebrijes Folk Artist, will visit No Mas! Hacienda and Cantina March 27, 2015. Jacobo and his wife Maria are world renowned master artisans from the small Oaxaca village of San Martin Tilcajete, located about 25km south of Oaxaca.  The village is known for its Alebrijes: colorful, whimsical, hand painted […]

No Mas! handcrafted Catrinas by Mexican artist Erik Fuentes

Original Handcrafted Catrina Sculptures by Mexican Artist Erik Fuentes

Erik Fuentes’ Original Catrina Sculptures: Dia de los Muertos Art from Michoacan, Mexico A young Mexican artist with a great talent, Erik Fuentes, only in his early twenties, demonstrates great skill in the creation of these works of art, referred to generally as “Catrinas” (the male figures as “Catrines”).  Painstakingly sculpted in minute detail, the […]