Sunday, June 21, 2009

Medina's Chimayó Art

While in Chimayó, I wanted to buy a cross from the gift shop at the Santaurio but I noticed that all the crosses that I was looking at were "made in Mexico". I already have a cross made in Mexico and was getting dismayed when finally the last cross I looked at (near the exit) had a card by the artist indicating "hand crafted and made in Chimayó and even more a card by the artist. Thus, I happily made the purchase. Later in the afternoon, we run into Joan Medina, a very lovely woman selling her creative artwork at the end of the highway near the cemetary and she told us about the friar climbing the hillside. Cheryl and I decided to climb the same hillside and afterwards we stopped back by Joan's stand and I made a purchase of a bracelet. She asked where we were from and wished a safe journey back home and hugged us goodbye. Sadly, after geting back to the car Cheryl and I mentioned that we should've gotten a photo with her but didn't. I knew I had her card and had made a mental note to email her when I got back to Houston. Thus, when we got back to Santa Fe, I was looking at my purchases and looking through the cards I had gotten and then I noticed the same phone number's for both. Cross by Arthur (Lowlow) Medina and bracelet by Joan Medina. Talk about six degrees of seperation, which in a small town like Chimayó may not be as hard but nonetheless, I sure felt the connection between these two individuals.

2 comments:

Desert Diva said...

That was indeed one of those serendipitous experiences - and one that you feel that you are meant to be in space and time...

CHIMAYO ART said...

Hi Luz! How are you 2 doing? I hope all is well. I am sending you Blessings from Chimayo,N.M.
Thanks for the wonderful words you put on your blog.... & I am so happy that you enjoyed our little humble establishment and our families art work. We work hard to make people happy so they feel like they are at home. You are always welcomed...Love much Joan and Lowlow Medina.
Medina's CHIMAYO ART Place #25