Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Artsy Fartsy



One of the things I loved the most were these artisan colored pencils. They make it for such cool studio/home/kids bedroom decor and are so much fun :-) I came back with 10 sets of 12 pencils with me :-) I might part with some, but still thinking about it...


We went to a covered market that had all these cool items for sale: clothes, shoes, nuts, LOTS of booze, maps burnt on leather, hats and all sorts of handmade stuff.


This one is to me the most interesting. This is cachaça (sugar cane liquor) aged with a crab in it. I had some cachaça, which goes down smooth and hits you in the head so fast you don't realize it, but I am not sure I would have the courage to drink this one. Good thing I wouldn't be able to go through customs with that in my carryon ;-)

I am still fighting this cold so bare with me as I get caught up with all your blogs updates!!!

27 comments:

Gloria said...

Hi Ana. How interesting the cachaca with the crab in it. Wow, never had that before. Love all those colored pencils, they are awesome. Who puts them out? I would love to order some. It's always fun getting away for a little while. I think we are better for it. Hope your cold lets up. Take care and have a great rest of the week.

Jane of The Jewels said...

That cachaça looks gruesome! I don't think I'd have the courage to try it either. Take care of yourself.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Ooof...the cachaca with the crab in it freaks me out a little. I don't think I'd be able to drink that. These are beautiful photos, by the way; you are quite the photographer! Looking forward to seeing/reading more of your trip. I hope you feel better soon.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

For that cold have hot lemon tea w/honey and a shot of bourbon....zinc tablets help boost your immune system!. BTW will u be adding more to your Art to a good home page? I could kick myself for not getting one!.

turquoisemoon said...

I had that cold..ended up being bronchitis. First time I've been sick in years. Good luck with it!

Red Shoes said...

I LOVE those colored pencils... the photo reminds me of those jumbo boxes of crayons that we would get for going back to school...

I hope you get to feeling better soon...

~shoes~

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Well, at least those crabs died happy.

Lynn Fisher said...

Ana, welcome back...looks like you had a very interesting time (you had me at crabs....lol!!!!)

kala said...

Wanna grab a set of pencilsss

Riot Kitty said...

I must go get those pencils! Man, those poor crabs...although I guess that wouldn't be a bad way to go.

Nadia said...

I don't think I would dare to try the cachaça!! creepy..Hope you feel better soon!!

Sulky Kitten said...

I love all the pencils. That drink with the crab looks lethal - well, it must have been for the crab! Hope you feel much better soon.

Ola said...

these liquors - well I am not very sure whether I would drink them:)
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Jenny said...

Welcome back Ana... I have missed you... love love the color pencils... how beautiful... and the cachaca... I have never heard of that before... I don't think I could drink it either... thank you too for your gorgeous comment... funny thing was... my son said the same thing...lol

Hope your cold is gone soon...
Jenny ♥

Buttons said...

Well the cachaca is something I never thought I would see, interesting.
Love the first shot. Take care of yourself. B

denthe said...

Oooh, the colours of those pencils! I would've bought 10 sets too! That drink though .... ugh! Poor crabs ....

Elena said...

Love the photos! The cachaca is quite impressive! Sort of like something you'd see in an old lab...creepy. Wait what am I saying we have mescal with a worm in it!

Kyra said...

A crab in it? It kind of reminds me of a scene from Aliens, in the science lab! Love the colored pencils! You must play with them!

Sherri B. said...

Wow, that cachaca looks very interesting! I don't know that I would ever taste it, but like you I sure would've taken a picture of it...lol. Those colored pencils are awesome...I wouldn't have been able to resist. :)

Francie M said...

Take care of yourself! It is interesting how the normal in one culture is so abnormal in another? I can't imagine going into a liquor store in Canada and seeing bottles of booze with big crabs inside. Ha ha.

ArtSings1946 said...

The crab booze looks scarey ... I don't drink but I sure do love crab.
Great pictures and thanks for sharing kido.

Love Always,
Jan

Tammie Lee said...

oh! colds are not fun. But your photographs are! such wonderful pencils, the colors, the wood, the way the tips are carved.

get well~

Loulou said...

hmmm, booze with a crab in it. I'm not so sure about that either. The pencils are gorgeous! Sorry to hear you have a cold.

Ileana said...

Wonderful photos and I'd never heard of the sugar cane liquor, being Cuban and all I'm surprised. I'd love to try it, even if it does look a bit intimidating. :)

Feel better! I've had the flu, too, and I'm just starting to breathe a little better now.

Hwee said...

Wow, I've never seen liquor with animals in it. That's fascinating. Given that I like to try exotic food, I probably would have bought a bottle and give it a try. Looks like you've had great time!

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

OH ! Les crabes ! ça me fait une drôle d'impression.

Roger.

Shaharoh said...

Wow! Cachaca looks fierce. It's looks inviting and intimidating at the same time. I can't wait to travel there! xoxo