Friday, March 30, 2007

March 30, 2007 Bonus Bllog
Went home for lunch and got in a red and black color scheme mood again. Proof positive:

Better Red Than Dead (Brown)

I've also been working on Insurgent Faces for Paul Cool's Salt War project and after reading a half dozen chapters, here's a cross section of the fighters at San Elizario:

I want to portray them as more than the typical serape-wearing peon that we seem to gravitate towards in our renderings of our Southern neighbors. They were businessmen, ranchers and farmers, like in any typical American or Mexican community.

And speaking of Mexican communities, Drew Gomber and Scott Turner showed up here the other day and we had a good talk about Scott's tour biz in Mexico. Scott is from Fort Davis, Texas and he has a historian who accompanies the tours to Mexican Revolution sites including Columbus, New Mexico and Casas Grandes and Parral where Pancho Villa was assasinated. They are going on a discovery trip in late summer and he invited me to list all of the Frederick Remington and John Reed sites I want to visit and he'll take me along. Boy Howdy! Am I excited about that! Now if I could only get the Top Secret Writer to get over his Alamo phobia. Hmmmmmm.

"The world does not need tourists who ride by in a bus clucking their tongues. The world as it is needs those who will love it enough to change it, with what they have, where they are."
—Robert Fulghum

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