Friday, January 29, 2016

La madre y las hijas


Loa Molina is an artist that crafts beautiful masks of leather.  She sells her work and those of other artists in the gallery, NidArt, located in the Plaza Machado, which she owns and operates with her husband.  They bought their casa located on Carnaval 26 years ago and established their gallery at their prime location 3 years later.  By coincidence I earlier had met her two daughters at the Saturday Market where they were selling delectable bakery goods.  Both young women, Nida and Anis help at the gallery,  a family-run business, but also have careers of their own.  Nida teaches yoga and Anis has majored in culinary arts.  Also by coincidence the family owns and operates the cafe across from the gallery, where I hang out when I crave a good latte that I get made to order because I like it muy caliente. I feel very fortunate to have made these delightful connections during our short stay here. What a lovely, gracious, and enterprising family!




9 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm loving your colourful images from Mexico Kate, I think you're loving the warmer weather right?
P.s. I'm so sorry that you're having trouble visiting me Kate I love to hear from you, what actually happens when you try?

Sharon Anck said...

I couldn't agree more! Beautiful family and very enterprising.

William Kendall said...

I expect some of those masks end up in the hands of theatrical productions.

Norma Herbold said...

Great story...you can tell those girls and their mother are related. Beautiful smiles.

Kay said...

That mask is amazing! I have trouble believing it's leather. Gorgeous!

Lois said...

They are a busy family and beautiful too!

Jack said...

And the girls inherited their mother's beautiful eyes.

Nathalie H.D. said...

Like mother, like daughters : all three are very beautiful. Looks like all are creative and talented in their respective fields. I'd be proud if it were my family. I wish them all much happiness in life.

Janey and Co. said...

I love the way you introduce us to the locals. Not only are these people hard working, but very pretty indeed.