We have located Sergio's family in Villahermosa, and they are well! Thank you to all who have written to ask about them! We will keep you posted as the situation is not yet assured.
On a different note: today, we spent 6 wonderful hours with four visiting artists from Fredericksburg. They were in our studio to learn encaustics from Sergio. What a great time sharing our studio space with such talented and creative people!
This evening, we were visited in the studio by Mario Marcel (Teatro de La Luna) who shared a bottle of wine with us as we discussed theater and the economy (!). He has asked our help to paint another backdrop for a play- this time it will be utilized by a troupe visiting from Argentina for the annual Festival Internacional de Teatro Hispano. Earlier this year we painted large canvases 'ala' Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera for the play Frida-- the most attended production at the Teatro to date!
Claudia deciding to burn into an otherwise bad canvas-- in the hope of rescuing it with fire!