Ahhh. Amazing. I just auditioned for this last week without knowing any details! Met the casting director months ago. Was sure it was probably for some corny show (RIP "craft wars" hosted by Tori Spelling), but figured what the hell- I'll audition anyways. Now I sorta hope I get it! Probably won't though, my casting tape was not very compelling... #thehandmadeproject #chooseme #icanmakeanythingoutofleather
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The most amazing part of this video is the part I accidentally cut-off: when the 80+ year old Mayan woman, in full traditional dress, came blazing around the corner in a full sprint cursing at her sheep in native Mayan. 😤🐐👟
The organic farmers market in san Cristóbal de las casas just made me really happy to be here. I ❤ Mexico and it's people.
Headed back to my life as a leather worker soon. Cute shot of the Cuir Bouillie vase at @fandfnyc love this new addition to my home goods stuff 💓🌱💓
Deforestation is a huge problem in Chiapas, specifically around San Cristobal De Las Casas. The people in the villages use the timber to build their homes mainly. When they cut the trees down, down comes all the other stuff that lives in the trees as well, including bromeliads and orchids, which generally just get discarded. In comes the Pro Natura group here that rescues the bromeliads and orchids and has put together a sweet reserve/orchid breeding/habitat/nature area right on the outskirts of San Cristobal. Beautiful little oasis and some very passionate workers who really love these plants and will share their knowledge with you if you ask nicely. 💓
These are antique (100+ years) tiles from Chiapas and apparently these used to be super common here and were made in the area. I told the woman in the coffee shop where I saw these that she should try really hard to find the last tile maker in the area who knows how to make these, and try to bring them back. So incredible.
Sippin' on some Chiapas coffee in a Chiapas courtyard. I ain't mad.