Pictures at an Exposicion posted by on May 19, 2012

Last night was the event all the local artists were waiting for……

Uppermost by Tom Price,

Peppers still life  and Judge Hang M. High portrait by Suzie Price

Two children by Araceli Farias……

One of Nancy Gomez’s works

Georgina Febies’s discarded snake skin…..

The Judge with his portrait by Suzie Price…..

Rosalinda Cahill’s couple dancing


…….and seaside

Some of our Irish friends

This was in the ladies room ???? Suz said it belongs to the hotel

Women on a pier……


Isabel Banderas modern work

Suzie Price with two of her projects……

More modern art…….

Amparo’s water scene…….

Some of the attendees…….

By Nancy Gomez

Franciso Negrete (Paco)  our art instructor

Amparo Jimenez and her work…(Amparo is a friend of Annie Lennox)

Everyone was enjoying the wide array of oil’s on canvas, charcoal and pencil drawings and much more….

More of Araceli‘s work

Araceli‘s  painting of her daughter taking a nap…..


projects by Roberto Castellanos

The event was very well attended and we all had a great time……..

The wine was very good and so was the company. Congratulations to Paco our teacher for a fine exhibition of artwork by his students


Invitation to an Art Exhibition in Cancun posted by on May 5, 2012
Name of the School:        Escuela de Arte San Lorenzo
Name of the Instructor:       Paco Negrete
Place:                                EL PABILO,  HOTEL XBALANQUE,  Avenida Yaxchilán
Time and Date:                8:00 pm,  18th May      
Suzie, Amparo and Rosalinda will be delighted to welcome all the IWC Members and Friends of the Club.    A complimentary glass of wine will be served. 
Thank you
Some examples of Suzie’s art projects of late……
Her current project…..not quite finished
Lady with umbrella…….Copy of painting by John Singer Sargent
Her still life study…..she went to the grocery store and bought the veggies, staged them on the dining room table, and began to paint….her totally original work
Another of Suz’s original works, a Mayan warrior with El Castile in Chichen Itza in the background….pictures do not do the justice to this painting and it’s brilliant colors. In person it’s spectacular…..
A bridge over a river  copied from a Corot painting
A horse is a horse of course………..
Original parrot by Suzie……..
Suzie painted this portrait of a desperado from an old wanted poster in the post office, he was a friend of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid back in the day……
The old “Wanted Poster”
I’m extremely proud of Suzie’s new-found talent and am so happy to be surrounded by her art in our home in Cancun
Bebidas from the Land of Maybe posted by on May 2, 2012
Bebidas from the Land of Maybe
from our friend Wendy
It gets really hot and humid here and summer starts in April. When I am sitting on my balcony in the afternoon, though the breezes are wafting by, they are warm and I get very thirsty. These are two drinks that I have enjoyed while watching the raptors ride the air currents over the park. Maybe you’ll enjoy them, too.
This is a really nice white Sangria. It is often made here for the celebration of birthdays and other holidays because it is refreshing during the warm weather. It was originally developed by the British in India where they used a claret (red) wine. They called it Claret Cup. When the Spanish brought it to Mexico the name morphed to become claricot. I have enjoyed this sangria at my friend’s home where he used apple soda as the mixer. It was delicious. You can really use any fresh fruits of the season, but the apple and the tangerine are a must as far as I am concerned.


1 Granny Smith apple, diced
1 peach, diced
1 kiwi, peeled and diced
1 pear, diced
1 tangerine, peeled and sliced in half moons
a large handful of strawberries, hulled and sliced
2 Tbsp. sugar
100mL club soda/seltzer water
50mL triple sec or Cointreau liqueur
750mL bottle of chilled white wine
ice cubes


In a large pitcher, add the fruit and then sprinkle it with the sugar. Allow the fruit to macerate for at least 10 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients. Serve in a highball glass with ice.

First and foremost, I must say that if you are a true lover of the hops, you will have trouble accepting this recipe.  I admit that putting beer over ice sounds as absurd as chilling a good Cabernet, but this chelada is surprisingly delicious. I find that I really only want to drink my beer in this manner, at least here in Cancun where the humid days really call for a thirst quenching libation. Suspend your doubt and give it a try. Any clear beer will do. I prefer mine with Dos XX Amber.
1 bottle of your favorite amber beer
Use a pilsner glass or other tall beer glass.  Using a bit of lime, wet the rim of the glass and place it upside down in a shallow dish of salt so that the rim is coated. Fill with ice and top with the freshly squeezed  juice of one fresh lime. (Bottled lime juice can be used and the amount of lime can be adjusted according to taste, but fresh lime juice really has the best flavor.) Pour your beer into the glass. Enjoy!