WELCOME AND THANK YOU FOR CHECKING OUT OUR BLOG…..
WHAT IS THIS BLOG ABOUT?
Maybe you live in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, or are planning a visit. Perhaps you like exploring the surrounding countryside, or studying Plein air watercolors or obscure details of Mexican cultural and religious history. Whatever the reason—welcome!
On one level, this blog is simply a record of our weekly plein air painting sessions out in the countryside around San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and can be enjoyed as a charming watercolor travelogue.
Over 300 capillas (small chapels), most very old, dot the countryside of the small county of San Miguel de Allende and we are committed to recording these humble legacies of faith through our art, photography and modest research.
Our weekly adventures along the Laja River are sort of a “feet on the ground” experience of the water issues facing our community and this part of Mexico. We will post as we learn.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND….
This blog, Travels Along the Laja, begins in April 2016; however, we started painting capillas two years ago in March of 2014. Then we were, simply, two watercolorists doing what we like to do—paint. We ended up falling in love with the countryside of San Miguel, its people, and the thrill of discovering of a new capilla every week.
At some point, the idea of publishing a book came to us, not particularly to showcase our paintings but rather to encourage others to explore the country surrounding our jewel of a city, San Miguel de Allende. The Capillas of San Miguel: A Legacy of Faith is now available for purchase on Amazon. This blog may eventually become another book or just continue as a record of our weekly adventures.