El museo de artesanía del esparto más grande del mundo

[by Javier de Blas in La Rioja, Spain] At the beginning of October we passed through the beautiful Sierra Los Vélez Natural Park, in the province of Almería, Spain, where we found the advertised “The biggest esparto grass museum in the world” in a nearby town, El Contador-Chirivel.  We were lucky that it was the mayor […]

De vuelta al Mediterráneo

[by Javier de Blas in La Rioja, Spain] Puerto de Mazarron. June 2021. The weather is variable, but pleasant and the sea shows a new face every now and then. 

Modelo permanente

  [by Javier de Blas in La Rioja, Spain]  I am trying a flat, wide brush, and I have Frida in front of me. A few brushstrokes with ink and some bamboo strokes. Frida lies for hours. She is my permanent model.