I am known for doing thematic beads, Valentines' Day, Easter, Halloween (I think my favorite), Winter/Christmas.
In preparing for the Tucson show, I got inspired by the southwest and Mexican art. Sometimes inspiration is hard to come by but as I looked around, I realized that I have all this great colorful, bold Mexican are surrounding me at home.
So here are some of my Mexican themed beads -
The heart came from a piece of fabric in the dress of a doll from Mexico.
The bird is a common theme in Mexican art.