Tuesday, September 6, 2011

¡ atención! ¡ atención!

 la calavera
señor calavera

two new original calavera paintings for sale on our Etsy! both are 6x6 acrylic on cradled panels. first come, first served! $100.ea
click HERE for a direct link

Friday, September 2, 2011

con safros ese

here's a new 5x7 calaca chica in progress. 
this is an ongoing series of mixed media works mounted on panel that will be available on our Etsy. the first is already available. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

NEW ETSY item: Mi VIda Loca "Pearla"

NEW Dia De Los Muertos mixed media collage:
Miss Pearla = "pearl" 
•• First in the series "Belleza en la Muerte" ••a.k.a • = Beauty in Death
Mounted on: 
• 5x7 panel 
• 7/8 in cradle.
• solid black backing

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Wow 2 Sales on ETSY in 1 day !!

Congratulations to Chris & Sara Bunch of San Antonio, TX. 
who are the proud owners of an Original Frank Gonzales painting bought on ETSY

• Orchid painted on the back of a New York Metro card
• Measurements: 3.5 inches X 2 inches.
• Hand signed by Frank Gonzales

Our first Sale on MoJo !

Congratulations to Mr. Mark Foughty of Camarillo, CA 
who is now the proud owner of an Original Frank Gonzales painting. 
• Owl painted on the back of a New York Metro card
• Measurements: 3.5 inches X 2 inches.
• Hand signed by Frank Gonzales

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

In Case of Emergency Break Glass !!

•••• In Case of Emergency Break Glass !!••••• 

Christy just completed this scandelous piece over the weekend. It is up for sale on MoJoPorVida ETSY page HERE

  • • Frame size: 22" X 17"
  • • Photo window: 19" X 13"
  • • Solid, reclaimed wood frame
  • • Outer edge: Battleship grey
  • • Inner ledge: Grunge white
  • • Center cross bars: SIren Metal Red
  • (sidenote: images above shot without glass to compromise glare)

  • Namaste.

Santa Muerte Retablo

Frank finished the Retablo for a group show at Beals and Abbate in Santa Fe.
held at the end of this month. He decided to do theme his piece Dia De Los Muertos 
and has had a fantastic response from many. 

For more info on Retablos and the show, CLICK HERE.
all retablos are 23 x 14.5 in.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value 
that we forget that the inner value, 
the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it's all about." 

- Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Inspiration For the week: Artist & Instructor; .....Mr. Ben Venom

Mr. Ben Venom hard at the needle.
Hand-made Quilt, Heavy Metal T-Shirts, Fabric, Batting, Thread

Artist Statement:
I'm interested in juxtaposing traditional handmade crafts with one of the more extreme musical genres, Heavy Metal. My work can be described as a collision of Iron Maiden Metal ballads with the outrageous stage antics of Ozzy Osbourne. Serious, yet attempting to take on a B movie Horror film style where even the beasts of Metal need a warm blanket to sleep with. The question remains… Can I play with madness?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Eco-Friendly Embellished Metal Frame ~ $25

Frame size: 8 5/8"  X 6 5/8"
Photo window: 6 5/16"  X 4 5/16"

Each frame is a unique, artistic expression made by Mojo Por Vida© handled with TLC. We believe in recycling materials by shining some magic and love into each and every recovered piece.

This metal frame has been embellished by hand using acrylic paint and staining techniques. Frame has a sturdy, velvet backing with a prop stand. The image is a sample postcard to showcase how an image is seen within the boarders and is not included.

If you have a specific request, please send us your color choices, pattern preference and photo size. We aim to please and desire your smiles, just ask and we will do whatever we can to meet your request.

• Shipping is extra. • Please contact me with city, state, country, etc. for shipping information. Typically frames are shipped in less than 5 days.

Thank you for checking out our Mojo Por Vida store.
Please come back to see newly listed original art we have available
by Frank Gonzales and Christy Lowry.


Elderflower Champagne

I was inspired by this concoction while trooping around some ECo-Friendly blogs.
brought to you by: Alice in Blogland
The very first elderflowers are just coming out in Leeds. They make the most delicious fizzy, alcoholic summer drink, and it's unbelievably easy. Alice is making making 20 litres in a huge plastic crate.
This makes 5 litres:

• 8.8 pints (5 litres) cold water

• 10 Elderflower heads (you can leave a bit of the stalk on)

• 1 and one fifth lbs sugar (2.4 Kilos)

• 2 and a half lemons (chop them up small, with rind and skins still on)

• 2 and a half tablespoons white wine vinegar

Mix all that together, and either put a loose lid on the container or make a lid by tying some cloth over the top.

Stand for 72 hours, stirring whenever you remember.

Then strain it into plastic bottles. Use screwcap plastic bottles designed to have pressurised fizzy drinks in them - other kinds can explode as the champagne becomes fizzy. Don't use glass bottles.

Leave for 2 weeks, releasing the fizz every 2 days (more at first).

Then drink it somewhere sunny.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Calavera Comics Posters~~~ $10 each

Our guys from Calavera Comics® joined in our efforts here at mojoporvida 
and created these original magnificent posters !! (all rights reserved) 

• All Original artwork.
• Sizes vary between 15 X 11 1/2 to 18 X 12
• 22 Original designs to choose from.
• Limited number available. 
• We will consider discounts on multiple (bulk orders of 5 or more)

•••For Full Slideshow of all Calavera Posters For Sale http://www.flickr.com/photos/lowry_images/sets/72157626968506843/show/

To purchase : ETSY 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Vintage Beaded Necklace $35

• crystal tassel fits through as a clasp • 


 This silver and gold beaded necklace features a purse pendant which flips open from the top. 
The purse shaped pendant is adorned by many tassels of silver and gold beads. 
Some beads are bulbed shaped while others are petite . 
The necklace chain is made of silver bulbed shaped beads with clear glass spacer beads. 
Incredibly excellent condition. 
Lenth in closed position is 15.5" long, (entire length to the tips of the tassels.)
The purse part itself is 1-3/4" by 1-3/4". 
EMAIL: mojoporvida@yahoo.com