|The difference between Mexico and Michigan|
Now I'm going to show you what a nut I really am. It'll give you a good Christmas laugh at your blog buddy who can't resist trying new mediums. I have made little videos before this, but nothing like this where I attempt to talk extemporaneously, learn a written script might have been best, but did a pretty fair job of panning.
This is the view from our balcony. It really shows you why we keep coming here year after year to put off having to deal with snow scenes like the one above--good as they are for painting. I hate my Midwestern twang, spur of the moment commentary, but I do love the Mar Carib enough to share. That water is a glorious mix of Thalo, Blue Green and Titanium White, a mix many artists stick their noses up at because it's crass and untamed by a touch of red orange. In Cancun, however, the sea is truly an untamed efflorescent aquamarine with a strong rip tide. What the Ritz did this year was to add a couple of sandbars to cut the strength of the waves so guests could safely jump through them. Good thinking, for in years past, this guest has been knocked on her ass by the power of this sea many times and wasn't all that comfortable with being doused with sand, sea salt and sea creatures.