Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Anuual East Cape Art Festival Has Arrived!!

Tomorrow is the annual ART FAIR! It's always good. Lots of art, food, other stuff and People! The Roadrunner Cafe will be represented with a booth full of baked goods and Kathy's Baja Bones fresh made dog biscuits. The ads below were stolen from the Baja Pony Express. Looks like some great stuff!!!
                    Hotel Palmas de Cortez  -  Los Barriles
Don't forget to move your clock forward! 

Hello, Connie Heinen here. I will be showing some of my art work at the festival this Sunday. Please stop by my booth and check out my pastel and acrylic paintings. I am looking forward to seeing everyone there!!
I am excited to participate in the 19th annual Festival de Artes this year once again.
I remember the very first Festival de Artes...I was in it!.
I'm excited to introduce my "Baja Trays" .... Bring art to your table....My original artwork on tiles put into serving trays.
Along with trays I will have ceramic tiles, paintings, prints, placemats and more. See you all soon, Baja Lorri  "Baja Lorri"


Hi, I will have my delicious Home Made English Toffee, hand painted wine glasses, beer mugs, shooters, candle cups, salt & pepper shakers, and new this year, coffee cups. Hope to see you there, Toni Jones  
TO THOSE WHO HAVE EVERYTHING: You don't have Dainty Gemstone Dangle Earrings, Baja Bugs ala devils claws, Sparkling Crystal Suncatchers, Painted Palo de Arco walking sticks, Seaglass/Oyster shell ornaments or perhaps even Palapa Pets. All creations of a frenzied retired Kindergarten teacher.
Last year for the Faire!



GREAT, FUN, FESTIVAL FOOD will include two Texas style BBQ beef sliders on a plate with cole slaw to start. Later or even at the same time you can have a 1/4 polish sausage with chips and all of the condiments you can imagine. Still hungry?? How about three tacos al partor or three carne asada tacos. Needless to say there will be a full bar serving all of your favorites plus soft drinks and water. All food an drinks will be sold by tickets so make sure to find one of the two ticket stations at the beginning of the day. Coffee and snacks will be available for sale early in the day for our artists.
Once again you will find my Pelicanos at the Art Festival-See you there, Vickie Heaps               



East Cape Recycling Baja is pleased to have a booth and be participating in the Art Festivalthis Sunday!! We will have available for purchase these newly arrived and wonderful all-purpose and grocery bags. They are adorned with our message to 'Imagine a Green Earth * Imagen un Mundo Verde'. In addition, we will be selling glass ware and stem ware purchased with the credit we received from recycling the clear glass bottles with the Blown
Glass Factory on the Corridor in San Jose. We will have affordable individual and sets available. Also, we will have newly printed stickers for homeowners and businesses to show their support for recycling in the East Cape. We are also proud to be overseeing the recycling effort for the day's event with our new and attractive recycle containers and lots of clear and eye-catching signage to encourage festival goers to reduce, reuse, recycle! We are always looking for volunteers and especially those who have a passion for sustaining our world. See you at the Art Festival!


The volunteers at the Amigos de Animales table at the Faire will be selling our famous, delicious baked goods on Sunday. Please come by & see our delicacies. Cinnamon rolls, cakes, breads, cookies, and more. Come by and pick up your special items to enjoy. Our bakers are working hard as we speak to make this a banner event for our Animales group. Thank you all for your support! MANGO JAM AND MANGO CHUTNEY. Don't forget to stop in at Annette's booth and pick up your mango jam and mango Chutney.

Come look at her Raku hand made conchas. For more information and orders

Also..........QUILTERS, come see the hand painted, hand dyed cotton fabric for quilting at Annette's booth. For more information contact  
And!  MANGO JAM AND MANGO CHUTNEY. Don't forget to stop in at Annette's booth and pick up your mango jam and mango Chutney.


     Art by Linda Bena will be at the art festival this Sunday. Come by and see my new work.



Ben Trogdon will be participating in the Art Festival this year! Come by and see my ceramics - thrown, glazed, and fired in LB. I’m sharing a booth with Elizabeth Pudwill and her beautiful oil paintings.



The My Thing of Beauty jewelry collection is a result of morning walks on East Cape beaches and discovering wonderful gifts delivered daily from the Sea of Cortes. These found Sea Glass bits and Sea Shells are combined with faceted glass beads, fresh water pearls and semi-precious stones to create one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets, earrings & book markers.
I look forward to meeting you, MJ Keehn   


BATIK TECHNIQUE: Melted wax is applied to cloth before being dipped in dye. The beeswax will hold to the fabric and  the paraffin wax will allow cracking, which is a characteristic of batik. Wherever the wax has seeped through the fabric, the dye will  not penetrate This traditional method of batik making is called batik tulis. 


We are pleased to announce that Baja Books and Maps now has "Birds We See" by author C.E. Llewellyn in stock. Copies of this beautiful book will be available at the Art's Festival in Los Barriles on April 1st. Be sure to look for the Baja Books and Maps booth and get your copy!


The ranch families from the Sierra de la Laguna will be selling their handmade goods. Many of these items are becoming lost arts, so please support the talented and skilled artisans from the San Dionysio area. Master palapero Jose Flores Rosa will be there weaving baskets made of palo chino and dried palm leaves. He also has lia de piel de vaca (rolls of rawhide), clothes line posts, bench seats of palo chino and rawhide dog chews. Other handmade items available from the ranches are cacaistles (palo de arco boxes tied with rawhide), huacales (boxes made with palm wood and leather), embroidered pillow tops and napkins, papaya preserves, jamoncillo (tastes like butterscotch fudge, samples available), farm fresh eggs and goat cheese, exotic cactus and plants, and compost from the biosphere of the Sierra de la Laguna. Please come and support our Mexican ranch families.


Elizabeth Pudwill's oil paintings will be exhibited along with Ben Trogden's beautiful ceramics. We look forward to seeing you at the 19th annual!



GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN will be back this year with more fun cowboy boot purses and jewelry. Also bringing along a few beautiful tooled leather lampshades. Make sure to find us!



The East Cape Guild will have our ever popular cook books, editions 12 & 13 for sale at the Art Festival. Also available, bocce ball tickets for the April 19th games, and tickets for a special raffle to be held at that event. All profits generated by the East Cape Guild are used to fund scholarships for local students. Help us reach our goal to fund all eligible students, together we can make a difference in the lives of these deserving kids.                                                        

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Newest Star at Open Mic!!

What a nice evening of music. We had several first time guests last night along with many of our regulars. The crowd favorite had to be miss Anjali Pope, daughter of Tiffanie and Troy. Little Miss Anjali who is a personal friend of mine sang my favorite campfire song, "Old Susanna." She was accompanied by her mom. Not seen but heard playing the ukulele is Happy. Here's the video. Enjoy.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Larry Russ Coming to the Roadrunner Cafe

Come join us for another great night of music featuring Larry Russ and Friends. I've seen Larry perform in several venues in Baja and Oregon and always enjoy his music. Here's a sample of one of my favorite Tom Waits (for no man) songs called "Heart of Saturday Night."

The show is Monday night the 19th at the Roadrunner Cafe.
No Cover. Dinner and drinks start at 6 PM. Larry will start at 7.
For reservations call 124-8038.