Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Colombian Chiva :)

Have you ever seen a Colombian "Chiva"? These super colorful & rustic buses were once commonly used in Colombia for rural transportation, they carried people, livestock and merchandise. However they are now known as a symbol of the Colombian culture and little by little they are being replaced by newer, faster and safer methods of transportation.

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Their typical colors are the yellow, blue and red stripes of the Colombian Flag. Like an artist canvas, they can be decorated with swirls and intricate designs. Last year I was challenged to make a special one for a dear client. Little did she know I would make her as the driver! :)

This was a very fun project, full of little details and color! Here are a few pictures of the process:

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 One of the things I love about Latin America and the Caribbean are the colors that talk about the rhythms of the countries, their wonderful people and personalities! 

Happy Weekend!!!

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  1. Adriana que buena quedó la secuencia del 'como se hizo', excelente, felicitaciones!!!

  2. Gracias Jose! :) Me alegra mucho que te haya gustado! ;) Abrazos!

  3. Esta Hermosa !!
    Te quedo muy bien, los colores son exactamente como los ves el las Chivas.

  4. Mil Gracias Lorena! :) La verdad que disfrute mucho haciendola, fue un proyecto super divertido! :)