Nicho of Nopales
Wander down Memory Lane to learn the prickly pear moral at www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKzvC-Pz_Hs
Created by permission of Matthew Cannon. Please see his original at www.flickr.com/photos/garlandcannon/5467258675/
The frame is from my "Silver Surprise" at www.flickr.com/photos/garlandcannon/4617077418/
"A nicho is an object of Latin American folk art. Nichos are made from mixed media and traditionally combine elements from Roman Catholicism, mestizo spirituality, and popular culture. Characteristically "nicho" objects have different names throughout Central and South America: they may be called retablo or by other local names. . . Votive paintings of this type are found in various Christian countries, but the type most commonly associated with Mexico are painted on small sheets of tin or other metal of about a foot in length." wikipedia
"Tin work, known in Mexico as hojalata, goes back to the 16th Century. Artists use natural, oxidized and brightly laquered paints to create ornaments, nichos, mirrors, lanterns and other decorative pieces." www.farflungarts.com/Mexican_Tin_Art_Work_s/25.htm
The moral of the story according to Disney:
"Now when you pick a pawpaw
Or a PRICKLY PEAR
And you prick a raw paw
Next time beware.
Don't pick the prickly pear by the paw
When you pick a pear.
Try to use the claw
But you don't need to use the claw
When you pick a pear of the big pawpaw.
Have I given you a clue ?
The bare necessities of life will come to you
They'll come to you!"