When I was in driving through Santa Fe this fall I stopped at one of my all-time favorite museums, The International Museum of Folk Art. Their permanent collection of art is displayed in the most interesting way, mostly by subject, so art from different countries and cultures is sometimes mixed together in amazing installations.
These are some pieces I bartered/bought when I was in Peru with Kate...you know I love gourd art, but one of my favorite pieces is the doll with the blowgun. (See the full-size blow-gun behind it?)
I also really love Mexican folk art because of the colors and patterns...
And of course, as Jesse James says "everything is better with a flame." (The bad kitty shadowbox is by a local artist Anthony Pack, who uses lots of found objects.)