As a California artist, I don’t think I could do this project without including Mexican loteria cards for a piece. It seems almost everyone uses them at some point. Many artists also make their own updated versions of loteria cards. I did a little of both with today’s piece. I have been attracted to the cards and using them in art for years. I am not even sure if artists in Mexico use and are influenced by the cards as much as we are in California. For some reason many of us in California and throughout the U.S. are drawn to these little cards and images. It’s one of those instances where one culture imports something from another culture and takes off with it. Not as big as Christmas in Japan, but it’s a start.