Glass Art

May 16, 2022

I went to see Preston Singletary’s glass exhibit, Raven and the Box of Daylight”, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. His work takes Tinglit symbolism and art and does them in glass with some with mixed media.  He found his “niche” after years of experimentation with realist…

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Learning About Black History

February 18, 2022

During the month of February, 2022, I did an illustration course given by Make Art That Sells called “Redrawing Black History.”  It entailed making four illustrations of influential African American women artists during iconic periods in U.S. history.  I had a hard time with these assignments since…

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I stopped searching for you

November 27, 2021

I stopped searching for you. I looked for you in other places, other faces, but never found you. At 17, I knew where to go find you, but my fears kept me away from my destiny that I knew was with you. Time has passed for us both and now we have other lives that are totally separate and apart in many…

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Posters and t-shirt designs

November 9, 2021

It’s been awhile since I posted in the blog. It was hard to come up with something different every day when life and your feelings get in the way.  For this blog post, I’m showcasing artwork I did for posters or t-shirts while I was recuperating from knee surgery. The translations are below ..    Ca…

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Traditions and Superstitions

September 28, 2021

I’ve been thinking about my culture and what makes it unique. My family didn’t celebrate the holidays like the dominant culture in the United States, but they didn’t celebrate it like they did in Boriquen (Puerto Rico) either.  My parents grew up celebrating Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) like Thanksgi…

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Isla del Encanto

September 24, 2021

My daughter and granddaughter just got back from Boriken aka Puerto Rico.  My granddaughter cried because she didn’t want to leave and said the island wanted to keep her there.  Have you ever had a feeling about a place that just calls you to stay or leave?  I have.  New Mexico has been calling me m…

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Posting less often

September 20, 2021

I started writing again in my blog because I had some things that I wanted to get out into the world.  It became a habit of sorts and now it is more of a chore than a joy.  I’m going to keep writing the blog, but once a week, not every day. I leave you with self portraits done many years ago.

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September 19, 2021

More portraits done both in traditional media and scanned. Papi and Tio Auroro Mami and me Lisa Lisa seated Cyndi on an old bench Cyndi age 2  

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Looking for my art studio in my home

September 18, 2021

Home is a funny word.  It conjures up different things for different people.  A high rise in the middle of a busy city might be the best home for some. While a secluded off grid tiny home might work for others.  I like my house and have slowly been working to turn it into a space I feel comfortable…

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Living the best doggy life!

September 17, 2021

In 2020, I paid homage to our family dogs:  Ginger, a lab-pitbull mix, who lives in Massachusetts with my nephew, Daniel;  Benji, a sharpei-lab mix, who lives in Virginia with my daughter, Lisa; and Cooper, a bull dog who lives with my other daughter, Cynthia.  Ginger and Benjy are older dogs and no…

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