Video: How to Paint Your Face Like a Sugar Skull

Video: How to Paint Your Face Like a Sugar Skull

Me, too | A sexual harassment story

Me, too | A sexual harassment story

This whole Harvey Weinstein/sexual misconduct topic is making my ass itch. When you hear of women being harassed and victimized, it crystallizes situations from your past with a quickness. I may not remember all the details but I remember the…

I Love my Melanin but I Hate Manchas

I Love my Melanin but I Hate Manchas

Watching someone’s jaw drop when I tell them my age is one of my favorite things ever. Listen, I’m not sitting here thinking I look like Beyonce but when I tell you people do not believe I am 45 years old, it’s the truth. Let a girl feel herself for a minute or two. Honestly, I have my melanin to thank.

San Diego Road Trip: Artelexia in the Mazda CX-9

San Diego Road Trip: Artelexia in the Mazda CX-9

I am obsessed with the idea of cultivating a public creative space. I am always drawn to places of inspiration. I guess it’s the artist in me. I recently had the chance to drive down to one of my favorite…

Let’s Help Mexico + Puerto Rico: Buy Art

Let’s Help Mexico + Puerto Rico: Buy Art

When you’re an artist sometimes you wonder exactly how your art impacts other people. Of course, I want to create what I’m  passionate about, to allow other people to feast their eyes on a beautiful thing. But I also want to…

Sneaking in Mama “Me Time” with Netflix

Sneaking in Mama “Me Time” with Netflix

I need ya’ll to tell the truth. Especially the mamas. How on Earth do you sneak in time to watch all of your favorite Netflix shows? With the kids around alllllll summer long — all up in my business 24/7 — finding a moment of quiet solitude to watch those non-child friendly shows can seem freaking impossible. But it’s necessary. Sometimes we just need a moment to relax.

How Summer Fruit Taught Me About Baby Products

How Summer Fruit Taught Me About Baby Products

There is nothing like the smell of a freshly bathed baby. Hold that baby close and take a deep, luxurious inhale of their sweetness. I do believe this is why I had six children — I couldn’t get enough of that baby smell! Of course, I had the usual mom concern about the safety of the products I was using on my baby’s tender skin. I spent a lot of time in the shopping aisle, doing my best not to freak out as I trying to decipher the labels. It was so confusing.

Frida Kahlo: Come Forth As Gold Show

Frida Kahlo: Come Forth As Gold Show

Let’s celebrate Frida Kahlo’s birthday in July with a Frida-inspired art show at Shop Mi Vida in Highland Park. The day is finally here! Months of working on these pieces and I’m so excited for you all to see them….

Balancing Motherhood + a Creative Life

Balancing Motherhood + a Creative Life

This season of my life has me creating art. I’ve had to shift the gears of my creative mind. For years, I’ve been used to working at night, under the cover of the moon, sleeping children finally quiet in their…

Mmmmm, Ceviche: Tostadas de Camarón

Mmmmm, Ceviche: Tostadas de Camarón

As the weather heats up and my kids are home from school, one of my go-to meals to feed my family is ceviche. Ceviche is God’s gift to our taste buds. Fish, shrimp, lobster, crab, abalone, octopus — it’s what seafood heaven tastes like. If you haven’t tried ceviche before, I don’t know if we can be friends. Ceviche is a seafood dish that is tossed in citrus juices that “cook” the fish.

Self-love + the off the shoulder style trend

Self-love + the off the shoulder style trend

Every woman has their favorite body part, that flash of skin they aren’t shy about showing. When you have long-standing body issues, this can be a love/hate situation. As women, we have so much emotion tied to our body and…