Category: art

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…

Make Art with Sherwin-Williams

Make Art with Sherwin-Williams

For years I’ve gone the usual route and used nothing but fine artist paints — you know, the stuff that comes in a tube or a pint. Sometimes it’s hard to break out of that fine art mindset — I guess you can call me bougie that way. Hah. Recently, I noticed some really cool murals in Southern California that were being painted with interior acrylic latex paint, the kind traditionally used to paint walls. That’s when I decided to collaborate with Sherwin-Williams and create some art for National Painting Week.

Creative Entrepreneurs: Own Your Vision

Creative Entrepreneurs: Own Your Vision

I’ve spent the last eleven years of my life being a writer. It’s what pays the bills, it’s what keeps this site happening on the innanets. Some days, though, I feel like I’ve written all the words I have inside…

Frida Kahlo | Be your own muse

Frida Kahlo | Be your own muse

I love it when Frida —  la Friducha — was chingona. The beautiful, delicate woman husband Diego Rivera used to call his paloma, his dove. She wasn’t always beautiful and delicate. Struggling with her ailing body from a young age,…

Chicano Art at the Museum of Latin American Art

Chicano Art at the Museum of Latin American Art

If there is one thing I want to celebrate in the New Year, it’s art. I love art. The power an artist has to make you feel something is amazing. That’s what Chicano art does for me — it makes…

6 Movies about Famous Artists on Netflix

6 Movies about Famous Artists on Netflix

I’m not much of a TV watcher, but when I do, it’s almost always something on Netflix. What did I ever do before I had an iPad, earbuds and Netflix? Some of my favorite movies to watch are about famous…

Roots, rock, reggae: Happy 70th Birthday, Bob Marley

Roots, rock, reggae: Happy 70th Birthday, Bob Marley

This morning I woke up to Natural Mystic by Bob Marley wafting through the air. My husband woke up early and turned up the music to wake us in a gentle manner because truth be told, most of us have…

Hurry! Frida Kahlo, Her Photos exhibit ends June 8

Hurry! Frida Kahlo, Her Photos exhibit ends June 8

Oh my gosh, guys. You only have five more days to go to the Museum of Latin American Art and catch the Frida Kahlo, Her Photos exhibit! That’s right–the exhibit ends on June 8, 2014. MOLAA is offering extended hours…

St. Elmo Village: Celebrating the Art of Creative Survival

St. Elmo Village: Celebrating the Art of Creative Survival

St. Elmo Village will always hold a place that is near and dear to my heart. An artist colony tucked deep in the heart of L.A, it’s an oasis of bright colors, art and several varieties of cactus. St. Elmo…