Category: art

Coming to So Cal: Frida Kahlo, Her Photos at MOLAA

Coming to So Cal: Frida Kahlo, Her Photos at MOLAA

I’m excited to announce an upcoming exhibit at the Museum of Latin American Art titled, Frida Kahlo, Her Photos. It presents over two hundred images–both traditional images and more candid shots–from Frida Kahlo’s personal Casa Azul archive in Mexico City…

Things highly creative people do

Things highly creative people do

I consider myself a creative person. However, a creative person that is still very much left-brained. My creative side and my analytical side are constantly going toe to toe, fighting for supremacy. But I know those people–the people who are…

Visiting the Museum of Modern Art New York

Visiting the Museum of Modern Art New York

  I got to cross something off my bucket list. It was totally one of those serendipity moments. I was set to fly out to NYC for the LATISM conference and one of the first things on my mind was…Museum…

Happy 2014 from my family to yours

Happy 2014 from my family to yours

I painted everyone in my family in a  Pop Art style. Stay tuned for a how-to tutorial later this week. Goodbye, 2013. Hello, 2014. Where did this year go? It seems cliche to say but also very fitting. 2013 has…

Feliz Dia de Tonantzin

Feliz Dia de Tonantzin

Today is the day people celebrate the Virgen de Guadalupe’s feast day — the day in Mexican history when it is believed she appeared to Juan Diego. I’m not Catholic and I wasn’t born in Mexico so I did not…

Day in L.A | Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa exhibit at LACMA

Day in L.A | Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa exhibit at LACMA

One of my favorite places to spend an afternoon in L.A is LACMA. The place has evolved so much from the time I was a young art student in college. I would pack my sketchbook, go and find a comfy…

Dia de los Muertos-inspired Paper Collage for Kids

Dia de los Muertos-inspired Paper Collage for Kids

Make this calaca-inspired paper collage with your kids to celebrate the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos. This is a great project to sit down and do with your kids. I’ve shared this before, but the second my kids…

Enjoying a day of graffiti at Venice Beach

Enjoying a day of graffiti at Venice Beach

One of my favorite places in Southern California is Venice Beach. As a young, college student, I used to wander the boardwalk and the surrounding hipster neighborhoods thinking, I could get used to living here. I had a girlfriend who…

Natural History Museum: Becoming L.A. Exhibit

Natural History Museum: Becoming L.A. Exhibit

I have a long history with L.A. My grandparents put down roots there. My parents grew up there. I was also born in L.A and spent the first few years of my life in Los Angeles. Eventually, my father’s job…

Happy birthday, Frida Kahlo

Happy birthday, Frida Kahlo

Today is Mexican artist Frida Kahlo‘s birthday. I’ve been obsessed with Frida since I was a wee lass. Her art.Her face.Her style. Her passion. They all attracted me like a moth to a flame. Now, when I paint, I often…