Tag: art

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…

Make this! Wearable art: Hand-painted clutch bag

Make this! Wearable art: Hand-painted clutch bag

Want to stand out in the crowd? Personalize this inexpensive clutch bag by adorning it with black craft paint and organic shapes. I will be in Utah this week for the Altitude Summit, also known as Alt Summit, one of…

For kids: Make a collage like Kandinsky

For kids: Make a collage like Kandinsky

Inspired by the Abstract Expressionist artist Kandinsky, create this fun paper collage the kids will love making at home during craft time. I am a big fan of Google Doodles. I love to see how Google changes its logo to…

DIY: Calavera Block Prints

DIY: Calavera Block Prints

Make your own block prints for Dia de los Muertos using a Speedball carving block found at your local arts and crafts store. I’ve always been enchanted by woodblock prints. This technique, originated in East Asia, has been around for…

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…

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…

Art is a form of worship

Art is a form of worship

I belong to a church that goes to great lengths to speak to people exactly where they are in life. I’ve been to churches where everyone functions under a shroud of falseness. I’ve been to crazy churches where people are…