Tag: 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….

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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.

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National Painting Week is coming May 19th

National Painting Week is coming May 19th

For the past five years, Sherwin-Williams has dedicated an entire week to the power of color to transform rooms, homes and communities. National Painting Week kicks off May 19th and I’m happy to announce I’m one of the DIY bloggers…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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