Personality Type: CREATOR

It wasn’t long ago that I took an in depth personality test. It’s nothing like the Myers Briggs

test but a career guidance test. The test was 50  questions long and painful! It took me longer because I kept choosing ‘indifferent’ response and it couldn’t score it. I went back and weighted my opinions a bit. After that, I got my results.

Creator, interested in image and self-expression and artistic experience. Creators enjoy drama, fine arts, music and creative writing. They like to work with visual elements such as forms, colors and patterns.

I’ve  always been creative. My peers looked to me artistic ideas. I don’t mind being a muse. As  I got older I saw how hard it was for some people to make a living. An artist is often depicted as a loner  in a studio painting in the dark and eating soup out of a can.

I did not want that life. I didn’t want to struggle. So I decided to stop drawing, and pursue a career in management.  I look back on it and I’m saddened because it was then I decided money was more important then my happiness. I have picked up drawing again and still love it. My advice to anyone reading this at the thresh hold. Life is a struggle don’t let money decide for you.

If you guys want to take the TEST

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Why I’ll Never Delete My Tumblr

delete.pngWhen I look at my Tumblr I see beauty. I see pure artistic expression. Instagram is nice but lacks the artist niche. I’ll give Instagram a break because it is a fairly new platform but the pictures of your breast and butt aren’t “curves” girl. It’s just you being thirsty.

I find myself scrolling aimlessly through my Tumblr looking at all the beautiful photos I have collected. It’s like a never-ending gallery wall. I have pictures of Indian weddings, flowers, afros and fearless girl quotes.

I’ve had a Tumblr since I was in high school. I tried to keep up with it but like anything, life got in the way. I still update it from time to time but I cannot bring myself to delete it. Even if I’m not actively participating in the community I enjoy what it’s putting out.

Well I think that ends my little rant about Tumblr.

What’s on your Tumblr wall leave a comment below.

Summer of Classic Films

This summer I wanted to watch classic films. The reason is, I have always been attracted to black and white films. I remember in school watching Twilight Zone when the teacher’s wanted a break. It intrigued me when I was young. The black and white shows offered a lesson. A twist you’d didn’t see coming or a slow build up to a passionate kiss.

Metropolis

This was the last film I watched before I started classes. To explain it briefly Metropolis is about a creator, his son and a girl. The boy, Fredor is the son of  Joh Fredersen, the master of Metropolis. He grows up rich and naive. One day when prancing about with loose girls, Maria comes with the worker’s children and points to Fredor and says ‘he is your brother.’ She exclaims we are all brothers. Freder was taken by the beauty of Maria and leaves his pampered life to search for her. Workers live underground and work10-hour days. The wealthy live in Metropolis. It was the first silent films I’ve watched and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The movie had a slide that fills the viewer in on what was said. I found myself filling in the words anyway. The expressions were so grand, almost cartoonish.There’s a scene when Maria was running away from the scientist, it was so dramatic, I thought she was going to pass out from all the shaking she did. I laughed. It’s interesting to see how people think of the future and our relation with technology. The idea is still the same, people fear technology.

 

 

Heaven Can Wait

If I choose to watch a classic film, I prefer to watch this genre.  This movie is about Henry, a bachelor…. you can say. He a charming rich, young man with a history of mischevious behavior and nothing would make his parents happier than for him to marry. While strolling through downtown he spots a beautiful girl, Martha. Martha and Henry have a lifetime adventure together.

When watching the film I sympathized with Albert. Albert was originally engaged to Martha, a bit nerdy, he lost Martha to Henry. I have a problem with people taking things. Henry swoops Martha into his arms and they elope. Henry was hot, even in black and white, I see why Martha was taken by him.My favorite line in the movie is when Martha says she has Henry now that he has a tummy. She doesn’t need to worry about losing him to other women. It’s a cute, lighthearted film. I recommend it.

Nights of Cabiria

A prostitute searches for love in the streets of Rome. She hopes for a life away from the nightlife. Every man she falls for runs and takes her money. The movie opens up with Cabiria nearly drowning from her boyfriend pushing her into the river. Cabiria didn’t know how to swim and the pedestrians didn’t know how to do CPR. You see the man holding her upside down and shaking her. One day she hangs with her friends and they go to a service. The Virgin Mary is in front of Cabiria as she pleads for a different life. After the service, she freaks out and leaves her friends. She leaves sure that her prayer will be heard.

I am attracted to Cabiria and her story because you don’t want to give up on love. You can’t give up on wanting a better life. The only person that can make a change in your life is you. Cabiria was hurt so many times and by people that pretended to love her. The worst kind of feeling is to be hurt by someone you love. I teared up when she handed her boyfriend the money and told him to kill her. Essentially she had given up.

I really enjoyed this project. I’ll do more of these in the future.

What do you guys think? Leave a comment below.

My Work Aug 2017

It has been a long time since I’ve posted some artwork. Here you go!

I have to say I enjoy sharing my work with you guys, it encourages me to

create more.

This piece is about the passion of a new relationship. The top left is a soup cup that says ‘ be strong and love much.’ It’s placed over her eyes to represent a thought. She’s been hurt before and now she feels comfortable to love again. When I think of comfort I think of soup.

To the right is the solar eclipse that will take place on August 21. I’m super excited for that. I love major astronomical events.

In the mid-left you’ll see a girl biting her lip as her lover caresses her cheek. Whew that’s hot.

In the middle is a carnation. If you remember in middle school you could buy a carnation for your friends, or crush. Carnations to me have always symbolized an exciting, youthful love.

To the mid-right are mountains and GPS indicators. I love to travel. That will always be a major love in my life.

Toward the bottom is a cute little bird, just singing.

Have you posted any artwork lately? What do you think about the upcoming eclipse? Leave a comment below.

I Hate Fashion Trends

screenshot-pixabay.com-2017-07-12-14-36-49I hate trends. Every year something new, has everyone running to the nearest Forever 21. I feel like summer months bring out the most trends.  The boho festival girls, rave girls, the Kim K look-a-likes. I cannot lie, I have been a victim of trends. I remember in high school Good Charlotte, and Green Day was super popular. My parents were traditional and won’t let me wear the ripped jeans and band tees my friends had. They did let me wear that little wrist sweatband with the band’s logo on it. It’s  all about the small wins.

I’m thankful to my parents for setting those boundaries.  When I look back in my

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yearbook I think ‘gosh…how did we think that was cool?’ Thanks to my parents I appreciate quality clothes and I am particular on what I choose to buy. I try to buy clothes that are well-made, ethically made, sustainability made, self-made or second hand.  We have a responsibility as fashionistas to buy products that support our environment.

 

 

Fast fashion contributes to landfills and CO2 in our atmosphere. Synthetic fibers like nylon, polyester, and acrylic (looking at you Forever 21) take thousands of years to break down. Let me finish by saying Forever 21 is not the enemy. The fast-paced, consumer-driven economy we live in is. The next time you shop think about how often will you wear it, what is it made of, and who you can give it to after you’re done.

Thanks guys.
 What was your favorite trend growing up?

5 Epic Art Failures

1. Ecce Homo Cecilia Giménez


In an attempt to restore Cecilia Giménez made the painting of Jesus look more like a monkey than the Lord and Savior. She has reported since the epic failure she has been ridiculed by her collages.  








2. What is He Missing Paul Klee


Klee a Swiss-German artist makes a quick sketch on ingres paper and asks, ‘What is he missing?’ I can answer that, a neck and a torso. It is an interesting interpretation on expressionism and cubism, it draws the viewer in to participate in the artwork.  





3.  Women III Willem de Kooning


Women III is one painting in a series of six. The painting is the fourth most expensive painting ever sold, at 137.5 million dollars. The painting was stored away due to strict government regulations. In 2006 it was sold to a billionaire. I guess there’s someone for everyone. 






4.Untitled (1970) by Cy Twombly 


This painting resembles scratches on a chalkboard, but this painting has been in a  prestigious European collection. The painting resembles children learning cursive.




5. Museum of Bad Art


The Museum of Bad Art or MOBA’s motto is ‘art that is too bad to be ignored.’ The gallery is based Massachusettes.  In its collection are bad works of art and epic art failures. 

May Work Progress

This is my slow and steady progress. I want to add more colors to the picture but I dislike markers. Markers make the picture streaky and uneven. I may step away from this project until I get markers I like. If you have ay suggestions, please leave it in the comments below.

For quicker updates follow me on Facebook and Instagram.

P.S I’ll be traveling next week, expect a lot of pictures on my Instagram!

My Work May 2017

It’s a terrible habit I have to step away from a project and COMPLETELY forget about it.

I want to advance my art skills but I start something half way and stop. I do that with books, diys drawings!

It’s terrible but I’m determined to improve. I started this project yesterday.

The objective of this is to tap into surrealism like Picasso or Frida. I wanted to

take my experiences, thoughts feelings and put it on paper.

It’s natural to only draw what you see and that is limiting.

So I challenged myself to draw what I felt and experienced instead.

Below I have the “beginning” of my sketch.

Cat (Left)

I have drawn cats since I was young. My mom had tons of cats

Crystals (slight bottom left)

I’m not to proud of those. I did

not use a reference

Thrones

Sometimes I appear to be distant. It takes me a while to get to know people

Hand

Hands are very hard to draw. They are extremely complex. The ladybug

is good luck in a lot of cultures

Moon (Right)

I love the moon. I work nights and when I come home I always see the  moon.


Fingerprints (slight bottom right)

To go along with the hand, a fingerprint is your unique identity. I like to think I am unique.

Saturn

All my Astrology Nerds know that Saturn has been in Sagittarius.

Saturn is associated with discipline and change. I personally have not

taken it too well.

Middle

Basically I love being female.

Like I said, in the beginning, I’m not finished yet.

If you guys have any ideas please leave it in the comments below.

Power in Feminine

There is a power in feminine.

In my opinion, feminine is being 

open to life. Feminine is vulnerability

and resilience. 

It is allowing yourself to 

love endlessly. Give everything to 

your family and yourself. 

Less ego and more spiritual enlightenment 

Feminine is not male or female,

Feminine is not exclusive to 

xx chromosomes. 

Strength is in empathy

Strength is in generosity

Strength is in community

Strength is feminine



In honor of Mother’s Day, share this with someone important to you.

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