October 16, 2019

On October 30th, "Oaxacan Magic"- art exhibit will open its doors at the Art Gallery “Cuatrosiete” in Oaxaca. This exhibition includes a body of work that is very unique in terms of textures, forms and formats. The paintings will showcase the magic of Oaxaca through it...

June 7, 2019

#iamready Week 5 #estoylista Semana 5

As days and weeks went by, I started to witness how the work was getting done. In the beginning, I had to plan and pass on work to others, which got me very anxious. I was not used to ask and wait for others to deliver their work in...

May 26, 2019

#iamready Week 4 #estoylista Semana 4

What a week! By Monday, I reached the point where I was missing my sons dearly and surprisingly, I was missing doing mom’s chores too! Who would have thought, right? Driving them to school cooking, homework…the usual, familiar, warm...

May 19, 2019

#iamready Week 3 #estoylista Semana 3

This week felt better. I settled a nice routine of life & work and I managed to overcome some of the challenges of the first couple of weeks, especially work-related ones.

In this post, I want to talk about inspiration, and what it m...

May 12, 2019

#iamready Week 2 #estoylista Semana 2

This man was walking in front of me in Oaxaca with a message for me: #iamready, in Spanish #estoylista

My first week in Oaxaca was a week of adjustments. I ran all week resourcing art stores and getting familiarized with the art supp...

May 4, 2019

The reason I am taking the time to sit and write this blog, is for you, my reader. Whoever you are, I am lucky you came across my writing. I am doing this to hopefully inspire you to pursue your passion, your dream. Through my journey, I hope you get tools and ideas on...

March 17, 2019

This term, we are creating projects inspired by dogs. I came across this amazing artist on-line and decided to introduce the kids to him. His name is George Rodrigue. George Rodrigue (March 13, 1944 – December 14, 2013) was an American artist originally from New Iberia...

March 8, 2019

The theme for this winter term is flowers and my older students have just created a "Sunflower" painting inspired by Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh.

One of the many sunflowers painted by Vincent Van Gogh

The process was long, and it involved many layers and classes. First...

December 7, 2018

After visiting Frida Kahlo's blue house in Mexico City last September, I decided to plan the fall term around Mexican Culture and Frida's life story, artwork and legacy. For preparation, I read many books and personal letters, and watched short clips. I knew that in or...

September 30, 2018

Summer of 2018! What an amazing summer! It started off with a 3-week visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina. The reason?  Two family weddings in a period of two weeks! My last visit back home was three years ago, and I felt a strong need for connection to family and to my ro...

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