Long before I ever held a brush or even bought a sketchbook, I had a Tumblr where I collected my favourite things. During the Tumblr days, I came across a beautiful sketchbook. It had everything I aspired to learn one day: beautiful painterly strokes, expressive freedom, brief poems. Every page was more than a landscape;… Continue reading Painting With Acrylic Inks
The first class I bought from Domestika was Design and Illustration of a Fanzine with Violeta Hernandez. For most of my life, handmade books have had a special place in my heart. Whether they are sketchbooks or small publications. In the 90s, I used to dream I was part of the Riot Grrrls just to… Continue reading Creating a Zine: A Domestika Project
I’d never dared to paint black skin before. I didn’t want to fall into the trappings of my eye telling me that black skin is a certain color. So I have been avoiding it. Same thing with brown skin, although me, being Latina, I forgive the faux pas some of us make. Here is a… Continue reading Painting Watercolor in Procreate
I sit here in my studio/office, surrounded by a mess. I have so much stuff. It’s genetic you see, my father is a “collector,” and his studio is full of ancient trinkets and unusable objects. In my case, it’s more of a compulsive accumulation of art supplies. I know I’m not the only one and… Continue reading Building Colour Palettes: More Instinct than Science.
I’ve never heard of a tropical storm in Montreal, but we are getting one today.With a tropical storm on the horizon, the pandemic, and the insane amount of construction and roadwork in this city, it’s starting to feel suffocating.I don’t want to complain and make a list of all the things going wrong because nobody… Continue reading Terrible, Heavy Creative Block.