Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I gave her an example of how watching my uncle and his family being wasteful just pissed me off. They live in Washington state and they don't have any recycling facilities there. I'm not sure if it's the whole state that doesn't have a recycling program or just certain cities. They lived in Weenatchee Washington before and there's no recycling programs there. I remember one time when I went to visit my family there I asked my aunt "What do I do with the soda can? Where do I put it?' my aunt then said "That pop goes in the trash hun. There's no recycling here." She sounded like she was proud of it. This happened many years ago in 1995. Now they live about 2 to 3 hours away from Weenatchee, they now live in Richland Washington and they don't have any recycling programs there either. I visited them this summer in August. I went to throw out some trash and what do I find, I found soda cans and plastic bottles in there. I just felt like taking them out and putting them in a bag and bringing them back with me to California. It just feels bad when I don't recycle. It gives me pain to see that. I also saw garden trash and house trash all in the same garbage can. It just sucks.
Here in the area where I live we have three garbage cans, a grey one for household garbage, blue for recyclables and green for yard waste. The garbage has it's purpose which means less waste and I'm happy about that. I'm not a tree huger or anything like that. I won't go chain myself to a tree like those Berkeley students did but I will do my part and recycle. When I walk I pick up any plastic bottles or soda cans I see. Less trash around my town.
I'm just surprised that I'm even having dreams about recycling. It's just so strange. It might be because I was remembering about my uncle's family throwing everything into one garbage =( Sometimes I just have some interesting dreams....
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Foods I have to avoid are spicy things, which I LOVE. Meat because this is a type of food that causes me big problems and abdominal pain. Greasy food. Anything that makes my stomach hurt I try to avoid which is practically all food even cereal with milk. I can eat rice with NO butter. It got boring fast and I've just eaten food that hurts me, not all the time though. So right now I'm kind of a forced vegetarian which is HARD to do since I love meat so much. I've actually thought of becoming vegetarian before but I've just thought it's too hard. I've tried tofu and I hate it. I cannot eat a lot, how I normally would eat because my stomach starts to hurt. I've resorted to eating from my 2 year old's baby bowls so it doesn't look like I'm eating a little bit. I've measured how much food fits there and one cup fills the bowl. I eat slowly and drink a glass of water with my meals. I eat small meals throughout the day. It really sucks. I'm doing ok for now.
Now I'm going to leave you with my favorite song from this band I really love right now. They are called Nightwish and the song is called "Wish I Had an Angel". I'm really obsessed with this song that I titled my myspace page I Wish I Had and Angel lol.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
I drew the design and then I started working with the wood burning pen.
Added some leaves to the vines.
I then added some words. It's the name of Jesse's blog.
I added color with some watercolor pencils. I wanted the plaque to pop. Then I stained the whole plaque except for the back of course. It's a light color because I didn't want the colors to be muted by a dark wood stain. Wood stain stinks so bad. I didn't have a face mask =( so I sniffed some fumes. It really sucked. I even worked on this outside but the fumes were really strong. After a couple of hours of drying time I brought the plaque inside and then I put it near a window so the smell could go out the window. The next day I sealed it with Krylon Kamar Varnish. I added multiple coats until the plaque was to my liking. Varnish has to be used in a well ventilated area because it's smelly as hell. I always apply varnish outside because it stinks so much. Oh one more thing that I forgot to mention was that I nailed on a sawtooth hanger on the back so Jesse can hang it on the wall. I want him to be able to hang it where ever he likes.
So when I translated my blog extra words were added that weren't even there and none of my sentences made sense. An occasional two words put together made sense maybe a little more. I don't really remember because I did this yesterday. I was curious to see how it would look and now I know.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Hi everyone it turns out that I didn't have time to take any pictures of the turkey.
Instead I have chosen to post a picture of myself laying in bed. Lol it may be a little pg13 since you can see some curves but that's only because I took the picture myself. Don't stare at it too much because I don't have any make up on. I know some people will probably ask "if you don't want us to look at it then why put it up?" I'll tell you why, because I want to let go a bit and not be worried about people seeing me without makeup.
I went to Michael's today because I thought there wouldn't be many people there. I was so wrong. The store was so packed and it never is. I hate when there is so many people around because I just don't like to bump into people, like I did today. I went to get a few supplies because I'm doing a little something for http://theartofjesse.blogspot.com/ of course I'm going to show everyone who reads this blog what I make him so be on the look out for that.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
You mix your dry ingredients together in a small bowl. In a larger bowl you beat the eggs. Then you add and stir in your pumpkin and dry ingredient. Then you add your evaporated milk.
After you're done mixing everything then you pour it into your uncooked pie shell.
If I can I'll show you a picture of the turkey I cooked. I have to spend some time at my inlaws so I don't know if I'll have time to show you. I always split time on the holidays. Meaning I spend half the time at my parents and the other half at my inlaws the same day. Sometimes it is tiring but we have to be fair and spend equal amount of time at both places you know.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Here's another thing I've been working on. I love how this turned out because it's so sparkly. It's beautiful. I painted the wood buttefly dark purple first, front and back. Then I painted the wood dowel lilac and finally the top a bright pink. I hand glued each jewel, man it's time consuming, with a hot glue gun. The bigger clear acrylic jewels are 6mm in size and the small colored jewels are 4.5mm in size. I really enjoyed working on this so much. Do you see where I added the eyes? I think it gives it a bit of character don't you.
There are about 122 4.5mm jewels on this butterfly give and take a ny I might have missed or counted over. There are about 151 6.5mm jewels. Give or take any miscounting I might have made.
There are two holes in the back so you can hang this on the wall.
I showed you a different view of the butterfly so you can see it in a different way and of course so you can see the dowel I talking about.
Have and excellent day everyone ^_^
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
As I promised here is the preview of the box. The pictures are a bit blurry and so is the video of the box. Forgive me for that. The camera is a bit old. I hope that in the near future I am able to get a new one.
I wanted to make it feminine and I think I accomplished that. I wood burned three butterflies on the sides and also burned three words on the sides of the lid which say Wish, Believe and Dream. I just need to add the finishing touch inside the little compartment at the top. I think I might put a special message inside but I'm trying to decide on that.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Have an excellent night everyone ^_^
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I feel lost without a feeling,
Crying I don’t know why,
It is just the way I feel when I die,
My favorite Feeling, I have inside,
Going insane, having no one to blame,
Without, a feeling of concern inside knowing I should
Even though I’m dead, I don’t know why I still feel
I was thinking about my friend Claudia. She wrote this poem years ago, I think she may have written it when she was in 8th grade. You can see the sadness and pain of her words. This poem gets me emotional sometimes because I know how her life was then, how she was treated by her own parents and sisters. She was treated like crap just because she was overweight. I knew the sadness of her life. She was angry with her father before she died because he was in jail or prison. whichever it was, for making a poor choice. She wanted to have a quinceñera but since her father made a mistake she wasn't going to be able to have one. She told me she hated him for that.
She was buried in her dress. I saw her there, pale and stiff. She was very much dead. She didn't look like she was sleeping at all. She finally got her wish to wear her quinceñera dress. I couldn't take it, I leaned in and hugged her. I didn't want to let go. I don't know who it was that grabbed me and took me to sit down but they did. My best friend was dead, I didn't want to believe it, I wanted her to get up. She was too young to die, only 15 years old. Her older sister was driving the car that night. They were driving on the back roads on their way home from the fair. Supposedly her sister saw a rabbit in the road and swerved instead of running it over. The car did a complete 180 into a telephone poll. My friend was in the rear passenger side that took all the impact. They couldn't save her at the hospital.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I have so much butterflies in my stomach right now. I AM HAPPY ^_^.
You know what always upsets me is when people complain about policies or presidents. I think to myself "you shouldn't care since you didn't vote". I'm not saying people aren't entitled to their opinion but if you don't vote you can't really complain. Imagine how many people are out there not voting. Well maybe if they had voted things would be different.
I like voting. Even if what I vote for doesn't pass at least I tried to do something by voting.
I hope people who are able to vote, go vote.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Anyway back to what I am going to tell you. It rained yesterday afternoon and into the night. I just love the rain. It's my friend. I went out earlier that day because it looked like it was going to rain. It was all cloudy and smoky too. I think the farmers were doing a controlled burn, that or there was a fire somewhere. I just like how it looked yesterday, it was such a lovely day.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I'm reading a book right now and it has become very theraputic for me. It's not a self help book or anything like that. Well, it might be a little bit like it because it's inspiring me. It's an art book. The way it's created is more for beginners. Right now I consider myself a beginer because I stopped painting and drawing for about two years. Now i'm getting back into the grove of things but I feel I need to go review a few things about what I learned in the past.
I promise I'll try to do at least one post a week. If I'm a little late please don't abandon all hope and think I'm not coming back to blog land. I love blogging so I will keep coming back. I'll leave you with this picture. I took it on my way back from Washington State in August. This picture is in Oregon.
Friday, October 17, 2008
A lot of people go and paint the lovely scene of pumpkins at the farm.
There are signs posted with trivia in the corn maze so you don't get bored.
Closeup of some pumpkins.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
I finished the first ACEO in the set. It's called Aztec Goddess Xochiquetzal it's 1/12. It's done on watercolor paper I can't tell you what kind at the moment because I can't find my pad. I used lightfast black india ink to ink the lines. Then I used watercolor pencils to finish the painting. The watermark is not in the original. It will be signed on the back. I found something out, it's very hard to paint when you don't have the right size paint brush. I need a smaller one to make my job a lot easier.
I hate scanners, they can never capture how the painting really looks. The colors aren't as vibrant. Her skin is actually a little darker than in this picture. It still looks quite nice. I think I may become addicted to making and collecting ACEOs. Each ACEO in this set will be a little different. I am going to play with the colors and also with the mediums I use. I'm planing on using prisma colored pencils, watercolor pencils, ink, and acrylics. Maybe I'll add some embellishments as well, who knows. All I want to do is have fun.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
This is what I had for lunch today two eggs with tortillas and some hot sauce. Simple meal that tastes so good when you add extras like the hot sauce. I like Valentina hot sauce because their hot sauce isn't as spicy as the Tapatio hot sauce. They do have another one that's spicier but the original is just right for me. If I do eat Tapatio hot sauce I will only use a drop or two on my food and test it, if it's not spicy enough then I'll add more. It's just too spicy for me.
I must admit that when it comes to spicy things I am a big chicken. Even though supposedly because I am Mexican I'm supposed to like Spicy things. That's just one stereotype that does not apply. I don't like to eat fresh chiles. Lots of people like doing that but I don't really do that unless they're sliced and I'm going to be eating them on nachos or on a sandwich where there will be lots of other flavors to balance out the spiciness a little bit.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I found a picture of myself when I was in high school where I still had my natural hair color. You can see that it's a dark brown color. I've been dying my hair since high school. That's a couple of years that I haven't seen my natural color.
I've been thinking for a while now that I should let my natural color grow out. I have to dye my hair one more time because I bought hair dye and I don't have the receipt to return it. I' m not going to let it go to waste. So after this one time I will not dye it anymore. For some reason I've just been wanting to go back to being natural. I think I've grown tired of dying my hair. Plus all those nasty chemicals. I think I'm better off not dying my hair. I am now embracing my natural hair color and in a way I think I am now embracing my true self. I am accepting myself as I am. I don't need to dye my hair to make a statement. I'm also thinking about growing my hair out. I used to always have my hair long up to my waist. I have it short, up to my shoulders. For me that's short. I don't know why I want to go back. Something is calling to me and telling me go back. It's pulling at me. Some inner desire, or the me trapped inside. Maybe it's my indigenous side that's finally found a way out.
Something has also been calling me saying "create, draw, paint" it's telling me to read more about my culture it's telling me to look into the indigenous arts. No matter how Americanized I am there is something inside me that keeps me grounded and keeps me connected with my people. I'm not ashamed or embarrassed to be Mexican but I think I've forgotten about myself and that other part of me. I was born here in the US that's why I'm so Americanized. Even my language is something that I've been forgetting. All I would watch on t.v. is English channels, for 2 or 3 years. Recently in the last few months I've started to watch Spanish channels and it's been helping me in some way. I'm content inside. I don't know why. It's weird you know.
It seems that some part of me is not satisfied and I need to do something to fulfill that need.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I've always been a person who was different from everyone else in the sense that I wasn't afraid to like things that I liked. I wasn't afraid to be open with things that I liked. I also most def didn't take crap from no one. No one messed with me because they knew I would defend myself. I was the quiet girl, who always did my homework and followed the rules but there was one place where I could let go and that was in the art room. I took art for 3 years in high school. I learned a lot about myself in that class. In the end art is what kept me going through high school. School wasn't tough or anything like that, it's just that at times I just didn't want to go. I wish I could have learned a lot more about art but seeing as I live in a small town and there isn't enough funding as is for the school, of course art is one of the departments they cut from first. We had limited materials, so we were limited in what we could learn. I loved my art teacher, he was great. He made due with what we had. You know a lot of people took art because they thought it was a free ride but boy were they wrong. You had to always be working in that class.
I find myself needing art again. It's like I'm discovering it for the first time again. I guess I'm one of those people that just can't be without it. *sigh*I just love art.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Hi everyone, this will be my first give away. I will be giving away one of these keychains here on my blog. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment here. The deadline is 10/12/2008. You can still enter on the 12th. If you're one of my youtube friends leave me your youtube name in the comments section. Good luck!