Friday, January 29, 2010

Lars and Fan Birthday Present

This commission resulted from the yoga paintings from one of the yoga students. She wanted to surprise her boyfriend for his birthday with a painting of him and one of his favorite band members... Lars, the drummer from Metallica. It was a great excuse to dust off my Metallica CDs and rock out while I painted. Here is the finished piece, some close ups and the beginning stages. I would have done more of the closer to finished stages but I could not find my camera to save my life!

Monday, January 25, 2010

La Cultura Cura "Culture Cures" Fundraising Jewelry Box

Title: Joyeria Ancestrial "Ancestrial Jewelry Box"
Caption: Mis joyas... Nuestras Historias "My Jewelry...Our Stories"

This piece is a symbolism for the jewelry that is passed down from generation to generation... daughter to daughter.

It combines my love for Mexican Arte Popular, Dia de los Muertos and jewelry. I created this piece specifically for La Cultura Cura's 1st Annual Fundraiser dinner and silent art auction in San Jose. The theme was "La Cultura." The fundraiser is to raise funds for the group Calpulli Tonalehqueh to hold and host the Aztec New Year's event at the National Hispanic University this upcoming March of 2010. Here is a link of last year's event. I have been fortunate enough to attend the last 2 years. In an effort to support my people I donated this new piece and am glad to inform you all that it SOLD!!!!!!! I am very happy that I was able to help out through my art. I enjoyed doing this so much I am going to do more boxes and sell them on Etsy. I will keep you guys posted. In the meantime.... I hope you guys like this one!