I just want to say welcome the spring. I am wearing this beautiful dress that my Mom did for me. She did the dress without my body measure, and sent it to me by mail as a gift. My Mom known me really well. Mami you are the best. I love you!
It is one of the most appreciated, complicated, tireless worker, multifunctional fingered extremity located at the end of our arm. The human but also the chimpanzees, monkey, lemurs, and some vertebrates like Koala have this particular structure.
Anatomically the human hands have 27 bones. It is controlled by brain but each hands are regulated by opposing brain hemisphere. The bones, muscles, articulations, tendons, and nerves allow to the hands express theirs or rather our abilities.
Like other organs in the body, the hands have many abilities that distinguish it. It is a structure that bring the capacity to use gross motor skills as walking, maintaining balance, coordination, jumping, and reaching. The hands also have the fine motor skills like writing, turn pages book, use computer (like me in this moment), dressing, and eat. I can’t forget to mention the touch sense, that is one of the sense that the hand has and it is performed very well.
In this opportunity I want to share how I see the hands as an artist. This time I want to show you all the steps to make a hands using my favorite medium the oil pastel.
First Step: Materials: chalk pencil, black paper 9″x12′, colors: raw umber, burn umber, yellow ochre, yellow naples, burn sienna and white. Don’t forget the hands as a star model.
I started with he drawing. I did with a chalk pencil due to the paper I used is black, but you can use a simple pencil if you want
Second step: I started to apply oil pastel using raw umber, burn umber and burn sienna.
Third step: Continuing with the same colors. I use my fingers to blending the pigments but you can use tools like latex/rubber gloves, natural chamois, tortillons to do that.
Fourth Step: Add yellow naples, and raw umber. Continue smooth the pigments.
Fifth Step: Add a white to the highlights. And sign.
Finally, and very important wash your hands after you finish with your artwork, to eliminated all residue of the pigments.
Feng Shui is an antique Chinese system that believed there is a universal energy forms, called qi (or chi), that flows through all the life forms.
Literally, Feng shui means wind water. But this ancient Chinese art means much more. The way of this energy (qi) is the force that can affect positive or negative the life everyday.
If the qi becomes blocked or stagnant, it turn into a negative force that can cause problems in ours life. But if this qi flow gently, freely and without impediments, creating a balance in which the force of this energy work in our benefit. In the feng shui philosophy the balance between the two universal opposing force are called, Yin and Yang.
Yin is called the shadow. It associate with feminine, passive, diffuse, dark, cold, moon, soft, yielding, wet, nighttime, earth and water. On the other hand the Yang is called light, and it is associated with fast, hard, solid, focused, hot, dry, aggressive, fire, sky, the sun, masculinity and daytime.
Although these force are opposite, they are complementary to each other, maintaining the harmony in the universe. The qi is aided by five elements earth, wood, fire, metal and water that have influence in the our life. These five elements represents the creative and destructive cycle.
Basically feng shui is living with harmony, making the energy (qi) work in your benefit.
There are different schools of feng shui, but I will concentrate on bagua feng shui. Bagua is an eight trigraphs that is used to represent the areas of your house or office. Each area of the bagua or also called gua are used to represent: the wealth, fame, relationships, health, creativity, knowledge, career and travel of your life.
One of the most important aspects of feng shui is how can you arrange the different areas of your house or office to improve your life. The environment around your house or office can affect the flow of the qi to you.
If the energy is blocked or stagnant causing problems in your life. There are a number different, easy, and fun techniques for dispersing the negative energy. Feng shui use cures or remedies to improve the affected area. There are a different type of objects that you can use. The use of colors, lights, mirrors, crystals, sounds, bells, mobiles, flags, water features, floor rugs, fruits, calendars, fans, statues, rocks, fans, plants, pets and artworks you can improve your space and your life. Sometimes the objects for the feng shui cure are expensive or not practical but using your intuition and imagination your can find an effective substitute. And you can just need use one or two objects to attract harmony to your life.
For that reason I started a new art collection that I called Feng Shui Art collection. Artwork that can be placed in a home or office to encourage your harmony. The artworks are one of the easy, inexpensive, and practical way to make a remedies of the areas of your home or office that need flow the energy.
This artworks you can use for decorate and flow the energy of your southwest area. Encourage your relationship area. In this area, for example you can include symbols of conjugal, flowers etc.
The artwork Amistoso Visitante can use for use in your Southwest are but also in the Family Area at the East
To buy and see more artwork go to:
To My lovely husband Rafael.
In the Norse mythology exist Ask and Embla. They were the first humans, created by the gods.
Tells the story that one day the gods, Odin, Hoener and Loder were walking at the shore of the sea. They found two trees: Ash and Elm. And with that tree they created the first human being, Ask and Embla. They named the man, Ask and Embla to the woman.
Embla and Ask were the beginning of the life in the mythology . And for me, they represent the beginning of my life. It is a new style, a new mix of everything. Embla and Ask became the progenitors of my new beginning.
Embla is now part of the museum exhibition tour in Puerto Rico. It is an oil painting on canvas, with dimensions 15″x30″. It is on sale. The price for Embla is $400.
I wake up today with a huge wish to paint. I wanted to do something that I can do fast. I decided choose my small canvas 2″x4″. I only spent 30 minutes to see my artwork.
Es un medio de comunicación visual. Un lenguaje universal que se expresa en diferentes formas. Una máquina del tiempo. Es un reflejo de nuestra identidad. Un testigo de nuestras hazañas, pero también de nuestros errores. Es el más antiguo diario de todos los siglos. Innumerablemente admirado,y a la vez pobremente comprendido. Posee la inmortalidad soñada por todos. La belleza y juventud anhelada. No necesita pasaporte para viajar. No tiene límites territoriales. Es el más rico y el más pobre. Tiene la gracia de hacerte reir y llorar, pero al final siempre te deja su amor. Es el regalo de Dios a sus hijos consentidos.
Es el Arte simplemente una forma de expresar lo que Soy.
It is a visual media. A universal language that is expressed in different ways. A time machine. It is a reflection of our identity. A witness of our deeds, but also from our mistakes. It is the oldest journal of all ages. It is innumerably admired, yet poorly understood. It has the immortality has dreamed all. The youth and beauty desired. It not need a passport to travel. Not boundaries. It is the richest and the poorest. It has the grace to make you laugh and mourn, but in the end always leaves you its love. It is the gift of God to their children spoiled.
Art is just a way to express who I am.