Sip & Splash Female Art Show

Our art collective Mujeres Mutantes is exhibiting together tomorrow at a neat new spot called “Sip & Splash” in Pilsen. A “BYOB painting experience” as they call themselves on their website. Tomorrow, July 11th starting at 6:00 – 12:00 pm we will have snacks, beverages and art. It is family friendly and FREE! It is part of Pilsen 2nd Fridays so there will be other businesses with local artists work too. Come out for a lovely evening of art in Pilsen.

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I continue working on my dolls and these small original illustrations below. We are also signed up to sell at some upcoming markets together. It will be a good time with these ladies I know it! I have been on vacation and kicking back enjoying summer in the city. Until next post everyone!

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June: I will sing, dance & shine….

Participating in two upcoming group shows in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.

The Coaster Show at Cobalt Studio opening on June 13th will be lots of fun! It is my second time participating and it is so cool to see what all the artists come up with for their coaster designs. Opens June 13 and runs through July 13.

Also a one night only pop-up show made possible by Expo Collective. Inspired by the poem “For the Brown Kids” by one of Chicago’s very own spoken word artists. If you are an artist interested in submitting there is still time. The show opens for one night only on June 13th so don’t miss it!

June is always a joyous time for me as it is my birthday month!

I also need to post here that one of the greatest wordsmiths of our time Maya Angelou passed away on May 28, 2014.

When I learned about you as a young girl I was never the same.

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”

No. Nothing ever can or will.

Thank you.

 

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Shhhhh! A Little Monster Up for Auction….

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Hello again! Above is my latest little sculpted monster straight city chillin’. He is now at Elevarte Community Studio in Pilsen waiting for his new home!

This little guy will be part of a silent auction this Thursday, May 29th at Elevarte’s 3rd Annual Art As Our First Language Fundraiser.

There will be many wonderful items from local artists and businesses in this auction so go purchase your ticket to support this amazing organization!

Visit their site at Elevartestudio.org. What else do you see in the picture above? SUNSHINE!

I am off to continue enjoying the beautiful weather that has arrived in Chicago while it lasts. Until next time friends. Peace!

Seeds of Creativity

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We are all anxious for warmer spring and summer days here in our little corner of the world that is Chicago. My city with its unpredictable weather patterns. Tonight its late night doodling for me.

Here is a peek at something new. A Monstrochika planting seeds of creativity.

So Fresh and So Clean…

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Was away awhile but website is updated and I am back.

Good things continue to happen in the Monstrochika world. Making and sharing art, learning, growing, evolving.

For the past year and a half all my energy went into painting outside. With the help of my fellow artist community, I have been able to add 6 new mural works to my portfolio. As a strong supporter of public art I am so grateful for these opportunities.

So many beautiful collaborations and shows have also happened. One of my fave shows of 2013 was Fun-A-Day Chicago where artists picked a project to do for 30 days and exhibited together at Threadless store.

Crochet Frames

So I figured out what to do with those crochet frames……

Jill of all Trades 3/23/12

This Friday me and the gang will be at Cafe Bella for an all grrrrrrl show!
Thanks Manuela & Chicagloe.com!

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Donated work:

Crochet Frames:

Happy 2012!

Another Year! At my day job I keep forgetting to save documents as 2012 and not 2011. Oh poo…

I would like to share with you a little project that came our way this holiday season. My good friend Adi and I worked on a window display for KIDS RULE Toy Store which just opened in the Wicker Park neighborhood. The owners wanted to show all of the educational and environmentally friendly toys the store carries. I have to say, I believe in the end we met the client’s need and made it look quite lovely….

Under the sea and among the leaves….

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I’ve been hangin’ out with all those that inspire me. Taking part and sharing in different events around town. Drawing some inspiration from

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