América invertida

A group of us Spanish-speakers in my workplace have begun a monthly chat and social time, usually focused on a particular article, book, or film. We discuss topics related to Latin America and Spain, and reflect on our experiences as Spanish speakers here in California. Our first meeting focused on the idea of “pegarle deContinue reading “América invertida”

Highlights from Madrid

My husband and I just enjoyed two days in Madrid. It’s not a lot of time, but we made the best of it, especially considering jet lag! Here are some highlights… Cava and manchego cheese at the bar in our lovely hotel, Posada del Leon de Oro. Also, this is what we dubbed the “wineContinue reading “Highlights from Madrid”

Calavera Love

Día de los Muertos is just around the corner. Last year I posted pictures from here in San Francisco. This year I’m sharing some lovely, unique images. ¡Feliz Día de los Muertos! Photo 1 credit: photopin.com Photo 2 credit: Illustration by Jose Pulido Art Photo 3 credit: Wayne Hunthausen Photography Photo 4 credit: Linocut by Lori DeanContinue reading “Calavera Love”

Surrealism and Remedios Varo

I’m currently reading “Remedios Varo: Unexpected Journeys” by Janet A. Kaplan, professor of art history and executive director of Art Journal. Few books have been written about Remedios Varo, and Kaplan’s work, published in 1988, is a thorough journey into the artist’s life and gorgeous, captivating artwork. I first learned of Remedios Varo as an undergraduateContinue reading “Surrealism and Remedios Varo”

Thoughtful Gifts

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, and with the plethora of shopping options available it is easy to become overwhelmed. How to buy thoughtful gifts? And thoughtful to whom? Being an artist, I personally make the effort to support artisans from around the world when I have the chance and want to buy something special forContinue reading “Thoughtful Gifts”

A Walk Through Día de los Muertos

Welcome to my Día de los Muertos gallery! Día de los Muertos is one of my favorite celebrations. We celebrate and embrace death, welcoming back the people who touched our lives and who are now in the spirit realm. Here in San Francisco we’ve had a Day of the Dead parade and celebration for many years now,Continue reading “A Walk Through Día de los Muertos”