Monday, November 17, 2014


To be totally honest I'm not active on news sites; but surprisingly being on Tumblr has opened my eyes to a lot of global/political events that have been going on not just in the country but around the world. One of the most active stories that broke out this year was the massive protests that broke out on the small town of Ferguson, Missouri.
On August of this year, 18 year old black teen Michael Brown was shot multiple times by white police officer Darren Wilson. Brown was unarmed and apparently had his hands up, running form Wilson when he was fatally shot 6 times at the back of the head.
Multiple witnesses  have reported that Brown did not fight back, retaliated, or threaten the officer in any way. While the police reports say the Brown did assault Wilson.
Wilson did not suffer any consequences; he as not been fired from his job. He has been put on paid administrative leave. Certain information had been tailored to Wilson's favor as well as the Ferguson police, and to paint Brown as a thug.
This caused massive backlash from the Black community. The people of Ferguson began to protest the leave of Wilson only to be met with violent reaction from police. As the situation snowballed the riots got so bad, military action had to be taken. Tanks were roaming the streets of Ferguson. The community also took the social media where the story exploded all across different platforms; especially twitter. Even to this day the Ferguson and Mike Brown hashtags keep appearing on the popular searches on twitter. Pictures and videos of the protests have gone viral.
Today Wilson has still suffered no consequences for the murder of Mike Brown. Browns Family are planing to take the case to the UN, while a trial in the US is still on hold. Posts and tweets are still very active on social media; as well as images of the protests and evidence still circulates the internet.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Favorite Blogger(?)

So I follow a lot of people on my social media. The ones I use the most art Tumblr and Instagram. I try to find and follow artists and always on the hunt to discover more. There are a lot of people who I enjoy viewing their content. One of my favorite people who I follow is a Mexican Artist named Crystal Galindo.

I first discovered Galindo on Instagram, when I was searching for cool artwork, thats when I found images of her paintings. Her work focuses on Mexican culture and Women. She mainly does these extremely detailed portraits of friends of Mexican/Hispanic women or self Portraits surrounded by Aztec/Mexican symbolism and imagery. She is a feminist and very active in social and political activism. Posting about issues in the Latino Community, sexism, racism, etc. She has become a personal inspiration in my own artistic journey.

Heres her website:



Sunday, November 2, 2014

Online Curation (Pinterest)

So I recently got a Pinterest, and It's pretty interesting. I like that its straight forward and has a large data base. Its very useful for inspiration and research as well as just to find cool fun or useful resources. It will be useful for my research project as well as inspirations for paintings and other projects. One good thing about Pinterest is that All the images or articles are sourced back to its original site so attribution shouldn't be so hard. I'll be sure I pick images that can be properly cited. I can use it for almost anything, even to just kill time. Some say it can get pretty addicting but so far I haven't found myself there quite yet. Might happen in the coming weeks, who knows??

Link to my profile if any of you are interested in what I've pinned :)

Pinterest Page