New Years 2016 |There’s Glitter Everywhere!

I had work all morning, I didn’t even want to be there for a second. By the time I reached his house, I was exhausted and just threw myself in to bed. My hair was a hot mess, and I didn’t feel cute.
After my brunch with MaryAnn the other day, we went shopping. I was going to be attending Fitgi’s house party for New Years, and the theme was clever and quirky. I was excited when I heard her say “Super Sweet 20Sixteen!” I purchased a $6 dress I found in a thrift shop and told myself I was going to make it work. There was no way in hell I was going to spend so much money on something I would never wear again, especially a ball gown.I had a bunch of glitter at home, and decided to buy some fabric paint to make my own conjunction. I think it came out pretty well, except one thing…there was glitter everywhere!

I’ve always said “glitter is like the herpes of arts and crafts”.

I know Chris isn’t too happy about all the sparkle left in his room. His response was simply this “Just don’t ask me where it all came from later on.” Fair enough, what else could I possibly say?
We made a quick stop at my parents house, where we had a great dinner made by mami. Ribs and pernil. Yum!

My brother Kiki was getting dropped off first, he was headed to Lily’s to party, while Chris and I were headed to West side. There was no driving for us tonight, since we knew we were going to be drinking, so when we offered a ride, we were very grateful, one less taxi to pay for.

When we got to Fitgi’s we were greeted at the door with open arms, like almost every time. Even if you don’t live there, someone always opens up for you and they’re always happy to see you, even if they’ve never seen you a day in their life before.Fitgi looked amazing as always. She squeezed into her 9 year old pink prom dress and killed it! So we all partied like anyone else would party. Most girls who did dress up for the theme looked so cute in their dresses, while the men showed off all spiffy, in their button downs. Once it was time for the countdown, we all ran to the living room in front of the tv…5..4..3..2..1!

Happy New Year!

Champagne was sipped, hugs were given and the kisses for the new year were being swapped. I looooved mine!

After partying a bit more, Chris and I headed to meet my brother at Lily’s place. Jhonny was already knocked out, it was about 3am and all I wanted to do was dance a little spanish music. Kiki was already exhausted, and after a few dances we decided to call it quits as well.

I had a great night, and I had the pleasure of starting off the new year with wonderful people.

I hope you all had a great time, and remember that this year is what you make of it.

-M

Pictures below by Ramon Ariel:

New Business Cards!

5f32320a55497c4d7046986eb8a99130PhotoGrid_1384972118554Ooooooooh, I’m so excited!

I just received my new business cards and I couldn’t be happier. After having my old green ones for about 2 years, as pretty as they were, it was time for a change. My cards need to grow just as much as my artwork does, just as much as I grow.

I feel so proud of having my new babies in my wallet, and I can’t wait until they start spreading and meeting new people.

2647 Harlem’s Grand Opening

1aOne of my lovely friends Tanya, invited me and our little clique to join her in the celebration of her boyfriend Richie’s new business.

After all his hard work, the opening to his new lounge 2647 Harlem had just arrived and I couldn’t wait to catch up with all the girls.2Richie wasn’t the only one who had a good night, Tanya was basically hosting the entire night, making sure everyone was okay,

but she also took a big part in displaying some of her work as well.

The stair case that leads to the soon to become VIP section  was filled with her work.
1She did absolutely great and I loved the colors she used. Especially that gold, wow.5

She had this whole 1920’s flapper jazz style going on and the details  were on point.4

I specifically loved the how linear and geometrical the prints were….6

Look at that city landscape ..gorgeous.3Notice how all the girls are busy taking glamour shots..

hahaha…

it’s just that we haven’t seen each other in so long!

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Of course I dragged Q with me and he of course got a little too comfortable too quickly.8

We were dancing in no time.9

The place was great, I loved how it looks as if it were supposed to be an old school Speakeasy.10

Being ratchet at the stairs.11

I also got to meet Luisa also known as @pinnylu, she is such a sweetheart!12 13

Q and Tanya acting silly.15

Congrats guys!16

New Artwork: Floater

New Artwork: Floater

floater

Here is my newest  artwork titled  “Floater”

This piece is definitely a little something different than you guys are used to, coming from me at least. I decided not to focus as much on the curves of her hips, but more on her collarbones,  her exaggerated lips and squinted eyes.

 I really love how her lips came out, if you look closely you can see the darker stripes in her pout, it’s almost as if you want to hand her some chapstick. I wanted her nose to be tiny and awkward and though I’m mostly known for the cat eyes, which she does have, I wanted her be squinting, happily, with force.

She reminds me of a balloon that you let go and all it manages to do is flap around in the sky.

 I guess that why I named her Floater.

I hope you guys like her, let me know what you think, comment below or find me on :

Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram.

New Artwork : Untitled on Purpose

 

Untitled on Purpose

Here’s another one for my Portfolio.

Don’t know what this is, but I did it.*

( shrugs shoulders)

*No boobs in
this artwork

I just fell in love with the linear work.

And no I didn’t edit it to make it black and white, those are the colors hues, I decided to use.

Untitled on Purpose

Bucktooth Berry

I’ve been busting my butt to finish these pieces for the show on time, and here is the last one for you guys.

Finally  I know.

I know this series has been a little different than you guys are used to. For one, their necks are longer than usual.

Which I love !

I also tried my best to not focus on their bodies but on their facial features to give them  a bit of character. This purple one is my favorite of the bunch  ( not counting  the blue one in tears ).

 I especially love her buck teeth and butt chin.

Well, let me stop talking foolishness and show you guys the end result:

New Artwork: Anaranjado

Here’s another new art piece that I painted and displayed at the Sullivan Room Art Show.

I have to admit, I was liking where I was headed from the beginning. the huge swirl in her hair, the pout , and her boobs were right on point.

I’m not too crazy about the end result… I feel like this piece was rushed… and I could have done some much better. This piece disappoints me.

But anyway, here’s the end result : Yuck!

I think it probably bothers me bc I messed up on her right shoulder =[

Maybe I’ll cover her up with a shirt to fix it.

I do love her hair and her eyes though ♥