Posted on July 18, 2011
I set up and sent out massive text messages to my family. We will be meeting up at Jasmine’s mural for the first time at 2′ o clock.
Silly me, showed up late… how embarrassing. I picked up two bouquets of flowers, one colorful and one purple, Jasmine’s favorite color. I also picked up three candles… and headed out.
I met up with my bestfriend Ari, which you all should know by now, and sister Julissa. It took us almost close to forever to get there, but I knew damn well, it was worth it.
I was actually very proud and satisfied with the outcome of how many of my family members showed up. Especially since many failed to respond to my messages. Once, I saw my Abuela Magaly I knew everyone was serious. That’s the head honcho. I was also glad I wasn’t the only one who brought anything. My cousin Sasha was a doll and brought flowers as well.
We all said a prayer…. everyone seemed to love the mural, I was so grateful that the three artist, Zacto, Phil and Sopa blessed us…. and even better yet, came and met my family.
A short while later, everyone split and I stayed, catching up with the guys, especially since I haven’t seen them in so long. Ari and Jula decided to keep me company, which made me happy.
I was asked to paint, and of course I couldn’t resist…. It’s been so long since I’ve picked up a can and put in some work.
The girls have seen many pictures of my work, but have never seen me in action…. let alone this being unplanned, no sketch or anything.
They even started to imitate the Minxette. Since I was painting last night, this was the pose that was etched in my brain, so I stuck with it.
Sopa did my letters, especially since I’m so terrible at them, while I worked on my character.
All photographs but the first by Misha Merino