Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A mural grows in Swarthmore

I painted this mural in one week with the help of 11 kids ages 7-13 and my two awesome friends, Enrique and Kevin. It took about 9 hours of painting and it was a whole lot of fun! The original sketch is the first photo. I couldn't get a view of the entire wall at once because cars were parked near it.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mural at Fabretto School in San Isidro

Thanks to Bridget for the photos and her awesome painting skills AND for the opportunity to paint this!

Mural at MAA school in Xela Guatemala

This mural was inspired by the landscape, customs and culture of Xela Guatemala. I found myself drawn to the textiles weaved and worn by the indigenous people and I knew I wanted to work this into my painting. Xela is a really cute mountain town, but it seriously lacks color! I hadnt seen many murals or grafitti while I was there and I was itching to leave my mark there. One of the students at the school where I was studying Spanish found out that I painted murals and he suggested we paint one at the language school, so, this mural was born. To create this mural I traced the shadows of a few students and teachers at the school and I allowed people to paint in their outline as they pleased. Everyone had a lot of fun and I hope that this small mural inspires people to paint more around the city!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I have a couple more pics but I can't figure out how to flip them right now, so this is all for now. But I must say, Xela, Guatemala is a really cool town and a unique place to study spanish.

Bienvenidas a Guatemala

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mural designed by my mural class in Managua

The kids designed this mural, drew it and painted it 90% by themselves. I assisted by offering creative ideas during the design process, and mixing the colors, but they drew it on the wall and painted it by themselves. I'm so proud of my alumnos!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mural in San Isidro

Mural at the Fabretto school in San Isidro de Bolas. This was a memorial mural for Barbara Moore who passed away in January of this year and this mural shows some of the things she loved. It took us 1 week, about 20 hours of work, so much fun. Much thanks to Bridget and Eliza for organizing this and making it happen.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Quinciñera in Barrio Dimitrov

One of our students invited us to her Quinciñera party on Saturday. It was sooooo cute to see all the kids little to big dressed up in dresses and ties! They even did a special choreographed dance! sooo awesome!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

upcycled new crafts

I learned everything I know from the internet.
I made all of this with recycled materials: plastic bags, soda cans, and magazine paper.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

sundays are for painting

Collaboration grafitti mural with Chuck. Managua Nicaragua

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Si a La Vida Mural Completed!

Boom Shakalaka! Here it is! This thing went up in a matter of two weeks, I have to admit, I think I could have done a better job, but I had a deadline. All in all I'd say maybe this was about 15 hours of painting. I couldn't have done it without help from my buddies.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

mural at Copavi completed!

Finally its done after approximately 30 hours of painting.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

mural update

Im still painting this mural, its taking me way too long because I can only work on it for about 4 hours a week. Well anyway, here the progress I have made so far.

ruins and folklore

On our second visit to Leon we spent a little more time actually visiting the Cathedral where we saw the tomb of world renowned Nicaragua Poet Ruben Dario. We also took a visit to seen the ruins of the old church, which was sponsored by White House Pizza and we went to Folklore museum which had some lovely graffitti on the side of it, but on the inside had beautiful mosaics that told the stories of several different legends of Nicaragua. Probably the most famous legend being the Gigantona who was a giant spanish woman and the small Indio man with the big head. I Love leon mucho.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

new Managua graffitti

When I returned to Managua on January 4th, I was psyched to see so much new art in my neighborhood. Really beautiful stuff.