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Part 3

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Just before the decision of Breonna Taylor's case I had gone out with my partner to get footage of the chaos. everything seemed pretty calm and we had gotten some pretty nice clips but unfortunately that night I was arrested and held at gun point.  20 cops showed up to detain us and that is not an exaggeration. The entire experience was unorganized and scary to say the least. The images from this case I have stuck on an SD somewhere but in the end I'm not sure that my quest for art was worth it but sparked a very large project afterwards. I will soon be having my first solo show at Hoba House galley on the 14 of November. My arrest and time spent in jail will help fuel this show in its entirety.    These are a few images from the gathering in early summer.

Part 2

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While tensions were rising My friends and I were taking control and forming a small group to get together for safety during protests. Protesting was not the only form of participation though, and I quickly found myself in a position of creation and art. Our group was having meeting for the next big thing, often times including going to art builds or doing something art related independently, like making flyers or signs hung up in the city.  It wasn't all fun though. Protest were always a code Red action- meaning High risk, high stress situations. I tear gassed and hit with rubber bullets. You don't know the difference between a fake gun and real gun. When they're fired they sound the same. it hurts too. The only difference is that one has a lesser chance of killing you but that chance is never zero. Everyone left with bruises, and red watery eyes. I can't speak for anyone else but I left with heightened anxiety and PTSD. after protesting I couldn't handle 4th of Jul

2020 is the worst year ever & why Part 1-

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 I've been very absent from the beginning when it comes to participating in class and turning in school work. This is my sad attempt to keep up but more importantly it's a way for me to tell my story and get out there what needs to be said. I'm Bipolar I'm Bipolar and a Queer, Black, Mexican Woman living in America. I'm a Queer, Black, Mexican Woman living in America during a pandemic and it's election season.  This year Did start off amazing. I was flown out to New York by my aunt, and I was able to network and get in touch with a woman who held my pieces in her gallery. That was the first time my pieces had ever left the state. It was an exciting moment but everything went down hill from there.  Soon after the rise in covid cases spiked to a point that everything was immediately shut down and I lost my job (to which, I still do not have). Just after was the Death of Breonna Taylor in our own city of Louisville. And then after was the Death of George Floyd. Ma

The First Circle- Limbo

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 I've recently submitted an application for a grant through Kentucky Foundation for Women. I'm working on trying to make a new app that would help women across the world and I'm very excited to be launching the GoFundMe for that project shortly. I will also be featuring in a show coming up on September 12th, as the model for my partner's collection. The show will be hosted at Trouble Bar from 7-12. Tickets are available @  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ a-toast-to-revolution-tickets- 118830897413 I was recently notified that a grant I was nominated for passed on my submissions and went with two other wonderful artist. I'm upset by this news but I will continue moving forward and applying for other opportunities in the area. As of my projects in school, I have started working on my banquet scene and building the frame of my pig center piece. There isn't much to look at as of right now so I won't be adding pictures of it quiet yet, but there will be progress ma

week one of heck

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 It's a new semester and if we thought it was weird before it's definitely weirder now. Going back to class is hard and has been quite the adjustment. I love being in a space to create again and having a new studio but not being able to sit a talk with my friends has taken some adjusting, and it's an ongoing one. I wish things were different but with everything going on in the world I can feel a change in the air.  I'm proud to be a woman of colour in this time, and working towards a new future with my art. I'm going to start working on a very large project based on my experiences this summer with protesting and the rising strength of the BLM movement. I will also be featuring in a show with my partner on this very topic coming up on september 12th and I welcome everyone to come. I will be adding more information on here as we get closer to the date. here's just a few pics of my new studio. I think I've finally have everything situated. It's great to be
The only new thing in my life now is Gaze of Our Lives video lessons. (this is going to turn out to be a sponsored add) Are you doing horrible in the glazing studio? Have you ever taken a glaze calc class but still feel like you don't know anything about glaze? Have you ever thought to yourself "I wonder if it's a good idea to ingest this lead?" (It's not).  If this sounds like you than do I have a product for yoooooooooooouuuuuuu~! Come on down and sign up for Glaze of Our lives: Understanding Glazes for the Beginner A new fun and informative way to learn about glazes, and if you've missed something you can always go back and re-watch it.  All jokes aside though, as the one good thing to come out of the COVID-19 out break, I have the opportunity to watch and learn from Matt Katz as he goes through the basics of understanding glaze.  If you ever have the opportunity to take these courses you 100% should.  
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I'm getting bored and might be going crazy. Glaze of our lives has been a great workshop though, keeping me busy for at least one day of the week. Otherwise my life has become dull. luckily today I was able to chat with my ceramics group. It was good to catch up with them, but it's not the same as seeing them in person. I'm ready to get back to school and make something. At this point it could be the most technically challenging thing and I would still prefer it over spending everyday inside the house. But it'll be fine, as long as everyone stays safe and takes care of themselves we can get through this...right? My images from my zoom chat today won't upload, so here's a dog.