Archive for March, 2014
My first ever tote is hot off the press! This past year I created a few new ink drawings. Recently I started messing with them as new designs for t-shirts and totes. The “Native Soul” ¬†image was one of the very first drawings I started this whole series with. I love the hair flow, and native patterns. She’s my favorite so far. $25.00 now exclusively available on my online¬†shopShare No comments
Hellllllllllo spring! The day everyone waits for has arrived. Back in the states winter is finally over, and the rainy season in Ecuador is coming to a close. I prefer rain so much more than snow these days, even though the cloudy rainy season here is a bummer too. You stay indoors most of the time and wait for the sun to peek out every other day. Luckily it’s completely bearable, and we can paint all year round. This month has been especially fun. The Abusa Crew from Chile has arrived in Ecuador!!! My first official guests Hosting them has been a pleasure. Anis, and Wend are lovely women, super talented, and vegetarians. I’m energized by all the delicious, healthy meals we have been making together. The girls and I ¬†met back in Peru in 2013. We instantly connected because they were on a whole other frequency + I fell in love love love with their mandala work.¬†It was just a matter of time until we got together again to collaborate and do pieces that mean a lot to us. This past weekend we got invited to a paint jam entitled; ” Pardedes de Escritores Salvajes #2″ organized by our friend Enaone. The wall was ready to paint on March 21st, which marked the first day of spring! An important date in this part of the world known as “Inti Raymi”¬†in quechua language. ¬†It is a ceremony that was celebrated the Incas to honor the resurrection of the sun across in the andean valleys of Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia. When the girls and I were coming up with a design we didn’t even realize that the image unfolded in celebration of ¬†this wonderful tradition. Whatever pulled me back to my birth land continues to inspire me. It feels super good, like super food, to learn that the people of our land celebrate “nature” as the highest power. This makes way much more sense to my heart. Let nature, sunshine, love, dope women, traveling, friendships, and good energy all around RULE!!!
Photo ¬© Laura Cardona
Gracias por las fotos Eli de Viscerarte Revista de Arte Urbano.
PAREDES DE ESCRITORES SALVAJE #2 ( Quito Norte ) Subiendo la Ave. Occidental. Por la Legarda – Gracias Enaone!
Jason from Atuntaqui came thru to rock his “cool sapito”
FINITO! – Abusa (Chile) X Toofly (USA) Quito, Ecuador 2014
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Back from the lovely town of Atuntaqui. Minutes away from Otavalo and “la ciudad blanca” Ibarra, my birth town. I love this whole area it’s full of beautiful landscapes and many many artisans. Happy I got a chance to participate in this well curated, and highly organized event. Shout out to Bolivar Vega for the invitation. Lead organizer for this second year in a row. The level of artistry is on point, and everything the artist needed to make wonderful works was provided. This was a really dope event that sets high standards for organizations in Ecuador to produce great public art/culture events. Atuntaqui is an example for all other towns in Ecuador to take notice and see what wonderful artists and organizers this country has. Hoping Quito takes notice, and stops messing with the artists right to create and beautify their neighborhoods! Word to the motherland….
Photo by Mavisu. More flicks coming soon!
DAY 1 – “SKY” Warrior…
My day was made when a little old indigenous man passed by and looked at my piece, pointed at it and smiled. Then he said something in quichua. Our indigenous native language. I asked what that meant and my friends said a “Shaman Woman”. The little old man totally got it!:)
Day 1 process complete.¬†Ready to rolllllll on out! Shout out to the compas who came thru to support and hang out with us. Ready for a rainy day sopita and a crew of wonderful artists making jokes on the ride back to our lodging spot.
DAY 2 Sunshine!
Good morning! Lovely place for all the artists to stay. Hosteria Santa Rosa with a hot pool! We were all so tired we did not take full advantage of this pretty place. Next time…
Handstyles, and finishing touches…
“Dentro de ti Existe la Luz y la Paz” – dedicated to folks around the world who spread love and positivity.
Dope artists, fresh walls, and a wonderfully organized event. Sending a special shout out to¬†Bolivar Vega¬†for putting it all together. Loved it all!
I had to break out early unfortunately so I did not get a chance to see all the finished walls. Here’s a peek at the process. Final shots by photographers on the scene like Mavizu are trickling in so I will update as they pop up online.
Grabbed a few photos to share from Contenedor Fanzine Ecu and from Bolivar Vega
I was happy to see a good number of ladies painting like Ledalia, Gleo, and hommie Vera. Love their colorful, graphic, and detailed work!
They even hit up this house down the block that was destroyed and turned it into a skull! Fun.
Vera’s Character came out super sweet, just like her. Love it!:)
Hasta la proxima. Good times in Atuntaqui thank you all!
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