The Winged Ones y Mas

We have spent the last three and half weeks learning about the birds we are sharing this land with down here in the RGV (Rio Grande Valley). Bird watching is a big tourist industry for the area and attracts visitors from all over the world. On trails we pass tall German visitors carrying thousands of…

Birds of a Feather

La Otra Taller Nepantla is made up of 7 artists.  Each person is multi-talented and highly skilled.   Perhaps one day you’ll get the chance to meet them and hear stories from their own lips. Until then, let me tell you a little bit about them through my eyes: The first thing I noticed about…

Mira Las Otras

Monday Feb 1st at 4:30 pm, I pulled up to a house I would be staying in for the next 28 days.  I  was invited  to be part of a month-long residency.  My friend and fellow artist Anel Flores had a brilliant idea to recreate Gloria Anzaldua’s El Taller Nepantla that took place the fall…

Make me a sandwich!…please :)

I grew up eating sandwiches.  I have many memories of my dad packing our lunches for a day out at the lake or river and of course it was always ham and cheese sandwiches and chips.  My dad can also make a super delish tuna salad sandwich.  I also remember my brother as a teenager,…

Do I love me?

Drake’s new song  In my feelings is climbing and staying on the music charts. It’s a huge hit.  I recently told a comadre who was asking “why do younger folks love Drake so much?”, because he is the emo artist of their generation.  He is in is feelings and he is not afraid to sing about them or…

Snot it Out

snot /snɒt/ noun (usually considered vulgar) 1. nasal mucus or discharge 2. (slang) a contemptible person It started on a Tuesday night, I began to get a sore throat and I thought to myself  oh, no I am getting sick, I am getting a cold.  The next day I was fine until I woke up in the…

Kick Start to La Botanica

We got the keys to the building that would become La Botanica in January 2015.  So I was thinking about how in early December of 2014 I really had no idea how my life was about to change.  La Botanica was a dream that I never had.  I didn’t grow up thinking, wishing I would…

Pop-Up Dinner/Benefit for Central American Refugees

  Rebel Eats, a plant-based food catering and events collective, will be collaborating with chef Nadia Casaperalta and artist/herbalist Beto DeLeon for one of San Antonio’s first ever vegan pop-ups. Rebel decided to go down to the border on July 4th weekend to volunteer to work with the women and children refugees fleeing terrible violence in…