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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Relaxing with Collage!

Herstory exhibit is finally up and done I can relax again. As usual, I was a chump and forgot to take pictures of the opening event!!! However, one of my students did and as soon as I get those images from her I will post them here for you all to see the exhibit yourselves, as though you were there!!!

And as usual I fretted over nothing...the student support I received was phenomenal. More students than my faculty co-workers came out to support me which was sad but much more meaningful - since in the end that is who all the work was for.

I have been so busy getting ready for the Herstory exhibit that I haven't been able to do anything fun and relaxing, now I can. However, worse than that is not having anytime to collage (which is a new relaxing habit I picked up as opposed to knitting and crocheting...hope.jpg

I love origami and scrap-booking paper, though I'm not much of a an oragami-ist or scrapbooker. I also never truly understood the power of a one-medium-only pair of scissors, until I played with fabric and paper crafts.

So if you never considered collagen like this you should!! It's a delightful way to spend a couple of hours. Find a range of different patterned papers and play!!


If you really like one of my collage illustrations, soon I will be posting some these in my etsy shop!

Reader Comments (4)


i just watched the video you made,, and you asked for someone to share the keystroke to get the dots on the top of one of the letters in her name... this is a link to how to do that... now i gotta go read this post....

makes me want to create something... but i guess what??? is a good starting point....

May 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpaisley

some of my recent photos

also pictures

btw, i was really into oragami for awhile and i made a few scrapbooks. i def. want to make something cool like that with the paper.

May 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterisabella-bella-bella

and and and i can't figure out the self portrait challenge! i logged into the site but idk how to post

May 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterisabella-bella-bella

freakin' awesome my dear!!!! you are latina fire!!! no matter what you do...draw with pieces of hair in the shower and you are F-I-E-R-C-E!!!

May 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterstain boy

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