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visual artist and writer marisol diaz

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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A Survey of Color in Mexico...

Here are a series of photographs that I took this summer in my travels to Ensenada, Mexico and Manzanillo, Mexico. They're a study of color that gave my camera a run for its money and hopefully they spark the iris of your eye.

As a writer, I am often reminded that reality is frequently much more bizarre than fiction- but the same goes for the visual arts - since no painting I could ever do could embody such colors without appearing contrived. So I hope you enjoy these and let me know which are your favorites...


Who Says Disorganization is a Sign of Creative Genius?


Apparently, there is some truth to this notion, although I would much rather be organized!

It seems that this has been a subject of philosophical debate. There has been an 'on and off again' controversy with creatives about whether or not your lack of organization caters to or distracts from your creativity. I just know that when I am in the throws of a project (which just so happens to be obsession over this blog right now) I am in the biggest state of disorganization there is. However, and this is a big BUT, I can't start a new project (and I usually live on 3-4 projects at a time on average) until everything is put back in its place and clean. Wow, but this image is my desk as of this week - which is a direct result of this blog! So I have a plan, I will update this blog three days a week (instead of everyday) Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. So hopefully, the next time you see my desk it will appear much more 'tidy'.

So I have a question for y'all. Is 'messiness' the dress your muse finds herself in when your in the throws of creating or is your muse a polished dresser always ready for those impromptu run-ins with the paparazzi?