Friday, June 19, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Two Years To Go

My niece Adelina graduated from high school yesterday, it was a really nice celebration with good speakers (even the mayor, yes, Antonio). For me, it was very satisfying, because two years ago, I had some concerns. But she came through. And I’m very proud of her. I hope she REALLY follows her dreams, because she’s very talented and would make a good movie director/graphic artist; she’s also a good photographer. Now for my son, we have two years to go and I know it will be here very soon.

Grandma & Lina.

Proud parents.

The future.

We love to celebrate at Palermo’s.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Shameless Plug

My book Lines & Textures at Imix Bookstore in Eagle Rock, you can find it at Cactus gallery also.

Saturday Art, Sunday Parade

On the second Saturday of every month there’s a Northeast L. A. art walk (NELA) and some times I hit a few spaces to see what’s new. This Saturday was that, my brother joined me at six galleries. We enjoyed most of the things we saw, especially meeting and talking with other artist. But for me, the topper was meeting Ron “HELLBOY” Perlman; this guy has been around for a long time. And he’s always good in what he does and on this Saturday night he was checking out art.

On Sunday morning got up early and spent it with my youngest niece. She wanted to check out the 2009 Pride celebration, which I had not been to in 14 years. We had fun hanging out and a good lunch.

Ron “HELLBOY” Perlman

The signs say it all…

It's a celebration.

Celebration & Nature

On Saturday, we celebrated Gabriel’s birthday with a picnic (we love picnics). We had a really nice time watching the kids play ball and board games (adults included).

We also had additional company, a Red Tail Hawk and Gophers. Who were probably waiting for us to leave, so they can do all the natural things that happen in nature, I think the Hawk was checking out his dinner, the gofers…

When I take in the whole picture, it warms my heart to know our son still enjoys just doing the simple things, like just hanging with friends and family.

Nino Chelo, I'm not sixteen anymore, I'm going to be sore later. He was.

Dodgertown is coming.

The birthday boy swinging away.

Cousin Lina was next.

The Cake.


Feed us.

Hey, don’t go away, feed us more.

The Honey Bees came too.

The Gopher.

In flight.

Ah, beautiful.

We’re leaving now, the park is all yours.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


The only view missing are the mountains.


I find myself talking to friends about how our kids have grown-up so fast. And I bet, our parents and grandparents did the same. But it always feels so much personal when it’s happening to you.

Our son is turning sixteen tomorrow and he’ll probably have his driving license at the end of the month. Which means, I have two years left, before he really doesn’t have to listen to me. We ALL know what I mean by this…At least I can say the past sixteen years have been well invested.

Now I find myself looking towards the future.

Primos (cousins), Lina ready for her prom and Gabriel her support. 

Here are more reasons why I love Los Angeles, a little rain then beautiful skies.

Our Secret Garden is nearly done.

La luna.

4 Palms at dusk.

Looking north from Santa Monica.

Nostalgia, my grandmother had a red one.