Leaders of the Renaissance

“Leaders of the Renaissance

I know you hear my cry

The world is in shambles, they’re eating us alive.

If all the clocks are ticking we know the time has come,

The foolish men don’t understand the freedom bells aren’t done.

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

It’s time to stir the art

Because tomorrow’s yesterday, and yesterday’s begot.

It’s all a dream

But what your eyes have seen

Pave ways for steps right in between.

For those who get the message, they’re fierce in their design

Try stopping dreaming light, it’s warned to not be tried.

If at the speed of light, the focus is just right,

We can take our home to paradise, with music, soul, and dance.

Leaders of the Renaissance

Let all your voices heard

Because ‘To Be or Not To Be’

Left vision manifested irony.

We need your help to guide us through the Era of Apocalypse

And you are teachers, breathing light

Masters of the theatre who were perfectly taught right.

Rightly right, or rightly wrong

We know that you are strong.

Please heed the warnings

Please read the signs

It’s the keepers of the arts who hold a place in all our hearts.

Every jester, every fairy Puck too,

Can lift this world up and help you guide the braves ones through.

Shine bright like a beacon of the Sun.

Create, Illuminate, and have some Fun.

The time is here, the time is NOW.

To this,

End Scene. I bow.”

-Sandra A.

Byte of Science

I’m so excited to start the Byte of Science events for 2017! I couldn’t be more  grateful to the Hamed Mirzaei Foundation for making this possible, and for allowing me the opportunity to talk about something I’m so passionate about. It is a joy trying to combine both science and the arts, and I hope to spark an interest in curious creatives so that they too can share their unique view of the world, with the world. I’m definitely stepping out of my comfort zone on this one, but I can’t wait to unfold the evening with you! This ones for the Renaissance :)) Science is under attack and art may be the one to save it! 😉

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One with Source

“You are not separate from this house

You are not separate from this room

You are not separate from yourself

But everything is a reflection of you.

The only thing that changes is your view of the real

to help the world heal

the minds of those who have disconnected from the source.

By force.

Hidden are the teachings that unblind the pupil

Astounded, is left feeling futile.

If we recognize ourselves inside the mirror

we will find world peace can get nearer.

A new reality

where human collaboration is totality,

No longer separate from our brothers

the world needs love from one another.

No separation from source

Our will we must enforce.”

Sandra A.

“The Black Hole”

I am nothing short of excited for today’s event hosted by a really dear, and wonderful friend of mine, Val Rodriguez.

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With so many projects on hand, it tends to get a little difficult to finish some, and even more difficult to properly share my projects once they are finished. So when Val presented the opportunity for a night of Art, I pushed myself to complete yet another project that I deeply care about. Tonight I will be sharing mini polaroids of many of the insects I photograph while I venture this world. It is my hope for others to see the beauty of nature and what it has to offer every day in every way.

This is a sneak peak of the photographs that will be on display tonight, and trust me, there are more surprises ahead!

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Hope to see many of you there! 🙂

 

Olvera St.

It’s so easy to forget about all the beautiful places that my surrounding city has to offer. But I’m glad that every now and again, I have the pleasure of rediscovering people, places, and things all over. Last week I once again visited Olvera St. in Los Angeles. This small corner of L.A. is gleaming with bright and beautiful colors that represent a Mexican heritage to be proud of. The smell of delicious food clouds the air, and for a split second, you may actually believe to have traveled very far from home. I look forward to venturing over once more so that I may once again rediscover the magic Olvera St. has to offer.

Note: I find it a little difficult to keep up with my blog as much as I’d like to, but I’m getting better. In the meantime, be sure to check out Harmony Blooms, one of my lovely companions for the day, and see what she’s working on 🙂 And don’t miss this incredible Mini Spanish Documentary about Dia De Los Muertos created by one of the most creative and talented minds I know; Xany Rodriguez.

 

The Future of Game Therapy

For some time now, I have had the pleasure of working with Anxiety Gaming, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing mental health resources for the gaming community. I cannot begin to emphasize how important this growing field is, but what I can say, is that now more than ever, we have the potential to eliminate the stigma that comes attached to mental health issues. This rapidly developing world can both make or break you, and it’s important to know that you don’t have to deal with these issues on your own. There is always help available ❤ From personal observation, I find that many adolescents are using gaming to escape from the harsh realities of this world, however, the escape doesn’t make these issues any less real or distressing. Thus, the perfect platform to reach this demographic surfaces, and Anxiety Gaming is leading the way. Armed with a dedicated and loving staff, this organization has unlimited potential to help many of those in need.

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I am excited to continue working towards raising awareness about mental health, and look forward to future events that the team works so hard to put together. It is a fact that the team at Anxiety Gaming is full of HEART ❤ and support. I encourage everyone to visit their site and take advantage of all of the programs and services they have to offer.

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Let’s truly be the change we wish to see in this world!

Blossom Blue Photography

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to be part of a wonderful Creative Team. It was an absolute honor to be able to work with Miranda Mirsec, head of Blossom Blue Photography. She is by far one of the most talented photographers I have had the pleasure of meeting. Not to mention the fact that she has an incredible eye for beauty, and is so passionate about her art.

Everything would soon fall into place after receiving a message from Miranda. Her stylized shoot was a few jewelry pieces shy of complete, little did we both know, that my obsession for jewelry was about to pay off. ^_^ I quickly gathered pieces from both my personal and commercial collection. Among one of my favorite pieces was the shoulder necklace/ beaded capelet. It was so refreshing to experience Miranda’s take on the piece, as she enthusiastically admired how much the dress took on a new look with it. Her vision remains unmatched, as she made everything SHINE! From beautiful peach skies, colorful greens, gleaming jewels & smiles, down to the very last sun kissed grain of sand… Blossom Blue Photography creates rich classics.