Creative Autism Solutions Team is a foundation that provide readily accessible and affordable caring therapeutic services and social skills development opportunities for children on the autism spectrum and other neurological challenges, and assisting them in reaching their full potential.
On April 12,2014 the Pleasanton Chapter of DeMolay will have a fundraising event spearheaded by a dear friends' son Matt Romero-Salas.
Here is a painting i created for the said event. It will be auctioned off together with several artworks by other artists.
Any donations would be both very helpful and greatly appreciated by the youth group. (To my fellow artists) should you be interested to donate an artwork, please send your donation to:
Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), also theVirgin of Guadalupe (Virgen de Guadalupe) is a Roman Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary. The tradition relates that in the 16th century, on 9 December 1531, Juan Diego, a recently-converted Aztec (indigenous) peasant, had a vision of a young woman, a lady, while on a hill in the Tepeyac desert, near Mexico City. The lady in the vision asked him to build a church where they stood on the hill. Juan Diego told the local Bishop, Juan de Zumárraga, of the apparition; doubtful, he asked for proof. Juan Diego later returned to the Tepeyac desert hill; again, the lady appeared to Juan Diego, who told her of the bishop’s request for proof of her apparition. The lady then instructed Juan Diego to go to the hill top, where he found Castillian roses — native to Durango, the bishop’s Spanish home town — and which did not bloom in winter. Juan Diego cut the roses, placed them in the apron of his tilma cloak, and delivered them to the bishop; an imprint of the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared on the tilma, formed by the soil and the Castillian roses.
Calaveras (skulls) are probably the most recognizable emblems of the Day of the Dead. The skull or skeleton (calavera) - is the number 1 symbol for the days of the Dead. It is not presented to terrorize or scare people. Instead, the Calavera represents playfulness of the Dead, as they mimic the Living and frolic amongst us.
This is my version of Frida Kahlo's "Mi Nana Y Yo" ( My Nurse and I")
Frida's mother was unable to breastfeed her because her sister Cristina was born just eleven months after her. She had to be fed by a native Indian wet-nurse whom the family hired for that sole purpose but was later fired for drinking on the job.The relationship between them appears distant and cold, reduced to the practical process of feeding.