December 1, 2019

Whether you’re looking to paint your first outdoor mural or simply curious about the process, here are some considerations, list of tools, etc.

March 29, 2017

Ever have an idea to create something, yet it keeps getting put off due to the excuses you make for yourself?

Well, that was me. I wanted to begin photographing around the city. I had the concept, I had the means. I just kept telling myself stuff like "I need a better camera" or "I need to find the right time to go out and shoot." While these are reasonable things to consider when photographing, I was turning what was meant to be a fun side project into something way more serious than it had to be. 

When I initially came up with the idea, the first thing I did was open up an Instagram account for it. All I had was the name: @moodovermiami. I left that account open for an entire year. I even had the Instagram handle written on my business cards. Yet, I kept making excuses for myself to not begin posting...

December 5, 2016

As an art and design nerd, this is an exciting time of year for me.

Art Basel week was my gateway to further exploring the art scene in Miami. During my junior year at FIU, I was looking for an internship opportunity to get my feet wet in anything relating to my future career path. At the time, Hangar Art Gallery in Wynwood was looking for interns to help out during their Art Basel event and to further help them with Wynwood's monthly art walks. This was back in 2012, when Wynwood was rising to it's peak of fame. Forget about boutiques and restaurants, Wynwood was mostly galleries and only a couple of bars back then. It was exciting, to say the least, to be involved even at a minimal level.

For the next Art Basel weeks, between now and then, I either had finals to study fo...

December 1, 2016

Even with a boom in tourism this year, Portugal is still seen as an off-the-beaten-path destination where travelers can find alternative art scenes while still wandering through historic spots. Street artists from all around the world have now made their mark in Portugal. In Lisbon, I was even surprised to spot Miami's very own local street artist, Atomiko, twice throughout the city.

Traveling through Porto, Coimbra, Aveiro and Lisbon, I found that every city/town had it's buildings and homes covered in Portugal's original form of street art: tiles. I've seen azulejos in other countries, such as Mexico and Spain, but the ones in Portugal had an array of colors and patterns, ranging from traditional to contemporary styles. It's more than an accessory, it's practically part of the construction....

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