JuanGa <3

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I didn’t say anything when JuanGa passed away; there was enough people talking about it either way (Even Obama tweeted!)… But, when I heard the idea about doing a tribute in his honor, I thought that was the perfect way for me to contribute and express what we as Mexicans and music lovers feel about it/his passing 😦 So, this September the 30th we’re doing a Tribute to JuanGa and I just wanted to invite you guys to enjoy one of the best Mexican gifts to the world, Juan Gabriel’s music (or as I call him for reference, the Mexican Elton John haha).

Sept 30th 9PM at El Sol y la Luna, Austin Tx. Here is the event on FB in case you want more info 😉 Happy last week of September :O

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Vote for the Best in Austin!

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If you’re thinking about the awesome people you know and want to support, why don’t you go to Austin Chronicle‘s best of and vote?! Here are some of my picks/Awesome friends: Ivete Lucas-Film maker, Gerardo Arellano-Visual Artist, Federico Archuleta-Mural Art, Gabriel Santiago-Musician, Mobley-Band, Xavier Treviño-Pastry Chef, Juan Alfredo Rios#ChidoMachine-DJ, JoyasPio-Jeweler, Limbo Jewelry– Jeweler, Cat Presley/@Chuck Edwards salon-Salon, Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt-Hotel, Blanton Museum-Museum #THEPROJECTO-Wild Card

Gerardo Arellano

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This last Saturday the 21st I had the pleasure of witnessing my good friend and awesome Artist Gerardo Arellano receive the “Emerging Artist” award at the Mexican American Cultural Center‘s Awards of Excellence here in Austin, Tx.

Ever since I had the pleasure to meet this amazing artist, I’ve been blessed to witness how he’s grown and kick ass repeatedly with/without help and at times with a bunch of obstacles. He has persevered and is now very active and well known not only as a painter, but as a musician, PR machine, Dance Lord and basically a local celebrity!

Who would have thought that the friend of my friend that was basically my first contact here in Austin Tx ended up to be one of my favorite artists a great contact and one of my rocks here in the States. I feel very lucky to be your friend and to have crazy awesome pieces of your art!

Check his amazing work at his website or Instagram! He’s constantly working all over town so I’m sure you’ll recognize it whenever you’re wondering around; if you’re lucky you can even catch him dancing or playing the accordion on the East Side!.

Cheers Gerardo, keep’em coming, you very well deserve this and much much more 😀

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Yesterday I received a very nice notification that something was written about me and The Projecto; it was great to realize my dearest friend Roru was the author… We’ve known each other for a while and I’ve even talked about her and her incredible work here in my blog.

Roru has always been support and a connection to the entrepreneur world, as well as my compass & young  world correspondent haha. Her Blog is a proof of how great and productive is having a Passion for one’s work, and how to capitalize being a Woman in a guys world. I definitely recommend anyone (mainly who can read Spanish) to get in that website and enjoy the craziness and love that she puts in every project! Delightful!!!

Here is the link of what she wrote about a few of the many faces of The Projecto. Hope you understand a little more what I do!

* Go ahead and practice your Spanish reading! 😉

XOXO

 

 

Freelance

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So, I know I’ve been asking to bear with me, hold your breath, or whatever; Thank you if you’re still there. I’m not even close to finish one of the many ProjectOs (see what I did there? 😉 ) that I have planned, but I’m still working 12-18/7 ish on it.

Anyway, aside from your pity and compassion, I wanted to write/read my feelings for clarity purposes. I’m kind of awesomely quick at typing so its like my hands think by themselves so its super helpful to read what they’re up to…

Being in a freelance position its weird, and very defiant; when you work in an 8-5 job you can be sure that you’re overqualified, under payed, and usually better than your coworkers too; you know for a fact how much better you’d do in a different position if they would only give it to you, or if those sons of B would actually care. I knew all about it, I had strategies, and proving myself as an extraordinary worker was like my hobby, always helped my coworkers, and improved constantly even though I hated the job. I also hated the people, politics, rules, exploitation and the lack of humanity or compassion, so one day me and all my talents quit.

Ever since that day I’m constantly filled with emotions and anxiety, even after 8 months and multiple projects that followed and continue today.
I acknowledge now that when you’re the boss, you take the decisions, risks and responsibilities, and that S*>t its tricky.
There is no one else to blame and that’s S C A R Y!
I constantly doubt myself and ask if I should go back and focus on money; I’ve taken a couple projects like that and almost right away I realize my mistake. I owe to myself to believe that I can make it work. I wish I could be that assertive and sure all (or at least most) of the time, but as long as I have a focus driven by passion, should be enough.
Being fatigued is part of it; I’m always tired and have a constant type of “Writers Block” or something, just a quick look at all the lists of work I have to do, makes me sleepy and hungry :/
If you’re like me, you obsess like crazy, wanting to make it happen right NOW! And NOW means always NOW!. You cannot miss an opportunity, a phone call, Nothing! So, yup, prepare to work your ass off (literally if you have to be seated all day too!). Family, friends, people in general might not get it, but they do get that you’re not as present as you were used to, and you have to explain that it’s OK; you’re pursuing your dream and all of your loved ones are welcome to be part of it, inspire or get inspired.
In my experience, it has paid off, because if you work with Yourself as a purpose, things will fall in the right place. When you throw away the emocional or mental trash and make space for love, it arrives (sometimes it would seem like its traveling in a donkey but still). It’s being happening, wether I noticed right away or not; gigs, people, opportunities, fun, self confidence and pride, its just lovely…
Be strong friends! I’ll keep working as your guinea pig just in case! My Twitter might give you a “real time” sample of emotions haha so even when this looks kind of positive, you can read how it’s not always like that.
La la laaaa I’m happy I finished this post that has been sitting for like 2 months haha it wasn’t that hard I guess! I have like 5 more to go :[
Send me suggestions or comments if you want to talk or chill or whatever, I’d be happy to have a pen pal!
XO XO Gossip Girl 😛

Error Error (In a robot voice pls)

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As you might or might not have noticed, I’ve been struggling with my website, I just got tired of it and copy pasted everything again so that we can start fresh!

Thanks for waitiiiiing, I really appreciate you people! And if I didn’t have this weird life without schedules, WordPress people would have solved this a while ago, but its hard when your life is inside 2 laptops, a phone and around 6 different jobs :/

Anyway, I think I’m back and ready to party, Talk to you soon!

XO XO, Gossip Girl ;*

NOT!