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5 Women Writers Embroidered Quotes

#5WomenWriters Embroidered Quotes.
#5WomenWriters Embroideries belong to a project inspired in the #5WomenArtists, which was created to expand our knowledge about Women in the Arts.  On the hand in literature,  we still have much more to learn about women writers across the literary genres. These embroideries will decorate handmade bag made from vintage fabrics and embellishments. 

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"Anti Portraits: They Are Killing Us", 2017.

"Anti Portraits: They Are Killing Us", 2017.
Since a dear friend introduced me to  Mexican journalist Frida Guerrera Villalvazo couple of days ago, I can't stop thinking about her relentless investigative journalist work to expose violence against women in Mexico, and to bring visibility to the victims. Even though this is pervasive around the world, the statistics in Mexico are heartbreaking.  According to Frida, 142O girls and women have been murdered in Mexico during this year; 7 women a day die, and 90% of the victims will never get justice. Her message is loud and clear: in Mexico, they are killing women just because they can! Women in Mexico are not just dying, they are being murdered. With heartache, I embark on a new patch-embroidery project to stitch their names, one lifeless woman at a time. 

Fight Like A Girl

We are always told to "run like a man"  or "fight like a man" or "grow some balls" in order to show courage. But in reality, you can actually "run like a girl" and win; you can "fight like a girl" and be strong and also win; and definitely, there is absolutely no need to "grow some balls" in order to be courageous (just study women in the arts' history).  In fact, everybody knows that balls are very delicate. The uterus, on the other hand,  I think is one of our strongest organs. It can hold and push a baby, taking a hell of a beating during labor,  heal itself, and then repeat.  Inspired in all the above, I designed this girl with her "Love Pink & Fight Like a Girl" patch, reclaiming the color Pink as no longer a representation of delicate. We do not need to emulate "like a man" to be strong and courageous. We can be all that and while being girls and/or women, always occupying our own skin.  A…

The Three Fridas "I Have Wings" A Reclaimed Journal Series.

"Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly" ~ FRIDA KAHLO 

Viva La Frida! 

The Final Destination For The Traveling Embroideries Series

"The Traveling Embroideries"   some behind the scenes pictures ! 


The Traveling Embroideries Series

Last year, I immersed  myself in the amazing process of embroidery. I was inspired by punk, stencils, Frida Kahlo and my own illustrations.   I really loved the creative process of embroidery. I love the sound of the needle when it makes contact with the fabric; it sounds magical to me.   Because you can carry the embroidery hoop everywhere,  I called this serie "The Traveling Embroideries". They were made in between continents, offices, airplanes, beach home, in the city, and finally at my home.
Some of  them were sold at an independent designers store in Chile, Corazon Bordado (Embroidered Heart), and the rest  are finding their purpose.