May 19, 2013

Almost Full Circle-

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!

Before I started my Hispz13 posts I mentioned the Sherwin Williams initiative Colores Latinos, Artistas Latinos.  Bueno, since the last post was about sponsors with corazon and the next post is the final recap, BB felt this was the perfect timing for this story.

Throughout Hispanicize 2013, Sherwin Williams sponsored four renowned muralists to "live paint" during the event.  To quote- "We are excited to bring the most brilliant muralists to Hispanicize and have them showcase products like our Emerald Paint line and Purdy brushes and accessories at one of the highest profile Latino events of the year," says Jason Riveiro, multicultural marketing manager at Sherwin Williams Paint Stores Group.  "This is a dynamic way to demonstrate our quality products and our wide-range of color selections."


The four muralists were:


foto courtesy of Hispanicize Feibu page






LUIS VALLE 

foto courtesy of Hispanicize Feibu page
foto courtesy of ASPIRA Feibu page



DIANA CONTRERAS


fotos courtesy of Hispanicize Feibu page






https://www.facebook.com/CHORBOOGIE01


Buenisimos right?  But if you thought this was just to showcase the colors and the Latino artists, then My Beautifuls-  JU SO FONII!!!  No, this is where the beloved twofer comes in.  Not only did Sherwin Williams do that, but the proceeds from the silent auction sales of the art were to go to ASPIRA of Florida, Inc.  The vision of ASPIRA of Florida is to "develop a better educated, more community conscious and committed youth". 

"This mission is achieved by providing students with access to education ad leadership development training while emphasizing self-esteem building and cultural pride. Students develop leadership skills and learn the ASPIRA Process of 1) Awareness 2)Analysis and 3)Action."  For more information on this very worthwhile and important non-profit organization you can contact George Cabrera, Pres. and CEO  Gcabrera@fl.aspira.org   Feibu page https://www.facebook.com/ASPIRAFL 



Now y'all understand why this post had to be in this order verdad?  

Colorful, giving, showcasing Latino talent.  


BB w/ASPIRA Pres & VPres


Ok, Si... That could describe Sherwin Williams too.


; )



Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen.


P.S.  This was not a sponsored post, just a story BB wanted to share.  
However, should Sherwin Williams ever decide to sponsor Babushka that too will be shared. 

p.p.s.  The Sherwin Williams Latino Feibu page https://www.facebook.com/sherwinwilliamslatino

Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!

38 comments:

  1. The paintings look amazing! Next I'm reading all about Diana Contreras thanks for introducing me to her work.

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    1. And she's a sweetheart as well as a great artist- enjoy! BB2U

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  2. That looks like an awesome set-up at Hispz! I want to o next year!!

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  3. Those are truly amazing pieces of art work! My sister and I were fortunate to see Juan in action while painting his murals.:-)

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    1. The passion and vision was palpable right? BB2U

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  4. The pictures are lovely. But you are the true work of art! Love that picture of you!

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    1. Aren't you just the nicest??!?!? But I guess they did break the mold w/BB... ; ) Gracias mujer & BB2U

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  5. Hi there. Just wanted to stop by and say Hello. Thanks for the follow. I love the third painting a lot. Murals as a whole are pretty awesome. I was always amazed by some of the graffiti artists that painted the Berlin Wall. :)

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    1. The Berlin Wall... not as newsmaking, but definintely newsworthy in its' way is Hispanicize. Thanks for dancing w/BB. BB2U

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  6. How cool! I love muralist and the colors that they use. Nice pictures!

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    1. Thank you! You would have loved seeing them in person- hope you attend next year. BB2U

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  7. Wow, those murals are STUNNING!!! How beautiful!

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  8. Me encantaron las fotos y que lindo cuadros yo ni los vi cuando anduvo por Hispanicize gracias por compartir!

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    1. Mujer, porque estabas networkiando como una bestia!! heje Pa' eso estamos las mas anti-sociales, to get the swag and the pictures!! ; ) BB2U

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  9. I thought this was an awesome idea to have the muralists painting live at Hispanicize, love all the paintings and each with their different style.

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    1. It was a stroke of genius in my mind. Almost like a theatrical show- ♥ it. BB2U

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    1. They were all good, but yes, Luis' work is "cleaner and more graphic". BB2U

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  11. You know well this was one of my favorite and most inspiring things about the conference. The artworks are just gorgeous.

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    1. I could tell!! You just started chispas flowing all over when you'd look at them. BB2u

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  12. Those guys are amazing! It is so good the initiative that Sherwin Williams has! My favorite artist was Juan Diaz.

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    1. They all did a great job- SW, artists, Susana BAker, todos. Hope they continue the initiative. BB2U

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  13. Such a great artists :)
    I hope they come back to Hispancize next year and bring all these colors to the event. Beautiful!

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  14. They were very nice pieces of work! I really enjoyed the tour to the art galleries also!

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    1. That really did put a good start to Hispanicize didn't it mujer?? BB2U

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  15. Que hermosos cuadros y que bien el impulso que se le está dando a la cultura, arte y talento hispano, muchas gracias me ha encantado tu post, saludos !

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    1. Gracias por tu comentario!! Bienvenida a mi Baile- espero verte de nuevo. BB2U

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  16. BB, i loved this post!! i looked forward to watching these creative individuals express themselves thru paint daily! ^.^

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    1. Takes a creative, to know a creative!! ; ) BB2U y gracias Niña Bonita

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  17. Thank you so much for linking up with us at the SHOW OFF party :)

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    1. My pleasure!! Look forward to doing it again- and again. Gracias for dancing w/me- ya know I've got to burn off those calories I gain by going to YOUR blog right??? ; ) BB2U

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  18. Me encanto el arte en Hispanicize realmente nos lleno de color en esos dias y Diana es mi compatriota, es peruana! Gracias por hacerme recordar tan lindos momentos!

    ¡FELIZ DÍA!ॐ
    http://mamaholistica.com

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    1. Habia tantas facetas en Hispanicize este año verdad?? Como siempre, lo pasamos bien. Abrazos y BB2U

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  19. Ay! Por fin! Puedo hablar en espanol! Primero quiero decirte que a mi me gusto mucho el uso de Spanglish jajaja....Los artistas son bien talentosos! Me gustan muchos los cuadros y el arte. Me encontre tu blog en el sitio web Modern Hippie Momma. Espero que puedas visitar a mi siitio tambien: http://getfithealthylife.blogspot.com. Ok, guapa, cuidate! :-)

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    1. Bueno... trato de escribir en español... Bienvenida Bella- aqui a bailar con mucho amor y sin complejos. Gracias por el baile y estare en tu casita pronto! BB2U

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