Snapshots of my artistic process and adventures. My worries, my frustrations, my setbacks and my successes.

Also posts of some inspirational quotes, pictures, or just "had to share" tidbits.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once [she] grows up." - Pablo Picasso

Azucena Hernandez

"The Giant Storybook Project: Mural 6" by HERAKUT. I love this mural every time I pass by it. #flaxartstore #sanfrancisco #artoftheday #artlover #streetart

"The Giant Storybook Project: Mural 6" by HERAKUT. I love this mural every time I pass by it. #flaxartstore #sanfrancisco #artoftheday #artlover #streetart

This went in a completely different direction than originally planned. I had been staring at it for a while & I knew it just wasn’t going to convey what I wanted to show. As great as that lovely corner is, I’m just not really happy with it. Sometimes, no matter how much you plan a painting, the painting needs to become what it wants to become. It’s obviously still in the early stages but I feel it makes a little more sense to me this way. We shall see.

This went in a completely different direction than originally planned. I had been staring at it for a while & I knew it just wasn’t going to convey what I wanted to show. As great as that lovely corner is, I’m just not really happy with it. Sometimes, no matter how much you plan a painting, the painting needs to become what it wants to become. It’s obviously still in the early stages but I feel it makes a little more sense to me this way. We shall see.

Inspiration for my current in-progress series about the dramatic changes in my home town, the Mission in particular. “Portrait of Orleans” by Edward Hopper @deyoungmuseum #edwardhopper #artlover #artoftheday #nostalgia

Inspiration for my current in-progress series about the dramatic changes in my home town, the Mission in particular. “Portrait of Orleans” by Edward Hopper @deyoungmuseum #edwardhopper #artlover #artoftheday #nostalgia

Slowly but it’s going. I have a corner ready and I’ll just have to manage every bit of my free time to finishing.

Slowly but it’s going. I have a corner ready and I’ll just have to manage every bit of my free time to finishing.

I love the Tower in the morning. Feels like you have the incredible view all to yourself. Watch the ships enter the bay from far away places, the fog rolling in over Point Reyes & the Marin Headlands, the top of the Golden Gate Bridge peaking out over the Presidio, St. Ignatius Church sitting pretty on the beautiful USF campus, TransAmerica building standing proudly downtown, Sutro Tower surveying all of the land, Turtle Hill napping peacefully in it’s residential home and green surrounding you just below as you watch the birds fly past you at eye level. Peaceful. I love the tower in the morning. @deyoungmuseum  #sanfrancisco

I love the Tower in the morning. Feels like you have the incredible view all to yourself. Watch the ships enter the bay from far away places, the fog rolling in over Point Reyes & the Marin Headlands, the top of the Golden Gate Bridge peaking out over the Presidio, St. Ignatius Church sitting pretty on the beautiful USF campus, TransAmerica building standing proudly downtown, Sutro Tower surveying all of the land, Turtle Hill napping peacefully in it’s residential home and green surrounding you just below as you watch the birds fly past you at eye level. Peaceful. I love the tower in the morning. @deyoungmuseum #sanfrancisco

The “big girl” tools are out as I get ready for my Day Of The Dead altar at the Somarts Cultural Center this year. Exciting!!

Great day with friends, sun, hiking, views and good times all around #escapethecitylife

Great day with friends, sun, hiking, views and good times all around #escapethecitylife

Different perspective “To Sweep II” by Liliana Porter

Different perspective “To Sweep II” by Liliana Porter

"To Sweep II" by Liliana Porter #hosfeltgallery #artoftheday #artlover

"To Sweep II" by Liliana Porter #hosfeltgallery #artoftheday #artlover

Marvel’s got nothing on our shoot in SF. Adventures of Super Art Installer! #artlife #gallerylife #sanfrancisco #roofadventures

Marvel’s got nothing on our shoot in SF. Adventures of Super Art Installer! #artlife #gallerylife #sanfrancisco #roofadventures

Just working on boring stuff today.  The hardest part of being an artist is finding the time and the balance.  Eh. At least there is always music. From laptop to easel. I’m still dancing. 

It’s one of those dancing kind of days for me as I finally settle down to work on some projects before I have to head out again. Dancing and Art! Dancing and Art! =)

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New addition to doodling is fun. Inspired by the music of the John Santos Sextet

New addition to doodling is fun. Inspired by the music of the John Santos Sextet

Indie portrait! I’m so excited about this one :)

Indie portrait! I’m so excited about this one :)

I guess I’m revving up for another burst of creating art.  I haven’t had much time to create lately and I’m starting to feel really bummed about it.  I’m surrounded by art and inspirations everyday but creating my own has been missing. So apologies in advance to all friends and family if it seems like i’m avoiding you. I’m just being an art hermit and being true to the artist I am. Time for a little Azu solo time except for progress updates of course. 

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