I am unfortunately late for an entry on Puerto Rican Heritage month which was in November...I'm still struggling to post things within a time frame but most times life gets in the way. I am going to do it anyway and at the same time add a couple of behind the scenes videos. This is really the first time I do behind the scenes videos so in the first one I said Um a lot so forgive me for that :-D
I have such fond memories of Puerto Rico as a child...I hold them near and dear to my heart. My uncle, aunt and cousins were such an integral part of the exposure to my culture. For those of you who don't know, I was born and raised in the South Bronx by my amazing grandmother but as soon as I turned 12 my mom started sending me and my brother to Puerto Rico for the summer and Christmas holiday. It's something that I will always be grateful for. That's where I learned to walk around barefoot and free...it's where I climbed mountains, explored ravines and swam in a river for the first time. It was an opportunity to be a child in a natural setting, as opposed to the concrete jungle I was used to.
Because of the love I have for my homeland I created these pieces. They are dedicated to my uncle Juan, my aunt Myriam, Mary, Marlene, Kiko, Juanjo and Herminia! Gracias por todos los momentos tan felices que pase junto a ustedes. Los quiero mucho <3
Final Product...I must say that these kids are such great sports. That day was windy and chilly contrary to how the sun was shining. I really don't remember getting Nate his candy :D