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Last day of mourning for me for the week. This year was different. When i usually take time to be sad and cry more than i ever do at any given time, i was productive and got creative. Luisa was like a big sister, auntie and mom all rolled into one. I miss her dearly when i go to my second home in alameda, especially during holidays. She was the treat queen! It has been a pleasure seeing your @rickg_stickg and @510hh_that_liz grow into adults and how they are raising your granddaughters. Still being close with your family keeps you in my πŸ’“ often. Rest In Power and keep us in your prayers. Thank you to my pretend illegitimate son @rickg_stickg for staying close all these years. The beginning of this year was a hard one for both of us simultaneously, but our history, family connection and bond got stronger and to me is forever unbreakable. Thank you luisa for raising such a great honorable young man who you taught to respect women and elders. I appreciate that about you both. Family first and family forever. Blessed to be an honorary part of the Bonifacio Gardner tribe.
Last day of mourning for me for the week. This year was different. When i usually take time to be sad and cry more than i ever do at any given time, i was productive and got creative. Luisa was like a big sister, auntie and mom all rolled into one. I miss her dearly when i go to my second home in alameda, especially during holidays. She was the treat queen! It has been a pleasure seeing your @rickg_stickg and @510hh_that_liz grow into adults and how they are raising your granddaughters. Still being close with your family keeps you in my πŸ’“ often. Rest In Power and keep us in your prayers. Thank you to my pretend illegitimate son @rickg_stickg for staying close all these years. The beginning of this year was a hard one for both of us simultaneously, but our history, family connection and bond got stronger and to me is forever unbreakable. Thank you luisa for raising such a great honorable young man who you taught to respect women and elders. I appreciate that about you both. Family first and family forever. Blessed to be an honorary part of the Bonifacio Gardner tribe.
Here's to another #dayofremembering someone that I lost at a young and vulnerable age. This AMAZING #Soul was taken from this life unnecessarily  and violently in on this day in 1992. An innocent bystander at that. We had just won the state championship in basketball two weeks before and had gone to prom one week before this life changing experience. If you had the opportunity to know him, he was #loving, #intelligent, #funny, #generous and #athletic. I was so fortunate to have him as a #closefriend and share such a short amount of time in his energy. If you don't know already, he is the reason that my love of #basketball is so deep. He's my forever #23. A year after he was killed, I saw an ofrenda @oaklandmuseumca with his name on it, and it got me even more connected to keep #honoring the #ancestors thru #art. I thank SALVADOR JOSE MARTINEZ for the #light he shines on me everyday and for this amazing path that my life has taken in the art world starting with dia de los muertos.  My nana guided me to be #grounded in that #traditional, creative and celebratory form of #mourning in order to keep my #spirit from falling and i have been lucky to be able to spread it around to many more places as I reconnect to my personal journey of creativity, teaching and learning. So #grateful for the #blessings of #life, #death and the power I hold to keep spirit moving.
Here's to another #dayofremembering  someone that I lost at a young and vulnerable age. This AMAZING #Soul  was taken from this life unnecessarily and violently in on this day in 1992. An innocent bystander at that. We had just won the state championship in basketball two weeks before and had gone to prom one week before this life changing experience. If you had the opportunity to know him, he was #loving , #intelligent , #funny , #generous  and #athletic . I was so fortunate to have him as a #closefriend  and share such a short amount of time in his energy. If you don't know already, he is the reason that my love of #basketball  is so deep. He's my forever #23 . A year after he was killed, I saw an ofrenda @oaklandmuseumca with his name on it, and it got me even more connected to keep #honoring  the #ancestors  thru #art . I thank SALVADOR JOSE MARTINEZ for the #light  he shines on me everyday and for this amazing path that my life has taken in the art world starting with dia de los muertos. My nana guided me to be #grounded  in that #traditional , creative and celebratory form of #mourning  in order to keep my #spirit  from falling and i have been lucky to be able to spread it around to many more places as I reconnect to my personal journey of creativity, teaching and learning. So #grateful  for the #blessings  of #life , #death  and the power I hold to keep spirit moving.
This is the photo that inspired my girl to get hennaed up for her special event this afternoon. These #indigenous women from #Ecuador have been painted with #jagua #yagua #genipaamericana, a special paint made from the #genipaamericanafruit. My #beautiful #hermana @mexevents is being presented with a #specialaward from the city of #SanFrancisco today. She wanted to #adorn herself with some #indigena #bodyart. I have been wanting to expand my skills and start doing more challenging pieces and yesterday was the day. Thank you for trusting me to work on you last night! I can't wait to do it again! #henna #hennabodyart #indigenous #native #muxer #kayapo #kuna #cuna #shipibo
This is the photo that inspired my girl to get hennaed up for her special event this afternoon. These #indigenous  women from #Ecuador  have been painted with #jagua  #yagua  #genipaamericana , a special paint made from the #genipaamericanafruit . My #beautiful  #hermana  @mexevents is being presented with a #specialaward  from the city of #SanFrancisco  today. She wanted to #adorn  herself with some #indigena  #bodyart . I have been wanting to expand my skills and start doing more challenging pieces and yesterday was the day. Thank you for trusting me to work on you last night! I can't wait to do it again! #henna  #hennabodyart  #indigenous  #native  #muxer  #kayapo  #kuna  #cuna  #shipibo 
My #beautiful #hermana @mexevents is being presented with a #specialaward from the city of #SanFrancisco tomorrow. She wanted to #adorn herself with some #indigena #bodyart. I have been wanting to expand my skills and start doing more challenging pieces and today was the day. Thank you for trusting me to work on you this afternoon! I can't wait to do it again! #henna #hennabodyart #indigenous #native #muxer
#Houston is pretty quiet #rightaboutnow...#thehamptons5 took it there! @money23green hand tho...πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ way to go @warriors! We got the W. Lets keep it going!!!! #lebronjamesharden its all the same thing...#samesamebutdifferent #dubnation #goldenstate #warriors #loswarriors #goldenstatewarriors #dubs #dubsallday
This day is #bittersweet. May 13, 2005 was the last time i had a full coherent conversation with the #woman in the photo. She has been my #spiritguide since my #mom was born. My #nana rosie is one of the most #amazingwomen that i have been #honored to live and love with. She has taught me how to be #light and open wherever i am. It has taken a minute for me to understand that. Since becoming an official #biologicalmother as opposed strictly a teaching #mother, my #roots of #compassion have solidified in knowing that everything i do is being witnessed by my #keiki. At times #nooneelsematters because we're focused on raising #wellseasoned #humans in the long run. #Lettinggo is a skill that I'm learning now. Sometimes it seems really easy to do if it doesn't serve you, but then there's the #whatif? This week is the inception of why my path shifted to creative offerings. I lost my nana, my first true love and an amazing #aunt on days of the the upcoming week. #Meditation, #reflection and #prayers to them feel pretty good and sometimes doesn't fill the gap of needing to squeeze their hand or have that #hearttoheart hug. Wishing all the mothers (which can be pretty much anything you want it to be now) a day of #blessings and to always rememeber the time when there were two or more hearts beating within us. This one goes out especially to moms who have lost children, who have never been able to physically carry them and children who have lost their moms at any age. Its never easy and the blessing is that we all are still all one. Thank you to one of my #powermoms @watsons_human for the beautiful #flowers and many programs at her library. #Happymothersday! #felizdiadelasmadres
This day is #bittersweet . May 13, 2005 was the last time i had a full coherent conversation with the #woman  in the photo. She has been my #spiritguide  since my #mom  was born. My #nana  rosie is one of the most #amazingwomen  that i have been #honored  to live and love with. She has taught me how to be #light  and open wherever i am. It has taken a minute for me to understand that. Since becoming an official #biologicalmother  as opposed strictly a teaching #mother , my #roots  of #compassion  have solidified in knowing that everything i do is being witnessed by my #keiki . At times #nooneelsematters  because we're focused on raising #wellseasoned  #humans  in the long run. #Lettinggo  is a skill that I'm learning now. Sometimes it seems really easy to do if it doesn't serve you, but then there's the #whatif ? This week is the inception of why my path shifted to creative offerings. I lost my nana, my first true love and an amazing #aunt  on days of the the upcoming week. #Meditation , #reflection  and #prayers  to them feel pretty good and sometimes doesn't fill the gap of needing to squeeze their hand or have that #hearttoheart  hug. Wishing all the mothers (which can be pretty much anything you want it to be now) a day of #blessings  and to always rememeber the time when there were two or more hearts beating within us. This one goes out especially to moms who have lost children, who have never been able to physically carry them and children who have lost their moms at any age. Its never easy and the blessing is that we all are still all one. Thank you to one of my #powermoms  @watsons_human for the beautiful #flowers  and many programs at her library. #Happymothersday ! #felizdiadelasmadres 
My girls were all in #fulleffect last night! So #grateful to have #sisters, #allies, #supporters, #helpers, encouraging me to keep #movingforward or collaborating on #newideas and #projects. EVERY WOMAN HERE IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO MY #GROWTH. They have providing #emotional and #moralsupport from the second we met. Not everyone has that amazing ability and all of these women are firmly planted in #mylife with lots of #love, #patience and #respect. I am #honored to call them all sisters on this road. Love you @elizabethsantos1988, @lillilanier, @ysabelmariee @sketch0706 @certifiableweirdo @kimlynh @sofiacatalina #ittakesavillage #weareavillage #chosenfamily
My girls were all in #fulleffect  last night! So #grateful  to have #sisters , #allies , #supporters , #helpers , encouraging me to keep #movingforward  or collaborating on #newideas  and #projects . EVERY WOMAN HERE IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO MY #GROWTH . They have providing #emotional  and #moralsupport  from the second we met. Not everyone has that amazing ability and all of these women are firmly planted in #mylife  with lots of #love , #patience  and #respect . I am #honored  to call them all sisters on this road. Love you @elizabethsantos1988, @lillilanier, @ysabelmariee @sketch0706 @certifiableweirdo @kimlynh @sofiacatalina #ittakesavillage  #weareavillage  #chosenfamily 
Boom! What an amazing night with all of my family in tow AND @gs.warriors @_dameology and his family stopped by our #artspace during their visit to @oaklandmuseumca tonight! #Magic happens when our #artfamily comes together. We got to listen to some salsa music, do a little gold panning and pick up where we left off the last time we all hung out! What an amazing start to mother's day weekend!!! Thanks to everyone that went home with a piece of our #heART for mother's day!
Boom! What an amazing night with all of my family in tow AND @gs.warriors @_dameology and his family stopped by our #artspace  during their visit to @oaklandmuseumca tonight! #Magic  happens when our #artfamily  comes together. We got to listen to some salsa music, do a little gold panning and pick up where we left off the last time we all hung out! What an amazing start to mother's day weekend!!! Thanks to everyone that went home with a piece of our #heART  for mother's day!
Summer is almost here!!! Come pick up some fashion essentials tonight @oaklandmuseumca! @lillilanier and i will be set up with some affordable mother's day gifts on the 1st level where all the action is! #Earrings $25-$75 #Nichos $25-$150 adjustable #rings $40-$65 #henna #bodyart $10-$45

Bring your family to dinner at the #offthegrid #foodtrucks, #getyourdanceon and check out the new #hiphop #exhibit #respect #hiphopstyle
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Families! @ousdnews
#4thgraders! do you want to learn about what happened in 1848? Do you know where gold was first discovered? Experience how #jamesmarshall felt that fateful day on #suttersmill. This months family activity is #goldpanning in the back of the garden at the #oaklandmuseumofca. Take a chance and see if you can find a real #24kgold #placer #flake or take home some #foolsgold or #ironpyrite

#artmoms #multiculturalfolkart #meditation #dots #collaboration
Summer is almost here!!! Come pick up some fashion essentials tonight @oaklandmuseumca! @lillilanier and i will be set up with some affordable mother's day gifts on the 1st level where all the action is! #Earrings  $25-$75 #Nichos  $25-$150 adjustable #rings  $40-$65 #henna  #bodyart  $10-$45 Bring your family to dinner at the #offthegrid  #foodtrucks , #getyourdanceon  and check out the new #hiphop  #exhibit  #respect  #hiphopstyle  And #wisdom . * * * Families! @ousdnews #4thgraders ! do you want to learn about what happened in 1848? Do you know where gold was first discovered? Experience how #jamesmarshall  felt that fateful day on #suttersmill . This months family activity is #goldpanning  in the back of the garden at the #oaklandmuseumofca . Take a chance and see if you can find a real #24kgold  #placer  #flake  or take home some #foolsgold  or #ironpyrite  #artmoms  #multiculturalfolkart  #meditation  #dots  #collaboration 
By far one of my faaaaaavorite classes so far to have held today @contracostacountylibrary #walnutcreeklibrary. #Henna #candles was something new for all of the participants and they had a blast! This week was definitely a busy week. Its what I asked for and I'm feeling blessed. #thisiswhatiquitmyjobfor
By far one of my faaaaaavorite classes so far to have held today @contracostacountylibrary #walnutcreeklibrary . #Henna  #candles  was something new for all of the participants and they had a blast! This week was definitely a busy week. Its what I asked for and I'm feeling blessed. #thisiswhatiquitmyjobfor 
Summer is almost here!!! Come pick up some fashion essentials tonight 5/11 @oaklandmuseumca #fridaynights! @lillilanier and i will be set up with some affordable mother's day gifts on the 1st level where all the action is! #Earrings $25-$75 #Nichos $25-$150 adjustable #rings $40-$65 #henna #bodyart $10-$45

Bring your family to dinner at the #offthegrid #foodtrucks, #getyourdanceon and check out the new #hiphop #exhibit #respect #hiphopstyle
And #wisdom. *
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Families! @ousdnews
#4thgraders! do you want to learn about what happened in 1848? Do you know where gold was first discovered? Experience how #jamesmarshall felt that fateful day on #suttersmill. This months family activity is #goldpanning in the back of the garden at the #oaklandmuseumofca. Take a chance and see if you can find a real #24kgold #placer #flake or take home some #foolsgold or #ironpyrite  #artmoms #multiculturalfolkart #meditation #dots #collaboration
Summer is almost here!!! Come pick up some fashion essentials tonight 5/11 @oaklandmuseumca #fridaynights ! @lillilanier and i will be set up with some affordable mother's day gifts on the 1st level where all the action is! #Earrings  $25-$75 #Nichos  $25-$150 adjustable #rings  $40-$65 #henna  #bodyart  $10-$45 Bring your family to dinner at the #offthegrid  #foodtrucks , #getyourdanceon  and check out the new #hiphop  #exhibit  #respect  #hiphopstyle  And #wisdom . * * * Families! @ousdnews #4thgraders ! do you want to learn about what happened in 1848? Do you know where gold was first discovered? Experience how #jamesmarshall  felt that fateful day on #suttersmill . This months family activity is #goldpanning  in the back of the garden at the #oaklandmuseumofca . Take a chance and see if you can find a real #24kgold  #placer  #flake  or take home some #foolsgold  or #ironpyrite  #artmoms  #multiculturalfolkart  #meditation  #dots  #collaboration 
This is dedicated to @reedycreek067 who has a special fascination with #clogs. Both of these are #classic @dansko. Super heavy, high and this lovely marah ruby veg pair are the lucky ones that had me in crutches for almost a month with a twisted ankle after falling down the stairs at my moms house. I was carrying my then two month old #mayahuelrose down in her big ass carseat back in 2012. That was a weird year. Glad everyone is ok and i can still rock these. I had to rock them for a month if i wanted to wear a shoe cuz its the only one that fit! 😭😭😭 #shoemonger #shoewhore #iloveshoes #dansko
This is dedicated to @reedycreek067 who has a special fascination with #clogs . Both of these are #classic  @dansko. Super heavy, high and this lovely marah ruby veg pair are the lucky ones that had me in crutches for almost a month with a twisted ankle after falling down the stairs at my moms house. I was carrying my then two month old #mayahuelrose  down in her big ass carseat back in 2012. That was a weird year. Glad everyone is ok and i can still rock these. I had to rock them for a month if i wanted to wear a shoe cuz its the only one that fit! 😭😭😭 #shoemonger  #shoewhore  #iloveshoes  #dansko 
The flower program @aclibrary Irvington branch was super poppin' today! Participants got to make #paperflowers for #mothersday. #artmom #multiculturalfolkart #multiculturalartsed #thisiswhatiquitmyjobfor
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Saturday i will be @aclibrary dublin branch Doing a mother daughter #henna program from 2-3:30.
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Tomorrow I am doing a decorative candle program @contracostacountylibrary walnut creek branch from 5:45-7:30pm. *
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You can also Come check out the new series of #classes in #myhometown of #oakland, ca! These programs are for grown ups and are generously being funded by a grant from @oakland #culturalfundingprogram 4th and 5th programs are back to back on Saturday june June 2! @oaklibrary 
Golden gate 6/2 10:30am-12pm
Montclair 6/2 3-4:30pm
Lakeview 6/9 3-4:30pm
Wanna learn about the #ancientart  of #henna ? * * Saturday i will be @aclibrary dublin branch Doing a mother daughter #henna  program from 2-3:30. * * Tomorrow I am doing a decorative candle program @contracostacountylibrary walnut creek branch from 5:45-7:30pm. * * * You can also Come check out the new series of #classes  in #myhometown  of #oakland , ca! These programs are for grown ups and are generously being funded by a grant from @oakland #culturalfundingprogram  4th and 5th programs are back to back on Saturday june June 2! @oaklibrary Golden gate 6/2 10:30am-12pm Montclair 6/2 3-4:30pm Lakeview 6/9 3-4:30pm
Wanna learn about the #ancientart of #henna? Tomorrow I am doing a #decorativecandle program for grown ups @contracostacountylibrary #walnutcreekbranch from 5:45-7:30pm. *
Saturday i will be @aclibrary
Doing a #mother #daughter #henna program from 2-3:30pm.
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You can also check out the new series of #classes in #myhometown of #oakland, ca! These programs are for grown ups and are generously being funded by a grant from @oakland #culturalfundingprogram 4th and 5th programs are back to back on Saturday june June 2! @oaklibrary 
Golden gate 6/2 10:30am-12pm
Montclair 6/2 3-4:30pm
Lakeview 6/9 3-4:30pm
Wanna learn about the #ancientart  of #henna ? Tomorrow I am doing a #decorativecandle  program for grown ups @contracostacountylibrary #walnutcreekbranch  from 5:45-7:30pm. * Saturday i will be @aclibrary Doing a #mother  #daughter  #henna  program from 2-3:30pm. * You can also check out the new series of #classes  in #myhometown  of #oakland , ca! These programs are for grown ups and are generously being funded by a grant from @oakland #culturalfundingprogram  4th and 5th programs are back to back on Saturday june June 2! @oaklibrary Golden gate 6/2 10:30am-12pm Montclair 6/2 3-4:30pm Lakeview 6/9 3-4:30pm
Wanna learn about the ancient art of #henna?
Come check out my new series of #classes in #myhometown of #oakland, ca! These programs are for grown ups and are generously being funded by a grant from @oakland #culturalfundingprogram 4th and 5th programs are back to back on Saturday june June 2! @oaklibrary 
Golden gate 6/2 10:30am-12pm
Montclair 6/2 3-4:30pm
Lakeview 6/9 3-4:30pm

These were from some of today's participants at the #rockridgelibrary. Stay tuned for my summer series of teen #henna workshops across the bay area!
Wanna learn about the ancient art of #henna ? Come check out my new series of #classes  in #myhometown  of #oakland , ca! These programs are for grown ups and are generously being funded by a grant from @oakland #culturalfundingprogram  4th and 5th programs are back to back on Saturday june June 2! @oaklibrary Golden gate 6/2 10:30am-12pm Montclair 6/2 3-4:30pm Lakeview 6/9 3-4:30pm These were from some of today's participants at the #rockridgelibrary . Stay tuned for my summer series of teen #henna  workshops across the bay area!