About the advantages and disadvantages of creativity

By Estefanía Millán

Photo by Dan Farrell on Unsplash

I think the obvious answer here would be that it heals. Of course, it heals, we would all say almost in unison. I haven’t seen anyone who doesn’t enjoy a good movie or doesn’t play their favorite song repeatedly. And that, of course, speaking of passive participation. Speaking of active participation, many people enjoy doing some artistic activity as a hobby or profession.

Both the contemplative and creative part of art can generate different changes in our brain that can cause an increase in our well-being. …


Sobre las ventajas y desventajas de la creatividad

Por Estefanía Millán

Photo by Dan Farrell on Unsplash

Creo que la respuesta obvia aquí sería: el arte cura. Por supuesto que cura, diríamos todos casi al unísono. No he visto a nadie que no disfrute de una buena película o que no ponga una y otra vez su canción favorita. Y eso, claro, hablando de una participación pasiva. Hablando de una participación activa, son muchísimas las personas que disfrutan bastante de realizar alguna actividad artística como pasatiempo o profesión.

Tanto la parte contemplativa como la parte creativa del arte, generan distintos cambios en nuestro cerebro que provocan un incremento en el bienestar. Esto se ha…


What you should and shouldn’t do

By Lorena Ávila Jaimes

Cosmic Ray Pavilion, UNAM | Drawing by Lorena Ávila Jaimes

We all know that there have been countless art styles throughout history. One can please me, but you can hate it. So let’s just say that there is art for literally everyone’s taste. Drawing is an important form of art where we can admire a vast number of styles.

Drawing is a form of expression, it can be so profound and it’s only one method! Let’s say that you want to draw a simple apple. To create a 3D shape of this, you can easily have more than five ways of shadowing. These may include horizontal…


A Self-Awareness Poem Inspired by Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington | Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

The Sun is coming out

What will come out of this day

Who knows?

One more day

Responsibilities come and go

But always there

Why can’t I just lay back?

Lay back and rest for a while

I don’t know

We get treated so differently

Is something wrong with us?

Who knows?

I look around and see that things change

Before, they were always the same

I can grab the bull by the horns

Or just see where this goes

New opportunities come and go

Is this the best I can do?

I don’t know

Infinite closed doors I see


Lo que deberías de hacer y lo que no

Por Lorena Ávila Jaimes

Pabellón de Rayos Cósmicos, UNAM | Dibujo por Lorena Ávila Jaimes

Todos sabemos que ha habido un sinnúmero de estilos artísticos a lo largo de la historia. Una pieza de arte me puede parecer maravillosa pero horrenda para ti. Así que podemos decir que hay literalmente arte para cualquier gusto. Y el dibujo es uno importante a destacar para admirar y expresar muchos estilos.

El dibujo es una forma de expresión, puede ser muy profunda ¡y sólo es un método! Vamos a decir que quieres dibujar una simple manzana. Para crear la versión 3D de ella, fácilmente puedes tener más de cinco maneras de sombrearla. Estos sombreados…


Short Stories To Go

By Estefanía Millán

Viewpoint

You are in the viewpoint of the city. It is just sunset, you take out your instant camera to be able to capture the sun descending on the buildings.
At that moment, a girl comes up to you and asks if you can take a picture of her. You accept pleased to be able to give a photo as a gift. When it is fully revealed, you see that the girl in the photo is you as a child. …


3 pequeños relatos para llevar

Por Estefanía Millán

Mirador

Estás en el mirador de la ciudad. Es justo el atardecer, sacas tu cámara instantánea para poder capturar el sol descendiendo por los edificios.

En ese momento, una niña se acerca a ti y pregunta si le puedes sacar una foto. Aceptas complacida de poder regalar una foto. Cuando ésta se revela completamente, observas que la niña de la fotografía eres tú de pequeña.

Subes la mirada y la niña que estaba en frente tuyo, está tomándote una foto con esa misma cámara.


A tradition that keeps on evolving

Wicker baskets | Photograph taken by Lorena Ávila Jaimes

Have you noticed that there are more and more products made with wicker?

At first, you could only see wicker baskets or furniture. Now the artisans have updated their products! You can now find laptop bags, handbags, blueprint carriers and so much more.

The natural color of the wicker, including its colorful variants, gives them their touch of vanguardism. That is why their designs are still wanted to this day. Their bright tonalities, such as the famous Mexican colors, are the most styled. With these many variations, you have a vast market.

You can find these types of products in…


Fotografía tomada del video “Booker T. Washington (Español)”


Review of “Everything is a Remix”

By Estefanía Millán

Dragos Gontariu Unsplash

Has it happened to you that you come up with a great idea and then someone disappoints you by telling you that it already exists? Or maybe you look at an invention and think: “it doesn’t look so difficult; I could’ve done that ”?

Maybe it’s not that ideas are a light bulb in the “thought bubble” of a single person. Perhaps, the great inventions and the “incomparable” artistic works have not come exclusively from the mind of a single genius.

This is proposed by the video series documentary: “Everything is a remix” by Kirby Ferguson.

And…

Las siete y más

ESP/ ENG | Art for every taste | "La cultura te dice que te apures, mientras que el arte te dice que tomes tu tiempo. Siempre escucha al arte." -Junot Díaz

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