"I am a big lover of Mexican folk art and the reason I love it is because it’s very accessible art. I consider it art by the people for the people, but it’s also is a mirror of who we are. […] I eventually came up with the idea of having some of the characters made out of wood because growing up I loved wooden toys, with all their flaws and imperfections. The film takes place post Mexican revolution, it was a hard time. The bad guys in the movie are made out of metal. The idea is that when they went to the army they put metal on themselves but never took it off, and they don’t have any guns because they’re the weapons themselves. In this world, when you’re born, the wood you’re made out of is really smooth and as you grow older the wood starts aging. Wood is life, and there’s also a tree of life that symbolizes it. The movie is dripping with symbolism and magic realism.” - Jorge Gutierrez
I cant lie, this looks and sounds like it’d be great
Hey, let me talk about this for a bit because it’s great. Blaxican started off as a food truck. The owner himself is biracial Black and Mexican and wanted to celebrate the two cultures he was raised in. Not only that, but they use a good amount of their tips from the food truck and restaurant and donate them to organizations that help the less fortunate because the owner strongly believes in giving back to the community and helping those suffering from poverty.
In Aztec mythology, Tlazolteotl is a goddess of purification, steam bath, midwives, filth, and a patroness of adulterers. In Nahuatl, the word tlazolli can refer to vice and diseases. Thus, Tlazolteotl was a goddess of filth (sin), vice, and sexual misdeeds. However, she was a purification goddess as well, who forgave the sins and disease of those caused by misdeeds, particularly sexual misdeeds. Her dual nature is seen in her epithets; Tlaelquani (‘she who eats filth [sin]’) and Tlazolmiquiztli (‘the death caused by lust’), and Ixcuina or Ixcuinan (‘she of two faces’) *from Wikipedia*
Hmm, I might revisit this one because I think I could have pushed this design a bit further…
I have recently written and produced a web series about five girls who mysteriously get powers and how they learn to deal with being witches and each other. It features an all women of color cast! Three of our actresses are hispanic and I felt this would be the right place to share Latinas in fantasy with!
If you like our promo episode I just ask you reblog and share the crap out of this!
Hello, this is Mod QU! Thank you so much for sharing with us!! This looks incredible, and I can’t wait to see more of it :D Mod Jazzy is out of town this weekend, but I’ll share it with her as soon as possible.