When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

a mother, artist, teacher, and writer. now i just need to be more successful at these things!

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Star Trek or Star Wars?

Star Wars for sure, but not the recent 3, the original 3. I never liked Star Trek, but I really did like the most recent movie. A LOT.

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If you could be invited to one person's birthday party, whose would it be?

carlos' 90th birthday. <3

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Do you believe in angels?

i sure do. and i have very good reasons for my own personal proof.

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Do you have any scars on your body? If so, how'd you get them?

i have a burn scar on my thigh. when i was 4 years old, my grandma served me top ramen. me being a clumsy toddler, spilled it all over my leg. if you look closely you can still see the resemblance of the noodles. it's gotten smaller as i've gotten older.

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Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

I'm an introvert that has the ability to seem just extrovert enough to not be labeled completely anti-social.

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What are you most excited about right now?

the possibilities of the near future. also getting our garage completely fixed up as a studio, now that we've got it cleaned up.

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you're favorite kind of cupcake?

RED VELVET with that light white (is it a cream cheese type frosting??) frosting on top.

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What's the most delicious meal you've ever had?

when i went to Japan @ 14 years old. i was tired and hungry from the long plane ride and the long train and drive to our friends' house. she made like 3 huge platters of the best sushi i ever had. i ate so much i got a stomachache. it was worth it!

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If you could wake up as anyone tomorrow, who would it be?

a better version of myself.

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Starting on a new illustration of CJ.

As we were packing for our move about 2 months ago now, I noticed that I had a lot of drawings and artwork of Alyssa when she was about CJ's age. I only had a couple of drawings of him. He asked me why I was always drawing her and not him. I had no good answer for him. So this is the start to even the score. :) Much more to come.


If you could master an artistic skill, what would it be?

well the actual techniques come pretty quickly as soon as learning and practicing are done. if i could master the skill of the true fine artist-as in the gift of artistic gab, that would be it.

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Why do people compare you and Carlos to Jon and Kate Gosselin? Are you mean to Carlos?

omg who is this? hahaha yes i AM mean to Carlos, but he's a big weenie who deserves everything he gets.

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i need to think outside of my track jackets, jeans, hoop earrings, sneakers steez. what do you suggest i should start trying to add in my wardrobe?

hmmm...boots are a good thing to add. they're so versatile, comfortable, and practical. other than that...maybe some bengal bracelets.

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Why don't you play Farmville?

between facebook, twitter, cafemom, etc etc etc...i don't have the time. plus i'm afraid i'll get addicted.

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So Frida painted her pain, why do u paint, what inspires u...

i'm a pretty quiet person. i paint to express myself in ways i wouldn't otherwise. it's also a part of who i am. i am an artist, as cheesy and cliche as that statement may be, i have to create, otherwise i get really depressed.

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what was first, the egg or the chicken? And why the hell dis the chicken crossed the road??

well...i don't really know which came first, but they both taste damn good cooked...maybe some chicken mole or adobe and my favorite meal is eggs benedict...so to answer ur second question (which is cheating btw it's supposed to be one at a time ahem)...it was running away from me, i was chasing it with a fork and knife

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If you could only watch one TV show what would it be?

Easy. Three's Company. Oh wait, or The Wonder Years. Those were GREAT shows.

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I know your married but do I have a shot at you at all?!

which one of us Naomi or Carlos? if this isn't Hugh Jackman then probably not. :)

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Would you rather be a vampire or a werewolf?

here's a convo between carlos and i on the subject:

Carlos: werewolf
Naomi: see i'd rather be a vampire cuz at least you don't really lose control and you remember what happened.
Carlos: Werewolves are some of the most well adjusted people on earth

when you flip you get to go ballzs out and release the beast

when you come back you are right as rain

unlike Vampires

screw remembering

Naomi: so I guess we're like 50/50? or undecided!

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What's the furthest you've ever traveled?

Japan. My dad lives there. I want to go again...someday!

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La Llorona Doll

She pretty much looks how I feel today. bleh

I created this doll for Mezco's Living Dead Doll Show in New York a few years back. It was a lot of fun. It sold, too! Maybe I should make more dolls. What do you think of her?


Another oldie today...

This was one of our first trips after being married. Las Vegas and Laughlin. OLDSKOOL BEENZNRICE!


Studio cleanup today!

So we just moved about a month ago, and we are creating an art studio/workout studio in our garage. I'll post pics tonight. I wish I had pics of when we first moved in, that garage was packed with boxes! It's much better now, but we plan on making it AWESOME. More later.

For now, here's a pic of the day. I'm just going to post something each day, like I was doing, but it could be old, it could be new, it could be progress, or it could be something totally random. So enjoy...

An oldie but a goodie:

Digital Portrait of Diego Corrales by Carlos Valdivia


Naomi's current portfolio...

If you would like a resume please contact me. Thanks!




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