I am teaching myself to solder with a soldering iron and lead-free solder with a high content of silver, so that it really shines. All the equipment was an investment, and I found out that paying more really pays off in therms of quality of equipment and safety. I tried both a cheap and an expensive soldering iron, and the expensive one with interchangeable tips and a safety light was so much better, it was worth the price difference. I also went all out and bought an inland fume trap with coal filters, and a breathing mask. But lung cancer is not an option for me, I rather spend the money in all the equipment than regret it later.
I am a visual artist with a BFA in painting from the National Center for the Arts in Mexico city and a BFA in Film Production from Concordia University in Montreal. I have a minor in photography, and I am currently studying Expressive Arts Therapy and Addictions Counseling.
I like to do collage and mixed media paintings using a combination of collage, acrylic paint, pastels and gouache. I consider myself an abstract painter, though my collage has elements of pop art and naive imagery. I like and really enjoy outsider art as well as conceptual art.
I am also a mixed media jewelry artist who utilizes found objects and gets inspiration from antique and rusty things. I re-purpose old relics to create statement, one of a kind pieces full of history and mysterious charm.