Wooden You Like To… #2

Writing ideas come from everywhere, all the time, in many ways and forms, but working with wood is major for me. In this tab I’ll share both my amateur woodworks and musing thoughts that came with them.

Your art teacher never encouraged you? You tutor frowned at your oboe toots when she didn’t think you’d see? Fk that. If you ever get  the urge to grab a paintbrush or a wad of clay or just feel like carving something, try it. Do it. Drown yourself in it. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find a joy like I have in cedar and redwood, ipe and black walnut.

First foto: this is the beginning of a cuna inspired by some great wood I had lying around. Plus, my son was about to have his first kid and I had no idea for a present. Out of this came a neo-azteca cuna. And a story I’ll tell you about as we go.

An epic journey of discovery,

transformation and destiny will keep readers at the edge of their seats and gasping at every new twist.

-David Bowles, award-winning author of Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico

A tantalizing style of Chicano sci-fi-mythology,

challenging the rites of passage in masculinity, the american dream, and ancestral healing. An echoing voice from the past with a new style of the present, provocatively transforming and retelling U.S. history.

- Sarah Rafael García, author of SanTana's Fairy Tales & founder of LibroMobile

Powerfully evocative, lyrically descriptive,

rollicking, rolling, smart yet down-to-earth, authentic and as unpretentious as anything of beauty could be. The characters are unforgettable, diverse, with iconoclastic heroes and everyone else smashing stereotypes.

- Thelma T. Reyna, author of Dearest Papa: A Memoir in Poems