Sunday, May 17, 2009

Phoenix Rising

Yesterday we painted the second mural at my school with the kids and families of the San Diego Cooperative Charter School. That's me smiling after we finished and that's my dad Rafael who designed Phoenix Rising to celebrate the children, teachers, moms and dads. The art shows how important it is to create and care for our earth and make a garden. We made a beautiful one at our school and we all take care of it and get to walk in and enjoy watching things grow. The mural is on two walls outside of the art room and everybody loves our art teacher Miss Bell. That's her jumping and she can jump really high. On the corner you can see the artist with her brush and paints. There are also children reading because everybody knows that books are treasures. You can also see kids making music on drums and playing outside in the sunshine. There is a flower blooming and inside is the world with the red phoenix rising.

You can see a video of the mural being made that was created by Steven Morris at

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My name is Santiago López, I'm seven and I draw all the time. I like to use sharpies and any kind of paper I can get my hands on. I'm including some of my latest pieces and two recent photos of me in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.