04 January, 2019

Reflections | Reflexiones

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My brain goes in circles as I try to figure out which direction I should move the paintbrush first. I found my passion in art through my own not-so-distant ancestry. As a child, I loved all the colors and details from the indigenous trinkets in my home, thinking, "How did our ancestors produce these amazing designs?"


The rough draft painting I am posing next to is one I made of Ehecatl, "Wind". Ehecatl signifies the second day of the Aztec calendar and was considered an ideal day for the community to rid themselves of any bad habits. I am currently working on improving my painting technique + sketch designs but I displayed Ehecatl in the Los Angeles Art Walk this past December.


Los Angeles has been chilly with an occasional wind in the air. I spent the last month of the year in my favorite parts of the city, most of the time in nature. It rained without warning but the rain only motivates me to keep going further.


I decided to spend NYE in San Francisco and caught a cold before even arriving. I layered myself in long-sleeve tops and challenged the steep hills of this enchanting city.  As you can see from the photo below, I began breaking out around the lower part of my face (again) due to hormones, stress, and poor eating habits.


What began as one red pimple on my cheek in mid August became a nightmare that dragged into the new year. But I've finally decided to not let people's comments about it bother me and do something about it myself, starting with my happiness.


The years go by without giving us time to think twice about our choices. You just have to take a leap and trust your gut. Time waits for no one and there is no rewind button. When you're young, you feel like you'll hit a "redo" button that will take you back by two years and live a little bit of youth again. Then you open your eyes and realize that there is no second chance and must make the best with what you have now while it lasts.


I am at an age I thought would take a long time to reach. Not old because I'm still in my mid-twenties, but at least happy to be sprouting a better mentality that feels more like me. One where I'm more responsible and am wasting less time damaging my self-esteem. Blogging feels so homely to me and my heart feels warm to be back.♡


I will continue to share my art here, but for more frequent updates, please follow my tumblr and instagram. Thank you and have a happy new year!

Adi Roblès
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07 November, 2018

Dreams | Sueños

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My whole life, I've never thought that dreams are impossible. If luxurious homes exist in the Hollywood hills then the possibility of me living in one exists too. Call me bizarre, but I even logged into my old Myspace account one week ago and already made a friend! To me, whatever I want and work hard enough for will happen.

These past weeks have been filled with countless thoughts of where my abilities can take me. The answer: anywhere and everywhere. Every day I don't work on something I love, it builds up until I get so many things done at once; one giant leap of motivation. It feels great but at the same time I should be disciplined enough to keep a steady (more progressive) cycle.

I hope you've been doing everything you want in life. You should always roll with the punches and come out a better person. I like to think of myself as a simple person but my mother always said that I think too much. She means it in a humble mentality, like many Latin American mothers, be happy with what you have and conform. But my life was never about conforming. I will get everything I want and you will be the first people to see it.

Adi Roblès
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17 October, 2018

What the Rain Brought | Lo Que Trajo la Lluvia

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 It rained last week and there was no weather forecast about it. I was somewhere a little outside of Los Angeles when I saw the first strike of lightning hit the sky and the rain started to pour on me as I walked in the night. It reminded me of the times I used to walk in the heavy rain with my cousins in Mexico. Then sleep soundly to the sound of thunder. During the passing days the rain left behind some beautiful white clouds that I couldn't resist taking a photo of.

 This week has been about going out more and learning to love new things. Feeling more free to explore neighboring cities and the nice little details each place has. If I could live in a specific weather and time of the day, it would be a fresh night after the rain. Something about a dark sky and the rain brings so many good feelings for me. From childhood to adulthood that sentiment has always remained the same.

Yesterday was not so great as I felt like a cold was trying to take over my body. Stopped by a pho place and felt like the aches and pains of the day had been lifted from my shoulders. Adulthood is strange but it's a part of life for many of us who get to reach its ages. As I try to focus on what I want in life, I think of what my brother would be doing if he had reached adulthood. Probably hanging out at night with me in the Griffith Park Observatory, sharing troubles, and giving me words of support and certainty that everything will be okay.

Adi Roblès
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