I've been working on little sigils in my new sketchbook- which I realize it doesn't have enough pages. Ideally I'd like to paint these on a round canvas, but it all depends on time and material. These are mostly motifs that I tend to detault to: teeth, birds, plants and faces.
I've also been drawing more and more autobiographical stuff: if its anything that I've learned, only my mind is certain, only I can speak from my experience, and there is a sort of pride in how and where I was raised. I've been slowly cooking ideas on the Mexican-American experience, the weird cultural divide first-generation children face living in a multi-cultural world. Though my life was quite homogeneous (Brownsville, TX today is about 93% Hispanic), there is discord in new immigrant values and culture to its American counterpart: once you learn English, you will consume American media- something which parents just don't understand... literally. My parents are intelligent and educated people, but the language and culture divide was enough to cause a disconnect.
This will probably be a lifelong project, but I'd like to get a small zine done in a year's time. Blogging about it makes it real, so here's to me- accomplish this goal!