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Elizabeth Lara's Blog – October 2013 Archive (3)

Austin Film Fetival

This weekend I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Austin film festival and It was a blast . Day one consisted of making the film passes and badges while walking out and handing it to the directors and producers themselves. I arrived to the Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin (the venue where I was stationed) and the commotion was incredible. People everywhere, photographers and reporters walking up and down the stairs, and the crowd of people waiting to get into the film area. It was…


Added by Elizabeth Lara on October 27, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Artistic Latinas

      Although this painting depicts the wrenching emotional pain Frida Kahlo’s divorce from Diego Rivera, art speaks to people in many different ways. On the left is the traditionally dressed, exposed Frida, with her broken heart . On the right is the stronger, cosmopolitan Frida, whose intact heart feeds the other Frida. Both hearts are connected to a locket containing a…


Added by Elizabeth Lara on October 9, 2013 at 9:15am — 1 Comment

Cooking with Abuelita

My favorite Hispanic tradition definitely is Christmas. Every year  my grandma,  my great grandma, my sister and I get together in the kitchen about three days before Christmas Eve and make tamales.

This tradition began back when my great grandmother was a young girl, and she also helped her mother cook. It is always the same, red tamales, green tamales, candy tamales, and bean tamales. Eventually, it became a tradition that has continued until now.

The process begins at the…


Added by Elizabeth Lara on October 1, 2013 at 9:29am — No Comments




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