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January 8, 2018

Melinda Gates recently said what many of us know to be true,

“It’s time for a new era of women”

There have been moments in time when a generation of woman have stood up and demanded change.  I know this to be true for us today.  From the March to #MeToo it cannot be denied how powerful we become when standing together.   

I was recently reminded by a dear friend, how powerful images are when contemplating a fight.  A generation of women stepped up, we called them “Rosies.”  Before then, the Suffragettes before them fought for our voices and votes to be heard.  These women and more like them have inspired my feminist work.  Work I want to share with everyone needing some visual inspiration to st...

November 19, 2016

Join us Nov.16 - 30th 1266 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park for our # HandMadeHolidaz featuring Monica Zanetti designs, MojoOwl, Tiny Vegan and All Natural Chicago. Mompreneur Gift with Purchase while they last. 

November 18th - 20th, Noteworthy Notes in Hyde Park is featuring my art for Connect Hyde Park! http://www.connecthydepark.com

MZ Designs will have a Chalet at Oak Brook Center Shopping Mall for Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday also Dec. 9-11th. I will have our new Chicago Flag and Bear Down shirts and hoodies! 100 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, Il 60523 

I will be at See Jane Sparkle in Evanston for a Sparkly Trunk Show Friday, December 2, 6-8pm.

October 22, 2015

I'm so happy to be part of this Art Community! We started with a few vendors and now we have over 25 that are showcasing their retail goods!  We'll have a mix of local artist, artisans, and retailers as well as a fall harvest from Patyk Farms.  You can get your pumpkins, squash and gourds and this is a great time to get your started on your holiday gifts.  The outdoor market has a playgournd on site for the kiddies and is doggie friendly.  Hope to see you there! 

 

 

Join us for our final pop-up market of the season! Shop local artist and artisans at Saturday, October 24th, 10 am - 2 pm, 4900 N Damen Avenue. 

 

 

July 30, 2015

The word Chingona is something I’ve heard for most of my life.  I have been surrounded by them constantly in fact.  My mother, my many Tias, and friends have fit this bill for me.  No Betty Homemakers in the bunch.  I’m talking strong moms, activist, feminist, and business owners with Moxie! They stretch simple ingredients into full meals.  They keep families fed, clothed, and on budget.  Chingonas find a way.  They find a way every time. 

 

Failure is not an option for these strong ladies. 

 

I’m always shocked when people think it’s some kind of bad word.  Google it!  You’ll find tons of people asking if it’s a bad word or even an insult. It reminds me when people thought t...

July 14, 2015

To help celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year I hosted a Facebook contest called,  “Who’s a Chingona in your life?” I received an outpouring of nominations, which made my heart sing!  A taste of some of my favorites are:

 

-Eva Arlene – Nominated her mother for battling breast cancer and making dresses for underprivileged kids around the world.

 

- Cynthia Cody- Nominated Rosa Canales, a singer, songwriter. Rosa is an Activist that has stood up for many people that normally wouldn’t have a voice.

 

-Luis Gonzales- Nominated his mom Brenda Maria Guerrero, a single mom that  raised 2 good hearted, smart and ambitious boys.

 

-Robbie Wilson- Nominated her wife Sharalyn Lawrence, who rose above hard circumstances and earn...

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