Working on a new graphic and it kind of reminds me of tio Tomas. It’s the Indian show when nothing else was on air!
I’m working on this new logo inspired by the old Indian head test pattern that used to run back in the day when TV stations would sign off. It was like the little Indian show when nothing else was on air. In a sense that’s what Tiahui Picture Company is right now, as media on the fringes that exists alternatively. I was going to add even more of a Xikano twist to this and make the Indian head a Mexica Indian head but when I changed this one it reminded me of my uncle Tomas.
March meeting is always packed there at their home/tipi grounds and it’s always cold. That time I remember it was freezing and I was sitting in the caboose of the tipi with my bros Cisco and JoJo. Crowdog was a little late and ended up in the caboose right across from us. Even when they offered him a warmer spot he still roughed it out in the caboose. But I remember they were conducting some business for the Teocalli and we were watching Crowdog who went out to the car and came back in with a headdress. We were like “What’s this guy doing?” But he walked over to Uncle Tomas and placed the headdress in front of him saying “That’s for your people!”
I remember when Uncle Tomas was singing those four songs in the morning he put that headdress on and it looked a little big over his eyes. To this day I still remember that morning and him jamming out those songs with that headdress on… still one of the greatest memories I have around these ceremonial wayz!
So you see I was going to give the logo more of a Xikano twist but seeing Tio Tomas in the Indian head it’s like there’s still a Xikano there. Now if only I could figure out how to hack a TV station… N8TIVE Unity Yo!
Thankful that my Grandma is doing better and gaining her strength one day at a time. We are very hopeful and pray for her health and happiness. The other day our Grupo Xochitl in Pueblo, Colorado was able to come together and share a few dances for her. It was good to see her having a good day in the sunshine there at her little house in Dogpatch. She even got an Eagle feather that day! My little sister took this picture. Tlazo to Grupo Xochitl for coming together for our Abuelita. Cultura Cura!!
My Grandpo said hito get your camera and take our picture and I did which is another picture of them sitting together with their little dog Pepe in the living room. Then I turned my camera on a kiss. It wasn’t quite the 10 sec smooch that he gave her the other morning, but my Grandpo gave my Grandma a few kisses today and I just happened to catch this one.
Balancing my life of a professional and just a human being, I often find myself posting personal stuff around professional settings. I know that I should draw a line between the two but sometimes I can’t help it or just do it anyway.
Right now I find myself trying to focus on my work but my Grandma is so much on my mind. You see she is sick right now in the hospital. I try to work but thoughts drift back to her. I think so much of who I am and my values were shaped by grandparents and the love that they gave me. Even in my screenwriting or picture-taking I often find myself drawing upon those krazy stories and ideas that I gained from cherished talks with my Grandma in her little run-down kitchen.
I guess I should try to get some work done, just taking a moment to reflect upon my Grandma and sending her good thoughts for a hopeful recovery there in the hospital… The family is very worried for her =(
Thank you to my Grandma and my Mom, well my gramps and my pops too. I am struggling a bit right now as I rewrite, do freelance work and work towards my other projects. But they came together and helped me get this site up so It can help me with my work and I am very appreciative -Tlazo Kamti
P.S. working on a kickstarter campaign but I’ll take donations till it’s up as well. But if anything just keep stopping by to see what I’m working on