A note from the artist...
I have been drawing and painting all my life. I grew up around art - taking classes on weekends and during the summer and just letting myself absorb all the art around me as much as I could. I love to add a sense of pop culture or history and really integrating it into my pieces. I thoroughly believe that all art tells a story, whether it be a piece of pottery or a fashion illustration. Everything has a meaning pertaining to the world around us and tells a unique story. "A picture is worth a thousand words" as I like to think about it. As far as my future in art goes, my dream is to go into fashion design and hopefully attend the Fashion Institute of Technology, but I still have a few more years left in high school before that happens. To all aspiring artists, musicians, scientists, teachers, Olympic hopefuls, or basically anyone who has a dream, I have come to realize that anything is possible as long as you don't give up. As teenagers and children, we have so much potential for our future.
By Carlos Morales
I used to eat catrachitas when I was in Honduras. My grandma showed me how to make them. When I eat them, it makes me feel like I am in heaven. I also like them because they make me remember my past.
1 package tortillas
1 can of black beans
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2/3 cup of shredded American cheese
spice (hot sauce)
How to make catrachitas?
1) First step you heat the pan.
2) Second, you put the oil in the pan.
3) Third you fry the tortillas until they’re brown.
4) Fourth that open the can of beans.
5) After that fry them up for 5 minutes in separate pan.
6) Then, put the beans on the tortillas.
7) The last step: we put the cheese on top of the beans.
There it is. Enjoy!!