Monday, April 2, 2012

Meet MJ of MJ Lindo Art


Buenos Dias readers! Today, I would like to introduce to you, a new friend of mine, MJ Lindo. I stumbled across MJ a few months ago while browsing the #Latina on instagram. Now I usually browse hashtags that I can relate to, like my ethnicity, where i live, my favorite tv show, etc. Something that I find annoying is that more than often, when I use #Latina, I get waaaaay too much TNA, and not enough art, culture, food, photography, etc. Anyways, I was SO pleased to have stumbled into MJ! Truly a blessing to find her and her work, there is something so raw and sincere about the women  she draws. 

MJ is from the Bay Area, USA. She is a lover of tattoos, graffitti, and most things art related. We've done a brief interview, presented below. Hope you enjoy and most importantly, are inspired by her words and amazing art.

N: What inspires you?
MJ: Too much! Hahaha…I’m mostly inspired by culture though.

N: Have you always been this good at drawing and painting? Like a natural born talent,or have you practiced to perfect your art?
MJ: I’m consistently trying to improve but I don’t remember ever not doing some type of art. I’ve moved around a lot so art is something that I’ve been able to keep with me.

N: Can you explain the symbolism in your art?
MJ: Symbolism in my art is different for each viewer. People see things in my art that I never see, I just let people take what they want from my work.

N: Can you describe the women you paint, where do their emotions come from?Son historias reales or fiction?
MJ: The women I paint are mixture of women I know, look up to, or just stories I want to translate into some thing I can understand.

N: Where do you see yourself in five years?
MJ: It’s hard for me to think that far in advance…hopefully I’ll still have my arms so still painting hopefully!

N: Any words of advice/tips for people who want to express their creativity, but don't know how?
MJ: I am the worst advice giver…I guess I would suggest experimenting with different mediums until something sticks.


MJ is going to give one lucky Nina on the Moon reader, a giclee print of the illustration pictured below! :)




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54 comments :

  1. She has such beautiful paintings. I love the way she captures women in those paintings.

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  2. grt post
    nd ma favourite movie is
    p.s i love you, titanic, what happened in vegas, sex and d city, nd many more :)

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  3. She's so talented!
    xx s
    www.my-philosophie.com

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  4. Wow, she is so talented. Her work is beautiful and amazing.

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  5. Muy lindo, MJ. I had to ask my boyfriend if he knew her, if she was on of his ex-girlfriends. He said no, so I really like her now. haha.

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  6. awesome work!!!!
    Love,
    www.chicksinfeathers.co.cc

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  7. These works are STUNNING! wow talk about talent. Thank you for the sweet comment, I absolutely love your blog! Following you follow back please.

    xo
    ejc

    www.stilettobeats.com

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  8. WOW!!! WOW!!! Her work is absolutely amaizing... Im in love with her work. Thank You! So much for sharing her work with us.

    xoxo,
    Vianca Mercedes
    www.viancamercedescollection.blogspot.com

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  9. Amazing and super inspirational photos! It's nice to know you're canadian.. I actually lived in Canada for some time (Vancouver and Toronto) and wish I could have stayed, I love Canada very much.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm now following your via Bloglovin'!

    Love,
    -Giuliana
    http://www.suededreamsinc.com

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  10. Hi beautiful!! I follow u via google +, twitter and facebook ! (: Follow back?

    xx from

    http://www.princesuka.blogspot.com.es/

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  12. her work is great!!

    kisses.

    http://myvintagememoirs.blogspot.com

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  13. Really interesting interview! These draws are so creative!!

    http://www.justreptilia.com

    xx

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  14. My fave movie is Titanic and Mean Girls! Haha :)

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  15. Me encanto su trabajo! Muy inspirador, siempre me ha gustado la pintura y las de ella son genniales! Soy de Aguascalientes, México, sobre la falda la compre en Zara, así como la mayoria de las prendas en mi closet jaja.. Saludos y gracias por visitar mi blog XX

    Ana

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  16. Without hesitation my favorite movie is "The Count Of Monte Cristo". It is a romantic drama, more importantly it captures intrigue, mystery, appeal and the acting by Jim Caviezel is exemplary. Synopsis of the film - GOOD always reigns victorious.

    emu839(at)gmail(dot)com
    eva marie urban

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  17. My favorite movie is Dream Alittle Dream

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  18. love this! my favorite movie is definitely Donnie Darko :)

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  19. My favourite movie is "One Day", it's a very touching love story and one I would recommend for everyone.

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  20. Love your artwork! Its amazing! My favorite movie is Tombstone, Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday woooo!

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  21. I love old movies
    my faved movis is in ou\r translation, Somewhen and now
    its about 4 different girls who raise togerther :)

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  22. Lovin the unique and extraordinary artwork! ;)

    Kaye Awatin
    http://thestyleflux.blogspot.com

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  23. love this post and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

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  24. wow! I love her work!
    So awesome Nina bella the wonderful latinas you feature!
    xoxo.
    Des.

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  25. awesome work, I'm so impressed!!!
    my fav movie is Dirty dancing :)

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  26. The art is fantastic! I love the spanish influence! My favorite movie is The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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  27. What wonderful prints...love the wolves.

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    1. My favorite movie would be fast & the furious.

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  28. One of my favourites is a campy movie-Jawbreaker. Love it & I love this artwork!
    kdent2@indy.rr.com

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  29. Hi sweetie!
    I didn't know her but she's so talented!!
    I love the one with wolves!
    xxx

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  30. My favorite movie is Pixar's Up!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  31. My favorite movie is and will always be Selena :D

    megnate at telus dot net

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  32. Bucket List.

    kathyross75@yahoo.com

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  33. buenos cuadros, todos son preciosos!

    besos

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  34. WOw, I love your work. And my name is Nina, too :)
    My favorite movie... hmm, hard to say, I'm from Balkans, and most of my favorite movies are local, but let's say that I would be Hitckocks 'The Rope'.

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  35. My favorite book is Pulp Fiction!
    John Travolta, Uma Thurman, and Samuel Jackson <3
    Its' a must see!

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  36. Me encantan las facciones de las mujeres que pintan, estan super definidas y que talento!!!
    Espero ganar =) My favorite movie is Black Swan!
    XX

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  37. My favorite movie is eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

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  38. These are beautiful pictues! I love Pulp fiction
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  39. I love Titanic =]

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  40. My favorite movie is the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I can't say how many times I've seen it but I cry every single stinking time.

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  41. My favorite movies are Quentin Tarantino and Tim Burton films!

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey
    ashummz05(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. Not much of a movie person, but love the oldie dirty dancing, and also the childrens movie Coraline!

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  43. My favorite movie is FIDO. Best zombie movie ever, not scary at all. :)
    danabeeman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. My favorite movie is John Carpenter's The Thing

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  45. Me parece que esta chica tiene mucho arte como si dice aquí en Sevilla!! me encantaría colgar todos sus cuadros en mi casa!!

    www.noemakeupsevilla.blogspot.com

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