Photoshoot for xela’s “Revista Por.no” (art & design) 

they featured my work in their last edition 

art direction and photography by sandielopez 

Sandie’s short bio:

"My work is digital and analog, most of my work is conceptual, i use masks, flowers, paint and more elements to achieve a magic surreal effect."

links to her work:






Kiriban para lilalolx777, que es la seguidora 500 de este Ask.

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De paso, cree a Guatemala Originario que no lo tenía en mente <3

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Central America, 1825-1838

September 15 is Independence Day in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. And if you’ve ever wondered why all those countries have such similar looking flags, it’s because they were all once part of the same country. The Federal Republic of Central America only lasted for 15 years, but all five successor states kept using the blue-white-blue tricolour. 

There were tweaks of course, but they were usually minimal. El Salvador and Nicaragua’s flags are nearly indistinguishable from each other and from the original flag. They both even still say “America Central” on them. Meanwhile Honduras literally just kept flying the old Central American flag for another 30 years. Today Costa Rica’s is the most different; they added a big red stripe during the Revolutions of 1848.

(designer: Louis-Michel Aury)

Drones, Lasers Help Archaeologists Study Ancient Mayan Ruins


Archaeologists studying Mayan ruins have taken inspiration from nocturnal bats flying above, using drones to scan the ancient temples from an entirely new viewpoint. The remote-controlled quadcopters have proven so useful, in fact, that researchers have assembled enough footage to create a 3D model of the site hidden deep in the jungle.

Researchers from the University of California San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute coordinated with a team of archaeologists and drone experts to document the Mayan archaeological site of El Zotz in northern Guatemala. Remnants from the pre-Columbian civilization are still largely unexcavated in part because the best way to view the large stone structures in humid, forested jungle is by air. Read more.

If Latin America had not been pillaged by the U.S. capital since its independence, millions of desperate workers would not now be coming here in such numbers to reclaim a share of that wealth; and if the United States is today the world’s richest nation, it is in part because of the sweat and blood of the copper workers of Chile, the tin miners of Bolivia, the fruit pickers of Guatemala and Honduras, the cane cutters of Cuba, the oil workers of Venezuela and Mexico, the pharmaceutical workers of Puerto Rico, the ranch hands of Costa Rica and Argentina, the West Indians who died building the Panama Canal, and the Panamanians who maintained it.
—  Juan Gonzalez - Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America

Guatemala, agosto 2014

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Serves: 6-8 / Para 6 a 8 porciones



  •  5 cups of fresh Strawberries / 5 tazas de fresa fresca.
  • 1 cup of water / 1 taza de agua.
  • 1½ cups of sugar / 1½ tazas de azúcar.
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract / 1 cucharadita de extracto de vainilla.
  • 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice / 1-2 cucharadas de jugo de limón.



  1.  Add water and strawberries to a mixer. Pulse until mixture has a smooth consistency / Agrega el agua y las fresas a la licuadora, y déjalo mezclarse hasta que tenga una consistencia suave.
  2. If you don’t like the seeds, Place the pureed strawberries in a strainer over a bowl. Discard anything left seeds in the strainer / Coloca el puré o mezcla de las fresas en un coladora para extraer las semillas.
  3. When you are done, add sugar, vanilla, and the lemon juice to the pureed strawberries in the bowl. Whisk until sugar is dissolved / Cuando termines, agrega el azúcar, la vainilla y el jugo de limón a las fresas en un recipiente grande, mezcla hasta que el azúcar se disuelva.
  4. Freeze until the strawberries are almost iced, then with a spatula or a spoon break and mix until there are just hail ice. Repeat 4 times this process every 5 hours for a more firm sorbet / Refrigera hasta que este puré de fresas este casi hielo y luego con una espátula o cuchara grande, rompe el hielo y muévelo hasta que quede como granizada. Repite cada 5 horas unas 4 veces, dependiendo de lo firme que quieras tu sorbete.

 Hope you like it, 

    with love