Last One to Leave, Please Turn Off the Lights

There have been so many big life changes since I last posted. I plan on resuming my blogging once again now that things have settled down a little bit. In the meantime you can listen to my appearance on the Porchlight Storytelling Series Podcast. I collaborated with my dad to tell a story about OJ Simpson and my 8th Grade Graduation. You can download the mp3 HERE

It was a thrill to be invited by the host of the podcast Beth Lisick. She’s been one of my favorite writers since high school and I got her to officiate my re-graduation from the 8th grade. It was a dream come true! Thanks Beth!

I’ll be back soon!

 

Peace,

Rio

El Rio’s Valentine’s Day Cards 2015

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Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my friends and lovers! El Rio’s Valentine’s Day Cards are back in the mix to get their kicks! This is the 9th year of my cards and it’s turned into my longest running project yet. Enjoy! As always, please post these cards on the pages of your online friends, craigslist booty calls, instagram crushes, sanchas, OK Cupid regrets, and people you sext on snapchat. To see a complete collection of El Rio’s Valentine’s Day Cardsvisit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elrio/sets/72157594533338379/

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Gloria

King

Mousie

Moz

NWA

Selena

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Peace,

Rio

Visions at Twilight

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I also wanted to share a few photos from my annual Dia de los Muertos photoshoot with Mayra HellaBreezy Ramirez. We had an interesting time working with the theme of eviction and Mayra bravely went knee deep into the freezing ocean for me. A big thanks to Miguel Bounce Perez for creating the sign that we used. You can see the full album HERE.

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Peace,

Rio

Selena Ouija — Tejana Oracle

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Continuing with my ongoing Board Game series is the Selena Ouija. The first edition of Selena Ouija is available exclusively through MACLA’s Community Supported Arts program. Each board/print comes with a Selena-themed planchette that allows you to divine messages from the beyond. Of all the board games I’ve designed so far this was the most fun and interesting to do research on. The real and fabricated story of the Ouija’s inventor William Fuld is fascinating. Get one tonight at MACLA’s CSA party! More info: http://maclaarte.org/artist-resources/csa-program/

planchettesheetPeace,

Rio