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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

  • Reply Ruthy

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

    April 2, 2012 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Lyosha

    awesome art!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

    April 2, 2012 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply Prerana

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

    April 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply If Curves Could Talk (Stefanie)

    My favorite movie is Beaches!

    April 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply the creation of beauty is art.

    Oh my goodness, what gorgeous pieces of art! She is so talented!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

    April 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply Sofia Lascurain

    She’s so talented!
    xx s
    http://www.my-philosophie.com

    April 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm
  • Reply BellaVida Letty

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

    April 2, 2012 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply lasophia

    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.

    April 2, 2012 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Mónica C. Welton

    awesome work!!!!
    Love,
    http://www.chicksinfeathers.co.cc

    April 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply EJC

    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

    http://www.stilettobeats.com

    April 2, 2012 at 10:59 pm
  • Reply Vianca Mercedes

    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
    http://www.viancamercedescollection.blogspot.com

    April 2, 2012 at 11:59 pm
  • Reply Giuliana

    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

    April 3, 2012 at 6:43 am
  • Reply Elisabeth.

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

    xx from

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

    April 3, 2012 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Natalia

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    April 3, 2012 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Natalia

    her work is great!!

    kisses.

    http://myvintagememoirs.blogspot.com

    April 3, 2012 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Reptilia

    Really interesting interview! These draws are so creative!!

    http://www.justreptilia.com

    xx

    April 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply KAT VALDEZ

    My fave movie is Titanic and Mean Girls! Haha 🙂

    April 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply Ana Gallo

    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

    April 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm
  • Reply Eva U

    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

    April 3, 2012 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply megan

    My favorite movie is Dream Alittle Dream

    April 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm
  • Reply Karlene S.

    love this! my favorite movie is definitely Donnie Darko 🙂

    April 4, 2012 at 6:26 am
  • Reply DreamyWeirdoo

    My favourite movie is “One Day”, it’s a very touching love story and one I would recommend for everyone.

    April 4, 2012 at 8:06 am
  • Reply Emma

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

    April 4, 2012 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Joka

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

    April 4, 2012 at 12:49 pm
  • Reply thestyleflux

    Lovin the unique and extraordinary artwork! 😉

    Kaye Awatin
    http://thestyleflux.blogspot.com

    April 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm
  • Reply Francesca

    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 😀
    kisses
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

    April 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Desiree @ Mano y Metal

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

    April 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply melitta

    awesome work, I’m so impressed!!!
    my fav movie is Dirty dancing 🙂

    April 4, 2012 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply M

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

    April 4, 2012 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply Nancy Rodriguez

    What wonderful prints…love the wolves.

    April 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Rude And Not Ginger

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

    April 4, 2012 at 10:18 pm
  • Reply Arien Plutonidades

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

    April 4, 2012 at 11:29 pm
  • Reply TopHat

    My favorite movie is Pixar’s Up!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

    April 5, 2012 at 12:28 am
  • Reply Maegan Morin

    My favorite movie is and will always be Selena 😀

    megnate at telus dot net

    April 5, 2012 at 6:26 am
  • Reply Anonymous

    Bucket List.

    kathyross75@yahoo.com

    April 5, 2012 at 8:11 am
  • Reply Rockstar by me

    buenos cuadros, todos son preciosos!

    besos

    April 5, 2012 at 9:01 am
  • Reply Amanda

    the notebook.

    April 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply beauty2glam

    Her paintings are amazing!!!

    April 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply she_buzz

    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’.

    April 5, 2012 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply Bee W Bedard

    Love Beaches

    April 6, 2012 at 3:37 am
  • Reply Samantha Oh

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

    April 7, 2012 at 12:58 am
  • Reply Karen from Trendy Feeling.

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

    April 9, 2012 at 1:48 am
  • Reply Elizabeth

    My favorite movie is eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

    April 10, 2012 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Sunnie

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

    April 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm
  • Reply Kimberly Higgins

    I love Titanic =]

    April 11, 2012 at 11:11 pm
  • Reply HollyClayBuck

    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.

    April 13, 2012 at 4:34 am
  • Reply Ashley Morrissey

    My favorite movies are Quentin Tarantino and Tim Burton films!

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

    April 13, 2012 at 6:45 am
  • Reply Shauna Wyspianski

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

    April 14, 2012 at 3:44 am
  • Reply techgurl

    Tin Man

    April 14, 2012 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply Kelynnma

    Monster Inc!!

    April 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm
  • Reply Dana B.

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

    April 15, 2012 at 5:20 pm
  • Reply Jeanette J

    My favorite movie is John Carpenter’s The Thing

    April 15, 2012 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply Noe Ruiz

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

    http://www.noemakeupsevilla.blogspot.com

    April 22, 2012 at 1:30 pm
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