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Rachel Matos is a museum lecturer and educator, exhibited portrait artist, independent curator and lifestyle blogger. She is originally from New York and resides in Los Angeles.

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Coming soon: ParaNorman

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Not too long ago, we were invited to meet the amazing animators and master minds behind the upcoming film ParaNorman. As you can clearly see, we had the best time ever. We were flown to Oregon and were welcomed by the talented team at LAIKA Studios with a behind the scenes glimpse of stop-motion magic. ParaNorman is a 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from the folks who brought you Coraline. Norman is a bit of a ghost whisperer in a townRead More ...

The Rescue: Inspired by ParaNorman

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My son and I were given the opportunity to visit the set of ParaNorman – a new stop-motion film by LAIKA studios that is currently in the works to hit theaters in August. We learned a lot about stop-motion animation. Wow! It is quite a process. We were so inspired we could not wait to get home and create a little video ourselves as part of our homeschooling art project. Of course, all I had in mind was a simple,Read More ...

Kickin’ It With Disney

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My son loves martial arts. He can talk about Bruce Lee and Jet Li for days. When we were invited to meet the cast from Disney’s Kickin’ It, how could we say no? We got to hang out at the Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy to chat with the cast  Dylan Riley Snyder, Alex Jones, Jason Earles, Mateo Arias and Olivia Holt. We even got to see a demonstration by Leo Howard! It was interesting to learn about the actorsRead More ...

Disneyland Celebrates Three Kings Day…and we were there!

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Editor´s note: As we announced last week, for the first time ever the Disneyland Resort is observing Three Kings Day as part of their celebration of holidays. I (Ana) wasn´t able to attend since I´m still in El Salvador with the family, but we asked our friend Rachel Matos of TheArtMuse.net to attend with her son and tell us all about it! I’m Latina and I’m Catholic. Can you believe that we never celebrated Three Kings Day? A Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian family with noRead More ...

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules {Giveaway}

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“Greg Heffley is about to learn that there may be something scarier than middle school – his own family” The Heffley brothers are back in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules on Blu-ray and DVD. The film is the second installment based on the best-selling books, and is packed with hilarity as the brothers continue to find their way through these difficult tween and teen years. Except this time, middle school was not as bad, and Rodrick proved toRead More ...

Sports Illustrated Kids: 3D Sports Blast {Giveaway}

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Between my sports loving family and my passion for photography, the fun started as soon as we opened the book Sports Illustrated Kids:  3D Sports Blastand put on our 3d glasses. It certainly is an “in your face” experience starting with three dimensional karate chops and basketball dunks taken by stereographer David Klutho. Now, when I think of a 3D experience it usually means a backdrop with one or two giant images popping off the screen or page. In thisRead More ...

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