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18 x 24 Mixed Media Original Painting on Canvas ($75)
email me at sgagos@aol.com if interested in this beauty

Although I’ve had the headache from hell, I’ve managed to create the above painting, open up my etsy shop, get a lot of self care in, and connect with others daily. For that I am truly grateful.

Etsy shop: http://www.healingtruthart.etsy.com


On another note, I saw that a fellow artist had a really cool list of things about herself on her website and thought why not! Some of this is fun, some deep, some very personal. I’m going to add this to the About Me page but figured I’d share it as a post too 🙂


Some tidbits about me:

I love Starbucks Soy Chai Tea, no water, no foam, X-tra Hot

I live in a small river town, which has lots of character. I could write a book about this place!

I have a dog named Shelly, who I rescued from a shelter 11 years ago, right after 9/11

I also own a male rabbit named Gia, who we thought was a a girl the first six months of his life, so the name stuck.

I have a 25 soon to be 26 year old daughter, fiery, fiesty, beautiful and big hearted girl.

I love fuzzy socks.


I can cook some really good Spanish food. I am Puerto Rican in case you didn’t know. I was born in NYC in 1969.

I’ve been writing screenplays since I was 11 and secretly wrote an episode for Family Ties before I even knew what screenwriting was. I’ve never finished a complete screenplay but it is on my bucket list.

I love to read, but don’t have the attention span in the last few years. I keep buying books anyway.

I love horror but as of late cannot watch too much of it. I’ve become more sensitive with age.

I have journals full of ramblings throughout the years, but sometimes I keep myself from writing and I don’t know why.

I don’t watch the news for the most part. I don’t read the newspaper either. I am deeply affected by crimes and a news story can have a major effect on me for days. I suspect I am an empath with a touch or perhaps more than a touch of PTSD.

I sing but don’t know any song in its entirety besides Amazing Grace.

My two favorite Broadway shows are Les Miserable, and Rent

I used to work for Trump, for about a month and I think I got fired for being too shlumpy ( I know, not a word, but you know what I mean). All I know is he came in to talk to my boss about something, he saw me in my shleppy outfit and I was fired soon after. Not bitter.

I worked at a hospital for a year in the Ob/Gyn clinic and then worked for ten years as a middle school teacher in the Bronx. In my first two years, I was almost jumped by a group of girls, had a desk flipped on my toe, got kicked by a boy while trying to break up a fight. I spent money every year to get books for my kids who read three to four grades below grade level. Despite all of the above shenanigans I ended up being a lead writing teacher and had other teachers come from other districts to watch me teach writing.

I co-directed and rewrote the movie of Grease as a play since we couldn’t afford to get the musical version for my the school. The show was a great success!

I love using weights and hate cardio.

I love spanish food, mexican food, italian food, yeah, I like food in general. Especially spicy food. I have a high tolerance for spice.

I love chunky mugs, and square plates.

I love turquoise and red.

I hate the summer, I don’t like to be hot.

I consider myself a woman of color and I have experienced discrimination in stores and restaurants early in my life.

I love pretty, I love beauty, I find pleasure in it.

I love to paint faces more than anything, can’t you tell?

I love makeup and I have a secret, well not so secret anymore, obsession with makeup tutorial videos

I have very curly hair, fine curly hair which is hard to manage. I won’t tell you how much my blow dryer cost.

I was married for 13 years, with him for 18 years. I was not happy.

I’ve only been in love once, but I am open to love again.

I love, love my Iphone and yes it sounds silly but I’d be really upset if it broke or I lost it. lol

I love taking pics of my art and sometimes I look at the photos and marvel. I marvel at how someone like me, a person who could only draw stick figures and lopsided houses, could make something beautiful with paint and paint brushes and other things.

I love myself more now than I ever did, but I am still quite hard on myself.

I suffer from chronic pain, but I still manage to do a lot with the little energy I have. I am grateful.

I love connecting with others, sharing my process, my life, my insights. Connection is very important to me and when I feel isolated I become depressed.

I’ve learned how to set good boundaries which is a gift to myself and anyone I am in relationship with.

I need the energy of others. When I put something out into the world, a video, a course etc. if I don’t get any feedback, my wounded self comes up and I feel invisible, unimportant, irrelevant etc. Working on this as I do not want to define myself through others.

I practice self care but not as much as I need to. Apparently I need a lot of it, with the work that I do. It’s important.

I am pretty funny.

I once convinced the one hold out juror during jury duty after much entailed argument and explanation of the facts, to change his vote. My philosophy professor said I should have been a lawyer.

I am in love with every single being I’ve had the pleasure of facilitating in a course, or in my sanctuary or any artist who I get to be touched by. I feel love every darn day in my online communities and it feels good. I also feel a lot of love in my personal life. My friends and family rock too!


Also, totally unrelated, I have a new video of me having fun with my new Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate, enjoy!