During the second week of ART110, I had the pleasure of meeting Ana Gomez. She is 19 years old and is from Maywood, CA. Her major is Psychology and this is her second year at CSULB. She loves soccer and wants to try out for the CSULB soccer team but she doesn’t know if she’ll be able to balance school, work and soccer. She works part time at Dominos and she spends most of her paycheck on makeup. She really loves makeup and the color purple.
After our conversation we realized we share many things in common.vWe found out we live on the same street, Atlantic Ave just in different cities. I am from Compton, CA and the two crossing streets are Alondra and Atlantic and Ana’s are Slauson and Atlantic. We share common roots from the beautiful state of Michoacán in Mexico. Her dad is from there and both of my parents are from Michoacán too. We both love the same type of music and enjoy dancing to it. Also, Ana and I have thing for dogs. She has a Chihuahua named Calcetin, which is kind of funny because it means sock in Spanish.
The question for this week was, “What type of art has had the most influence on where you are today?” We both agreed Music is the type of art that has had the most influence on us. Ana said “music is the type of art that has influenced me the most and has shaped me into who I am.” She explained how she can relate to many songs and how she has been in similar situations. Songs in which she find a connection help her express herself especially when she sings. Music has helped her get through tough time because it lets her know something better is coming her way.
Ana’s Website: https://anamgomez1221.wordpress.com