Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) The Museum of Latin American Art is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art.

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MOLAA will be hosting a Plein Air Drawing Workshop lead by teaching-artist Maria Guadalupe Mannanal on Saturday Septembe...
09/15/2021

MOLAA will be hosting a Plein Air Drawing Workshop lead by teaching-artist Maria Guadalupe Mannanal on Saturday September 18th!

Materials will be provided by MOLAA. Featured medium & support: Graphite on Paper. To sign up head to the link in our bio!

Registered participants will meet in person in MOLAA's Lobby, Saturday September, 18th 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

MOLAA will be hosting a Plein Air Drawing Workshop lead by teaching-artist Maria Guadalupe Mannanal on Saturday September 18th!

Materials will be provided by MOLAA. Featured medium & support: Graphite on Paper. To sign up head to the link in our bio!

Registered participants will meet in person in MOLAA's Lobby, Saturday September, 18th 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Jackelyn Barajas (1961)De izquierda a derechas 1-2-3, 199539.5 x 27.5 inch (h x w)acrylic on wood#WomensWednesday #MOLAA
09/15/2021

Jackelyn Barajas (1961)
De izquierda a derechas 1-2-3, 1995

39.5 x 27.5 inch (h x w)
acrylic on wood

#WomensWednesday #MOLAA

Jackelyn Barajas (1961)
De izquierda a derechas 1-2-3, 1995

39.5 x 27.5 inch (h x w)
acrylic on wood

#WomensWednesday #MOLAA

Today we are celebrating the beginning of Latinx Heritage Month by wishing a happy independence day to Costa Rica, El Sa...
09/15/2021

Today we are celebrating the beginning of Latinx Heritage Month by wishing a happy independence day to Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

If you'd like to participate in some of our Latinx Heritage events save the following dates!

9/17 - Art for Lunch
9/19 - Virtual Tour of Judy Baca's Exhibit
9/30 - Latinx Heritage Presentation: "Chinese Mexicans and Mexicanidad"
10/9 - Latino Comic Expo (Online)
10/17 - Day of the Dead Celebration

#LatinxHeritageMonth2021 #LatinAmerica #IndependenceDay

Today we are celebrating the beginning of Latinx Heritage Month by wishing a happy independence day to Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

If you'd like to participate in some of our Latinx Heritage events save the following dates!

9/17 - Art for Lunch
9/19 - Virtual Tour of Judy Baca's Exhibit
9/30 - Latinx Heritage Presentation: "Chinese Mexicans and Mexicanidad"
10/9 - Latino Comic Expo (Online)
10/17 - Day of the Dead Celebration

#LatinxHeritageMonth2021 #LatinAmerica #IndependenceDay

Hi! This Friday, September 17th, 2021 we are hosting a virtual event, hosted by the MOLAA Docent Guild! The conversation...
09/15/2021

Hi! This Friday, September 17th, 2021 we are hosting a virtual event, hosted by the MOLAA Docent Guild! The conversation will open up discussions about different topics in the arts: trends, artworks from the collection, Latin American and Latinx Arts.

Join us at this free event! 😀
Time of the event: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Zoom Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Mh_FJU-QRoq_1VJl8XCOZw

Hi! This Friday, September 17th, 2021 we are hosting a virtual event, hosted by the MOLAA Docent Guild! The conversation will open up discussions about different topics in the arts: trends, artworks from the collection, Latin American and Latinx Arts.

Join us at this free event! 😀
Time of the event: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Zoom Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Mh_FJU-QRoq_1VJl8XCOZw

09/14/2021

Are you familiar with Long Beach Gives?

❤️Long Beach Gives inspires our city to come together to support the mission-critical work of nonprofits making a difference in Long Beach and we're so grateful to be a part of it for the second year in a row!

Join us on September 23rd (10 days!) Click the link in our bio to donate to MOLAA, or any of the 200+ non-profits participating this year! Your donation helps support our community.

#MOLAA #LongBeachGives

Long Beach Gives is a 24-hour online giving day that will take place on Thursday, September 23rd. Together, we can reach...
09/13/2021

Long Beach Gives is a 24-hour online giving day that will take place on Thursday, September 23rd. Together, we can reach our goal of raising $2 million to support the work of 200+ nonprofits in your Long Beach community.

But! Don't forget early giving starts TODAY, September 13th! you can head to the link in our bio and find our donation page!

At MOLAA we are looking raise money for community programs such as our Day of the Dead festivals!

#LongBeachGives #NonprofitOrganization #WeAreLongBeach #LongBeachCa #ThisIsLB #WeLoveLB #LBC #Communidad #CommunityFirst

Long Beach Gives is a 24-hour online giving day that will take place on Thursday, September 23rd. Together, we can reach our goal of raising $2 million to support the work of 200+ nonprofits in your Long Beach community.

But! Don't forget early giving starts TODAY, September 13th! you can head to the link in our bio and find our donation page!

At MOLAA we are looking raise money for community programs such as our Day of the Dead festivals!

#LongBeachGives #NonprofitOrganization #WeAreLongBeach #LongBeachCa #ThisIsLB #WeLoveLB #LBC #Communidad #CommunityFirst

⌛Let's go back to 1976 – 1983⌛ Judy Baca a muralist and initiator of the “Great Wall of Los Angeles Mural Project” - Dev...
09/11/2021

⌛Let's go back to 1976 – 1983⌛

Judy Baca a muralist and initiator of the “Great Wall of Los Angeles Mural Project” - Developed a
participatory public monument and public education project on ethnic history of the United States incorporating
over 400 youth, 100 scholars, and 40 artist assistants in summer programs in 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983 to
create a 1/2-mile-long mural focused on women’s history and marginalized ethnic histories.
#JudyBaca #MOLAA #BACAxMOLAA #LongBeach

⌛Let's go back to 1976 – 1983⌛

Judy Baca a muralist and initiator of the “Great Wall of Los Angeles Mural Project” - Developed a
participatory public monument and public education project on ethnic history of the United States incorporating
over 400 youth, 100 scholars, and 40 artist assistants in summer programs in 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983 to
create a 1/2-mile-long mural focused on women’s history and marginalized ethnic histories.
#JudyBaca #MOLAA #BACAxMOLAA #LongBeach

#JudyBacaFriday“The Birth of the Vision of the Heart,” detail study drawing from the Matriarchal Mural: When God Was a W...
09/10/2021

#JudyBacaFriday

“The Birth of the Vision of the Heart,” detail study drawing from the Matriarchal Mural: When God Was a Woman, 1981-2020
Final coloration, color pencil on paper.

Judith F. Baca (The United States, b. 1946)
H 29 x W 35 inches

#BACAxMOLAA #JudyBaca #MOLAA #LongBeach #Chicana #ChicanaArt

#JudyBacaFriday

“The Birth of the Vision of the Heart,” detail study drawing from the Matriarchal Mural: When God Was a Woman, 1981-2020
Final coloration, color pencil on paper.

Judith F. Baca (The United States, b. 1946)
H 29 x W 35 inches

#BACAxMOLAA #JudyBaca #MOLAA #LongBeach #Chicana #ChicanaArt

Last day to submit an entry for a chance to be the lucky winner. You could win 4 tickets to this weekend's concert in th...
09/09/2021

Last day to submit an entry for a chance to be the lucky winner. You could win 4 tickets to this weekend's concert in the sculpture garden! ($160 dollar value!)

If you'd like to submit an entry, email us at [email protected]! Make sure to write "Ticket giveaway" in the subject line! We will be drawing a winner end of the day today!

Not yet a member? Sign up today at https://molaa.org/become-a-member and then enter for a chance to win!

Last day to submit an entry for a chance to be the lucky winner. You could win 4 tickets to this weekend's concert in the sculpture garden! ($160 dollar value!)

If you'd like to submit an entry, email us at [email protected]! Make sure to write "Ticket giveaway" in the subject line! We will be drawing a winner end of the day today!

Not yet a member? Sign up today at https://molaa.org/become-a-member and then enter for a chance to win!

MOLAA has the honor of being one of the 200+ non-profits participating in Long Beach Gives this year. If you'd like to f...
09/09/2021

MOLAA has the honor of being one of the 200+ non-profits participating in Long Beach Gives this year. If you'd like to find out more information on how you can donat you can head to longbeachgives.org

MOLAA has the honor of being one of the 200+ non-profits participating in Long Beach Gives this year. If you'd like to find out more information on how you can donat you can head to longbeachgives.org

Update! MOLAA Members, don't forget to submit an entry for a chance to win 4 tickets to this weekend's concert in the sc...
09/08/2021
Become A Member — MOLAA | Museum of Latin American Art

Update! MOLAA Members, don't forget to submit an entry for a chance to win 4 tickets to this weekend's concert in the sculpture garden!

If you'd like to submit an entry email us at [email protected]! Make sure to write "Ticket giveaway" in the subject line! We will be drawing a winner this Thursday!

Not yet a member? Sign up today at https://molaa.org/become-a-member and then enter for a chance to win!

Become a member and experience the breadth of art, culture and community MOLAA has to offer. Be the first to see our exhibitions, receive exclusive invitations to a variety of events an enjoy discounts to local retailers, all while supporting Latin American and Latino art in our community.

Patssi Valdez (1951)Broken, 199248 x 36 inch (h x w)acrylic on canvasInternationally acclaimed Valdez is best known for ...
09/08/2021

Patssi Valdez (1951)
Broken, 1992

48 x 36 inch (h x w)
acrylic on canvas

Internationally acclaimed Valdez is best known for her vibrant paintings, installations, and early performance work with the avant-garde art group ASCO, of which she is a founding member. Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Valdez received her BFA from the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. Her paintings make use of saturated colors and depict domestic interiors in a floating, dream-like, surreal manner. In tandem, these elements create a sense of movement and psychic energy in her work. Her paintings function as portraits of an internal world in a maelstrom, revealing an intimate look into internal emotions and thoughts.

Building dream-like and intimate domestic worlds, Patssi Valdez often utilizes the still-life as self-portrait. She theatrically transforms dining tables and other household surfaces into stages, with dynamic textiles that frame or reveal chaotic and emotional tableaus. A founding member of the Chicanx experimental art group ASCO, Valdez continues to incorporate popular imagery and religious and cultural symbolism in her solo work which, since 1995, has consisted of these highly charged, surreal easel paintings.

#WomensWednesday #MOLAA

Patssi Valdez (1951)
Broken, 1992

48 x 36 inch (h x w)
acrylic on canvas

Internationally acclaimed Valdez is best known for her vibrant paintings, installations, and early performance work with the avant-garde art group ASCO, of which she is a founding member. Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Valdez received her BFA from the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. Her paintings make use of saturated colors and depict domestic interiors in a floating, dream-like, surreal manner. In tandem, these elements create a sense of movement and psychic energy in her work. Her paintings function as portraits of an internal world in a maelstrom, revealing an intimate look into internal emotions and thoughts.

Building dream-like and intimate domestic worlds, Patssi Valdez often utilizes the still-life as self-portrait. She theatrically transforms dining tables and other household surfaces into stages, with dynamic textiles that frame or reveal chaotic and emotional tableaus. A founding member of the Chicanx experimental art group ASCO, Valdez continues to incorporate popular imagery and religious and cultural symbolism in her solo work which, since 1995, has consisted of these highly charged, surreal easel paintings.

#WomensWednesday #MOLAA

Calling all MOLAA members! We are running a ticket giveaway for an outdoor concert, featuring Hula, in MOLAA's Sculpture...
09/07/2021

Calling all MOLAA members! We are running a ticket giveaway for an outdoor concert, featuring Hula, in MOLAA's Sculpture garden! (Sept. 11th 7-9 p.m.)

We have FOUR tickets to give away to ONE lucky MOLAA member. If you'd like to submit an entry email us at [email protected]! Make sure to write "Ticket giveaway" in the subject line! We will be drawing a winner this Thursday!

Not yet a member? Sign up today at https://molaa.org/become-a-member and then enter for a chance to win!

Calling all MOLAA members! We are running a ticket giveaway for an outdoor concert, featuring Hula, in MOLAA's Sculpture garden! (Sept. 11th 7-9 p.m.)

We have FOUR tickets to give away to ONE lucky MOLAA member. If you'd like to submit an entry email us at [email protected]a.org! Make sure to write "Ticket giveaway" in the subject line! We will be drawing a winner this Thursday!

Not yet a member? Sign up today at https://molaa.org/become-a-member and then enter for a chance to win!

It is with great sorrow that we honor the memory of Chicana artist Yolanda M. López, who passed away this weekend. Learn...
09/07/2021

It is with great sorrow that we honor the memory of Chicana artist Yolanda M. López, who passed away this weekend. Learn more about her and the impact she had in the Chicano art movement here http://ow.ly/aX7A30rTfMo

Portrait of the artist as Guadalupe, 1978
Image: @smithsonian

It is with great sorrow that we honor the memory of Chicana artist Yolanda M. López, who passed away this weekend. Learn more about her and the impact she had in the Chicano art movement here http://ow.ly/aX7A30rTfMo

Portrait of the artist as Guadalupe, 1978
Image: @smithsonian

#FreeSundaysTitled "First and Second" this 2019 piece by Gabriella Sanchez, is made up of Acrylic, Oil Stick, Oil Pastel...
09/05/2021

#FreeSundays

Titled "First and Second" this 2019 piece by Gabriella Sanchez, is made up of Acrylic, Oil Stick, Oil Pastel, Screenprints, and Archival pigment prints on canvas.

You can see this and more of Partial Pictures at MOLAA through January 2022!

#FreeSundays

Titled "First and Second" this 2019 piece by Gabriella Sanchez, is made up of Acrylic, Oil Stick, Oil Pastel, Screenprints, and Archival pigment prints on canvas.

You can see this and more of Partial Pictures at MOLAA through January 2022!

MOLAA has met its match! Thanks to a generous, anonymous donor, every dollar raised during Long Beach Gives will be matc...
09/04/2021

MOLAA has met its match!

Thanks to a generous, anonymous donor, every dollar raised during Long Beach Gives will be matched up to $10,000! Your gift of any size will automatically be doubled. Mark your calendars and make a difference on September 23 for Long Beach Gives Day.

Pssst! Early giving starts September 13th and you can head to the link in our bio to find out more about @LongBeachGives, our museum, and the kinds of programming we're raising money for!

MOLAA has met its match!

Thanks to a generous, anonymous donor, every dollar raised during Long Beach Gives will be matched up to $10,000! Your gift of any size will automatically be doubled. Mark your calendars and make a difference on September 23 for Long Beach Gives Day.

Pssst! Early giving starts September 13th and you can head to the link in our bio to find out more about @LongBeachGives, our museum, and the kinds of programming we're raising money for!

Hijas de Juarez. 2006.21.5″x13″x19″Acrylic paint, mixed media, urethane on ceramic sculptureJudy Baca created this work ...
09/03/2021

Hijas de Juarez. 2006.
21.5″x13″x19″
Acrylic paint, mixed media, urethane on ceramic sculpture

Judy Baca created this work is in response to the 400 women murdered in the Juarez region in Mexico.

#JudyBaca #MOLAA #BACAxMOLAA #LongBeach

A group of people take in Gabriella Sanchez's mixed media piece, "Portals", created in 2020 this work is made up of acry...
09/02/2021

A group of people take in Gabriella Sanchez's mixed media piece, "Portals", created in 2020 this work is made up of acrylic, spray paint, oil pastel, photographic prints on aluminum, zinc link chain, and metal wire.

You can see this and more for Free on Sundays!
#GabriellaSanchez #PartialPictures #MOLAA

A group of people take in Gabriella Sanchez's mixed media piece, "Portals", created in 2020 this work is made up of acrylic, spray paint, oil pastel, photographic prints on aluminum, zinc link chain, and metal wire.

You can see this and more for Free on Sundays!
#GabriellaSanchez #PartialPictures #MOLAA

Raquel Paiewonsky (1969)Me veo y no me siento, 199822 x 20 inch (h x w)Mixed Media on CanvasBorn in Puerto Plata, Domini...
09/01/2021

Raquel Paiewonsky (1969)
Me veo y no me siento, 1998

22 x 20 inch (h x w)
Mixed Media on Canvas

Born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Paiewonsky graduated in 1991 from the Altos de Chavón School of Design in La Romana. She then would move to New York City, where she lived and worked for a decade, studying at Parsons The New School for Design. After returning to the Dominican Republic she settled in Santo Domingo. Paiewonsky’s work explores the human body as a container that absorbs and reflects the cultural constructions and stereotypes that exist in society, and how our nature is affected in the rapidly changing environment of contemporary life. This investigation in her work explores the veiled violence that is enforced and perpetuated by the social, political, and interpersonal systems that we exist in. Her work is part of the Daros-Latinoamérica collection, Zürich, Suiza; The RISD Museum, Rhode Island; Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California; and the Centro León, Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Raquel Paiewonsky is interested in the body as a platform through which to explore the socio- political impact of issues related to race, ethnicity, and gender from a uniquely Dominican perspective. Highlighting, isolating, or repeating certain physical attributes, Paiewonsky distorts the figure as an expression of the struggle to build an identity in environments shaped by cultural stereotypes and colonial histories. The highly textured and often disjointed works are simultaneously fascinating and repelling, pushing us to confront our own ideas about women in contemporary society.

#WomensWednesday #MOLAA

Raquel Paiewonsky (1969)
Me veo y no me siento, 1998

22 x 20 inch (h x w)
Mixed Media on Canvas

Born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Paiewonsky graduated in 1991 from the Altos de Chavón School of Design in La Romana. She then would move to New York City, where she lived and worked for a decade, studying at Parsons The New School for Design. After returning to the Dominican Republic she settled in Santo Domingo. Paiewonsky’s work explores the human body as a container that absorbs and reflects the cultural constructions and stereotypes that exist in society, and how our nature is affected in the rapidly changing environment of contemporary life. This investigation in her work explores the veiled violence that is enforced and perpetuated by the social, political, and interpersonal systems that we exist in. Her work is part of the Daros-Latinoamérica collection, Zürich, Suiza; The RISD Museum, Rhode Island; Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California; and the Centro León, Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Raquel Paiewonsky is interested in the body as a platform through which to explore the socio- political impact of issues related to race, ethnicity, and gender from a uniquely Dominican perspective. Highlighting, isolating, or repeating certain physical attributes, Paiewonsky distorts the figure as an expression of the struggle to build an identity in environments shaped by cultural stereotypes and colonial histories. The highly textured and often disjointed works are simultaneously fascinating and repelling, pushing us to confront our own ideas about women in contemporary society.

#WomensWednesday #MOLAA

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We Need Your Help! Please Signup As A Volunteer Today! Help save lives and keep our communities safe! We need both medical and non-medical tech support teams. Will you join us? We are calling on tech-savvy Latinx to help community members signup for vaccines and other critical resources. We need volunteers for various activities, from providing an inclusive virtual space for teaching introductory computer/internet skills, combating disinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, and helping our Abuelo/as navigate the online vaccine websites so they can schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Doctors, residents, and health care professional students who speak Spanish can be credible sources of information and debunk the many myths about the vaccine. Without tech-savvy Spanish-speaking volunteers, most are unable to navigate the complex and often daunting registration websites. Easy access is the best way to overcome hesitancy, and we provide virtual hand-in-hand assistance to those facing barriers. In the Latino immigrant community, word of mouth is essential, and there is no more “trusted messenger” than your friend or family. So, let’s get the vaccine to those who are eager to get it, and let them encourage their friends and family to get vaccinated as well. This is where we need to go to vaccinate. Working with trusted community organizations and leaders through digital outreach, we can make vaccines easily accessible. There is a long tradition of successful outreach by bilingual and bicultural healthcare workers (also known as promotores) to Latino immigrants. We are here to expand and support their work as digital promotores. Vaccine messaging, in Spanish, needs to say loud and clear that the vaccine is available to everyone, regardless of immigration or health insurance status, and that their information is protected and will never be shared with ICE. We convey complicated information in simple terms so they can make an informed decision. We do not try to convince them of what we believe. Our job is to provide the knowledge in an environment that is safe, understanding, open, and non-judgmental. Continuing the current approach is unjust and unfair to Latino immigrants. High transmission rates in communities with low vaccination rates will only increase the likelihood that the virus will mutate, negatively affecting us all. Please sign up as a volunteer for the Digital Compañero Program, where you can play an active role in helping the Latinx community get vaccinated by remotely reaching out to community members at home. The "4 Pilares" that guide our digital outreach and "sesiones de empoderamiento." 1) Empowerment through active listening, motivational interviewing, and teaching. 2) Convey complicated information in simple terms so they can make an informed decision. We do not try to convince them of what we believe. Our job is to provide the knowledge in an environment that is safe, understanding, open, and non-judgmental. 3) A commitment to engaging people with a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach that builds respect and mutual understanding. 4) Community members as teachers: A Vaccine Ambassador is a volunteer from the community who provides education about vaccine efficacy by sharing personal reasons for confidence in the vaccine based on real-world experience. This can only be accomplished if we join together. With your help, we can save lives and protect nuestra comunidad. ​Latino Coalition Against COVID-19​ 👉🏽 http://bit.ly/lcac19 The Digital Compañero Program 👉🏽 http://bit.ly/digital-companero
TONIGHT! VIRTUAL ART SALON on FRIDA KHALO with GREGORIO LUKE (English) Saturday, March 20th at 6:00. Join Gregorio and me tonight on Zoom. Settle back with a glass of wine and be inspired by this amazing woman. Her art, her fashion, her politics. Presentation followed by discussion and Q & A. It will be a delightful evening. Go to his website at gregoriolukelive.com for the link or click below. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/frida-kahlo-a-new-look-by-gregorio-luke-march-20th-tickets-143991078191?fbclid=IwAR3te1CElW46IY1KVSKyGgNe8_vcOuREnXONXKbwNO-a10lGED2a2VTL_rs
12 Hours of Argentine band Reynols in Minneapolis! [Midway Contemporary Art]
Check out these auditions for a Spanish language production at the Long Beach Playhouse! https://fb.me/e/3z5hz8ZCY
I took on the @molaaart (Museum of Latin American Art) challenge of recreating images from their permanent collection, but i used my phone (stylo5) versus using household materials instead. This is my rendition of Rafael Coronel's "Hombre Con Sombrero"...Rafael was the son-in-law of infamous Mexican Muralist Diego Rivera. . . . . . #latinamericanart #hombreconsombrero #rafaelcoronel #lgstylo5 #mexico #arte
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LatinX Fairy Tale book just started its KickStarter campaign, please support if you can.
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Metros 'The Good TroLL''s beLLs aRe toLLing; leT's scroLL. & Re-sPEc-tiVe goALs aRe wHat's Up! 8th gr. yr. ___________ In the poem above, I tried to use the letter S as many times as i could in brief and each time i used it it had to be a different style of S. The S in Metros is a name. Many greek names end in S. I think its a thing. I, myself, am of part Greek/Cypriot and of Puerto Rican parents and my name is Xristos, which is greek for Christ i believe. I brought that up to show how my name, being Greek, ends in S as well. The S in bells shows plurals The S in the good troll's shows possession Then the other apostrophe S's; one means "is," (what's up) the other means "us." (Let's scroll.) The word "goals" is kind of hypothetical so there is my hypothetical S. not to mention, i thought goals sounded like a double L word which a goal was to use A few LL words in the poem also. The word "respective" could be an "S" word but it has "re" in front of it. So "re" then an S word that isnt a word in the first place. What the heck is "spective" and how do i do it in the first place. Furthermore, how do i "spec" if i remove the "tive". So its a word that's not a word unless its spectacles. re-glasses? Re'see? The other LL words I didnt use was the word "tell" because i used the word "Let" which is "tell" backwards. Also, i didn't use "roll" because i used the word "scroll." i think scroll is an old word with a new meaning. Scroll is an LL and an S word. 8th gr. yr. is Eighth grade year. I didnt know how to spell 8th and wondered if the abbreviation for grade and year was correct or even legal. Also, i wrote this in the 8th grade. So i kind of gave it a date time and place. I actually wrote it in the eighth grade Imagery: two young trolls afraid of being late to class because the Good Troll or principle of their school can be cruel. Kind if like a good witch or anything evil by nature doing a good job at it. Its a horror story because i believed trolls lived in a dark world. I don't know what the character "^" is used for and the amperstamp always seemed vulgar to me. There are many characters on my phone that i do not use and it keeps me flabbergasted. i ought to look them up and learn to use them but they just seem so foreign. I also tried to make sure the poem used less than or around one hundred characters while involving all i wanted to.