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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Thank you for passing by!!!

Hello!! My name is Dulce!! I'm 18 years old and I'm from Jalisco, Mexico but I'm currently living in California, United States. I study Peace and Conflicts at University of California, Berkeley. Go Bears!
I love to draw!!! Ever since I was small I had a natural passion for drawing and almost everything that has to do with art. I'm kind of crazy but Im nice :) ... at least that what I believe :P
I really love when people try to figure out what my drawings mean or why did I draw what I drew ;P it's really interesting to hear their theories :)…
    I am Dulce.
    Not kidding, that is my name.
    It might not be reflected on my personality, but it can be reflected on what I eat. Pretty much give me anything that's sweet--and that is not hard candy mint flavor or dried ginger--and I will eat it. From fruits, pastries, candies, and ice-creams: if they have sugar, they are edible.
    Because of my name sometimes I am tempted to introduce myself by singing "El ritmo que traigo es azucar. Azucar pa ti!" (Kumbia Kings "Azuquitar"), but living in a predominantly English-speaking space, the chances that they will get my joke are pretty low.
    Not being able to present myself as I want because of language barrier, makes me think about the difference between Dulce speaking Spanish and Dulce speaking English. Both are different people.
    In Spanish I think faster. I am a better leader and allow myself to have longer conversations: I'm not afraid to talk. In Spanish, I feel at home and I am in a comfortable atmosphere.
    In English, sometimes it takes so long to remember a word or to form a sentence that by the time I arrange my thoughts... my time to talk has passed.
     But Dulce is Dulce. You might think of Dolce and Gabanna, the traditional dulce de leche, or just some foreign thing that happens to translate as "sweet" or "candy."
    For these reasons, I feel that "Candy de Xocolate" is a proper name for my blog.
Candy is not only a translation of my name, but a reason of my name. My mom loves this "cartoon" (anime) call Candy Candy. It is pretty old. It was showed in Canal 5 back in Mexico. She liked the anime so much that she named me Dulce, translation of Candy because she did not wanted to sound to "Americanized." I thank her so much for not naming me Candy! Thanks to my mother's love for that "cartoon" I was introduced to anime. I LOVE anime with a passion--yeap, I am an Otaku.
    Sometimes, when people ask me for my name, they ask me what kind of dulce am I. "Are you dulce de leche, fresa...?" I like to say that I am chocolate.
    Chocolate is such an awesome thing.
    Chocolate begins as cacao, a bitter food, not appealing. You have to work with it through various processeses in order to make it into those delicious chocolate bars. That is how I feel life is like. You sometimes have horrible challenges, but you have to work with them, be patient and dedicate yourself to solve the problem and then, at the end, you can get awesome results!
   Chocolate is not only gives us a life lesson. It has a history of coming and being used by our Mexican ancestors. Chocolate is so present in Mexican culture that it was call el manjar de los Dioses!
  Chocolate breaks some language barriers. If you read the word in English, Spanish, or Japanese, we all know what you are talking about. You might pronounce it chocolate, choklet, or chokolato... they all mean **chocolate**!
   Plus, chocolate is brown, like me! I could have said that I am a dulce de leche, but I do not have fair skin... I am not pinkesh to be dulce de leche... I could have said I am dulce de caramelo... and I did thought like that.. but I couldn't find caramel as symbolically rich as chocolate. And yeah, that's why I am a dulce de chocolate.
  Oh, why the "X"? Because among Xicanos, the "X" is so central to our identification with our indigenous roots. For instance, Jalisco was not "Jalisco," before it was called "Xalisco"--that is the original name until people decided that "J" was better... and thus, forgot about the indigenous root of a name--what a shame, names are so sacred as to be changed like that. I also like to identify with indigenous identity because, when living back in Mexico, I used to work in the fields and I had the honor to work with many indigenous people. Until now, I have never met anyone who knows such wise and interesting ideas as my community back in Mexico did. I still sometimes wonder how they knew so many things!
    Now, you might be thinking, "well, you said this was a self description, not a biography," but I just thought this needed to be done in order to describe myself. I am someone who likes to conversate a lot. I tend to like to entertain people. I am proud of my roots. I am an Otaku, a slight obsession with Asian culture, especially Japan and South and North Korea. I am an artist. I am a singer. I am Mexican, Chicana, Latina, Tapatia. I am passionate about social change. I am a citizen of the world.


Peacock Identity by CandyDeChocolate
Peacock Identity
Through my art piece, I explore my identity as the Other in a foreign setting. This identity often makes feel like a peacock because it does not matter whether I am female or male, the mere fact that I look and talk differently makes me a performer and the reasons why people remember me. I substituted the peacock’s tail for a pear cactus because of a Mexican saying that translates to, “you wear a pear cactus on your forehead.” Pear cactuses are very common in Mexico and its cuisine. For this reason, this phrase points out that an individual’s Mexican race is always visible even if the individual tries to act like a foreigner or takes over another country’s traditions. The background is made out of newspaper to represent the United States, its English language, and its structural system. I also included human made structures such as buildings and roads in order to represent the capitalist and consumerist culture in United States. Coming from a setting where there are many natural landscapes and where people, rather than focusing on accumulating, aim to just survive, I am still not use to the “American” lifestyle. Therefore, these are some of the ways in which I express the complexity of my identity: of who I am and how I am seeing
Mi identidad de elote by CandyDeChocolate
Mi identidad de elote
Corn is such a central part of Latinoamerica that I take that as part of my identity. My ancestors believed that humanity was made out of corn, I am corn, and in my days when I lived in Mexico, I worked in planting corn, creating and sustaining humanity.
Despite living in the United States, I am still corn, opening my insides to build a better place, sacrificing my being for a social change.
Love Cage by CandyDeChocolate
Love Cage

**English in the bottom. Español al principio**


Me da miedo
que dependa tanto en ti
al punto que no me importa
lo que hagas de mi.

Me da miedo
lo que me convierto 
cuando estoy junto a ti.
Y me da miedo,
la influencia que tienes en mi.

Me quieras o no,
me haces tu gorrión--
vulnerable a tu recuerdo,
a tus palabras,
a tu voz...

Me hago dócil. 

Me atrapas--
me dejo atrapar--
me enjaulas,
te dejo cortar mis alas.

Eres una pesadilla
cubierta en chocolate,
un demonio
que me invita a envolverme
en este sentimiento agridulce.

Aunque rompas mi corazón,
no me importa el daño.
Las piezas son hermosas,
como de cristal.

Te amo,
y te tengo en mi mente.
Te odio,
y te sigo pensando.

Me odio
por pensarte
y entre más te pienso
más te quiero.

Me tortura tu recuerdo,
tu maldito recuerdo.

Y aún así,
sigo pintando
tus días de color.
Continuó dedicando
a ti mi canción.

Sigo atrapada
en la jaula de tu amor--
en esa jaula que me conduce
a la obsesión.


It makes me afraid
how much I depend on you
to the point that I do not care
what you do of me.

It makes me afraid
what I become when I am with you.
And it makes me afraid
the influence you have in me.

Whether you like me or not,
you make me your bird--
vulnerable to your memory,
your words,
your voice...

I become docile.

You catch me--
I let you catch me--
You trapp me,
I let you cut my wings.

You are a nightmare
cover in chocolate,
a demon
that invites me
to this bittersweet feeling.

Even if you break my heart,
I do not care about the pain.
The pieces are beautiful,
like crystals.

I love you
and I have you in my mind.
I hate you
and I continue thinking about you.

I hate myself
for thinking about you
and the more I think about you,
the more I want you.

Your memory tortures me,
your fucking memory.

And yet,
I still color
your days of color.
I continue dedicating
my song to you.

I continue trapped
in your love cage--
in this cage that leads me
to obsession.


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seika Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015   Artist
thanks for the llama!

AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy birthday!Hug
AbyssalSerpent Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
:airborne:Happy birthday Dulce!:party:
AbyssalSerpent Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
We just felt a moderate earthquake. Are you alright?
CandyDeChocolate Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes! Thank you for asking! How about you???
AbyssalSerpent Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Still a little shocked but I'm okay thanks. =)
CandyDeChocolate Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good! Me I tripped while running outside xD you know, Valley High is having their saddies right now and some kids tried to run out of the cafeteria so it kind of they got stocked xD I dont know, I was just told that cuz I did not went :P
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dichan85 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
llama for llama??? 100% return!!!
7,592 Badges sent, 7,577 Badges received :llama:
CandyDeChocolate Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
okay! :)
dichan85 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!!! :iconllamajumpplz:
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