Mireya Vela

writer and artist

Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to look at my art work. I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I was in kindergarten the first time I was recognized for my illustrations; I won first place in a school contest. This seems like such a Read more…


Thoughts on Death

I’ve been thinking about death a lot. My father-in-law passed away in late November. Watching my husband go through this process with his own father, made me miss my own family but it also made me realize what I have with Dan (husband). I watched him fight for his dad’s Read more…


Life Begins and Ends with a Woman

All life begins and often ends with a woman. Whether that woman consciously chose to start a life or whether that life was forced on her. It still begins with her. Inside her is a nugget of what will be a man, with the world at their fingers, with their Read more…


Moths in her Hair

The image of “Moths in her Hair” reminds me of a poem by Betsy Scholl. Lullaby in Blue Betsy Sholl The child takes her first journey through the inner blue world of her mother’s body, blue veins, blue eyes, frail petal lids. Beyond that unborn brackish world so deep it Read more…