My name is Blanca Estela Gomez Santiago. I was born on the 7 of July 1978 in the town of San Antonio Arrazola Xoxocotlan Oaxaca. When I was 11 years old I began helping a senora with her children. I really wanted to paint. The senora had an artisania store and she agreed to teach me to paint. In the beginning it was very difficult but little by little I learned and the years passed.
When I was 21 a friend invited me to come to San Miguel de Allende to paint tin boxes. I painted the boxes in the same style I learned in Oaxaca. Then I got married and had two children. I began painting for Sra Heidi and I hope to continue for a long time.