To remember growing up on Kingsville, Texas.
To encourage pride in the Mexican American heritage.
To portray life in a mexican family
To relive memories of growing up near the Mexican border
She wants to get a better view of the horned toad.
She wants to see what's on the end of the stick.
She doesn't want to get bitten by fire ants.
She has holes in her shoes, and the ground is very hot.
He needs them for another dish he will make.
He doesn't have anything else to do.
He is trying to sharpen his knife.
They would hurt your mouth if you ate them.
They are available only at vacation resorts.
People eat them when the winter food supply runs out.
They taste so bad.
Mothers fix them when they can't think of anything else to cook.
The furniture is covered with empanadas.
The family must stand in order to make the empanadas correctly.
The family is getting ready to dance.
The chairs have been moved outside for a party.
There are not many people in the picture.
Everyone is dancing.
Many dogs are playing in the yard.
Carmen has a big family.
Family members dancing together.
They show unhappy events in the painter's life.
They show children and adults together.
They show celebrations of special events.
They show special events from the painter's life.
That everyone is rich.
That it gets very hot in Texas.
That her family is big.
That closeness in the family is important.
By practicing every day.
By watching other artisits.
By painting Easter eggs.
By observing family celebrations.
She is used to having them around.
They remind her of happy family events.
She likes the way they are displayed.
She has a strong affection for them.
New clothing styles
Mexican American culture
Rooms in her house.