Photography by Emmanual Oquendo
Over 22 years ago, my family and I went to a fair at our church. The Youth Group Pastor came up to us and asked me if I would fill in for the face painter who couldn’t make it? I said I would try. My first ever face paint was of Winnie the Pooh. I still remember the girl who’s hand I painted and the experience. Since then I’ve painted over 1000 happy customers. I’m lucky to have this gift and these experiences!
(La) Orquidia Rivera Ramos was born in N.J. After graduating from High School she joined the United States Marine Corps. Orquidia has a B.S. in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources. She has donated her time and money to many events, charities and causes. Mother of one, and with a passion for art that everyone can see and feel.
On October 27, 2018 my daughter and significant other had expressed their enjoyment of a story I wrote about Halloween. They both encouraged me to keep going, so I decided to write a book. WHERE is a sci-fi adventure book based on the characters mentioned in the story and then some. I hope you all enjoy my book. Book 2: The Ancestral Path is coming soon!