Sunday, February 27, 2011

Pull a rabbit out of a head

Ok it's alright with me

Ok it's alright with me some things are just meant to be
it never comes easily and when it does i'm already gone
i'm practically never still more likely to move until i end up alone at will
my life continues inching along

Ok it's alright to me some people are scared to see
what's happening frequently but I would never shy from a fight
heartbeat with a high demand often will go hand in hand
but i'm sick of just starting plans i wanna spend the rest of my life.
Eric Hutchinson


What would you think if I sang out of tune,
Would you stand up and walk out on me.
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song,
And I'll try not to sing out of key.
Oh I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mmm,I get high with a little help from my friends,
Mmm, I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends.

Sister Sister

My sister once told me "My hair color is toffee, my skin color is toffee and my eye color is toffee, what can I do I make people hungry!” Lucia Benavides is the queen of perfection or at least she tries. Let’s give it up for Muriel sister for being the complete opposite of Muriel… I love you toffee.

Dani B

Let's talk about Daniela Barata. Daniela Barata is part of Muriel's crew of besties. This crew is like Muriel's family. They have been together through the dark times and the darker times. But all these girls are all very different and, what can I say, Daniela is very particular. First of all she is the girl you love to hate in high school because she is so beautiful and seems to have all her shit worked out. Secondly, she is part of every sport team and part of every student organization.The ones who really know Daniela we know that she can make any guy fall madly in love with her, cause she knows how hot she is. The truth is that Daniela is just as messed up as the rest of us. We found out this out when she went to college (kidding). But Daniela will never stop making girls jealous and making men cry for her attention. I love dani b. She is the most loyal person in the world and the most loving. Dani b you got it going onnn!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Muriel is Famous

The Adventures of Fat Muriel

Muriel is a rabbit in real life, yet in the world of cyberspace she is a charming heroine, who narrates her intrepid adventures in the Big Apple.

This past January, Blanca Benavides, a junior and an illustration major at Parsons School of Design, created the blog “Las Aventuras de Fat Muriel en la Big Apple”- a Spanglish blog where she relates her day-to-day activities and thoughts through illustrations, under the pseudonym of her rabbit Muriel. “Sometimes you can be exceptional by being someone else. So when I draw as Muriel I feel I can do and say much more than by just being plain me,” Blanca says.

She portrays Muriel as a protagonist, who leads a life parallel to her own. In her art, she represents people who Muriel encounters, song lyrics that express Muriel’s feelings, and endeavors that capture Muriel’s unique sense of humor. From her attempts to be fit and try out a Tae-bo DVD to her “Valentine’s Day fail”, Muriel’s blog entries and illustrations manage to entertain her increasing number of followers and keep them tuned in for her upcoming escapades.

Every day new blogs are being created. Though this denotes new competition for bloggers, it also creates new opportunities for them. Through her blog, Blanca has been able to promulgate her art within minutes, communicate with other illustration bloggers, and gain a growing amount of recognition for her work- work that would have otherwise remained unseen by many.

In the sphere of interactive media, Muriel has become a reality, a projection of Blanca’s life as she perceives it, and an art form that is able to interact with its public.

By Mariale Espinoza


Muriel says:

Muriel says:

Stange World

Im a new soul
I came to a strange world
Hoping I could learn a bit about how to give and take
But since I came here, felt the joy and the fear
Finding myself making every possible mistake

perfect bliss

Of life at home he asks no more.
One of us two has found perfect bliss.

Natural-born Fools

Motelo Mama

“My people talk about a huge turtle called Motelo Mama.It is said that a piece of the rainforest grows on top of her and that when the land moves it is her waking up because her land is being disturbed.” Andy’s eyes got wide as he imagined the huge turtle moving.

The FIRE is in the eyes

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


more sketches

Sketches for book

I’m doing a children’s book about the Peruvian jungle and here are some of my sketches! The main characters name is going to be Andy and his grandfather is going to be named Raul.


Tae bo

So in an effort to stay in shape Muriel has been trying to do some Tae bo. Does she take a class in gym? NO. She bought a DVD. There has been complains filed by the person who live a floor below her and by the building in front of her because they say it is too distracting and a little pathetic. Muriel does not mind. She is a rebel. She will keep doing her DVD Tae bo.

Watch out people I am becoming a Pro!!

Hello, My Name Is

Walk Away

Once again Muriel is going to share details of her life that no one want to know. Muriel has decided that the good waters are no longer that GOOD. Maybe, just maybe some times you just have to walk away from a good old time.

But then come the weekend and...

Rabbit Heart

Here I am. a rabbit hearted girl
Frozen in the headlights
It seems I've made the final sacrifice
This is a gift, it comes with a prise
Who is the lamb and who is the knife?
Midas is a king and he hold me so tight
And turns me to gold in the sunlight

-florence and the machine

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Who is Muriel?

Muriel is actually a real live bunny. I bought her for 20 lukas in Peru. I was not in the best place in my life and I felt like I needed something that would have unconditional love for me. Muriel is my bunny and as it turns up he ended up being a he, but he loves me. (Creepy)

So one day I was seeing a superhero movie and I realized that sometimes you could be exceptional by just being someone else. So when I drew as Muriel I felt I could do and say much more than just being plain me. So I started to describe my adventures and my life through the name Muriel.

the girl with kaleidoscope eyes

I have a group of girls that I consider my family. Lucy is part of this family. Lucy is a one of those rare people who always seem to be happy and her happiness is contagious, its impossible not to see the world a little brighter when she is around. Thanks Lucy.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


desde que muriel vive sola ha tenido algunos percances. Ha roto mitad de su casa.

Flavia "llamenme ojitos" Bueno


Camila alias camilonchis ha sido mi amiga desde siempre algunas de nuestras frases favoritas son "dead man tell no tales, tales, tales." "mariele es una seca", "DEATH"y muchas mas. Somos un duo dinamico y siempre lo seremos. Camila ya tu sabes

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


The Taste Of Love Is Sweet
When Hearts Like Ours Meet
I Fell For You Like A Child
Oh, But The Fire Went Wild

Johnny Cash

they said "give us fire" but what happens when they burn

En el bulevar de los sueños rotos
vive una dama de poncho rojo,
pelo de plata y carne morena.
Mestiza ardiente de lengua libre,
gata valiente de piel de tigre
con voz de rayo de luna llena.
joaquin sabina

the fire is in the eyes

It Ain't Me, Babe

Go ’way from my window
Leave at your own chosen speed
I’m not the one you want, babe
I’m not the one you need
You say you’re lookin’ for someone
Never weak but always strong
To protect you an’ defend you
Whether you are right or wrong
Someone to open each and every door
But it ain’t me, babe

bob dylan

Thursday, February 3, 2011


El 2011 es el año de conejo. El conejo según el horóscopo chino  simboliza la gracia, los buenos modales, el consejo sano, la bondad y la sensibilidad. En el caso de Muriel ella es torpe, no vive una vida muy sana (la ultima vez que alguien la vio hacer un deporte tenia 18 y toma demasiada good waters ) es egocéntrica pero no se preocupen chicos tengo sensibilidad de sobra.

la bebida favorita de muriel

El ron Cartavio
Considero a el ron Cartavio uno de mis amigos mas fieles. Siempre estas ahí para mi cuando solo tengo 20 lukas , lo veo en todas mis fotos de senior year y su resaca me hace sentir en casa. Una de las cosas q mas extraño de lima es a ti, o gran amigo