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How to: Empadronamiento – Empadronarse in Madrid 2017-18

What is it? 
The government keeps track on how many habitants live in each neighborhood which they compile a census record and municipal register in order to do so.

What is it useful for?
It is useful for many things including your NIE/TIE paperwork, pareja de hecho/getting married, applying for residency or social security and the list goes on. There is really no harm in getting it done because it is very quick and free.

Here is how to empadronarse in Madrid.

Steps:
1.  Go to Gestión de Citas through this link.
https://www-s.munimadrid.es/CitaNet/Principal.do

2.  Select these services through the drop down menus provided.
Tipo de servicio: Atención a la ciudadanía.
Gestión: PADRON
Oficina: (This is where you choose the office either closest to you, if you aren’t in a rush to get the paperwork done, or the place that has the soonest appointment time.) For this example, I have chosen Moncloa.

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3. Add all of your personal data for your selected appointment.

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4. The following page you will confirm all the information and click “Crear Cita”.
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5. And soon you will get a follow up email stating the time and place of your appointment.

What to bring: 
-Original and copy of your passport or NIE/TIE card
-Original and copy of your renter’s contract*
-A completed Autorización de Empadronamiento form that you can get at this link.
https://sede.madrid.es/UnidadesDescentralizadas/UDCEstadistica/TramitesMunicipales/Staticfile/Hojapadronal201704.pdf

*It has to state the date and duration of the lease, the leaser’s full name and identification number (NIF) and your full name and identification number.

Some people have been asked for a piece of mail such as a utilities bill to be presented with their name and address however those cases are rare in my experience.

New Journeys, New Journals

I am so excited to announce that I have bought a ticket to Spain for a three week thriller. This is an amazing opportunity to create new memories and adventures before I ultimately go back to Seattle for the summer. My goal is to complete an art journal during my stay in Spain which will include – Galicia, Barcelona, Valencia, Cadiz and, of course, Madrid. ole!

New Journey, New Journal

New Journeys, New Journals

The Killer Heels Exhibit – Brooklyn, NY

Killer Heels Shoe

Killer Heels Shoe

I was fortunate enough to visit The Killer Heels exhibit while they were still on display at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. It was a surprisingly large exhibit with over four rooms and 160+ shoes –  ranging from historic sixteenth century shoes to contemporary RTW heels.

Killer Heels Shoe

Killer Heels Shoe

Killer Heels Shoe

Killer Heels Shoe

Killer Heels Shoe

Killer Heels Shoe

Killer Heels Shoe

Killer Heels Shoe

Killer Heels Shoe

Killer Heels Shoe

I recommend going if the exhibit is headed to a city near you!

Lesson on Portraits – Charcoal on Newsprint

I have always avoided drawing people, well, in particular; their eyes, lips…noses… basically the whole entire face. And unfortunately this week was all about portraits in my drawing course. I was completely terrified, but after my professor explained some simple rules of drawing faces, I was eager to try.

Portrait Practice - Charcoal on 18X24" Newsprint

Portrait Practice – Charcoal on 18X24″ Newsprint

She eased us into it by putting dramatic lighting on our live models so they would be easier to draw. I kept starting over so I wasn’t able to complete a full portrait but every time I restarted I learned something new about drawing faces so i don’t regret it.

First progress shot

First progress shot

Second progress shot

Second progress shot

Charcoal on 12x18" Newsprint

Charcoal on 12×18″ Newsprint

That night I went home and practiced on an image I found online… I was completely amazed by my progress in one day.

I would love to see other people’s portrait work.