Pirates at school

Los piratas en Japón - Maria J Cuesta

Los piratas en Japón – Maria J Cuesta

I came back to my school a few years later. I was there on a “meet the author” workshop.

I studied there for 13 years, and visiting the school again, brought thousands of memories to my mind.

We had a very funny session with 3rd grade. We travelled to Japan, we learnt japanese, we practiced to pick up sushi with sticks and we crafted origami dolls.

Thanks a lot!
I will come back soon!
Los piratas en Japón - Maria J Cuesta

Los piratas en Japón – Maria J Cuesta

Los piratas en Japón - Maria J Cuesta   Los piratas en Japón - Maria J Cuesta

Orchestra Ladders Sketchbook



SketchbookProject MariaJCuesta

SketchbookProject MariaJCuesta

Orchestra Ladders MariaJCuesta sketchbookproject

Orchestra Ladders MariaJCuesta sketchbookproject

I just sent to the Brooklyn Art Library in Nueva York an original sketchbook. It will also be available online (I will post the link here in May 2015), and it will tour around 50 cities in the USA.

The tour will start on May 8 from New York and can be checked here.

You can see the cover and a peep of the inside in here…


Robots Maria J Cuesta Botjoy

Did you find a BotJoy? How to activate and use it?

Botjoy MariaJCuesta

What would you like to do that you did not dare to do yet?

#BotJoy are robots programmed to help. The world needs more Bots because for some reason (that frankly I don’t completely understand) they seem to help.

How to use it:

1. Activate your robot taking a picture of it with something you love or a selfie with it, or a pic of the bot in a special place and upload it to any social network with hashtag #botjoy and tag @botjoy and @mariajcuesta

Send me an email with the pic to mjcuesta@Outlook.com  subject ROBOT ACTIVATION.

2. Let your bot know you better by letting him being with you in your room, in your window, in your pocket or wherever you are.

3. Listen carefully when you need him. Your robot will use his special power to give you some courage to face the things you didn’t dare.

4. Take your bot wherever you go to get some Help whenever you need it and wherever you are.


You will be able to follow in my Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts where I leave the bots. As I frequently travel around Spain, it could be Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Badajoz, Valladolid, Salamanca, Bilbao… potentially anywhere 🙂

Also if you think you know of somebody that could benefit from a robot in Spain (hospital, kids with special needs associations, etc.) please let me know and let’s find a way to get them some bots.  🙂


To learn more about the international BotJoy army, and his original creator Gary Hirsch visit http://www.botjoy.com/201410/bot-army

www.botjoy.com  #botjoy @botjoy www.mariajcuesta.com @MariaJCuesta