On November 5, 2011, in order to illustrate an article on Spanish Wikipedia I was working on, I searched and found a copy of Girl crocheting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. I retrieved the painting from WikiPaintings.
Pierre Auguste Renoir was a French artist, and was a leading painter of the Impressionist style. As a young boy, he worked in a porcelain factory. His drawing skills were early recognized, and he was soon employed to create designs on the fine china. He also painted decorations on fans before beginning art school. He moved to Paris in 1862 to study art, where he met Frederic Bazille, Claude Monet, and Alfred Sisley, all great impressionist painters. By 1864, he was exhibiting works at the Paris Salon, but his works went largely unnoticed for the next ten years, mostly in part to the disorder caused by the Franco-Prussian War.
Girl crocheting is a Impressionist painting completed approximately in 1875, belonging to Renoir's artworks for Association with Impressionists. Today it can be found at Clark Art Institute.
Ciudad Quesada is the city where I was raised. My father lives in there. As an amateur photographer, and willing to make his photos available under a free license, he took some pictures of the city and handed them to me so they can be used to illustrate Wikipedia. Since then, I have published on Wikimedia Commons other pictures taken by him, all of them under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Costa Rica license.
Ciudad Quesada (formerly La Unión) is the capital of the district of Quesada in the canton of San Carlos in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica. Although Ciudad Quesada is the official name, it is commonly called San Carlos (like the canton) so as to generalize the whole area. Nevertheless, Ciudad Quesada is the most populated city of the canton of San Carlos. The city is the region's economic and political center. This is especially true with regards to economic agriculture and dairy activity. Ciudad Quesada and adjacent areas produces 65% of all the milk that the nation of Costa Rica utilizes.
On November 13, 2011, I uploaded a few pictures I took on 2010 at Ciudad Quesada. These photos depict the Municipal Band during Culture Day 2010.
These aren't the brightest of the works, but I appreciate my own creations and am very happy to published them as free cultural works.
I took these pictures by chance (or fate, perhaps). A friend invited me to go with her to watch the band. She had my camera in her purse (she borrowed it a few days before). She handed it to me and told me "Why don't you take some pictures". And that's it.
The first photo I uploaded from Flickr depicts presidents Dilma Rousseff and Hugo Chávez in a press statement at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela. I was very excited about the idea of uploading free pictures from a source as big as Flickr.
Since then, I have uploaded a lot of pictures, most of them depicting people I admire, such as Jacob Appelbaum and Richard Stallman.
I've made a few templates:
On March 2012, I was looking for Oxygen icons here on Wikimedia Commons. I found so few, and I thought it wasn't good. So, I downloaded the latest version of the icons at the time and uploaded them all with Commonist.
At first I wasn't sure if it was good or bad to upload over 1,000 files, so I asked on IRC. I can't remember now who instructed me, but they told it was okay: icon sets are allowed on Wikimedia Commons and Oxygen icons are released under the GNU Lesser General Public License v3 by their copyright holders: Nuno Pinheiro, David Vignoni, David Miller, Johann Ollivier Lapeyre, Kenneth Wimer, and Riccardo Iaconelli.
I uploaded them by sets - just like they were in the source package. From that time, I fell in love with Commonist. What a nice tool!
In its website there are free screenshots of Trisquel GNU/Linux. I uploaded almost all of them, which depict the distro since its earlier versions, as they were published under the GNU Free Documentation License v1.3 by The Trisquel Project.
Trisquel is a fully free GNU/Linux based operating system for home users, small enterprises and educational centers. It is one of my favorites. As it is fully free software, I trust on every piece of it.
However, I am a little bit paranoic, and I support the cypherpunk movement. So, what I mostly use is The Amnesic Incognito Live System, the most secure distro so far. It isn't designed for daily use, but I use it daily anyway, even to edit Wikimedia projects. There are many other reasons I use it, and I think everyone should.
As I like it so much, I took some screenshots of Tails and uploaded them to Commons.
On May 16, 2012, I found someone made a category for files about the Occupy Chicago manifestation, but there wasn't any file on it. Another opportunity to prove myself.
I took a couple of hours to find and upload photos about Occupy Chicago on Flickr. There were so many, so I operated the File Upload Bot to do it. However, today I prefer to uploaded them myself. I think it is better for Wikimedia Commons if every file from Flickr is reviewed by a human - something inhuman, I know…
I was very pleased to upload over 90 photos about Occupy Chicago. Many protestors found their way into Wikimedia.
REQUEST FOR ADMINSHIP
On October 23, 2012, Morning Sunshine nominated me to adminship. However, it was unsuccessful.
Nevertheless, it was a very rich experience and I learned a lot.
On January 25, 2013, I started an article in Spanish about Cantonese Wikipedia. However, there weren't any screenshot of this Wikipedia here on Wikimedia Commons. I took one of its main page, uploaded it, and used it on the article.
Easier to say than to do. I mean, to take a screenshot is very easy, but to credit every part of it was very difficult. I credited every user that edited the page in chronological order, added a link to every file on it, and explained properly every copyright information. This takes a lot of time, but it's fun.
A few screenshots more of other Wikipedias, and I realized that my job was not done. I'll be coming back with more files like these.
I love Baroque music! I decided to upload sheets and audio files from The Mutopia Project, and I'll be doing it from time to time.
I've written a few subtitles:
I've made a couple of userboxes: