Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Spring is on my mind.

Collage and ink on paper.


We had a fun & casual dinner party at home this past weekend with some friends.
I served a mexican corn & poblano chile soup, you can find the recipe here. With what some people call "mexcan pizza" or "molletes" as we call them here in Mexico. It consists of bread (I made my own organic whole wheat organic bread) slathered with refried beans, topped with cheese then broiled in the oven till the cheese is melted and golden. The molletes are served with "pico de gallo": chopped tomato, serrano chile, onion and cilantro... yum :)

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


I wonder where they're going...

Watercolor on paper.


Monday, February 26, 2007

My beloved journal

My latest journal page.
I made my beloved journal a cotton canvas slipcover today
with a pocket embelished with some little flower pots.
The new Martha Stewart Living magazine
has a gorgeous article on silk ribbon embroidery.
It got me super inspired & I thought I'd give it a try.


Saturday, February 24, 2007

Illustration Friday: COMMUNICATION part 2

Little boys and girls just remember to keep
the twine tense and straight or else it won't work :o)
Chalk on blackboard.
***I just realised I put both of the kids with the cup in their ears, heehee they won't hear a thing, I should've of put one of them with the cup close to their mouth
...oh well, c'est la vie.


Friday, February 23, 2007

Illustration Friday: COMMUNICATION

My "graphic designer" side got a hold of me today ;o)
Something a bit different for this week's Illo Friday.
I could call it a digital collage of my pen & ink drawings.
Have a gorgeous weekend friends!
Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, February 22, 2007

Almost spring...

Backround painted with oils, branches collaged from old journal pages of mine and all the leaves are collaged from my discarted watercolor paintings. Getting ready for spring around here :o) The canvas is 20 by 20 inches.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


I thought I'd share my other hobby with you: I love to knit.
This indigo colored scarf is my latest finished project.
I made this little soft box/tray out of the same wool fabric
I made my love + birds pillows with and lined it with felt
to keep some of my many WIPs I need to work on. I machine stiched the box
with orange thread for some nice contrast and pattern.

Monday, February 19, 2007

love + birds

The other half of the love+bird pillow duo is finally done.


Sunday, February 18, 2007

Bird pillow...

This is part of a pair of pillows I'm making for my bed.
The other one will say: "birds".
The pillow is 100% wool with wool felt applique.


Friday, February 16, 2007

Illustration Friday: GRAVITY

Gravity: it's what keeps us glued
to this beautiful blue marble we live in.

This is a digitally colored version.


Thursday, February 15, 2007

Journal pages

I went stamp crazy and prepared the pages for next week's entries...
I usually do some collage before hand and then add to it during the week.

I'll post these pages in two weeks
so you can check out how they turned out.
Thank you so much for all your lovely comments.
Have a beautiful day & stay warm.


Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Happy chocolate eating day!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


I was feeling birdish today and this little guy appeared.
Ink & collage.

Monday, February 12, 2007

I like to draw.

I drew this today while taking a break
from painting the walls of my house back to white.
It's Windsor & Newton ink on Fabriano paper.This is Manolo painting away in the afternoon.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Sofia's shelf

A friend asked me to paint this little shelf for her daughter's room.
Painted with acrylics.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Gracias Graça

I got this amazing mobile from Graça Paz
in the mail today all the way from Portugal!
You can see more of her beautiful art if you click here

Graça's beautiful cards next to my computer
to brighten my days!
Thank you so much, they're so lovely!

Illustration Friday: CRASH

A recenty discovered species has given scientist new hope
of finding a long awaited solution to birds crashing into windows.

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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Kiddin' around

Having fun with the boys
and a piece of chalk.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Cheery wednesday...

This week's Flickr inspired...
something pretty and fresh
to chase away the winter blues,
based on this loveliness.
Watercolor on paper, stamp & collage.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Mi cocina

This is the new shelf
that replaced the blackboard in the kitchen.
Click here to see more photos.


This handy dandy blackboard
lived in our kitchen
for a while
but it came back to our studio/school
this weekend,
along with a metal shelf
from the linen closet.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Illustration Friday: SPROUT Part 2

Watercolor on paper.

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Friday, February 02, 2007


When I was a little girl my dad had this beautiful metal sculpture of his initials on his desk. I remember I was always fascinated by it because they were in fact my own initials too. I've always admired everything my dad makes and designs, he is truly talented. That beautiful GZ my dad designed now sits on my own desk where I can enjoy it every single day and think of him. I recently made it into a rubber stamp so I can put it on my watercolors. To this day, I'm proud and happy to share my dad's initials, to be able to use them in my work is just like a cherry on top!

Illustration Friday: SPROUT

A year and a half ago I took
a two week course on organic gardening.
These pages are from the journal I used to take notes.
Done with micron pen and watercolors.

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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Journaling the days...

More pages from my journal.
I've had this particular leather journal
for three whole years now,
and it will last till april 2008.
I'can't believe so many years
can be crammed up in a little black book like that!
Mixed media and micron pen.
Click on it to see it


b.i.g. l.o.v.e.

Watercolor on paper.