Monday, November 16, 2009

The big news is...

The news...
...that the next time I set up my inspiration board it will be in a new town :)
I took time off to organize our things and get ready to move once again, whew!
We recently sold our beautiful home and we'll be moving to a rented place
while Manolo builds our next house starting January 2010.
We are moving to the outskirts of the beautiful colonial city of Queretaro,
located 160 miles northwest of Mexico City.

I'm really excited to share this new adventure with all of you.
I will probably re-open up my Etsy shop the first week of December
if I have the internet up and running at the new place.
We will be taking a one week vacation at the beach starting tomorrow
and I'll be blogging all about it from our destination.
Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my previous post,
I'm so happy you liked those birdies!

88 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Siew said...

How do you leave all these beautiful homes? I guess you have the bonus of building new ones, taking great ideas with you wherever you go. Can't wait to see the next creation.

11/16/2009 3:30 PM  
Blogger heather smith jones said...

So many adventures, a beach vacation, moving, new home building,,, I wish you the blessings in all of it Geninne! Looking forward to your updates too! {Please share ocean photos...}

11/16/2009 3:32 PM  
Blogger Ludid said...

congratulations. and queretaro is such a beautiful place indeed. we'll be sharing the construction of a new home together :-). i hope to be moving into a new house next summer. good luch during this exciting adventure. gracias por compartir este video precioso de queretaro.

11/16/2009 3:46 PM  
Blogger nic said...

What a breathtakingly beautiful place you are moving to.

Looking forward to seeing more on your blog.

11/16/2009 3:47 PM  
OpenID megnificentmade said...

Good luck on your move!

11/16/2009 3:58 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

be very lucky indeed!

11/16/2009 4:00 PM  
Blogger se7en said...

Oh Wow, An adventure to read about - I can't wait!!!

11/16/2009 4:01 PM  
Blogger Sarah Kershaw said...

wonderful news, I look forward to sharing in your journey to a new home, and a new town, fantastic adventure. xxx

11/16/2009 4:07 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

wonderful! cannot wait to see all the inspiration your new home provides!

11/16/2009 4:22 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Good luck with your move. Building a new home, yummy. I suppose that makes up for moving from your beautiful old home :-)

11/16/2009 4:30 PM  
Anonymous daniela said...

oh my, what a beautiful and inspiring place! your last house was magic, but i just know you take the magic with you :) have a lovely vacation!

11/16/2009 4:44 PM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

Have an amazing time at the beach, dear friend and please don't forget to send us a little turbo video to tide us over. I am afraid I am deep into turbo withdrawal at this point. I can't wait to see you new environment and I just know it will be wonderful for you all. I wish I could come help you unpack.

11/16/2009 4:55 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Is that part of the deal when your husband builds, that the sell happens and you move on? I would have hated to leave that lovely home. Best wishes to you!

11/16/2009 5:00 PM  
Blogger MARA PRICE said...

Congratulations Geninne!
I know you have experience moving and I know your wonderful organizational skills are a big help. Nevertheless, it is a lot of work and I am glad you have a chance to take some time off with your family.
Looking forward to see your wonderful artwork from Querétaro!
As always you are an inspiration.

11/16/2009 5:11 PM  
Blogger Carlene said...

This explains how you unpack and make a beautiful home so fast...lots of practice!

11/16/2009 5:19 PM  
Blogger amida said...

Looking forward to seeing how you decorate the new place! I'm sure you will outdo yourself once again!

11/16/2009 5:36 PM  
Blogger patricia zapata said...

Que hermosa ciudad! Te deseo lo mejor Geninne!

11/16/2009 5:41 PM  
Blogger *gemmifer* said...

I'm sure it will be bittersweet leaving your home, but exciting to have a new adventure in your husband's newest creation. I wish you and your family many years of happy memories in your new home! We will all be excited to share the experience through your posts here.

11/16/2009 5:50 PM  
Blogger Veda Murthy said...

Hi Gen!!!!!

Oh my god!!!!!you r moving again? gosh i would have cried to leave such beautiful homes behind! but nevertheless another exciting home on the way is a good idea too! Cant wait to see what marvel Manolo will create this time! please keep us upated with the construction on flickr like always!


Best wishes and A BIG HUG!!!!


11/16/2009 6:26 PM  
Blogger UNIFORM Studio said...

and good luck in all of your new adventures.

11/16/2009 7:08 PM  
Anonymous Cloth Diaper Mom said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful homes with us.

11/16/2009 7:23 PM  
Blogger Katy said...

What a beautiful place to make a home! I look forward to keeping up with your transition and seeing what such lovely inspiration produces. I also look forward to living vicariously through you as you go to the beach! We didn't make it this year, and I've really missed it.


11/16/2009 7:24 PM  
Blogger Oliver. said...

¡Orales, Geninne! Buenas noticias. Felicidades y que Dios los bendiga mucho.

11/16/2009 8:30 PM  
Anonymous UPPERCASE magazine said...

Wow, I'm so glad we profiled your home in the current issue when we did to preserve its beauty in print! although I'm sure your new home will be even more amazing.

thanks for sharing your adventures with us.

11/16/2009 8:42 PM  
Blogger wrr said...

Wow! A new home. How exciting! Looking forward to seeing your blog posts of this marvelous adventure.

11/16/2009 8:49 PM  
Blogger june at noon said...

Wow, congratulations! Enjoy your vacation and good luck to you!

11/16/2009 9:03 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Awe, Geninne! You have such a wonderful life!
Enjoy your new adventures!

11/16/2009 9:27 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Queretaro is so beautiful. How lovely to be moving there. I can't wait to see what you do with the new house. I hope the packing is serene.

11/16/2009 9:55 PM  
Anonymous Yvonne said...

That's so exciting, moving and building always is. I wish you guys good luck :o)

11/16/2009 10:12 PM  
Blogger Pina said...

Wow, you must have lots of energy to leave all behind in such a quick time! I am sure that it will be nice to follow you on a new path in your new home. :)

11/16/2009 10:25 PM  
Blogger Anette Heiberg said...

How exciting. I'm looking forward to see pictures from your new place!

11/17/2009 12:30 AM  
Blogger pien said...

woow! moving is exciting!
we are moving too! from an medieval city to a

wish you luck and happyness!

11/17/2009 12:37 AM  
Blogger Mlle Miracle said...

Bueno, bueno, ¡cuántas novedades!
Tus chicos y Turbo deben andar excitados también, además se van a la playa, ¡qué envidia!
Esperamos saber de ti pronto, que lo pasen bien!
Tu marido es un crack, por cierto, seguro que la nueva casa será igual o más bonita que la antigua.

11/17/2009 1:22 AM  
Blogger ibb said...

Good luck with your new place and the move.

11/17/2009 1:26 AM  
Anonymous ArtShades said...

That empty shelf, the clear desk and the blank boards - I felt bereft for a moment. All your beautiful things had gone. Then I read your exciting news. Can't wait to see them all again in their new home. Good luck and enjoy! Sarah

11/17/2009 1:54 AM  
Anonymous Mousy Brown said...

Wow - big news indeed! Wish you so much luck in your new adventure - can't wait to read all about it.
Hope you have a fantastic holiday :)

11/17/2009 2:11 AM  
Blogger eralamaga said...

Que emocion!!Y cuanto movimiento!! Les deseo que puedan a travesarlo con mucha calma y alegria!
Saludos, Lucia

11/17/2009 3:33 AM  
Blogger ale said...

hola geninne!!...lo más lindo de los cambios es la actitud que uno le pone...un lugar nuevo...tanto por disfrutar y descubrir y con tu familia a lado...les deseo a todos lo mejor y lo más lindo!!!!!!y también a turbo!!!!!!!!!!besos enormes y disfrutá de la playa!!!!!

11/17/2009 5:36 AM  
Blogger ariadne said...

I am so happy for you! Felicitaciones! Es manifico to move house and even town.New experiences,new sights,new impressions,new motives to make art! I suppose the rented house since it is temporary it will be something simple but I am sure you will love your own new house!Congratulations again and will be looking forward to your beach blogging! Collect some sea glass for me!Ariadne from Greece

11/17/2009 5:50 AM  
Blogger Georgina said...

del unico modo que me gustan las mudanzas es viendo las tuyas! jaja
que lindo, una casa nueva y por lo que vi en una ciudad bellisima!!
Toda la suerte para vos y tu familia, espero ver fotos del proyecto.
Un besote!!!

11/17/2009 6:02 AM  
Blogger La Dolce Vita said...

what a great blog and your work is stunning! the video is very romantic and charming! good luck on your move!

11/17/2009 6:10 AM  
Blogger lain said...

Good luck in s new place :-)

11/17/2009 6:12 AM  
Blogger Living Inspired said...

Wow, that is exciting news! I agree with all the above do you leave your beautiful houses? Do you think that you guys will ever just build one that you stay in forever (or at least a decade)? I wish Manolo could come up to Montreal and build us a house! :)

11/17/2009 6:39 AM  
Blogger Tabuena arts central said...

Wow! That is so un-expected, well I hope you will still be inspired from Mexico...ariiba!

11/17/2009 6:48 AM  
Blogger jfidz said...

Good luck in your new home. Can't wait to see what you create surrounded by such inspiration!

11/17/2009 7:50 AM  
Blogger mayaluna said...

Have a wonderful holiday at the beach with your family! I'm so looking forward to hearing about you new adventures and watching another beautiful space be built. Lots of love to you as you unpack and settle in. Can't wait to see how your inspiring surroundings will impact your future work.

11/17/2009 7:59 AM  
Blogger S@sha said...

It looks like a much drier climate than your current location, thus the aqueduct I guess. Very interesting. Can't wait to see photos of your new houses (rental and built). Good luck!

11/17/2009 7:59 AM  
Blogger Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Good luck on your new adventure!

11/17/2009 9:09 AM  
Blogger flora said...

WOW! Another new home? I don't know how you guys do it but that's so exciting!!! Hope everything goes really smooth! Congratulations!!! XO

11/17/2009 9:29 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

My dad lived in San Miguel de Allende a few years ago, and I had the chance to visit the area. Beautiful buildings in both towns. My dad actually got his MFA at the Art institute.
Good luck in the move and the coming new home :)

11/17/2009 9:49 AM  
Blogger k. borcz said...

Wow that's a beautiful area! When I think Mexico now I won't only think of the beaches.

11/17/2009 10:45 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

Wow, you'll be living 1 hour from where I live!! More adventures. Maybe you'll be making drawings of the beautiful acueducts? Can't wait and see!
Te deseo un mudanza tranquila.

11/17/2009 11:09 AM  
Blogger Genevieve said...

Best wishes for a smooth move!

11/17/2009 1:30 PM  
Blogger BRENDA said...

Felicidades Genine! Que los proyectos por venir sean bienaventurados. Un saludo y por aqui sigo leyendote y disrutando tu arte.
Saludos desde Ciudad de México

11/17/2009 1:59 PM  
Blogger kt_kthx said...


11/17/2009 4:06 PM  
Blogger arounna said...

many congratulations! - I always hate the process of moving - but starting fresh in a new place and unpacking is so exhilarating - looking forward to your updates. Enjoy your vacation.

11/17/2009 6:33 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

Que aventura! con ansia espero ver como el escritorio y su entorno empiezan a llenarse de nuevas imágenes, objetos y vida... Hace solo un rato oí una frase que me gustó mucho... acá te la dejó: "La casa protege al soñador"

11/18/2009 7:06 AM  
Anonymous debra cooper said...

Wow, what an amazing video! I've lived on the Texas/Mexico border for the past 8 years and it is such a dry and ugly place on both sides. Just a few months ago we drove down to Guanajuato city, San Miguel de Allende and surrounding areas and stayed with friends for a week. It was soooo beautiful! I didn't want to come home. After the dusty barreness of borderlife, it was so thrilling to experience the true beauty of Mexico! Just thinking about it gives me goose bumps! You are so blessed to live there!

11/18/2009 7:09 AM  
Blogger Milan said...

Hello! I have a question -- what sort of wood / stain is that for the shelf on your desk? I absolutely love it and would like to incorporate it into my new home.. =) Good luck on the move!

11/18/2009 7:33 AM  
Blogger Ilustrasole said...

Después de tanto tiempo que veo tu blog y me entero que tienes abuelos chilenos!!Bien!!desde estas lejanas y sureñas tierras, te deseo mucha suerte y a disfrutar México que es muy lindo.

11/18/2009 8:37 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

Best wishes:)

11/18/2009 8:46 AM  
Blogger marie-louise said...

Good luck to you!

11/18/2009 12:06 PM  
Blogger ViLmuS said...

Ajhhh Gennine!!! no sabré yo lo que es dejar la casa querida, para emprender nuevos rumbos... PERO SIEMPRE ES PARA BIEN!! con la bendición de Dios.

Que todo sea de mucho bien para tu familia y trabajo.

Hermoso el video! si hasta ganas dan de ir allá...

11/18/2009 2:53 PM  
Blogger Stilin Studio said...

After drooling over the pictures of your homes....I know your next home will be wonderful & beautiful too. Congratulations and best of luck. I look forward to watching the progress of your home as well as your art!!

11/18/2009 5:12 PM  
Blogger Lucia said...

Queretaro! It's so beautiful hubby visited about 4 years ago...we loved it! Good luck with your move!

11/18/2009 8:20 PM  
Blogger Carol & Eddy said...

i feel so happy just reading about your good news! love the pillows, and looking forward to reading about your new adventures!

11/18/2009 10:16 PM  
Blogger Lau said...

Me encanta cuando la gente no pone límites a la vida !! cada mudanza es un aprendiaje interior y un muevo mundo por descubrir !! te deseo lo mejor !! un saludo desde Canarias - Lau

11/19/2009 3:10 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

wow, i've followed you and your work for a few years now and in that time you've moved more than anyone i know! how do you do it? i would feel quite sad, even if there is a big adventure ahead.

i wish and your family all the best!

11/19/2009 5:50 AM  
Blogger Snappy Di said...

Birdalope? How funny is that. Love it!

The Blue Ridge Gal

11/19/2009 6:25 AM  
Blogger Cyncontemporary said...

Querida Geninne te deceo lo mejor para tu nueva aventura en Queretaro, dicen que es un hermoso lugar, Dios te bendiga en todos tus movimientos, y seguro lo hace dia a dia alimentando tu creatividad e ingenio. Un abrazo grande. Y te deceo unas felices vacaciones. Cyn oxoxo

11/19/2009 6:59 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Hi Gennine, I just found your wonderful very inspiring artwork. I also just moved to Queretaro 5 months ago. I can think of several shops that would LOVE to sell your work. Let me know if you need any help finding things in your new city.

11/20/2009 11:07 AM  
Anonymous Real estate Toronto said...

Looks wonderful. Congratulations! Good luck with moving to your new home. Especially with getting used to it. That is actually the toughest part many times.


11/20/2009 2:56 PM  
Anonymous Claudia said...

Geninne. Querétaro es hermoso. Conozco a gente que se ha ido a vivir allá y están felices. Los niños especialmente. Seguro que extrañarás tus lindas vistas, pero seguro que Manolo te hace otra casa linda como la anterior. En horabuena y sigue escribiendo.

11/20/2009 4:13 PM  
Blogger sona said...


I have been following your blog for sometime now. And it's lovely. With all the watercolour and the stamping and the wonderful shots of your home... all the things that I like. And just when I thought that you were settling own nicely in your lovely home... there you up and go again!!

Congratulations and all the best!

All the way from India

11/20/2009 8:00 PM  
Anonymous moline/yvonne said...

Oh Geninne, how exiting this is! We've been to Queretaro and it is lovely. I am sure you will build a beautiful home there but I will be missing the fact that I know you back there in my beloved D.F. ...

11/21/2009 3:55 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Oh wow that is big news!! I wish you all the best of luck Geninne. What a wonderful adventure :-) Queretaro looks beautiful.

11/21/2009 6:40 PM  
Blogger isabelle said...

wish you all the best in your new place ...

11/23/2009 7:53 AM  
Anonymous Vickie said...

Looking forward to reading about your sunny adventures especially since I live in the Pacific NW where it rains much of the time.

11/23/2009 12:22 PM  
Blogger kimmie said...

Congratulations! Wow that video was absolutely breathtaking! - Take me with you! :P I Hope everything falls into place smoothly!

11/23/2009 2:06 PM  
Blogger .cecilia. said...

oh! mano de plata!
suerte y buen camino!
un gran abrazo

11/24/2009 9:41 PM  
Blogger Sharolyn said...

Queretaro looks very similar to Guanajuato which is just a little more north-west and one of our favourites spots when we visited from Australia. We definitely plan to return to this part of Mexico.

11/24/2009 11:07 PM  
Blogger Sandrine Deleuze said...

So many adventures you're living !! But why doo you have to move from house to house sooooooooo often ?? Wouldn't love to saty in a house for the last decades of your life ?? I'm curious ! Smooches from Belgium !

11/25/2009 11:47 AM  
Blogger decor8 said...

Felicidades!!! :)

12/04/2009 3:45 PM  
Blogger Mariss said...

I just saw this news! Best of luck to you and your wonderfully talented and creative family :) I look forward to watching your new adventure!

12/10/2009 10:29 AM  
Blogger Maggi Co said...

Ayer descubrí tu blog y hoy que vives en Querétaro, como mi cuñada Olivia y su esposo...
También en una de tus fotos vi una caja de laca igualita a una que compré en mi último viaje a México. Decorada con pájaros, en amarillos y naranjas sobre fondo negro, es una maravilla (como tus dibujos). Me encanta abrirla y oler su madera. Hace casi tres años que la tengo y aún desprende un maravilloso aroma.

Sigo con mi recorrido por tu blog, hasta ahora todo lo que he visto me ha encantado.

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