Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Banner & A Pillow

Resurrection Fern blog banner
I designed a banner for my dear friend Margie's blog
from some of these elements that I painted inspired by her gorgeous photographs.
You can go check out how the banner looks at her lovely blog by clicking here.
Envelop pillow design
I finally got around to designing a product at Envelop. I plan to design many more.
In the mean time this bird pillow is now available for purchase!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Unconventional Canvas

Unconventional Canvas
I plan to paint several birds on the walls scattered around the house.
I thought would be fun for my guests to find all of them...like a treasure hunt :)
On the Wall
This is the first one. I'll show you the process...

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Old Wooden Mexican Sugar Cone Mold
Old wooden Mexican sugar cone mold. Perfect vessel for my watercolor brushes!
Found it at Janet & Stu's amazing Three Potato Four shop

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Two Windows

"Dragonflies" Watercolor on paper & digital collage.
Two Windows
The small hallway that connects the studio from the living/dining area
has facing windows with beautiful view on both sides.
I took this photo from the little patio just outside the dining room.

Friday, August 27, 2010

View from the studio & the wind

View from the studio
Views from the studio

Thursday, August 26, 2010

From the Studio

Another peek at what the studio is starting to look like.
I'm shutting myself in there all day tomorrow to paint! Finally! :)
Inspiration Board
My little corner of my inspiration board with my newest birdie by Diana Brennan.
Tiel's cactus painting with my bird
My friend Tiel's beautiful cactus painting with my fabric birdie.
He's taking a little vacation from the cage.
Sleeping beauty
And finally a photo of my sweet sleeping beauty taking a little power nap.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Studio Sneak Peek

Studio sneak peek
I'm almost done painting the walls and still playing around to find
the best furniture distribution. Making progress slowly but surely :)
The color is called "Raining Sky".

Thursday, August 19, 2010

LOHAS Magazine

Lohas Magazine feature
Lohas Magazine feature
Lohas Magazine feature
Lohas Magazine feature
Lohas Magazine feature
My work was featured in a really beautiful Chinese magazine called LOHAS.
I really loved how they designed the layout and the photos they chose to show.
Now if I could only read Chinese!
If YOU can, read more here and tell me about it!
The exquisite porcelain "shells" on our table
were made by the very talented Paula Valentim of Otchipotchi.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Culprit!

The Culprit!
This my friends, is the reason no art has been made in the past few weeks!
This is the state of my beautiful studio at the moment.
But things will change in the next couple of days & I can't wait to show you
what it will look like when I'm done sorting through all this mess :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Kitchen & Dining

The niche at the end will have a custom wood cabinet. The wood is called Tzalam.
In the mean time I put one of our wire shelves so I could put the microwave there.
I still can't believe we're living in here already.
It's only 5 1/2 months ago that Manolo started building our home.
He made the light a priority throughout the house.
The sun filters in through the living room windows in the morning
and through the kitchen windows in the afternoon.
He designed all of the woodwork & furniture as well (including the bar stools).

Monday, August 16, 2010

Craft Hope book giveaway winner!

Craft Hope book giveaway winner!
Ciao Monica! Congratulations!!!
Please email me your mailing address as soon as possible.
Thanks everyone for playing with me & to Jade Sims
for inviting me to be a little part of this wonderful book! :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Seaweed Prints
Seaweed wall
Seaweed prints detail
These are the beautiful seaweed prints that told you about before...
I bought them from the very lovely Kim @ Trampoline.
I'm completely and utterly in love with each one.

*Don't forget to participate in the Craft Hope book giveaway.
You have until tonight at 8 pm Central Standard Time (USA, Canada, Mexico)
to leave a comment.
I will announce a random winner tomorrow.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Scenes from Home

Coquillages still life
Some scenes from home that I captured this morning.
Kitchen corner
My very peaceful kitchen corner with my beloved Chilean clay soup pot.
The perfect spot
My plants are also happy to be home. Manolo planned a perfect spot for them.
Plants at home
And of course...my dog. He's such a poser.
Turbo at home
*Don't forget to participate in the Craft Hope book giveaway.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Craft Hope book giveaway!

Craft Hope book
I'm very excited to share with you today that I contributed a
Thank You Card & Stamp tutorial in a very cool book by Jade Sims aka Chikaustin!
The book is called "Craft Hope: Handmade Crafts for a Cause"
Published by Lark Books
You can read more about this beautiful book by clicking here.
She generously offered to send a free book to one of my lovely readers!
Please leave a comment in this post with your contact info. I will choose
a random name Sunday evening and will announce the winner on Monday!
Have a wonderful weekend friends and thank you so much for all the sweet
comments about our new home! I wish I could invite you all for tea!
Turbo says: Woof! while wagging his tail happily :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Real Sneak Peek...

Living Room
The puppy wanted to be in the photo :)
Living dining area
Manolo surpassed all my expectations with this one! He's SO good.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hello again!

When I unpacked all my wooden spoons it seemed they deserved a snapshot.
They're in dire need of some TLC so I want to make some of this wonderful spoon oil that Stephanie wrote about at 3191.
Tiny sneak peek....
Here's a tiny sneak peek of our beautiful home.
It's a wood molded bare concrete wall in our living room.
And bellow is a gorgeous lot of seaweed prints from my favorite Etsy vintage shop: Trampoline
Seaweed prints
Whew! We're so happy to be home!
Still lots of boxes to unpack & work to be done but it's SO worth it!
I'm thrilled to be back and sharing with all of you...
It might be a couple of weeks more before I have my studio up and running.
We are currently using it as storage for all the unpacked boxes!