Saturday, October 30, 2010


Map collage birds
Collage, watercolor & acrylic ink on Twinrocker handmade paper. 6" x 8"

Friday, October 29, 2010

Daniel's blog!

Wild West
The Good, the Mouse and the Coyote"
Colored pencils and ink.
Daniel's Self Portrait
Self Portrait with Turbo. Chalk.
These two
After much pestering by me, my very talented son Daniel (age 12)
finally created his own blog, it's called Daniel Does :)
Check out his super cute ninja banner!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Autumn On My Mind

Remember this pencil sketch I did a couple of weeks while ago?
Well I finally watercolored it with a dark blackish indigo last night.
Autumn is just so inspiring to me!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Fly away birdie!
The birdie on the wall is almost finished, I painted the wings a couple of days ago
and I'm waiting for it to dry completely before adding all the white details.
My finger is completely healed, the mud worked like a charm. Manolo was right :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Flower study
Watercolor sketch
Flower study
I went with Manolo to buy some things from a little hardware store near here
yesterday afternoon and there was the most beautiful Red Plumeria tree in bloom
just outside the shop. I brought a couple of buds home and made a quick watercolor sketch with a dark navy background on my new handbook journal.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Blackboard Inauguration

Chalk Turbo
Daniel did the honors of inaugurating the new blackboard
with a portrait of the furry one.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Studio cubbies
I painted a chalkboard in the studio today using this recipe.
I just finished priming it with chalk and I'll clean it with a barely damp cloth tomorrow and it will be ready to use.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Geninne Likes

Geninne Likes
My new Pintrest pinboard.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Progress Report

Bird on the wall progress
I wanted to finish it today but I burned the middle finger on my right hand while making curry and the bulky bandage made it a bit challenging to hold the brush.
Manolo insisted I let him put some mud on the burn and it really works took the pain away almost instantly :)
I'm hoping to finish it over the weekend. Hope you have a good one!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bird on the wall

Bird on the wall
Another fantastic creature came to visit this morning.
This time it was on the outside of our bedroom window.
It was around 3 inches from head to tail! So, so cool!
Today I've finally started to paint the bird on the wall.
I had to prime the birdie outline with acrylic gesso first to smooth out the surface
and fill in all the tiny cracks and crevices of the concrete.
I'm going to use Windsor & Newton oils to paint it later today.
Please come by tomorrow to see the progress.

*This one's for you Laura Dodson ;)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cozy Bundles

Cozy rocks
All the painted rocks I sold are now cozily bundled
in their 'Geninne style' Furoshiki cloths and ready to fly to their new homes.
Thank you so much. I hope you enjoy them!

***The beautiful crochet covered stone was a birthday gift
from my dear friend Margie at Resurrection Fern.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I wonder what they're talking about...
Watercolor, white acrylic ink, 2H pencil and Photoshop.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Giveaway winner!

Amanda!Congratulations Amanda at 32 Degrees North!!!
Please email me your mailing info as soon as possible.
Thank you so much for playing with me!
I have another little gift for everyone since you all liked the desktop calendar
I posted yesterday I made one for this month too:
Click on the image above to make it larger
and download from there. Enjoy! :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Playing around with one of my photos and a few illustrations to make a desktop image for my iMac. I thought I'd share it with you too.
Click on the image above to download
a free November desktop calendar for your computer!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fantastic Visitors

Stick insect

Video by me. Music: "Slow Moves" by José Gonzalez
Mantis religiosa
Praying Mantis
We had the most amazing visitors at La Casa Azul this weekend.
We're still in awe of their awesomeness.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Rockin' Giveaway!

Stone circle
Rock giveaway
Whew! I was finally able to upload all the painted rocks to my Etsy shop.
Thank you so much for helping me choose one for the Giveaway today.
The winner will win the stone with the orange birdie in the photo above!
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 creative Weekend friends :)

***Comments are now closed. I will announce a winner tomorrow 10/18/2010.
Thank you so much for participating!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fourteen...Seven to go.

Succulents and stones
Red Hot Pokers
Yellow wall
Painted stones close up
Nursery sign
Fuzzy cactus
These are a couple of photos I took of the cactus nursery we visited last weekend.
It's called Quinta Schmoll and it's located in the town of Cadereyta
in the beautiful state of Queretaro. You can find out more about it here
and see more photos on Flickr by clicking here.
I will paint seven more stones before my shop update
but I wanted to know which one of these is your favorite...
It will be the prize for a little weekend giveaway I want to host this Friday!
Hope you'll help me choose one :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Stones Update

Painted stones
Black Butterfly Stone
I'm painting these with acrylics and a couple of very fine round brushes.
They're sealed with a matte varnish.
A bunch of them will be available for purchase in my Etsy shop this Friday.
Manolo wanted me to say 'Gracias!' for all the birthday greetings :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Bird with Flower Pot

Bird with potted flower
Potting my new succulents.
Cactus nursery
Apart from painting stones this weekend I was able to play with my watercolors & visit a cactus nursery where we bought a few succulents to add to our collection.
And today we're celebrating my Manolo's birthday!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

More stones

Jewel Beetle stone
Beetle stone
Green beetle
Acrylic ink on stone.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

The Hills are Alive!

Fall Colors
Autumn in Queretaro
The hills are alive
Otoño en Querétaro
Fall palette
Bright autumn colors
There's a beautiful autumn display just outside our windows.
It's Fall...Queretaro style :)