Thursday, March 31, 2011


Pysanka Egg
My very first attempt at Pysanky using one color.
My dear friend Julia and her lovely daughters gave me the Pysanky kit last year
as a gift and I hadn't tried it yet. Using the the kystka to draw is tricky!
But i will continue to practice and make a few more before Easter.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spoon Oil

Spoon Oil
I gave my spoons some much needed love and affection
with Stephanie's wonderful spoon oil recipe.
Just sitting there early in the morning polishing wooden spoons
was incredibly relaxing and almost therapeutic, I highly recommend it :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Noche en la Casa Azul

Noche en la Casa Azul
Noche en la Casa Azul
Noche en la Casa Azul
Noche en la Casa Azul
Noche en la Casa Azul
Noche en la Casa Azul
Noche en la Casa Azul
A little tour at night from the outside peeking in :)
*The bird on the glass back-splash of my stove is a waterslide decal
I printed on my inkjet printer. The brand I used is Lazertran.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

April Desktop Image

April desktop calendar
For you :) Click here for the full size downloadable image. Enjoy!

Big Bird

Big Bird
Big Bird
Big Bird
Largest one I've painted yet. Watercolor on 640 grs. Aquarelle Arches paper.
22" x 32" One of the most luxurious papers I've ever used. Largest one I've painted yet. Watercolor on 640 grs. Aquarelle Arches paper. 22" x 32" One of the most luxurious papers I've ever used. The company has been around for over 500 years!
I can't believe I had never used it before.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Horsies Stamp Set
My best friend Mariana hired me to make this set as a present for her little niece's birthday. Today's her party, hope she likes them :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Crafting for Courage

Bird ornamentsMargie and a small group of friends organized Crafting for Courage so I made these little ornaments to join this effort to raise money for Save the Children and their work with the littlest ones in the devastated areas of northeastern Japan.
They will be available for purchase at my Big Cartel shop tomorrow morning.
100% of the proceeds will be donated to Save the Children.
Find out other ways to help with this effort at this link.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Aquabird detail
Trying out new papers. I really liked this dark gray one,
specially when combined with aqua.

Desert Rose

Desert Rose bloom
Look who's finally blooming after 15 months!
It's my lovely Adenium Arabicum.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Etsy Shop Update

Moth Cat print
Moth Cat is now available as a print at my Etsy shop.
Arwen by Daniel
My amazingly talented 13 year old son Daniel is now offering custom pet portraits
at my Etsy shop :) The pretty kitty above is Margie's Arwen next to her custom portrait.
Ain't she pretty with her hankie?
Dalmation by Daniel
Dalmation portrait Daniel made from a photo in the book "Dogs" by Lewis Blackwell.
Wishing all of you in the Northern Hemisphere a very happy Spring
& my friends down south a very happy Autumn!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Folk Opera

The Folk Opera
Nothing has ever made me feel cooler than having my artwork on an LP album :)
Thanks Annie!

Friday, March 18, 2011


Butterfly & Moth field bag
Butterflies field bag
Butterfly & Moth embroidery_lo
I made the little field bag with re-purposed linen from an old apron I never used
and printed one of my watercolor moths & a butterfly onto iron-on inkjet transfer sheets made by Strathmore, trimmed the shapes and ironed them on to the front flap of the bag as directed. To finish it off I embroidered a few details on top.
A surprise gift for a friend in a land far, far away.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

日本 Japan on my Mind

Japan on my Mind
-I had a custom stone hanko seal made with the symbol for "bird" in Japanese
a few years ago and never got around to sharing it with you.
It came in that beautiful fabric covered box
with a porcelain ink plate with a blue dragon on the lid.

-I won the beautiful letterpress card with one of Margie's crochet stones in a giveaway she hosted a while back at her blog.

-The pretty kraft envelope with the stamped letter C and beautiful green stamp is from Cecilia Afonso Estevez, she's an incredibly talented artist/illustrator from Argentina whose gorgeous carved rubber stamps inspired me to start carving my own many years ago. I recommend you visit her lovely blog Flor de Papel.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Work in Progress

Work in Progress
Something I'm doing just for fun to take a breather from all the work stuff going on :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Coloration Inspiration

Purple Lilac Orange
Stones and Bricks
Kitty Nap
Succulent Leaves
Blue Agave
Nothing inspires me more than to carefully observe God's Handiwork.
This beautiful country is so full of color and warmth...

My thoughts & prayers go out to all of the people of Japan.
Sending you all a big sunshiny hug from Mexico.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Wearable Art

Wearable Art
Brooch on Jacket
A Bird in the Hand
Tiny Wearable Art
Brooch detail
I found these gorgeous alpaca silver brooches in a shop in San Miguel yesterday.
This morning I woke up eager to make tiny watercolor original paintings
to go inside them. They'll be available at my Big Cartel shop tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Ultra Mini

Miniature Box
Mini box
I found that miniature tin box frame while on the market at San Miguel de Allende with Margie and I filled it up today with a tiny 3D collage
that I painted with watercolors. 1.5" x 2"

Saturday, March 05, 2011

March Calendar

A brand new free desktop calendar for you :)
Click on the small image above to make it BIGGER and download it from there.
Hope you enjoy it!

Friday, March 04, 2011

New Toy!

Vintage algae print
Crochet Coral Reef
I have a new toy! I thought it was about time I upgraded
from my point & shoot got a real DSLR camera. I'm having so much fun with it.
Thank you so much for your extremely kind and enthusiastic comments about the book. Can't wait to share it with all of you ♥