Friday, August 31, 2007

Illustration Friday: ALPHABETS

All this little birdie needs is
Micron pen on paper.
(Click on the image to see it BIGGER)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Shop update

I made a little 5 piece series
of mixed media collages that will be up for sale tomorrow
at my Etsy shop.
They will be sold unframed and unmatted.
Signed and titled by me :)
I framed one just to show you how pretty it would look on the wall .
I will also be adding some more cards and tags
and on the second week of September a couple of watercolor originals
in case you are interested.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


9 x 7 inches.
Watercolor & acrylic inks
on Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed paper.

Watercolor in progress

Me in action this morning :)

Monday, August 27, 2007

The cabin

Hi friends!
Happy monday :)
Joanna of Cookie magazine's Nesting blog
interviewed me by phone last week
and did a wonderful house tour of our little cabin,
you can read it by clicking here

Friday, August 24, 2007

Illustration Friday: VISITORS

This week's illustration is dedicated to all the lovely visitors of my blog.
One great big THANK YOU! It's great to have you here :)

Watercolor on paper.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Studio update & fun

I took all the sand out my little sandbox today
and hung it on my studio wall.
I love the way it looks with all my favorite journals
and post cards. It's my little personal gallery.
The little table in the corner
is one of the new nightstands for the boys,
but it doesn't fit in their room right now,
so I'll be using it till we move to our new house :)
Manolo designed it.
It has a little drawer and the wood he used this time is called Tzalaam,
it looks a bit like walnut.
We still have to put hardware on it to be able to open the little drawer.
We went on a little trip to Mexico City today,
and visited my favorite Library.
This is my son Daniel, reading some "quality" literature (Garfield) :P
It's the Rosario Castellanos library in La Condesa neighborhood.
One of my all time favorite places to visit in the city.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Mini totes for mini girls

I made these tiny totes
as gifts for my tiny friends
Larissa & Alexia (ages 7 & 5 respectively).
Even little girls
need little totes to carry all their stuff :)
Thank you for all the support
for the opening for my Etsy shop,
you guys are the best!
Gigi of The Roadside Scholar
wrote a beautiful article about my work today,
you can read it here.
Thanks Gigi!

Monday, August 20, 2007


I'm really happy to announce
that I've finally oped up my little Etsy shop!
I currently have six signed limited edition prints up for sale.
Go and take a peek if you like :)

Friday, August 17, 2007

Illustration Friday: CAPTAIN

Captain of the high seas says Hi!
Watercolor on paper.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Pile o'wood

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
A woodchuck would chuck as much wood
as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

Yay! this is post #300!
This pile o'wood
was inspired by a photo I took today
on a walk our family took this afternoon.
I got the idea from a comment by my friend Carlene,
who said the photo looked like a painting :)
I thought....hhhmmm.
It's watercolor on paper.

I wanted to thank you guys
for all the uplifting and encouraging comments
you've left me these past few days.
I am overwhelmed with joy
and deeply thankful for all of your kindness.
A great big hug to all of you who visit :)

Something fishy

New hand carved stamps I made yesterday.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Handmade goodness

This is a little patchwork tote
for a little friend's birthday.
The tote is lined with hot pink polka dot cotton.
The flower is made with brown and turquoise wool felt.
This is a 32 ft. fabric flag banner for saturday's baby shower.
I cut the triangles with pinking shears
and joined them
with orange single fold bias tape.
And finally,
this little patchwork changing pad
to put inside the baby shower tote
for my friend Mariana.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Fresh fake flowers

Preparations for my friend's
baby shower on Saturday are underway...
For instructions on how to make
these lovely flower decorations click here

Happy dance

Just because every Monday deserves a happy dance :)
Watercolor on paper.

Signed limited edition prints of this illustration
will be available in my Etsy shop when it opens on August 22nd.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Lil Abodes: Windmill

Ink & watercolor on handmade paper.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Lil Abodes

This is part of a new series
of 12 little ink & watercolor drawings
I will call: Lil Abodes.
They will be up for sale on my new Etsy Shop
after they have all been posted here on the blog.
I will post a new one each day.

(The photos are really bad,
I hope tomorrow the light will cooperate
to take nicer pics).

Happy saturday everyone,
hope your weekend is swell!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Illustration Friday: EMERGENCY

005 Micron pen & watercolor
on handmade paper.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Illustration Friday: MISSING

Don't worry, he's flying free somewhere in Mexico...
Acrylic ink on paper.

Thursday, August 02, 2007


This wool felt "birdsmobile"
is another gift
I'll put inside my friend Mariana's baby shower tote
I made the birdies out of wool felt
& embroidered them by hand.
The strings are leather cords with some bone beads.
I stamped the tag
with one of my own hand carved stamps
& did some flowers
with acrylic ink.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

New stamps on the block

The new stamps
making themselves comfortable
in the wooden stamp box.
The box is full and I'm on the lookout for a new one.
This beautiful paper is made
from a 100% mixture of post consumer paper
and the by-product of the tobacco plantations
of Central America.
Using one ton of tobacco fibre
saves an estimated 17 trees.