Wednesday, October 31, 2007


I finished the watercolor display I made for my son Daniel's b-day.
The top picture is lit from the back...
I put it against a sunny window
and I love how the butterflies appear to be glowing.
This other picture was lit from the front.
Now all it needs is a nice shadow box frame.

Monday, October 29, 2007

New prints!

I made new versions of the Ask-Believe-Receive series
with white background to send to the printer...
They will be available
as a Limited Edition Set on my shop on Wednesday!
Click on images to see them BIGGER.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Domino Mag Slideshow

The lovely Holly Becker of Decor8,
kindly included me & 14 other talented artists in a recent
Domino slideshow that highlights Etsy sellers :)
Thank you Holly!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A work in progress

Today I'm attempting to make
a faux butterfly display to give to my son Daniel
for his birthday in November.
I painted the butterflies with watercolors first,
then cut the wings with my X-acto knife
and folded them just slightly to give the effect
of a real mounted one.
I'm really happy with the result
but it turned out to be much more labor intensive
than I thought it would be...
I plan to frame it in a nice shadow box.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I made a little remake today
of two old illustrations of mine,
it's actually quite big compared to the typical size
I'm used to working on.
11 by 15 inches
It didn't fit my scanner so I had to photograph it to show you...
You can see the oldies here and here.

Monday, October 22, 2007

The way we were...

I found my fist two passports
going through a huge box of old pictures and ephemera
that is in desperate need of organization...
I love how I misspelled
my own name in the second one...and that my mom
didn't take off my fluffy hat on the first one
to take the passport photo :)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

A Birdie for Aimar

This protective little birdie
is flying south to the home of the uber talented Argentinian artist
Gustavo Aimar
in exchange for one of his wonderful creations.
This birdie was made with watercolor, ink and collage on
23 x 32 cm. handmade paper.

Ojalá te guste tanto como a mí tus creaciones :)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Desk at night

This what my desk looked like last night
while I painted listening to Jan Garbarek.

Pajaritos on my mind...

Happy Saturday !
Hope your weekend in going grrrreat!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Illustration Friday: GROW

Watercolor on 320gr. handmade Yute paper.
Available at my Etsy shop.
The shrooms getting comfy in my shelf.
Be sure to check out my 9 year old son Daniel's entry for Grow :)

Boy oh boy! I'm so thrilled to share with you that
my entry for the topic "OPEN"
was in the top 25 of voted entries at the Illustration Friday site
and my piece will be part of the FIRST ever Illustration Friday group show
at Open in Long Beach, CA.
Thank you so much to all of you who voted for my entry!

I'm also jumping up and down
because yesterday after 10 looooong days without internet
I got my service back!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ask Believe Receive

Watercolor & acrylic inks on handmade Yute paper
8 1/2 by 11 inches.
This is a commissioned tryptic
I just finished. It was such a joy to make!
Thank you Jill for asking me to do it :)
Print sets will be available at my Etsy shop
if I ever get my high-speed internet connection back.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


A little world in a bottle.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Verde Amerelo

This is little birdie is flying down to Brazil.
Watercolor & acrylic ink on handmade Yute paper.

I am still without high speed internet :(
and my dial up service is just nerve wrecking...

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Still no internet service :(
But as my friend Lori :^) said:
More time for walking and making.
So that's what I've been doing...

Friday, October 12, 2007


Hi everybody!
My internet service decided to die on me yesterday morning
so I wasn't able to do the shop update :(
I'm conecting via slooooooooooow dial-up right now.
The shop will be updated as soon as I have my high-speed service back
....I'll let you guys know ;)
In the meanwhile I leave you with this photo,
it's Manolo's latest design for the new house.
The wood is called Tzalaam, it looks a lot like walnut.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Buzy Bee

Hey there!
There will be a shop update tomorrow
with some handmade goodies.

I made some embroidered
handmade wool felt needle books,
along with this cute pincushion.
Click on any image to see it bigger :)

Friday, October 05, 2007

Illustration Friday: OPEN

"Open for growth"
Watercolor &acrylic ink on
handmade Yute paper.
8.5 x 11 inches

2 lil pillows for 2 lil boys

I made these two personalized pillows for Santi + Mikel
who will be celebrating
their 3rd & 5th birthday respectively today :)
Everybody needs a cozy pillow to read in bed, right?
I used some of my beautiful Echino Etsuko Furuya fabric
and some cute japanese hedgehog fabric.
Wrapped & ready to go.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

More birdies...yay!

Watercolor, acrylic ink & collage
on handmade paper (9 x 12 inches).
It will also be available later today
at my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

2 Birdies+ 2 Terrariums

...will be available tomorrow
at my Etsy shop.
They were done with watercolors and acrylic ink
on beautiful 5x7 inches handmade Yute 320 gr. paper.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Illustration Friday: THE BLUES

Acrylic ink, watercolor and hand carved stamps (by me)
on kraft notebook paper.
Click on the image to see it BIGGER.

I also wanted to let all of you who have asked
know that I've just added 12 small original watercolors to my shop.
You can click on the Etsy banner on the right hand side of my blog
or click on the SHOP button on my links list
to go check them out.
Thanks for visiting you guys!

Journal pages for September

I just realized I hadn't posted pages from my journal
in a long, long time...

8 random facts

I have been tagged to do this meme
by many of my wonderful blog friends
& couldn't put it off any longer :)
Click on it to see it bigger so you can read it.
Happy Monday friends!