Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wood slice

I recently bought
a bunch of little 3" wood slices
from a craft supply store & plan to paint
some birdies on them
& sell them at my Etsy shop.
This is the first one I made :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Shop news

A limited edition of 20 "Lovebirds"
print is available at the shop.

Ex houses

I finally uploaded some pictures
of our former houses to my Flickr,
you can check them out here.
We've built these houses from scratch,
lived in them for a while and then sold them.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Illustration Friday: TALES AND LEGENDS

In keeping with my Birds n' Hats series
I give you "The Legendary Birdie Crockett"
with his cozy coonskin cap :)
To learn more
about the real legendary Davey Croquet click here.
Watercolor on paper & digital collage.
(6 x 6 inches)

Have a wonderful weekend friends!
Thank you for visiting.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Love Birds

Watercolor on paper.
Ah, l' amour!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Desert belle

Watercolor on paper.
(9 x 12 inches)

Friday, January 18, 2008

Illustration Friday: PLAIN

Amazing what a plain red fez can do to boost a birdie's confidence :)
Watercolor on paper, part of my Birds n' Hats series.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A hat, a scarf & a cane

Don Matías is a very wise owl.
Watercolor on paper
9 x 12 inches
(23 x 30.5 cms)
Click on it to see it BIGGER.

A hat & a purse

Watercolor on paper
Playing around with pattern...
It's Wednesday already????

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


The shop is open once again :)
I will be adding new prints and hand made goods in the coming days...

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Birds n' hats...

Idea for a new watercolor series.
"Bids n hats"
Whaddaya think?

This what part of my inspiration board looks like at the moment :)

Friday, January 11, 2008

Illustration Friday: STITCH

"Self portrait" :)
I wish I was as cute & had a black vintage sewing machine...
Watercolor on paper & collage.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


I made my beloved hot water bottle
(or güatero as they call it in Chile) a quilted cozy.
I made the patchwork with some cotton scraps
and machine quilted it with some wool felt as backing.
I used one of my birdie hand carved stamps to stamp a piece of fabric
to give it a more personal touch.
Perfect for these winter chilly nights :)

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


My original intentions were to make an octopus...
but I made this guy with an extra tentacle by mistake (that my boys were happy to point out, heehee) so
enneapus it is :)
Acrylic ink on paper using a dip pen.

Please go and check out the new paintings
that the amazingly talented Diana Sudyka
has just made available on her Etsy shop.
You'll fall in love with her work just like I have.
You can also visit her Tiny Aviary blog as I do every day
to see her fabulous works of art.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Illustration Friday: 100%

100% Determined
Acrylic ink on paper.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Brick by brick in 2008

These are Manolo's drawings
of what will become our new house in 2008.
God willing construction will begin later this month.
This top drawing is what will be seen from the street,
and the bottom one is the view from the backyard.
I will be fun to blog about the whole process
of building from the ground up.
Manolo (my talented hubby)designed our house
and will be the contractor too.
Our lot is within walking distance from our lil rented cabin.