Saturday, May 30, 2009


This morning I woke up early
and treated Manolo & the boys with this:
and organic No-Knead Bread
The recipes are so easy it's amazing.
My boy's faces
were the best reward!

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I was approached by
Galison last summer
to make a birdie themed illustration
for their '09 Holiday card collection
and it is now available :)
I also licensed
four of my birdies
that make a really charming
boxed Note Card set
that includes five of each
of these little guys.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The ABC of Birds

I created this ABC of birds poster
for the 7th issue of LMNOP magazine.
Click here to download a free copy
of Issue No 7 of LMNOP Magazine
And read the fun questions
I answered on page 2.
It is an entire issue dedicated to the alphabet.
There are 12 x 16 prints
available at my Etsy shop.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Fish Frame

I decided to separate my fishies
and Photoshop them onto some vintage postcards.
Meet Finn,
and Freddy.

I'll have them ready for the shop on Monday.
I framed mine and displayed them
in the ledge of our living room.
The prints will be 5 x 7 inches.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog,
it's always a pleasure to have you.

Something Fishy

Click on the image to see it BIGGER
Watercolor on paper & acrylic ink
Will be available as a print
at my Etsy shop later today :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Still playing with white acrylic ink & kraft paper :)
It has been pouring rain outside
every afternoon for the past couple of days...
perfect kind of weather for drawing
and drinking tea.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Today I found a kraft paper notebook
I had totally forgotten I had
and made this little birdie
with some Sharpie markers
& white acrylic ink.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Stuff the studio today.
If you click on the images
you can see them BIGGER :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Open for business!

I've just reopened my shop today
with a couple of new prints.
This little birdie is called "My Heart is Yours"
I also listed 20 signed and numbered sets
of the "Lotus" prints.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

"Little Bits of Nature" book

Remember these?
I turned them into a little art book
called: "Little Bits of Nature" book.
It's 5 x 5 inches
and it has 9 original watercolors
Since the "Tiny Book of Birds" got so much love,
I'm thinking of maybe doing
a small limited edition of these for my shop
with archival quality prints.
The book covers are made with
handmade local 100% cotton paper.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Illustration Friday: PARADE

Don't let it rain on your happy parade :)
Watercolor and micron pen.
Click on the image
to see it BIGGER.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

My beautiful mom in 1962
Hope you have a wonderful day.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Best friends are sister & me

I found this photo today
of my sister Kiki & me at the bumper cars.
I love the way she's hugging me...
waiting for me to "protect" cute!
From my haircut
I'm guessing this was in Brazil
circa 1976 but I'm not sure.
I know for sure that I picked out the
turquoise car... :)

Thursday, May 07, 2009

F.A.Q #2

This is probably the question I'm asked the most.
This is my favorite carving block to make stamps.
It really does cut like butter:
This tool is called a linoleum cutter.
I use one made by Speedball.
I mostly use the liner tip, and the large gouge:
I have experimented with many brands of ink pads
and this is my favorite brand:

I hope this is helpful & encourages you to try it out,
it is so much fun!

*Someone wanted to know
what font I used to type the F.A.Q.:
It is American Typewriter regular :)

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009


We're getting a puppy!
The litter was born yesterday :)
My boys will have a new best friend
this summer,
and I'm so excited!
I haven't had a dog since I was in college
and I miss it so much.
His name will be Turbo.
Made this watercolor today,
can you guess his breed?

*I'll be back tomorrow with the F.A.Q.


Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you so much for all of the comments
on my very first video tutorial :)
I am so glad everyone enjoyed it,
it was really fun to make and I will definitely
make more videos for you in the future.
I received many emails with a variety of questions
about my work & blog so I decided to make
a little series of F.A.Q. posts to try and answer all of them.

What camera do you use
to take all the photos you post on your blog?
For the first two years of my blog I used a
4 megapixels Fuji FinePix S3100.
I recently gave the Fuji to my youngest son
and bought myself
a 10 megapixels Canon PowerShot SX10IS.
I edit (crop, resize, brightness, etc...) my photos with
PhotoShop Elements.