Thursday, December 31, 2009


Well hello 2010! So nice to see you! :)
Isaiah 43:18-19 (King James Version)
Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

I found these beautiful vintage postcards at the Digital Gallery of the
New York Public Library

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve table setting
Wishing you much joy on this very Special day!
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”- Isaiah 9:6

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The little town of Bernal

Peña de Bernal
Manolo, the boys & I went on a little exploratory trip to the little town of Bernal.
Yellow Wall
It's only a 40 minute drive from our place and a paradise to photograph.
Cactus Shop & Restaurant
This was the restaurant where we had some "gorditas rellenas" for lunch.
I'm glad the lady that sold the cactus wasn't there because I would have gone nuts!
The Peña de Bernal from town
The HUGE and gorgeous Peña de Bernal can be seen from all over town.
Small Plaza
One of the secondary squares. I loved that building with red & blue tile.
Cathedral at the main square
The bright Cathedral of the main square.
On another note: I was extremely happy when Stephanie Levi invited me to make a Christmas-themed guest post for her Artist Advent Calendar.
Oh! And Turbo asked me to please tell you he wishes you a very merry Christmas & New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New Casa

Living room display
A little peek of our new temporary place where we'll be living until next summer.
Breakfast area
Remember this plant? I found one at a local nursery here in Queretaro!
Can't wait to see it bloom.
Dining room
That bookshelf in the dining room used to be in my son Israel's room filled with toys.
Found nest display
This is the nest I found before moving. It's now housing one of my painted stones.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Storey holiday company card

Storey holiday company card
This is the card I told you about yesterday :)
Hope you have a sweet and peaceful weekend friends!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Catalog Cover

Storey Pubishing Spring 2010 catalog cover
I recently had the pleasure of working with Melanie from Storey Publishing
on the cover of their Spring 2010 book catalog.
You can download the catalog at this link to see all the wonderful books they publish.
I'll show you the company holiday card I designed for them tomorrow.
*Thank you so much for the warm welcome, I really missed you!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

First things first

It's up!
After two weeks of packing/unpacking boxes, organizing
and living without internet (the horror!) we are now enjoying the new place.
First order of business was to put up the inspiration board in the studio.

Thursday, December 03, 2009


I just found that empty nest on the ground on my walk with Turbo this afternoon.
I thought it was quite fitting since what has been our nest
for the past year and a half will be empty soon as well.
I'm taking this empty nest I found with me to fill up the next one we'll be calling home .
That is what my desk looks like right now. Daniel's spelling list, a list of orders I need to ship before we leave, little things that haven't found their way into boxes yet.
Tomorrow is the final stretch of this crazy race. The next time you hear from me will be from Queretaro. I hope I have a working internet connection soon.
Thank you so much for all your words of encouragement,
I wish I could personally hug each and every one of you.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


So far, so good :) Some 40 boxes ready...around 80 more to go. whew!

***News: I'll be rejoining Habit during this month.
I was honored to be one of the guests in July.
During December all 33 lovely guests of '09 will be sharing peeks into their days.
There is a link on my sidebar with the word "habit" that will take you there.
I hope you come and visit!

The beautiful yellow birdie photo is by the talented D.S. Brennan

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

A Wreath

A wreath
Just because I needed to take a break from packing boxes :)
Wish me luck, we're moving this weekend!