Monday, June 28, 2010


Happy Monday to all! And thank you so much for the Fimo birdie love :)
Congratulations to Allyson Haskell for winning the giveaway at my Facebook page!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Three little fimo birds

Three little fimo birds
From above
All done! I painted them with acrylic & a coat of matte varnish.
It's Daniel's now because he asked me for could I say no to Daniel :)
He wants to put it on the window above his desk in the new house.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Clay Birdies WIP

Polymer Clay Birds wip
I cooked these little polymer clay birds this morning to be made into a mobile after I've painted them with acrylics. I'll show you the end result tomorrow.
The biggest one is 3 1/2 inches long from beak to tail.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Facebook giveaway!

20 cent Bird
I'm giving away this 4" x 6" original watercolor & collage at my Facebook page.
If you have a Facebook account you'll need to click on the "Like" button before leaving a comment on the photo. Head on over there if you'd like to participate :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Yellow Bird

Yellow Bird
Trying out something a bit different today.
Mixed media & digital collage. 9 x 12 inches.

Monday, June 21, 2010

New Rocks

New rocks
I was immediately inspired to make some new hand painted stones
after I read my friend Margie's beautiful guest post at Indie Fixx.
The round stone is 6 inches in diameter, the biggest one I've painted yet!
These will all be companions to my succulent and cactus collection,
Manolo made a really nice place for them in the new house.
Hand painted with white acrylic ink & a very fine (No.1 or 2) round brush.
***The little white pebble vase is from my favorite ceramist:
Paula Valentim of Otchipotchi.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Orchids

The orchids are thriving
They are thriving. This is the third time they bloomed since we moved here.
But the stems are getting a bit shorter each time. Who knows why.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pressed plants

Pressed plants
Little bits I've been collecting on our walks.
There has been a lot of football watching & not a lot of art making these past few days.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

They Draw & Cook
I was so happy & honored when Nate Padavick invited me to play at his wonderful site :)
Andale, ándale, ándale!!! Gracias Nate! Go see it full size at

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sneak Peek Casa 5

Sneak Peek Casa 5
1- Bare concrete wall in the living room that still needs to be buffed and sealed.
2- Unfinished bare concrete wall.
3- Dining room window.
4- Left side of the Kitchen. The door you see leads to the laundry room.
5- Private patio view from the dining room.
6- Right side of the kitchen are.
7- Part of our suite.
8- Our studio/school.
9- The view from every room in the house.

I've been meaning to post these since I took them a couple of weeks ago.
The house is starting to take shape and I'm getting more & more excited to move in.
There is still lots of work to be done but it's looking great!
Manolo outdid himself with this one!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ma chère Jeanette

Ma chère Jeanette
Watercolor & acrylic ink on handmade Twinrocker paper. 4" x 6".
Painted while watching (well, mostly hearing) the first half of the USA vs. England soccer game :)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Bird Banner

Bird banner
I made a little banner to put up over our bed with some fabric scraps from Repeat, green linen fabric in different hues and Japanese double gauze cotton
that I love and wanted to be able to look at everyday.
Bedroom banner
I recycled an old linen shirt that I dyed with coffee & applied some of my birdies
with iron-on transfer paper that I bought at an office supply shop.
I bet one with kids artwork would also look great.
Hope you have a fun filled weekend :) I'll be watching a lot of soccer with Manolo.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

May/June pages

New pages for June
My new June pages ready to be filled up...
Filled May-June pages
...and as promised my May/June pages after I've written on them.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

It's a wrap!

I wanted to share a sheet of custom wrapping paper I made this weekend
using a vintage postcard I painted with some corals & seaweeds.
Homemade wrapping paper
I scanned the postcard & repeated the image a couple of times in Photoshop
and used them to make a mirror image until I liked the overall design.
Corals wrapping paper & Fish gift tag
I printed the finished design on my ink jet (Epson Stylus Photo R1800)
Sea themed present
And cut out one of my printed fishies to make a custom gift tag.
Fish tag
I really liked how the pattern turned out,
I might use it to make a journal/book cover too.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Blue Blooms

Around the World
Watercolor and acrylic ink on handmade Twinrocker paper. 6 x 8 inches
Sneak peek
Here's a little sneak peek of our new house.
The photo above is the pretty view from what will be Daniel's room.
We'll be moving in the new house in 6 weeks!
There's a train that goes by several times a day below our house,
I hope we get used to all the choo-chooing :)

Friday, June 04, 2010


Watercolor & acrylic ink on paper. 8" x 10"
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Little drawings

Random little micron pen drawings colored with Photoshop.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Snake Head

Snake Head
The minute I picked up that jacaranda seed pod I knew it was a sneak head :)
All it took was two paper fangs, a little bit of glue and my beloved white acrylic ink.