Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mail Day

Manolo takes all the orders from my shop to the Post Office each week in style
Mail bag
with a very cool Three Potato Four cotton canvas mail bag :)
And every order from my shop includes freebie "Topography of a Bird" postcard :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Whole wheat pretzels
Pantry door
Daniel and I baked pretzels today using this recipe.
I used whole wheat organic flour instead of all purpose.
We didn't have pretzel salt so I used a Hawaiian black lava salt
I had in the pantry and sprinkled a few with black sesame seeds. Yummy.
I asked Manolo to make me shallow shelves in the pantry
to be able to see everything in there and I really love it.
We used some left over pieces of pine beams from the roof in the living room
and other scraps of maple.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Door No.9

Door No.9
The other side
Israel's side
The other side of the studio that I share with my two sons.
Daniel (age 12) owns the orange chair & Israel (age 14) owns the blue one.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

At Dusk

At dusk...
I'll finish this one after my bike ride with Turbo.
We like to ride during sunset when everything glows :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hi Hello!

Hi Hello
Pretty wild flowers Daniel gave me this morning in a beautiful tiny Otchipotchi vase.
Photo and doodles by me :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More Friends

Koi sketch
Koi in color
Another pair of pals in the making...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Welcome Fall!

Welcome Fall!
I'm doing a little happy dance today. My favorite season is here! :)
Pencil sketch on the left and Photoshop colored digital version on the right.
And to all of you in the southern hemisphere a hip hip hurray for Spring!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Blue & Orange

Blue & Orange
Orange window
His Hands
A 'little bit' of color to brighten your weekend ;)
Casa de la Marquesa hotel in Downtown Queretaro
& my Manolo's precious hands in a sea of blue from La Casa Azul.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Needlefelted Felt Needlebook

Needlefelted Felt Needlebook
The title sounds like a tongue twister, doesn't it?
A tiny needle book I worked on this week
to keep my embroidery needles cozy and in one place.
I love needle felting, it's very meditative. Click here to see a little needle felted birdie and here to see some embroidered felt needle books I made a few years ago.

***The beautifully crafted mustard yellow journal was handmade by Kaija. She lives in Turku, Finland and has a wonderful Etsy shop called Paperiaarre

Thursday, September 16, 2010

We have a winner!

We have a winner!
Glückwünsche Lisa!!! The birthday cards are traveling to Germany :)
Congratulations! Please email me your mailing address as soon as possible.
Thank you so much for making me feel so loved yesterday!
October won 'favorite month' by a landslide! Congratulations October!
I'm looking forward to living you next month, specially because my love ♥
& my sweet sister Kiki were born during your days.

*The beautiful wall vase was made by Paula Valentim of Otchipotchi.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Birthday Giveaway!

It's my birthday :)
It's my 43rd birthday today! And I want to celebrate with a little giveaway :)
Birthday cards
Please leave a comment in this post with your name
& your favorite month of the year (mine is obviously September!)
to win a little pack of 5 birthday cards I made today.
I'll pick a random name tomorrow noon.
I'll announce the winner tomorrow evening!
Thank you for participating :) I'm off to celebrate...

***Comments are now turned off.
Thank you SO much for your very enthusiastic participation
and for the very kind birthday wishes!!!! I really felt a big hug from all of you while reading them. Sending you a HUGE hug back.
I will reveal the winner of this giveaway later today...

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Watercolor & acrylic ink on handmade acid free cotton paper. 9" x 12"

Friday, September 10, 2010


A work in progress celebrating friendship :)

Thursday, September 09, 2010

La Casa Azul

West view
Studio windows
Kitchen window
Corner View
A few views from the outside of our very blue home.

The Paper Quilt Project

The Paper Quilt Project
My contribution to the Paper Quilt Project.
Thank you Dawn for inviting me to play along!

Monday, September 06, 2010

Inspiration Board

Inspiration Wall
Hope you have a creative week full of inspiration :)
Inspiration Board 09/2010
'Inspiration comes of working every day' -Charles Baudelaire

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Desk with a View

Painting desk
Desk with view
Manolo helped me move the desk I use to paint to the corner window
of the studio to take advantage of the pretty view.
We moved all of the furniture around and I'm really happy with the distribution.
Now I need to put up the inspiration board, my favorite part!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Open for business!

My Etsy shop is open for business again :)
I re-opened my Etsy shop today after a loooong hiatus :)