Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It's that time of the month!

November desktop calendar_lo
Click on the small image below to make it larger and download from there.
Hope you enjoy it!


studio snippets
work in progress
vintage mason jars
my 'ol printer chigging along
Snippets from my studio. Tomorrow...a new desktop calendar for November :-)

Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Plants

Blue glass
Kalanchoe luciae
The golden fall sunshine is making my plants & me very happy.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Love Is In The Air

Can you feel it? :-)
Thank you so much to everyone that has stopped by my shop to buy prints!
I'm overwhelmed by your love and support of my art ♥

Friday, October 26, 2012


Complimentary Postcards
Packaging prints on my desk
On my Desk
My new postcards & stickers arrived today. One free postcard goes into each of my Etsy orders because I have the loveliest customers ever :-)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Last days!

Etsy prints
Last few days to purchase prints at my Etsy shop! As I do every year I will be closing up my shop from November 1st. until till early January of next year.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Painting on Linen

Painting on linen
Painting on linen
Flowers on linen
Painting on fabric
I'm painting directly on heavyweight 100% linen with fabric paints to make a few pillow covers for our home and some as gifts. I will spend my day sewing which is a nice break from all the drawing I've been doing lately.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Birds & Flowers

Bird Houses
Bird Garden
Something I worked on over the weekend.
Watercolor, acrylic ink and digital collage. 9 x 12 inches.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Northern Hawk Owl

Hawk Owl
4 out of 10
Acrylic ink on vintage b&w photo of Ottawa. 4 out of 10.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Rideau Canal
I had to go with the Monarch, a butterfly very close to Canada & Mexico's heart ♥ 
Acrylic ink on vintage black & white photo of Rideau Canal 
along Dominion Driveway in Ottawa, Canada.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Happy Trout

Jumping Trout
Acrylic inks
My glass desk as a palette
I love having a glass desktop to use as an impromptu palette for my acrylic inks. 
No.2 in my altered vintage photos series of Ottawa, Canada.

Fresh & Good

Blue corn tortillas
Cheese & bread
Freshly made blue corn tortillas from the market, a big round of queso panela and a warm loaf just out of my oven. Bread recipe is is the no-knead method by Jim Lahey.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Altered Photos

Photo Bundle
Altered Photos
Last year when I visited my sweet friend Margie in Toronto she took Sonia & me treasure hunting at the St. Lawrence Flea Market and I bought this little bundle of photos of Ottawa. I love the aqua color of the packaging and had to add it to my vintage ephemera collection. I finally had the chance to do something with them! I'll be altering one photo every day for the next nine days. I'm painting directly on the 3.5 x 2.5 black & white photos with FW Acrylic inks and my usual size 0 liner brush.

***I'm so excited to be going back to visit Margie in a few weeks!
I will be doing a one day stamp carving workshop at our friend Arounna's shop Boohkou.
There are still a couple of spaces available in case you want to join us. 
I'd love to meet you if you're in the neighborhood!

Monday, October 15, 2012

On my Desk

On my Desk Watercolor & acrylic ink on Fabriano paper.

Oh Canada!

Workshop at Bookhou!
More info here :-)
I'm SO excited to go back to Toronto for a whole week! I'm looking forward to spending some precious time with my sweet friends, visit the One of a Kind Show and do a fun one day stamp carving workshop at Bookhou! I hope you will join us if you're in the neighborhood :-)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Drawing, Drawing, Drawn

Another tiny peek at my work for the 'mystery' project that I hope to tell you about soon ;-)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tianguis de Ocoyoacac

Tianguis Ocoyoacac
This where you'll find me & Manolo early Wednesday mornings.
No better place to buy freshly made blue corn tortillas,
fresh fruits, veggies, herbs and wild mushrooms.
I love the colors, the smells, the sounds, tasted
and the super friendly vendors at this weekly market.

Saturday, October 06, 2012


Bowl of Arrows
Five Arrows
I took a break from drawing this afternoon and painted myself a bowlful of arrows with my trusty acrylic inks on smooth river stones. I used gold acrylic paint for the arrowheads.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Sunshiny Day

A very lovely sunshiny day here at our place today.