Thursday, October 31, 2013

You're Awesome!

Hand stamped bags
Stamping some bags for my Etsy shop.
I really, really enjoy making these hand stamped bags for my awesome Etsy shop customer's orders. My heart goes out with every single parcel I send. Thank you so much for buying & supporting my art!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Tiny Books

New Tiny Books
Tiny Book Covers
A new batch of Tiny Books
Tiny Books coming soon...
Remember these tiny books? It has been too long since I've made one so I got to work this weekend and finished a whole new batch of tiny book covers. Each little cover was painted by hand and no two are alike. As soon as I finish them they'll go into my shop.
There will be tiny books of birds, flowers & butterflies :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Market Hopping in Mexico City

Maket Hopping in Mexico City
Maket Hopping in Mexico City
Maket Hopping in Mexico City
Maket Hopping in Mexico City
Manolo & I went on a market hopping adventure looking for Ceylon cinnamon. We came back home with bags full of fresh goodies.
The markets we visited were: Mercado de San Juan, Mercado de Sonora & Mercado de la Merced. Hope you enjoy these pics as much as we enjoyed our outing.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Journal Pages

Here are the journal pages from the past two weeks and the layout I made today for the next two weeks. Hope you have a beautiful Monday!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

At Dawn

Dawn in my studio
On my desk
Dwindling light
Work in progress
Desk at dawn
I'm in completely love with the new studio Manolo built for me in our home and I could spend all day in there but at dawn... it really turns into a remarkable space with the golden light of the low sun streaming in.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Rubber Stamps!

New Stamp Line
Stamp Line
Rubber Stamps
Stamp Detail
Line of Stamps
I'm very excited to announce that I'm working on a line of stamps in collaboration with Magenta Style. Early next year you will be able to purchase rubber stamps with my artwork at select stores and directly from my shop :) I'll let you know as soon as they become available.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Etsy Shop Update

Hummer Print
Seven New Prints
Pots print detail
Flying High print
Blooms print
Seven brand new archival quality prints will be available at my Etsy shop tomorrow at noon :) That will make the total 70 different prints available for you to choose from.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Lilies of the Valley

New Stamp
Lilies of the Valley
New envelopes for my shop
New stamp I carved to decorate my shop envelopes. I love how the black ink looks on the kraft stay-flats. Hope my lovely customers like them :)
If you are interested in carving your own stamps, I wrote a book about it:
"Making An Impression" published by Lark Books.
You can also check out all the posts I've done about carving on the blog by clicking here.

Saturday, October 05, 2013


Ehecatl-Quetzalcuatl Temple
Ehécatl Temple
Conjunto de Tláloc
Quetzalcoatl Temple
Capulin Tree
The valley below
Three women
Magueyes by the road
This is the archaeological site of Calixtlahuaca. We had the whole area to ourselves yesterday morning, we only encountered three local women gathering wild capulin cherries and tejocotes. It was amazing to walk the trails from temple to temple teaming with colorful wild flowers, agaves and maize fields.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Glorious Creation

Morning Glories
Black Stalks
Blue Flower
Wild Yellow Daisies
Morning Glory
Backlit Cosmos
This morning we went on a short car ride to Calixtlahuaca and hiked up to the archaeological site. The whole area is really fascinating. This is a bit of what I saw. I'll post photos of the actual ruins tomorrow.