Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What I do when I don't know what to do

First of all, thanks a lot to all for your support and your kind comments!! You're great! Also for your response to the sale.. thanks thanks thanks!!!

This weekend was crazy. I had different plans but at the end we ended up all sick with the flu and hanging around the house. Besides I had artist block. I know, I know, many people say there's not such thing but I think it happens. I think everybody gets blocked once in a while. Not even the people who works at the offices works at their 100% all the time, right? Well since I couldn't draw a straight line during the weekend I decided to do what I always do when I don't know what to do... cleaning and moving around furniture!!!! And this time it totally paid off. My studio was a M E S S! it was way too cluttered and I felt like everything was going to fall on me. But now... now I actually have space to work and space to keep things organized.. and the best part is that I even have some empty spaces in the shelves so I can put more stuff!!! Isn't it great? Let me show you some pics. I think I haven't show you my studio yet. Here's a sneak peek:

She's Olivia, my new assistant. She's been helping me list all the items in my store.

This is my corner and yes, I know what I have in every single bottle and box.

And here's the bookcases with free space!!

I'll try to take more and better pics to show you later. I'm so happy with the result! So naturally I went to my creative mood and I made some new original pieces:

"A bird in hand" Sold, thanks!

And a "Little Mermaid" at Ebay.

Now all I have to do is keep it like that... and the same with the weight loss, THAT is going to be the difficult part :P

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I'm published in BELLE ARMOIRE !!!!

I'm so excited today!!!!! Yesterday I received my Nov/Dec Issue of Belle Armoire Magazine and guess what?... I'm there!!! My jewelry and little boxes were featured in the Art of Presentation: 4 whole pages with my art on it!!!! Isn't it great?!!!? Even one of my necklaces is in the Table of Contents, right at the beginning for every body to see!! :)

If you want to take a peek you can follow this link. Or better yet, why don't you pick up the magazine and read the full article and tell me what you think? :)

I've been super busy preparing for this making boxes, original ACEOS, more Pretty Girl brooches and new jewelry for the shop. The boxes are super special this time, with many new designs and images on them. Now I'll go to continue jumping with joy all over the house... see you!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

And the winner is......


Congratulations on winning this super duper giveaway!
Send us your Address so we can send your ACEO Pack =)

Thanks a lot for participating, it's great to see so many of you dropping comments... you gave me a lot of ideas for movies to watch if I ever have the time... .hehehe.

Now, since I wanted to give everyone something, I'm having a sale on my Etsy Shop:

Buy one print, get 50% Off on your second print!
RUN!!! Don't walk to my etsy shop!

Well, gotta go now. I just kicked out Mr. Danita from the studio because he was messing around with the camera, so I better go see what's he doing!!

pssst.... It's Mr. Danita here.... She walked off to see what I was doing, so let me show you a spy shot I nicked from her work in progress.... Enjoy, but don't tell Danita I showed you!

Monday, October 20, 2008

A thank-you-so-much-for-all-your-support giveaway!

Before Halloween ends, I'm having a giveaway as a thank you for all the support I've been receiving with my weight loss efforts.

What's the prize? 6 (yes, S I X!) beautiful Halloween ACEO prints! (Including the girl with the white mask you liked it so much). You just need to leave a comment telling me your favorite movie in this post and I'll draw a winner on Thursday :)

Oh and speaking of giveaways, XXXX to Second Sister, she made this beautiful post about me and is giving a Danita Art print of your choice for free!! You can visit her blog here. Don't forget to leave a comment to participate on her giveaway too!

Good luck!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'm fitting into my pre-pregnancy jeans!

It's getting colder outside. Things are changing. Leaves are falling and I'm fitting into my pre- pregnancy jeans!... It is so weird how 17 pounds can make such a big difference in my life.

I was outside this afternoon with my dogs and my daughter and one of the dogs ran outside the park and I followed her... and I could run without gasping for air like a fish out of water!!! And my mood has improved a lot too. I feel more energized in general even though I barely eat and I feel like doing so many things without feeling overwhelmed. And the shoes... oh the shoes!!! Now I can use a lot of the pairs that didn't fit me anymore (yes, feet get fat too)... It's such a relief to be comfortable on your own shoes!

I'm just wondering why I stopped loosing weight... isn't it too early to hit a plateau? Or maybe I'm growing muscle with the exercise and that's why I seem to not be gaining weight?... Well I don't know, but I keep on going.. .following the diet and exercise .. I know it will pay off :)

I other news Leah from The Craft Nanny featured me in her blog... thanks a lot Leah! You can see her post here.

Monday, October 13, 2008

PFATT Marketplace offering for October

The Pfatt Marketplace offerings for this month are up! You can find my newest piece here :) This time I'm trading the cats for a little cute black dog with his big pumpkin following two cute little kids all dressed up and ready for Halloween :) Perfect for the season!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

First visit to the shrink

I had my first appointment with my psychologist today. She will be helping me with my problems with food. I don't know how she plans to do it but I hope it works. It was my first time. I thought she would have a couch and I would lie there and talk and talk... but not. She was sitting in her chair behind a desk and I was in the other side... just like a normal doctor. And she just filled a questionnaire. I think it will be different in the next sessions. It was weird talking to a total stranger about my issues...but also a relief.

Anyway... I'm trying to focus my mind in something else that food, so I've been buying supplies! I love to get new supplies. This is my new toy:

I've been looking for the (almost) perfect easel all my life and I finally found it!!! You see, I work in the most awkward positions... and I'm always using my left hand to hold the painting I'm working on but I get tired, or I slip and I make a mistake. I think the one who invented this paints like me.. so he (or she) would need something that moves around, not just swivels back and forth. This thing can be positioned in several ways... I'm so happy with it! For the ones who have asked... you can get it here.

Oh by the way, for the ones interested I finally added some Halloween Aceo Sets to my shop. For the ones who can't have just one :)

Monday, October 06, 2008

As promised.. new work!

Here's a sneak peek of the new work I'll be posting on my shop. I'll be adding them during this days. Keep checking you'll never know what you'll find :)

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Visit to the pumpking patch!

Did you have a good weekend? We did! We visited for the first time a pumpkin patch!!! It was so exciting! My daughter couldn't pick one she wanted them all and she was as amazed as finding the first as she was at the end. It was really great! We took tons of pics and she got to sit in every big pumpkin she found :P

There were also other activities, like a corn maze in which we got lost (and it was the easy one!)... a huge tube slide. We had the best roasted corn ever!!! (No, I'm not supposed to eat it... yes, it was worth the stomachache!). I think this is the beginning of a family tradition!

Big pumpkins

One of her findings :)

I told her that if she could carry it we would take it home :P

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo! We even found Cinderella's pumpkin!

And of course, I did a little bit of work...but that I'll show you tomorrow :)