Monday, August 31, 2009

First day of school!!!

Today was the first day of school for my girl.... and I feel so weird!! I have these mixed feelings because I'm so happy she is taking a big step towards independence going to school but I'm also sooo sad because she's not my baby anymore :( I think the ones who have been through this can understand how I feel. It's so hard to explain...

Here she is... ready to go!

Outside school...

Ready for mischief!

I'm so proud of you, my girl!!!
(Please someone pass the kleenex!)

In other news, I'm updating my shop with lots of new things, including little boxes with original paintings, jewelry, magnets and more!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The costume party

I'm here again! It's incredible how quickly the days pass and suddenly I realize that I haven't posted a thing in a week!

But here I am... and I have pics. I was dying to go as the Red Queen or as a Frida... but my daughter won and I ended up being the White Rabbit. She wanted me to scream "I'm late, I'm late!" all over the place while she followed me everywhere... we even made a hole out of black felt to fall into....

Even Buzz, my daughter's loved plush dog got a costume, he was the Butterfly that the caterpillar turns into.

Here's another pic of me with my cousin (who organized the party and was dressed up as Cinderella). My costume was pretty simple but got a lot of nice comments :) I already had the ears and the bunny tail from a past Halloween, the vest is made of felt with a detachable clock that was made of felt too, the scarf is a piece of lace and my pants are actually my PJ's tucked inside my socks ;)

I Spent most of the time there making cupcakes and helping with the preparations of the party. Everybody had a great time, specially little Alice who spent the whole afternoon playing and jumping and eating frosting.

What do you think? I think we look very cute! Specially considering the low budget and the short time ;)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

And the winner is.....

Thanks so much for your help! You gave me so many wonderful ideas!!! I'm going to start working on my costume today and I'll post pictures of the party next week! (I think I will leave the Frida costume for Hallowen).

So now... drum roll please..... the winner is......Miss Elena Eous!!!! Congratulation Miss Elena, please send me your address to send you the print :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

It's giveaway time!!! Please help meeee!!!

It's giveaway time! It's been a while since my last one and you deserve it! You're always too good to me :)

Here's the catch... I have to attend a costume party on the 22 (a week from now) and we decided to dress as the Alice in Wonderland characters (I wanted to be Frida but my daughter insists in Alice)... My daughter goes as Alice (she has the cutest dress!)... my husband as the Mad Hatter... and I don't have idea who to be!!!! So, I'm giving one print of this new collage (for sale soon) to one person. To participate you have to leave me a comment with a link to a Hat tutorial (to complete the Mad Hatter's costume) or a cheap and cool idea for me to dress for the party (remember I live in the desert and it's the middle of august). I'll pick a random winner this Monday!

Please help me! The stores don't have Halloween things yet! (what do you think of Alice in Fridaland?)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New Stuff!

I had an art attack and created a batch of new stuff this week... ready for you to take it home at my Etsy Shop.

The dollies I had shown you earlier are ready to see the world!

Five new original paintings...

Sharing Life

Tree Lover

Tea Time

Feeling Blue

An Owl (sold)

And finally, a brooch series that had been sitting on my desk waiting for the inspiration faeries to do their thing... I like them a lot!

What do you think? Do you like them?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

500 days of summer.. and stickers!

I know, I know I promised to show you what else I made with the little drawings today but I had the chance to go to the movies to watch "500 days of summer" and I'm soooooo in love with that movie that I almost went to sleep without showing you!
So... ta da!!! Here they are, cute little stickers!!! Who doesn't love stickers? I surely do!

I made two different kinds, clear and white. I love both! They look super cute everywhere you decide to paste them... just look at the examples ;)

And you can cut them in any way you like... just one, two or severa together...

I just made a few and they are available at my shop ... now off to bed, to keep thinking about the movie! (By the way, click on the poster in the first picture and you can get a sneak peek of other things I'm working on this days).

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Shrinky dinks and other things

I decided what to do with all the little illustrations that I have been doing this days... I made little phone charms! They're so cute and so tiny!!! They're available now at my shop.

They look great hanging from cell phones, backpacks, laptops, iPhones... And you can make them little pendants if you put them on a chain or bracelet too! I'll tell you what else I made tomorrow... I hope you had a great weekend!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

We are.... HAPPY!

Hi there! I'm so excited to share this news with you! I've been invited by the talented Yael Fran
to be part of the new publication "We are...". This month we are happy! And how couldn't I if I'm part of this project full of excellent artists and illustrators! For more details and to preorder it just click here. (Thanks again for the invitation Yael!!!)

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Summer Sale at my Etsy shop!

I'm preparing new stuff for my shop and I need to make some space! I just added a new section to my shop with great original artsy stuff with their prices reduced! This is your chance to get that piece you wanted! Click here to see what's there!

Working on...

Some new stuff... I have to use my Gocco!!!

And these images would be so nice in some shrinky dinks... or maybe some stickers?

On other news, I was guest blogger in the Etsy in Spanish blog. I have a small interview (In English And Spanish) with pics of my studio. Wanna see them? Click here to go there :)

Monday, August 03, 2009

Commissioned piece finished and some other pics

Happy beginning of the week! I can't believe is Monday again... time flies lately! I've been busy with a very special piece commissioned by one of my customers. She lost her dear cat, Mr. Bacon and she wanted a piece to remember him... and she chose the 2 Fridas. They were a lot of work but they're finally done and I'm so proud of them. I hope they help her remember her beautiful kitty :)

We also went to Carlsbad Caverns ... I tried to take pics but there's almost no light there and with my little camera this is the only thing that came out :P

They are just beautiful, is stunning what nature does and the people there has done a great job preserving them and letting us enjoy those wonders....

I hope you had a great weekend too!