Tuesday, September 27, 2011

More Halloween...

A little cat girl doll,  A girl and a pumpkin counting the candy they got and sharing their part and a ghost girl... which one is your favorite?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Chickens and craft shows....

 Oh my! It's me again not posting for a while... sorry about that but life gets hectic sometimes (very frequently lately). Anyway. One of the reasons I was away was that It was my turn to read to my daughter's class at school and I had to prepare an activity for them to do after the book reading. The book she chose was "The chicken of the family"by Mary Amato and illustrated by one of my favorite artists: Delphine Durand.

We got to make funny chickens at the end and the children had a very fun time... specially when they got to glue the colored feathers and the sprinkles.

 Here are some of the ones I could photograph... they were all running around with them and I couldn't make them stay together to snap one with all of them. It was so much fun!

And the other reason I've been away is that I was preparing for the last "Arte en el Parque" of the year (it runs from April to September only).  It was a good day and I really thank all the people who went there and visit the booth :)

 Oh and yesterday I went to a concert! One of my favorite rock bands in spanish, Los Enanitos Verdes.  Listening to them made me go back to my days in high school... so many good memories! It was really, really good!

But this week I'll be a better blogger, I promise!

Tomorrow, a new Halloween painting. You'll see it here ;)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Halloween Preview

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Thursday, September 08, 2011

New Frida Paintings and Autumn Prints!

Today I wanted to show you my latest Frida paintings, but first, let me thank you for all the comments you left here and in my Facebook about the new me.  Today was a specially rough day and reading all your comments and support made it easier. 

I've been sending my new art lately through my newsletter mainly, but this time I decided to post my new two Frida paintings here first.  This one is titled "Viva la Vida. Viva la Frida" and it's full of color, texture and patterns.  It's like the whole painting is screaming it: Viva, Viva!

The second one is a bit more subtle and in a different mood.  It's titled "Arrullo de luna" which means something like "Lullaby for the Moon" and it has deep blues and iridescent colors.  Frida's face is more tender and the whole painting has a different feeling, more melancholic look.

Both of them will be available at my shop, as well as prints of my other newest autumn paintings (which are all sold, thank you very much!).  The new prints will look lovely in your walls, specially if you decoration has deeper colors or if you change it through the seasons. They're so autumn-y!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The new, updated me!

Hello! Have you noticed that I just changed my profile pic? I've been meaning to take pictures of my weight loss progress and time has gone so incredible quickly lately that it's already 2 months since my surgery and I haven't taken them! I remember that before taking the big decision, I used to browse for hours the before and after pics of people who had lost weight, and the thing that amazed me the most was not the difference in the weight, but the happy they looked. I used to tell my husband that I wanted to look like that, not skinny, but super happy and comfortable in my own skin.  Many of you would say that I should be comfortable no matter what's my size, but I wasn't healthy anymore, and nobody can feel good in a sick, tired body... But look at me know... I see my eyes and my smile and I notice the big difference in me,  I see myself pretty.  It's not just that the double chin and the big cheeks are gone, it's my expression what makes me feel sure I took the right decision.  I'm still half away from my goal weight, but inside me, the change has been done, nothing can stop the sunshine inside.  And that makes me very happy :)

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Tara Brach

I just discovered Tara Brach through the Zencast podcast that I listen while I take my morning walk, and started to read her page e and she really speaks to me in a way that I feel a connection and understanding. I love her sense of humor and kindness, listening to her makes you feel better about anything instantly. Living in a very troubled city, I've been feeling a special need for reassurance that everything will be alright and I've found through the Zencast and Tara that it's not what happens to you, but how you react to it and it's helping me a lot. If you have a chance, listen to any of her podcasts. I highly recommend them to you and I leave you with this mantra from Tara:

May I be filled with lovingkindness.
May I feel safe from harm.
May I accept myself just as I am.
May I be peaceful and at ease.
May I be happy.