Saturday, July 28, 2012

Last week of Mixed Media from the Heart Workshop

This is the last week of my Workshop "Mixed Media from the Heart". Can you believe it? It's been months of planning and working on it, shooting the videos, answering questions, creating artwork and the best part of all was all the people who took it. I'm amazed by all the hard work, their dedication, their creativity and the community that we have formed where we share and discuss art.

I'm super happy and thankful with the results of the course, and I wanted to say all the people who participated and who gave me their trust: THANK YOU! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I not only get the opportunity to teach but also to learn a lot and I can't wait to see what you do in the following weeks.

The course will be closed for enrollment this Sunday, but I'm planning to offer it as a self paced course or a DVD. Stay tuned for the details soon!

Meanwhile, enjoy a sample of my students work! (Some in progress, some finished, all beautiful!) I'm so proud!!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Making art and teaching art

Last week was very rough for me. I didn't even have time to search through Pinterest and mark my favorites to share with you. But now I'm feeling better, and instead of sitting in front of the computer and look at pretty pictures, I decided to sit at my desk and make pretty art.  I've been so concentrated in my workshop that I haven't got too much time to sit and just play.  But this Saturday I carved some time and I painted and I had fun with my materials and the best part was that my daughter joined me and she made her own Mixed Media Piece. She said I don't want to watch your videos, I want you to teach me in person. So I did... and boy did she enjoyed it! She's crazy about blue, dogs, rainbows and hearts... Can you tell from the result?

I have to photograph all my work now, I'll be sending the newsletter with all the new pieces and dolls very soon. Stay tuned!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I'm Famous Down Under!

As you know, My series of art cards at La La Land are for sale in Australia, and fans have been sending me pictures of the cards they buy and the venues where they buy them from. I wanted to share with you the latest pics I got.

I'm too far to go and grab some myself, so If you see or buy them, send me pics and tell me how much you liked them, Ok?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

I'm back with a new Pinteresting Monday!

And I'm back. I'm not fully recovered yet but I'm a mother of 2 so I don't have much chance to be in bed resting and recovering.  Thanks so much for the get well wishes you sent me here and over facebook! Your good vibes really helped!   So here I am with another pinspirational post with what have caught my eye in the past days: Florals.  They're so beautiful and are everywhere! I just can't have enough!!

Source: via Danita on Pinterest

So you had a peek of what's inspiring me, and I'm wondering, what is inspiring YOU?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Recovering from a totally unexpected surgery...

So I'm at my parent's house right now recovering from a totally unexpected surgery. I came to visit my family for a few days and went to the doctor because I wasn't feeling right and I had this sharp pain and nausea after eating and I knew it wasn't right. It turned out I had lots of gallbladder stones and I had to get my gallbladder removed, like right now.  So yesterday I had surgery and now I'm recovering from it. 

Life is so unexpected! I had plans for a very different summer, but this is what was given to me and I have to deal with it. The good side? I have my family near to help me!

If you order from my shop lately please wait a bit for your items to arrive. Mr. Danita is doing what's possible to send you everything on time but we will probably have some delays, sorry about that!

Life gave me lemons, I'm going to make some lemonade.


Friday, July 06, 2012

Happy Birthday Frida!!!!

Today is Frida Kahlo's birthday!!
She was born in July 6th,  1907. She would be 105 today.
That deserves a cake.
Happy Birthday Frida!!!!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

4th of July Sale!!!! BOGO in all printed goodies!

Yes, you read it correctly.
Beggining today until Sunday, July 8th. Get a free Print or Woodblock (any size, any format, any quantity) for each one you buy. (If you want 2, just buy one, If you want 4, buy 2 and so on).
It's as simple as buying them from my shop and let me your choice of free one as a comment in the notes to the seller.
Now that's a way to celebrate!

Monday, July 02, 2012

Pinteresting Monday: Color inspiration

We just finished week one in my Mixed Media From the Heart Workshop and we're gathering color inspiration from magazines, books and the web. And where better to keep all of that than Pinterest?

Here are some of my color inspirations. I hope you find them inspiring as well!

Source: via Danita on Pinterest

Thank you for an overwhelming response!

Today we start the second week of my first online class, "Mixed Media From The Heart" and I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming response from everyone who has signed up. Everyone is having a wonderful time in the first week where we talked about inspiration and now on the second week we are going to start working with papers and techniques to create you own art. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

If you haven't signed up yet, there's still time to do so! We're just getting started and you won't miss the fun! Come on, Join us here!