Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving day today, close to your family and loved ones.

Although Thanksgiving is not a Mexican tradition, we embraced the celebration in our family as a way to be thankful for everything we have, besides,  who wants to pass on a yummy turkey?

I am grateful for My Family, two beautiful children that fill my life with joy and laughter, I am grateful for my Husband who loves me, I am grateful for my home where I can sleep every night.

I am grateful for the Internet, which has let me become an artist and meet all the people I've met and the opportunities it has brought into my life.

I am very grateful for my job and my shop that keeps on growing every year, which lets me do what I like when I feel like it, for I was withering before I became an artist, and I am infinitely grateful for all the love you send when you say you like my work, for It fills my heart and the world my characters live in with joy and happiness. The feed on it and multiply it, and send it back to you on every new thing I create.

Thank you for letting me make the world a more beautiful place.

Happy Thanksgiving Day from the bottom of my heart!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Setting up the Christmas tree?

I always say "this year I'm going to decorate my home for the Holidays starting November", for some reason or another (I get busy working on Holiday Decorations) I end up decorating at the end of the month. So If you, like me, haven't started yet, or if you already have but you think something is missing, I have the right thing for you!

I've just finished a few ornaments and I'm sure you'll find your favorite in here

There are hand painted ones as well as printed and embellished. 

I also added a few new Aceo size woodblocks to the shop. If you need that extra something to spice up your walls, you know where to find it! (Just click on the pictures and they'll take you right there).

Monday, November 19, 2012

And the winner is....

Are you waiting to know who the winner is for the Frida Magazine Giveaway?
Wait no more! 
The winner is...jamileebee!!!
Who said:

"Frida has been such an inspiration throughout my life. Her remarkable story has given me strength when dealing with seemingly impossible circumstances. Each time I look at her masterpieces I see and feel something new. It speaks to my soul in a way unlike any other. I love my collection of tiny Fridas from Danita, they hover like a cluster of angels in a very special place...xoxo"

And I also got an extra copy, that goes to Sheila Earheart, who wrote:

"Hi! Oh my goodness! I'm an artist and have always loved Frida. BUT I also suffer from Fibromyalgia. Guess who else did? Frida! She was one of the first diagnosed cases. She's my hero! I even go to an FM clinic in Portland that is named after her! Can you believe my good fortune in being referred there for care? And guess what? It's called the Frida Center for Fibromyalgia in honor of Frida!"

Jamileebee and Sheila, please contact me and send me your shipping addresses so I can ship the magazines to you!

Thanks so much for participating!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

It feels good to be back: New Holiday's Painting

It feels so good to be back and work again. I was itching to get back painting and I had so many ideas in my mind that I just had to turn some of them into paintings. I finished my first set of Holiday Paintings and it's hard to pick a favorite. Do you have one?

I'm preparing my newsletter that will be out tonight so if you are a subscriber you will have the opportunity to get them first! Not a subscriber? Sign up here!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Little boxes in my shop now

Remember these little boxes?

Well, they're now finished, photographed and ready in the shop for you to pick up your favorite!

They're full of details, the image has been covered in a resin, each one was painted, stenciled, crackled and distressed.

 And I'm also listing their perfect companion to go inside. I finally get my hands in a batch of this long oval rings and I made a bunch of them, most with your favorite Frida images that fit perfectly!

Oh and speaking of Frida, if you haven't signed up for my giveaway, you can still do so here!

Already picked your favorite little box? Go get it as I only made one of each. They're one of a kind and once they're gone, they're gone!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Who wants to win a Frida Kahlo magazine? (Plus last giveaway Winner Announcement!)

Hello everyone! I'm feeling so much better now (Thanks so much for the comments and the good wishes) and I'm getting back to work, slowly but with lots of ideas and projects in my mind.

I have another giveaway for you. This time it's one that I'm sure all Frida Kahlo fans out there will treasure. It's November's Vogue Supplement:  Frida Kahlo, Las apariencias engaƱan (Looks are deceiving). A magazine supplement dedicated uniquely and exclusively to the exposition of Frida's dresses, accessories and little treasures that will be shown at La Casa Azul very soon. (I'm dying to go!!!).  For the ones who can read Spanish it's packed with information, but also If you don't, all the pictures are worth the supplement.

This exposition and magazine just sparked an idea: I'm going to be making Frida's dresses painting series. I want to have by the end of the year at least 12 painting with some of the dresses that will be shown in this exposition.  What do you think? I can't wait to start!

So, do you want a copy? Just leave a message here saying what you like more about Frida. The winner will be announced next Friday, and you can participate from any part of the world :)
Oh an one more thing, the winner from the Life Book workshop is.... Olivia aka Eya!!!!
Congratulations!!! Olivia, please contact me!