Thursday, February 28, 2013

Getting back to work....

I want to thank you all for your comments either here or in my facebook page. They really helped. You were right, sometimes going outside, changing the ways, doing something completely unrelated to art and re charging the batteries will work. I managed to make some new art!!!

One of the things that I did was using a different medium, that kind of took me out of my comfort zone and challenged me to create.  I'm falling in love with watercolors all over again.  This is the way that I started, painting my dog in watercolors...

I am also experimenting with beeswax again. As the weather is getting just a little bit warmer, it's a lot more bearable to open the windows and work...  my newsletter is going to the subscribers with all the new yumminess soon. Meanwhile, I just listed a bunch of brand new art prints to my little shop.

Some of these pieces you may recognized from previous artwork that I made and sold online, but some of them are pieces from my Solo Show! Like the Frida with wings, that I just looooove! (My biggest Frida piece so far, that found a home as soon as the show opened!!).

I'm getting back my usual state of mind in which I have 3 or more things I want to do and that's just fabulous for me. That's the way I like it (a-ha a-ah).

Happy day!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Going through a dry spell...

This is my desk.  It's been like that since I left. 

I came home and I made lots of new jewelry but my painting desk is still like that. The only thing that has changed is that I filled with the brush holder with water and I brought a bottle of tea.  I don't know what's happening to me. I came home fulled of energy from the show and lots of plans an ideas, even a box full of old books to make more beeswaxed pieces but now I feel like the ideas and the energy dissipated with the everyday chores and now I'm not able to create a single thing again.  I know it's a phase, maybe tomorrow I will feel like creating again. Maybe I'm just depressed because I'm here alone again missing my friends and my family.  Maybe I'm just getting sick.  I don't think I run out of ideas. I have plenty. I just don't feel like doing anything... have you ever felt like that?  How did you overcome it?

Esta es mi mesa. Tal y como la deje antes de irme.

Regrese a casa, hice muchisima joyeria pero mi mesa de pintar sigue igual. Lo unico que ha cambiado es que llene mi bote de brochas con agua y puse una botella de te. No se que es lo que me pasa, llegue llena de energia de mi exposicion, compre una caja de libros viejos para mis encausticos pero siento que las ideas y la energia se han disipado con la vida diaria y siento que no puedo crear nada. Se que es una fase, tal vez mañana me sienta con ganas de crear. Tal vez estoy deprimida porque mi familia y amigos se quedaron atras, tal vez me estoy enfermando, pero definitivamente creo que no se me han acabado las ideas. Tengo muchas. Pero no me siento con ganas de crear nada nuevo.... Se han sentido asi alguna vez? Como lograron salir de ahi?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Opening Night!

 Valentine's day is one of my favorite holidays, and it has a very special meaning for me. Last night I had a wonderful early Valentine's gift from my fans and friends with the opening ceremony of my first solo show.

El dia de san valentin es una de mis fechas favoritas, pues tiene un significado muy especial para mi. En la noche del 13 recibi un regalo adelantado de mis fans y familia en la ceremonia de apertura de mi exposicion individual.

The Major's wife made a surprise visit and shared with me the honor of cutting the ribbon to mark the official start of the exhibition. A very nice lady and a fan of my art, she even bought a painting to take home with her.

La esposa del alcalde hizo una visita y juntas tuvimos el honor de cortar el liston que inagura oficialmente la exposicion. Una gran persona y fan de mi arte, se llevo una pintura a casa antes de retirarse.

All the local media wanted to talk to me, TV and newspapers interviewed me and wanted to know all about me and my art.

Los medios estuvieron muy interesados en hablar conmigo, los periodicos locales y la TV me entrevistaron para saber mas de que motiva mi trabajo.

The gallery was packed with family, friends and fans and for a while it was hard to walk around the room to see the paintings. After the opening speech and ribbon cutting, people was lining up to shake my hand and get their picture taken with me, everyone made me feel like a super star!! I'm super shy and I wasn't ready for so much attention, but everyone was great and I really enjoyed the evening.

La galeria estuvo llena de mis familiares, amigos y admiradores, y por un buen rato apenas se podia caminar por entre la gente que estaba admirando mi trabajo. Despues de la ceremonia de inaguracion tuve la oportunidad de saludar y tomarme fotos con muchas personas... Me sentia una estrella! Soy muy timida ya la verdad no estaba preparada para tantas atenciones, pero estuve rodeada de una maravillosa compañia y disfrute de una tarde maravillosa.

My greatest fans bought me flowers, my little one grabbed the largest bunch of flowers he found and ran to give it to me when I was greeting everyone.

Mis admiradores me llevaron muchas flores, y mi pequeño me dio el ramo mas grande de flores que pudo encontrar.

All and all, it was an amazing experience, I am super grateful to everyone who helped my dream a reality. Thank your Marcela, Tita & the Instituto De Cultura Del Municipio de Chihuahua for all the help!

And thanks a lot to and Televisa (In Spanish) for the coverage and review of the event!

Fue una experiencia maravillosa. Mi mas sincero agradecimiento a todos los que ayudaron a que este sueño se convirtiera en realidad. Gracias Marcela, Tita y al Instituto de cultura del municipio de Chihuahua por todas sus atenciones. Gracias a y a Televisa por la covertura al evento! 

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I have an invitation for you

Wow... I just got the official invitation that will be mailed and posted by the county's art department of the city of Chihuahua, Mexico for my solo exhibition on Feb. 13th.... I am so exited! And nervous! If you happen to visit the city, don't miss it. The show will have lots of new, large format pieces that I made just for the exhibit.

Wow... Me acaba de llegar la invitacion oficial que va a utilizar el municipio de la ciudad de Chihuahua, Mexico para anunciar mi exposicion individual el dia 13 de Febrero.... Estoy tan emocionada... y nerviosa! Si estan visitando la ciudad mientras mi arte esta en exhibicion, no dejen pasar la oportunidad de visitar la galeria, hay nuevas piezas en gran formato que hice especialmente para esta exhibicion.