February 29, 2012

the extra day full of good news

one of my goals for 2012 was to be part of a local art show and
now it is happening.  the news that i want to share with you today is quite
exciting for me. this painting you see me working on here was selected
 to be part of an art show in my area.  more details coming soon.

i have shared the above picture previously. read more about
the creative process for this painting and how i am visiting my

best wishes and thank you for stopping by.

February 27, 2012


do you know what i wanted to do when i saw this tree?

beautiful tree it is.  too bad it does not stand in my backyard.

canvas ready for color.

February 23, 2012


graphics/font from picnik (closing soon)
polaroid phone app

this is me.
silliness and all.

February 20, 2012

work in progress in quotes

Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you,
well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the
best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one else but you can make your marks. Listen to your bones. Speak with your spirit.
 Edit with your head. Live with your heart. - S.Holland

You are lost the moment you know what the result will be.
--Juan Gris

one of my journals is filled with quotes that speak to me.
these are few to go with my works in progress.

February 15, 2012

a wish

i wish for this week to unfold in unexpected ways.
that is today's wish.

February 13, 2012

collage.altered books.

some of these pieces of paper have been on my desk for weeks. 
i decided to turn them in to collage elements instead. 

going into an altered book.

found it on the shelves of a consignment store.
perfect for my childlike and playful collages.

in other news, i submitted two paintings for local art show.
   truly have no idea what to expect, but hoping for the best.
i will share those paintings later on.
happy monday.

February 11, 2012

my moon

what i have
with my moon
will always be
wildly magical
seemingly impossible

February 10, 2012

every friday....

my son and i have our journaling time together.
in this particular photo, i was enjoying
the new issue of this magazine.

i love that it excites him to draw and color.

he works in his journals most of the time. 
sometimes on a piece of paper which i will
bind later on.

happy weekend.

February 5, 2012

tiny and rosy painting

suddenly rosy
acrylics on watercolor paper
approx. 4 X 3

other work is coming together
in a truly rewarding way.  brighter color palettes
and symbols that reflect who i am and my experiences.
i feel like all these bits of life
are gathering to make more meaning. 

working on a series and planning
to have an online exhibition of some sorts.
just dreaming it up.

February 2, 2012

Blonde and blue

my childhood was extraordinary. i can truly say that i loved my childhood. thanks to my amazing parents. it wasn't easy for them, but they always gave my siblings and me an environment for a happy childhood. i love that i have access to memories of a most enjoyable time. i can feel the bumps on the street as i rode my bike everyday afterschool. i see myself clearly walking to the corner store called 'el globo' to buy gum for a penny. taking turns riding (very slowly) on the back of motorcycle for a quarter from a neighborhood high school kid (crazy i know; not sure if my parents know about that).   when i asked my parents if my hair would turn blonde and eyes blue when we immigrated to the United States. so many more memories and stories. it is hard not to keep going.

how can i capture those moments? i see a pattern in the projects i do and the questions i ask. after much painting and trying to find my own symbols, i see that what i am creating mostly relate to childhood or childlike experiences. 

that is what is so alive in me. it is deep within, but on the surface if you know what i mean. i feel it so strongly. with these paintings, i am looking at my world and expressing it in a way only i can. 

February 1, 2012

Giveaway winner

is Marty.
a life of threads clutch bag. it's raw with fray edges.
i hope you enjoy it.

a little ribbon to tie around it.

with some handmade tags, bookmark, and a life of threads wrap.

thank you for your comments and your amazing memories. 
i enjoyed every one of them.