Tuesday, March 3, 2015

One calendar, one article


I finally received a few copies of the 2015 Aquent Calendar, which features one of my paintings! It turned out so pretty and I feel grateful to have been included! And, as a plus, my month is MARCH, which happens to be my son's Birthday month, so I'm super glad about that!

If you would like to see the other artists chosen to be on the calendar, check them out HERE.

On a completely different note, I was reading an article, by Pamela Druckerman, that it was beautifully written, so I thought I'd share here, if you want to read it too: What You Learn In Your 40s. Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The latest

It's been awhile.

So I had been 'in crisis' with my painting, and that's why I decided to take an online course called Primitive Portraits, with Mindy Lacefield. I love her style, her process, her fearlessness when it comes to painting. I need some of that.

Anyway, great class, totally worth it. But I actually could use Mindy in person, by my side, for a whole MONTH, to remind me to be messy and brave more often!

Here are some of the things I came up with for this class.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Gallery Update

Just a quick post to say that I updated my gallery -finally - and to reveal the names of the 5 paintings from the last post.

Stripes of Libra
The Other Side of The Story
Jungle Map

And, again, thanks to everybody who helped me with the names. It's actually very cool to read people's ideas and kind of get a sense of where they're coming from. And it is definitely a fun exercise to get 2 or more of those names and mix them together!

Have a great week and a fun Halloween!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The name of the game...or 'the game of the name'

If you like my Facebook page you've probably seen my post about finding names for some of my paintings. I usually have names for them by the time they're done - usually it's the first idea that comes into mind (those are the best!) - but some of them just don't speak to me as loudly, per se. Plus, in my opinion, there is a fine line between a cool name and a cheesy one; and sometimes it's hard to see that line when you're standing too close!

And that's why brainstoming is the best solution! Nothing better than a bunch of fresh eyes and fresh minds throwing in ideas to help spark creativity! Anyway, here are the paintings I needed help with:

And their names:

1- White Stones
2- Circus Town
3- Night Swimming
4- Once Upon a Purple
5- Pedaling Through
6- Luna Verde
7- Golden Forest
8- Leafy Birds
9- Cricrilicious
10- For Your Eyes Only

Today I have a few more that I can't seem to name:

I need suggestions!!! Pretty please?!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Excuses, excuses...

I don't have any. Excuses, I mean, for having abandoned my blog for 7 - SEVEN! - months.
So why don't I just show you what ELSE I've been doing?

I had some notebooks made and they turned out really cute. Some are still in my Etsy Shop.

And these are all finished painting, soon to be found in my store.

Got the new iphone, so I HAD to get a new case. ;-)

This one is my latest. Full of texture and "very different", according to my friends.

Finally, just for fun, here is the evolution of a painting:

Have a great week, dear one person who is still reading this!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Good riddance, February!

battling the sickies

I don't know about you, but my February SUCKED! Good thing it's a short month! Between stomach bugs and fever and runny noses, we're finally emerging and rejoining society! Jeez!

I am no Pollyanna - not at ALL -, but in the spirit of seeing the glass half full, here were this month's highlights:

My girlie won her first stripe at her Jiu-Jitsu class! Look at that proud smile!

My son was sick for so long that he started to watch Food Network, and now he and dad are bonding over food!

Valentine's Day is always a good excuse to eat some chocolate.

Girlie painted...

...and Mommy painted.

Still, I've never been so glad to welcome March, and for more than one reason:

1- it's my son's Birthday today! 9 years old! Seems like yesterday he was a baby...and sometimes it feels like forever ago! It's a strange feeling...

2- both grandmas and aunts are coming from Brazil very very soon!

3- we're all going on a big family trip to Hawaii!!!

So here's to a great month to all of us!
Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The latest here...

These are the 2 pieces I've been working on this past week. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen some of these pictures, but I have a few more today.

This first one I started last year, after my workshop with Jennifer Mercede.
It looked A LOT different before!

There are some collage elements here too.

The second painting was also started last year. It's actually the one featured on most pictures of this post here. Lots and lots of transformation.

On a side - and completely different - note, it's been a year since we got Mocha, our dog! Happy Anniversary, boy!