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!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Necklaces and stuff

First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I know, I know, you're thinking 'it's almost freaking October already!', but better late than never.

This is year I'm gonna be better at blogging. More consistent. It's one of my goals. That and exercising. Oy...


Today I wanted to tell you about my necklaces that are FINALLY up on my Etsy shop! I am very excited about them and I hope you will too! For more information on each one, just click on the image!



Next on my list: MUGS!


Monday, October 28, 2013

About time...

If you're here from Studio Crescendoh, welcome! I'm very excited to be the Studio's Guest Curator this week! And I felt that this called for a new blog post - nothing like a little kick in the behind to get you going sometimes. It's been almost 2 months after all!  *sorry*

So anyway, if you happen to follow my Facebook page and/or my Instagram feed, you probably know this already, but just in case, this is what I've been working on lately:

I think "the girls" look pretty cute on necklaces, yes? They'll be on my Etsy shop pretty soon, stay tuned!

Speaking of cute new products, Society6 is now offering TOTE BAGS! So be sure to check them out too! I got one and love it!

Have a great week! And a good Halloween! ;-)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

On Washi Tape

It's been only a few months since I became more familiar with washi tapes. I had heard a lot about it from other bloggers/crafters, but never actually used it before I got my first batch on Etsy, a couple of months ago. My initial idea was to integrate these tapes into my paintings, as a way of creating texture and more interest to the piece. A new material to experiment with.

What I DIDN'T know was that I would be using them in different ways too!

First, I decided to tape the edges of my canvasses. Instead of painting them, or masking them to keep them white, I thought that "washi-ed" edges might look cool. And it does! I love it!

Now, the second idea was a collaboration between my 5-year-old daughter and me. She made some art and asked me if I wanted to hang somewhere. I said "sure, babe, I'll buy a frame and we'll do that." She told me no, that she didn't want any frame, she wanted me to TAPE it to the wall. And just as I was about to dismiss the idea, it came to me: WASHI tape!

Now I have a whole wall filled with the kids drawings!

There are so many positive points about using washi for that:

- it's easy, cheap, and colorful;
- no nails!
- it's a work in progress: just keep adding to it!
- no more space? tired of the old art? Just take it down with no damage to your wall!

The best part is that now you can get them in major stores! Staples, Office Depot and Target are all carrying them now!

What have YOU been doing with your washi tapes?