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!
xoxo

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...

Anyway...

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!


STAY TUNED! ;-)

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! ;-)