Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Little prince


I love children's books. I think they're the most beautiful books and sometimes have the best stories. The ones that make you laugh. The ones that make you learn. My favorite of all times is the "Little prince". I've read it tons of times and every time I read it, I learn something new.
This is the part I love the most:

"I am looking for friends. What does that mean-- 'tame'?"

"It is an act too often neglected," said the fox. It means to establish ties."

"'To establish ties'?"

Just that," said the fox. "To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you, I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world..."

Who has tamed you?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Many pics

I used to take a daily picture of my baby since she was born. Those days are gone. When she would stay still looking at the camera, smiling. Now this is the luckiest I get:




Or this, because she will try to grab the camera and I won't let her:

If she's around, I can't use the computer because she will get the mouse, run away with it or just climb on my lap and turn off the monitor. I can't watch TV because she will turn it on and off as many times as she can... she had a thing with buttons I just don't understand. Anyway, those were shot trying to take a pic of my dresser. It's now finished!!!! Finally!!!!! Just a tiny detail, none of the doors close.... should have checked that before ... anyway if you know about a place where I can purchase old hardware please let me know...


What do you think? I love how it looks. With the chipped painting and the pink color...

In other news, I finished another doll that I think will sell on Ebay, not sure though. Ebay hasn't been good for me lately... sight.... anyway, she's Miss Summer and has very lovely and bright colors without loosing her primitive style. A little bit smaller than the previous one, about 20 inches. She has needle felted hair, her face was hand painted with watercolors and her clothing is a combination of painting and fabric. Wish me luck.


Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy birthdaaaaay toooo meeeee... and Happy Father's day!



I had a great birthday!!! We went to the Texas Road House and believe me, this is the best steak you'll ever had.... and we had such a great time (Even though my baby threw up right before dinner, and she insisted in eating peanut shells instead of the peanuts). And I got great gifts!! I can't decide which one is best!








Anyway... I've been very busy restoring the old dresser... I already painted it, distressed it and added the glass knobs... now I have to screw the doors, and take it upstairs which is the most difficult part.. I'll post more pictures once is ready...

And finally, today's is father's day!!! Congratulations!!!!!

Saul, you have been the best father I could have asked for my baby!! Thanks a lot and Happy happy day!! We love you!!!!


Friday, June 15, 2007

New doll

After a few complications that an Angel named Jan helped to solve (Thank you Jan!!!!), my page at the TDIPT Mercantile has been updated and my new doll is for sale!!

Find her here:

http://www.tdiptmercantile.com/artists/danitaart.html


La Manda


We have a religious tradition called "Manda", that is a sacrifice you offer in return for a big favor from God. Is not for everyday. We don't pay every thing we ask for, but in certain way we feel that it will help us. Anyway, I made one. I promised not to shop in one week. Nothing. Zero. Nada. And it's costing me more than I thought. Of course I'm allowed to buy groceries and things like that. But nothing just because I want it like paper or magazines. I feel like and addict in recovery!!! I see stuff I want all the time and almost for nothing. And it's been just 2 days! It ends next Wednesday and the time has never been slower. But well, that's the point. It's supposed to be hard. I already got what I asked, now is my turn.

I should have promised no food for a week. That would be easier.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

2 a.m.


It's 2:00 am already and as always, no matter how many times I say that I'm going to go to bed early, I'm still here...


I just finished my offering for this month at the TDIPT Mercantile that is going to be for sale beginning June 15th. (By the way, the 16th is my birthday, please be kind to this night owl and come by and say hello). This is a sneak preview of the doll... a little bit blur, I don't want to spoil the surprise.

She's one of my most beautiful dolls so far. And the biggest one also, about 26 inches with the hat. Wait and see.

Now I definitely need to go to bed. My eyes closing as I type is not a good thing. Good night.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Weekend visit.



My parents were here this weekend. It's so sad watching them go :( I can't help it I always cry. I think no matter how old I am I will always miss them...

Anyway, we made lots of things in the house. My dad always help us around. He needs to be doing something so we repainted the stairs with the remaining blue I had from the studio. Now it has more light and looks so much better.

I also make some painting. My grandmother used to have a very old dresser that my parents had in the attic. Their garbage, mi treasure. I asked for it and they didn't want me to have it because they thought it was too ugly hehe. Funny. I thought it was too beautiful. It just needed some care. I decided to paint it pink. And make it look old, with chipped painting and glass knobs. I'll post pictures when I finish it. It's going great!!! Now I want my bedroom pink, I have to paint it while my husband is not here so he has no more remedy than to let it that way.

I can't stop painting....

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Art pendants


Hi everybody!

My new set of Art Collage Pendants will be available in my ETSY store and on EBay.

They are made with high quality prints of my previous paintings and collages and then I add sayings in the back and/or front and they come with a a silver color chain. There are only 2 with handmade blue chip collars. The solder is silver based and has NO lead, so they're absolutely safe to wear.

Remember that there are only one of each and once they're gone, they're gone!

Monday, June 04, 2007

New stuff!



After many years without a cell phone, I had to buy one. Pure necessity. I don't like them. What I like it's the many accessories you can buy for them! Like this little pouch from Fambee at Etsy. It's very nice and comes in different designs. Check it out just click on the image and it'll take you to her shop.



I also purchased this t-shirt that was calling my name at Hot Topic. It's perfect for me. Like if I had commissioned it hehe. Specially for the saying. No matter how old I get, I don't seem to grow up...



Now I have to go to work If I want to pay my card...

Saturday, June 02, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIELENA!!!


Today is one year since I first saw your face. Despite the pain, that was the happiest moment of my life. I didn't know you could love someone so much until I met you. In this your first birthday I wish you that all your dreams come true and may your life be filled with happiness. You'll always have me by your side. I love you in a way you will only understand when you become a mother. Happy birthday my dear baby.