Monday, June 29, 2009

Great weekend

Hello! Today I want to tell you about my weekend. Each month in the hot season there's an event here called "Arte en el Parque" (Art in the park). It's filled with activities all day long to keep you entertained either if you're a child or an adult. We took our little one and she had a blast.


We usually go late in the afternoon but this time we got early and we had the opportunity to be in many activities, one of them is making a wish and letting a balloon go up in the air... this one is one of my favorites.

Nothing like letting a balloon go free up in the sky...

We also saw some puppet plays, one with our very famous Pancho Villa.

But the one that really caught our attention was this one. A one man show. It was a theather of dreams and all the scenario, lights and puppets and puppeteer were inside this huge character.

It was great to see this man performing.

After that we went home and watch a movie... A perfect ending to a perfect day. I hope your weekend was great too!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Etsy Shop Update Underway =)

Hello!

I'm updating the Etsy shop right now, I'm adding new jewelry, glass tile art, boxes, brooches and the very much requested bookmarks. Check often, new items are appearing every minute!


Phew! I'm done updating the Etsy Shop! I've listed New Jewelry, Glass Tile Art, Brooches, Boxes... And of course the very much requested bookmarks. Head now to the store and check out whatt's out there! Have a great Sunday!!!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

They are all gone now...

I usually love days like today. Rainy, gray and cloudy. There's something about them that make me happy in a very dark way. I love that everything is wet and the weather is cool and that things bright in a beautiful way. But today is different because all my family is gone now and I feel sad. My daughter feels sad too.


So we went outside and took the camera... funny thing is, all the things I noticed is how alone I feel sometimes. Just the 3 of us in this city full of people...

All the weekend we were fighting for the hammock and now is hanging there, alone...

The doors are closed and we are inside. The house is so quiet sometimes.

I know this feeling will go away soon. We'll try to focus on the positive things and see the bright side. There's always a bright side :)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thank you!

Thank you so much for the good wishes. I'm still celebrating :P I'll have a barbecue on Sunday to celebrate my birthday, my youngest sister birthday and father's day. I have full house this weekend as many of my relatives come to a wedding this Saturday. So If you don't hear much from me, you know why ;)

By the way, I've been working on some new originals and I'll be posting them this weekend on Etsy. Take a peek and take your pick!

"Las 2 Fridas" 8x10 collage on wooden canvas.

"The musician". 6x12 on wooden canvas.

"Like a walk in the park" 6x12 on wooden canvas.

"Music girl 1" 4x4 on deep gallery wrap canvas.

"Music girl 3" 4x4 on deep gallery wrap canvas.

"Music girl 2" 4x4 on deep gallery wrap canvas.






Tuesday, June 16, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!


Hello everyone! It's Mr. Danita sneaking in before Danita wakes up..... hehehe

Today is Danita's Birthday! Join with me and send my beautiful wife a birthday wish =)

Have a great day!

Monday, June 15, 2009

New jewelry added to my shop :)

I just added some new jewelry to my shop in different styles and price ranges. Check it out here!

Also, there are several new prints available now.

And don't forget to sign up in my mailing list (just enter your email address at the left upper corner in my blog). Beginning this week I'm sending discount coupons to subscribers, don't miss them ;)








Thursday, June 11, 2009

Why, why, why!?

I think you all have noticed that I've been a little bit off lately, talking almost only about work and not about my personal life. I even promised more pictures of my vacation and I haven't uploaded them. The reason is that I've been here but I haven't. I mean, physically I've been here working and doing pending stuff, trying to catch up. But mentally I've been away worried about only one thing: my mom. She just had this huge thing removed from one of her breasts and we've been so worried about her and her health that I just couldn't talk about it. Cancer runs in my family and there's only one survivor, the rest who had had it are gone, so you can imagine what we all were thinking... We were just waiting the doctor to say she has it too. I tried to stay positive but there was like a cloud in my mind that didn't let me focus on anything or enjoy things. Worrying is a waste of time but I just couldn't help it. Fortunately the results were negative. She still has a problem but it's not cancer and it's not life threatening. I feel so relieved now! And so happy for her and for the entire family!

Now you that you know the reason I hope you understand my lack of attention and not answering in your comments in the blog. I read them I just didn't answer them. Sorry about that.
And, as I promised, here are some pictures of the trip!

I did something that I never thought possible... I did snorkeling in the open sea! This may not be a big deal for many of you, but for someone who doesn't know how to swim and is terrified of open waters, swimming in transparent waters where you can see the bottom 30 feet below you it's a big thing. I was so scared! We took our daughter with us, and she was so happy that she jumped ship and started swimming along like it was nothing and sometimes she just kept on swimming and my husband had to go chasing her while I held my dear life to one of those red round life savers you see in the movies... and she was shouting to me the whole time "Don't be afraid! Be brave!"... so I was! Once I relax and enjoyed, it was great, like flying and seeing everything from above! The fish were so colorful and there was so many, that this was a lifetime experience I hope to repeat once I learn to swim.

Here we are on the beach (I love this pic!)
When we visited Chichen-itza the heat was just too much, my daughter was crying and cranky and all sweaty and the only thing that made her happy was this handmade wooden skeleton that I bought from one of the guys in the ruins...
Along with the beautiful black skeleton, one of my souvenirs was this skeleton wind chime, like this one but in white (a girl can't have enough skeletons) that is now hanging from a lamp on my studio.


Here we are in our way to Tulum, it was also very hot that day but in Tulum you can bathe at a beautiful blue ocean beach so you have your break and can refresh a little :)

And that's it for today. I'm still jumping with joy with the good news but it's getting late and that girl you see there has more energy that me and my husband together. We have to rest. See you soon!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Halloween in June at the PFATT Marketplace!



This month's at PFATT Marketplace is all about Jack o Lanterns and Spooky things!
You can't miss this one!

Here's my offering... "Getting even"
The pumpkin got his revenge!



Monday, June 08, 2009

The Frida Convention Is Now Under Way!

The Frida Kahlo Convention has started and they took a break from all the chatting and drinking for a glamour photo session, and now they are ready to go to a good home! They are happily chatting and drinking coffee again on my Etsy Store, waiting for them to be chosen and flown away to you =) Visit the store before all of them are taken!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Oficially back at work!


Well, I'm officially back at work now. Thanks so much for the warm welcome!. I'm painting and doing little dolls like crazy. It feels great after almost 15 days of not working, I was aching to hold a paintbrush again!

Here's some of the new stuff:

"The sea gardener" 8x8 collage on wood.
I saw so many coral reefs in the sea that I thought there should be a someone taking care of them. Available here.

"Mary had a little lion". 8x8 on canvas.
Well, she actually had a little lamb but the lion ate it and now she has a little lion.
Available here.

"Susana" 4x4 inches on deep gallery wrap canvas.
She and her sister (sold) were the first thing I painted after the break.
She's available here.

And last, but not least, the new Frida gang!
I'm in love with this cuties. They're all holding something related to Frida Kahlo and they will be in their own boxes just as my other collections. They're not ready yet for sale because I'm not done yet but will be very soon.

I hope everybody has a great weekend!


Wednesday, June 03, 2009

There's no place like home...

Hi everybody!! Did you miss me? I miss you so much! I had a great time on the beach and I'm the color of a dark chocolate because of so much sun but I sure miss my home and my stuff... specially my bed and my studio!

I apologize for not posting sooner but as you imagine I have LOTS of house chores to do... and the unpacking and cleaning is so time consuming! Besides tomorrow is my little princess birthday and I'm going to make it a cake and invite some friends so we can sing her happy birthday and be with her.

I leave you with some pictures of my trip, I hope you enjoy them! I'm so happy to be back!
Here I am with my daughter in the beach in front of the hotel. It was full of coral reefs and colorful fish.

I was dreaming of climbing the stairs of one of the new 7 wonders... I keep dreaming. There's no public access anymore :(

Here below a huge tree outside Chichen-itza


The beautiful view from Tulum


More pics soon!