Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Free Gocco Print for you

Cleaning my studio the other day I found my Gocco Printer and an idea came to my mind: A free, collectible and limited edition print for you, my dear customers!
I'll be shipping one with each purchase beginning April 1st!

Want to see the process? Please follow me.
First you have to make the illustration in your computer and print it in a laser printer. After that the screen is burnt using bulbs. You see a big flash and if you're lucky, you'll have your screen. If you're like me, you open the Gocco printer to find out that you burnt 4 one-time-use bulbs and you forgot to remove the blue screen. Bleh! ... You do a little research on the internet. You try again. This time, you get your screen.

Then you ink it.

Mount it in the Gocco Printer, add one piece of paper and press.
Lift it. Marvel at your creation. Change the paper and let it dry.

Repeat until you have enough and add one to each purchase.


Enjoy it.

I decided on a crafty bunny for the illustration for the first run because of many reason.
This one has a lot of meaning for me. I'm the bunny, the maker of things. The yarn is my daughter who made possible for me to be a full time artist. The little bunny is my baby. The moon is there because she's with me every night while I work. And the heart is for them, for me and for you.

It was a lot of fun to make and I hope you enjoy it when you get yours :)
Have a great week!

New Frida painting with a 100 Proof Press stamps!

Recently I received a package from my friend Sara from 100 Proof Press with some of her lovely and well crafted stamps (Thank you Sara!). Of the ones that I received there's one that inmediately caught my attention and brought an idea to my mind. I usually use patterned paper to make my collages but this time I thought to stamp on the papers and used them instead.

First I used it in a very ordered way and used yellow paper underneath.

Then I tried a different approach and used the stamp in a more random way and used blue paper. I also used vintage paper from a book to stamp the flowers and used them to adorn her hair. The result? See it for yourself:

Beautiful, right? I liked the fact that I can change the paper to my taste and coordinate the whole thing just with one stamp. I also got this dress and I already have some ideas... let me work on them and I'll show you later.

And the final painting? It for pre-sale in my newsletter that went out today.
If you are subscribed check your inbox, if not, you can do it here.
You not only get a preview of my upcoming work, but a discount coupon to use in the shop!


Monday, March 28, 2011

Paper doll Owl free printable and some more stuff...


Love Owls? You're not alone! In fact, there is so many people out there who loves owls that there is a blog dedicated just to owl stuff. It's called My owl barn and they featured me yesterday. The best part? I designed this Paper Doll Owl that you see here for you to download totally free!!
Want yours? Head over to the Blog and get it!

Meanwhile I'll be putting the finishing touches in the new boxes I'm working on and some new paintings. I spent the weekend cleaning the studio and I felt refreshed and ready to work.

And don't tell me this isn't the cutest owl you've ever seen?
If my son was a owl, it would be like him. So plump and cute.
I will have to make this into a doll because I just want to hug him!

Everything will be available here... just in case you were wondering ;)



My Plastic Heart dolls

They're Apple, Marie, Ann, Sue and Vanilla and they're at the SOFT show at My Plastic Heart. They may be in New York right now, but that doesn't mean that you can't take them home right now.

They're my biggest plush dolls so far, in beautiful colors and with movable arms and legs, which is so much fun because they can hold things and you can make them pose for you. And you can get them online at My Plastic Heart.




Saturday, March 26, 2011

Danita's Spring 2011 Stamps Giveaway Winner!

And the winner is:




MJ!!

Congratulations!!!
Please send me a message with your address so I can send you your stamps!

Didn't win? Don't be sad... there's another gift for you:
FREE SHIPPING
in everything from my store!!!
(in the Continental US and reduced shipping for my international friends)

Starting Sunday morning until Wednesday at midnight!!

And for the ones asking me to make some Frida stamps... they're done already!
And they're available at Crescendoh too. It was actually my first set and it's still available in case you want that one too ;)

Hope everybody is having a great weekend!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Welcome Spring Giveaway!



Spring has finally arrived and I want to celebrate it!

I just got my latest set of stamps from Crescendoh: "Woodland Parade" and I couldn't be more happy with them. I already started playing in my art journal and I'm in love!
I designed them so you could mix them and arrange them in different settings and use the little elements to add nice little touches to them and It worked!

Not only that but you can paint them because the stamps include only the outlines and a few filled details (like the hair and the boots in the girl) so the rest of the fun its for you!

Want to get your own set? You can get it from Crescendoh.com or you can be the lucky winner of my giveaway!

To enter, just leave a comment saying what you'd like to see in the next set of stamps and you're in! You have until friday 12:00 A.M. EST. to leave a comment. Posting this giveaway on your Facebook or Twitter and leaving the link here gives you an extra entry ;)

The winner will be announced this Saturday.
Good luck!
(I'm off to keep playing with my stamps!)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Got a New York Minute?

If you are in NYC This Friday, make some time to visit the "soft*" show at Myplasticheart NYC where I will be showing 5 beautiful handmade plush dolls along with other artists. The exhibition will be running from March 18th to April 3rd, 2011 with the opening reception running from 6 to 9 PM. Drop by if you are around and send me pics!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New work!

Can you say I'm in a Candy-craving mood?
Just click on them and they will take you directly to get them ;)


6x8 inches mixed media on canvas

6x8 mixed media on canvas

Mixed Media Kokeshies on Wood


Monday, March 14, 2011

Sending you love...

We wanted to thank you for the support during this though days... we had many rough nights but also peaceful, quiet ones and she's doing so much better now. Tomorrow we have an appointment at the doctor's again to see how she is doing but we're positive she's healing fine. A week of rest has done wonders (or so we think!) and we're hoping for a quick recovery.
Sorry for not answering personally to each of you who had left a comment (here and on facebook) but this week has been so crazy that I barely did a thing.
Anyway, thanks again and happy week!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Accidents happen :(

I'm very sad today. My poor little girl has a broken ankle :(

We were riding my bike yesterday and she was on the back and her foot got caught in the back tire, she lose a lot of her ankle skin and it broke. I feel so guilty. I know accidents happen but it's a weird mixture of feelings... First we were having so much fun, laughing and enjoying ourselves. Getting some alone time just for us and the next moment she's crying and screaming and injured. And I can't stop thinking that it's my fault. She's sleeping now and I hope she will feel better tomorrow but it's so hard to look at those sad eyes. Maybe I'm making a big deal out of this but it's the first time something like this happens and she's my daughter and I feel her pain.
This was supposed to be a very different weekend but we can't control what happens next so now we'll have to change plans. I bet there should be a lot of activities to do sitting. Besides painting, drawing and watching tv... any other ideas?

Friday, March 04, 2011

Spring is in the air!

Here spring is very near... we are having sunny, beautiful cool days and I got a new bike and some new colorful work! I'll be posting this new originals soon, if you get my newsletter you'll be the first to know when and where! Besides, you'll get a 10% off coupon.
(Newsletter will be email tomorrow morning, if you don't see it in your inbox, check your spam folder, maybe it is there).

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Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Woodland stamps now in Crescendoh!


What does a girl with a hood, a fox, an owl, a bear, a raccoon, a mushroom, a bird and even a little lady bug have in common? They are all part of my new Woodland Parade set of stamps at Crescendoh!

I'm super excited about this set... I can't wait to get mine and start playing with it. The possibilities! I'm thinking not only a parade, but also different combination of girl and animals (like in my "Me and my animal" series). I'll show you some ideas as soon as I play with my set.
Want yours? Get it here!