Sunday, June 26, 2011


Enjoy a BOGO Sale! From today until July 6th, purchase one print from the shop and get another one FREE! Let me know in the comments to the seller which are your free prints and they will be on their way to you.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New rings just added to the shop!

I'm updating the shop with new jewelry, perfect for this summer... you can wear less clothes and more accessories!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cloud making lady...

This is been one of the driest season in 40 years in my country, and this is rather sad.
I wish there was a cloud making lady who would be around spraying the sky with her cloud making mist and she would come and make things green again.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The beauty is in the details...

It's been a while since the last time I worked only in my jewelry, until yesterday...
Coming soon!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thank you!!!

I have two reasons to be thankful today. The first one is for you guys, and for your support for my surgery. I feel so lucky for having you.

The second one, it's my birthday. It was a beautiful, peaceful one. And I got the perfect gift at the end: Dancing balloons.

It was weird and beautiful at the same time. We were at the bookstore and we were about to leave but Mr. Danita had to do something and we have to wait a while. When we finally went out lots of balloons were approaching to the street where we went, floating just a few inches from the floor. More and more were coming and they started dancing and the air picked them up one by one and took them away. It reminded me of that scene in American Beauty where the plastic bag is moving, remember that? It was such an lovely thing to watch. A perfect finishing touch for my birthday. Thank you for that gift. It's been one of the best.

Mr. Danita says....


Sunday, June 12, 2011

4th of July is the date!

"Miss Independence". Mixed Media. 6"x12" on Stretched Canvas
Available here.

I made a new painting. It's titled "Miss Independence". She's celebrating her freedom. 4th of July is very near. I'm counting the days. Really. I have the calendar marked. Only that this year I won't be watching the fireworks or hosting a BBQ. This year I'm going to do something more radical: I'm going to change my life forever.

I've been struggling with my weight since I was born. First I almost died when I was a few days old because I was refusing all types of food. Then somebody found out that I could eat soy milk and my weight started to pile up. I went from being compared with a Somalian baby in the newspaper by my cousin to be an overweight baby in just a few weeks. Then an chubby child. Then a big teenager. And then a fat adult. The problem got worse when I had my first child and I was in bed rest. My weight just went up and up. I managed to drop some pounds with the intragastric balloon and exercise. I still was overweight but I was happy and enjoying my body again... I enjoyed it so much that I got pregnant :P and I was put on bed rest once again... and now I am in the same place as before: extremely depressed, fat and tired all the time. Having 2 kids is not the same as having one and I have to admit, I let myself go.

So Independence day it is. I'm having weight loss surgery. It's called Gastric Plication and it's not as radical as a Bypass or a Sleeve, there's not cutting, just folding (There's also not covered by any insurance). The main idea is to get a smaller stomach so I don't eat so much. It's a decision I made a few months ago and I'm still struggling with it. Some days I feel like a failure for not being able to control myself and lose the weight by my own means. Someone even suggested that It was "Just lack of willpower" what keeps me like this. But willpower only takes you so far. I needed something extra, a tool of some kind that helped me. Yes, I need help. I need help like someone who needs a loan to start its own business. It doesn't make that person a bad business person. What she does with the money is what counts. If she goes and makes a successful business and pays the loan, does she have less credit than someone who saved money just because she got help to get started? Some may think she does, but what matters here is not how she started the business, it's what she made out of it. The same here. Maybe the surgery will help me to eat less, but It won't do all the work for me. It won't control what I eat (I can eat any type of food, just less quantity with my surgery, unlike the bypass). The surgery won't make me exercise. The surgery won't control my cravings. The surgery it's a tool. You can do whatever you want with it. It won't make me skinny just by having it. I will make myself thin. It's something I owe to myself. It's been almost 33 years already. Time to change.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

On my table...

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Friday, June 03, 2011

Happy Birthday my baby!!!

She's 5 today. She's the reason I've been away all this days (organizing a party takes too much work!). Yesterday was her party and everything went great. It even rained! (Yes, that's a good thing for us, we love rain around here). I can't believe we have been blessed with her for 5 years now.

Happy 5th Birthday my little girl!