Monday, June 30, 2008

New inspiration wire

I set up a new inspiration wire
in the studio this weekend
and "borrowed" that flat file drawer chest
from Manuel.
I put little notes over these photos
at my Flickr page
where you can get more info on all the prints
I have on my wire.
More notes on this little wall display here.

Friday, June 27, 2008


Floating shelf designed
by Manolo for some of our books...
Took this photo early morning,
the light was so warm and beautiful.
It's cloudy now and about to rain...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Three little birds

My hands were itching to paint something today,
and these little birds were born.
Watercolor & acrylic ink on paper.
6 x 8 inches

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Soccer bird

My 5 year old buddy Mikel is graduating
from pre-school next week, 
so I made him this embroidered linen folder cover
so he can show off all of his work in style
on graduation day :)
He is a big soccer fan.

I did the lettering with my alphabet hand carved stamps
and a white ink pad and embroidered the rest.
And I used natural linen 
and a striped cotton fabric to do the cover.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Juggling blocks

I made three sets of juggling blocks the other night...
one for Israel, one for Daniel, and one for me :)
We're practicing every day and maybe
we'll have our own circus act in the future!
I made them using the pattern
in Denyse Schmidt "Quilts" book,
with linen, cotton fabric
and filled them up with rice.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


There are more fun things to do
with rocks on a rainy day!
Learn how to cover rocks with crochet in this
wonderful tutorial by Margaret.
Or cover one with felt with this great tutorial
found at Stephanie's blog

Note: Those beautiful ceramic pebbles are from
Karin Eriksson's Manos shop

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!!!

My daddy & me.
Manolo & the boys.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

For Teresita

I recently reconnected after fourteen years
with my best friend from school, 
her name is Ximena and she lives in Chile 
with her beautiful family. 
She's got the sweetest 9 year old 
daughter named Teresa, she loves dogs 
& one of her favorite colors is orange :)
I hope she likes it!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Daniel's gift

Daniel is into making paper models 
of everything these days.
He made me this beautiful little flower pot 
with paper (colored with Sharpies), Elmer's glue 
& his amazing imagination :)

Friday, June 06, 2008

It was raining again so...

I painted a bowl full o'rocks.
The beauty of the acrylic ink
is that it's water resistant.
I use this kind of acrylic ink.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Drawing on rocks's what I like to do on rainy afternoons.

Painted with acrylic ink and a very fine round brush.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Illustration Friday: BABY

Watercolor, acrylic ink & collage on paper.