Friday, April 30, 2010

Shop Update!

Shop update
I finally had time to update ye ole shop with ten new & not so new (new format) prints.
New prints at my shop
Click here to go and have a peek :)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Elephant in the Room

Elephant
I wanted to get away from the birds this morning but one managed to sneak in ;)
Watercolor on paper. 6" x 8"

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cosmos revisited

Cosmos Revisited
Pink Cosmos
September Pages
I had to revisit these cosmos from my journal this morning for a project I'm working on.
I can't tell you what it is right now but I can share
it's the best & most dreamy project I've been asked to collaborate with EVER!
And I can't wait to tell you! "It" will be available in the spring of 2011 :)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mexican poppies

Mexican poppies
Spent the afternoon with this little birdie,
listening to Guitar Genius channel at gotradio.com
Watercolor on Twinrocker paper. 6" x 8"

Friday, April 23, 2010

In living color

Thorns in color
Watercolor on handmade cotton Twinrocker paper. 6" x 8"

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thorns

Thorns
...what I'll be painting tonight while listening to Glaciation by Patrick O'Hearn.
But before that we're going downtown for a bowl of pozole :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Giveaway winner...

Giveaway Winner
Congratulations Katie!!!
Please email me your address so I can send you the prizes :)
Thank you so much for participating, but most of all for your sweet comments.
I wish I could send all of you a little something!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Jubal's Kin

Jubal's Kin CD design
I had the privilege of working with my friends Gailanne, Roger & Jeffrey Amundsen
in the design of their debut CD album "Jubal's Kin".
Jubal's Kin CD design
Working with them on the design was dream and I am SO excited for them.
Jubal's Kin CD design
To learn more about them visit their website and be sure to listen to some audio clips of some of their songs. I just love their music & I know you will too!
Jubal's Kin CD design
Their album will be available on iTunes and Amazon in the next few days.
Jubal's Kin CD design
We used a lot the artwork I already had so you might recognize a lot of it.
Jubal's Kin CD design
I learned so much from this project
and had so much fun playing around with all the elements we used.
Jubal's Kin CD design
To celebrate the recent release of their CD I'm having a little giveaway today!
Jubal's Kin CD design
Please leave your name and where you're from on the comments section of this post
Jubal's Kin CD design
to win a "Jubal's Kin" cd & a signed print of my original illustration
"Forever" that we used for the cover.
Jubal's Kin CD design
This is a poster I designed for them with a space for their gig info.
Jubal's Kin CD design
I will announce a winner next Monday morning!
Hope you have a great weekend friends!

Update: *Comments are now closed. I will announce a winner later today :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Jewels

Jewels
Succulent succulents
I want to wish my jewel of a friend Margie a Feliz Cumplea├▒os!
Hope you day was filled with love & warmth.
Watercolor & acrylic ink on handmade paper. 9 x 12 inches.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Process

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I thought I'd share the step by step process of painting
the watercolor vermilion flycatcher with you today.
I used a 6" x 8" sheet of beautiful handmade Twinrocker paper.
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After scanning it I cut out the sky with Photoshop
and loved how it looked without the dark blue background.
With or without?
Now I'm not so sure which one I like more so I thought I'd ask you guys.
With or without the blue sky?



Stack of Birds print
He will be available at my Etsy shop later this week with a couple of new prints.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Prickly Pear

Vermillion Flycatcher
Remember this little guy?
I finally had a chance to paint him on a blooming prickly pear cactus.
Watercolor & acrylic ink on paper. 6 x 6 inches.
Oh! and I forgot to mention you can now become a fan of my work at Facebook!
I'll be posting extra stuff over there so be sure to visit.
There's a new Facebook button under the "Links" on the right :)

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Doily

Stamped Doily
Ever since I saw this doily stamp at Etsy I've been wanting to carve my own.
Ready to Carve
My friend Margie made me fall in love with doilies
and her crochet covered stones are always a source of inspiration & smiles for me :)
The Aftermath
I drew the doily directly onto the rubber carving block.
First some concentric circles with a compass and then I drew the pattern in freestyle.
Carved Stamp
It took me a couple of hours to carve it.
It is by far the most complicated stamp I've done.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Jacaranda Tree

Jacaranda Tree
My favorite tree is in full bloom right now and I can't stop smiling.
Our new town of Queretaro is full of them!
I love that this particular tree grew under one of the arches
and wraps around the top the old aqueduct (built in the 1730s).
Amanda's embroidery
Look! My little birdie embroidered by Amanda. Isn't it pretty?
I think she did a great job. This is just one of many photos that I've received
from everyone that downloaded my birdie pattern and gave it a try.
Thank you so much for sharing them with me :)

Monday, April 05, 2010

Five Little Birds

Five Little Birds
Watercolor & acrylic ink on paper.
5 x 7 inches
That would be me at the bottom (the eldest), my sister Karyn next, then my brother Sergio, my sisters Becki & finally Monica being the chirpy one on top.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!
Ephesians 1:7
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins,
in accordance with the riches of God's grace that He lavished on us
with all wisdom & understanding.