Saturday, June 30, 2012


This cute guy has been visiting me several times a day since we moved here.
Looks like he wants me to invite him in! I just had to add the boings ;-)
I've looked in all my guides to see what kind of birdie he is but I haven't had any luck identifying him. Will you help me?

***Update: Hurray! He's a Mexican Junco :-)

For July

July Desktop Calendar
Time to change your desktop calendar!
Whew! I was hardly aware of June with all that went on! 
Click on the small image below to make it larger and download from there.
Enjoy! :-)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Great Mail Day!

Sneak peek
Something inspired by the forest that I'm currently working on :-)
Bookhou Loot
It was a great mail day! I received some lovely Bookhou wares I bought from my dear friend Arounna. I absolutely LOVE everything! I bought some tea towels, pillow covers and a couple of day bags which I wear every single day.
A gift with flourish
Sweet Gift of Paper
My very talented friend Jane Farr visited Twinrocker recently and spent the day making paper! She generously sent me a few of the beautiful sheets of paper she made along with some extra goodies that had me smiling from ear to ear & really touched my heart :-) Thank you so much Jane

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Unpacking treasures
I love how nature does red
Unpacking & organizing my bits of nature collections today was like Christmas in July!
Don't you just love how nature does red?  Poppytalk's 2012 Summer Colors Week: RED

Monday, June 25, 2012

Rain Forest

Oak Forest
Rain Forest
Fern Epiphytes
Photos taken yesterday from our bedroom window. 
For Poppytalk's Summer Colors Week 2012: Green!
*I learned last week that those amazing fern leaves
that grow on the tree trunks are called epiphytes.

Saturday, June 23, 2012


My desk area
Inspiration Boards
View from my desk
The living room in the house we rented is huge, has the most beautiful views and the only chimney in the house so I set up my studio in the corner. 
Turbo just discovered squirrels and spends hours in the window scanning the oak tress for any type of suspicious movement :-)

Friday, June 22, 2012


Afternoon light
Light & Glass
It has been rainy and overcast since we arrived a week ago, but yesterday we were treated to the most amazing afternoon light that included one of the prettiest sunsets I've seen in a while.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Creating Again

Specimens from my walk
First collage in our new place!
My studio is set up and I'm happy to be playing with my art supplies again :-)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Our Little Piece of Forest

Our little piece of oak forest
Casa 6 in progress
Manolo's Sketches
As of yesterday we are the proud owners of this little piece of land with 24 grown oak trees. We hope to start construction before the summer ends. Manolo says we'll be moving in Casa 6 in February 2013! Here's a peak of some of his preliminary sketches of our future house.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Lovely, Dark & Deep

The Woods
Hairy Trees
Shimering Droplets
Ivy Bloom
Our surroundings are so lush, green and soft. I'm keeping an eye out for the many woodpeckers that live in this area, but spotting birds with so many leaves on the trees is a bit trickier than in the desert :-)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Morning Light

Morning Light
After a nice long early morning walk with Turbo in the forest I came home to this wonderful morning light breaking through the fog.
I foresee some watercolors later today :-)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Home, for now...

Hallway window
View from Livingroom
Home for now
Casa Tres
We're almost completely installed in our temporary home & happy to be surrounded by so much green!!! I'm getting reacquainted with all the birds and it feels like we're living in a tree house. We're living next door to our ex Casa #3
It's fun having one of Manolo's houses as our neighbor :-)
I spent all of yesterday unpacking and organizing the kitchen and we were able to have a home cooked breakfast this morning!

Thursday, June 14, 2012


I should be packing instead of drawing royal kitties...but I can't help it. It's @cozymemories fault ;-)
Lord Byron
We're moving tomorrow and I should be packing but instead I'm drawing royal kitties.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Double Rainbow

Double rainbow, oh my God! :-) It was a real treat.
Double rainbow, oh my God! :-) It was a real treat.


Empty Shelves
Studio shelves
Manolo, Turbo & I managed to put a dent on all the packing today :-)
T-minus 8 days...

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

I ♥ My Friends

Vintage Birds & Stamps
These lovely vintage treasures arrived this morning from my lovely friend Sonia.
While I was organizing my studio this morning & packing all my stuff 
I found this beautiful vintage needlepoint kit 
that my dear friend Diana brought me from Canada last year.  
Stitching the birdie was the perfect activity to do while taking a break 
from putting things in boxes.