Monday, September 2, 2013


September is my favorite month of the year for various reasons:
1) It's my birthday on the 15th :)
2) It's Mexico & Chile's birthday month.
3) The cosmos flowers are blooming.
4) My favorite season begins: Autumn!
 Hope this September is a great one for all of you sweet friends.
Time to change your desktop calendar :)
Click on the small image below to make it larger and download from there. Enjoy!
*for personal use only.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Market Run

Today's market run
Beautiful day at the market
Market goodness
I love Wednesdays because I get to go with Manolo to my local market to buy beautiful fresh produce and freshly made blue corn tortillas. The market is a wonderful source of inspiration: the colors, smells, textures and the smiling faces of my usual vendors :)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Whittle Birdie

Hand Carved Bird
Little Birdie
Hello little birdie
Whittled Bird
Whittle Birdie
Little by little
As my sweet friend Sonia told me at Instagram: "It was inevitable" :)
Hand carved & wood burned mahogany birdie. 
1) Carved with this knife
2) Sanded progressively with coarse, medium and fine grit sandpaper.
4) Wood burned with my pyrography pen
5) Finished with this wood salve.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


My second spoon
Carving obsession
Butter Spoon
Hand carved pebble brooch
Pebble Brooch
Cedar pebble
This new hobby of mine has become a full on obsession.
I've made a second spoon, a butter knife and a pebble brooch.
 I want to be holding my carving knife and a piece of scrap wood all day :)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

My First Spoon

My first spoon
Wood carving
Hand carved cedar spoon
Ever since I saw the beautiful spoon Arounna made for her daughter Piper I've been dying to try my hand at it. She's carved more since then and even made a few Instagram videos.
I already loved wood carving and spoon carving was every bit of fun that I imagined. Very meditative & relaxing. 
This one is made of cedar wood and I finished it with a salve made of oil and wax.
The beautiful eggs were a hand made gift from Margie.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Journaling the Days

Journal Pages May 2008
New journal pages
Journal Pages Oct 2008
Illustration Friday: LEAP
April fools
Journal Pages April 2008
Filled May-June pages
New pages for June
September PagesJournal pages May/June 2009Journal pages for Feb 09January 09 journal pagesThe October ones
The November Pages
 I was leafing through my old journals yesterday wondering why and when I stopped doing it. I will start keeping my days again next week. This is my favorite brand of blank journals in case you were wondering :) I own several in different colors and formats. The weight of the paper is really good for watercolor & collage.