Monday, January 31, 2011

A new friend...

Hi there! How are you? How was your weekend? Mine was pretty good... I finally finished a new friend for my personal zoo. Meet the zebra, "Why, hello there gorgeous" (acrylic and ink on 10x10 canvas). And if you are wondering about the name, ask Mr. Harper (aka the husband), he is the new person in charge of naming my artwork ;)



Happy Monday!

Friday, January 28, 2011

One bird, Four Drawings

One day I was looking for a picture of a blue bird to make a drawing for The Creative Color Challenge. I found a cute little bird and I painted this:

The Blue bird

A couple of days ago I was looking into my files and I found the picture of the cute little bird and I decide to draw the bird again but this time I had other idea in mind. I wanted to draw the bird but he supposed to be talking about the things he sees every day, like flowers and trees… And I made this drawing


After the black and white version of this little bird talking totally random things, I scanned the original piece (I made it in watercolor paper with ink) and added some color in Illustrator

Random Talking

And after I finished coloring the piece, I thought will be funny having a bird asking you to please talk to him, and I create this print
BTW, Urban Outfitters has selected this Print "Talk to Me" to be included in the Print Shop on! Check it here ;)

Talk to me print

And why I really thought a bird talking will be funny? Because I imagined a t-shirt like this one and in my mind, it’s funny ;)

Talk to me T-shirt

And now that little picture I found in August have 4 different interpretations ;)
Happy weekend!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Coloring pages...

I have been pretty busy lately working in different things. Unfortunately (or maybe it’s fortunately!), some of the things I’m working on are moving a little bit slow. Everything has there on process and phase, and I know that, but we know I’m not so good with that, because I don’t have patience. And yes, I know I have talking about that like hundred times, and I know I have been “promising” to don’t be hard and breath and control myself when things doesn’t happen as fast or as I want. Well.. I swear I’m trying, but sometimes I just get a little bit anxious… and that it’s annoying.

This week has been one of this weeks where I can totally concentrate or focus in what I’m doing. My mind is in 100 different places and I’m waiting for some emails/responses to move some projects to the next step and looks like my patience is super thin. I know the response will come soon, but I want it NOW… and again, I have to understand the world and things don’t move around what I want in that specific movement.

Well… to calm myself and let things go and focus in the things I can control and do in this moment, I have been doing the typical calming things: deep breath, meditate, take a walk, ground myself…
And all those things worked… but still I needed to find something else. And I did ;)
I just made a couple of coloring pages and I sat down with a bunch of markers and I spent a couple of hours coloring those little circles and my mind calm down! I didn’t even think about food in a couple of hours… and that is WEIRD.

If you are a little bit like me, and sometimes you need something to calm down you working brain, play with some coloring pages ;) And here you can download 3 of the flowers sheets I made to play around.




Download the PDF
Hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

One Year

Happy first year anniversary to Mr. Harper and I ;)


I know you are going to say that your husband is the best, but seriously, I think Harper is the best husband evaahh ;) Thank you Andrew for all your love, support and lectures about history and politics :P . I hope you know how much I love you. Cheers for more and more and more years together.

And BTW, I think it’s time to change my last name ;)

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Miami Magazine

It’s a small blurb… but in the Best of The City 2011? I take it :)

Best of the City 2011

Best of the City 2011

Best of the City 2011

Happy Monday!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Valentine's Day Digital Scrapbook kit

You remember the little birds and owls I created for my 2011 printable calendars? Well, now those little creatures are changing hats and playing Cupid ;) Look how cute they look in this Digital Scrapbook Kit!

Be Mine, Valentine Digital Scrapbook kit
Be Mine, Valentine Digital Scrapbook kit
Be Mine, Valentine Digital Scrapbook kit
Be Mine, Valentine Digital Scrapbook kit

With this cute kit you can create scrapbook pages, greeting cards, notes, envelopes, gift tags, collages, craft projects… anything else you can imagine ;)

You can get the digital files here in my shop.

Happy Friday!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011



Love in red


I have a cow...

Happy Thursday!

P.S: Love print here and Cow iPhone skin here ;)

Monday, January 17, 2011

The winner and 2 other things...

Thank you so much for all the wonderfull wishes and for celebrating with me during the weekend. I really enjoyed reading everybody’s weekend plans. A lot of fun out there!
My birthday was fun! I had nice dinner at home. Super nice :)
The rest of the weekend was productive but I didn’t have time to paint (bummer!) BUT I’ll be painting a lot in the next weeks.
OK. And now the calendar winner! I used the random number generator and the winner was the number 6...


Mandie!! You are the winner :) Sent me your mailing address and the calendar is going to be traveling to your new apartment this week!.
Thanks again to everybody for playing along with me.

I want to share with you 2 new little things.

First… I got a little Spoonflower envelope in the mail on Friday. My “Lila” swatches are here and now you can get the fabrics at my Spoonflower shop. Super!

Fabric collection Lila

And Second… I didn’t paint last weekend because I was doing a couples of other things like designing my sister’s new blog ;)


If you know Spanish, read her blog. That girl is a guru on exercise, diet and gossips ;)
You like the design??

Happy Monday!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Time to celebrate and a calendar giveaway!

Well, today around 4:00pm I’m going to be 38 year old! Last birthday was really good…My parents where here and I got engaged. This year I'll be celebrating with a husband a new family! It's amazing to see how much your life can change in a year, right?.
In general lines it’s going to be a whole celebration weekend because tomorrow is my 8 year anniversary in US! (8 years??? Are you kidding me??? When this happen??) and believe it or not I’m kind of excited to watch the Playoff football games. Well… I’m “kind” of excited because my favorites teams didn’t make it (sniff, sniff) but football is always a good excuse to have fun ;)

And because it’s my birthday, I’ll spend it doing one of my favorites things: PAINTING!

Do you want to celebrate with me?
Tell me what are you planning to do this weekend and you will participate on my 2011 Calendar giveaway! Yeahhh :) This is an 8.5 x 11 calendar and each page have one of my birds ;) (you can see more of the calendar here)

The Birds wall calendar

I’ll announce the winner on Monday January 17.
Come and celebrate my birthday weekend!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

This week...

1.- I made prints with some of the Birds I created for my 2011 Calendar. You can find the prints in my etsy shop and in my Society 6 shop ;)

9 little birds

2.- I uploaded more cases designs in my Uncommon shop.

New iPhone cases designs

3.- I made some "love" prints. I'm not into Valentine's day at all, but I client wanted some prints... so I made some prints!

Love prints

4.- I hung my “4 friends” in the living room. I love love that cow :)

4 amigos

5.- I have been thinking and thinking and thinking how I can make more interesting, easy to work and educational coloring prints for kids. Maybe the next week I can have a better/clear idea...All suggestion are super welcome! ;)

6.- Tomorrow is my birthday. I'm usually never worry about the getting old thing because I feel pretty young (INSIDE) but I'll be 38 tomorrow... and that sounds weird!. I guess I'll celebrate big time and I'll eat a whole cake and I'll have a present for you tomorrow or during the weekend... Come back, ok?

See you soon!

Monday, January 10, 2011


Super! I got my swatches samples from Spoonflower and I really like how the colors and details looks ;)

Fabrics Marisa

Check my Spoonflower shop!

P.S: Thanks for all the comments regarding my "Little Tractorcito" coloring page. I think will be cool to create more pages like that for kids AND adults.
What you think?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Color me

Your kids (or you!) like to paint?
Take those crayons and play a little ;)


(Click here to download the “Little Tractorcito” coloring page)

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

here we go again...

Well... looks like I will keep sending designs to Spoonflower contests ;)
Here is my first 2011 submission.


The theme is " Large Scale Botanical (palette-restricted)". I really like the design I made, indeed, I made this a week ago for my "Marisa" collection, I just adjusted the colors for the palette restricted. So, I really like my design and I think works good in the theme, but I was shocking seeing some of the other designs… AWESOME! Wow, so much talent and inspiration there!
Check the contest and vote for your favorites here.

And looks like patterns and fabrics are going to be my main focus this month. Looks the collection I just finished.

Lila ~ New patterns set~

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My big plan for 2011...



Print in my shop :)
Which is your plan for this year?
Let me know your 2011 word and I will create a custom prints...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First 2011 project...


New patterns for fabric (well, indeed the patterns can be used for other things too, of course). I already uploaded and order samples of this "collection" in Spoonflower.
Happy Tuesday :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

I wish you a year full of...

for 2011

2010, you were amazing… I’ll always remember you as one of my important years of my life. Thanks for all the great things you gave to me.
2011… I know you are going to be AWESOME. Big Dreams 2011, BIG DREAMS.

Saturday, January 1, 2011