Thursday, May 24, 2012

One shelf at a time

The other day I opened my supplies closet and I could find anything. Of course, who can find something in closet like this one?


I think it's time to put myself together and start organizing here. The first step was buying some simple plain bids. The bins arrived 3 days ago and were sitting really comfortable on my dinning table with a bunch of other stuffs (like prints, canvas, fabric, etc). I some point today i start to feel a little bit bad for not only having a big disaster in my studio but for spreading my disaster all over the place. Soooo.. today was the. Today (after my nap) I start organizing the closet...

 I only did one shelf.

closet-02 closet-shelf

Blame it to this belly ;)


One shelf ready... 4 to go! In the meantime, the living room still looks like this


Well, lets see what I do tomorrow.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Doing my best

hand A couple of months ago I was reading a post in Kal Barteski blog about a pain she had in her hands, and my heart ached bad for her. Being an artist I get super worry about my hands and eyes, and readings her posts, inspire me and make me more aware of spending time doing the art I love. Just a few weeks after reading her post I woke up with a weird new pain on my writs and I assumed I slept with my hands in a weird position or something like that. After a few days with the same pain in booth hands, I start wondering if the pain was a pregnancy related thing. I did a quick search and BOOM! I found that is "normal" to suffer of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome during the swelling during the pregnancy. I never felt morning sickness the first trimester or other uncomfortable symptoms, but I got the pain in my hands... NOT GOOD FOR ME. So far I have been handling the pain pretty good. I tried to don't complain because my pregnancy have been easy, no reason to complaint ;) But lately the pain have been bad.. really bad. Indeed I cried a little bit 2 nights ago and yesterday I couldn't work :( I know the pain is going to pass in a few months, and I'm grateful because this is is just something related to the pregnancy. In the meantime, I'm using my wrist braces and working a little bit more slow than usual. I'm just doing my best...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Right now I'm fighting a phase of lack of inspiration. I have been trying super hard to keep myself working, but I have to be honest... the inspiration it's not with me! And the I think one of the majors reason for this "downtime" have been my own mind pressuring myself to create as much as I can before I have the baby. I have been super worry thinking in how I'm going to work when the little one come to join our lives. And that pressure and worry is what make my mind just freeze and I don't know how to tackle my To Do's list... and that makes me mad and worry, and the circle of unproductive time start again. I'm making sense here? I feel like I'm going a tiny bit crazy :) Yesterday I really had a bad day. I was feeling super BLAH and I didn't wanted to do anything. I tried hard really hard to draw something new. I tried to find inspiration and feel better, but the only thing I really wanted was to laid in the couch under my blanket and sleep. And I did that. This morning I woke up without great expectations. I was planning to go with the flow and see if I could accomplish something meaningful. I sat in front of my computer (and I mean in front of my laptop, because my computer is still broke and I'm trying to figure out the next step) with my cup of coffee and I saw a little basket I always have on top of my desk. And out of the blue a little light came to my mind! In that basket I have a couple of inspiration things and I have a box with of Tea Leaf Fortune Cards (don't ask me, I have a bunch of things like that here in my studio) and I decided THAT was exactly what I needed to boost my inspiration a little bit! I'm not so sure how often I'm going to do this, but I wish I can push myself to do it at least one time per week as a challenge. And this is what I did... really easy and silly, but worked for me! Put all the "Tea Leaf" cards on my desk tea-2 I picked one tea-card01 Saw the drawing (and smiled with the message) sun-tea-card And drew the image on watercolor paper with pencil sun Now, it's time to start adding the ink. I'll be posting the progress of this drawing on my facebook page. I really feel a lot better today!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Vacation is over

chile2012 I just came back from Chile! Andrew and I went to Santiago de Chile to celebrate my brother's wedding. Well, indeed we went to Santiago de Chile (9 hours flight), took other flight to Calama (2 hours) and a bus to San Pedro de Atacama (1 hour 15 min)... looooong trip!. My sweet sister in law and crazy little brother decided to get married in the Atacama Desert... in the middle of no where ;). We had a blast! The town and landscape was awesome. The weeding was super beautiful and the party tons of fun. In general lines the trip was SUPER DUPER amazing. One of the most important parts of the trip was being with my family. After 11 years or so, the 4 siblings were together in the same place and at the same time! It's not easy to coordinate something like that. We all live in different really different places (Amsterdam, Caracas, Chile and US)... You can imaging it's not easy to have a reunion like this every year.
Well, vacation is over and now is time to go back to my work. Before my trip, I had some serious computer problems and now I have to buy a new computer. I realized I wasn't super good backing up my files in my dropbox (oiischh!) And that it's not good but I guess that will teach to be better on that.

Cheers for a new week! Hope it's a productive one (I only have 3 months before having my baby... OMG! I have to start getting ready!)