Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The elephant and the birds

Finally I did a little refreshment to my blog! What you think? I'm still working in some details and some not finish pages, like the one for freebies and the one for the graphic design services ;) Now I'll be offering blog header design, custom background patterns, customs blogger templates, etc, to make your blog prettier ;) Sooo that is the plan! but still working on the details.

The last days I have been working in a couple of special projects, like the new calendars for 2011! (and honestly that make me a little sad because I cant believe 2010 is near to depart). I'm still working on my affirmation drawings but I cant show you all the drawings because I'm planning something super duper special with that project. And still doing my "daily" drawings and here and there I found time to squeeze a original canvas paint! Yeah... I know sound like I do a lot of things, and maybe is true, but so far I don't have kids and I can play the productive role ;)

OK. Enough talking. Let me show you some pictures.
This is my "daily drawing". It's more like a little "mixed media drawing". I painted the little birds in illustration board with ink. Everything was cute and perfect until I decide to start coloring some parts with my markers :S NOT a good idea. In some point I decided my plan totally fail and to save the birds I cut the part I already painted with the markers. I took some blue and green paint chip samples and glued on other card stock and put the birds on top of that. And ta-dah! I saved the birds ;)

2 little birds
2 little birds details

And this one is my new love. I was painted this elephant to participate in the "Flora & Fauna" Exhibit" at the GroveHouse Artists Gallery but I didn't finish it one time :( sniff, sniff.. But it's OK. Now he is on my Etsy shop.

The elephant

Ok. Now I have to prepare the Newsletter I'm going to send tomorrow to celebrate September. Next month is going to be super duper AWESOME!!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

New sets of cards!

Today I don't have a daily drawing to share with you :(
BUT I have something BETTER ;) I have two new products on my shop.

This is a set of 6 "She Believed" flat cards, blank in the back. You can use it like a card or you can put it in you bulletin board or you can frame it!

She believed set of 6 flat cards
She believed set of 6 flat cards

And this is a set of 3 8.5 x 5.5 super duper cards! This set have one "You are Awesome", one "You Rock" and one "Everything is going to be OK". These ones are super perfect for gifts.

Set of 3 flat cards
Set of 3 flat cards

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The inspiration behind my work

Sometimes the inspiration, ideas or solutions comes from really unexpected sources, right?
Here a few examples:
1.) This is the little drawing I made Tuesday. I have to recognize I’m a little bit silly and I laugh and enjoy really simple things. I made this little drawing because I like to have cute reminders of simple happy things around me in my studio. I put this drawing near my computer, and every time I turn my head and see the Little Owl, I just smile and say “hello” in my mind… Silly, right? But it’s cute and really make me smile :P

This owl was painted with acrylic and ink on a 6x6 illustration board

Hello little Owl details
Hello little Owl details
Little Owl ~ $15 + $3 shipping

2.) Yesterday morning, my sweet husband told me we’re going to have a sushi dinner that day. Me, big smile and instant happiness. Of course I spend the rest of the day just thinking and savoring the food in my mind. And of course, I draw some sushi because that was the only thing in my mind!
Also, yesterday when I was working on my sushi (the painting no cooking) a friend sent me this link. I was (I’m) so happy because The Storque decided to use my sushi drawing in that post! I swear was a big coincident!

Yummy sushi painted with markers and ink on 6x6 illustration board.

Have sushi!
Sushi details
Sushi $22 + $3 shipping

3.) This week Spoonflower contest theme is “Tractor”. I wasn’t planning to participate because I can’t find a tractor and attractive subject for a design. I was explaining to my husband about the theme, and he told me: You should just put a picture of yourself and send it like your design for that theme. You know why that guy said that? Because he calls me “Little Tractor” because he say I made “little tractor” noises when I’m sleeping. ME??? No way ;) Sweet husband, right?

Sooo… I design a “Little Tractor” fabric.

You can see all the designs here.

See you later!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

and the winner is...

Yeah! Curly girl, send me an email (you can use the contact me button).

Thanks to everybody for your participation :) All your comments made my day.. I'm serious!

Don't think I just forgot my super Daily Drawings Project. The drawings are here, but the camera it's not in collaboration mood! But don't worry, come back tomorrow and you will the drawings and mt entry for the Spoonflower contest "Tractor" :)

See you tomorrow!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Day 4 ~Daily Drawing

Daily Drawing should be call "Weekdays Drawings" because last weekend I didn't make a drawing (at least not for this project).
Here my drawing for today

I made this little flower in a 6 x 6 illustration board with acrylic and ink.

The Pink Flower

The Pink Flower (details)

The Pink Flower ~ SOLD!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Daily drawing ~ A little Blue Bird

Here my daily drawing! I made this blue bird for the Creative Color Challenge AND for the daily drawing.
I painted this piece with acrylic and ink on a piece or thin cardstock (8.5 x 11). If you like it, you can buy this little bird here on my blog :)

The Blue bird (details)

The Blue bird
Little Blue Bird ~ SOLD

Hope you have a super duper weekend and remember to comment in the Giveaway post (click here) if you want to win one of my original 3d artwork!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Daily drawing :)

Good Morning people! I woke up today with tons of energies and I feel pretty good :)
Here the artwork for my new “daily” drawing project:
I painted this flower in a 6 x 8 (inches) illustration board with acrylic and of course with ink and my favorite pen. And if you like it, you can just buy it here on my blog!

The flower in yellow (details)

The flower in yellow

The Flower in Yellow ~ SOLD

And I have something else to show you. I made this Giraffe a few days ago and I think its’ my favorite drawing right now. Giraffe are symbol of intuition and flexibility. The Giraffe’s message encourages us to move beyond our circumstances. Don’t be afraid to stretch for what you want out of life.
Sounds awesome!

The giraffe

If you want, you can get your giraffe in my shop ;) And also you can get a t-shirt or/and a laptop (or iPhone) skin in my Society6 shop!

Ok. Time to work.
Have a lovely Thursday!

P.S: rememeber you can comment in the giveaway post (click here!) to participate and win one of my original artwork!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Spicing Summer ~ Artwork Giveaway!

Participate to win one of my original artwork!

I’m going to have Giveaways, special offers and freebies for you, here in my blog every Wednesday this August.

From August 18 to August 25, 2010 if you leave me a comment in this post, you will be automatically entered into the contest to win this original 3D piece!


This piece is made using my drawing style with ink and on watercolor paper with chipboard. Parts of the artwork are in separate layers making the piece 3D.

The image size is 5 x 5 and come in an 8 x 8 black mat.

Also, I want to tell you about other little project I’m working on! Because summer is almost over, I thought was time to clean up my studio and get ready to a fresh Fall-Winter season. During the cleaning process I found tons of pieces of illustrations boards and watercolor papers… and I couldn’t just throw away those materials! And I decide to play around and create a new little project.
Every day or every other day I will create a drawing using something for that big pile of materials, and I’m going to be selling those “daily” drawings here on my blog!

Here the first daily drawing for sale :)
I made these cute little trees in a 6x11 illustration board with watercolor and ink.



Little Cute Trees ~ SOLD

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters has selected my Print "Susie the Bird" and “The Elephant” to be included in the Print Shop on printshop.urbanoutfitters.com!

And because I feel really really really happy, I create a “Joy Affirmation Print” :)
You can find all these prints in my
Etsy Shop too ;)

I choose to be joyful

OK. Now I have to continue my piece for the Week 2 of the
The Creative Color Challenge.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Giveaway winner and a little gift

It’s time to announce the winner of the fabric giveaway! I used the Random generator number and the winner is

Susie! Send me an email with you mailing address and I’ll send you fabrics :)

Thanks every one for participate. I’ll have more giveaways this month, but today I have a little printable PDF for you ;)

Here you can download a set of 4 bookmarks, 6 bookplates and 6 flat cards. You can save this file in your computer and then print onto your own papers for your personal use only.

Hope you enjoy it!

Monday, August 9, 2010

This and That

Happy Monday :)
First, BIG thanks for all your comments on my
fabric giveaway! Remember I’ll pick the winner this Wednesday, you can still participate leaving a comment in the Giveaway Post (just click here!)
And this Wednesday I’ll have something new for my Spicing Summer Plan :)

Ok. I have just a few things to share with you:

1.- I have some new drawings ready on my table to create more affirmation prints! Soon soon soon you will see those on my blog and shop ;) Stay tune!

2.- Last week was the first challenge of the
Creative Color Challenge. The color was Yellow, and this was my submission! A Yellow boxfish :S

Yellow Boxfish

3.- This is super duper cool to me. Now in
www.alluminare.com shades, pillows and fabric using my “Archipelago “. I’m sooo happy.


4.- I haven’t win any of the Spoonflower contest YET, but I have been in the top 10 in the last 3 contest and I feel proud of myself. This week contest theme is Camouflage and this is my submission.
You can vote here if you want ;)


5.- Last but not least, here a fortune cookie for you today!

Fortune cookie

Have a great week and see you again here this Wednesday

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Spicing Summer ~ Fabrics Giveaway!

Participate to win fabrics with my designs printed on them!

I’m going to have Giveaways, special offers and freebies for you, here in my blog every Wednesday this August

From August 4 to August 11, 2010 if you leave me a comment in this post, you will be automatically entered into the contest to win the 3 Fat Quarters ( 21" x 18") of Cotton Fabric with my designs printed on them.

Click here to see a little bit more of these fabrics ;)

And the winner will get something extra special just for following my
Facebook Fan page! You haven’t seen my fan page in Facebook? Just click here!

The winner will be announced on Wednesday August 11.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Daliy Affirmation ~ I will Trust

I really need these words today!

Today I will trust that everything will be ok

P.S: Tomorrow is going to be the first Wednesday on my "Spicing Summer" project. Come back and participate in the giveaway!!

Monday, August 2, 2010


I totally believe positive affirmations can work serious magic. I know that… but I know sometimes it’s super hard to keep positive 100%. Yeah.. I have been saying the same all the time, right? But honestly I have been working a lot in try to switch my mind when negative or not pleasant thoughts come to visit me. I realize the best way to focus in a positive affirmation is seeing it and repeating in mind (or aloud if you prefer!). Finally last week I start to work in a “daily” affirmation drawing (let see if I can do one per day!). The idea is to create tons of drawings with affirmations and someday create like cards or maybe a book with all those drawings. Let see see what happens!
Here my first drawing, and the print is in my shop ;)

I'm healthy and wealthy