December 21, 2010

I am having a giveaway!!

I haven't had one in some time, but it's the holiday season, the season of giving, isn't it? Or is that Thanksgiving? Either way, I am giving you something:)

Just leave a comment and I will enter you in my giveaway!!

Quite a few things up for grabs, such as a pocket mirror, art print, mini 2011 calendar, postcard and a few other goodies!

I will be drawing the winner's name on January 3rd.

December 15, 2010

New Stickers

New stickers in the Etsy shop! I recently made these large stickers from my newest painting, "Calavera de Colores"and now selling 3 in a pack.

December 7, 2010

New Necklaces Available

I am in the process of creating new necklaces in the shop.

I am going to be creating these types of necklaces with my favorite art pieces, such as this one, "My Friend the Owl". These are sterling silver, about 1.5 inches round, an 18 inch long chain w/ 3 inch extender.

They are all available here:

November 23, 2010

New items in the shop & Thank you!

I was able to finish my 2011 mini calendar and posted a few in the Etsy shop.

Additionally, I am offering for the first time, ACEO cards, these are mini "wallet" sized art prints with white borders on glossy photo paper. They are so cute and look great in mini frames on the wall or on a table. You get 9 mini prints.

I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!! I am so thankful for all your support with my art.

And as a thank you, I have a coupon code just for you for my etsy shop, which will deduct 10% off your total purchases! Just click on the link below to enter the shop.

November 14, 2010

New Painting: Madre Art Print Available

One of my newest paintings is now available as an art print and postcard.

She was inspired by mothers, daughters and sisters. I also added a little bird taking care of her little eggs.

Large Art prints are available in my Etsy:

Postcards are available in my Zazzle shop:

October 25, 2010

Newest Painting: Tela Rosa

Just finished one of my newest paintings, "Tela Rosa", which translates to "Pink Cloth".

I have been creating more saints lately and I am hoping to finish one or two more similiar ones with different colors, such as one with blue tones and another with green tones.

I am really liking the black background and how it makes the pinks and the orange colors pop.

It is available in my Zazzle shop as a postcard.

September 18, 2010

Fun day picking Pumpkins and Getting Lost in a Corn Maze...

I have been feeling under the weather the past few days:( I think it's the cold nights and mornings. I love this weather though, the cool days and the feeling of fall around the corner. I just think my body was not expecting it. Today, I am starting to feel much better, and Yanni and I went to our favorite Orchard, we had an early breakfast there, and then went through a corn maze..It took about an hour to finish, but Yanni and I had lots of fun figuring out how to get through it. There were trivia questions along the way and if you got the answers correct it guided you through the maze.

Here I am playing with Yanni, telling him that the children of the corn got me.

After finishing the maze, we each picked out our pumpkin. Yanni selected a huge one and I picked a nice medium size one.

I hope all of you are anticipating the fall season as much as me!

Take care!!

August 24, 2010

Fade to Black...

This painting is still in progress. I am working on a new style, in which the painting has a black or very dark background, but certain features are showcased in bright colors, but then fade to black.

My inspiration are the Mexican paintings painted on black velvet. I am going to do a few of these for the show and I am really enjoying working on them. There is something mysterious about them.

Right now I am working on the woman above, and a painting of a bull, which I was inspired by a recent bull fighter painting I purchased.

Thanks for stopping by!



July 26, 2010

These two are the newest paintings I have created.

The second one (Pink rose) I am working on a bit more, something is missing...once she is finished she is off to Dava. The first one (red rose) I am saving for my Novemeber show. I want to make a few more faces because they were really fun to make.

I really want to make a Frida one and a Day of the Dead skull one with a bunch of flowers on top of its head, it will be perfect for Day of the Dead, which is only about 4 months away!!

July 14, 2010

La Gordita

I first did this quick pen sketch of what the painting would look like. I don't typically do sketches, but I was just doodling in my sketch book and drew her up.

I was inspired by the Gordita paintings and I wanted to make a lovely full-figure woman. One that was not shy about her curves and beauty.

I am still working on some details, such as the shadowing of her dress and the wall.

I wonder what she is holding behind her? :) Sometimes I feel like my little ladies in my paintings are alive, and I wonder what they would say, or what they would do..
Call me crazy :)

Thanks for stopping by!!

July 4, 2010

New Painting in the works...and a few other things..

This morning I am working this little painting. She is one of my smaller and newer paintings in the works. It's a little cholita. Which I am always facinated with painting. I am deciding what she will be holding. I was thinking either some coca leaves, a basket of coca leaves, petting a little llama..decisions..decisions..

I am using acyrlics and also watercolors. I actually really enjoy working with watercolors on canvas. It's a different technique, but when I was younger I loved doing it, because if I wasn't happy, I would just wash it off the canvas.

Even though the recent paintings I do in the theme of Bolivian art and Day of the Dead are simpler, but vibrant, I am still trying to sharpen my techniques with certain things, such as the way the clouds should look and making small strands in the hair.

Two of the most valuable things I have learned are:

1. Paint only what you love.

You need to create something you love, or your entire heart won't be in it.

2. Brushes matter.

I use to actually use the same brush for everything, small details, background. Now I use brushes of all different sizes, which should be a given, but at one point I thought I could get away with one brush or 3 different brushes. Now I understand that 1 tool cannot be used for everything. Like a screwdriver cannot be used to hammer:)

Happy Fourth of July! I hope your having a wonderful day either relaxing, or outside in front of the grill bbqing some delicious things.

I think I will be doing a little bit of both!!

June 28, 2010

New Photos of my new Frida inspired Painting

I recently finished a new Frida inspired painting. Originally it was going to include a snake wrapped around, but decided to leave it as is, at least for now.

I love the oval canvas, it is definitely a nice change from the regular regtangular canvas that I use.

This painting is one of a few paintings I am getting ready for my next show, which isn't until November, but I need to get a few more done by then...
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

June 26, 2010

New Painting inspired by Frida

I just finished a new painting inspired by Frida. I took just a few quick photos, but will be posting some better ones soon:)

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May 19, 2010

Progress on Painting..

I have been slowly working on this painting. As you might remember I started this paintings littl bit ago and it was called "Mi Amigo the Serpent", but the more I work on it the more I don't think I want to include the snake.

I think I might keep it simple with the woman standing in front of the jungle/green leaves. I am thinking the title might be "Hojas Verde" (Green Leaves). And Frida inspired me for this painting. Especially the monkeys in her paintings. Maybe I could include a monkey.

I will see where my hands lead me.

Thanks for stopping by!


May 11, 2010

La Sirena Painting Finished

I finished the "La Sirena" painting.

The original painting is 5x7, which is new for me, because I usually paint on a large canvas.
But I think I am going to paint some small paintings, they are fun to do.

I have postcards available of her in the postcard shop.
On other news, I am also getting paintings and items ready, because I have a show this weekend at Dava :) I will post more about it this week.
Take care,

May 4, 2010

Working on La Sirena

Today I was working on my newest painting, "La Sirena". I drew her up a long time ago, and I have been meaning to paint her. The painting is pretty small. I think the canvas might be about 4x6 or it might be 3x5. I have to measure it.

I wanted to add little fish, add flowers to her hair, and have her hold a special sea shell she found. I need to work on some more details, but she is almost finished. As soon as she is, I will be creating glossy postcards of her. Just in time for the warmer weather.

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace and Love,


April 12, 2010

Newesting Painting: Native American Girl

I finished my newest painting of a young girl. I have always been drawn to the Native American culture. I wanted to paint a small painting with a Native American theme. So I painted this young girl in the woods to represent their beliefs in originating from trees.

She is available as a postcard and print.

Thanks for stopping by!


April 1, 2010

Cantante Painting in progress...

Too some quick shots w/ my phone's camera while I was painting my newest piece.

Still not finished yet, but she's coming alive with her guitar.

I want her to be very colorful and vibrant. I am going to include shades of blues, greens, pinks and yellows...

I will post the finished piece soon!!

Thanks for stopping by!


March 3, 2010

Amigitas de otro Mundo Painting in progress

I am almost finished with another new painting;) I have been busy in the art room!!

These are two little friends from two different worlds.

I will update the blog and shop with prints/postcards once I finish it.

Thanks for stopping by!


February 22, 2010

February 19, 2010

El Hijo de la Cholita

I completed the baby cholito painting recently. I love his little cheeks and his colorful shawl that he is being carried in by his mother.
I have postcards and prints available.

Thanks for stopping by!!


January 27, 2010

Newest Painting and Works in Progress..

I am currently working on two scenes that are inspired by the Cholitas and their children of Bolivia. The painting above is of a little child hanging from a shawl wrapped around the mother.

And the painting above is of a Cholita and I am going to have her wearing a bright and colorful shawl.

I finished this colorful cholita holding her coca leaves.

I put small houses on the mountains and Mt. Illimani behind her.

Stayed tune for the little child and other cholita painting to be finished.

I am also working on some more skull art.
Thanks for stopping by!!!