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My Happy Sheds.

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Architecture, Blog, Painting | 24 comments

Today I’m excited to share what I did to my sheds. I painted flowers on them! They don’t look sad anymore. The larger one will have to go eventually, because it’s not in good shape. But I’m happy to look at it now. The smaller one has a little broken corner on the left side of the roof. I didn’t try to fix it because I discovered that some little mouse uses it as a door to get inside the shed. I washed that shed with water before I painted it, and a tiny mouse came out all wet and confused. He didn’t understand what was going on. I felt really sorry for...

My Basement Workshop.

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Architecture, Blog, Etc., My Work | 31 comments

* It takes time and a lot of work to make a house feel like home. But I’m getting there. I haven’t stopped being busy ever since we moved to our new farmhouse. One of my favorite things has been turning our basement into a fully functional workshop. In LA we put our power tools in the garage, but I always felt guilty about using them because of the noise. Over here I can make as much noise as I want. So exciting! I never had a basement before but there is something special about being underground. Down here I feel calm, focused, and inspired. That must be how some small...

My 44th Birthday.

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Blog, Inspiration & Thoughts | 26 comments

  Today I’m turning 44 so I’m taking a few minutes to share some thoughts with you. The first thought is that I feel so lucky to be alive. That’s a cliché but it’s a genuine feeling for me today. I have been lucky to experience a lot in my 44 years of life. I’m equally grateful for the positive and the negative in those experiences. The negative things became bricks that helped me built strength of character, and the positive always came as a reminder that if you keep moving forward, one step at a time, good things will always come your way. My husband is one of the blessings that I...

The Real Boat on Kickstarter. A Project Illustrated by Victoria Antolini.

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Artists, Blog, Illustration | 2 comments

  Dear friends, Today I want to share a beautiful project that Victoria Antolini is trying to bring to life through a Kickstarter campaign, in collaboration with a wonderful team of creatives. Victoria is a super talented Italian artist and her project is called The Real Boat. The Real Boat is an inspiring story written by Marina Aromshtam, perfect to read to your children in a cozy rainy day. The story is about courage, tenacity, and the wonders of the sea. It all starts with a tiny paper boat that is not satisfied with life in a puddle, and dreams of going far away to the wide and deep ocean. Many of us have been that little paper boat...

Some Tips About Reconnecting with your Creativity.

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Blog, Inspiration & Thoughts | 17 comments

  Dear friends, Today I’m sharing an e-mail that I got recently, as well as my answer to it. I thought that you might find it useful, so here we go: I am so inspired by your artwork and I love seeing the art of others that you share on this blog. I have always loved to draw and paint or any type of art really… but I have been having trouble summoning up my creativity. When I was a kid I could sit down and draw anything and I loved it but now when I sit down to draw or paint I can’t think of anything and I get...

The Book of Butter. A Story About Making New Friends.

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Etc. | 35 comments

* We moved from California to New York in Sept of 2014. About a week later Natalie came back home with teary eyes. She was having a hard time making new friends, specially on the school bus. In her own words: “Every time I try to interact with other children, they ignore me.” Natalie’s portrait by me ↑ Natalie’s confession didn’t take me by surprise, quiet the opposite. I was anticipating this and I was ready to help. Starting a new life is a wonderful but also difficult process . I’ve gone through this kind of experience several times. It takes lots of patience, and a bit of creativity. I believe that one of our...

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