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Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Blog, Etc., News | 60 comments

Welcome 2016! It is Going to be a Great Year.

Welcome 2016! It is Going to be a Great Year.

  Hello my friend! Here we are, entering a new year full of possibilities. I feel excited and so grateful for it. In September of 2015 my husband suffered a heart attack while working abroad. But I’m happy to report that he’s back to normal and doing really well. Going through something that scary puts everything in perspective. All those little preoccupations that populate the mind suddenly vanish, and all that matter is, well: life itself. Going through such crisis allowed us to experience the power of our amazing support system. The kids and I felt overwhelmed by all the love coming from everywhere. We never felt so protected. As soon as Diego found out about his Dad’s heart attack, he asked: But is he alive? When I responded yes, he said: OK, then everything is fine. Diego’s reaction pretty much set up the atmosphere for the rest of us. Very deeply, we just knew that everything was going to be OK. And we were right. ↑One of my paintings from 2015   So, moving forward, I will say that we are...

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Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Adults, Artists, Blog, My Work, Paper, Papercutting | 5 comments

My New Holiday Card for the MoMA is now Available!

My New Holiday Card for the MoMA is now Available!

♥ Available here. The box includes 8 cards and 8 envelopes. Card size: 5″ x 7″ ♥ Dear friend, I’m so excited to share my latest holiday card with you. I designed it specially for the Museum of Modern Art. You can see the first one on this post. When I started thinking about concepts for the new design, I wanted to create something more sculptural and fun. I hope that you enjoy the final result. It is a trifold deer carrying little houses,  trees, birds, and 2 cheerful children. I designed this card when I was still living in Los Angeles, CA. But now that I’m in Upstate NY, I’m lucky to see deer all the time. The other day after the rain, a family of deer came over to a pool of water that formed close to our house. The youngest one was having a blast splashing around in the water. The kids and I almost wanted to join him. Now when I look at this card I remember that little happy deer. I hope that my...

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Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 in Adults, Artists, Blog, Etc., Sculpture | 4 comments

Mari Andrews’ Minimalistic Sculptures.

Mari Andrews’ Minimalistic Sculptures.

I’m so in love with Mari Andrews‘ work! Here is what the artists says: “My work has evolved out of years of drawing and obsessive collecting. Through sculpture I weave these two actions together. Wire, pine needles, branches and other linear material carry on the drawing practice while moving the work into the sculptural realm.” I invite you to visit Andrews’ website to see more of her art. If you’re interested in acquiring her work, here are the galleries that represent her. Images © Mari...

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Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Adults, Artists, Blog, Etc., Mixed Media | 1 comment

Beautiful Geometric Works by Mary Judge.

Beautiful Geometric Works by Mary Judge.

Mary Judge is an multi-talented artist who is also the Owner/Director of Schema Projects. I’m in love with everything that she creates. These pieces in particular were painted with flashe on linen, and the linen is mounted on panel. I invite you to read the about page on Judge’s website to learn more about her. She’s such a prolific artist. I would love to see her work in person one day! Images © Mary Judge ↓ ♥ ♥ ♥...

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Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Adults, Artists, Blog, Mixed Media, Painting | 4 comments

Works by Chelsea Gustafsson.

Works by Chelsea Gustafsson.

  Chelsea Gustafsson is an Australian artist. Her delicately detailed works often explore themes around society and the environment. I’m in love with these paintings on linen. Some of them have embroidered touches as you can see. You can enjoy more of Chelsea’s art on her website and Behance portfolio. Images © Chelsea...

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Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Adults, Artists, Blog, Ceramic | 0 comments

Ceramics by Kinska.

Ceramics by Kinska.

Kinska is a ceramic artist based in London and I love her work. The pieces above are available for purchase here. I invite you to follow the artist’s Facebook page for updates and also her Instagram. Have a great day! Images © Kinska ↓...

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Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Adults, Artists, Blog, Sculpture, Wood | 2 comments

Folded Plywood Sculptures by Harry Roseman.

Folded Plywood Sculptures by Harry Roseman.

  Harry Roseman is a sculptor, photographer, draftsman, practitioner of web based works, and professor of art at Vassar College, where he currently chairs the Department of Art. He is the creator of these beautiful folded sculptures made of plywood. I’m fascinated by their conceptual depth and simplicity. I invite you to visit the artist’s website to see more of his work. Images © Harry...

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Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Adults, Artists, Blog, Embroidery | 7 comments

Miniature Embroideries by Cathy Cullis.

Miniature Embroideries by Cathy Cullis.

Hello my friend! It has been a little while since I posted on this blog, due to the fact that I have been extremely busy since I moved to NY. I’m working on lots of exciting projects that I can’t wait to share with you later. But today I’m stopping by to say hi, and to to let you know that Cathy Cullis has listed a new series of her miniature embroideries on her shop. They would look beautiful framed. I invite you to follow the artist via Instagram and Facebook. On her shop you will find not only embroideries, but beautiful paintings. Have a wonderful day! Images © Cathy...

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Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Architecture, Blog, Painting | 27 comments

My Happy Sheds.

My Happy Sheds.

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 him. He was so so so cute with his tiny round eyes. There is so much to do in the area around our house. It has great potential for turning into something beautiful and special. But it will take time. Right now I’m focusing on enjoying the process. Here’s a closeup of the painted door. It’s a tree that produces different...

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

My Basement Workshop.

My Basement Workshop.

* 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 animals feel when they retreat underground during the Winter. I love the primitive aspect of this room. Even though it’s strong and solid and it has no issues, it isn’t visually perfect. It’s like the inside of a human body. From this place I can see all of our house organs (heater machine, oil tank…), the veins and arteries (wires, pipes…). Here is...

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

My 44th Birthday.

My 44th Birthday.

  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 am most grateful for. I never thought that I would find such a special partner to share my life with. I love him deeply. Our children Natalie and Diego (they wouldn’t be a reality without Bill), and my stepson Miro, have been the biggest prize. Seeing them grow up and become their own selves is such a gift. I’m grateful for...

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

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

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

  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 at the beginning of our journeys. The idea is to bring the story of The Real Boat to life in a digital format, (phone, tablets, and computers) so we can experience it with motion and sound. You will also be able to interact with it. I’m excited about the visual part of this project. Victoria is the perfect artist for it...

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

Some Tips  About Reconnecting with your Creativity.

Some Tips About Reconnecting with your Creativity.

  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 frustrated and end up with something half finished that isn’t very good. I have always prided myself on my creativity but lately I have been so caught up in life and school that my creativity seems to have deserted me… Do you have any tips? You have created so many different types of art that I thought you might have...

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Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Adults, Artists, Blog, Ceramic | 1 comment

Alex Sickling’s Ceramics.

Alex Sickling’s Ceramics.

* I love Alex Sickling‘s ceramics so much! Based in Newcastle, UK, she creates one-of-a-kind objects with a playful and naive quality. The artist is available for custom orders and commissions. You can contact her through Etsy, or via email at alexsickling@hotmail.co.uk Images © Alex...

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Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Adults, Artists, Blog, Ceramic, Etc. | 3 comments

Vipoo Srivilasa’s Porcelains.

Vipoo Srivilasa’s Porcelains.

* In 1997 Vipoo Srivilasa moved from Thailand to Australia to undertake a Master of Fine Art and Design (Ceramics) at the University of Tasmania. He now lives and creates in Melbourne, but also travels back to Thailand often.  Vipoo works predominantly in ceramics but he also likes to explore other mediums such as animation and paper . Vipoo’s recent work has been concerned with the ideas of contemporary social, political and ethical issues as well as his experience living between two homes, Australia and Thailand. The works also show his passion for historical ceramic production. You should check his website to see a lot more. He’s so prolific! Images © Vipoo...

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