Friday, May 28, 2010

Cherry Red and Sooo Summery

Oh the wishing and the dreaming...It's even better than shopping! Isn't this the perfect shoe for bare feet? Are you ready for summer yet? Weather is already hot here in ATL , kids are out of school and vacation is just around the corner but I ... I want to dream... of this piece of perfection and some olden days when going to the farmers market to buy wooden sole clogs and slides meant for sure that summer is moving in and we can forget about socks, and play outdoors all day long with just a slice of fruit jellied bread and glass of milk to keep us going until dusk.

I'm filling up some journal pages fast lately. Experimenting with colors and color combinations allowing myself to be inspired by just about anything in a world: nature, cultures, moods and weather even calendar days. It's liberating and fun as summer is suppose to be to.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Who is Who ( For the Love of G...ray)

You certainly know you've gotten ahead in your life if your name ends up on one of those "Who's Who..." lists. But for some of us it will remain the shade of gray no matter the effort. I love gray it blends well with all other colors and has so many shades it excites me to just think of possibilities.This is my humble contributionto Illustration Friday and Altered Bits Zine "Letters and Signs".

Monday, April 5, 2010

A Cupcake a Day

I hope you all had a great Easter yesterday. Now that all that bunny chasing and egg hunting is over here is something refreshing for, all of a sudden, summer day in Atlanta. The recipe is a fresh spin of a classic one changed slightly so that the final product is also eye pleasing with this wonderful combination of rich chocolate brown (without really using a chocolate) and pale lime green. Yummy at the same time.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dipping Deeper in a Jar of Life

Or "Happy birthday to Me"
Life is this perfect , incomprehensibly , sweet and simple thing that we manage to turn( daily) into something more complicated and harder to digest. The final product is always a mystery that never fails to inspire and outrage us at the same time. Why can't we just leave it as it was meant to be : sweet and simple? Oh no. So here I find myself dipping deeper into new and sometimes seemingly incompatible matter experimenting with every year that Lord gave me more and more. Something like these strawberries that started off as a perfect spring fruit that needed nothing more, but in spite of that perfection it ended up being dressed in many, very creative ways.
We love them plain but nevertheless we cant can't resist the urge to change them. And sometimes we love the change ...
and sometimes we just feel it is"good for us".

Sometimes we crave that bizarre and luscious transformation that makes us want more and more of it...

sometimes it's a complete surprise and we just go with it until we get used to the taste of change.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

OWOH Winners

Winner of the first Painting is ... drum roll


and the second one .. drum roll again...


I will be soon organizing a new giveaway. Thanks for all of you participating and wishing for my birds


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Bleeding Heart

This is an intense Valentines Day image. This gorgeous red ink bled by accident but then I considered it to be a "happy" one ( as usual- that's just ol' positive Me) because not all Valentines are perfect. It is a very emotional holiday for many... both ways, I think... those that are in love and happy and those who are in love and suffer :( ..
But I do want to wish all of you a Happy Valentines Day because love is just one great thing that keeps us inspired either way it goes.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Somthing for Today

I dont know if this is a feeling or a vision .. but it just

Monday, January 25, 2010

Time to Ride Magic Carpet

Hi to everyone, it's that time of the year again when we birds of a creative feather flock together . It's time to share and replenish complement and encourage each other. Welcome to all of you wonderful souls on my blog. I hope you have a great time in here. This first original small painting is going to be yours if your name get drafted in a random drawing. And so that there is still hope after this one leaves my nest here's a second original painting for another lucky one among my visitors. Enjoy! And lets SHARE ! This is my ticket for the wonderfull ride on One World One Heart magic carpet...


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Renewal Time

Come beginning of every new year we all want to start anew, learning from past mistakes ( hopefully); applying new wisdom, creating some resolutions that could serve as perfect applications for a saint position ( or at least an angel). Well we're all humans and if the10% of what we wish for us in this year comes through this world will be a better place. So just be bold and add some daring and even impossible goals for you never know how far the frustration of meeting them can push you. Everyone deserves a second chance. "The old order changeth, yielding place to new" , said Alfred, Lord Tennyson in "Idylls of the King" .

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

I know that many of you have visited my blog silently in last few months asking yourself where are my new posts. It was my wish to return as soon as possible but many changes took place in a last quarter of the, now old, 2009 that has absorbed all of my time usually dedicated to art. That process is far from being over but I will try to do much better in combining my desires and obligations from now on. In that spirit I want to wish all of you very happy and prosperous New Year. I want you to grab the opportunity when it arises and spread your wings to soar into new heights.
I have created this piece for the Fourth Issue of Altered Bits Zine themed : Notorious. It was created while listening to the Carrol Of The Birds By Mormon Tabernacle( my latest carol addiction a splendid old Andalusian song). Link here is for the UCLA Madrigal Singers since I could not find Mormons performance on YouTube.
This artwork is now in a permanent collection of my son whose awe was expressed with a two minute jaw dropping silence ( you can't ask for a higher price).
I also want to contribute it to a Theme Thursdays challenge : Flying and Wednesday Stamper: Open challenge.