jueves, diciembre 22, 2005

Feliz Navidad


Enjoy this days! Be happy!!

miércoles, diciembre 21, 2005

I'm the bear.


Next Friday I'm going to see my parents...I'll stay for one week with them. I'm happy to see them again (and my brother).
I´m happy to see the sea again, to listen to the waves, to feel the breeze and the sun in my face...
When I come back maybe some of my "gifts" have arrived: Mav's letterpressed cards, Surprises from Sarah, Camilla's calendar...
Oh! and my Amazon order with two great books:
"The Creative License" by Danny Gregory (Danny Gregory's recommendation) and "Picture Your World In Applique: Creating Unique Images With Fabric" by Margaret Cusack (recommendation from Myra).
hmmm..I can smell the books already!

miércoles, diciembre 14, 2005

Surprise


"Surprise my sweet baby!!: your first peas!"
For Illustration Friday, this week theme: Surprise.
And...I love peas.

miércoles, diciembre 07, 2005

Christmas Garlands

I want to thank you for all the kind and warm comments about the Christmas Hang-ups. This week end I finished these garlands. Very easy!!

I make this tutorial for you.

miércoles, noviembre 30, 2005

Art show

Last Friday I was in an Art show in an hotel in Madrid. The hotel name is Hotel de las Letras, the translation could be: Letter's or Word's Hotel. That's because in each room there are poems written down in the walls.
The show was in the second floor. Each artist had one room to show his work.
There were different disciplines: photography, design, illustration, video installations,...
I was not very impressed with the show. It was more interesting to see how a hotel can be transformed in a gallery.
My attention was caught by 4 or 5 artists. They are not many because there were 20 or more in total.

I enjoyed the photography itself very much, Tomás Miñambres, that the most and Julieta Alvarez's room (photo here to the left). She was there and I spoke to her. She was so nice and she said she was happy because she had sold one of her designs to a paper company. Good for her!!
Here you have a few photos of some rooms. Sorry but I forgot some of the names of the artists.



The postcards from Carly for the Morphe Exhibition arrived on Monday. They are great Carly! Thank you!
And we have a new member in the family! Miguel's upright bass! They are in love with each other! Now I have live music at home!

miércoles, noviembre 23, 2005

Postcards

I'm so happy with my new postcards from: Ana Ventura and Penelope

viernes, noviembre 18, 2005

The Christmas Mistery


Last week I just finished my Christmas postcards. I'd send some of them to the Morphe Exhibition, some others to my parents and I'd keep a few more for the online shop. I'd send the rough drafts to my friends.
But yesterday, as I was updating the online shop, I wanted to scan the images to post them and... I just didn't find the ones I kept for that. I found the drafts but not the ones for the shop. My flat's not big at all and the postcards don't have any legs to run away, so...where are they??!
Maybe I put them in the parcel with the stuff for Carly by mistake... Who knows?
Here is an image of a rough draft:

In the begining I was ungry because it had taken me soo long to screenprint them, but now I think that perhaps this was just not the time for selling these postcards, I guess. I don't know.
Wherever you are, dear postcards, farewell.
Oh! And these are the Christmas hang-ups I told you about. You can find them in my online shop.

I'm waiting for these pretty postcards from Ana.

jueves, noviembre 17, 2005

From the list


I love to do lists. Every week I make a list of things to do, wishes, possibilities, dreams.....One year ago in one of my lists I wrote: "Being published in a magazine". Well... one year after here is my first illustration in a spanish Magazine!!
I must finish my new web so I can show you more illustration work (not only for kids, I mean).
Me and you and everyone we know(via Keri) looks so good!!
Dean Roberts amazing work.
Mirna Ferraz and her beautiful creations.

domingo, noviembre 13, 2005

Better

Thank you for your kind comments, I feel a little bit better. I've finished the three softpaintings for the Morphe Exhibition. Here they are:

And I send these postcards, too (I put some of them in my shop, too).

The softies for Plush Rush are in their way to Columbus (Ohio). I forgot to take photos.
I'm working in the design for the Christmas postcards and I want to screenprint them tonight.
I hope you have a good Sunday!

jueves, noviembre 10, 2005

Finishing


This guy and another one are going to the Morphe Exhibition. I have finished the softies (I'll post some photos tomorrow) but not the Christmas Postcards yet...I have the flu. I hope tomorrow I feel better so I can work on them and on some other things that are "waiting" for me, as well.

jueves, noviembre 03, 2005

no time


Sorry for not posting these days. I´m so busy. This is one of the projects for Plush Rush. Soon more images. Have a good day!

sábado, octubre 29, 2005

Abrazo


The best in the world... a big hug!! I hope you have a weekend with plenty of hugs!

miércoles, octubre 26, 2005

A Witch


Lisa visits her aunt Hilda once a year. She loves her aunt, who tell her fantastic stories about dragons, witches and brews. Her aunt is a doctor, from the very old school (once upon a time when, unfortunately, they were hunted down not only due to their wisdom, but to the fact that they were women), she only uses natural products, but the funniest thing is when she plays magic, like when she makes Lucas, the cat, bigger so it can warm them while Lisa listten to her aunt's stories.
This is my illustration for Penelope's Contest.

viernes, octubre 21, 2005

Invited


Neststudio (Carly) has invited me, among other talented artists, to participate in the Morphé Exhibition. I'm so excited!! My flat's a mess right now... fabrics, papers, ink everywhere... I hope I can have it all done for November. I already finished the Xmas hang-ups and this weekend I shall make the postcards. Oh! and the softpaintings.
I've also been invited to Plush Rush. I'm working on a special softie, not for hanging on the wall, but for hugging. It's not so easy, since I don't have any patterns. It's all about trying stitching and unstitching. I always find Loobylu's and Hillary's softies wonderful, I find them perfect.

martes, octubre 18, 2005

Happy!!

Thank you very much for all your lovely comments about the "camera incident".
I'm very busy but very happy. I don't know why but... I hope you have a happy day too!!!

jueves, octubre 13, 2005

Goodbye


Last friday I went to IKEA and somebody stole my camera from me. I didn't even notice. I loved my camera and It lasted not a year with me. I wasn't even able to use all of its functions properly.
"Dear camera, I want to thank you for having caught so many moments of joy. I'm gonna miss you. I hope wherever you are they treat you alright and take care of you. Thank you".
I found this interesting tutorial about using layers in Photoshop and Painter.
So funny Aaron Meshon.
If anybody wants to take a look at a good site about Horoscopes here is a very serious one from Switzerland.

miércoles, octubre 05, 2005

The end of the day


A yogy tea and a homemade cookie. That makes me feel good. Can you see my unfinished doll? She's....weird. Today I have silkscreened all day. Now I sit here and peruse through your blogs:
Camilla enjoys a bubble bath. Penelope has started a new illustration contest: Draw a Witch. I love the bird from Lyn And today she post a great corsage tutorial!
Cara Carmina has a wonderful blog about children's illustrators. Chicadecanela goes to a craft fair for the first time. Good luck!
Andrea jumps in the ocean. The sweet Lani from Myra goes to New England.
I've been tagged by Amanda: I list 5 songs that I'm currently lovin':
1. "Both sides now": Joni Mitchell
2. "What if": Coldplay
3. "Wallpaper": The Gift
4."You're beautiful": James Blunt
5. "As": Stevie Wonder.
I tag all of you!

viernes, septiembre 23, 2005

Escape


A sketch for Illustration Friday.

jueves, septiembre 22, 2005

Self Portrait Tuesday


Miguel, cherry tomatoes and me.

domingo, septiembre 18, 2005


I can't wait to see Tim Burton's Corpse Bride.
Yoko Tanaka.

lunes, septiembre 12, 2005

Happy


I'm very busy these days. Busy and happy. I'm finished a commissioned work for the little baby Anna. Welcome to the world Anna!
Anthology You ain't no dancer. Very interesting with great illustrators.

miércoles, septiembre 07, 2005

New Orleans


One year a go M and I made a tryp to southern USA. We drove all the way along Florida's coast, Alabama, Mississipi...and made it to New Orleans, where we spent a few days and enjoyed it daytime and nighttime. This week I've been thinking a lot of "our" hotel (Hotel House Olivier) in the French Quarter, and thinking of the people we met there...are they alright? I sincerely hope so.

I just found out about Crafters United on Etsy. I have decided to contribute with two softpaintings.
UPDATE!!: The items are now listed.

martes, agosto 23, 2005

Postcrossing


There is people with wonderful ideas. Paulo had this one: Postcrossing.
This is my postcard and it goes to Germany (Yes, it's weird, isn't it? My first postcard and it goes to my second land, Germany!!)

domingo, agosto 21, 2005

Doubts


Ultimately I've taken a look at my blank blog and it was frightening. It was just like looking at a blank page!!
For the last few months I happen to feel blocked. I just don't like nothing of what I do. So I started reading Julia Cameron's "The Artist Way" and doing its exercises. Has anybody ever read and practiced this book? The thing is that after two weeks of doing it I feel like a sponge cake in my oven: I slowly raise up worring that a draft makes me go flat.

lunes, agosto 15, 2005

Hello!!!


I'm back!! This is my first entry in this my new blog.I hope I see you around!!!