Monday, November 29, 2010

December Desktop Calendar!

December wallpaper calendar
From me to you with love :)
Click on the image above to make it larger and download from there. Enjoy!


Glow Bowls by Diana Fayt
Manolo helped me hang the Glow Bowls I bought from Diana Fayt's shop recently.
Love how they look against the concrete wall, specially at night with the tea lights lit.
Visit Diana's shop by clicking here.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Celery Stamp

This is a fun way to play with your food and make beautiful
custom wrapping paper for Christmas.
Celery stamped wrapping paper.
I made the little white tag with DAS clay that air dries overnight. Nice & simple.
Celery stamped wrapping paper
I ♥ celery salad and the cut hearts make great stamps.
I used a white ink pad and stamped the rosette onto recycled brown paper.
Celery flowers
Digital collage using my celery hearts & clip art :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Seeing Red

TV Room
A little bit of red around the house.
-I made that watermelon boat painting for Manolo ten years ago.
He ♥ watermelons. You can see the one he's eating in the kitchen counter.
-The white enamel pail keeps all of Turbo's toys and blankets.
-The red enamel cabinet keeps my boy's Wii Games and DVDs.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Give Thanks

Psalm 69:30 (King James Version)
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Hope you have a wonderful day! There is so much to be thankful for.
Watercolor & acrylic ink on Twinrocker paper. 6" x 8"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Flock of Birds

New Flock
A flock of ten original watercolor birdies will land at my Big Cartel shop later today.
***Update: The birdies are at my shop right now.
I will be closing up both my Etsy and BigCartel shops next Friday the 26th
and will reopen them in January 2011.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Map collage birds
Zamorano Fine Arts Academy
The first grade students at the Zamorano Fine Arts Academy in San Diego, CA
did a project inspired by my Map Birds, aren't they amazing?
You can visit their teacher's blog at this link.
Thanks so much Don! I'm honored.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saturday Morning

Watercolor birds
From the terrace table
En Plain Air
Painting with a view
Daniel's portrait of Turbo
Painting Outside
Purple bird
Saturday Morning
Daniel & I spent the most wonderful morning painting outside & listening to music.
It was one of those really special perfect days.
This colorful flock of birds will be landing at my Big Cartel shop next week.
Daniel made the greatest portrait of Turbo in acrylics.
It will probably turn up at his blog soon :)

*For all of you who asked about the brush holder...
It's just an aluminum brush washer, you can check it out here.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Books, Book & more Books

Since we moved into the blue house I hadn't been able to organize our books.
They were covered in dust and in a sad, sad state of neglect.
So I folded up my sleeves & finally dusted each and every one of them
and organized them by subject. Of course Turbo was there to help.
They look so happy now!
'Water Paper Paint' sneak peek
And speaking of happy books... I'm thrilled to announce that
my birdies are in Heather's amazing new book!
I am honored to have contributed a couple of my watercolor paintings
to the Gallery section of Water Paper Paint.
Isn't that the prettiest book cover ever? I can't wait to get my own copy.
I absolutely love Heather's work and I'm glad to own a few of her originals.
I highly recommend you visit her blog and stop by her shop.
Book sneak peek photo by Heather Smith Jones

Brooch Winner!

Giveaway winner
My little bird brooch is flying south to Lorena from Chile! Congratulations!
Thanks again everyone for participating ♥

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bird Brooch Giveaway!

Bird brooch
I'm going to giveaway this cute brooch I made yesterday for the occasion!
I painted the bird on beautiful blue linen and embellished it with some stitches. It's filled with poly fiber fill and made with lotsa love ♥

***Please leave a comment in this post with your contact info.
I will choose a random name tomorrow evening
and will announce the winner Thursday morning!

Comments are now closed. Thank you so much for participating!
I will announce the winner tomorrow.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Shop is now Open

Geninne's Originals
Map birds
My new Big Cartel shop is now open with a few of my original pieces :)
I also added the "Friends" print to my Etsy shop.
Happy Monday to you!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

My Blog is Back!

Bird vignette
I'm doing a a very excited happy dance!
After a few crazy days..creating a new blog, email account
and changing passwords in all my accounts my blog is back to normal...whew!
Thank you so much for your patience during this tech burp.
I think a celebratory giveaway is in order ;) more about it next week...
My Big Cartel shop update will be on Monday.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

True Love

True Love
Cheese heaven
Sheep farm
Manolo and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary today!
We drove a nearby farm that produces the most delicious artisanal organic sheep's milk cheese. Cheese heaven! It couldn't have been a more perfect day.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Fish & The Bird

Watercolor, acrylic ink & collage on hand made cotton paper. 9"x 12"
At dusk...

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Vinyl Flowers

Window decals

Flower doodles
Vinyl flower
My flower doodles were recently made into vinyl decals to decorate
the walls & glass doors of a children's therapy area:
I received a set of decals last week and put some of them in the studio window :)

Monday, November 08, 2010

Prickly little things

Prickly doodles
Digitally colored ink doodles of my cactus collection.
Cactus collection
Good food
You MUST make this sweet potato biscuit recipe from Stephanie, it's delicious!
I made grilled asparagus dressed with lime, extra virgin olive oil,
fresh ground pepper and sea salt...they're the best finger food ever.

I've got some news! A lot of people write to me asking if I ever sell my originals.
I have been hoarding all of them but decided to open up a Big Cartel shop called Geninne's Originals
where you'll be able to purchase some of them this coming Friday.
I hope you'll stop by to have a peek.

Friday, November 05, 2010


Cabinet of curiosities
Dining room cabinet
Succulents by the window
Hallway window
Today at our blue house. Sunny skies with perfect chilly autumn weather.