Saturday, September 29, 2012

Bird on the Rocks

Bird on the rocks
I will be spending a good part of my Saturday at the dentist and carving out this bird stamp based on a design I painted on a rock last year. 
If you want to learn my stamp carving techniques in depth
 my book "Making An Impression" is now available :-)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, September 28, 2012


Sharpie Birds
Having fun & experimenting with my new Sharpies.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My Stash

Ephemera Stash
Thank you to all my lovely & very thoughtful friends that have sent me birdie stamps in the mail over the years :-) My paper ephemera stash is growing and I'm looking forward to incorporating more of it my art. Isn't it just beautiful and inspiring to look at?

Monday, September 24, 2012

On My Desk

On My Desk
Lots of drawings with micron pen on paper.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Painted Leaves

Eucalyptus leaves
Painted Leaves
Painted eucalyptus leaf
These past few weeks I've been drawing like crazy for a project I can't talk about yet but today I took a little break to paint some pretty eucalyptus leaves I found during my walk with Manolo & Turbo. I used a size 0 liner brush and acrylic ink.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

At the Museum

Museo Nacional de Antropología
La Gran Tenochtitlán
Culturas Oaxaqueñas_lo
The Market
Moctezuma's Headdress
Daily use
Museum squirrel
This morning I had the privilege of visiting the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. It is absolutely magnificent and awe inspiring.
I made a new furry friend while having breakfast at the Museum's Cafe :-)

Monday, September 17, 2012

And the Winner is...

Congratulations Anikó!!!
Thank you so much for all the lovely birthday wishes! 
It was extra special because of each one of you ♥

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Birthday Giveaway!

B-Day giveaway
I'm celebrating my 45th birthday today and as Sugar Ray Leonard wisely said 'it's better to give than to receive' so I want to give y'all a chance to share in the joy with this little giveaway. The prize is one of my original watercolors "Peonies", a typical Mexican 70% chocolate bar and a small bouquet of paper flowers. Leave a comment this weekend for a chance to win. I will pick a random name on Monday morning (Mexican time).

***Comments are now closed. I will chose a random winner and announce it later today.
Thank you so much for all the birthday love, you guys are the best!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Black & White

Black & white warbler
Black and white warbler
This little cutie pie warbler visited me yesterday and asked to be immortalized in watercolor & collage :-)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Make Believe

Imaginary book of poppies
Watercolor on paper & digital collage.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Lenten Rose

Helleborus orientalis
Helleborus orientalis. Watercolor on paper & digital collage.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Variations of Green

Calla Lily
By the side of the road
Beautiful trio
Now all the pretty greens I saw yesterday. 
We went on a short road trip with Manolo & the boys to the nearby town of Avandaro. The countryside was gorgeous and brimming with blooming cosmos & fall wild flowers.
We saw shepherds with their sheep, roaming cows and beautiful horses galloping with their foals. There a few things I enjoy more than road trips during this time of year.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Variations of Pink

Pink Finials
Moss on red
Stone Horse
Red Wall
Different shades of pink I saw today on my walk with Turbo.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Garden Birds

British Garden Birds
A very fun project I'm working on for a company in the UK.
Watercolor & collage on Fabriano.

Monday, September 03, 2012


My brushes & I had a very productive weekend. It was also filled with long walks with Turbo and delicious meals with Manolo & the boys.

Sunday, September 02, 2012


Watercolor on paper. The last of the flowers I had to paint for a very fun project I'm not allowed to talk about yet.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Oaks at Dusk

Oaks at dusk
Oaks at dusk
Oaks at dusk
Different day, different colors...same lovely view.