Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Autumn leaves intervention
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Manolo's fresh corn tamales
Strip the ears of fresh corn with a sharp knife, grind the fresh cut kernels with a "molino". Season the mashed corn with sea salt and put a couple of spoonfuls of the corn puree on fresh husks and wrap them as little presents :) Steam for 10 or 15 minutes (we use the corn "bones" in the bottom of the pot instead of a steamer basket ) and serve with jocoque or yogurt cheese.
He does the cleaning, cutting and grinding and I wrap the little presents :)
Thursday, September 17, 2009
My very talented friend Gustavo Aimar is having a little party
to celebrate his blog's third anniversary and you are all invited!
He has created a special blog called 3 x 3 where he will be posting tiny 3 x 3 cms
(1 1/8" x 1 1/8") works of art by anyone that wants to participate.
These three little birds are my contribution.
I used watercolors, white acrylic ink and a Micron pen on gray bookboard.
If you want to participate email Gustavo at email@example.com with a
300 dpi 3 x 3 cm (1 1/8" x 1 1/8") jpg file of your artwork with your name,
blog link and the technique or materials you used to make your tiny piece of art.
*He stresses the importance of actually making you art piece
in that small scale and not just adjust any artwork to that size and format.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Best present ever!
This is by far the best present I have ever received on my birthday (yes, today is my birthday!). My son Daniel (age 11), carved that Snoopy (my all time favorite character) out of balsa foam, painted it with acrylic paints & a sharpie marker and made him the perfect red house out of cardboard! He surprised me early this morning with it. He had been really sneaky and secretive about what he was making me for my birthday for the past two weeks :) Don't let anyone tell you otherwise...handmade presents are the absolute best.
Thank you Daniel! I love you so much. I LOVE my Snoopy!
Monday, September 14, 2009
I found these beautiful hardcover recycled paper sketchbooks yesterday
at a big art supply shop the city. They're called Cachet Earthbound by Daler◆Rawney
This old postcard I painted a few months ago served as inspiration
for the coral reef drawing I made on the cover.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Beautiful objects on my inspiration board today.
I modified the format of my blog this morning,
I hope you enjoy the bigger photos.
*If you are interested in learning how to make your
blog photos bigger I suggest you read this post.
I googled "how to post bigger photos on Blogger" and it came up :)
**Ups! I forgot to tell you that if you click on the photo
it will take you to Flickr where I placed notes with links
to all the lovely artists represented here.