Thursday, December 29, 2016
This may be the last post of the year, in order to say that i learned a lot this year, i feel so grateful in several ways, not just for the thing i get or achieve but also for things i didn't...
For sure this is not a whining post, i rather find thing to be grateful than mocking myself (and that will be an easy way to bully myself..) should i count my blessings? or make a list of thing i did?
Let's go straight to some of those...
-I finally know (less or more..) how to sew a zipper! YaaY! with lots of tutorials, books and else, quite different when you are in front of the sewing machine
-I did a great improvement learning french.. i'm quite stubborn
-Believe it or not, i read more books than the last year! (2 that i bought in the book fair, and it wasn't a child's book :D )
-Have you seen scandinavian films? by far, i stared to be big fan of it! you better watch some foreign cinema, you won't regret missing hollywood films...
-After some several months (or maybe a year...) i finished 3 of 4 paintings! i'm planning to start a new ones next year...
-Did i already mention my instagram account?, is fun, is cool... but i totally refuse a twitter account!
-Guilty as charge for having a pastel crush.. (need to embrace that colors, even when i feel a total beatnik...) some day i'll paint with those colors..
-Learning that creative process is not something to rush on, but to work and investigate
-Last but not less, i finally get my degree! yasssss!!!
Saturday, December 17, 2016
This year is almost gone, i cannot say if is one of my fav years or not (considering that David Bowie died at the begining of the year.... snif!) still, of course, sometimes i can't remember if i achieve of my goals, because, i can't remember most of them... anyway, before to say good-bye to this year, a quick round of Etsy Finds! YaaaY!:
This Scandinavian style top buffet is just a delightful! classic and modern! made with wood and you can find it in this awesome shop, Sweetmangofrance
I've got a crush in this skirt! it got everything, is classy, looks vintage and also so stylish, take a look on this awesome shop from the indie designer Annak
Owl crush? this is your shop, two Argentinian sisters always amuse me with their creations, so feminine and loyal to their on style, you can find in macraME
Last but not less, this is a must to for ring holders, it got's everything, is chic, glam and organic! take a look on this tres chic shop at ModernMud
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
It was a quick and busy days, my brother and i went to fast visit to CdMx and even when we didn't went to visit some museums or other places, i've got to say that i totally enjoyed having such a great time with my brother! in some way, we been apart not because we decided to be like that but our jobs, lives and else, and yes! we hang out and get along often, with our partners or with our family, but in some way, me and him are so closed and had so much things in common, guess like other brother and sister's had, but since we were kids we used to play along, had lots of friends in common... but well, i may probably loosing my point in this post...
After 2 trippy and bussy days in an Artist and independent crafter's bazaar, we did a quick stop by with a friend of Alfredo... Johnny and his partner Carlos lives in a small and cute apt, that since the first time i saw it, it was pure eye candy to me!
If i can, if i would i may probably had something like this for my place, but, my hubby doesn't agree much with so colorful and kitschy things around home, and actually, i do like to decorate my place according to my paintings... still, secretly, i've got big crush for orange, pinks, yellow and vivid and bright colors... guess i should put some on my paint and forget the blues
Saturday, December 10, 2016
First, i've got to say that i feel totally great with myself! at the middle of the year i was so pressure to find a co-worker for my workshop... and could be not so difficult except that... i'm so picky! i'm not gonna work with someone who doesn't make a great team with me, also, someone who can love work with kids with patience but be with character (kids can smell fear and insecure.. :P)
My last co-worker was just beyond than great, we can laugh and we can understand the group and each other with just a sight...
So yes, i heard a loooot of people who recommend another persons but in this case, i've got the chance to work with someone that i can totally get along..
And well, wasn't so easy but, one of my oldest friend (she's from college..) was my partner in crime and we did pretty well and pretty awesome! there's no way to compare, i totally like to work with both and i guess i see our work reflected on child's smiles..
I worked with kids from 7 to 9 years old, i even worked with youngest kids but, i realized when they been there, before i already know... Still! you may probably think that work with paint and kids it could be for sure a messy disaster, well, it can be but if you explain everything before to drop the material the mess can be avoided (in some cases... still my shoes had zero paint on it! YeSSSS!)
Here's a quick snapshots of my workshop
PS: i barely could buy some books for me but, tsssssss i already read one of the books that i purchased... oh dear!
Thursday, November 17, 2016
I was counting down days, because the book fair is almost here, and yup! i already got a workshop... i'm so thrilled about what to expect but also that for sure it will be tons of hard work!
For a hard day, i'll be working with 300 kids at day, but is hard to say if it will be like that all the book fair... and because i'll be using my voice all the time, i already got a nice parcel of medicine, herbs, teas and everything that would help to not loose my voice or be talking like Vito Corleone... and it that parcel i may probably put some shots of vitamins
I'm taking my job seriously, i want to avoid any type of flu, cold or whatever that can put me on bed with high fever because, of course, after working with lots of kids is something sure... they can also infected me, and i don't have high defenses as them...
So, i'm gonna chill, do my best as always and just have fun on this...
I'll be counting down the days..
Friday, October 28, 2016
I've been working with small group of girl, they had like 11 years old and is been a fun classes... the first classes was just the hard part because of course, they want to start with the paint but, well they need to know the basic on drawings which is the "boring part" all of them want to use paint and colors, because well, colors are just fun...
I can't say how long i've been working with them but for sure like 8 months... Now they are using acrylic paint, sometimes they also paint their faces (i guess is part of their fun..) but after all they been doing great work...
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
I used to work some years ago with a dancer, she was a contemporary dancer... i must to say that i've must to update myself for that job, like read tons of articles and books because i have no idea, besides i was so sure that my boss will be so pleased of it, besides of that, was also because i want to understand and learn more about dance (i'm not quite a good dancer, the "just dance" game in wii could be totally perfect for me...) and being in a theatre, preparing the stage and lights, knowing all the workers there was just an experience... that was like 8 years ago, maybe not just a few years :)
Recently i received a call of one of my besties, according to my boyfriend and other people, he is the youngest and the best composer in town, he could be one of the best composers in México, he work on theatre companies, also he is a great teacher... well he called me one day at night, his company was on a big trouble because their technical creative was kinda a mess, he left all the puppet and the rest of the production in progress when the opening of their play will be just in 5 days.... and here is where i stared, i'll continued the rest of the production, finishing the paper puppets and the rest of the stage, i thought i could finish like in 3 days but seriously? just a few hours of the premiere i was still painting...
This are a few shots of it, i would love to take more pics but well, if i tell you that i worked 56 hours will you believe me? because it was like that... from 8 or 9am to 1 am it was hell but it was fun!
Monday, September 26, 2016
This past days had been a totally different from what i've been living... Emotionally i've been in up and down, is just temporary, i told myself constantly... like i want to sleep all day long and so ironic i kinda struggle to fall sleep, although! i already finished 3 paintings that i stared working since 3 years ago! (big woW to me! considering that i get bored and i barely finish a painting after i stared...) and seriously i want to keep working on my paintings but ideas are just flying away! so frustrated!!!
I'm too shy to ask to another friends or artist if they've been going thru this... (good thing, i haven't lost my sense of humor tho..)
Is just temporary, just temporary... i'll keep working on my unfinished paintings...
Thursday, September 1, 2016
It's September, nice weather, tons of celebrations and things to do (like working on my paintings, i should show you some advances...) I've been very active on Etsy lately, sewing, doing some progress on zipper sewing (i'm totally proud of it!! i encourage myself to do it!) but well, going back to Etsy, yessss i like a lot of items on Etsy, like shoes, clothes, vintage clothes!!! housewares, sewing supplies... but this is a quick roundup of what i like and why i include them often on my treasuries list...
Take a look!
A yard of light orange ruffle (isn't gorgeous?)
Summer vegan bracelet, totally boho and trendy!
Rustic coat rack! i can totally see this in my apt
Instant download gingerbread recipe! yummm!
Now sing with me: this are a few of my favorite things!!
Monday, August 29, 2016
This post may look like sponsored but not, the reason that i want to write it is because i'm pretty happy with it... Since a year and a half i've been washing my hair with just baking soda y apple cider vinegar, it was a radical change because, well, who doesn't love the nice scent of shampoo right? well, i like it too, but i like my hair looks healthy and i couldn't find it in any shampoo, plus! with this method my hair grows incredibly fast and is thicker... Not really into it? well, is eco-friendly :)
Before to try it i read a lot of blogs talking about no-poo method, all of them tells the big benefits of this, just a few persons talk about how this ruin their hair (coincidence or not but the persons who try it was just women), and yes, i was a little bit frustrated the first 2 weeks because my hair was so frisky but well, but like everything, it takes time...
And yes, this is not a sponsored post but a conscious one..
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Es Agosto, es de mis meses favoritos, llueve mucho, es fresco, no hace tanto calor y hay días nublados que me encantan!! :) además de eso, hay mas cosas que me gustan de este mes y otras que he hecho últimamente, unas a razón de que debo hacerlas por diferentes causas, pero debo decir que encontré inspiración para ello! tal vez parezca un tanto infantil y naif pero, es por cuestiones de trabajo. Por esa misma razón estoy leyendo un libro encantador y maravilloso, se llama Pippi Calzaslargas, el personaje me ha parecido de lo más simpático! que bueno que no he visto la película y no recuerdo gran cosa de la caricatura pero ese personaje me animó a hacer cosas que tal vez no haría del todo. Aunque no lo parezca soy algo tímida (e insegura, es parte de supongo..), no hablaré mas de ello...
Así que decidí finalmente armarme de valor y subí a mi tienda en etsy un par de bolsas que tengo haciendo desde hace un año..
Después de todo, los libros infantiles son para todas las edades no?
Is August, is one of my favorites months, it rains a lot, is fresh, is not so warm and you can wake up and see a cloudy sky that i totally love!! :D besides of that, there's more things i do really like of this months and things that i've done lately, some of them i made it for the different reasons, but i must to say that i fond inspiration for it! and it may be looks a little bit childish and naif but, is just for work matters. For that reason i've been reading a charming and lovely book, is Pippi Longstockin, and the character is so charm! i haven't seen the movie and i can't barely remember about the cartoon but this fictional character encourage me to do things that i'll probably won't do.. Even when it doesn't look like, i'm a very shy person (and insecure, i guess..), but i'm not gonna talk about that...
So finally i encourage myself and upload some tote bags at my etsy shop that i've been doing since last year...
And after all, child books aren't just for child but for grown ups isn't?
Friday, August 5, 2016
Casi no he trabajado en mis pinturas, debería hacerlo mas... tengo 4 o 5 pinturas a la mitad, lo peor es que tengo muchas ideas de otras pinturas que quiero hacer... estoy postergando las cosas
, lo sé, pero esto es lo que he estado haciendo cuando no pinto.. (en este momento debería estar tomando los pinceles y trabajando en mi obra...)
Hice esto que he puesto en mi tienda en etsy... Nuevas cosas, nuevo hogar :)
I haven't been working on my paintings lately, i should do it... i mean, i've got 4 or 5 of them in progress, the worst part is, i've got tons of ideas on my mind about more things and paintings to do... and yes, i know, i'm procrastinating, me bad, although, this is what i do while i'm not with the paint and brushes... (right this moment, i should take my brushes and work on those artworks..)
So i made this and i put it on my etsy shop... New stuff, new home! :)
Thursday, July 21, 2016
He estado un tanto alejada de este blog, entre que falta de tiempo y bueno, las mudanzas son algo estresantes, ahora las cosas están mas tranquilas, pudiera resultar gracioso que aunque no he escrito algo aquí, he estado como loca tomando fotos para mi cuenta en instagram! :D sigo con mi resolución de no tomar selfies, solo las cosas a mi alrededor, detalles bonitos e instantes que puedo rescatar en una imagen... Comparto un poco de lo que he visto por las calles!
I've been a little bit apart from my blog, between i've been busy and well, moving from one place to another can be a little bit stressful, packing things is not my best skill, now, things are settle down, and it may be funny that i haven't sit and write down a couple post here, but i've been nuts for instagram! :D i'm still focus on my resolution of not taking selfies, just things around me, nice details and instants that i can put on an image... I'll share what i've been seen on the streets!
Monday, July 18, 2016
Estos días parecen diferentes, vida nueva? nah, solo cambios... Si, hay cambios, dejé atrás el departamento donde vivía, con el se fueron muchos días felices que viví y días tristes, se fueron muchos recuerdos y también muchas cosas por tirar! Claro que extrañaré ese espacio! si viví ahi casi 7 años!! tuve roomies, fiestas, comidas, reuniones y cosas lindas que viví ahi... Pero ahora comparto espacio con alguien que dio un giro a mi vida, después de una muy mala resaca emocional y dejar que alguien no sólo jugara con mis emociones y energía... bueno pues tal vez suene un tanto naïf pero las cosas pueden ir bien y pueden cambiar..
Esto es un poco del espacio que ahora tengo :)
This days could seems different, new life? nah, just changes... And yup! what a changes! i've moved and left my apt, and with that apt i left behind lots of happy days and sad days, i lived so many things there, i left behind so much memories and also toss lots of things! ugghh.. Of course i'll miss that space! i lived there for almost 7 years!! i've had roomies, parties, meetings and lots of cool things when i was living there... But now, i'm living with someone who give a twist and twirl into my life, after a badly emotional hungover, i've left someone who was totally fooling my emotions and draining my energy... and well, this may sound kinda naïf but life can be go well and things are going better and can change
This are a quick snapshot from where i live now :)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Tengo un crush por mi pequeño amigo, Ziggy es muy curioso, le gusta andar metiéndose por todos lados pero sobre todo le gusta jugar.. Mi novio dice que es muy travieso, yo creo que mas bien todavía es un bebé :3 aunque es cierto, tiene ya una pequeña lista de las cosas que ha hecho, mordió mis zapatos, una canasta de mimbre, una libreta de mi novio, su botella de leche, escarbó en mis macetas y siempre se quiere dormir sus siestas en mi cama! (no entraré en detalles de que aun no usa bien su potty...!) pero sigue siendo adorable!
I've got a crush for my little friend, Ziggy is so curious, he likes to be around my place and everywhere, he also likes to play... My boyfriend says he is very mischievous little guy, i think he is more like a baby :3 although it is true, he already got a little list of thinks he already did and not in the good way! he already chew my shoes, a woven basket, my boyfriend notebooks, his own feed bottle, he dig on my plants and always want to take naps on my bed (i'm not gonna tell you details about that this little stinker doesn't want to use his potty..!) but even with that, he is adorable!
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Debo aceptarlo, es divertido usar instagram! hay tanto por ver, cada quién tiene un estilo muy particular en lo que sube, hay gente que toma fotos increíbles, otros suben fotos divertidas y coloridas, otros tantos suben selfies... A mi particularmente me gustan las fotos que muestran la obra de alguien, me encanta ver las decoraciones también y todo lo que sea colorido. Yo decidí no tomar selfies, simplemente porque no le encuentro mucho sentido realmente, es muy vano para mi.. Sin embargo, me he divertido muchiiiisimo tomando fotos de lo que encuentro cada día!
I must tu accept, it is fun to use instagram! there's so many things to see, is interesting see the particular style of the people, there's some people that took incredible photos, another ones took fun and colorful pictures, and also people who likes selfies... i've got to say that i like the see what people creates, i mean, artworks, decoration but also if is colorful... I decided not to do selfies, is just that i find it boring and meaningless, so vain ant is not for me... However, i have so much fun taking pics of what i find and see everyday!
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Lo mejor de tener un hobby no es sólo de estar productivo, es también que sigues siendo creativo, pero también lo que me gusta de mis hobbies es que puedo compartir lo que hago con otras personas. Esa es la clave no? es decir, al final no tendría mucho sentido si no pudieramos compartir lo que hacemos con otros, tal vez a unos les guste cocinar y entonces comparte su comida con otros, o tal vez tejer... yo por mi parte, me gusta coser, no sé si es un talento, tal vez no soy tan hábil, pero es algo que disfruto y si puedo compartir un poco lo que hago con otros, entonces tiene mas sentido... supongo que de esto se trata después de todo...
The best thing about a hobby is not just being productive, but also being creative, is something that like about my hobbies, i can share with friends, relatives and another persons.
That's the key isn't? i mean, it could be meaningless if we don't share what we can do with each others, like some people can cook so they can share it and eat with someone else, or probably knit.. by other hand, i like to sew, i'm not so sure if is a talent, i may probably not so skilled , but still i like to do it and i can share what i do with my friends, and i found out that it makes more sense of what i do... i guess is what it means
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Tengo un pequeño amiguito, estaba en casa de mi hermana, su jardinero lo encontró y decidí cuidarlo mientras crece... No sé que sexo tiene, asi que decidí llamarle con un nombre "unisex"...
Ziggy, porque asi lo llamé, duerme mucho, le gusta mucho beber la leche tibia, dormir en mi ropa sucia o dentro de mis zapatos, acurrucarse en mi cabello y me ha enseñado mucho a ser paciente.. Cuando crezca volverá al bosque de donde lo encontré, espero no apegarme mucho porque debo confesar que me gusta dormir siestas con Ziggy...
I've got a little friend, it was found it on my sister's home, her gardener found it and i decide it to keep it and take care of it while it grows... I'm not sure about the gender, so i decided to put it an unisex name... Ziggy, cuz' that's how i called it, likes to sleep a lot, it drinks a lot of warm milk, he sleeps on my laundry or inside of my shoes, he likes cuddle and tangled on my hair and also he also teach me to be very patience...
When Ziggy grows up, it will go back to the forest where was find it. i'll hope no to be very attached because i must to confess, i love to take naps with Ziggy...
Friday, May 6, 2016
Confesaré que estaba renuente en abrir una cuenta en instagram, después de todo no estoy todo el tiempo con mi smartphone tomando fotos de todo, pero después de todo es una manera de tener un registro de lo que hago o capturar algún momento... Caigo en la cuenta que soy una persona que busca encontrar belleza en lo común y en lo ordinario... mes petit plaisirs...
I must to confess that i was totally refuse to open an instagram account, after all, i'm not the kind of person who took photos all day long with the smartphone, but then, i think is a good way to take like an agenda of everything i made and capture a special moment... Now i realize that i'm the type of person who likes to catch beauty in the common and in the ordinary... mes petit plaisirs...
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Pudiera ser que es uno de los meses que me gusta por muchas y obvias razones, pero quizá también es porque estoy volviendome fan de fotografiar casas, de momento mi colección va con puras casas amarillas, quizá es porque tengo en idea que este mes es muy brilloso y soleado, supongo que puede ser para casi todos o es quizá porque lo veo desde este punto de la tierra..
En fin, parte de estas fotos son cuando camino por la ciudad, son casas antiguas como me gustan y creo que hasta ahora estoy notando los colores en cada casa!, me vuelvo a sorprender de las cosas que veo diario! :)
This could be one of the months that i like for several and obviously reasons, but maybe is that i'm become fan of taken photos of old houses, at the moment my collection is just yellow houses, maybe is because i've got the idea that April is a very shinny and sunny month, i guess that this could be for almost everyone or is maybe because i see it from this side of the earth...
Anyway, part of this pics are when i'm walking around in town, to say it true is just old houses because i deeply love it and actually i didn't notice before but most of them are so colorful!! is a new surprise, the things i see everyday! :)