Thursday, March 31, 2016

Relax and Play

This is my newest play with collage
some yellow watercolor on my gratitude journal
some pink circles made with acrylic paint and a paper towel roll tube
and a whole bunch of relaxing pictures from a catalog.

Relax and Play,



Oh my! I am a day behind lol
Finally organized!

My art table below was driving me crazy
so I took advantage of my Wednesday off
and clean up my table :)

Take care,

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Happy and Comfortable

This is day 13 of my 90 day collage challenge
 hosted by Shelley Klammer

As I am working on my collages 
I keep on noticing that I can't stick to one thing when it comes to art,
is being a real challenge for me 
since I want to wonder around and do other kinds of art :)
but that's o.k. the reason why I am sticking to it
is because I really want to take advantage of her offer
if I finish the 90 collages I get to take her course for free
is a win win situation for me
I get to practice one of the arts I like: collage
and I get to take her course for free after I am done :)

But this being a real challenge is o.k.
you never know what you'll discover along the way

To make my collages more interesting for myself
I am adding acrylic paints
stamping, tissue paper, doodles, you name it,
which is called mixed media.
How funny everything I do keeps on taking me back to what I love:
Mixed Media :)

Love and peace,

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter #MixedMedia #Collage #ArtJournal Page :)

Happy Easter!

Yesterday I worked on this collage
which came up perfect for Easter
after cutting out all the pieces
I collaged some yellow gift wrapping paper
used some watercolor to fill in the blank areas
and wrote Happy Easter on the journaling lines
which helps a lot to make a neat #handwriting

Have a Happy Easter :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Today I have a super quick post
I have to go to work lol
I cover part of the picture :D
is my new collage that I worked on this morning
I'll post about it after work ;)
so come back soon lol
good teaser there for you ha ha ha


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Birthday Collage - Because Is My Birthday :)

Today is my birthday :)

so I decided to work on a birthday collage :)

I made the cake with magazine pages
as well as the number 44 for the candles
(that's how old I am now lol)
then I doodle on the cake and 
used some gold marker for the edges of the cake

 I used a piece of tissue paper 
for the bottom of the page and the confetti

then I wrote happy birthday (that's my regular handwriting lol)

I hope you like it :)
and inspire you to #artjournal and #collage your everyday life :)


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

#WOYWW 354

Hello there,
the mess is almost gone,
I took some of your advice and put everything in a box hahaha
and started working on my art journal
In this page you can see a collage that I worked on
and the other one is covered
a work in process :)

Let's see what you are all working on...

Take care


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Coffee is Always a Good Idea :)

Handwriting, Printables, Collage, 
Painting, Mixed Media, Doodling, Art Journaling,
everything you can imagine fits in this page :)

I am so excited and happy to show you this page
I really didn't know how it was going to come out.

The steps to make it is pretty simple, like most art journal pages :)
If you are a beginner please don't be intimidated by anything you see out there

I started this page by using a written composition notebook
in this case my gratitude journal
and cut it up in order to make a collage
then I took some acrylic paint and went around the page
at this point it looked a little empty so I decided to take some
white paper and write "Coffee is always a good idea" :)
at least it is to me lol
then I took another color and put some dots
all over the page, but since it was hard to see the color
I went ahead and circle them with a black pen making some doodles :)
and that's it!!!

Easy Peasy :)

Hope you give it a try :)

I feel so happy now that I made some art :)


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Not Everything Is Always Peachy #WOYWW 353

I only have one word for my work table this week

Yes! you can see here the reality of things
this is what happens to my work area
once in a while.

If I don't have anything laid out on my table
to work on
or a work in progress,
my work area becomes the
"put it there until I can get to it"

And of course I don't like that
so that's what I need to tackle as soon as I have time.

So what's on my table at the moments?
My paper cutter is the first thing that jumps out
under that is my scrapbook paper
all this was being used by my daughter for her science project
then you see some bags on the sides
those are things I bought at the thrift store that I use for my art :)
my jacket :P that doesn't seem to need anymore for now
since the weather is around the 70's here in Florida :(
and some boxes on the top right corner
is all scrapbooking stuff that my daughter was using
to decorate her science board

but that's what my work desk looks like today :/

Let's go visit some other work desks :)


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Monday, March 7, 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Make Today Count

For a little while now, I've been wanting to try watercolors.
I started a few days ago, together with my other passion
which is writing, hand lettering, calligraphy, etc, etc,
and let me tell you...


When I was in school in Ecuador, all we learn to write was in calligraphy
we were not allowed to write in print at all,
the teacher would rip your homework if it came back in print
it HAD to be in cursive. And to be honest, I always LOVED it.
I loved it so much that I encouraged my kids to learn to write in cursive :)

So here I am going back to my roots,
going back to what I always loved
writing in cursive
and writing encouraging quotes and poems.

I remember one of my pastimes when I was a teenager
was to find quotes on books
and write them down in a special notebook I had
I could spend hours doing that

And here I am doing it again,
I love it!
I just love it!!!

What are those things you loved to do and you would like to go back to?


Friday, March 4, 2016

It's All Good :)

Just playing around 
practicing my handwriting
together with watercolor pencils
I think I need to invest in watercolor paper lol

Keep creating

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The LifeGrowth Guide Book Launch

I am very exited to share with you that I am part of The LifeGrowth Guide Book Launch Team :)

When I received The LifeGrowth Guide book as an exchange for a honest opinion, I didn't know it was going to have such an effect of me, this isn't just a book, it also has open ended questions, in the format of a workbook that helped me explore and go deep into my thoughts.

While reading The LifeGrowth Guide I realized that a lot of people have the same questions about life as I do, and just to know that simple fact it put me at peace. Reading this book is like having a heart to heart conversation with your best friend.

Holley Gerth (the author) have made me understand that wanting to know and discover who I truly am is not selfish. Holley takes you through some questions that provokes a lot thinking, helping you discover your strengths, skills and purpose for our lives.

I love this book, I found it very helpful.
I am planning to review it six months from now as she recommends :)

 provoking questions and the videos are nothing short of super helpfu


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mixed Media and Some News :)

Hi everybody, I have some exiting news for you today...

I am part of the Happy Printing Club Design Team :)

Which brings me to show you an art journal page 
I made using one of Happy Printing Club printables

I got so exited when I saw the Retro Typewriter Printable
I had to use it right away :)

I just love it!

I added a 3 x 4 Retro Typewriter journaling card
to my art journal background
then I wrote things that I love to do and brings me peace :)
write, draw, doodle, paint, sketch, create everyday :)
and decorated the edges of the page with paint and stencils.

I hope this inspires you to do what you love everyday
at least 10 minutes a day :)

Take care,