noviembre 17, 2015


I took some portraits on my home, then I bended it with other portraits (paintings). I love double exposure.

noviembre 09, 2015


Yesterday we went to Greenwood trail, and I made this photo, I love to make double expo with old paintings, I remember the first time, was 7 years ago approximately I was alone on my classroom waiting for my students, and I was looking the cotton filed and the sun making shadows on the floor, then I started to search in a book for old paintings and with my ipad I started to mix myself with other, thats very cool.

noviembre 07, 2015

noviembre 03, 2015


This was our first "Día de Muertos" without celebration, we were tired and we decide to spend the day at home making some improvements, suddenly my husband told me about the party at the Museum of Modern Art and they were having a party to celebrate the day of deaths! with mariachi, pan de muerto (bread of deaths) and altars, so we jumped out our bed and arrived to the Museum, was so cool! until our daughter started to cry and yell "A la calle!" ("Les´t go outside") she was scared with the ladies dressed as skulls and the music haha. So our party was over.

We came back to home and I was so upset because the party was like a mexican miracle here in Iowa and Valentina started to cry :( thats why I decided to make my own Día de Muertos on paper, I mean, I started to make some drawings of skulls and a hint of watercolor.


One of my favorite holidays of the year is the Day of the Dead, this year we did not dressed up as Catrines therefore I decided to draw myself as Catrina. (graphite and acrylic)

octubre 29, 2015


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I took this photo at the mini Botanical Garden at Colorado Springs, and this image is part of my wall calendar FLOWERS 2016 available on my etsy. I love how looks the shadow and light.

octubre 22, 2015


The second illustration from my work with wood. This si a cute squirrel on "Autumn gold tone" wood.


Last weekend we went to Home Depot, and I found free wood samples, I took a big bunch because my first idea was "paint on it!" and I started a series of illustrations with ink and acrylic :) This is so fun! This tone is "Natural Palm"


Autumn has so many gifts and I started to pick some. Collecting big leaves to make paintings and believe me, is so relaxing to paint on it. I made a flame fish (that kind of fish or name I think does not exist but that is how I called because looks like a flame.

That same day my sister´s friend request me a leaf with a special painting of the Holy Spirit, I think that is awesome when I can inspire people and they enjoy with my work, now the last leaf was sold! and I would love to keep painting on this beautiful natural canvas.

octubre 17, 2015


I painted this owl on a black leaf, painting on leaves is my new fav activity :)

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octubre 12, 2015


Months ago my husband bought me a mini canvas, I wanted to paint gemstones but then I saw this bird on NatGeo photos and I knew it, the Hungarian pigeon had to be on mi mini. It took me less than 30 minutes to finish, I can definitely become a fan of painting on these little squares.

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Few months I started to sketch a little with graphite and watercolor, the mix of faces with flowers was nice to experiment, I definitely need to do more.

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octubre 07, 2015


Im super happy with the things that Im doing, every day new ideas on my head, I want to do a world of goodies but I know that I need to go slow because Im learning and getting better. Sometimes you know the path, but knowledge is not enough, you must embrace it and make it yours.

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