My Artsy Life

Saturday, December 18, 2010

An Artist Remorse! Goodbye to Special dolls

Do you ever do things you regret almost instantly? Sure you do! Don't we all! Well I have to write about this before I just start crying! I have a love affair with my art,  particularly with my art dolls! I realize that my dolls are so special to me, because I dream them into life! I usually start with a dream, or a sketch. When I am making a doll they come to me magically! I am their creator and their keeper and I usually make them for someone special, and I come to realize I dont make them for profit!

Here is the kick and why this blog post is named "an artist remorse" last night I went out to dinner with my best friend and had a fabulous time as always! Upon returning home still I wanted to stay up and party a little bit more! I end up at my neighbors meeting new friends which comes easily to me! Everyone wanted to come see my studio, which always makes me happy because the people that really know me knows it is my sacred space! So yes I love to share it with anyone that wants to visit!

Have I forgot to tell you I have a little too much to drink? Well yes I did! And I almost feel I dont ever want to have another drop of alcohol ever again! Cause what comes out of my mouth next is "hey take whatever you want" .... and so in this episode one of my most favorite dolls goes out the door with a total stranger! AHHHHHHHHHHH! If you know me well you know this, my dolls are special creatures that come to me like pieces of a fantasy world that belongs to me and to those special people that I choose to give them too. I feel remorse because I can think of a bunch of other people that dont possess any of my dolls that I know for sure will love to have one. I only have been making dolls for 9 months so I guarantee you the people that have them, are very special people in my life, like my mom, my daughter, my close close friends, family members, and the people that appreciate my art and have paid me good money for them! So can you understand my feelings now?

I feel so sad that one of my very special dolls is gone! I love them all, but if you make dolls you know there are always a couple that you just know they be with you forever. Girl dress in pink, has been calling my name all morning saying, "how could you?" I am writing about this with the hope that I feel better about it after a while! I just want total recall, and say can I have her back please since I was just stupidly drunk! Well lesson learned I suppose!

Of course all I ask in return was, spread the word about me and my art. Which I really really hope it happens! I ask these girls to bring one other person with them so I can start my idea of "art and bubbles" Which is an idea I have of getting together with other girls that have interest in learning to play with art while talking about girly subjects and sipping wine! And of course I want to tell these girls if you ever want to get rid of them please return them to me!

And now I am up to making a doll that will make me feel better about the fact that two precious dolls are gone to hopefully a good house! And I wont go without making myself and all of my love ones (that dont have a doll) a promise to make each and everyone one because of course I can think of many people around me that do deserve a very special doll! Let me tell you most of my dolls come to me as an inspiration of someone I already know in my life.

Here is the start of my list of recipients of my promise dolls!

Alfredo, because I have already in my mind the doll I want for him.
Susan, because I already have her favorite one
Kelly, for her very generous spirit, also I have the doll she inspire already
Yuko, for she is my spirit sister, I also have her doll, but she is living in Japan and I have been wondering whether it will make it there safely. because she is my teacher an a wonderful inspiration
Karen my sister in law because I know she will love and appreciate her
Miss Judi, because her birthday is coming and I know she deserves it, not to mentioned she is a wonderful mother-in-law
Angie, because she reminds me of my beautiful daughter, I also have her doll
Rubye, she gets the painting she wants!
Suzi Blu, my first art teacher and a total inspiration, which will get her doll when I get to meet her in person at the "inspire workshop" in May, 2011
Alberto, Laura, Diana...Monica Zuniga, the list goes on and on!

Of course these are the people I can think right now that will be super happy to have one of my dolls! And this is not to say these girls that took my dolls last night are non deserving of them, is just that I feel like I did a silly, stupid thing while under the influence of my extremely generous drunkenness....! And my special dolls when home with total strangers!

Ah I already feel better! I hope this wonderful mistake pays me back in time, with new friendships and the start of fabulous workshops!

Please if you gotten this far, and have read all of this silliness please comment away, Im sure it will make me feel a lot better!!!! Specially if you are an artist and had ever done something like this yourself!

Art Hugs!!!


Friday, October 29, 2010

Art Market Tomorrow

Artist Market - Come join me an other fellow artist at the Fall Fling celebration.

We have creative businesses from our community selling handmade items. 

  Please thank them by stopping by our market and starting your holiday shopping early.  

There will be lots of creative gifts to choose from. Buy local! Have a handmade holiday!

Check out what's new at DHUMP. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

kelly rae: how it sets you free

Is 5:13 am in the morning, today I wake up early, I tip toe to my studio and started catching up with email, blogs and so on, making sure i am very quiet and the dogs are quiet, as to not wake up baby nico.  our dear kely rae had her baby boy and when i read her works i decided to share her words ring so true and it all goes so fast, i am nostalgic, sentimental you name it...this one brought tears to my eyes. is because only 10 months ago my baby boy Nico was born time does flies...cheers for happy tears

kelly rae: how it sets you free: "some quick observations about this crazy week: -you weren't kidding when you said we'd spend hours upon hours staring at our baby. -we th..."

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Heart of Art - FREE online Art Course for Everyone! - Info

Hello there

I want to share this news with you all...hopefully you can share on the awesomeness of having something so "magnific" to join in for free... Tamara Laporte, also known as "willowing" on "youtube"

Free Online course

I taken her classes before and she has a beautiful way to teach, I invite you to join her at

Happy tuesday!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

All you have to do is believe in yourself

Yes all you have to do is believe....and to celebrate that statement here is a new painting!

Painted on a 4x4 wood piece she has a poem in the back who's author I dont know. So if you do recognized the author let me know...! I love love the poem, is so simple yet so real.

Believe in Yourself
There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be.
That’s when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down. But those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep your life focused on believing in yourself.
There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life, and it is up to you to accept them. Constantly keep yourself headed in the right direction for you. It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense of who you are.
So when the days come that are filled with frustration and unexpected responsibilities, remember to believe in yourself and all you want your life to be. Because the challenges and changes will only help you to find the goals that you know are meant to come true for you.
Keep Believing in Yourself

Nothing I enjoy as much as having time to paint. Today was a productive Sunday! 


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Suzi BLu - Underground Skool

Hello there readers!!! Ha-ha, I think I have always wanted to use that phrase...!
Today I want to tell you a little story that touches me and my art deeply...and it involves an online personality named Suzi Blu. 
I found Suzi on “youtube”. It was the afternoon after I got layed-off while I was 4 months pregnant. I came home full of confusing emotions, one because I really wanted to be a stay at home mom, second, I wasn't sure how I was going to use my time anymore while waiting for my little one. I went to youtube searching for that “something” and I found Suzi after a journal prompts search. I have to admit that while watching all her online videos over and over again I was waiting to see when the next one was going to be posted.  I couldn't get enough of her talent and down to earth ways, and it was a couple of months later that her second petite workshop came on and I have been a student of her underground school ever since.  

In my experience Suzi can be witty, personal, sincere, and honest with no fear to tell you exactly what is on her mind. I like that about her, you don't know what to expect next, I like the element of surprise. I think she has a perfect personality to do what she does. I talk about her to my friends and family, I have to admit that Suzi has been a source of inspiration. I like her attitude and I think of her often when I say things to myself “like who you think you are?” I say “ I am an artist, Suzi says so”  she has been a pivotal point in my creative life and separation from the corporate numbness. I am staying at home taking care of my sweet little one, taken moments to play away, and creating an online presence for myself, believing in myself and my art.

Beautiful freinds become sisters
Oh Mary

Love the chat rooms, the first time I talk to everyone online I was so excited I got the “that is what I want to see” from Suzi, and I think I got the “what a yummy studio” comment to.

My studio - "is messy"

I have to say feeling good while you do something you love is what Suzi’s school is all about. I feel I have lots of friends with the same interest. I have actually made a very good friend thru SB school, who lives in my hometown Atlanta, we both have babies, and love art. What else can a girl ask for? YEP! Thank U Suzi!

Brenda Figueroa, Baby Nico, Denise Sauer, and Jai
I am to meet Suzi Blu in person, YEAY! Next May 2010 when she comes to North Carolina to the inspire workshop,  

I have been looking forward to a personal class for a very long time. I did the chicken dance or something like it once I hit that pay button!
You can find her at Come join us in the fun!
Good day to you all my friends!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Little Brujita!

after a wonderful weekend i sat in my studio and asked myself what can i share tonight? ah of course i know what i want to share this time my new doll "little brujita"

she is an inspiration from an online class i am taking at the network lead my awesome teacher Monica. I am taking the spooktacular class which has a little witch she is teaching us to paint. i have to confess i have only drawn a sketch but having got too far with the painting yet.  i know i know better hurry before halloween gets here and i dont have my halloween spooktacular painting!

here are the pictures. enjoy!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

The power of 5 dollars............please!

Ah last monday i went for a stroll with baby nico after a hearty lunch with daddy who poor thing work on labor day! (well he says CNN is always working) and what did i found??? oh yeah this beautiful antique chest for what???? 5 dollars my friends, 5 dollars! and so i couldn't resist right! i got it and took it home. here is the before and after pictures i have to say yeah!!! life is a flower!!! 

cleaning the chest

taking the drawer knots out....and more cleaning

and tatatatata!!!! here it seats in my studio - ah my studio happy times! nothing bad can happen when i am seating around looking at all the wonders of a creative life! is my favorite space to be anytime anyday....

Helen, Georgia

Ah the mountains of Helen, Georgia! What a beautiful labor day weekend. My son and I went to the mountains to our Aunt Barbara's round house away in the beautiful mountains, what a refreshing time, so relaxin and sweet! We are blessed with a beautiful family!

Nico seats in the grass, eating a piece of grass...

A picture of my shadow in this beautiful sun shiny day!

my view from the window while having my coffee on sunday morning!!! Glorious!