My Artsy Life

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Doll Retreat - New Workshop!

hello lovelies! 

i want to share a couple of photos i taken of my new doll name "leslie" im given her this name because i always wonder what would it be to be name "leslie" instead of  "brenda" my mom always said that was the name they were going to give me at birth...!

i am in the planning process of opening a new workshop called "the doll retreat" and i wanted to post some photos to inspire you to join me...

the art of doll making is a magical experience, it has been for me...! so sharing the things i have learn and how i have applied to my own way of doing things is kind of like sharing a big secret. 

i be teaching a lot of material, so i want my students to be really involve in wanting to learn this art and sharing this experience wholeheartedly....with me!

if you have any comments, questions, suggestions, please contact me...

if you have any interest in joining me in this journey sent me an email @ lafiorevida@gmail.com




happy thursday!

Brenda

www.lafiorevida.com


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

No more photo editing with Picnik....;-) Welcome Pixlr !!!!


hello lovely beautiful soulful friends.... i have a little bit of good news for all of you...!  wondering what are you going to do without picnik? well  yesterday i found out about a place name Pixlr.com very nice,  it will do for me for sure, here is some pictures i play with... check out their website here. Free Photo Editing Program


The pictures bellow were edited last night, didnt took long at all...they have a lot of xtra features that i am yet to explore, so i can tell you about those....the simples method is the one i use

This is what i did;

  1. Go to website, http://pixlr.com/
  2. on the tabs menu you will find pixlr express tab
  3. browse for your photo, load it and start playing
  4. tabs they have are
    • adjustment
    • effects
    • overlay
    • borders
    • stickers
    • and text
surely i wont be doing them any justice if i dont tell you that within all of these tabs there is like 10 plus things you can do...so check them out...hope this helps you!

             





Services are free! So go check them out!

Happy day!

Brenda

Life is a flower
www.lafiorevida.com

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Things I heart - Tuesdays



your camera loves you - heart it back!

here is a couple of photos of little things i heart and that my soul can not do without, do you ever go days, weeks even months without taken a photo of your surroundings? Or even more photos that you don't even remember having in your camera? 

that is my story i have beautiful photos like the ones bellow just waiting to be reveal to my soulful eyes, and to you my dear reader....hope you enjoy these photos, and further more that you get inspire to go take a look at your own, and if you don't have any start taking some....what you waiting for? Inspiration awaits!!!

home decor action
i live in the city so this is one is awesome, we do embrace living organically! ;-)
green smooties - trying hard to stay healthy drinking my greens
my sweet son playing in the beach
God is always there with us as it clearly shows in the miracle of this  sunset
tropical flowers at my my mom patio
"lagartija" im looking at you kid
new friends making soulful moments count sweet sofia and i



this last photo is very sweet to my heart. Sofia is one of the miracles of online friendship, i met her last August as we were both taken KRR Flying lessons online, this photo was taken last december as she was visiting Atlanta, GA. ever since she has been a beautiful soul in my life, she has shown support to my dreams, has magnificent ideas that she willingly share, we talk on the phone and share each other thoughtful moments! she is my kindred spirit friend. for more about her visit her own blog, Sofia Dabalsa

these photos make me feel ever so joyful, so happy to share them with all of you!

 what is hiding in your camera?


Brenda

"Life is a Flower" 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

On my artist date - Kobi Yamada

i was seating at Barnes and Nobles, reading and checking out magazines I found this beautiful author, full of inspiration and amazing quotes!!! 


I wanted to share this with all of you, how beautifully said!


{She} ...by Kobi Yamada

She must be something special. She is. Celebrate her.


She loved life and it loved her back. Celebrate her passion.


She listened to her heart above all other voices. Celebrate her wisdom.


She pursued big dreams instead of small realities. Celebrate her priorities.


She saw every ending as a new beginning. Celebrate her resiliency.



She discovered her real measurements had nothing to do with numbers or statistics. Celebrate her self-esteem.


She was kind, loving and patient…with herself. Celebrate her tenderness.


She woke up one day and threw away all her excuses. Celebrate her accountability.


She realized that she was missing a great deal by being sensible. Celebrate her spirit.


She turned her can’ts into cans, and her dreams into plans. Celebrate her goals.


She ignored people who said it couldn’t be done. Celebrate her independence.


She had a way of turning obstacles into opportunities. Celebrate her magic.


She went out on a limb, had it break off behind her, and discovered she could fly. Celebrate her faith.


She discovered she was the one she’d been waiting for. Celebrate her self-reliance.


She added so much beauty to being human. Celebrate her presence.


She walked in when everyone else walked out. Celebrate her friendship.


She just has this way of brightening the day. Celebrate her radiance.


She made the whole world feel like home. Celebrate her warmth.


She decided to enjoy more and endure less. Celebrate her choices.


She decided to start living the life she’d imagined. Celebrate her freedom.


She colored her thoughts with only the brightest hues. Celebrate her optimism.


She was an artist and her life was her canvas. Celebrate her brilliance.


She ran ahead where there were no paths. Celebrate her bravery.


She crossed borders recklessly, refusing to recognize limits, saying bonjour and buon giorno as though she owned both France and Italy and the day itself. Celebrate her joie de vivre.


She held her head high and looked the world straight in the eye. Celebrate her strength.


She not only saw a light at the end of the tunnel she became that light for others. Celebrate her compassion.


She designed a life she loved. Celebrate her joy.


She took the leap and built her wings on the way down. Celebrate her daring.


She said bye-bye to unhealthy relationships. Celebrate her happiness.


She remained true to herself. Celebrate her authenticity.


She made the world a better place. Celebrate her.