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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Featured Member of the Week: Handbag Cave

Handbag Cave is the featured Shop of the Week by our Spanglish Team!

Stop by this talented Costa Rican Artist's Shop and find out for yourself how unique are all of her designs for handbags and backpacks. All products are manufactured and crafted using her own patterns.

Want to see more? HANDBAG CAVE

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Featured Member of the Week: AU CLAIR DE LA LUNE

This shop has amazing items made with Recycled Fabrics for Human and Habitat.

This is one of the featured items and one my favorite ones showcased at the Au Clair de la Lune ShopA recycled fabric drawstring crazy quilt backpack.

u clair de la lune is when elves and busy mommies work on their projects -- and by the light of the moon, through the window of my attic workshop, is where you'll find me on most nights.

Visit this amazing shop, there is so much more to see!

Niños de la Finca (The children from the Ranch)

I just wanted to share this image taken on my last trip back home in Central America, El Salvador. 

These boys are the boys from "La Finca". In Spanish "Finca" means a large farm or ranch in Spanish Ameria. My dad enjoys this place like no other. By the way, these kids are all brothers and there are three sisters. 

This is the typical lifestyle kids living in the country side have. They enjoy simple activities, like running around the land and playing with little rocks and make their own play games with them. They live in this "Finca" which is a pretty much self sustained place where fruits, chickens, cows, vegetables, even coffee plantations are grown.

Their parents are in charge of the maintenance and security of the ranch, they are kind of like housekeepers and feel like it's their home. They have extended family members living around the land, such as,  grandparents, uncles, and cousins. It's like a little community made within the family, very cool.

I love this family, they are very sweet, nurturing, polite and hospitable and the boys looooove to pose for the camera. The boy in the back with the yellow and blue shirt, is the most talkative of all, he loves to tell stories about his adventures around "la finca". 

Look at their teeth, very well aligned!  I was so impressed the first time I noticed their dental patterns and how lucky they are to have such great smiles and healthy teeth, and they don't go to dentists or have special care as some o us do. They just come naturally!  It's hard not to smile after seeing this pic, and that's what I love the most in this particular scene; the sense of happiness transmitted through these innocent smiles.  So captivating.

I have not printed this image yet, but will soon, along with some other.

This image has been enhanced with a digital painting technique by me and can be printed on canvas or fine art paper.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Amber and Transparent swarovski Crystal Earrings

I'm excited  to say that I got my first sale at Etsy! These pair of gracious earrings had just been listed in my shop for about a day before they sold. I had re-listed them here

It's so unpredictable how Etsy works, I sure have a lot more to learn, and I am enjoying every step of the way... 

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Pumpkin Earrings

I have been listing some new jewelry lately and one of my favorite listings are these pair of Pumpkin earrings. Made with vintage pumpkin beads held by dark copper wire.

It brings Cinderella fairy tale stories to my mind... These pumpkins though, are made to adorn faces and not to become carriages, at least for now... you never know... 

I don't know about you but I am a dreamer... and I feel like a princess every time I see these pumpkins...

Indeed, I think they are very princessy!

Anyways..... back to reality...

To get more details about these magical pair of earrings just click here and you'll be directed straight to them.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Turtles at the Lake

This one is for these precious turtles I come to see at the lake every time I go on long strolls with my son. 

These image was captured a little after 4 turtles were happily sunbathing at the Lake. 
I had always tried to photograph these amazing creatures but had no luck. These guys are so shy! Extremely shy, I would say. 

One morning I got to the lake and encounter the surprising scene. I said to myself,  this is the time to finally get these guys in a shot! So, I silently approached the four turtles, and splashhhhhhhh..... two of them had just jumped into the water, but as soon as I realized that my plan was a bout to fade.... Click! I managed to get the remaining two in a pic! He he he... It was a great day! I finally had these great turtles in my camera. Right after I took the shot, the remaining two joined their fellows jumping into the lake.  

The moment of capturing these babies had a great deal of excitement and stamina that was going through me, it all lasted about 10 seconds... So fast that I couldn't even blink my eyes. They were teary afterwards from the dryness caused by the non-blinking.

After all that sweet hassle I love how this image turned out. The turtles look like if they were actually posing for the camera!    flawless as they can be. He he he... Great times.

I then did some digital watercolor painting to the image to add that contemporary painting look. 

Find this image on giclee print and on note cards at my Etsy shop (please keep reading). 

My dear turtles are printed as a Giclée on archival fine art paper,  I added a digital bucked edge around the image with a white border so you won't have to use a mat. Ready to be placed in a standard 8.5"x11" frame! As for the note cards, I have only one card left at my Etsy Shop shown in the "Set of any three giclee note cards" listing, check it out here

I use great quality ultra chrome inks. All prints are placed inside an acid free cello bag with sturdy backing bend-proof. 

I am proud to say that I personally handle all my giclee production in-house, from handling the digital images through printing and fulfilling. I own my own giclée equipment and I personally do the QA of all my products.

If you want to be directed to these marvelous turtles click here.