Oct 28, 2009

A Visit to the Pumpkin Patch

The colors of the Pumpkin Patch are beautiful, specially here in South Florida where the sunlight is so strong and bright.

Oct 26, 2009

A Vampire for Hallooween

Halloween is around the corner! My daughter wants to be a Vampire Girl and my son doesn't really care too much about it, probably because he's older. She has specific instructions about her costume: a white face, fake pointy teeth and a black dress. No cape, because the cape, she says, in only for boys. That should be easy enough to pull.

Oct 23, 2009

I Heart Etsy - Pink Month - Part 3

I have to apologize for the lack of posts this week, but I've been really busy. To close the October Pink Theme, I put together this group of necklaces from Etsy. I can picture myself wearing any of them.

1. Scrabble Tile Pendant - Pink Hope

Oct 19, 2009

New print available in my Etsy shop!

This is the new addition to my Etsy shop. A modern print great for an entry way, bedroom, living room, or even your dorm or office.

Oct 16, 2009

I Heart Etsy - Pink Month - Part 2

Last week I posted a collection of pink items from Etsy, inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The products I featured were pink but were not related to the Breast Cancer theme. The ones featured today help bring awareness to this important subject.

I want to add that even though a lot of people and companies sell Breast Cancer Awareness products, not all of them contribute to the cause. Before making a purchase that you think will help fight breast cancer, find out where your money is going. You can always donate directly to organizations that support research or provide help to cancer victims. Think Before you Pink is a really good page to help you determine where your money is going.

Oct 15, 2009

A new addition to my Etsy Shop

This is the new print that will be available for sale in my Etsy shop. I posted a few days ago about these prints for nursery or kid's rooms with the same bear character, and this one with a fashionable giraffe.

Oct 14, 2009

Retouching Before & After

I spend countless hours retouching models and products, it's part of the long process of designing and producing a mail-order catalog. This is a before and after of a model head shot. Can you tell the difference?

Oct 13, 2009

Birthday Party Invitation

I'm planning a small, budget-friendly birthday party for my daughter. She loves theNickJr.showNi Hao, Kai-lan and wanted that theme for her party. This is the invitation I designed for her. The invitation is done in a standard picture size (4x6") and can be printed in any store with photo service which keeps the invitation cost really low. I got a pack of white envelopes that I'll use to mail or hand out the invitations.
I'll be working in decorations and favors in the next couple of weeks. I'll keep you posted with more pictures.

Oct 8, 2009

Project Runway - Season 6 - Episode 7

Project Runway last week's episode was a big disappointment. Most of the designs were tasteless or just plain tacky. The only piece that I found decent was this dress designed by Irina.

Oct 7, 2009

New Bird and Flowers Print

I have a new listing on Etsy. It's a set of two 5x7" prints with bird and flowers on a dark grey background. Airy, feminine and modern.

They can be hanged next to each other, or one above other.

Oct 6, 2009

Another Kid's Print Available on Etsy!

Here is another kid's print I posted for sale on Etsy. A few screen shots of the creation process and the final print.

As usual, I do the line drawing first in black and white.

Then choose a color palette and start adding colors and patterns.

I create little details like this flower.

Make a few dotted outlines.

After adding small details and a bunch of other changes, the illustration is ready to print and frame!

Oct 5, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are couple of surface patterns I did with this theme a while ago.

Oct 2, 2009

I Heart Etsy - Hot Air Balloon

The last addition to my Etsy Shop that I posted right here two days ago, gave me the inspiration for this week's collection from Etsy sellers.

1. Hot Air Balloon Invitations