We survived a Easter weekend with a house full of impromtu friends and family, a muy caliente sun that raised the thermometer to 84 degrees F, a constant loop of White Stripes music playing on Ulysse's new iPod Touch plugged on mega speakers, two roosters trying to kill each other for the love of a chick and overeating barn-animals-shaped chocolate of all kinds, lemon-lime cheesecake and coconut and pineaple cupcakes. Needless to say that I am now walking 5 miles a day to get rid of all these sweet and rich empty calories but miam! which tasted so yummy ... We worked outside in the garden, getting the soil prepared to bear the next bounty and cutting fallen trees from the last wind storm. Not sure I like these incomplete weeks with holiday Mondays and Fridays. I found it hard to concentrate on working in the studio before the weekend and this week feels like it never started !!!
Tons of new stuff has been thrown my way lately and if I don't want to go completely crazy, I have to stop and take the time to smell the flowers and mostly, get organized !
I will be one of the featured artists in two different gallery shows with a Dia de Muertos theme this fall, both in California and both real hip and funky. How fun and how exciting ! My art, mostly my Frida paintings, will be featured in an upcoming book on Dia de Muertos, again! Fun, fun, fun! I am FINALLY on Facebook and love it! It has brought me real good stuff in only a day being there, a commission for a HUGE painting and meeting again with an old friend I lost track of years ago. But I find it can be addictive and so time-consuming! I will be posting on it daily but will not loose myself in the Faceworld! Come over and say Hi! I will surely not neglect my beloved and comfortable blog though, it is nested right in the middle of my heart ...
I managed to finish 3 newpaintings but have not even found the time to photograph them! Due to the popularity of my little wooden block prints in my Etsy shop, I decided to mount some of my images on larger pieces of wood. Here are the first threelarge wooden block prints listed on eBay right now. I just love the way they look and holding their weight in my hands. I think these prints are more precious mounted on wood than on regular canvas.
Don't forget my SWEET SPRING PINK GIVEAWAY is ending tomorrow night, Friday, April 9 ! Hummmm ... I made a giant plate of sushis yesterday and what is left in the refrigerator is now calling me pretty badly now ...
Gotta go !
Love and peace