Sunday, January 24, 2010

Created Etsy Treasury called HEARTS FOR HAITI

Created Etsy Treasury called Hearts for Haiti. Hearts for Haiti is an Etsy store selling donated items from various Etsy artists to help raise money to support the efforts of Doctors Without Borders in Haiti. As of January 18th, Doctors Without Borders had treated more than 3000 Haitian patients and performed close to ...500 surgeries. Your support for any relief efforts in Haiti is greatly needed.

Friday, January 22, 2010

New images for mixed media work

I've been working steadily since the beginning of the new year on bringing in new, fresh items to my Etsy Shop. It seems that I've been working on mostly jewelry to add to estudiomartita. If you visit the shop you will see new bracelet, rings and necklaces. I'll also be adding some home accessories and have some trays lined up to refinish and redesign. What I'm most excited about starting new is my mixed media work on canvas. Always the most challenging for me, the mixed media work takes all of my concentration, thoughts and energy to put something together that I actually like and hopefully some art lovers will appreciate. I am my own worse critic so my mixed media work rarely passes the test of my 100% appreciation. I think this keeps me always hungry to work harder, explore new techniques and strive to reach farther in my desire to improve.

I have some ideas of where I want to go with my new mixed media work. I've been gathering images and wanted to post some of them for you to see. Some are photos I took from 2009 Dia de los Muertos in San Francisco. One is an old photo of my Aunt Jessie on her farm. There are also photos of beloved Frida that I want to work with. All in all, I'm happy with the latest images and hope to create new art that will live up to my snotty standards.

I'm excited and hopeful about this new work!

Hope you are all doing well in the new year!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My San Francisco - Living in almost paradise

I have new work to show but today, Saturday, I just felt like posting a pretty photo I took yesterday outside the Legion of Honor. Went with my friend Mary Ellen, her Sis Kathy and daughter Mary Jane to see the Cartier exhibit at the Legion. Walked out of there with major diamond, emerald and tiara-envy!! When we were walking back to car, San Francisco's own natural treasures were laid out in front of me. The picture above is the view looking north and just west of the Golden Gate Bridge. I live in paradise....well almost!!!

Have a good weekend!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

new rings just posted for Valentines Day

Los Lovers Farewell - colorized

Two lovers and a mandolin

Los Lovers Farewell

Lovers at Piano

Dancing Couple

Its a new year, a new day, a new way. Aren't those lyrics to a song?? Well it applies here. Got back to the studio on January 4th and started with some new ring designs. I was going for romance, love with a little lust thrown in. The rings are available on Etsy and are a great price. Take a look!


Its a new year, a new day, a new way - Hoorway! Wow, I rhymed, even!!

me and Rio at his birthday party

P.S. Went to Rio Yanez birthday party on Saturday night. He's turning 30 (poor baby?) and had a fabulous party at SOMArts. Poetry, music and lots of laughter and good conversation. I took plenty of pics so I wanted to share those with you too.