Tuesday, June 30, 2009

These Beautiful pen and ink pieces will be listed on ETSY!

pen and ink- 2x7 on indian handmade paper on wood block
"The only way, is forward"

Another pen and ink piece- 2x7 on indian handmade paper on wood block

Dancing in the wind!

Believing in magic and love!

done in pen and ink on handmade Indian paper on wood block
3x12

"BELIEVING IN MAGIC AND LOVE"

Sending magic and love for all the wonderful artists out there!

loving me lead me to you!

pen and ink on hand made indian paper
9x12
mounted on white back drop

The night he proposed!

Hello Everyone!!

I have new work!! The computer has been acting up, not being very kind to me but today she's behaving well. And while she was misbehaving I decided to take a few days off to write and paint my butt off. A lot of the work I've been doing is pen and ink which I also love to do. Now this past weekend I was propose to and a few of my pieces are inspired by the symbol of our love and growing as individuals. I cried like a little girl I tell you. I was emotional! it was sooo beautiful and so special to me. Here's to love!!

This piece I'm about to share with you is called
'' loving me lead me to you"

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The first glance!

This piece is done in gouache gesso charcoal on 9x18 kraft paper mounted on white back drop
varnished and fixative

La primera mirada!
The first glance!
The first glance brings butterflies to my stomach and till this day I still get those butterflies.
A sweet connection!

living on green green grass and the brilliant colors in between

This piece is painted in gouache gesso with a bit of charcoal on 9x18 kraft paper
varnished and fixative

I call it
Living on green green grass and the brilliant colors in between!
This piece was inspired by a day dream about having a house one day with a huge art studio to lay all my paints, papers, canvas, my paintings and fill the walls of all the artists I love. Some are in storage put away in a safe box. We live in a very very very small shack out in the woods. And our goal is to save enough for a house. So far we are doing well on saving, that's great!! I love it here. it's a beautiful place but not big enough for two. I love big spaces and a art studio where I can hide, paint and a chair by the window where I can write and drink my cup of hot earl grey tea.

Monday, June 22, 2009

The imagination at play!

I'm painted in gouache watercolor gesso and charcoal on this fabulous watercolor paper called Vincent Rossini 140lb cold press. The texture is wonderful!! Here I am waiting for you to adopt me. I'm full of vibrant colors. You see, a dear friend of mine by the name of Magaly Ohika created me, actually I'm her inner child. And she loves to play dream and venture deep into her imagination full of sweet magic and play and tickles the soul.
art is an act of the soul!!

For me a painting is like a story which
stimulates the imagination and draws the mind
into a place filled with expectation, excitement,
wonder and pleasure
by J.P. Hughston
Painter

Celebrate you!

done in gouache gesso watercolor charcoal on Vincent Rossini watercolor paper 140lb cold press
6x8
Varnished

The most precious thing in life is celebrating your existence '' you'' cherishing every moment of your life loving who you are. So celebrate you because you, are special.

A SENSE OF WONDER AND ADVENTURE!

Done in gouache watercolor charcoal gesso on Vincent Rossini Watercolor paper 140lb cold press
6x8
varnished

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The mermaid of peace!

done in gouache acrylic gesso charcoal on kraft paper mounted on white back drop
9x18
fixative and varnished

The mermaid of peace!
To feel calm peaceful and oooh so, lovely!

Home sweet home!

done in gouache acrylic charcoal on kraft paper and on wood block
5x5
protected with fixative and varnished

Home sweet home!
HOME IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME. HOME IS MY SANCTUARY, MY TEMPLE!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Playing with colors and shapes!

This piece is done in mix media gouache acrylic fabric charcoal gesso on 9X9 canvas

Feel like a queen!

done in gouache gesso charcoal on kraft paper
10x10

I call this piece, Feel like a Queen!
No matter how many times gloomy days takes you for a spin, always go with the flow and feel like a queen. A queen conquers, knows her limits, knows she is strong, knows she wants the best, knows that when things get rough she will find her way. She knows not to settle for less. She is comfortable in her own skin, she is loving and knows it's okay to be vulnerable that kindness and her light, is not a sign of weakness. She's a warrior, a mother, a wife, a woman who is not afraid to be herself. Who fears nothing. They say, you can only fear fear itself and know that fear has no place in your heart. So feel like a queen , trust and believe in yourself because you are all you got.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A grand new day!

done in gouache charcoal gesso kraft paper on wood block
10x10
protected with fixative and varnish

Hello Everyone!!
First, I want to say Thank You! for your support and kind wisdom. It's a grand new day and I'll tell you why that is. First, yesterday I did some reflecting and meditated. And I realized there was a problem. Lately I found myself being to caught up in the past and too far into the future and not enjoying my time here, right now. Life is so much sweeter when you are living in the now. Why worry and waste my energy! I feel if it's meant that I have a child with the man I love and adore, it will happen and if not, then that's the way it's suppose to be and I will accept it, there is always adoption. So many kids without families who need to be loved and taken care of. My significant other says that's another option. But I have faith that I can have my own someday, if all goes well. We can see an infertility specialist. One step at a time! Right now I will concentrate solely on my paintings and not on anything else. I will see thing s at a positive perspective in terms of my wanting a child. It's a grand new day!! And I will live life now and enjoy every minute of it.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Feeling lost!


What a weekend!

Hello Everyone!! Glad to be back at home to the wilderness of song and green.
I try to keep myself from getting too personal about my life but hey I need to open up to you. I need to express myself somehow and if that means express myself here, well, that's exactly what I'm going to do, that's right. There's so much I would love to share but how, where to start, I don't know. You see, I've been trying to keep my cool about certain things. Trying to be less emotional, less sensitive. The more I tell myself this how I want to be the, the more, I am. It's exhausting! Trying to be strong for other people. Let's see, mmmm! okay my weekend with family in the city. I don't know if I have changed but I felt a familiar discomfort. And I did not like it. And what I mean by the discomfort, a discomfort I had felt years ago. I felt lost, alone insecure and tired. I was upset for feeling the way I did. I felt guilty even selfish. Saturday we met my family in the city of Manhattan at a cafe called Dogos to have brunch. I was excited to see them especial being together again. My mother my brother and my little niece were so happy to see me. I felt my significant other quiet distant even a bit uncomfortable, that concerned me quite a bit but I guess that's normal cause I felt that way when I first met his family so I understand. It wasn't his first time meeting. He has met them before. But he explained why he felt that way. Anyways the day took a turn after brunch. I decided I wanted to take the opportunity to buy art supplies. And he went to buy grocery for dinner. He had this plan to make a special dinner for them that night. They had a plan to walk around some more and get the things they needed before they head up to meet us later at 8. While I was in the city I felt claustrophobic the amount of people running around doing what they do, shopping, talking running, the noise, the pollution, the cars and the rain,. I wanted to escape and run as fast as I could to get myself out of there. A feeling I felt years ago when I lived here, is no wonder why I left NY. It drove me crazy! The memories walking through familiar places. I wanted a peaceful place but I couldn't find a spot. I was going to hop on the train but that meant being surrounded by people again. So I took a cab up to Morning side ave. Then there was the PR parade loaded with more people. The cab driver was cranky and rude taking me far way out in a different direction to make more money. I had to walk a few blocks. I got to the apartment of a friend of ours who let us stay for the weekend, that was nice! My boyfriend started cooking. I was feeling pain and bloadness. Having a huge fibroid in my uterus doesn't help. I was worrying about the surgery I'm about to have soon. Hoping that I can get pregnant after. hope they don't take my uterus out. I want a family of my own. It's my goal! So I tried not to worry and get upset and emotional. My family arrived late about 9 0'clock. They ate. My brother was joking around singing my name that I'm a turd and sang fibroid fibroid. I kept quiet still and I wanted them to leave now. I felt tear coming in but held it back. He said I couldn't take a joke that I was too emotional and sensitive. I kept my cool. And They left and I was happy they did but I felt guilty. The end
Pretty silly story I must say. But hey, it is what it is and I'm here at home in the country where I belong. I don't feel lost here, I feel myself connected.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sticking together!

Done in gouache gesso acrylic charcoal kraft paper on wood block
10x10
sprayed with fixative

Sticking together!
Morning Everyone, the sun ever so brilliant today!
It's Saturday! that means fun fun fun!! that's right, so wake up, have a nice cup of coffee, if you drink coffee and look out your window and stretch, breath and smile. One more thing, Ha! Give a sweet strong hug and a big kiss to your love ones. Now have a mean delicious breakfast! Want to take a walk, swim, cuddle, sit at the porch sipping that coffee or tea and write your journals, fabulous. Want to whip out that big canvas and start painting go ahead and pour your heart out and put on some music to dance to while your added. Feeling romantic or a need of change well, take that trip to Greece or Spain write a book you been wanting to do but haven't done, go ahead! Buy yourself a nice outfit be daring and go for a romantic dinner tonight! And say I am woman hear me roar! I am woman, I am strong and dam right, I am deliciously fabulous and savvy, loving every part of you. Want to clean house and throw out what's been rummaging through your closet things you don't need, throw them out. Hate that routine, that's a big one, I tell you! Ooh I don't like routine! take a road trip and take pictures explore new sites, go ahead.!!!!
I can go ahead and tell you more exciting things but I will ended here. Sticking together- means that no matter what we do during our days at home, A time out is needed, to talk to friends laughing, smiling, playing, helping, being supportive, embracing. It's about connecting with one another, about sharing. HAVING A GOOD TIME!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Morning!!

I wanted to discuss about Prints! in one of my latest post a few weeks ago, I mentioned I'd have prints soon. Well, I want to apologized that I haven't gotten around that not because I haven't had the time but because when I went to do prints, staples did a horrible job and I was disappointed and ended up wasting all this money. So I'm thinking that I'll do it at kinkos in NYC this Saturday. My Mom is coming down from PR to visit me and my brother who happens to live in Manhattan. So I will take that opportunity and check them out. I know that some of you might be thinking about prints. I haven't forgotten, I want them too. I will let you know when I will have them. Unfortunately prints won't be on blocks like I mentioned on Etsy due to not having enough and cannot buy them now. Only some originals. Some originals will not be on wood. Ooh, I do love wood!! but some paintings without wood would be just great mounted on reeve paper and also painted on watercolor paper which I love as well. Well guys, prints will be here soon. For those who love my originals, grab them once you can before someone one else takes it. Every original has a sweet wonderful story to tell. Stay tune for more cause I'm coming with more lovely work!

Swimming in pools of fish

done in gouache gesso charcoal on kraft paper on wood block
protected with fixative
10x10

Last night I had a dream I was under water with all these beautiful fish but the thing is, they all had human faces. They were calm and colorful. I have to say I'm scared of the water. Afraid to even dive in. I don't know how to swim. Thinking some sea monster would come and pull me down. When I was young I almost drowned twice since then I've been afraid of water but I am willing to conquer the fear I promised myself I would. You see, I respect the sea! There is a total different world under there. There is magic and hidden treasures and all these amazing creatures that have a life of their own. I get disgusted when there is garbage in the sea just waste and toxic oil that kill all living thing. They have the right to live a life free of polluted waste and crap floating staining the water . When I went to Cape Cod one early in the morning to see the sun rise I felt so peaceful. The sweet smell of the sea showered me with bliss.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mujer bohemia!

Done in gouache gesso charcoal on kraft paper on wood block
10x10
protected with fixative
Mujer Bohemia!
Vivo en mil colores. Soy mujer bohemia.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

So Lovely Together!

all are done in wood block - acrylics - abstract size 5x5 just beautiful!!

These beautiful babies are on Etsy!

SPREAD THE MIST OF LOVE!
Done in acrylics on wood block
5x5
I have these mini blocks on my shelve staring right at me and I love them.
Pieces I've done a while ago. I wanted to explore with colors and shapes, a whimsical abstract piece it turned out to be. I love abstract!! Definitely something different from what I do. They were fun to create. So I decided to post them again. And here they are!

Standing in the middle of a colorful dream!

done in acrylic on wood block
5x5
I love these different from everything I've done. I love to explore!! A sweet dream full of color.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Going where the wind blows!

done in ink and gouache kraft paper on wood block
9x12

"Going where the wind blows"
I love seasons especially the fall and then Spring.
I love the changes in the leafs the colors are beautiful especially when you see them falling flying blowing in the wind. There's something so beautiful and magical about it. And when you find yourself caught in it's beauty, you feel as if you are being blown in the wind by this magic as well. Ooh beautiful mother nature!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Be open to love, be open to receive and to give!

done in gouache, gesso, acrylic, charcoal kraft paoer on wood block
protected with fixative
10x10

Be open to love!
Sometimes when we go through some major crisis, changes whether it be in a relationship or your life, the job you hate or get caught in the routine, the comfort zone, we forget how to live and how to love. I believe that when things don't feel or go right, it means it's time for a change. Changes are good! It use to scare me when I felt a change coming. Right away I felt I was being punished for something, something I couldn't understand. Afraid of the uncertainty of the future. Accepting that change is a part of life. To be open to love, a new life, a new me and shedding the old and embracing the new. And as scary as change can be, there is always a beautiful reward waiting on the other side.

Swirling in love!

Done in gouache gesso charcoal kraft paper on wood block
Protected with fixative
10x10

Swirling in love!

I love to think of us as swirling in love because even though we never met I feel as though we already have and that in itself says a lot me. Because we all need each other. We are never alone. when we think we are alone we are really not, It is a state of mind. I love people, as complicated as we all are at times we also have the magic the beauty, the compassion, the support, to make each other smile. Life and friendship is to not take for granted but to embrace what brings us together.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Me So PRETTY, oH SO pRETTY, I feeeeeeel PRETTY

Done in gouache acrylic gesso charcoal kraft paper on spanish cedar wood block
protected with fixative
5x5

ISN'T IT NICE TO FEEL BEAUTIFUL? not ONLY TO LOOK BEAUTIFUL BUT TO FEEEEL BEAUTIFUL. YOU CAN LOOK BEAUTIFUL AND NOT KNOW IT BUT TO FEEL BEAUTIFUL DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE. GOOD FOR THE SOUL! TO FEEL PRETTY, OH SOOO PRETTY, I FEEL PRETTY AND DON'T WANT TO CRY, I FEEL LOVELY AND SOOOO BEAUTIFUL, I WANT TO DANCE AND SING ALL NIGHT.

TO ALL THE WOMEN OUT THERE

FEEEL BEAUTIFUL!

Monster under my Bed!

done in gouache acrylic gesso kraft paper on spanish cedar wood block
protected with fixative
5x5

When I was a little girl, my brother use to scare me. He hid under the bed or in the closet and pretend He's the oogie boogie Monster! I did not like that. I would cry and cry and mom would come in and read us a bed time story.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The women

done in acrylics, gesso, gouache, charcoal on reeve watercolor paper
protected with fixative
22x30

ThE wOMen!
There's just something so beautiful about being women. That's right ladies!

WOMEN ARE INCREDIBLE CREATURES. GODDESS! WE ARE NOT MADE TO BE SEX OBJECTS. WE HAVE THIS INCREDIBLE ABILITY TO BE INTUITIVE TO LOVE, TO NURTURE, TO BE WARRIORS IN GETTING THINGS DONE, TO EXPRESS OURSELVES, TO VOICE WHAT WE FEEL, TO TAKE CARE OUR CHILDREN, OUR HOME, TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER. TO EMBRACE OUR SURROUNDINGS. TO BE ANYTHING WE WANT TO BE. WE ARE LIKE SHARKS,WE FIGHT TO PROTECT. WE DON'T ALLOW TO BE TALKED DOWN TO AND WE DEFINITELY DO NOT LIKE TO BE CONTROLLED. WE ARE INDEPENDENT WOMEN! WE ARE SAVVY, FABULOUS, FUN AND INTELLIGENT. WE GET THE JOB DONE. WE SPEAK WITH THE MATTERS OF THE HEART AND WE TAKE CHARGE.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I love you!

done gouache, acrylics, gesso, charcaol on wood block
protected with fixative
9x12

I love you!
Mi AmOR
mI tEsOrO
mI cIELO
Te adOro
Te SienTO
tUZ bESOS
tUZ abRaZoS
lOS lABios
Las Mariposas
Tuz ojos
Tu Corazon
Mi ALMA 
mI ESPIRITU
lAs MIRADas
Amor amor
Te quiero!
Mi LUz
Mi sol!

Monday, June 1, 2009

An artist at work

done in gouache gesso acrylic charcoal on kraft paper on wood block
protected with fixative
9x12

An artist at work
Love this piece!
yOU AND tHE cANvas
You and thE experience
you and The SPace
You And The JOURNEY
yOU aND THE cHILD wITHiN
yOu ANd The CelebraTion
YoU AND The DanCE oF ColoRS
YOU AND tHE VOIcE
 YoU ANd ThE eMbRACiNG tHe lIght
YoU aNd ImpeRfeCtIOn
yOu aNd thE Learning
YoU AnD tHE aCCEpTING YOUR dArknEss
You aND cOnVerSAtIon
YoU anD plAY
YoU aNd YOuR HEArt wide Open
YoU aND yOur MiNd opeN
yOu yOu YOU
aND yOur Freedom!
Have a GLaSs Of wine!

Painting on the wild side


Done in gouache, gesso, acrylics, ink on kraft paper
12x18
Painting on the wild side, it's an adventure, laying and smudging, guiding my way. Art is making it happen with passion and love that's all it takes! yeahhhhhhhh!! 

Sweet innocence!

done in gouache gesso charcoal on kraft paper
Protected with Fixative
12x18

Sweet Innocence!
The most beautiful thing about children is their innocence.
Seeing the world through their eyes!
This past weekend I  went to a birthday party and all the kids were playing, singing, some were crying and others were upset. I was sitting eating cake watching the kids having fun. It was great!

Amor amor!

done in gouache gesso charcoal on kraft paper on wood block 
protected with fixative
9x12
Amor amor!
Love!
The first glance, the sweet heart beat pounding  in the chest, the butterflies in your stomach,
The sweaty palms, The laughter, that excitement, The conversation, the walks,  the getting to know each other, the falling in love, the I can't wait to see her or him again,  the dancing, the adventures, being a unit, working as a team, respect, loyalty, loving fearlessly, the sweet gestures, the dinners, the staying at home and cuddling, the intimacy, the trust, the being able to talk to each other and not at each other. the compassion,  the having fun and play, the giggles hehehehehe!! the holding hands, the growing and learning together, the reading books to each other and listening. Loving each others imperfections!