Monday, May 20, 2013

I miss the country of New England

Another image that warms my heart is feeling peace as I stare out the window. I close my eyes and I imagine that I'm there no noise, not one single sound, no music or people talking or cars driving by but just the sound of nature at it's best, my heart is content. I miss Connecticut, I miss the country. I feel connected to everything that is real and pure!

Doodle Art Pouches in stitches

Doodle Art Pouches in stitches
Acrylic, fabric marker, decorative fabric itsy scraps, zipper and beads
7 x 3.5

My Spring whimsical pouch collection!
On Etsy Now!

Back of pouch


Back of pouch


 Back of Pouch

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Whoooo Hoooo I'm featured here!

Stitch Freak
By Shannon Rooney

Stitch Freak: q&a with Magaly OhikaIf I had to describe Magaly Ohika’s art in one word, well, I couldn’t. But several come to mind: fun, colorful, whimsical, detailed, unique…I could go on. See for yourself at her etsy shop, The Itsy Bitsy Spill. It’s my pleasure to host her on Stitch Freak—our first artist interview!
When did you start doing needlework and why?
I first began sewing when I was in college. I was a toy designer then. I created plushes for toy companies. Then, a few years later, I saw the most beautiful embroidery needlework from several artists who I came to admire. They inspired me to create and explore more with needlework. And I got myself more involve in it and it was absolute fun! I became more fascinated when I realized I can do a combination of things like mix media. It was limitless. My creativity and inspiration whimsically escalated. I started to use paper, fabric, buttons, anything I can find for my pieces. Even though I was excited by the exploration of needle work, something was missing—doodling. I wanted to draw on fabric and wanted to learn how. I got myself a darning foot that allowed me to doodle freely in my sewing machine. At first it was tricky. Cathy Cullis’ work inspired me to explore embroidery art! And it all began with art in stitches!
An Embroidery art wall piece -  Filling myself with joy, love and embracing my child within
How would you describe the style of your work?
Flow art—my work is very whimsical and childlike. It’s free!
Name three things that inspire you…
Children, nature, and anything emotional. I channel myself through art by allowing myself to simply feel it all.
When was the last time you belly-laughed and why?
Belly laughed, hmmmm! If you mean laughing so hard I can hardly contain myself…Let’s see! I don’t quite remember the last time I laughed like that. I had several moments when I laughed purely out of joy. Watching dogs play, children interact, my mother telling me funny stories or my husband doing funny gestures.
Stitch Freak: q&a with Magaly OhikaWhere do you do your needlework (in a sewing room, on your patio, in front of the TV, etc.)?
In my art studio. My cat and dogs are with me when I create.
Ok, you’re stranded on a desert island. Which five items do you hope to have with you?
My blackbook, pencil, watercolors, my faith, and a pocket knife
What is your favorite kind of needlework to do (or your favorite item to embroider)?
Drawing with my sewing machine—darning foot and canvas fabric.
Stitch Freak: Q&A with Magaly OhikaI know you use other media in addition to needle and thread/sewing machine. Tell us about your other work.
I’m very diverse in my art. I love to learn and grow when creating. I love, love to paint. It is my passion to create and simply be myself.
Anything else you’d like to add:
Last but never least, is making people feel happy when they receive my art. That is very important to me. To bring a smile and warm their hearts!

Friday, May 10, 2013

My new Doodle Ooodle Spring Collection!

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen! My new Doodle Ooodle Spring Collection! 
Meet - Tabitha, Inky, Penny, Elena, Ellie
Will be in color soon!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

My peaceful escape when I paint!

It's been raining all day  love love. It cools it down. Summer here can be very humid and hot hot. So it was enjoyable to paint. Something completely different from my other art - Landscape! 

I calll this piece - My safe place when I close my eyes.

Multimedia cold press paper 7x 7 texture paste, modeling pasted, acrylic and then sanded the piece and then acrylic.
I love this piece for it's simplicity and peacefulness 

Multimedia cold press paper 7x 7 tecture paste, modeling pasted, acrylic and then sanded the piece and then acrylic.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Frida Inspiration!

Here I have a 8 x 30 Frida done on multimedia cold press paper with texture paste red acrylic, black gesso, white gesso, graphite and collage for sale yessss!

Piece is called Mis memorias de Diego siempre estan conmigo
My memories of Diegi are always with me <3 p="">

Friday, May 3, 2013

New Workshop Creative Monoprinting

Welcome to Creative Monoprinting Instructor Magaly Ohika Class is $ 20 There will be 5 videos! You will be given a password and...