Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

miette.


Miette, my latest source of baking and pastry inspiration.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

my new adventure.









Taking a baking class. All I can say is that the class is awesome... the instructor is very experienced, very informative and has taught us many recipes, ranging from the most simple to the most extravagant. I also took a fondant class... baking is my new passion. yum! :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

crossroads.



Every time I am starting to lose my confidence I go back to this video; Somedays I don't have all the answers, but as Mrs. Von Furstenberg says—"I didn't really know what I wanted to do, but I knew the woman I wanted to become"... and those words can pretty much define how I am feeling these days. I am very sorry for the lack of posts but I need a little bit of silence in my life. I am just trying to figure out how can I improve my freelance business and clothing line... working from Guatemala is making things very hard and I just need time to figure things out.

On another note, the organization where I volunteer invited me to participate on their annual design/photography workshop as a mentor, I accepted immediately and will be spending the following week in Santiago de Atitlán (this beautiful little town situated on Lake Atitlán and surrounded by two spectacular volcanoes)... after that, I will be going to Puerto Rico for three weeks—to see my family and friends.

I hope to be back soon to this space; hopefully with some good pictures from my upcoming trips.

See you soon. XO

P.S. Below you can listen to the complete music from Diane Von Furstenberg's video. (Opus 28 by Dustin O'Halloran)

Friday, May 27, 2011

monterrico.





video

These pictures (and video) were taken a few months back—but I wanted to share. My husband and I had the opportunity to participate in the release of baby sea turtles back into the Pacific Ocean (Monterrico, Guatemala). It was certainly a very magical day for us and we felt very humbled my the efforts of the community and few Tortugarios (Sea Turtle Hatchery) in the area that are trying to protect the four endangered species that breed in the long stretch beach every year. For additional information you can visit this website.

Monday, May 23, 2011

life.

Some recent images capturing life in Guatemala...


Holy week in Guatemala. More info here.

Giraffes at La Aurora Zoo in Guatemala City.

San Andrés Xecul Church in Quetzaltenango.


El felicidadmóvil = The happiness mobile.
@ Guatemala city

Flowers from my husband :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

sorry.

I have to apologize for the lack of posts lately but I have been very busy. I promise to post more constantly (I will post some pictures this week about life in Guatemala).

I just finished updating my website... If you like, you can check it out right here.


Saturday, April 30, 2011

crafting a meaningful home.


Cannot wait to get my hands on this book.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

my first attempt on linocut printing.




1. I started my first attempt my printing out a silhouette of my husband and me (with no fill, just the outline) that I had made on Adobe Illustrator. After that I trimmed the silhouette to the size of my lino block, size 5x7. I also used a Carbon sheet to transfer my design on the lino block, I also trimmed to sized the carbon sheet.


2. In order to transfer the design on the lino block,
I started filling the silhouette with a pencil.


3. I removed the print out + the carbon sheet.


4. Select what linocut carving tools I wanted to work with.


5. Start carving the block


6. Remove excess around my block


7. Prepare ink area




9. Ink applied to my lino block.





9. And voila!, this is my first print.
The only problem I had is that I am not using the correct ink
for this printing method and that is why the print came out smudgy.

Promise to post pictures of my other attempts :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

reporting from paradise.

Sorry for the lack of posts, I'm currently in Puerto Rico taking a little break and spending time with my family. Will be back to Guatemala very soon. Till then :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

smile.


Still busy like a bee over here, but this video just made my day so much better.
I hope you are having a good week so far.

Saturday, March 5, 2011









In love with these feathers and pinecones mobile from this etsy shop.

This week has been pretty hectic for me, I'm swamped with design work.
Will be back soon, I want to get into the habit of getting more daily pictures to post here,
life in Guatemala is beautiful and want to share it with you.

Friday, February 25, 2011

my xylography class.


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Work in progress.
This class has proved to be more difficult than I could ever imagined.
Very rewarding and challenging at the same time.