Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Filed under: Photos Mónica
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Filed under: Sunset Paracuellos de Jarama
Monday, June 25, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Filed under: Tools
Saturday, June 23, 2012
In the first picture above you can see a toilet paper roll wrapped with a print showing a photo of the white branches. I picked up those branches in a park and painted them white. The second photo shows my zen corner. I also love minimalist decoration. And, the last one, includes some beautiful paper butterflies I got here.
Filed under: Decorating with white
Friday, June 22, 2012
I love to decorate with simple objects I find around my house. In this time of the year, there is plenty of lavender in the countryside, right across our street, so I got some and I put in a jar. It is a spice jar that had expired. I washed and decorated it with a lace that came with a box of something I bought some time ago, I don't remember exactly what. All I remember is that I thought to myself: "I'll keep this lace, perhaps I can use it to wrap a present". I wish you could smell the lavender. It's so nice. I forsee an embroidered sachet bag.
Filed under: Lavender
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Filed under: paper flowers
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Owner, I don't know...I have a hunch.
The first time I found out Alma -my cat- had killed a bird I was shocked. She is so gentle that I could never have guessed she had a killer inside. But she does. All cats are predators. All humans are predators too. It might be useful to remember this fact.
Filed under: Tita
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Filed under: Food
Filed under: Drawing Koala Bear
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Here we have Tita spying what her owner cooks. As you know, Tita is French and lives in Paris, so I guess she must be a gourmet. Colored pencils and markers.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Bender and Gattina live in Tuscany, Italy; in a beautiful village about half an hour away from Florence.
They are my friend Paulina's neighbors' pets.
Bender is a beautiful Tuscanian Shepherd. He has a silky coat and is very good at defending his territory (so they tell me).
Gattina is specialized in hunting country mice. Once she has caught them, she shows them around as trophies.
Filed under: Drawing of Tuscanian Shepherd and a country cat
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Filed under: Photo of a white flower
Filed under: Photos of Sunrise
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Paloma and Talio came to visit me last Sunday. It was a wonderful warm afternoon; talking and relaxing on the porch. Talio was very happy to see Alma, but I don't think Alma thought the same.
Filed under: Drawing of a short-haired Bobtail
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Filed under: drawing of a Siamese cat
Sunday, June 10, 2012
|Some flowers from our garden.|
I've always had this strong desire to learn new things and then teach others to do the same and try survive with their newly acquired skills and creations. But first, I must prove to myself that I can do it right.
I decided, about a month ago, to take an online course to learn how to blog in subjects such as decoration, photography, illustrations, etc. The course is called "Blogging your way".
Yes, I know a lot about blogging, I have been blogging for about 7 years now and I can say that I'm a very successful blogger, we have over 19,000 visits per day (on peak days) on my other blog, I have written a book, and I have my own successful business.
But this is so different.
I have zero training as a photographer, decorator, or illustrator.
So it's a complete new challenge that makes me feel so happy, so young, so alive. However, at the same time, I'm feeling a bit discourage because everybody else in the course seems to know more than I do; many of them are designers and have already a career in this field.
|Olive tree branch.|
I try to overcome these feelings by working on my skills, so today, for the first time in my life, I started studying photography deeply inspired by Jeanette Lunde, one of our teachers. What a fabulous e-magazine she has!
As some of you know, I'm crazy about white and Nordic Design. Perhaps, this is the influence of my husband who is Dutch.
Hope you join me in this journey: going from zero to something, whatever that might be. And, I hope it also encourages you to do new things in your life and to keep learning.
Have a wonderful day!
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Filed under: Drawing. Orange butterfly
Friday, June 8, 2012
Didn't I say that this little park had many treasures? Well, yesterday I found this leaf man lying on the ground and I took him home. He was celebrating a spring party. Don't you think he's very good looking?
Filed under: Leaf man
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Two o'clock it's usually cooking time at home. Today I wanted to share with you my lunch- dinner; salmon with rice. I found the recipe here. Sorry, only in Spanish. You can use Google translator.
Filed under: Salmon with rice
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Filed under: bookmark monica
Monday, June 4, 2012
Yesterday, that moment came.
We went to big bookshop near our house and I came across a marvelous book about watercolors. I got very excited and I bought it. I decided to copy one of the painting of the author, Jan Hart.
As you can see it's a beautiful image of two houses and a tree. I certainly enjoyed painting it. Hope you like it.
Have a nice day!
Filed under: Watercolor
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Filed under: Cherries on a tree
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Filed under: Picture of a Siamese cat
Filed under: Doro Labrador dog