Thursday, June 30, 2011

Charities that I support

I am so proud and excited to tell you guys that Figos are helping so many kids around the world, through my wonderful friends.  I have donated Figos to these amazing people to help them with their endeavours, check them out please:


Chris Robins - Balli Kids Orphanage
http://balikids.org/

Chealsea Peters - Street Kids in Africa:
http://www.nsnews.com/Atin+Afrika/4933761/story.html
http://www.atinafrika.org/

Kelly Megyesi - Amnesti International
http://www.amnesty.ca/atrisk/actnow.php?gclid=COHtpvzn3qkCFSE_gwodjERZ1Q

If you have an important organization that helps children and you need some Figos for let me know.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Maker Fair

WOW!! Today, Diego and  I went to the Maker Fair, it was fabulous!! There were so many things to see and make, here's the scoop:

PLUSH
We made and help make the most awesome pendants and magnets. The table was packed with people having fun and making stuff.  My Figo kits and Fi-Dog kits were for sale as well.

Mighty Ugly
www.mightyugly.com
Kim had a table set with tons of stuff to make super ugly creatures. Diego made me a pretty ugly one for sure!!

Spool of Thread 
www.spoolofthread.com
The guys from Spool of Thread were there with their awesome fabrics and sewing classes.

Robots, robots and more robots!

Gigantic trikes....

and more monsters....





Thursday, June 23, 2011

CowDog

Finally I could take a decent picture of my CowDog!!  I am working on these pieces for my next show.  I am making 3D pieces inspired or more like "extracted" from the paintings.






Sunday, June 19, 2011

Who said the Dodo Birds were extinct?

Dodo Finger Puppets are here..... I spent all day yesterday making crazy cute Dodos... Jun-uary has it's advantages.....mad sewing day!!  Dodos are $15.

King Dodo


Queen Dodo

Clan Dodo

At home Dodos

Princess Dodo

Lots a Dodos

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Doodles

These are my new Doodles!! I am really in a creative frenzy, can't stop making stuff.... I took these guys to Ainsworth at Granville Island yesterday, along with the Bunnies and a Pony.  Karin has the cutest shop close to Arts Umbrella.

Smaller Doodles $30

Taller Doodles $35

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bunnies & Ponies



Malcom Blue  $60
Ate so many carrots that got his moustache dirty with carrot juice

Collette Whitey Bunny  $60
Always dreamt of having a hammack by the sea


Merry Legs $50
Has a secret desire of wearing a bathing suit

Ramsie $50
Left for Montana las week in a pretty pink bag
SOLD

Sunday, June 12, 2011

chiCkens!!!!

I just finished these wonder chiCkens and I just LOVE THEM!!!
They have wishing pockets  $40
Some will be for sale at Bird on a Wire http://www.birdonawirecreations.com/ and other ones at Gigi Bi http://www.granvilleisland.bc.ca/directory/gigi-b







Fi-Dog Kits ready for Plush on Main

I just realized something about my kits:  ever since I was a little girl I wanted to make kits and sell them.  I remember being at my grandparents house in Cuernavaca one day, finding stuff to sell outside (kind of like a lemonade stand), except I cut off soap, sticks, papers, pieces of this and that and I made kits to sell on the street on my little table.  I don't remember if I sold any, but I do remember how fun it was to make them!!  and I just had that same fun yesterday putting together these Fi-Dog kits.  We're the same person, just older, but same!!

Make your own Fi-Dog.  I will deliver them to Plush on Main this week  http://plushonmain.com/


The coolest fabrix

I bought the coolest fabrics at Cool Cottons in Portland, I am going to make stuff today.... I AM SO EXCITED!!!




Saturday, June 11, 2011

Between the Blanket and the Window


"Between the Blanket and the Window"
Window of possibilities, intertwined in our own selves...

Mixed media on canvas 3' x 2'
$500


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Beautiful stuff I saw today

It was a sunny beautiful day today.  We walked around Hawthorne all day, taking photos of fun stuff.  We sat outside in coffee shops to  draw and have a drink and a cookie.  I love traveling so much.  I love that awareness mode that perceives every little detail.  Today I saw so many picnic tables, it's incredible!  Almost every single coffee shop or bar or restaurant has picnic tables here, they are so perfect to sit outside.  I saw so many beautiful things today, here are just some:



Alice in Wonderland drawing

Pretty pom-poms from El Salvador

Mini chickens hanging from a string

Rolled prayer flags


Part of Jesse's painting

Some random tray from the 50's

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

One door closes, the other one opens

I accidentally deleted my 2 blogs, that I've had for 3 years, unable to recover them, here I go, starting again, starting fresh.  I am writing this from 1606 SE 50th Street, Portland... one block away from Hawthorne.  I am here sitting in the couch of the little apartment we rented for the 5 days, it's been amazing.

Monday we drove to Mission to get Mom's car and drop off the puppies at the dog sitter.  Next time we go away we'll rent a place that takes dogs, so they can come along, or we'll go camping with our 3 dogs.  Maybe :)  They stopped us at the border for the first time ever, and took my organic tomatoes and avocados: who cares!

I LOVE GPS! wow GPS lady, we love ya! recalculating... recalculating....



When we got close to the I-5 we found a Cost-Cutter, so we stopped to buy some mexican candy... yum!!  I drove 5 more hours and we got to Portland.  Parked the car and we went  for a walk out to Hawthorne!! How fun, how inspiring, how different.  Triana found the craziest punk boots at The Red Light for $22. We loved it.
Had pizza and a beer at Hot Lips.... yummmmm...!!!

Tuesday I drove the kids to Washington Square Mall, to the Lego shop, a must stop for Diego.  After 2 hours I was done, I hate malls. So we went to see Jesse at his studio.  Oh my god.  He's just a genius and I can't say it any other way:  www.jessereno.com
He showed me his new giant pieces and WOW... I was stunned: holly wonderfullness!! He told me how he bought a native mask in Vancouver, stories about his tattoos and how it all connected together with his art, his nomination for an award at a museum and wow, it was just so great.  We picked up our pieces and left, so full of new, all new... I almost want to cry when I think about it.

We came back to Hawthorne and wondered around Powell Books, Vintage Pink, Cool Cottons, and tons of little shops along the way, super coolnesss!!!!!!

Wednesday was the day to go downtown.  Took the bus to the Portland Art Museum, saw lots of stuff and Keith Goodhart's show: incredible colours, composition and materials.  Pioneer Square, the original Powell Books, Dr. Martin's boots, Pearl District and mini burger joint.

And this is now.  We are back at the apartment, full of experiences, joy and happiness.    Tomorrow and just hang out a coffee shop, write, take pictures and make art.  The 3 of us.  We will go back friday as planned and tomorrow will be a day to enjoy quietly, before we go back... recalculating, recalculating...!!