Monday, January 25, 2010


This is how london makes me feel

Friday, January 22, 2010


Peewee Herman knows exactly how I feel right now. I leave for Europe today and I have not even finished packing..

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2010 Calender

Finished my calander for 2010! Bummed I am not going to use it for three months but I think I can live. Im pretty happy how it turned out and I think I am going to do this from now on with different themes. So for this calender I did an animal starting with the first letter of the month. Heres the list:

Jan Javelina
Feb French Bulldog
Mar Moose
Apr Armadillo
May Mongoose
June Jackrabbit
July Jaguar
Aug Anteater
Sept Seahorse
Oct Owl
Nov Narwhal
Dec Dove

I would recommend clicking on the picture to see closer details

More honey and salmon please!

I am going to turn into a bear so I can hibernate. In one of these beds:


This is my favorite book. Everyone should read it.


Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind

Lilla Roger Studios

AH! Wonderful amazing lovely everything I like. Illustration! Aqui.

Monday, January 18, 2010


My new travel mug!

Justify Full


Here are the inhabitants in my pocket sketch book.

Indian War Whoop

I decide that if I had a soundtrack for my life, this song would definitely be on the list.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Been super busy with adventures but here are a few pictures I snapped:

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mail Art

Tonight I was watching the Spark on PBS and they were talking about mail art. I never heard of mail art before today but Im glad I did! Mail art is basically another medium that underground artist use to get their art exposed. They make their own stamps, decorate the envelopes, send drawings, make collages, and more. Ahhhh! I think its super neat and I am going hopefully start doing it! But probbbbbably after I come back form Europe.

John Held Jr an artist on the show, collects and sends mail art himself. He had this to say which I found super interesting:

"I love getting this art in the mail ... the mailbox is a museum, so this is like going to the opening of a show."

Sooooo if you want more information on this episode here you go

And to exchange art with other mail artists:

John Held Jr.
P.O. Box 410837
San Francisco, CA 94141

Robert V. Rocola
740 Dutton Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94577

Oh 17

On our way to Santa Cruz. Oh 17 you not scary to drive even in the rain.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


These ostriches were created with watercolor with pen. Click on picture to take a closer look.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Fresh Air

Had a interesting conversation that really made me realize what today's "what I'm grateful for" and will be grateful for the rest of my life. I am grateful for God's love and what His love does for me.

Despite all the prejudices religion brings and all the confusion of Christianity, there is one verse that I think is refreshing for all believers and God lovers:

Psalms 46:10

"Be still and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."

This is simply a breath of fresh air. "Be still and know that I am God."

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Red Poppies

So I have started to really like poppies. I finally had time to paint so here are my watercolor poppies:


Saturday, January 9, 2010

As of now...

This is how i feel about going to Europe in 13 days.

I wish I could bring all of my mugs.

And the search for the perfect pair of boots continues.

San Franzisco

Cant believe its been two years since I lived in 350 Arballo. It feels just like yesterday that I woke up in my hardwood floored apartment and with fog peering in every window. I visited my old roommate Angela and explored SF some more just like old times. Its funny how every time I come back to San Fran, I find something or go somewhere I have never seen.

So today's adventure led us to take the M Line (of course do we even take anything else?) to Castro. Seriously, I could live there.

In true Angelakristina style, we had no plan on what to do but we somehow ended up at Dolores park. It is absolutely breathtaking and its just a whole new vibe I have yet to experience in the city. I am definitely going back with a good book and hot tea. yes please.

So we left the park to find some dinner and we happened to run into Samovar tea lounge. I am SOOOO happy we did. ONE I have been wanting to go to this place for over a year. TWO I did not know there was other locations!! THREE I LOVE TEA. ahhhhh it was such a good way to end the day! If you EVER go to SAN FRANCISCO and you like TEA. Go to Samovar Tea Lounge.

I went to the one on mission and castro. But to find out other locations or to get more info (trust me you will NOT regret it) you can find it here.

I would recommend the white Bai Mudan tea. And Angela really liked her iced Jasmine tea lemonade.

Ok annnnd the food was great! The menu was vegan friendly and had all sorts of sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. I had the raw honeycomb cheese and fruit platter. so good.

So in conclusion, I miss San Fran and sometimes I wonder why I even left it.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

ohhh my gatos

I leave for Europe in 15 days. I am officially super unprepared. Story of my life.

Anyways, after 3 trips to barnes and noble and other random stores, I cannot find a calender anywhere. So I am going to make my own. Hopefully it will look something like this:

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Nathalie Lete at Anthro

Nathalie Lete is amazing at ceramics and I love all her detail in her work. Anthropologie is selling her pieces. Although they are in a high in price, they are nice to look at. Anthro has her bio and her other work here.

And now for some real life.....I brought home some lilies and made dinner. I love cooking and I need my own kitchen asap! My mom and I had grilled asparagus with olive oil, salt and pepper, and some lemon juice squeezed on top. Then some spinach and ricotta cheese raviolis. and topped it off with a nice glass of wine.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fabric Birds

Its official. Im going to make this.
I found a pattern and how to do this here.

Slow down you move too fast

Today was a wonderfully slow paced day. Definitely could use more of these days.

My night through pictures:

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