A new batik…

HI All,

Showing you the steps of my new work.

2016-08-19 05.43.35_resizedDrawing the idea in a small piece of paper

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Put in projector and traced on masa paper

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Tracing the image with black marker

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Almost done tracing

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Adding hot wax in few spots and then color.

I will show you in my next post the end result.

Have an amazing and very creative weekend!

Nora

 

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Organización de estampas

Me fascina crear mis propias estampas siempre y cuando sean de mi cabecita loca (rara vez hago algo que no es mío). Verás tres estampas que por obvias razones sabrás que no son míos los diseños. En fin, tengo tanto material y estampas hechas (algunas ya he perdido por mi mala organización) que he decidido acomodar lo mejor que se pueda en cajas y registrar algo de lo que tengo.

I love to create my own stamps, to put on rubber all the ideas coming from my crazy head. But this past June I made some rubber stamps from “Star Wars” for my kids birthday party. Those are the only ones that aren’t mine. He loved his theme party. (i’ll show you in another post the invitation and goody bags). Anyway, I have a lot of materials and stamps (that I have lost several because of my bad organization skills) so I decided to put them away in boxes and also save pictures of what I have.

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Entre ellas he acomodado también algunas de las estampas que mis hijos han hecho.I put some of my kids stamps in the boxes.

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Algunas estampas son dobles. Some stamps are double.

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Aquí las que hice para el cumpleaños de mi hijo. Here the ones I made for my son’s birthday.

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Todas las de los borradores son estampas dobles. All of the eraser stamps are double.

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Es todo por hoy. This is all for today!

Have a wonderful and very creative day!

Nora

Saying goodbye

One of the teachers at my kids school is leaving to continue with her studies. It was a very hard decision she had to make. She is an awesome teacher, very dedicated and truly, truly loves what she does. Most of the time at the end of the school year, I  give a little something to the teachers who were working with my kids, this time I was working with her in school projects and I have already thought about giving her something, but after she told me she was leaving and how hard it was for her to make that decision, I opted to give her a little watercolor inspirational quote that came in Spanish and I though It was perfect for the occasion. (probably you don’t know but my kids go to a bilingual school, that’s why the presents for the teachers are all in Spanish). Anyway,  I found a quote, I think trough Pinterest, and I thought it’s was perfect for her. It says:

“Miss Lupita

Las cosas buenas pasan a quienes las esperan pero las mejores cosas pasan a quienes van por ellas”

I’ll try to translate: Miss Lupita: GOOD things happen to those that wait for them, but the BEST things happen to those that go after them.      —Something like that.

I started it on Thursday night and I framed it next day in the morning before 7:30 am bit before taking my kids to their last day of school. It wasn’t exactly finished the way I like, but it was decent.

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When I decided to stop because the time was running…
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I had to cut all around to make it fit in the frame. (Sorry for the bad picture)
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In the frame and ready to go.

…and that’s it.

Have an amazing and very creative day!

Nora

Rueda de opciones

In my child class, as many other classes, there is always the moment when one kid gets frustrated and the teacher has to deal with the situation. My child and several other kids could be a bit on that side. His teacher asked me if I could do a spinning wheel for the classroom on a cardboard where the kids would have options that would help them calm down. He gave me several ideas to put in the spinning wheel and I added two, because I put extra space on it (my bad). Later on, I thought it will be better to make him something more durable so I decided to give the teacher something he could be able to use as long as he teaches. I had at home a lazy susan that for many years had been collecting dust, and that is what I used. My son was so proud to give it to him.

Here are the pictures:

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The beginning. (My mistake, not sanding it)
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I used acrylics, paint markers, sharpie, paper, matte medium.
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adding the images.
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More adding…
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Not liking some letters and drawings…
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Happy with this change…
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Almost there…
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Done and ready for varnish.
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Varnished and ready to dry.
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My boy happy and ready to deliver.

and this is it. For those like me that have kids out of school, have a great summer vacation. … at least we are not running like crazy in the mornings 😉

Hope you have a very creative day and a great summer vacation!

Nora

Linking to PAINT PARTY FRIDAY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silencio

En silencio he estado por muchos meses y ausente de mis alrededores, y mis pasiones. El silencio se a apoderado de mi blog. La inspiración me ha abandonado y el miedo me a ganado. Pero, ayer dí un paso para romper ese miedo. Hoy romperé el silencio.

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“Silencio” Watercolor (2012) i think…

¡Qué tengan un bello y creativo día!

Nora

 

A gift for christmas

One of my sisters in law loves quilting. She is very good. This year I was her secret santa for Christmas and as usual, I was wondering what to give her. In my case, I love when somebody gives me things for art because it’s something I enjoy doing. So thats what I did. I gave her a double side original handmade stamp and a piece of cotton fabric that I printed with her new stamp. (I also gave her a gift certificate for a store where they sell tons of fabrics). I think that way she can create her own original designs too. Here are some images.

Una de mis cuñadas, le encanta el acolchado (quilting). Ella es muy  buena en ello. Este año me toco ser su amigo secreto (como lo dirían en mi tierra) en la navidad y como siempre estuve debatiendo en que regalarle. En mi caso me encanta cuando me regalan cosas de arte, porque es algo que disfruto haciendo. Así que termine dándole una estampa de doble cara con diseños originales y tallada a mano y una pieza de tela de algodón impresa con su nueva estampa (también le dí un certificado de regalo de una tienda donde venden infinidad de telas). Creo que de esa manera ella puede crear sus propios diseños originales también. Aquí algunas fotos.

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Have an amazing day! ¡Qué tengas un día maravilloso!

Nora

Linking to Paint Party Friday

Our Christmas postcard

My daughter wrote a letter to her friend that suddenly moved to Miami. She has been missing her a lot, so I told her I will find her friends new address. She was so happy. She wrote and also made a family drawing in her card. I loved the drawing. (She has been making family drawings since she was around 3 years old, she soon will be 9). I have been saving them as much as I can. Now in her illustrations she includes our dog,  Guapo that has been with us since June of 2012. I could not let the drawing go, so it end up becoming a new stamp, that also end up being our Christmas postcards for this holiday season and soon will be delivered.

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That’s the way the mass production goes and this is the way my desk looks.

Linking to WOYWW, and Paint Party Friday, places that I haven’t

visit in a looong time. Go check them out!

Have an extraordinary day!

Nora

musa

Hace ya tiempo hice éste dibujo en uno de mis diarios y como siempre terminó siendo una idea de cómo y en dónde pondré el texto que aún no escribo. Me gusto como quedo. En unas áreas lo deje a lápiz, pues creí y sigo creyendo que en el rostro el marcador arruinaría la expresión de la chica, no obstante hace unos días decidí colorear con gelly roll pens parte de la imagen… No estoy muy convencida del resultado al final.

A while ago I made this drawing on one of my journals, and as usual it end up being an idea for a layer on where to put my thoughts that I haven’t write yet. I liked the end result. In some areas, I left it with pencil, because I thought and I still think that in the girls face the marker will ruin the expression. Then a few days ago I decided to color parts of the image with gelly roll pens. I’m not so please with the result.unamusadosmusa

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