Apr 6, 2014

Spring Open Studio

This baby is coming soon! So this may be the last chance to visit the studio in a long time, therefore I'm planning on having a lot of prints available, both old and new and a few paintings as well.
And to make it more interesting if you bring a story, lullaby or a baby related item you'll get 25% off any print or 15% discount on any framed print.

Mar 3, 2014

Grand Rapids print commission

I have been working on some commissions lately and hasn't been as bad as I thought. So far I have enjoyed creating images for other people and the best part is that you get paid for your work right away instead of just waiting until the next art show or that fortuitous sale.

The good part; 
-knowing exactly what to do (sort of) 
-having a time frame, deadlines are great when you don't have time management skills
-being able to pay rent that month

The bad part;
-Commissions are restrictive
 in so many ways, and more often than not the one design you hated but sent anyway is the one that gets picked, or the design you loved gets changed so much that you have a hard time recognizing it as your own. So, when I start to get mildly frustrated I have to remind my self to be patient,  that this is truly a job and it is a really awesome job because at the end of the day I may feel like I accomplished something and that is something I never experienced having "real" job.

Feb 4, 2014

Major Life Project

*espaƱol abajo

This record cold and grey winter in Michigan, oddly; has been and will be one of the most beautiful and memorable for me, since I have been busy  creating the most important project of my life, my own little human being.
The life growing in me has inspired and changed me in ways I didn't even thought possible,  making me do the cloud walking constantly. The little person will be born in June at home, assisted by an incredible midwife and my unconditional partner Nate. (Nope, I'm not scared about it, hospitals freak me out)
My apologies to my friends and family to whom I haven't had the chance to communicate the news in person, but it's hard when you don't go out or hang out at the usual places anymore. I am more introspective and introverted than ever.

And I am still busy with lots of art projects, more on that soon...

Bebe Guerra 5 months

Este invierno en Michigan mas frio y gris de lo normal, ha sido y sera uno de los mas hermosos y memorables para mi, ya que lo he pasado ocupada con el proyecto mas importante de mi vida; mi propio ser humano. 
La vida que crece constantemente me ha inspirado y cambiado en formas que no me hubiera imaginado, haciendome caminar felizmente sobre las nubes. La susodicha parsonita vendra al mundo en Junio y nacera en nuestra casa con la ayuda de una increible partera y de Nate, mi compaƱero incondicional.  (No, no me da miedo en lo absoluto no dar a luz en un hospital, los hospitales me aterran)
Mil disculpas a mis amigos y familiares a los cuales me fue imposible darles la noticia en persona, pero me ha resultado mas dificil de lo pensado, ya que no frecuento mas los lugares de antes, ademas de haberme vuelto mas introvertida de lo que ya era.

A pesar de lo anterior, he estado coupada con un monton de proyectos de los cuales escribire mas tarde.