Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cocktails Anyone?

I had to take this picture of a cocktail for a magazine. After I shot the picture, I had to drink this! It was so delicious and refreshing on this very hot day. So, here it is...

1 strawberry cut into pieces
4 to 6 small pieces of cucumber
1/2 oz of agave syrup (found in specialty stores)
1/2 oz of lemon juice
1 1/2 oz of Grand Marnier
1 oz white cranberry juice

Mash the strawberries and cucumbers together with the agave syrup and the lemon juice. Pour this mixture into a shaker add Grand Marnier and 4 to 6 ice cubes. Shake it up. Pour in a martini glass and add the white cranberry juice. Drop a brochette of strawberry and cucumber in the martini before serving.
(I didn't purchase the Grand Marnier, it was too expensive, instead I used Brandy.)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Here are some portrait photography that I've done in the last couple of months. Please do not reproduce without my permission.
All rights reserved.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Music Inspired

This small abstract painting is something that I have never done before. I felt the urge to paint, but I was not inspired by any object around me. While listening to some house music and I let myself feel the music, I came up with this little painting. It was a fun way to paint and I will do this again. It helped me get out of my comfort zone of what I would normally paint.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Thank you Modish Blog

I would like to thank Modish Blog for the beautiful sponsor spotlight she did about my Etsy Shop.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thank you AphroChic

I'm thrilled to write that AphroChic blog by Jeanine Hays, has a post about My Etsy Shop. Visit her blog to get the latest trends in design and style.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

My favorite: Canvas Bag

I fell on an Etsy shop called The Bag Shop, this Turkish seller sells colorful and monochromatic canvas bags. I think they will be great for the summer, which is right around the corner. Check it out.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Photography: Flowers

I had some free time at work and decided to go to Atwater market and buy something to shoot. I had 5$ in my pocket and this is what I found, beautiful yellow flowers! The first person to leave a comment or email me the name of this flower, will receive a small print for free.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Process: Next new painting

Here are a few snap shots that I took as I was looking for the perfect composition for my next painting. The bigger picture is the final image chosen for my painting. The painting will be 24 x 24 inches. I haven't painted a big painting in over a year and using an African object.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Orchid Flower

Original oil painting, 5 x 5 inches
I haven't painted flowers in a long time and never an orchid.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Need to revamp!

I haven't posted anything on my blog in a really long time. I have been busy revamping my Etsy shop. Not an easy task! But I am slowly getting the hang of it. I've taken new pictures (as shown above) to maximize the look of my products and reduced the prices on some.
You will find prints, paintings and greeting cards all really affordable. Have a look and tell me what you think.