Friday, January 24, 2014

bohemian gypsy chic

ever wish you could wander through life with a no care in the world? 
That's what this gypsy wagon represents; the freedom to just be you...
with no inhibitions.
 see the line at my cafepress shop at:  

i am so in love with my little gypsy wagon illustration. as an inspiration, i used my pinterest board gypsy love to draw and recreate my version of this adorable wagon. she reminds me of so many amazing lil' memories she strikes up. as you may or may not know...i am a h uge wizard of oz fan. and theres one scene with dorthy and the wizard in kansas when she runs away and meet up with this gypsy wagon and the wizard. also, as a kid, my mom always made mention, because we were on the move so often, that we were traveling gypsies. although, young life was rough, but this wagon is such a great memory. everything about this illustration makes me so excited. i just can't wait to she where this bohemmian gypsy wagon ends up? 
soon she will be available as a boo'tique charm at my etsy shop:
i need to change her color combinations... and i can't wait to solder these cute lil' charms! Then, when i get a chance...she will be tooled on a cute messenger bag, just in time for our Glitterfest Event in March 2014. 
so stay tuned and i look forward to keeping you all updated.
xoxoxoxo y besos


Friday, January 10, 2014

mantra for 2014

Lord give me Coffee to change the things that I can change, and Wine to accept the things that I can't Framed Burlap Print Fun/Funny Sign 
 etsy find of the day

if this isn't a snap shot of what my life is, was, will be, or has become...
 i don't know what else can nail it like this sign!
lord, coffee & wine

i have to thank my facebook friend sharon for finding this!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Gilded Life

This summer I had the pleasure of working with the dynamic mom and daughter duo of
A Gilded Life!
In the arts and crafts industry, I have had the pleasure of meeting the most amazing, encouraging, & uplifting women! 
As artist, we all have a connecting kindred spirit of joy! And when you can connect with another woman on that level, it's the most encouraging moment! Women that are genuinely excited about your success; that want to lift you up, can be very hard to find. 
Shea and Debbie, to me, have been just that; encouraging, down to earth, let me break it down to you....! 
That to me is the real deal! 
I'm excited to try their new jewelry line they are introducing at CHA this year! 
I'm thinking a few of my personal illustration will be housed very nicely in one of these beautiful pieces! 
Anyway, I just wanted to lift these women up as they move into the week of CHA and let them know how much I appreciate their personalities and encouragement! May they sell the $&;)? out of their jewelry line
Kick a ton of Pirate Booty and take names! 
Three cheers for Shea and Debbie from A Gilded Life. 
Love you Girls!! 
Gooooo Girl Power!!!!!

Charmed and Vintage Valentine

it's a New Year and I'm feeling good! 

This week I am finally opening up my etsy account again. I've been double booked for the last 3 months and felt like i was drowning in my new business role. But like everything in life, the beginning is always a major learning curve, and I was sucking it all in....but forgot how to breathe normal. 
But with my little break, and New Year's Resolution...I'm positive that this year, although still chaotic...will be alot more bearable. 
  It’s Happy Valentine's Day at Vintage Bruja’s Boo’tique on Etsy @

So to celebrate a great etsy shop is open for business and ready to sell again!!!! yay!!
♥ This handmade soldered ornament is always a great gift and a creative way to say, i love u, i miss u, etc.
 ♥ The charm measures 3"x 2" {not including the added beads and fob}
♥ Artwork is altered with Swarovski crystals and then soldered behind glass
♥ These charms are a great way to “decorate” ur lamp, drawer pull, or light pull in your home or office.
♥ Another alternative is to wear this awesome charm as a zipper pull, purse charm, or key chain “as an added d├ęcor” to your romantic and whimsical style
♥ Each gift is wrapped "tiffany style" in their own individual gift box.
♥ For decoration only

 #valentinesday #gift #romanc #love #kisses #hugs #specialsomeone #pink # candy hearts #be mine #forever #puppylove #romantic #glass #solder #glassbeads #Swarovski #crystals #brass #decoration #ornament #romantic #whimsical #vintagebrujadesigns #bootique #etsy

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

the big heap

we met and had so many awesome guest into the vintage bruja boo'tique. everyone appreciated our 63' shasta renovation!

we met so many amazing guest that appreciated all of our handmade artworks, leather works, and illustrations
all the guest were greeted with the coolest chalk art that Lori drew in the entry way! 

this colorful greeting just set the mood for what was to come! 
the venue was set amongst beautiful green trees. It wa hard to believe we were in arizona, surrounded with such lush greenery everywhere! the weather was perfect, 85 degrees. and yes, its a typical flagstaff summer? We had some monsoon rain, but nothing to crazy & nothing to stop the customers from coming to the event! 
We had the most fun and warm greeting from people that drove in from "the valley"! {phoenix}

I am such a cali girl, that when someone would ask if we too, drove in from the valley, I would respond, "no! from orange county!" duh? san fernando valley is way to far!!! 
yup! that was my answer! I felt like such a dork! after I realized what they meant by "the valley", when they would ask, I would laugh in my head and say no! hehe ...CA. 

here are just a few pics of the amazing customers we encountered that just loved & appreciated our work!

very awesome and genuine people! everything that surrounded us made this trip worth it!

thank u all that came by to support us and our the work we love doing! all the men and women that enjoyed entering our Boo'tique, thank u for all ur compliments an words of encouragement! It was a pleasure to service u all and talk with most of our guest! 
here's an article in the local paper about Victor & I, and about our vision for our products and their market

my hats off to u, until we meet again @ the big heap november! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

just opened up another online store as another avenue to generate traffic to my original illustration merchandise.
so go shopping and support "indie" artist, made in the USA!!

Friday, July 19, 2013

the big heap

on aug 3 and 4, in flagstaff arizona, the vintage bruja will be heading up to flagstaff, az to enjoy the "heap"ing goodness of the best vintage and handmade show in arizona.
we have the privileged to be a part of this event again!
the two ladies that put on this show are, lori and mickey, of thieves market of cave creek, az.there attention to detail, entertainment, marketing is awesome!
this show is the first for them in the flagstaff area of arizona, so not only do victor an i get to put our artistry on display, we too, get visit the area to see if we will be setting up and watering our roots to live. 
i am so excited, to be a part of this event! 
i can't wait to see what lori and mickey have up their sleeves this time around? they have the best hospitality and wrangling up all the artist for a toast and camaraderie with a 
"vendor mimosa gathering".  
we definitely are enjoying the handmade life!