Wednesday, February 27, 2013

our vintage trailer

as luck would have it, we found our lil' shasta trailer here in CA!! it was love at first sight! i had a vision for her. i wanted to restore her and get her lookin' all pretty again! i still have that hope, that she is going to get her groove back, but until then, she has to go down in history and be an illustrated part of our family.

so as i was laying down one afternoon, i thought, since financially, she's not on the priority list of expenditures, why don't i illustrate her! why, don't i show off what i am dreaming about for her future?...hehehe! and of course, in the doodling process, the chandelier in the windows was born. 
aaaaahhhh! yes...she has to have a "chandy" in the area we eat, and 
a welcoming "chandy" to bless all that come in. 
we want the "chandy" to shed light over any darkness coming in or out of our living space. right? 

and then, of course, hearts coming out of the top, because sunlight comes in to give us life. so have to give life, alot of love!!! we have to love the life we live because everyday we live is a gift from the almighty heavens above!!!
and last, our vintage trailer is blazing a trail of hearts, because every road we meet, needs to be approach with love and consideration. even if you've gone down that road before, you still have to go down that path with lots of love and no fear!!!

prints are available this weekend at the vintage marketplace, in fallbrook, ca. 
but if you can't make it out, prints are now available 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

happy valentine's day!!

bulldog love
as i continue on this creative venture,
i am always reminded of my four legged furry friends that i love and that are so dear to me. this illustration is of an english bulldog, "greta" that we had adopted, loved and was a part of our family for a year. she always sat with this one foot in the weirdest way...and always looked so uncomfortable....but she'd fall asleep, sitting up just like this!

when we lost all of our material belongings in the market crash 3.5 years ago, we lost "greta" as well. she had to be returned to her breeder, because the house we moved to, didn't allow pets, let alone 3. since the other 2 dogs, were small, the owner gave us some what of an ultimatum.

so, with that said, on this valentine's day, 2013, i'd like to gift to u with...a digital illustration, of "greta" in the hopes that her lovely, amazing personality, will remind you, that no matter if you have a loved one near or far, their touching spirit, just like "greta" will always embrace you and your surrounding and that they will forever be in our heart...

Monday, February 11, 2013

vintage bruja wearable art

vintage bruja wearable art
i say wearable art, because no matter what idea i have for a jewelry piece, i get lost in the process, and the piece becomes it's own thing. over the years i have learned to just appreciate the process more than the outcome, because each piece takes on a life of it's own. i say, i'm going to make an 18 in necklace.... i literally ended up with the picture below...

anyway, at the grand opening of a local brick and mortar store, bauhausu, long beach, ca that is housing vintage bruja designs and my husbands handmade leather goods, cerdafied leather! it was an a great feeling of accomplishment! clients were asking questions about our jewelry line, leather, and illustrations. we were able to talk about the process it takes to go from hide to goods. i also was asked were i get my inspiration for jewelry and illustrations, and...i had stage fright!!! hehehe. 

i don't know when it's going to come on...but when stage fright happens, it can be debilitating for about 2 seconds for the average person, but in my's...just way too long. after my eternity has passed...i was able to get my thought out and speak.

it's so embarrassing sometimes...and then my anxiety sweats take a toll for another 2 minutes....and then i can keep it moving!! crazy right? all that in a matter of 5 minutes of reality time.

thanks for stopping by
besos xoxoxoxo

Saturday, February 9, 2013

bauhausu grand opening

last night was the grand opening of a local brick and mortar store, bauhausu, long beach, ca that is housing vintage bruja designs and my husbands handmade leather goods, cerdafied leather!

{the bauhausu crew: priscilla, alonso, victor, danny, dougie, erin, and buster}

{the boys get together}

{erin and "buster"~ store owner}
{eclectic artwork}

{vintage bruja display}

{the bleu violet}
{cerdafied leather handmade handbags}

{entry way tree of life}

{more upcycled wearables}
{bauhausu label art}
{cerdafied leather goods in the window facing the street}

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

glitterfest spring 2013

just announced and excited to be a part of:
omg! one of my favorite events, as an attendee but  now i have the privilege of saying, that, .....victor and i will be selling our fun and whimsical leather goods!!!! whooo hoooo!
so... save the's a spectacular event with an entry fee of $7. U get a room full of amazing inspiring decor to house the talented artist that submit their work to sell!!! it really is a glittery event with lots of fun and happy people!!
i always know that my $7 to get into this wonderland of eye candy is always worth it!! You get to see things that just blow your mind away with how amazing each artists' imagination works!! 
If your an artist, you can go into the event and just appreciate all the kindred minds and spirits that embody who u are! not to say...i can make that!
even in stand up comedy, if a comedian likes your work, and what u wrote speaks to them and it fits their set...they have the unspoken rule, to ask the originator of the joke, if they can use it in their set, and pay u for it! it may be $10 every time they use it...but if they blow up...they never forget the lil' comedians that helped. $10 could become $500 a week to write for them...u never know?
anyway, an artist creates new and exciting things!!! it's awesome! and then maybe, someday, you will be like us, mentioning, that u too have been judged by the jury and have pass the inspection to show your artwork and creations!!! 
i'm excited! I hope u can join all the fun!