Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year! Feliz 2012!!!

Happy New Year! Bonne Année 2012! Feliz Ano Nuevo!

Best wishes for a year filled with love, health, prosperity and lots of laughter!!!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Illustration Friday: Messenger

The topic for the last Illustration Friday of the year is the word messenger.
I always associate messengers with telegrams AND with doves... then, I do associate doves with peace...  and so on and so forth... Soooo for the New Year, I wish you all lots of love, health and peace!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Feliz Navidad

Today is Christmas and all over the world people are celebrating. Here in Mexico we are getting ready to eat lunch while in Europe people are getting ready to go to bed... It is my first Christmas back at home in almost 10 years and eventhough my parents are no longer here to celebrate it as a family, I am very lucky to have friends who have made me feel part of theirs. I am having a really special time, singing carols, singing the traditional Posadas, breaking pinatas, drinking hibbiscus punch and just speaking in Spanish and being with people.

I hope all of you are having a wonderful time with those you love.

PS The Epiphany or Dia de Reyes is an Spanish tradition which is quite strong still in Latin America. It is celebrated on January 5th, but to us Spanish speakers it is also a symbol of the Christmas season. That is why I whose this subject matter for my Christmas cards this year.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hand painted card exchange

I registered for a hand painted exchange at Swap-Bot. This is my entry which I created in the spirit of Gaëlle Boissonnard, a Frech illustrator which is quite hot now and who's one of the favorite artists of the lady I am sending this card to.
This is an example of her work.
I am looking forward to seeing what my exchange partner will create for me!