Oh I haven’t been blogging in so long and I sure miss it! So much has happened, I went to Cali, my boyfriend picked me up at LAX (after almost 4 months without seeing each other) and we drove to Vegas to host a tradeshow, visited Utah and Arizona and while back in L.A. I stayed in Marina del Rey with my friend Barbara, had lots of fun with her (shopping, eating at our fave sushi spot and getting me a coffee cup reading – we did it all!), visit my boyfriend’s parents in Ventura and saying goodbye to them once again! Along those busy 2 weeks I spent as much time as I could with my boyfriend and while he was at work I was running errands and somehow I found time to take a 2 days communication course and encountered some breakdowns but afterall so many breakthroughs! I am happy to see clearly that the glass is indeed half full!
1. A Lovely Feature!
Rachael from Roco Rennie invited me to be part of her lovely ‘It’s all in the details’ series. So today she featured some of my favorite things in life (including the vintage frames I am wearing on the pic below). So click here to check it out and also get to know Rachael – a dear blog friend from Ireland!
2. My Fabric Collection
As I mentioned earlier I exhibited my work at a trade show in Las Vegas last month. It felt great to get out of my comfort zone and put out there my textile and illustration work. The feedback was amazing and I smile everytime I look at my fabrics!
3. The magical Grand Canyon & Bryce Park
My boyfriend and I left Las Vegas and drove our hybrid straight to Utah, we visited Zion National Park (marvelous!), spent the nite at Kanab (Utah’s Little Hollywood), drove to Arizona and visited the Grand Canyon North Rim (exquisite!) and then we went back to spend the nite at Kanab and at the last day we drove to Bryce Canyon (just beyond!). I love all the these magical memories I shared with my boyfriend… I got to meditate and walk barefoot at the Grand Canyon and I could write a whole post just about it (by the way I kept thinking of my friend Sarah from A Lost Feather).
4. Pillows & much more – soon to be launched!
So I recently changed my hair color (once again) and I updated my headshot to promote my soon to launch online store. See the pillows on the shot? Those pillows among many other fun items will be available for purchase here.
5. Book Mentions
So 2 textile publications from Europe recently featured several of my textile patterns – you can view the books here: Texitura 47 and Pattern Design & Beyond – very exciting! Also so happy because some of my logo design was published on 3 LogoLounge books!
6. A Beauty Day for Gia
When my friend Rose Gracie mentioned about Gia – a 6 years old fighting leukemia we knew we needed to do something to help. So we gathered our contacts and through the work I have been doing from Kindle my Heart we were able to provide a beauty day for Gia and her friends at the Bella Academy (as I mentioned earlier here)! Want to help Gia? Click here.
7. The power of a gift
I am so glad there are people like Rayn – the founder of the amazing non-profit called Things of my very own – they are a safe retreat for children that are victims of abuse. Can you help me in this cause? We can uplift those kids by sending gifts to: 1011 Cheyenne Road Glenville, New York 12302
10. And now… I am back in Rio!
Although it has been pretty cold and rainy I am so happy to be back with my family and my dog Fanny. This is home… and I am back in school to finish my Industrial Design bachelor degree. I have been writing my thesis and working really hard to design a fabulous urban furniture piece for a local park – will share with you once it is done!