Tuesday, 18 February 2014

sketch-a-day > week 2

Dear and welcome all,

This week I have no sketches to share as my daughter Zoë has been feeling a bit poorly last week as she start teething and yesterday she had the jabs for the 3rd immunization and some fever came along last night.

I have still things to share.

One of my friends, Alice, a jewelry designer at Harriet Kelsall, recommended me an amber necklace to help and release the pain of teething and it seems to work, after all that pain last week!
Here are the details for the necklaces and now there are on sale ;-)
PURPLE LABEL by Harriet Kelsall. Image from their website.

Image from Amazon website.

I started to read a very nice book about COLOUR, which tells the remarkable story of Victoria Finlay´s quest to uncover the many secrets hidden inside the paintbox. On her travels she visited remote Central American villages where women still wear skirts dyed with the purple tears of the sea snails... and much more!

Part travelogue, part narrative history, 'Colour' unlocks the history of the colours of the rainbow, and reveals how paints came to be invented, discovered, traded and used. This remarkable and beautifully written book remembers a time when red paint was really the colour of blood, when orange was the poison pigment, blue as expensive as gold, and yellow made from the urine of cows force-fed with mangoes. It looks at how green was carried by yaks along the silk road, and how an entire nation was founded on the colour purple.

Victoria Finlay worked as a journalist in Hong Kong for eleven years, and was arts editor of the South China Morning Post for five of those. She now lives in Derbyshire.

Monday, 10 February 2014

sketch-a-day > week 1

Dear and welcome all,

Last week I mentioned about a new project: "SKETCH-A-DAY".

I am feeling a bit guilty that I did not succeed to do sketches every day because my 3 and a half months daughter keep me busy. However, I did manage to do a bit and here are my results.

I will keep on going because this practice makes me to be more aware of the things around me and helps me to get back my design capabilities after this period of "maternity leave".

As I say before, you can join me in this project on your own place and pace, and if you would like to show your work within my blog, please, drop me an email.

Enjoy your week and let´s keep on sketching!!

Tuesday, 4 February 2014


Dear all,

Sorry for not keeping in touch during the last few months, my life has been like a roller coaster with major events like having birth our baby daughter Zoë at the end of October, moving house by the end of November, then Christmas and finally January went too with lots of unpacking boxes... and the lovely features I got from my winning Kleenex design Limited edition boxes.

Kleenex® New Designs to go Into Production

Now in Stores! Selected Artists’ Kleenex® Box Designs

I am still enjoying my maternity leave but thinking in a project that yesterday strike my attention after watching Zandra Rhodes sketchbooks video. So today I started "my sketch-a-day project". I will try to sketch things that call my attention and keep the sketchbooks for further inspiration like Zandra Rhodes does.

Every Monday I will post my weekly sketches to create an INSpireOn movement. You are more than welcome to join me in this venture and get feature your work within my blog. Any media welcome! Let´s get crafty!!

In the meantime, you can pop by my INSpireOn board in Pinterest too.

Have a lovely week :-)