Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Flying lessons

A mama at work.
After a few flying lessons imparted regularly several times a day, that consisted of a lot of darling "chatting"and some "tough love"
the"pichi" was able to fly away.
Last snapshot before he flies away.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

El Pichi

Baby Zorzal falls from the nest into our backyard. He can't fly and seems scared.
Pablo provides a cardboard box and wants to offer food but I notice that his mom is around and we 'd better not interfere, Mom brings him food regularly. (I can't take pics of her feeding him because as soon as I go out she flies away)







I work on my desk by the backyard and watch him all day.
He makes clumsy attempts to fly.
But he's not ready yet,

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Random and Unreasonable

A shirt that my kids won't wear anymore is now mine and a matching bracelet.

Zorzalito: best singer in the world. Keep it coming Zorzal!


A working table

Sky season is on.

 A beautiful sky one day.






































 Cloud T-Rex or it's just me?




 And last, a little cabin that would match all my outfits.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Grafts

Did you know that  growing a lemon seed for a couple of years and getting healthy littles trees does not guarantee that you’re going to have lemons in the future?

Devastating news.

And that’s because the seed genetic variability blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah  blah blah blah blah blah blah 

So...

Was I supposed to go to the nursery and replace my 3 dear ones with genetically correct strangers?


Well I considered that ,but luckily the Lemon Fairy (born and raised in a citric plantation) appeared, and in half an hour she grafted my little trees. I hope it works!  (or else the operation has to be done again)




































"Grafting  is a horticultural technique whereby tissues of plants are joined so as to continue their growth together" 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grafting

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Earrings








































We go for a day trip to a charming very quiet little town not far from home.

The boys do bicycle activities I get to sit at a cafe and work on sketches to develop my earrings prototypes.
Short but lovely time before lunch





































And then at home I make a "study board" to have all of them at sight and keep working on them (Also very useful as a jewelry organizer for daily wear :)


Monday, October 22, 2018

Birds and Flowers

A brief pause in the afternoon, sitting at the backyard and watching the humble plants that grow without effort. The bees are working around bright orange flowers and my dear "zorzal", the robin, I think, is singing non stop. He sings, sings and sings and touches my heart with his persistence. 

Listening to his singing has an impact in my mood. I'm moved. I sometimes hear him when I wake in the middle of the night. And always very early when I wake up. I'll sit and have mate for a while and listen to his song coming through the window. At that time of the day, stronger than ever. My everyday friend.

At this time of the year I'm counting MANY lemon sprouts and the older lemon plants are bigger and stronger, Also all my geraniums are showing their pretty colors with bright beautiful flowers. My many geraniums started from a stolen stem from the street.  Such a generous plant. I do so little for them and they make me so happy!

I don't think there's anything as beautiful as plants, flowers and birds (and trees and bees and butterflies)

So no matter how much I explore new shapes, and textures and experiment with the industrial look, I'll always will be playing with nature inspired designs.