Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Serena Necklace

A dark, cozy afternoon. Serena is having tea by the window, watching the raindrops on the glass. She feels quiet and centered. A deep breath.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

This weekend

There was the Craft Fair...Tamar and I set up a pretty table and spent an afternoon of chit chatting...

We had the help of delicious helpers...

There was some activity under the table too!

This week: focus on going SLOW and getting some things that have been procrastinated for a long time, finally done.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Focused people

His own way to grab the marker...

Men that can cook are so cool!

Fruit Salad "Jedi" style.

Monday, March 21, 2011


I'm preparing for a Sale this Sunday.
It's Blim at Vancouver Heritage Hall. (Main @ 14th) - from noon to 5 PM.

I know it'll be great for 2 things: I'll be sharing the table with my good friend Tamar who will be selling her beautiful vintage jewelry, and the other reason: It's VERY likely that I'll have the help of my super special helper...yes, I'm talking about THE guy!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bronze Pearls

Shape and color, color and shape and the infinite combination possibilities occupy my mind these days.

When I'm sleeping, fragments of these images come to my dreams...and some days they're filled with concrete/burgundy textured squares or green circles to give you an example.

So when I could achieve this warm metallic bronze on my paper beads to create a new (very exciting- soon to come) necklace...

well...I can say that I was VERY excited to say the least!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Another one

Kaladala: Kaleidoscope + Mandala

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hello World!

I had the pleasure of having my work featured in the great blog All Things Paper, a work of love of Ann Martin. I've discovered the blog not long ago and I was delighted and amazed to be able to get to knnow the work of so many supertalented paper artists. (Visit her and see for yourself)

As you can imagine it meant a lot to me that Ann took the time to so generously feature my own work. And the wonderful gift of this was to receive the visit of people from all around the world in this blog. I was following my traffic information table yesterday with uttermost delight to "receive" so many friends.

That's only a small sample of the day of yesterday. Hello people! And thanks so much for coming by!

These days are bittersweet. The situation in Japan is omnipresent in my daily routine. I'm sticking to the news, maybe too much, wishing I'll soon read that the Fukushima situation is finally under control. I'm thinking of the people working in the plant, about all those residents close by, about those who have lost family and homes by the tsunami. Makes me feel very sad and scared.

At the same time, I'm focusing in the small gifts of everyday

Trying to slow down to appreciate Life around me

and be thankful for the present moment and its many gifts.

With prayers and thoughts for relief of the current situation and for this being an opportunity for all of us, human beings.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Here, there, everywhere

Mandalas and symmetry to accompany the world today

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Kaleidoscope + Mandala = Kaladala

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Recycling the Yellow Pages


Another page from my Recycled Phonebook Project.

Thanks for your visit!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Deco Project finale

So after my artwork was done and hanged there was a final touch of color that was needed

Let me introduce my quick recycled mobile made with humble...egg carton.

You don't need a tutorial to figure out the "how to"

But I can tell you, these "butterflies" are so light, and happy and just feel the perfect final touch of my bedroom handmade decoration project.

Hello orange!

And on a final note: I'm observing how the need of "quick" comes repeatedly to my creation process. In the last few years of maternity + running a business + life etc, I've just tried to cope by going faster and faster. Being quick has become the default, a hard to change habit.
I'm turning my focus to the necessity to relearn slow. And to the practice to go slower.

Melina: GO SLOW.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tiny Recycled House

They've found this

And turned it into


That's something I'd definitely love to do in this life! I'm so inspired!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Green and Gorgeous

You want to see a gorgeous shop? Look at this entrance..

Gorgeous and Green is located in Berkeley, California.

Look at that sign!

Isn't that wonderful?

Let's go inside...

Everything in the store has a recycled/ecofriendly/sustainable orientation

The talented owner is a Floral and Event designer

I'm so happy that my jewelry will soon be available at this shop!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Recycling the Yellow Pages, a "Quick Art" Project

A couple more sketches from my Phonebook

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wholesale order

I'm working on a wholesale order for a wonderful shop in San Francisco...I'll show more of this gorgeous shop in my next post!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Recycling the Yellow Pages, a "Quick Art" Project

A couple more paints from the Yellow Pages project.

Free floating

Perceiving the inner compass