Tuesday, July 24, 2012


I was positive that my mom was arriving on Thursday and planning around that. After a very strange Skype conversation today I just realized it's TOMORROW she's coming.

Lucky she's my mom and won't judge me if I receive her in a very messy house...but at least I need to set up her bedroom!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Another day

Almost finished with all my orders. Tomorrow I'll be shipping the last few and I'm re opening the shop on Wednesday. In between some painting and assembly of pieces I took time today to unclutter the racks of shoes and pile of winter clothing hung at the entrance. I put away the folded laundry that was sitting there for days.
Replenishing of fridge + some inspired baking and dinner making. Some wonderful red lentil soup with Martu's recipe- superb!
And mostly, many many kisses to the kids that were really needing a mom that truly sees them. The frenzy of work had an effect on them, and the last few days were more chaotic than our usual and daily chaos.

I've been reading a bit about non violent communication...not sure if I got anything clear but even the name offers food for thought for me as a parent.

Finally: a quote from Jen Lee via Superhero Journal

4. The wisdom of the organizational world does not always strictly apply to creative work. Our strategy must be as inspired as our making. My favorite creatives remember they are artists first and don’t lose themselves in contexts like Sales and Marketing.

This has always been a deep intuition for me and I was glad to read it so well formulated from this brilliant woman.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Work Marathon

Marathon session of work while Pablo is out with the kids. I marvel at my own productivity,  I assembled 30 pieces and then painted another 20 without blinking an eye.
Meanwhile I watch Netflix old movies: "13 going on 30" and "Braveheart"(????)
Yes, I'm officially burnt out!

I get to pause at midday for a quick tasty lunch of tortilla with avocado, feta cheese and arugula- then back to work.

This morning: summit with the kids. We're setting eating hours (snacks included)
These kids are out of control and eating non stop. It's driving me crazy and really creating a bad habit- so now: we're in a timetable. They got it perfectly.

Another short trip downstairs for a quick session of glueing and then I'll call it a day.
Miraculously I found time to get a good bread done in the oven, that we'll have for dinner with some Deli meat from Granville Island. Turkey for the kids and Proscciutto for us.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thank You!!

Palomaria has been featured by Etsy! You can read the article here

Since Friday when it was on, a lovely avalanche of comments, orders and wonderful energy has been coming in my direction, and for all that: thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Now I had to close the shop for a few days to catch up with orders or I'll be in trouble. With kids on vacations timing is funny, but who can complain?

Thanks God for wonderful friends that support me and help me with the kids while I'm deep into work. And extra points to Pablo who's doing extra hours in the house and with the kids.

See you soon and once again: thank you for all the support and good vibes! May you receive double!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mi amigo Rojito

I'm happy when my friend "Rojito" comes to visit (almost) everyday. Really happy.

What's the name of this bird?

Friday, July 6, 2012

Real Wedding

A lovely bride for whom I've made a bridesmaids necklace set, sent me a pic of her party, all wearing the necklaces. Although you can't appreciate them in detail, I was so delighted and impressed with this beautiful shot.

Take a look: