Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year !


            Now this is going to be my last post of the year!

Thank you everyone (my family, my friends, my readers) to be there as my support system... I know that without you all I would not have reached here.

We will all try to make our new year a really creative one!


Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Holiday !


        Well, this is not my last post before the new year but I know most of you are already in a mood of holidays! The same is with me too. Schools are closed which means kids are at home--- which means more cooking/snacking time... all the time! Decorations are almost complete and its time to hang the stockings with a wish list in it... My parents will be here on Christmas! Woohoo... its time for me to hang a stocking full of wishlists...

See you soon...

Friday, December 20, 2013

I love surprises !


          Woohoo....... Today my friend gave me this wonderful surprise... GUESS WHAT...???

OK, I'll tell you--- I'm featured in my friend's blog !!! Yipeeeeeeeeeee..

You can read the post here

Ah, I love surprises...

See you all pretty soon...

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Artist Showcase-19 ..... Majo B V

Hello friends,

         Today I have a wonderful person in my blog  Maria José Bautista V, who is a 'Fashion and Surface Pattern Designer in love with whimsical, bright, and fun design.... She is from Columbia and currently lives in Milan, Italy.

A peek into her life as a super SPD--- surface pattern designer!
Happy reading!!!

How would you describe yourself ?
An eternal dreamer... I've always believed that with hard-work, enthusiasm and passion you can conquer whatever you set your mind and heart on !

What do you like to do when you are not designing ?
I'm a big of a TV addict... I watch TV when I'm designing and when I'm not, hehehe. I also like to spend time with my family, friends and dogs (especially at the farm). I like going out for dinner or a simple bike trip.
I also LOVE travelling... it is actually one of my passions.

 Describe your style ?
My work is refreshing and playful, colourful  and free. It is filled with layered textures and suave shapes. I’m influenced by the eclectic craft and cultural Colombian heritage as well as by my enthusiasm for both Scandinavian and Folk art.

What's your favorite color ?
I LOVE colours, especially bright ones... but often I'm attracted to pinks: from barbie pink, to fuchsia and neon pink.

Tell us about your first collection ( what was the idea behind that theme...) and your first show ?
My first SPD (Surface Pattern Design) collection? Well... I designed a very cool one when I was in college but never finished it (oops!) Then, when I decided to get back to textile design in 2010, my first collection was Hazelnuts.

When did you get the idea that 'designing' was the thing you love ?
Ever since I can remember... I don't know exactly why or when, but I do remember being a very little girl (a toddler) and telling my dad I wanted to move to Paris and become a famous Fashion Designer (now a famous SPDer, hehehe)

Anything you want to share to your readers about setting up his/her own business ?
I'm still setting up my business and feel I still have a loooong way ahead of me. However, I should have had it set by now if it wasn't for two huge mistakes I constantly make: I'm a huge procrastinator and a '90% Artist. I keep leaving things for later when I should do them now. I think that's my biggest defect. I'm like that in every aspect, not just work. I'm trying to get better though. What about being a '90% Artist? well... that's a term I recently learnt in Be A Successful Artist ecourse and the minute it was mentioned I realised that was me: I start many many projects and designs and things in general, but then leave them unfinished when all I need is a little more time or energy. Another horrible defect I'm doing my best to correct.

Who is your dream client ?
Mmm... this is a complicated question. All I have are dream clients, hehehe. Let's divide them by markets:

Fashion: I'd like to design a minimal and bright fabric collection for Jil Sander. I'd also like to design some quirky and whimsical prints for Marc Jacobs and Stella McCarney kids.
Interior: of course IKEA! Marimekko
Stationery: Paperchase, Papersource, Tigerprint, Hallmark :)
I have many more brands in my client wish list, but lets not disclose them all!

Tell us a bit about your biggest challenge in your career, and the way you handled it ?
I'm living it right now--- my Dad's passing away earlier this October. It's been really hard to pick up where I left when everything happened. I'm doing my best, but it is still extremely hard.

Your greatest inspiration is ?
I’m inspired by everything around me, anywhere I am. Daily life is filled with exciting ways and forms that light my creativity-bulbs. I’m fascinated by colors, shapes and textures found in nature; enchanted by children's drawings and handwriting; fond of all things “cute”, animals (especially furry ones), textiles, sewing, all kind of DIY projects, costumes (firm believer that any occasion is good to dress up!), childlike things, gelato, chocolate and Nutella, my mom and grandma's food, and have also a peculiar obsession for fake eyelashes.

How would you describe your work place  ..?
MESSY! I can work wherever I am... all I need is my sketchbook, a pencil, rubber, 0.2 Staedtler Pigment Liner, my MacBook Pro, bamboo wacom, and a camera.

Where can people contact you ?



 Enjoy your weekend !

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New year resolutions !


    Yes, its that time of the year again...

Planning for making another ''NEW YEAR RESOLUTION LIST''??? Hmm... me too. So, what are your plans for the next year (or at least you'll try your best to fulfill them)!

My plans :

1- To LOOSE WEIGHT(a bit) !!! Yeah, I've been trying my best to shed some weight but...... OK, this year I'll try my best to start with a very practical schedule and stick to it totally. May be it will be a good idea to share my progress from time to time, that way I won't leave the regime in the middle!

2- To complete some of the pending/mending works! Ah, I'm a total lazy person where mending work is concerned! But I must remember this simple quote--- ''a stitch in time saves nine'' isn't it ???

3-  To do more what I love to do (drawing, drawing, and moooooore drawing) ! Yippeee, this is the one thing I love doing all the time. Drawing/doodling is just like meditation to me. It gives me peace. It takes me to some other part of the world where I'm alone with my imaginations... running wildly, sometimes flying everywhere, everywhere,  EVERYWHERE.

4-  To be more POSITIVE. I'm a person who likes to stay positive all the time. Life indeed is full of uncertainty. But staying positive helps you to think and act rationally. Staying positive helps you to make your decisions practical and correct. Agree???

5- To dance more! Hee... hee... I love dancing...!!!

6- To work hard. Really I have to do this if I want my career to reach some good heights.

7- Try to learn one new thing. Last year I 'learned' swimming'! This year I learned how to paint with oil colours on canvas... It was fun. My hands were covered with colours, the smell of linseed oil...ummm just yummy ! I enjoyed my painting classes. I have to find what is next in my learning process...

8- Eat less. I become a hungry monster whenever I see some delicious food... hee..hee... I have to teach myself to control (and remind myself of point no. 1-- LOOSE WEIGHT!)

9- Pray God to give me strength --- to stay focused (and motivated) for the above mentioned plans!!!

So, these are just a few plans that I'll start my new year with. You see I have revealed a part of my personality that was totally hidden from you all... I am a human being. I'm NOT perfect, but at least I can try my best to achieve whatever I've planned for the coming year 2014...


If you want to share your new year plans with me, you can write them here in the comment section! I'll be very happy to read it...

See you soon!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Coffee mugs !


      I updated my ZAZZLE store !!! New coffee mugs.

Now, something in soft floral...

And, in paisley too...

Enjoy !