Valentine’s Day 2017

This year I teamed up with an artisan I met at the Christmas fair!  Azul Artesanías, who makes awesome hand-made jewelry.

Azul Artesanías

What better team than unique jewelry with an unique greeting card?

Hand painted and ready to go!

As seen on youtube

Christmas fair 2016

Christmas fair booth ♥

A daytime look.

So the following day after the Mall Fair ended, this fair started! I will admit it has been tough, because they’re very long hours and I gotta restock and make things in whatever time is leftover. Or, you know, try to work when I’m *at* the fair and it’s not a very busy time (and if it’s not too windy).

Working at the fair

Still working

One of the days, I didn’t have time to make myself lunch or a sandwich and the usual vendors that show up daily to sell us food were nowhere in sight. As I was texting people to share my food troubles, one of my friends showed up on the way to a reunion just to bring me a sandwich and cookies. It was the sweetest thing!! I could feel the love~

Friendship goals right here

Shortly after my friend gave me the food, my dear Abue (granny) showed up and brought me what she knows is one of my favorite summer dishes: porotos granados (it’s a Chilean bean-corn dish served hot). I had to make space in my belly to eat it haha because I HAD TO. So much love in my food that day. She also stayed for a few hours with me.

Food = Love

She got cold at some point and I gave her my scarf for her to wear. She looked so cool I took her photo, and after she left, I decided to draw her.

Not posting the actual photo of her I took because I value my own life.

Mall Fair

Sorry it’s been so long!

I have been entirely consumed by preparing myself for the holidays, and more urgently, this fair.

It’s in Viña del Mar (Chile), inside a trendy mall by the beach. There are a bunch of creators and distributors here, it is certainly a good destination for getting your Christmas shopping on, hehe.

My booth ♥ I put a lot of love into it.

My heart aches for leaving my puppy alone for so many hours a day, even if she has everything she needs and she’s technically not that much of a puppy anymore xD.

Some of my hand painted non-Christmas cards.

 

The only non handmade item in my booth are these mini washi tapes I found a while back. I thought it’d be a good addition to the booth and it was! They are very popular.

I appreciate everyone who came out to see me so much, family, friends, and especially those that stayed with me a few hours or brought me food ♥

Surrounded by colorful things and stationery.. can it be like this forever?

Life update & I’m back!

I’m aware of how horrible I’ve been at posting consistently on this blog, but a lot of things have changed in my RL right now. For starters, and I know this is totally unrelated to the theme of this blog..

Puppy

I got a puppy! Isn’t she cute?

I’m also very much preparing my own business, I’ve taken care of most of the boring side (legal and tax stuff), only a few things remain in that aspect, but I’m so happy to finally be making more of the things I really love, like stationery, notebooks and soon hopefully be sewing my own bags (totes and messenger bags, mostly).. everything illustrated, of course!

IG--

Hello! Yes, that’s me. It’s cold. I live in the southern hemisphere -it’s winter here.

I’ve been making notebooks for a while now, selling in little markets here and there, but I wanna make it official, and more than anything, launch the online shop. Nothing fancy, but very pretty and functional.

I’ve also joined 2 (maybe 3?) daily art challenges for August, so I can keep myself motivated and inspired. I’ll be posting them in my main instagram or my brand new lettering/calligraphy instagram, and I’ll post weekly roundups on all the challenges once or twice per week, and hopefully more fun stuff in between.

See ya soon!