The time has arrived! Last year around this time, I landed the most fabulous licensing deal ever – my very own Crafty Chica bisque line for paint on pottery studios! I’ve designed other products, but never something like this. Talk about intimidating! I’m so thankful for Tina and DJ at
Wanna make a trick or treat candy Halloween tree? You totally should! I’ve seen Halloween trees everywhere this season and while chatting with my friendThania from Subculture Recall, we came up with the idea of CANDY HALLOWEEN TREE!!! Make sure to follow their blog too, they always have a
Have you seen the new Day of the Dead Barbie? Actually – her title is Barbie® Dia De Muertos Doll, which I actually like better, it sounds classy! This muertos Barbie is beautiful but very costly at $75. I’m not a collector, but I’m inspired by collectibles. Therefore, I present
Did you know Halloween trees are a thing? I am not arguing – the more sparkle in my living space the better! I knew exactly what I wanted – a pirate Halloween tree! My husband loves all things of that nature, he even has his music studio tricked out in
This adorable stamped clay sugar skull ring dish and/or bowl fits in the palm of your hand and is hand stamped and painted. I made this by hand from clay then fired it in my kiln, then added underglazes and fired it again. It has shiny glazes that are food
Did you know there is such a thing as cornstarch clay? I made these faux pan dulce treats using this method. It’s pretty easy and super affordable! You can use it to make all kinds of crafts, jewelry, funky decor items and more! Here’s my video! LINK You can also
My studio is ALWAYS poppin’ with ceramic projects. I’m either painting bisque or building bowls and mugs from scratch. Here are a few pieces I’ve finished recently. The mug above is handbuilt. I’m not a pro, therefore I keep practicing. I also wanted to try out the 14K gold lustre.
I came across some heart-shaped tin lanterns at a Mexican import store and knew I had to buy them and repaint them! That’s exactly what I did! That’s the beauty of having a well-stocked paint cart, along with the desire to remake anything and everything! I bought the last three
In the mood for a layered resin collage art project? It’s been a while since I’ve had a tutorial like this. This past July, my art collective, The Phoenix Fridas, had our annual art show. I made three pieces and I thought I shared the process here with you. First
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Back in the day before my entrepreneurial life, I worked as an appeals clerk at Phoenix Municipal Court. My whole world revolved around scoring vintage dress clothes that I’d show off at my so-called prestigious office gig as the appeals clerk. One morning I slipped past my
The first time I recognized its power? Age nine. During that era, my mom spent hours every week perfecting a variety of looks on my head, embellished with ribbons and ornate barrettes. It didn’t stop there. Home girl made it her mission to match my dresses, knee socks and shoes.
This is what happens when your daughter works at Buzzfeed! You eventually end up in a video – or two or three…this was a super fun collab. Maya is on the Pero Like team and they have a popular “Styled By” series nd they asked me to style Maya for
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Sometimes we need to make a special effort to bring on the positive vibes. I thought about this today. There are moments when everything is going in my favor, but I let my mood go to a dark place over something stupid. It usually involves someone underestimating me or things
This post is made possible with support from AARP Cincuentañeros™ and #WeAllGrow Latina Network. All opinions are my own. TRUTH TALK time. Age is not a topic I cover here on my site. I feel like my specialty is creativity, and creativity is timeless and ageless. But as each year
Follow my blog with Bloglovin I’m bringing back Sparkle Saturday! This was a series I did a couple of years back and I decided to give it another go. I’m not gonna lie, I was feeling self-conscious and insecure about doing video – there is already so much out there.