Tuesday, June 30, 2009

feature of the week: enlyl

(close up)

a strange thing happened, there was a butterfly outside my house in the morning. there's no butterflies ever! so i grabbed my camera and managed a shot! since then, this butterfly has been all over my head through out the day. and i just recently experienced something very personal which led me to feel like a butterfly. out of the cocoon, full of live and energy! so i knew that i was going to look for something with butterfly for this week's feature!

a beautiful butterfly came to my dead grass!

search i did, i found enlyl's "antique silver butterfly necklace". gorgeous! love it! i think it would look super cute with a earth tone summer long dress! at least that's what i picture in my head!

"a gorgeous handcrafted butterfly resting on a delicate antique bronze filigree for the most discerning victoriana lovers, loveliest of steampunk ladies, or elegant gothic lolitas.

the antique bronze chain measures approximately 44cm (17”) and the pendant itself is about 5.5cm by 5.5cm (2" by 2")."~enlyl

be sure to check out her other amazing pieces in her etsy store, or here!

you can also find enly, here, on facebook! i'm now a fan!

as a member of etsy dark team, i decided to feature an item every wednesday from one of our members! this wasn't my idea, i borrowed it from one of our team member, todoteordream! be sure to check out our site or search for etsydarkteam when you are on etsy!

be back next wednesday for feature of the week!

sofia serrano's birthday party

sofia, the birthday girl!

prior to the party...

little c & alexa

this weekend, out to canoga, to cristy's home for our girlfriend sofia's birthday party! it was a blast! because it had the best, i mean the best taco, guadalajara style! and of course all kinds of tequilas! i probably ate at least 6 of those tacos and at least 8 tequila shots! i did this from about 8pm - 4am, did not get drunk at all and did not have a hang over! unbelievable! so now i've learned, if i eat enough good food while drinking in a moderate spaced out time frame, i will not get drunk and have a great time!

prior to the party, when we arrived in canoga, little c and i joined cristy and alexa to a baby shower at a near by park. it was super hot! but i managed to take some photos of little c & alexa since it was such a beautiful hot day!

how cute!

i've never seen yellow raspberries!

before i left to canoga, i went to our neighborhood farmer's market to get fresh strawberries, blue berries, and raspberries. it was a plus because they had these yellow raspberries! ooooooooo it was a perfect greeting treats for my visits! because they were so sweet and delicious! we visited cristy's in-laws shortly after the baby shower so the fruits came in handy!

the girls with sofia, the birthday girl!

this is the taco...guadalajara style!
no words can describe but i ate at least 6!
not the best photo but i did my best! courtesy of sofia!

guadalajara style sandwich...
i saved one and had it for breakfast!
oh i don't think i can eat anything else!

it's tuesday, i finally ate today as all those tacos couldn't digest thoroughly in 1 day! it's always so great to have great food every time i'm out in canoga! and those tacos, seriously, once you go guadalajara style, you will not want any other kindssssss! well, it's top of the line kind of taco!

group foto!

singing happy birthday, it took only 30 minutes :)

okay, not the best happy birthday writing on the cake huh! the boy who put it on realized he didn't have enough room for sofia's name. he asked me if there's a nick name, i had told him he had to figure it out. it was obvious that he didn't practice much! and i'm sorry i had sofia's name spelled wrong!

yes, they got sofia a nice gift in that box!

cristy & hubby sera

blanca, cristy, and alexa

at the end of the party, i busted out my polaroid camera and we took random photos! it was part of my gift to sofia! i love polaroid film! i will wait to update some other photos if i get them from someone!

approximately 3 a.m., omar & i, trying to look like a couple.

sera ~ the photographer!

all the nice fotos are courtesy of sofia & oscar!
(all fotos are linked to my etsy store)

Monday, June 29, 2009

"better on the other side"

the game, diddy, chris brown record michael jackson tribute

our king

[Diddy talking]
I remember the first time i seen you moonwalk,
I believed I could do anything,
you made the world dance,
you made the music come to life

[Chris brown - Chorus]
This the type of song that make the angels cry,
i look up in the sky and i wonder why?
why you had to go, go
I know its better on the other side,
you were chosen from the start
never gon let you go,

[The Game]
Whos Michael Jackson,
Your Michael Jackson,
Im Michael Jackson,
We all Michael Jackson,
I guess what Im asking is everybody bow their head for a legend dont breathe for a second,
now let the air out, grab the hand of somebody you care about,
so you can hear my message, my confession,
someone tell Usher, i seen the moonwalk, i guess the young thriller touched him, like he touched me, like he touched you,
so carry on his legacy, something i must do, so i trust you lighting candles, concrete visuals, me and my brothers listen to jackson 5 in the living room,
first thing i did when i heard was call puff,
cos him and Mike tried to stop the beef between us,
who was us? Me and fifty, that beef is dead, him and Mike Jackson gonna take us to the ledge.


As Im pouring out this liquor candles start to flicker,
when list (?) my air ones, MJ was my nier.
Not the one that play ball, the one with the hollywood star,
and since im a hollywood star imma tell you my story,
never had a family that close, never see Barry Gordy walking through interscope,
just like me they always had Mike in a scope,
no matter what you say,
imma love him and hes still dope,
let me take you back to 85 when i was in a zone, dancing for my momma thriller jacket with all the zippers on,
now im doing 90 bout to crash in this Aston,
listening to Outcast, Im sorry Mrs Jackson
anything i can ever do to better you your son was our king so we wont Corretta you,
Im writing this letter to all the Jackson kids, we all Jackson kids, time to let us through.


[Boys II Men]
This the kind of song that make the angels cry,
look up in the sky and ask God, why o why why
Do we live and let die
This the kind of song that make the angels cry,
look up in the sky and ask God, why o why why
Do we live and let, live and let die.


etsy treasury: grave desires cemetery style

another great start for the week! last friday, "our religious love no.2" was just featured on etsy's front page, here, and today, another monday, another treasury! how great is this! thank you customzombie for your great selections!


i would like to thank "rouxbee" from artfire.com for blogging "numerus 13" on her blog last wednesday, here. check it out, pretty interesting, her favorite number is 13!

also, i would like to thank sweetbutnotsour for her purchase and blogged about grigio design! thank you!

lastly, static white's stitchery shared the first "top 10 friday" with her fans on her blog, here! i loved how she used my banner!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

我 heart 麥可 傑克森

"我 heart 麥可 傑克森"
8.5" x 11"
graphic design

"to die well, one must have lived well. for those who have lived true to their convictions, who have worked to bring happiness to others, death can come as a comforting rest, like the well-earned sleep that follows a day of enjoyable exertion."~d.ikeda

this art print features "i heart michael jackson" in chinese/kanji characters,an original design.

i had to design something in tribute to the king of pop. i'm charging a very low fee as it is not to make a profit so this print is only $5.

the image measures approximately 7 x 9 inches and the print measures 8.5 x 11 inches. unframed. i also have this in 12 x 18 inches (image measures approximately 12 x 18) for only $10.

these prints are for sale exclusively on my grigio's esty store. they are exclusive because the image is printed on sumptuous, glimmering card stock which creates a shimmer look. the print simply glows, it is lustrous, lively and lovely. it is elemental chlorine free, lignin free, acid free and recyclable, more info here.

(all of grigio's art cards and prints are now printed on the same exact card stock). you have to see it in person, it's very nice quality!

king of pop

my sister just called me to tell me that she heard on the radio that "the king of pop" just passed away. i'm very very very sad, another great artist...so i went on the internet, this is what i just found...

we've just learned michael jackson has died. he was 50.

michael suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this afternoon at his holmby hills home and paramedics were unable to revive him. we're told when paramedics arrived jackson had no pulse and they never got a pulse back.

a source tells us jackson was dead when paramedics arrived.

once at the hospital, the staff tried to resuscitate him but he was completely unresponsive.

we're told one of the staff members at jackson's home called 911.

la toya ran in the hospital sobbing after jackson was pronounced dead.

michael is survived by three children: michael joseph jackson, jr., paris michael katherine jackson and prince "blanket" michael jackson ii.

story developing..." tmz.com

it's confirmed, here's jermaine jackson confirming it, here.

my favorite album.

michael jackson's children prince michael, paris, and 'blanket'

michael jackson was the greatest music artist in this world. may he rest in peace...

'kick 'em kids' ~ 1st soccer game


i never planned to be a 'soccer mom' but i am officially one!

little c had his first game with his team 'kick 'em kids' last evening! as a mother, watching your precious one or ones on this giant field, in uniform, with a whole team, just running, you feel proud and sad at the same time! proud of them just being there and sad that they are just growing. ahhhh...motherhood, either way, we always feel positive and negative.

i remember just holding him yesterday as an infant, i remember he wasn't able to speak clearly yet, and today, he is out there in the field, kicking a soccer ball with a bunch of little ones!

little c's cousin, little l is also on his team! my sister and i decided to put their first name on their jersey because that's the name they know, they can careless what their last name is! and if people are calling their last names, they will have absolutely no idea! i can imagine that!

i was pretty shocked when i arrived, fashionably late (10 minutes), we went to the wrong field! there was a large crowd from both teams, just for these little ones! it was pretty amazing to see all the family and friends to come out and support them!

little c no. 59

yes! the other team scoring for the 6th time by 2 boys 2x larger than the rest!

they lost but it was a great 1st game!

i think the score was 6 to 0...i lost track, winning wasn't the concern for most of us. it was just cheering and watching these little ones trying and understanding the whole concept of soccer!

they will need some time til they get it! :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

feature of the week: blacklilypie

vampire bat in coffin

wow! how adorable is this!? i searched for 'etsydarkteam coffin' under search and after some browsing, this caught my attention! this vampire bat looks so finely crafted with lots of love!
it is handmade by tara fortin, aka blacklilypie on etsy!

"this tiny vampire bat is made from wool felt from an original pattern by tara fortin.

-his body is black and white wool felt with a satiny fabric interior to his wings. he has a tiny little felt hand and stitching on his wings. one wing is permanently attached to his body. red plastic bead eyes.
-vampire coffin is made from papier mache. it is hand painted and firmly secured to the base. The interior of the coffin is blood red wool felt.
-the platform is covered with red felt with a tulle overlay, and wrapped in a thick ribbon. bottom is craft felt.
bat is permanently glued in place. this is not intended to be a toy for children.
size is 6.5 inches or 16 cm tall(including coffin)" ~blacklilypie

be sure to check out her other amazing pieces in her etsy store, or here!

to find out more on blacklilypie, she has an amazing blog, here and another cute shop on etsy, here.

as a member of etsy dark team, i decided to feature an item every wednesday from one of our members! this wasn't my idea, i borrowed it from one of our team member, todoteordream! be sure to check out our site or search for etsydarkteam when you are on etsy!

be back next wednesday for feature of the week!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

my artfire.com's new shop

so i finally opened a shop on artfire.com this weekend! i was pretty siked that "a royal love story" appeared on the homepage soon after i listed. i think that's a big difference compared to etsy. don't get me wrong, i love etsy! it took almost 9 months to have one item featured on etsy's home page, here. i have seen brand new sellers with items which got featured right away. i guess it's a luck thing?!

"a royal love story"