Thursday, May 31, 2012

au inspiration cuffs

Art Unraveled 2012 is almost time flies.  I will be teaching a class on Paper Leather and here are some cuffs that will be available for inspiration.  If time permits, we will start a cuff in class, nonetheless, I will walk you through the process.  Paper Leather is great for journal covers, wall hangings, and purses. These items will also be available in class to inspire you.

Hope to see you in class 
and on vendor day.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

reliquario necklace

I finally finished some necklaces.  In the last three months while my brother was hospitalized, I would come home exhausted but could not sleep.  I found a thrift store garment that had heart patterns which I cut up and I started filling in the shapes with embroidery.  I randomly added one seed bead at a time, a sort of meditation for me..  I also added a metal reliquia of Saint Margaret and finished the necklace with recycled beads.

Eight days now since by brother passed.  I would like to say thank you to all the wonderful people who sent prayers, cards, and calls. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

midnight rainbow

David Rivero  1942 - 2012

Today I said farewell to my only brother, David Rivero.  David was a singer and songwriter in love with country music.  Not having had one music lesson in his life, he picked up a guitar one day, and just started playing, following the footsteps of our father.  His children now do the same.  He went on to write music, my favorite being "Midnight Rainbow".  That song among many, went to the top of the hit lists in Europe.  His music will live on, being that his songs have been contracted and will be sung by other artists.
He left behind a CD of songs called "Blood Line" in reference to our life journey.  He was honored with an award from the Arizona Writers Association for a song called "The Look", which we will hopefully see on the music charts soon.

I love you "mijo" and I will miss you so much.