Thursday, July 30, 2009

SQUINT to see more colour!

Perfect yellow mirror to frame my bright reflection

Patchwork cabinet to house my black and white socks

Egg chair like I've never seen it before....

This bed to compliment my colourful dreams!

I found this London based company called Squint by exploring the internet one night & I could not believe my eyes....amazingly funky, unique, strong, confidently beautiful upholstered furniture that made me happy just to know that it existed.

My favourite range is called 'Bespoke'... I love how each piece is differenent and it incorporates a mix of bright contemporary & vintage fabrics & is meticulously made to order by English craftmanship.

Squint sells through Squint, Harrods, Liberty, Designers Guild, Lane Crawford, J Roaman, Barneys New York, Off The Peg & ships internationally....if you are anywhere near these stores do yourselves a favour & check it out, if not check out their site & don't forget Squint ships internationally (I hope my husband is reading this!)

x Ave Maria

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Illustration love

As a kid in El Salvador, I discovered a brilliant book that shaped the way I illustrated & now becoming a mother has given me the best subject matter to draw, hence my uncontrollable gravitation towards illustrating girls & birds (which I will be proudly sharing with you in a kids' range to be released in September).
Allegra is now 22 cheeky months & everyday she gives me a reason to illustrate a million books to document her sweet way of showing affection,
her ability to make us laugh uncontrollably,
her funny language & mannerisms,
her gentle love for animals & anything small,
her natural interest in colours & her beat to music.

Ave Handmade Kids' printed t-shirts, singlets, colouring books, wall art & jersey blankets will be available September - stay tunned!

x Ave Maria
PS. I have a feeling that the book is at my mum's house I will find it....!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Viva la Vida

I am honouring the woman who enters my dreams, who lives in my blood flow & who influences my colourful creations....Frida Kahlo.
A Mexican native, her paintings & life was a tragic weave of passion for her culture, desire for a normal & painless life & love for her famous painter husband, Diego Rivera.
I have grown up with a lot of strong, beautiful & admirable women & I am happy to add Frida to the list, even though personally I did not know her...I have a relationship with her.
The only way I can express the way I feel is by letting my hands do it...I am working on some pieces which will be displayed at exhibition later in the year.

Interested? keep reading my blog to know where and when.

x Ave Maria

Monday, July 27, 2009

Travel = Inspiration

Unintentional beauty. Unconditional Design. Undescribable Texture. Unbearable Inspiration. Untouched Spontaneity. Unforgettable Culture. Unbreakable Connection. Unfound Colour.

x Ave Maria

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Here I am!

I have been wanting to share my creative journey with you for a very long time...and now I'm ready.

I hope you enjoy my inspirational images and posts.

x Ave Maria

PS. "I make stuff because I get sad if I don't" Mr Will 'Fancy Pants' Bryant of my inspirational illustrators)