Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Friday, November 07, 2008

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008


I recently joined this blog. It's good times and full of super talented people!

Friday, August 15, 2008


Old drawings, but I forgot to mention that I had put them all together like this and made Christmas cards last year.
I'm working on another gift-painting, which should be ready soon.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Birthday presents...

...that gave me much joy last week.

Drawing by Matt Kummer:

Sculpture by Chris Bancroft:

Monday, June 23, 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

I love this stuff

I love the doggy at the end

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Another beautiful weekend

Almaden Lake Park in San Jose

Lindamar Beach in Pacifica


I had an urgent desire to eat chipa last Sunday, and so I pulled out a recipe from the internet and decided to make it. Given the fact that I didn't have the same ingredients as I would back in Paraguay, and that this was my first time making them, they came out really good!

Behold, the ingredients:Before they were put in the oven:And after:
I picked the first one, trembling with excitement:Next time, I need to find a type of cheese with stronger flavor and finer cornmeal (I accidentally bought the medium ground one). Otherwise, it was excellent.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


Except for some minor tweaks here and there, I think I'm done with it.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


Annie saw this drawing and wanted a copy of it, because it reminded her of her many travels. "Why don't I just make you one with you in it?" I suggested. Bad idea. It took me more than a year to finally sit down and do it, but "better late than never", right?

Thursday, February 28, 2008


I've got to give props to Zazzle for the quality of their prints. After finishing Victoria's poster, I sent it to them and got it back a few days later, impressed with how closely they matched the saturation and brightness of the digital painting. And the paper texture is great too.
Excited with this result, I started making another painting; this time for the yet-to-be-born Ignacio.
In other news, I watched Braveheart for the first time last night. It's easily one of the best movies I've ever seen and it left me with an intense urge to purchase a sword.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

"The strange glory of ordinary things"

"But Jenkin seemed to be able to enjoy everything; even ugliness. I learned from him that we should attempt a total surrender to whatever atmosphere was offering itself at the moment; in a squalid town to seek out those very places where its squalor rose to grimness and almost grandeur, on a dismal day to find the most dismal and dripping wood, on a windy day to seek out the windiest ridge. There was no Betjemannic irony about it; only a serious, yet gleeful, determination to rub one's nose in the very quiddity of each thing, to rejoice in its being (so magnificently) what it was."

C.S Lewis in 'Surprised by Joy'.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Victoria's 1st birthday...

...was last week. I will finish this (work-in-progress) painting and send it to her!