Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

☆ Childhood Christmas greetings

Catch The Childhood Christmas Excitement and put it in your pocket...
Never let it fade away!

Warmest wishes for a wonderful and healthy year,

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Happy Dreidel

Got some samples of Jeremy's Dreidel
Quick collage with my assistant to celebrate it...Happy Hanukkah! 
And you can find it here 
More images later... 

Friday, November 30, 2012

The Haveagoodweekend post

I saw it written and I saw it say
Pink moon is on it's way

And none of you stand so tall
Pink moon gonna get you all

Nick Drake, Pink Moon

Monday, November 19, 2012

bike blues

 I bought a bike
I used it three times. Pregnancy issues.
Since then I haven't had any justfiveminutes alone to ride...
Still waiting,
blues venting, 
my blue bike.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Let the impossible be with you this weekend...
I dare you to have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

first snow

First snow of the season...
(Still a magic feeling for one coming from
Nosnowhere Land)

Friday, November 09, 2012

half a year

 Marc, half a year!
I cannot believe how healthy we are after that birth.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012


Back from a long trip to the other side -see Europe, see Spain, see Barcelona...-
First, mama sick, second, babies sick. In the meantime, office occupied by wasps...Dozens...gone. I hope.
Oh, and this Chicagoan guy is back too.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Let's Friday

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Oh, Thursday doesn't even start
It's Friday, I'm in love

The Cure

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Buon Ferragosto!
 Roma, oggi, 20 anni fa, io c'ero...


Saturday, August 11, 2012

que te vaya muy bonito

Cerrando la puerta a la semana de Chavela...

cuantas luces dejaste encendidas
yo no se como voy a apagarlas
ojala que te vaya bonito

Y este link a un dibujillo de 2007 -cuando Chavela era una niña...

Friday, August 03, 2012


No hay nostalgia peor que añorar lo que nunca, jamás, sucedió.
"Mándame una postal de San Telmo, adiós, ¡cuídate!"-
Y sonó entre tú y yo el silbato del tren...
Iba cada domingo a tu puesto del Rastro a comprarte
monigotes de miga de pan, caballitos de lata
Con agüita del mar Andaluz quise yo enamorarte,
pero tú no querías otro amor que el del Río de la Plata.

Aquellas banderas de la patria de la primavera,
a decirme que existe el olvido, esta noche han venido.
Te sentaba tan bien, esa boina calada al estilo del "Che".
Buenos Aires es como contabas, hoy fui a pasear,
y al llegar a la Plaza de Mayo me dio por llorar
y me puse a gritar: "¿Dónde estás?"
Y no volví más a tu puesto del Rastro a comprarte
corazones de miga de pan, sombreritos de lata.
Y ya nadie me escribe diciendo:
"No consigo olvidarte, ojalá que estuvieras conmigo en el Río de La Plata"
Joaquín Sabina, Con la frente marchita

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Work in progress... Or not...
It's empty in the valley of your heart
The sun, it rises slowly as you walk
Away from all the fears
And all the faults you've left behind 

The harvest left no food for you to eat
You cannibal, you meat-eater, you see
 But I have seen the same
I know the shame in your defeat

But I will hold on hope
And I won't let you choke
On the noose around your neck

And I'll find strength in pain
 And I will change my ways
I'll know my name as it's called again

Cause I have other things to fill my time
You take what is yours and I'll take mine
Now let me at the truth
Which will refresh my broken mind

So tie me to a post and block my ears
I can see widows and orphans through my tears
I know my call despite my faults
And despite my growing fears

So come out of your cave walking on your hands
And see the world hanging upside down
You can understand dependence
When you know the maker's land

So make your siren's call
And sing all you want
I will not hear what you have to say

Cause I need freedom now
And I need to know how
To live my life as it's meant to be

Mumford & Sons, The cave

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Longing for a COOL rainy day

Friday, July 20, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

2 months

The little one, two months old! I can't believe it...
So far he is the easiest baby on the block...

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

4th of July

-The parade!
Happy holiday!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


- Quiet! (baby sleeping and myself while posting this)
(Spot illustration for Learninga-z.com)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer opening

- Hurry up Snow, Summer is coming!
(Spot illustration for Learninga-z.com)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Today is my birthday... 
I'd swim overseas just to be able to celebrate with my friends.
I need a whale driving license...

Friday, June 15, 2012

Gabrielle's boredom, personal project


True love will find you in the end
You'll find out just who was your friend
Don’t be sad, I know you will,
But don’t give up until
True love finds you in the end.
This is a promise with a catch
Only if you're looking will it find you
‘Cause true love is searching too
But how can it recognize you
Unless you step out into the light?
But don’t give up until
True love finds you in the end.
Daniel Johnston, True love will find you in the end

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Told and Retold

Last week at Told and Retold exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago.
A picture book originals exhibition in a big museum, so glad!
My two year old son had a great time too, specially getting ready for London 2012 ;)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

on mother's day...

Picture at 42 weeks, the day my pregnancy began to fade to welcome little baby Marc on May the 8th. My long 21.5in baby boy!!!
I pushed, I c-section, I ended up with a complicated surgery (@#!!!###!@@@&%)...

Still recovering but so happy, mmm, they smell so sweet, so brand new...
Motherhood is such a gift...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

due date

My due date, yesterday. 
Been there, done that.
Came and went. The waiting(& walking)game.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


'We do not remember days, we remember moments.'
Cesare Pavese

I can't believe he is two years old!! He is so, so big...He is going to be a big brother in 4 weeks!

Monday, March 26, 2012

sthg is going on

Cropped illo from an educational project

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring, enjoy the colors!

It's Spring!
But in the Land of Lincoln is Summer, Summer for a while, today: 30C!!

Thursday, March 08, 2012


She screams in silence
A sullen riot penetrating through her mind
Waiting for a sign
To smash the silence with the brick of self-control

Are you locked up in a world
That's been planned out for you?
Are you feeling like a social tool without a use?
Scream at me until my ears bleed
I'm taking heed just for you

She's figured out
All her doubts were someone else's point of view

Green Day, She

Monday, March 05, 2012

¿Quién fuera?

Estoy buscando una escafandra,

al pie del mar de los delirios.

¿Quién fuera Jacques Custeau?

¿Quién fuera Nemo el capitán?

¿Quién fuera el batiscafo de tu abismo?

¿Quién fuera explorador?

Silvio Rodríguez, Quién fuera

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Words are flowing out like
Endless rain into a paper cup
They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe.
Pools of sorrow waves of joy
Are drifting through my opened mind
Possessing and caressing me.

Jai Guru Deva. Om
Nothing's gonna change my world...

Images of broken light, which
Dance before me like a million eyes,
They call me on and on across the universe.
Thoughts meander like a
Restless wind inside a letter box
They tumble blindly as they make their way across the universe.

Jai Guru Deva. Om
Nothing's gonna change my world...

Sounds of laughter, shades of life
Are ringing through my opened ears
Inciting and inviting me.
Limitless undying love, which
Shines around me like a million suns,
It calls me on and on across the universe

Across the universe, The Beatles

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

She likes puppies!

More pieces from Three Little Dogs, LearningA-Z.

Friday, February 17, 2012

do you like puppies?

- Have a good weekend!
(Illustration from Three little dogs, L
earningA-Z publishers, for young readers)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's day

- Have a lovely day :)

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Happy 2012...

Wow, it's February! This blog has been frozen...Busy-busy time...
Finally Mr.Winter came, but this week it is giving us a warm break...