Original, Unique and Inspirational Art Prints, Drawing and Designs by artist Valentina Harper (formerly Valentina Ramos).
I’m a graphic artist living in the Sunshine State.
“Muy Muy Muy Importante” I’m from Venezuela and my mother language is Spanish… SO have patience with the grammar and have fun!
Here you will find a little bit of my happy life, wonderful things that inspired me and of course a lot of my art!
I have been pretty “non festive” lately. I guess is the holidays season and don’t have family around. This is going to be my fifth Christmas here in US and is not getting easy with the time!. Looking back I can honestly said the last Christmas I felt pretty happy was in 2003, maybe because was my first holiday season here, maybe because I just had a new BF and my brother and his girlfriend where living here too.. I don’t know! Honestly these week have been pretty hard! I can’t keep my eyes dry for an hour :S . Is hard, but is life… I guess a lot of people feel this kind of blue during the holidays. It’s ok. Now I’m going the grocery store and buy some Nutella… and pretty sure I’ll feel happy (and fat!) in 2 seconds… I know next year is going to bring a lot of great things… I hope. Have a great weekend :)
I have been working nonstop packing and shipping orders in the last days, and of course that makes me really happy!. Also, I’m spending every single free minute in original art work to make some original presents :) and I *LOVE* that too! This is one of the pieces almost ready to go to her new place ;)
And I have been getting really cool stuff in the mail too… because is almost impossible to don’t buy things to yourself, right??? I bought this magnet here. You really have to go to Kal Barteski blog and shop.. She is AMAIZING. I’m going to buy more magnets and some mini prints before Friday!
I made a trade with Michelle Allen and I got this print yesterday…. Sooo cute! Love it! She is amazing too ;)
Now I have to jump to the kitchen because I decide to prepare a mushroom bisque , because I have been crazy obsess with that lately ;) Have a great night and see you soon!
This year I decide to give just handmade presents ;) I have been buying everything online because is easy and I’m not going to the mall :P I think will be great if I can do some trades too! If you have a etsy shop or a website and want to barter some Holidays gift with me, just send me a comment or email!
I'll back later with some new artwork, but firts I have to fisnih a website :S
When I'm not sure what to draw I just take my watercolor notepad and my pen, no planning, no thinking... You never know which is going to be the result, but usually I *LOVE* the final drawings... like this one:
What a great weekend! I participated in a Paint Out here in Coconut Grove, Fl (where I live). I spent the whole weekend sitting down in one of the streets just drawings and talking with people, was really fun. The most exited part (to me of course) was yesterday because they announced the winners and I got Honorable Mention :). I’m really happy and proud of myself because was the FIRST TIME EVER I do something like that and I got a Mention! I think is really cool. And also now I have to frame it because they are going to show my drawing in a Gallery! My first piece in a Gallery. Yes… I’m really happy! Here my dear “Coconut Palm Tree”
Life have been really crazy these days! I was planning to blog about a couple of things days ago but I still have the house full and not much time to work or just sit down in front of the computer. So, I guess I’m going to tell you the 3 more important things I have in mind: 1.- GIVEAWAY!! Stacy is giving away on of my Owl calendard in her blog. Go there and leave a comment to participate!!
2.- DECEMBER SPECIAL 3.- CROSSING MY FINGERS ;) I wasn’t sure if should talk about this kind of things but I honestly believe you just ask for what to want aloud ;) In that way the Universe can hear you! You know I’m not American right? I have been here for almost 6 years and have been a really good working immigrant. I have been paying my taxes on time. Unfortunately my working visa will expire on September 2010 :) I really cant believe I have a expiration day here but that is the rule. Honestly I don’t want to leave, I want to live here! So… Why I’m crossing my fingers? Because I applied for the Visa Lottery 2010;) and I really want to win that lottery!!! I’m crossing my fingers.
OK. I have to leave now and hopefully I will back soon with new things. See you soon!
WoW! What a crazy Thanksgiving weekend! Things have been pretty busy in this household and looks like this week is going to be busy too because visitors are still on town. Family and friends are always fun.. I just have to find the way to manage work and being a good host. I think I can do that!
Thanks to everyone to play a part in my Giveaway :) I made a little game here at home to pick the winner and after a lot of fun the winner is…
Ehhh CONGRATS Julie!. Now go to my shop and let me know which prints you want (you can pick 2) and send me and email with you mailing address.
I’ll back soon (hopefully later today or tomorrow) with my special offer and newsletter to start the Happy December shopping.