• 03
  • Mar

Book pile for World Book Day <3

It’s world book day today.
These are the books that are hanging around by my bedside table lately.
I might finish one tonight :).

  • 02
  • Mar

Wow, it had been a long while since we’ve had a long weekend walk… more than a year, maybe even two, not counting our camping trips to Laguna Hanson. Those we still do once a year.
cerro bola, valle de las palmas, tijuana. 2016

A couple of weekends ago we went hiking to Cerro Bola, in Valle de las Palmas. Everything was so green and starting to bloom, the weather was perfect, and even though we are so out of shape and didn’t get to the top, we had a great time and a good exercise. We’re going back soon, with a couple of rolls of film, and hopefully we’ll get to the top.

cerro bola, valle de las palmas, tijuana. 2016

cerro bola, valle de las palmas, tijuana. 2016

cerro bola, valle de las palmas, tijuana. 2016

cerro bola, valle de las palmas, tijuana. 2016

cerro bola, valle de las palmas, tijuana. 2016

cerro bola, valle de las palmas, tijuana. 2016

cerro bola, valle de las palmas, tijuana. 2016

  • 24
  • Feb

cerro bola, valle de las palmas, tijuana. 2016
The flowers are starting to bloom. We went hiking last weekend and, because of the recent rains, the hills were green and everything was starting to bloom and show color.
I really missed going for long walks away from the city and the noise. Clear sky, green view, good company.
These yellow pretties are bush poppies.

  • 14
  • Feb

crop of a bigger drawing by me.
Happy [late] Galentine’s day to all the besties out there, and happy Valentine’s to everyone.

  • 11
  • Feb

Don’t know if you know that i love to bake [and eat] bread. A few years ago, I got myself the Bread Baker’s Apprentice book and ever since i’ve been baking my own bread. I now am more confident and experiment a lot more, but every once in a while i get lazy and buy bread or bake a no knead bread which is a basic dough that you really don’t knead and the fermentation’s is quite fast. A friend of mine once shared with me this recipe for a no knead beer bread and it’s one of my favorite bread to make in an afternoon. It has a delicious taste and texture.
bread making.
Today was one of those days that i wanted a loaf of bread bit didn’t want to wait the 2 days of the process, and I took the opportunity to share and teach my son to make this easy yummy bread. So, he was actually in charge of 80% of the making-of-the-bread process. Not so great photos but it’s night and i couldn’t wait :D

bread making.

bread making.
Go make this bread, it’s awesome.

  • 28
  • Jan

color.
I’ve been more on instagram and twitter than here, and that’s ok. I want to get back to regular posting and sharing because i do love making a record here of my work and life.

  • 28
  • Nov

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Today is Small Business Saturday and i’m having a sale in my etsy shop, not just today but all weekend ending on Cyber Monday, because long weekends are da best! 30% off all items.
Hope everyone’s having a great day.

  • 13
  • Oct

oh land.

I hadn’t been to a concert in a long while… since [i don’t remember when] little dragon, so last month, surfin’ instagram I saw that Oh Land, who’s music i’ve been obsessed with the last few years, was in Portland playing a show, I immediately searched for their tour and to my wonderful surprise they we playing San Diego that same week. I got my ticket that same day.
It was such a great great great show!! Small venue, like 100 people max, great sound, great setlist, I went alone so i couldn’t share it with anyone but i still enjoyed it so much.

  • 10
  • Oct

I am very excited to share that this year my friend Fax, a.k.a. Rubén A. Tamayo, released his latest album “Constellation“, and I got to make a special piece for the cover artwork!!!!! :D :D

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Not only is the album amazing, the concept he had in mind while working on it and recording the tracks is so in tune (pun intended haha) with the concept of my latest project “Diagram” that it was a perfect match. I am so proud to be part of this. Here’s the album, take a listen and you’ll love it. It’s been on repeat in my home lately.

  • 21
  • Aug

Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857

Like I mentioned last post, we went to the mountains this past weekend to camp, hike and watch the perseids meteor shower. It had been two years since we last went to the sierra, to the Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857, to be precise, and because it was a last minute decision, we enjoyed it even more. We left thursday and came back to Tijuana saturday. It’s not a long drive from Tijuana, around 3 to 4 hours depending on how many stops you make. And while we’re talking about stops, i do recommend one stop to buy local “Real del Castillo” cheese at a shop by the side of the road, about 20 minutes from Ensenada, it’s called Abarrotes el Crucero. Once we arrived, we set up camp and made hot soup for dinner. Before we left Tijuana, Ulises called the park to see how the weather was and the ranger said it was very nice, hot but not too hot, and sweater weather at night. Yeeaaaahh.. it was colder than that at night and i think, suspected, because of recent rains. We stayed up late and watched the meteor shower. I think it’s been one of the most active showers i’ve seen in years and I’m sure it was because we were in the middle of the mountains. That night i did feel cold when we went to bed, goo thing i took more blankets than what Ulises said would be sufficient.

Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857
wild flowers.

Next morning we made pancakes for breakfast and waited the heat out. It was hot hot hot!! The little one got impatient waiting because he really wanted to see if the lake had any water, but judging from what we could see from out camping site, it appeared to be dry. Did a little hiking, some reading (finished Stardust by Neil Gaiman:) and did some exploring around the shade. At around noon, we started to see lightning and hear thunder across where the lake is, and over the mountains. A big storm appeared to be moving north, just west from the Lake camping sites. We really really thought, by how we saw the wind moving, that the storm would pass just west of us… riiiight. We went up hiking Hanson Peak and right when we were near the top, we stopped to see the view and I saw the rain coming our way. We headed down as fast [and safely] as we could but the rain caught up with us and we ended stranded in a small cover. We had to waited out because there was no way we could walk to where we camped, about 20 minuted away and not be completely and utterly soaked and covered in mud. After about 20 minuted of intense rain, 10 more of light rain, we started walking back. No photos of the rain because our phones and camera was packed in a ziplock bag, at least we were prepared.

Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857
Hiking up the mountain, just before the storm fell on us.Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857
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The rest of the day was great. Not saying that the thunder storm wasn’t great, it was, it was beautiful, just that getting soaked like that wasn’t as fun hehehe. We did make a couple of doggie friends on our walk back to camp (no photo of them either). By nighttime, the sky was clear. The meteor shower still pretty active.

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The next day was our time to leave. We took the road at around noon so we could stop as much as we wanted and still arrive home by the afternoon.
I think a month ago, or maybe two, there was a fire near the National Park and it left a lot of the vegetation burnt and a grim landscape. One a positive note, life has started to flourish and bloom in what was left.

I enjoyed the spontaneity of this trip and to have the chance to see the Perseids this year was also a great experience.