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ArtPenelope
Texas
mom-wife-visual artist.
Interests: art, design, family
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Hi people, it's been awhile, I know, and thank you for reading this blog after a year! I needed a break but now I'm back with a new blog, it is in Spanish, so if you are interested in reading it or looking at the illustrations and pictures, you are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2013 at Peppermint Sailor
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Hi people, today I want to talk to you a little bit about this collage. We started it in 2007 while living in Venezuela, as a result of Pedro's personal artwork based in the subject of the Venezuelan beauty pageants which are very popular over there. You can see his... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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Hi, we are back home! here are some pictures of our road trip to Corpus Christi. The first part of our vacations. We really love the ocean that's why we chose to go to that destination. We really enjoyed the weather, the view and the seafood :) La Poppy was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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Hi!! this is a quick post to say hello. We are so happy right now spending time together and relaxing as much as possible. We'll be back to real life tomorrow... so wait to see more pictures about our roadtrip to Corpus Christi and our stay in Down Town San... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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Hello friends! it makes me so happy to have creative and talented guests participating in the blog such as Alejandra, the person behind Reigrüche Studio. She is a Fine Artist, Metalsmith, Designer, cat lover, and a proud owner of a garden snail named Jolene (awesome!) Please, tell us the story... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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Hello guys, this past days I've been thinking about the blog, and how hard are things at the beginning. It's like the Big Bang where everything is taking its place, but it takes a little bit of time and changes along the way to finally settle as it should be.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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Hi, just sharing some iphone pictures of the weekend. I feel so grateful to have these people in my life. <3 Have a great week! Penelope. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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This week I've been showing some of the portraits I've done of women whose styles inspire me from the blogging community. Elsie Larson (blog) Coury Combs (blog), and today I'm posting the portraits of Jill Munro. I love Jill's style, it's so hippie and cute at the same time. This... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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When I saw this beautiful girl from Fancy Treehouse I knew I had to paint her. Her style is so soft and delicate; you can see a lot of pastels, bright light and windy sunny weather in her pictures. So, This is what I came up to using pictures from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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Last Sunday we went to the McNay Art Museum to see the current Andy Warhol exhibition. We really loved the large number of artworks in different medias they have, and especially the contrast between the stereotypical advertising image, which is some kind of "perfection", the glory of famous people, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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Most of you know her, and most of you are also very inspired and influenced by her. She is Elsie Larson from A Beautiful Mess blog. I found Elsie online in 2009 and started to read her blog ever since, she is the typical example of a stranger who changed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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Hello, hello! I just wanted to let you know that we updated the Shop with new paintings, here is a peek... see you there! :) Oh! and before I forget, we also have a huge Wine Charms sale ! <3 Penelope Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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Lately, I've been painting a lot to find the style I want to develop for our Etsy Shop. We already opened it, but with wine charms made by my mom, what we want is to sell our paintings and prints online as well. Everything is a process, and we are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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Apparently I've been a real good girl lately, Pedro surprised me again with other super cool present. Well, let's be honest, I'm not that good, he is the good one here! This time he contacted the people of Dibujo a Domicilio to commission a portrait of my Poppy and me.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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Hello! I'm so happy, last week Pedro surprised me with a new camera to help me get better pictures for the blog, and for the artwork we are making for the Etsy shop. So, this Sunday we went to the park to take some pictures and try the new camera.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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Ok, so I wanted to make a post inspired by Coachella or maybe to post music from a new band, since I always tend to choose the oldies...but today I woke up with the song "Girl, you'll be a woman soon" in my head playing once and again...so I decided... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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We've been big fans of Radiohead, Pulp, Mazzi Star and Madness for a long time. When we saw they were all going to be playing at one concert, we didn't think it twice and bought passes to go to Coachella. There are so many other bands that will play as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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Lately, I've been in an introverted mood, kind of trying to stay away from the computer as much as possible. I felt the urge to start painting again, and I wanted to focus in where that feeling was leading me towards to. It's an experience where I am totally free... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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Another Texan, Rock'n Roll pioneer Buddy Holly, to make you dance all weekend long! Please look at the people on the back... I think they were so square! Have a great weekend! <3 P.S Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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I was at a record store a loooong time ago, and I saw this hippie girl in the cover of an album, something connected me to her and I bought that record, it was Janis Joplin, (I know, maybe I should've known about her at that point, but I didn't)...... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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Hello friends! maybe some of you have wondered why I blog in English instead of in my dominant language, Spanish. Well, as hard as it is for me to do so, I believe that is a real good way to practice it. Since I started blogging I began to read... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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Last year we did a road trip to South Padre Island to take Poppy to the beach for the first time. Although we couldn't get into the ocean, we had a great time watching the dolphins and the beautiful sunsets at the pier. Here is a digital collage I did... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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I LOVE the beach. I wish to have someday a house in front of the sea and go for walks dipping my feet in the water, sit in the sand and watch the sunset feeling the sticky wind in my face. Today, I'm enjoying my Friday listening Dick Dale and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor
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Feb 23, 2012
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Pedro has made ​​drawings of all the stages throughout our relationship together. Here you can see the first drawings and here when we were expecting Poppy. Now I want to show you the drawings when our little daughter was born. From the hospital, to our first Christmas with her, the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2012 at Peppermint Sailor