#ShopSmall this holiday season!

This holiday season, don’t forget to support local and small businesses! #ShopSmall Saturday is November 25, 2017 – forget the crazy crowds, mass-produced items, and give unique, handmade gifts. I have some new items to my Etsy art shop and will continue … Continue reading


fall/winter 2015…

my parents' beautiful nativity set - susie carranza studio

Happy New Year! Hopefully 2016 finds you ready and hopeful for lots of awesome opportunities and adventures. As for me, this is the year I vow to focus more on my art as a business – and to me, that … Continue reading


Christmas 2014…

No matter who you are,

no matter where you are,

I hope your holiday season is one

filled with love, peace, and hope.

2015 is coming – may it be awesome for all of us!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!


my new 2014 ornaments!

here are all of my new miniature, wood nicho ornaments! no two alike, $12 each.

most of them are listed in my Etsy art shop, except for the two Frida ones, you can find those at our website www.ArtedeNuestroCorazon.com

if you see any you like, act fast! again, no two alike, and I won’t be making any more…

’til next time…

one-of-a-kind wood nicho ornaments, $12 each. ©susie carranza studio

one-of-a-kind wood nicho ornaments, $12 each. ©susie carranza studio


what i’ve been up to…

it’s been a while since i’ve blogged…

every time i tell myself i’m going to blog consistently – life happens.

the end of october brought with it the first anniversary of losing my sister patty

then, on november 2nd, my mother unexpectedly lost her sister, josefina (my Tia Chepa). once again, we were faced with the loss of a loved one right before the holiday season.

i won’t go into emotions right now…i’m just dealing with making sure my mom’s okay and that she not get ill, as she did when we lost my sister. she’s still recuperating from that…

i’m just getting back to work again. on a personal level, i am not thinking of celebrating holidays right now. from a business level – life goes on…shops remain open…

this past week or so i’ve been working on Christmas ornaments. i just listed some to our website – i’d love for you to check them out!

wood ornaments by Susie Carranza for www.ArtedeNuestroCorazon.com

wood ornaments by Susie Carranza for http://www.ArtedeNuestroCorazon.com

pot of marigolds with mini serape & heart milagro...

ornament: pot of marigolds with mini serape & heart milagro…

ornament: Frida with El Venado Loteria card...

ornament: Frida with El Venado Loteria card…

ornament: large orange rose with miniature clay pottery...

ornament: large orange rose with miniature clay pottery…

ornament: Frida with wing milagros & flowers...

ornament: Frida with wing milagros & flowers…

for these and lots of other handmade art pieces, please go to http://www.ArtedeNuestroCorazon.com

i’ll also be adding new items to my Etsy art shop and Etsy supply shop in the next few weeks. please support the handmade community and original artists this holiday season! ❤️

(i bought the raw handmade wood ornaments i used here from Terramaya on Etsy – make sure to check out her shop!)

’til next time…


happy holidays…

can you believe Christmas Eve is here?!

December ends with me trying to do more painting…

purple, red, gold canvas WIP/instagram pic

excited about the reaction to my hand painted wood ornaments & seeing the last of my hand stitched ornaments sold (as seen on the beautiful Christmas tree from Frozen Ropes Sports Training Facility in Glendora where several of my ornaments hang) …

Frozen Ropes Christmas tree/my ornaments/Instagram pic

and  hoping for a peaceful, no-drama Christmas Eve with my familia.


I want to wish everyone a merry Christmas. 2013 was rough & I’m happy to see it end. hoping 2014 brings lots of love, laughter, and dreams finally coming true…♥

(the beautiful angel figurine in photo is from my mother’s Nativity scene.)


black friday sale in my Etsy shop – all weekend!

why deal with crazy crowds and crazy people – shop online!

get 25% off my Etsy art shop THIS WEEKEND!!! use coupon code BLKFRIDAY25 at checkout to save. my way of saying “thank you!!!” to all of you for being here.
and please – feel free to share – i’d appreciate it! ♥



merry christmas…


just wanted to pop in and wish you a very merry christmas…

it’s still busy around here:  we’ve been busy packing up all our belongings into a storage unit near what will be our new home.  it’s been lots of work, but we’re blessed with family and friends who were willing and able to help any way they could.  hopefully we’ll start the new year in our new  place.

again, merry christmas to all of you.  may the new year bring all of us much love, laughter, and exciting new possibilities…

♥ – susie


holiday cards are here – and on SALE!

been busy adding items to my Etsy art shop, including sets of my holiday cards, now on SALE!  i like my cards simple, as shown by my designs here.  one set features a silhouette of a tree, decorated with red round ornaments.  the message is clear and simple: “merry christmas”.  the other set of cards features a drawing of a dove, carrying a red flower in its beak and wearing a garland around its neck.  again, a simple but clear message to share during the holidays: “peace”.  cards are black inside so you can include your own personal message.

these cards sell at events for $4.00 each.  right now in my Etsy shop i have them in sets of 5 for $10 – that’s only $2 each!

while you’re there, please check out all my other listings – original artwork, stationery items, hand stitched ornaments, hand painted wood and tin items, and much more!

Etsy art shop – http://www.etsy.com/shop/asucarr