the week in photos…

signing and varnishing my mini ornaments before sending to their new homes...

signing and varnishing my mini ornaments before sending to their new homes…

ready to kick things up a notch! ordered Artful Blogging by Stampington & Company...

ready to kick things up a notch! ordered Artful Blogging by Stampington & Company…

beautiful sky, November 2014.

beautiful sky, November 2014.

"El Corazon" nicho ornament, $12 in my Etsy shop. www.susiecarranzastudio.etsy.com

“El Corazon” nicho ornament, $12 in my Etsy shop.
www.susiecarranzastudio.etsy.com

doing some hand stitching while watching Gone With the Wind...

doing some hand stitching while watching Gone With the Wind…

autumn in California: colorful leaves, 80 degree weather...

autumn in California: colorful leaves, 80 degree weather…

scent of blooming jasmine is here...

scent of blooming jasmine is here…

WIP: hand stitched skull fabric ornaments (thanks JoAnns for extra fabric!)

WIP: hand stitched skull fabric ornaments (thanks JoAnns for extra fabric!)

’til next time…

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…

LOTS of new items added to my Etsy supply shop…!

as an artist who likes to try out any creative medium i can get my hands on, i have lots of art & craft supplies. LOTS. so i opened a second Etsy shop (Susie’s This & That) to destash these extra supplies. i’ve used several of these items in my mixed media and assemblage art pieces – the miniatures especially are perfect for Dia de los Muertos shrines, altars, and art pieces.

the shop (which i opened in february of 2012) has really taken off! it keeps me busy; i wish my Etsy art shop and our website were as busy, but i’m grateful for any and all sales coming in…

here are some of the items from my supply shop. several i just added over the weekend – some of which have already SOLD OUT! πŸ™‚

variety of heart milagros from Mexico...

variety of heart milagros from Mexico…

miniature bottles...

miniature bottles…

miniature clay moons (imported from Mexico)...

miniature clay moons (imported from Mexico)…

gorgeously detailed clay suns (SOLD OUT!)...

gorgeously detailed clay suns (SOLD OUT!)…

star milagros from Mexico...

star milagros from Mexico…

gorgeous Virgen de Guadalupe clay tiles (from Mexico)...

gorgeous Virgen de Guadalupe clay tiles (from Mexico)…

FIMO clay...

FIMO clay…

set of 12: miniature food & drink items...

set of 12: miniature food & drink items…

a set of miniature paper roses (more sizes & colors in shop)...

a set of miniature paper roses (more sizes & colors in shop)…

miniature clay skulls...

miniature clay skulls…

sugar skull puzzle cubes...

sugar skull puzzle cubes…

hand milagros (or charms), imported from Mexico...

hand milagros (or charms), imported from Mexico…

black floral Raschel stretch lace trim...

black floral Raschel stretch lace trim…

miniature wood guitars...

miniature wood guitars…

there are SO many more items in my supply shop, you’ll just have to go see for yourselves!

’til next time…