Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Love Blossoms new necklace.

I have been busy these last weeks in my studio preparing new jewelry and paintings. But I always follow all your blogs!!

Here are some of the new things...

A new Edurne necklace soon in my Etsy store.

My new painting, not finished yet. I still have a lot of work to do.



Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Little Bookmark

I just added to my shop this little bookmark with a print of my painting "Love Blossoms". I love bookmarks, books, and libraries (guess what? I'm a librarian!!). The back has an original illustration using watercolor pencils and archival ink and is signed by me. I added a silver plated chain, a dragonfly, and a beautiful glass flower.

I hope you like it...

Blessings and Love,


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Dare To Dream...

Discover the possibilities... Dare to Dream!!!

I got inspired and painted this cute little fairy with acrylic paints on a canvas. She will be soon on my etsy shop.

I hope you all had a great weekend!!


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Twety five years after...

I met this wonderful man 25 years ago. Today we are celebrating this important date. These have been 25 years of love, friendship, and a lot of good things. Raúl, I LOVE YOU!!!



Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Something New

New in my Etsy Shop!!

Hello, Hello... I have added some new jewelry to my shop...

Art Pendant Necklace with a print of my painting "Fill Your Home With Love".

Heart art pendant with a print of my painting "Believe in your Dreams".

These are some of my new pendants...

Love Blossoms greeting card, added to my shop. It is made
using a high quality print from my original painting.

This is a handmade little bookmark made using a high quality print of my original painting "Believe in your Dreams". The back has an original illustration made with watercolor pencils and archival ink and is signed by me, Doris.

I hope you like them!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009


I have been neglecting my poor blog and my Etsy shop for about two months but I have good reasons: vacation... new studio... new academic year... But I am back and with renovated energies!!!

First, I want to show you this beautiful print "Grow" (isn't it cute?) from great artist Lisa Lectura. I ordered this print last July and now is ready to be hanged in my new studio.

Lisa Lectura is a self-taught artist that has always enjoyed making some type of arts and crafts projects since she was a little girl. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. You can visit her Etsy shop here and her Ebay listings to see more of her sensational art.

The words in the print say: "Give yourself room to learn and grow". I know that I need to learn and grow and this wonderful print in my studio will help me. This cute Fairy will be my inspiration. Thank you Lisa for your art. I always follow your blog. You can visit her at:

I have been away for two months but I continuously follow all your blogs, I enjoy them very much and learn. You all make my days with your comments and your arts.

Second, I will be updating my Esy shop during this week (at last!) so, please visit me soon.

Blessings and Love,


Monday, July 6, 2009

My Best Creation... And 2009 Aibonito Flower Festival

We are so proud of our son Rauli. He graduated with high honors (Magna Cum Laude) BA from the School of Architecture (University of Puerto Rico). He is my best and most beautiful creation!! We, the proud parents, were part of the Faculty procession in the graduation and participated with our son in the ceremony. Here is a picture of the three of us at the end of the graduation.

And then, last week we went to the Aibonito Flower Festival. Every year the town of Aibonito hosts the largest flower show on the Island. It features flower and plant displays, entertainment, music, food and the most important thing - the plant sale!! We saw so many beautiful flowers. Here is a sample of some of the exhibitions. Enjoy!

Flowers and Fountains


Another fountain with Bromelias (my favorites)

Husband Raúl

I love this Festival!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I was very anxious waiting for these beauties and finally here they are!! Two gorgeous art prints from wonderful artist Julie (The Ruby Nest).

A Bird in the Hand

This is a print from one of Julie´s original paintings made with acrylics, charcoal, and antique stain. It was printed on a professional soft photo paper that accents the beautiful colors.

Julie is a full time mom with a full time job that still has time to create beautiful art and besides that, she says that she has an even worse full time animal addiction!!! Julie became addicted to art when she realized that art itself is her "muse".

Princess Fauna of the Finches

This second print, "Princess Fauna of the Finches" is a beautiful representation of Julie's love for animals. She painted it for a give-away that she had on her blog to celebrate her 100 followers, and Julie was so kind and generous that she send me one of the prints just for posting about that give-away here in my blog. I'm very honored and thrilled to be the owner of these beautiful pieces of art.

Please, visit Julie at her blog here and at her Etsy shop here
and enjoy her sweet, delicate and beautiful art.

Monday, June 15, 2009


I have always believed that yellow is a happy color! And I have a different feeling for each different color: pink is sweet and love, green is healing, violet is mystic, red is life and passion... I always design my jewelry following that color feeling. These yellow glass flowers are all happiness and will be in my Etsy shop soon.

And this little lady here doesn't look very happy but she is courious about the big yellow butterfly and the strange flowers. She is Gala and is my new painting. Gala is all love (named after my favorite pet). I take good care of her and she knows that love blossoms...

Monday, June 8, 2009


I am so lucky that I found this wonderful Etsy Shop with incredible art. She is Flor and her shop is Flor Larios Art. Flor is a self-taught Latin American artist that lives in the US since 1980. She creates beautiful art with angels, fairies, butterflies, and ladybugs.

Flor is having a Big Sale in her shop during this week and you can buy one of her prints for only $5.00!!

I bought this beautiful print, In Heaven With My Dog, that is a reproduction of one of her originals. It is printed professionally on a high quality Epson matte paper.

Frida Kahlo is also Flor's inspiration and she has gorgeous Frida's prints like the one I bought "Frida Kahlo With Parrot".

Flor sells wearable art too, that is not on sale right know but I couldn't resist and bought this beautiful hand-made wood pendant, "Angel of Tenderness". It measures 2x1 inches long and has a beautiful antique crackle finish.

If you want more information about Flor and her art you can visit her Etsy shop here and her Blog here. And you will now why Flor Larios Art is also one of my inspirations.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Preparing for the Etsy Shop Update!

I thought you may want to peek at some of my new jewelry that will be in my Etsy shop by the end of June.

As I wanted to find a way of wearing my illustrations I made pendants, necklace, and brooches with some of them. I'm not a professional illustrator but they all look very sweet anyhow!

Have a nice week!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Ruby Nest Give Away

Friend Julie from The Ruby Nest is having a give - away to celebrate 100 followers. She is giving away this beautiful painting "Princess Fauna of the Finches". This is a very special bird with beautiful feathers and a crown. Please visit her blog to participate and to enjoy all her fabulous art.

You can visit Julie at her Etsy Shop to see more of her art.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Meet Sabina

I am always looking for new ways of expressions and I found plastic and visual arts since I was a little girl. I like book illustration, painting, and ceramic. I studied drawing and painting at the University of Puerto Rico with well known book illustrator Walter Torres but I consider myself a self-taugtht.

Here is my mixed media art illustration Sabina. Art is part of my daily life and I have integrated it into my jewelry. Sabina belongs to the Naive Art style that is characterized by a child like simplicity. This style is very fresh and employs bright colors and a strong-rhythmic design.

Mixed media is a technique involving the use of two or more artistic media such as ink, water color, acrylic paint, paper, fabric, and other related media. In the case of Sabina I'm using acrylic paint, archival ink, and an antique music sheet. I made the wings with part of a 1904 musical score!

Please, stay tuned because Sabina is going to be in one of my art pendants pretty soon. Art prints of Sabina are going to be in my Etsy shop too. My shop update is going to be next June.

Have a nice day!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Green Flower Necklace

I really love flowers! In Puerto Rico it is always Spring time. We have flowers all around. I created my line of Corsage Necklaces inspired by all these beautiful flowers. Here is my green flower corsage necklace that will be on my Etsy Shop soon.

I have been working with some illustrations and mixed media art lately and I'm mixing them with my jewelry. You will see that on my Etsy shop too.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Paper Beads and Art Pendants

I few months ago I found this wonderful shop at Etsy that sells paper beads. The owner is friend Karen and her shop is RunswithScissors. She also sells beautiful custom map bracelets. Please take a look at her shop and at her blog where she recently shows two of my new necklaces using green dots paper beads from her shop. I already sold those necklaces in my last show but, there will be new designs with paper beads at my etsy shop soon. Paper beads are beautiful and ecofriendly.

With these necklaces I began my art print pendant collection.

The first necklace has a gorgeous antique illustration of a dancing goddess with rich orange tonalities. This illustration was printed on high quality artistic photo paper, set in an antique bronze filigree cameo, and it is protected with layers of artists' varnish gloss that is non yellowing.

I'm very happy and proud to show you my next necklace that was made with paper and seed beads and it has one of my own illustrations "Musical Girl".

The technique used for the pendant is the same as the one that I used with the first necklace, the only difference is that the illustration is a print of my mixed media illustration. I hope you like it cause I'll be making more pendants with some of my illustrations. Photos are not too good, just wanted to give and idea.

Thursday, April 30, 2009


Today is my son's birthday. I feel so happy to share with you some pictures and will try to upload in my next post a Photo DVD that I made five years ago on his 18th birthday. Today he is 23 and I'm so proud of him. He is finishing his BA in Architecture and has been accepted in Graduate School. He's a handsome, intelligent, and lovely young man! (I´m his mother, of course, but you can judge for yourself!!!).

Here are some words that I want to tell him:

En la Universidad

Carta a mi Hijo

Querido Hijo,

Hoy es tu cumpleaños y como todos los años en esta fecha vienen a mi memoria tantos lindos recuerdos, tantos momentos significativos, tanta felicidad... Recuerdo, igual que tu, cuando nos escogiste para ser tus padres, cuando te sentí por primera vez, cuando me comunicaste quién eras. En mis recurrentes sueños de luces, colores, fantasías y estrellas, mientras te acurrucabas dentro de mi vientre, presagiabas tu mundo y toda nuestra felicidad. En el momento en que llegaste, después de una dulce espera de nueve meses, todo mi mundo se transformó. Me sentí envuelta en una inmensa burbuja donde solamente nos encontrábamos tu y yo. Fue un momento sublime y único.

Luego, verte crecer y desarrollar tanta sensibilidad, llevarte junto a tu padre a la escuela, el parque, los museos, a ver el mar, pasar largas horas leyendo y ver como te ibas convirtiendo en un ser tan especial nos hizo y hace sentir como los padres más dichosos del mundo. No lo decimos nosotros tus padres solamente, sino que todos tus maestro y maestras, todos tus profesores y todo el que te conoce resalta tu inmensa sensibilidad y dulzura que unida a tu inteligencia te han llevado a cosechar tantos triunfos y éxitos. Eres un joven, un hijo, un sobrino, nieto, amigo y estudiante especial.

Hoy, celebramos tu cumpleaños y estaremos como siempre contigo. Te doy las gracias por escogerme como mamá, por todo el amor y felicidad que me das. Te deseo que continúes esparciendo tu Luz, tu Cristal y que ese afán de construir y diseñar un mundo más bello y mejor te sea recompensado de la manera que mereces.

Te deseamos que continues con la música, el arte y tu apasionada arquitectura...
Te deseamos un Feliz Cumpleaños,
Con todo mi Amor,


Con Violeta de la Mata, Rosita Casanova (sus profesoras de piano) y Antonio Martorell

En Cambride, Harvard Square y en Boston

Happy Bithday Luis Raúl!!!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Successful Jewelry Show...

I just wanted to share with you some pictures of the last jewelry show that I participated. It took place at Adelita Rosa's house in Dorado PR and was fantastic!! It was fabulous to see people's reactions to my jewelry and of course, to Adelita's jewelry. Adelita's creations (Yari D'Atabex) are my inspiration.

These are some of Adelita's creations

Freshwater pearls, Mother of pearls, and Sea shells
Yari D'Atabex

Sea shell, Amber, and Coral pendant
Yari D'Atabex

Glass pearls, Swarovski crystal, Filigree water lily, Fabric flower
Doris Rivera Designs

Adelita will soon open her Etsy Shop. I will be adding new designs to my Etsy shop today and tomorrow.