17/09/2018 UPDATE: Life is FAB! I've got a permanent job in Sunny Barcelona. I've been here 5 years and now I can finally say that I've settled down. I love my office job, my friends, my cat, my flat. SOOOO now I am going develop all my energy into developing my art and illustration career. PLEASE COME AND VISIT MY BLOG AND INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT!
27/10/2013 UPDATE: The painters are finally done. Now I need to unpack and settle down for a couple of years... at least!
29/09/2013 UPDATE: The movers are coming!!!!! As of October 1st, I'll have a new address, this time in Barcelona. I have changed it already in my profile, so it should be good.
31/07/2013 UPDATE: I'm back from Barcelona. If you have not been rated by me, please PM me. I have rated and sent everything that I had to rate or send. Happy Summer!!!!!
28/06/2013 UPDATE: I'm leaving for Barcelona tomorrow for another training. I have nothing pending to post or to rate. Have a nice month of July swappers!!!!!!
28/05/2013 UPDATE: I am back from Spain. All of the swaps that I had waiting for me have been rated.
06/04/2013 UPDATE: I am off to Barcelona for a teacher's training course. I will be away until May 20th. There are still a couple of swaps that I am involved with, that I will carry out even if I am away from home. EVERYTHING I HAVE RECEIVED HAS RECEIVED A RATING. If I haven't rated you it is because I have not received your swap yet...
06/04/2013/Today was the last day I will be able to see my mail until May 20th, so be patient and I will rate you when I will be back. If one of my swaps doesn't reach you, PM and I will sort it out when I am back. HAPPY SPRING! HAPPY SWAPPING!
ATTENTION! If you have a problem with one of my swaps, please PM me before posting the rating and I'll be glad to resend the swap.
ONE REQUEST: Please rate me when you receive the swap.
I am having to track down people from a Christmas swap (we are now in February 2013) because they have not rated me and I cannot know if they got their cards or not). I rate the same day that I receive the swaps. Please, please don't forget to rate.
I am a graphic artist and I would love to also be an illustrator for children's books. I have a BFA in Visual Design and an MA in Art History both from the University of Oregon. I show my work in different venues around France.I love cinema, traveling, meeting new people, doing Scottish dancing, acting, drawing, reading and listening to audiobooks. I trilingual spanish-english-french but I much rather speak english than french.I'm currently working as a language instructor here in France.
Pride and Prejudice, Weathering Heights, Les Miserables. Books by Marc Levy, Catherine Pancol, Douglas Kennedy, Guillaume Musso, Mary Doria Russell, Sophie Kinsella, Anita Shreve, Anne Tyler, Julia Navarro, Arturo Perez Reverte and Mario Vargas Llosa. Ah yes!... and most of the comedies by William Shakespeare.
Currently an avid follower of TONS of shows on netflix: Bodyguard, Unforgotten, Younger, Sharp objects. Basically quality television! :-)
When I was 15 years old, I had over 100 pen-pals, after my name appeared in American TigerBeat pen-pal page...
I just adore cats! but my last kitty died this January 2012 so I don't want to have another cat right now... UPDATE: I went back home to Mexico and brought back one of my mom's cats (the one no one wanted to adopt and the one I did not want to put to sleep). Her name is Nina she will be 11 and she is adapting (sort of) to living in France!
I collect bookmarks, fridge magnets, mugs, pins
My favorite colors are green and blue. SPECIALLY: Teal, turquoise, blue canard... ANYTHING TEAL for sure will make the happiest bluegirl in the land!!!!
artworks by Degas, Magritte, Matisse, Chagall and Frida Kahlo. Photos of Colin Firth and Aidan Quinn. Almost anything British (specially if the Union Jack is on it). British humor and TV shows. Art History, Art supplies, Tequila (shots and margaritas glasses), Nice postcards Bookmarks (any kind), movie soundtracks, theater programs.
Walt Disney stuff, religious stuff, gothic stuff, Hello Kitty, Manga, cartoon characters Santa Claus, neon colors, rock/metallica/country music brown and muted colors (such as black, beige, grey etc)
-I'm looking for a pale blue metal kettle, the old fashioned kind (even if its second hand, as I cannot find those in Europeâ€¦ you know the kind that whistlesâ€¦
-Also a set of cup and saucer in medium to light blue
-Blue/teal cushion covers,
-some teal/blue decorations for my flat.
-Anything blue (not navy blue) or turquoise (This can be eye shadows, a headband, a pen, kitchen stuff, a scarf).
-If you are sending me something from the Netherlands, I'd love a small/tiny pair of wooden shoes.
-A small flag of your country
-Anything with the Union Jack flag or stuff that might have the Queen Elizabeth on it. Specially Young Elizabeth.
-Anything Audrey Hepburn
-Children's books illustrated. My favorite fairytales include: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and the Princess and the pea.
-Anything related to Downton Abbey
-Big dangling earrings
-a small ceramic bowl or cup (blue of course)
-Blue or blue patterned washi tape
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