I am a graphic artist/aspiring t-shirt designer, illustrator, handmade artisan, and amateur photographer in my late 20's. I'm a Spanish-born-English-learned, tropical-blooded, island born-and-raised girl from Puerto Rico currently living in the San Francisco Bay area. I can sometimes be little too silly and sometimes a little too serious, but I try to never take myself too seriously. Been doing something artsy as of the past 15 years.
I post my art, designs, and handmade jewelry, as well as cute things, funny things, tutorials, how-tos, thoughts on life, health, style, and social issues. Also feature work by other artists and people that I found worth sharing.
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My fiance and I were visit his family for Christmas, until a blizzard blew in and now we’re here until New Year’s Eve. This trip is my first time seeing and experiencing snow, and so far I am enjoying it, though I will admit it’s freezing cold and I ended up having to buy proper winter clothes.
You were cold as the blood through your bones And the light which led us from our chosen homes Oh, I was lost So now I sleep Sleep the hours that I can’t weep And all I knew was steeped in blackened holes Oh, I was lost
Keep the earth below my feet For all my sweat, my blood runs weak Let me learn from where I have been Keep my eyes to serve My hands to learn
“When you buy from an independent artist you are buying more then just a painting or a novel or a song. You are buying hundreds of hours of experimentation and thousands of failures. You are buying days, week, months, years of frustration and moments of pure joy. You are buying nights of worry about paying the rent, having enough money to eat, having enough money to feed the children, the birds, the dog. You aren’t just buying a thing, you are buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a private moment in someone’s life. Most importantly, you are buying that artist more time to do something they are truly passionate about; something that makes all of the above worth the fear and the doubt; something that puts the life into living.”
1Kitai is a lovely handmade shop on Etsy by an even lovelier gal! She is currently hoping to sell a few of her items to help pay some ER and hospital bills. In her own words:
1Kitai, the name means ‘1 hope.’ I started out making costumes for people in 2004, and opened my online business making them in 2007 . From there my interested have expanded to what you see today, a mixture of American traditional items and Japanese inspired pieces. I love seeing just what I can make, surprising myself and everyone that knows me. Take a look, you never know just what I’ll come up with.
She has some gorgeous items up for sale! I really like these super cute and equally beautiful lucky cat earrings.
1Kitai has a lot of beautiful, handmade items, please give them a browse! You might just find that one special gift you were looking for, or that one item you must have. As well, it’ll be going towards a good cause, helping good folk out is always a plus! All items are custom made to order, so you even have the chance to request something that will be truly unique and special.
“When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton…Bilbo and Frodo happened to have the same birthday, September 22nd. You had better come and live here, Frodo my lad, said Bilbo one day; and then we can celebrate our birthday-parties comfortably together.”
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