The Blues are Brewin’ – Closing the shop and a few pieces for the road.

I will be closing my Etsy shop on November 25th.

I am still not sure when I will open again, as it has been the case in the past I need a break..

These random breaks are usually  from one to three months are to re-think my business and I guess we do need time to stop-rest-think, then make.

What about Christmas?

I am having a sale until I close in the shop which has been wonderful so far, I am going to Costa Rica for almost a month to spend time with my family and with a suitcase filled with jewelry to sell on the road..

I am happy and excited about next year, I need the rest and I need the time, yet I can tell you I am looking forward to the future..

Oh, and for some reason.. I am on a blue hues roll…


Persona- Carl Jung

“The persona is a mask for the collective psyche. A mask that pretends individuality so that both the self and others believe in that identity although it is really no more than a well played role in which the collective psyche is expressed.

It is a complicated system which mediates between individual consciousness and social community.

IT is a compromise between the individual and society as to what a man is supposed to be.

A theater made to make a certain impression on others and to hide part of the nature of the individual.”

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“The persona can be understood as the personality we choose over the personality with which we are born. The persona is an expression not necessarily of our true selves, but of our egos: how we wish to see ourselves and for others to see us, as opposed to who we truly and wholly are. As Jung pointed out, to have a persona is not the problem. We all need a persona, as we all need an ego. But the trouble begins when we become overidentified with the persona or ego, believing that these artificial creations totally define our identity.”

Robert Ebendorf

Robert  Ebendorf is known internationally for his use of unusual materials such as found objects, industrial products, and paper in his work, and his willingness to share his techniques and ideas with students.

He is credited with helping to shape the craft movement since the 1960’s.

I recently found  a transcript of an interview with Robert Ebendorf on 2004 for the American Art, Smithsonian Institution it  is a very inspiring read, to understand his thoughts, you can find it here.

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You can see more of his work over here

Thomas Merton.

“Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in the right way, I will already have surpassed myself”.


Every year there is a week long art festival here in Valencia, part of it involves the workshops opening their doors to the public and expositions, this year a total of 300 activities.

Last year I participated in Taller Casa March which is one of my favorite places.

This year I participated with my little houses brooches in  Fabrika12 for the second time, this is also an amazing atelier that has been home to wonderful workshops and expositions.