Catalina Winter Holiday

Catalina Winter Holiday

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ellevation Market

Thanks to all of you who came out to support Tercer Mano and Aldana Mica at Ellevation Market on Sunday. In the coming weeks, you can catch us back on Melrose at the Melrose Trading Post.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

My new Etsy Shop!

I am now on Etsy. I'm working on uploading my product there, and plan to put most of it online. Please check my site and let me know if something you like is not there yet.



Sunday, August 22, 2010

Upcoming Events 08-22-10

Upcoming events

Hey everyone,

I will update this as new events come up, but as of right now we will be at:

August 29th - Ellevation Market
September 5th - Melrose Trading Post
September 11th - Long Beach Art Walk
September 12th - Melrose Trading Post
September 19th - Melrose Trading Post

e-mail me if you want more details

Large Prints

44" X 29"

44" X 25"

44" X 29"

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Brazilian Ingenuity

The pictures of spices were taken at markets in Sao Paulo and Rio. What we would call "farmer's markets" here is simply how a wide range of Brazilian society gets their produce. There is certainly a significant presence of supermarket chains, but the out door markets are still a significant distributor of produce. They are much more concerned than Americans with regards to presentation beyond the color, feel and shape of the produce itself. It was quite impressive.

The pictures of the crafts were taken at Embu Das Artes near Sao Paulo. It is an amazing town that fills up with crafters on the weekends. It's several square blocks of shoulder-to-shoulder booths, and stores on both sides of the street. Because they don't have money for first-hand materials, you will find lots of creative up-cycled crafts. At one particular restaurant we went to in Brazil, we found a boat (think Pilgrims) made of match sticks. If you have chance to go, it's well worth the trip to marvel at their creativity and works of art. Unfortunately for the artists, Brazilians often value art based upon its material costs. You will find very low prices on almost all art sold by street vendors in Embu. The artwork in the stores is a bit of a different story.

Monday, August 2, 2010


This collection of flowers is from assorted locations.

The rose was taken on a walk with my sister near her home in Los Gatos.

The orchids were taken at an orchid exhibition in Rio de Janeiro Brasil at the Jardim Botanico. I highly recommend this garden if you are ever in Rio.

The water lily was taken from a kayak on the water of the Santo Antonio River of Chapada Diamantina near Lencois - BA, Brasil.

The hand holding the flowers is that of my girlfriend Micky, and was located in Parque Ibirapuera of Sao Paulo. The photo of the heart made of flowers was made with the same flowers and includes my girlfriend and I standing looking at it. Ibirapuera is a wonderful park with several wonderful museums and public spaces being well utilized by the locals.

The Gerber Daisies are from Holambra - SP, or Cidade Das Flores (City of Flowers) in Brazil. It's where most of the flowers in Brazil come from and is a fun one day trip. You can tour the farms, but there is not a ton to see outside of the tours. We went there for the Festival das Flores (Festival of Flowers), which was basically an expo.