Sunday, January 22, 2012

Le Petite Livre D'Aventures

Hey, everybody! Happy 2012!!

The reason I haven't updated at all this time is that I was away from home and my lap top.  I decided to give myself as a birthday treat a long-awaited trip to Europe. The good news is that now, as a result, you guys get the longest blog entry ever. In my blog, at least n.n

I had always wanted to visit France - I think it was since I was five and Beauty and the Beast came up. All of that 'Bon jour!'ing in the first few minutes of the movie really affected me XD
But it wasn't just France. The trip lasted for a month and a few days, and... well, I'll tell you guys about that in a minute. For now, pictures! They speak more than a thousand words - and these have a few words in between... n.n

Hola a todos!! Feliz año nuevo!! :D

No he actualizado mucho ultimamente, pero básicamente se debe a que me di una pequeña escapadita por Europa... mes y pico. Se me fue rapidísimo, y ya me la debía- desde que cumplí cinco años y vi la Bella y la Bestia moría por ir. Acaba de salir en 3D, por cierto. Debería ir a verla... n.n EN FIN. El punto es que me llevé conmigo un librito rojo para acuarelas en el que me di vuelo. No lo terminé, tristemente, pero como podrán ver, fueron bastantitas las hojas que use. Tal vez si no hubiera usado los dos lados en algunas...

I brought along a little red book for watercolor that I had bought a while ago, when I used to think I'd live for six months in Ireland. I wanted to capture the irish landscape. Thank God I didn't... * that way I had blank sheets to start working straight away. Watercolors, my koi brush and a pen, along with the little red book, were always on my blue bag. With my yellow coat n.n

*I still want to go to Ireland, though. Desperately. :(


 Münich's Rathaus 

oops... sorry n.n
I loved this image to bits. Bavaria's so conservative, and yet, this two old men adored each other. Loved it.
...and yet...
see that happy face? It was true n.n
We went to a bar that night, so with the dim lightning *and a few beers AHEM* and all, I love how this came out.
I had been waiting for this for ages. I felt like a little girl :3
The garden at the museé Bourdelle. So magical :)

La Chapelle Expiatoire. Eerie.
Actually, it ended up being 14 hours on train. *sigh* But it was fun. As you will see...


I was racing with a friend on this one. So... that should explain why it's not symmetrical. I hope XD

My personal favorite: Prague's Olej!  n.n This one, and the french and czech watercolors n.n

Aaaand that's it. If only the weather had been merciful, and time hadn't run so fast...

However, two things came out from this trip: one good, the other bad. The bad one is that I completely, desperately want to go back to France. Which means that now I'm driving myself insane between learning french, finding out how to navigate the dangerous and exhausting bureaucratic waters to try and get a visa, doing tons of research, and working like a workaholic in my portfolio. And I mean, workaholically. The good thing?

...I'm going back to France n.n Dunno when or how yet, but I am. :)

Esto es básicamente todo. Me hubiera encantado poder pasar más tiempo dibujando  - o allá. Tan es así, que yo ya estoy contemplando muy, muy, muy (no puedo hacer el suficiente énfasis en cuán MUY) seriamente volver. Es más... no es contemplación. No sé cómo, ni cuándo, pero me tengo que regresar. ¡Me encantó! ¡Aunque sea un ratito! ¿Cinco minutos más? 
Por lo pronto, estoy trabajando como loca en mi portafolio creando mil piezas para aplicar a mil trabajos, y aprendiendo francés y manejando mis habilidades burocráticas para averiguar qué demonios necesito para conseguir una visa y volver. No tanto por capricho... sino por llamado. Lo juro.

Anyway... I left just one visible mark of me ever being in the Old Continent. Just one. And it was really quick, but this tree trunk in the English Gardens in Münich was just irresistible.

Y pues... dejé una sola marca de mi estadía en aquel viejo continente. Solamente una, lo juro. Y aunque probablemente me esté incriminando, he de confesar que no pude resistir hacer un garabato rapidísimo en este tronco recién cortado en los Jardines Ingleses en Münich... :)

And, for reading this whole entry, here's a little gift from me to you. Enjoy.


  1. All of these sketches are lovely. ;)

    1. Thanks Sarah - and thank you too for the package! It was waiting for me in my room when I arrived - hope to see you soon! :D