quarta-feira, 23 de setembro de 2009

When all begin to reach to your home...Atelier Expo Arte

Just some pictures to show you where and how my pieces are made....

This takes place in a small town in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
All my pieces are handmade as you can see.
First of all, I start to choose the themes for my pieces.
Something about history, art, inspires me...
I read and read about the theme. If it's a person I read and study her past.

Than I write a short biography to attach in the description of my item.

Now it's time to start my artwork with the images.

The images features my original design and artwork.
You can find some similar but not equal...if it's sign by Atelier Expo Arte...
I find in the market the best materials.

I must say I spend a lot of time chosing my materials. I like all to be much perfect as I can. Tissue, canvas, foam, ink, etc...

Than it's time to print the artwork in a big magine...

Now we need to cut and made a portrait, a pillow, a bag, a folding screen, etc

When it's ready it's time to sign my work. All pieces are signed by me.

Now it's time to enjoy one of the best moments: Look and enjoy the beauty of the piece...and celebrate with the people who turns this work possible for me.

Ready to take some pictures! I get the digital camera and took the photos.

Sometimes I get the help from a photographer friend.

The images at my store must be at least so beautifull as I find my items are.

It's the most dificult and hard part of this work.

And now they are ready to reach your home, after package very carefully.

segunda-feira, 14 de setembro de 2009

Some amazing thematic items on etsy...

This was taken on the Chicago Double Decker bus tour. It the historical sign of the Chicago Theatre.

Photography is Heather's passion and she loves telling stories with a click of a button.

This one you can buy it for $10.00 on etsy:

Some amazing thematic items on etsy...



Price: $10.00 on etsy:

Some amazing thematic items on etsy...

From United Kingdom, Russiandolldesigns made this great pendants.

Visit her shop on etsy:

Some amazing thematic items on etsy...

Almondworks is an etsian from Texas.

This crafter recycles and made note books like the one you can see here.

This Queen crown Note book is handmade. Price $5.00.

Also this amazing etsian donates $.50 of any item sold for Breast Cancer research.

You are already an winner! Go ahead and don't give up!Congratulations.

Buy this and another great note books on etsy:

Some amazing thematic items on etsy...

This beautifull Eiffel Tower earrings are handmade by CreationsbyJuliann's.

You can buy it for only $12,50 on etsy.

Some amazing thematic items on etsy...

This photograph was taken in the summertime of Madison, Wisconsin.

It's a 8,5 x 11 inches print by squidart.

You can buy it for $20.00 on etsy:

sábado, 5 de setembro de 2009

What do you think? - Vá lá, a vossa opinião é importante!

Tradução do texto para Português abaixo.
I'm just wondering what do you think about the theme of this pillow.
For me is very important your opinion...
I just do what I do because I love art and, of course, it has only meaning for me if you like what I do.
So, first of all, I appologize for this late post...
I'm been too busy with my new collection.
Let´s now talk about this thematic Pillow: CAMÕES
Camões was the biggest Portuguese poet and one of the most famous in the world history.
Borned in 1524. He traveled to the orient in a small boat to Goa and Macau to study the people culture and their history.
Wrote "Os Lusiadas".
So i'm waiting for your comments.
Do you like this pillow?
De volta e a dar-vos notícias.
Estou a preparar a minha nova colecção. Gostaria de saber qual a vossa opinião sobre o que pensam desta almofada impressa com a imagem do Camões.
Gostariam de a ter em vossa casa?
Eu acho-a adoravél. Combina simplicidade, grandeza, modernidade, historia. As suas cores permitem uma decoração com quase todo o tipo de cores.
Mas, claro, eu sou suspeita.
Quero é a vossa opinião...
"Toca" a comentar!!!

segunda-feira, 17 de agosto de 2009

I want to show you a litle bit of my country... Portugal

My country.

Many people have asked me how is living and where is Portugal. So I decided to show you some nice places here.
When I sell or buy something outside people usually says:
"You live in France right?" or "You live in Spain".:)
No, Portugal is a small country in the edge of Europe that many people don't know.

-This country as beautifull beachs all over the coast...

-27 to 30ºc May till September with sunshine...

-We have the best food I ever tried....

-We have montains, snow and places to do sky.

-And we have arquitecture cities like Lisbon, Oporto, Coimbra, Guimarães, etc.

Hope you can visit some day this small and beautiful country!

quarta-feira, 12 de agosto de 2009

Atelier Expo Arte Contest - Sorteio

See English language of this contest below

Finalmente decidi quais as peças que vou colocar a concurso!O concurso começa hoje as 24 horas.Para concorrer basta que me adicione ao meu blog como seguidor/a no canto direito abaixo neste blog e/ou torna-se meu amigo(a)/fã na minha pagina do facebook. Se se decidir pelas duas opções terá mais possiblidades de ganhar uma vez que irão concorrer a este concurso todos os meus seguidores deste blog bem como os meus amigos e fans da minha pagina no facebook. Brevemente anunciarei a data em que será feito o respectivo sorteio.Os nomes dos contemplados serão aqui afixados no meu blog.Os sorteados terão possibilidade de escolher a peça que mais lhes agrada de acordo com a respectiva ordem (1º sorteado, 2º sorteado, etc...)Envierei as peças aos sorteados por correio em qualquer parte do mundo onde residam sendo os portes por minha conta.Convido todos os que apreciam as minhas peças a concorrerem e...

I decided to offer some of my thematic pieces to those who likes my art.
To participate in this contest you must follow my blog. Just click on follow blog and add me as follower/seguidora. Also you can add me as a friend or fan in my facebook page.Just click on the facebook button in the right side or in this link.
The contest starts today, 24.00 am.
If you decided to join in my blog and facebook you certanly have more possibilities to win.
Soon i'll announce the close date of this contest.
The winners names of this contest will be posted here on my blog.
You will be able to choose the piece that most pleases you according to this order (drawn 1, drawn 2, etc ...)
I´ll send the pieces by mail to you wherever you live.
I invite all who enjoy my pieces to compete and. .. GOOD LUCK!

quarta-feira, 5 de agosto de 2009

August 2009

Exposed my "Mona Lisa" thematic pieces in Jorge Lima Hairdresser . Just one of the best Hairdresser here in Oporto, Portugal. Very good work! It has a excellent and personalized service.You feel at home with the sympathy of the owner and its assistents. This is a place that for shure i advice you to go there.

July 2009

Invited to join to Design Style Guide Team.
About Design Style Guide:
”We evaluate handmade quality in terms of style, handmade faithfulness, current trends, and artist integrity. Our search for quality is a never-ending process, and we carefully select the most engaging handmade home décor artists around the world. In addittion, we approve every single listing before it appears on our website, thus ensuring that all listing are placed in the correct category and have at least one image uploaded. We do this so we can guarantee your satisfaction.”
Very handsome website to present design products.Just take a look!

June 2009

- Exposed my "Statue Liberty" thematic folding screen and pillows in Maneiras d’olhar. A shop with a nice view to the Lavadores beach here in Portugal. So nice shop ! With an enormous variety of pieces. Just visit the shop.

- Invited to to make a portfolio to be published in “Happy” Magazine.

May 2009

Exposed french reproduction deco pieces in Donaria Albuquerque shop.

Just an incredible shop with the most rich and classic furniture I ever have seen.

If you like this kind of furniture style,you must go there.

April 2009

- Exposed in Sónia Hairdresser
- Exposed in "Multi Service Center". A place with a lot of services like accountant, businees consultant services, etc. The were Handsome to reserve a place to expose my work. Very appreciate. Thanks!

- Expose in Marcia Hairdresser

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