Sunday, February 10, 2013

Planning and making

Team Valenzuela is making stuff and planning our year of crafting and art making. I got a new scroll saw and I love it. I have been cutting wooden shapes and just generally learning how to use it. It is hard enough with a jigsaw so I figured I should just get a scroll to make things easier on my self.
I have been spending lots of time with my little bird lately because of some health issues with her great gramma(Nana, is feeling better now). That has given us a chance to make movies art and the other day we made these awesome wings just for fun. They really didn't take that long. Melissa was at work so we had to wait for her to get home to sew them up. She is a much more skilled sew-er than I am.
Also another thing is that I have been meeting up with some other crafters that are sort of in the same boat as I am building a small business in order to not have to get a real job. I have found it to be so helpful and invigorating. We have been setting goals for each other and keeping each other on task. I am now in the process of organizing my home studio and it is a real challenge. Every thing that was not cube like ended up in that room so stacking everything is out of the question. I am just purging lots of junk and not assigning sentimental value to things that don't deserve it. CLEAN! it feels really good to be amble to COMMIT to my business and my art. Luckily I have been doing very well have a nice lump of real cash to invest and I don't necessarily need it at the moment. we have lots of new hand crafted stuff to unveil in the next few weeks. Thanks for reading and BE WELL.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lots of new stuff to put your starving eyeballs at.

So it truly has been a while since I updated this blog. Every thing is going swimmingly and we have been very busy here in the last few weeks at Team Valenzuela Headquarters. We have been lovingly crafting and making much art for to sell at the Syracuse Pepper Market. Missy was sick for about a month and that put us back a little bit but we are up to speed now and have lots to show for it. 
This year is the first year that the Salty Ladies of Syracuse will be doing a second Indie Craft Market. I am sure it is going to be amazing. Everything this lovely ladies touch turns out fabulous. They are very smart about marketing and branding not to mention they all genuinely seem to be having a great time and that is contagious. I only wish I could be hanging out more often and go to more events around Craft Chemistry which is kind of the hub of cool indie arts and craft shit in Syracuse. Any way check out some of the stuff we will be selling this coming weekend.

Friday, October 12, 2012

New fun stuff.

Here are some pics of a couple new screens. Lots more to come! Just wait! The painted signs are killer!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A long time gone

We are back! I have to say things have been very busy here at Valenzuela Manor as of late and we are just crawling out of a mountain of work. I have been showing paintings in galleries and learning to tattoo. Melissa has been teaching her kids at school and taking care of us. Little birdy has been busy learning her ABC's and drawing and dancing and playing pretend with her hands. We are now on track to craft and make all kinds of stuff for up coming fairs and what not.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

without art the soul would Perish

IMG_8808 by cayetanovalenzuela
IMG_8808, a photo by cayetanovalenzuela on Flickr.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Salt City 2011

Melissa and I have been busting ass getting ready for the Salt City Urban Art and Craft Market. Here are a couple of teasers:

Monday, August 9, 2010


So I t has been much too long but here I am getting ready for baby bird's fist birthday! She took her first steps the the other day and it was of course awesome. Her hair is out of control flowing madly in every directions little curls in the wind. She is saying mama and dada and bananananananana and kitty. All vital information for here to be able to communicate. Our little birdy has five teeth. The two top ones have a little gap that is so endearing when she smiles big. Melissa and I have been truly enjoying having the summer off being able to hang out and spend a lot of uninterrupted time with her. Both her and I are not looking forward to going back to work. I think it will be particularly hard on Melissa. We have been reading to here and she seems to love books not only for the bright pictures but also the funny sound they make when torn. We have taken her to a few art shows and that has been cool and I feel like we need to take her to experience more things. Although i do not agree with the Zoo we took here to the one in Syracuse and she seem to really enjoy it. She got to pet the elephant and she didn't bat an eyelash. But like I said I don't like zoos so I don't think we will be going back there. There are some animal sanctuary places around I think that kids can pet and feed animals.
Melissa and I don't have any land to garden on so we decided to grow plants on the porch and that has been going ok. we have harvested basil and that is about it. we have tomato plants but no tomatoes. There is one bell pepper that is still ripening and carrots that are VERY small. I still have a lot to learn about container gardens. I think the main thing there is that there is really not enough sunlight. I can't wait to move to someplace with some sun. Birdy likes to go hang out on the porch while we water the plants. Porch time is family time. We have also been getting ready for some craft markets were we will be set up as Team Valenzuela we will be selling my paintings, Melissa's photos, stuffed mustache neck pillows and quilted paper. Maybe some actual quilts/ sh'blankets (quilt made from layered sheets) well see how much we actually get made.