Sunday, October 31, 2010

Diwali Illustration

Last month I was approached by a friend that wanted a custom illustration for Diwali. Diwali is a Hindu celebration also known as Festival of Lights in which people celebrate by praying, lighting candles, giving thanks, and exchanging gifts. You can find more information about Diwali here. 

I was very excited to do this project because lately, I've been fascinated by India and their culture, specially by the Bollywood film industry. Oh! how I love those vibrant colors, and artistic photography on some of the movies. One of my favorites is Om Shanti Om, if you haven't seen it, I totally recommend it. 

I'm so glad I did this Diwali illustration, and I give special thanks to my friend who gave me a lot of creative freedom to come up with the design.  

She was really happy with the end result, and she used this illustration as gift cards for her family and friends.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Spooky wiener mummies

Hi there, thanks for coming back. This is a fun recipe by chef Cristina Martin del Campo found here in Que Rica Vida and it is perfect for this season.

The recipe is very easy to make, and for myself, I created a lighter version of the recipe by switching to turkey wieners, reduced-fat crescent rolls and reduced-fat american cheese.

Give it a try, I'm sure your family is gonna love it!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Prayer Request for my brave little nephew

Dec. 15th, 2010 Dante waking up from a procedure

FAN Families Against Neuroblastoma

DANTE'S UPDATE: Dec. 15, 2010
Hi, this is an update on my nephew Dante who suffers from a cancer called neuroblastoma. After more than six months of procedures, Dante is going this week to the Hospital, so they can check if the last procedure worked.

Unfortunately, his audiogram showed that his hearing has decreased to moderate hearing. That usually happens as a result of all the chemotherapy. 

Also, this coming Friday, they are gonna know if the 131 I-migb treatment worked. That was one of the toughest ones because it had to do with radiation therapy, and he needed to be isolated. Please keep praying for him. 

Hello everybody! Thanks for visiting my blog. As you know this is my second post, and before I start working on this blog, I would like to talk about my little nephew, Dante Valdez. 

He is only 3 yrs. and 8 mos. and he has been diagnosed with a terrible type of cancer called, neuroblastoma, which affects the nervous system, and it spreads gradually. 

Dante also has a little sister, Alyeska, who is 1 year old, you can see her hugging him after one month of being apart. 

Please pray for my nephew, my little warrior, and for my family, to have the strength and the faith to fight this disease.

If you want to know more about my nephew Dante, you can follow him on Dante's blog or Todos con Dante on Facebook.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

My very first post!

Hello there! Welcome to "My Fashion Dolly" Blog. This is my very first post! This is so exciting and a little bit scary! Well, here I am, and I'm ready to share with you my passion for fashion illustration, design, photography, as well as some light recipes for all of you to enjoy.

I'm not a good writer by any means, and English is my second language, so please bear with me on some of the posts. With that said, I hope you enjoy my posts, and I would try to make it as fun as possible. 

I wish you a great week, and please come back to visit me soon!