Escape-mental diversion by means of entertainment or recreation.

Hi, welcome to my blog. I created this blog to be able to connect and share with like minded people. You know, those of us that want or need to escape from the every day. I will share with you my experience with art and craft classes I am taking. My projects, My favorite YouTube videos,and blogs that I follow.
I hope you keep on stopping by as I am building my blog day by day.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Savannah's Garden

As much as I would like to paint everyday is getting more difficult. I know better times will come, I just wish it would get here sooner. But, with the limited time I had I did manage to take another class with Moni from Hands and Heart. This painting was Inspired by her class The Perfume of Life and the beautiful garden's of Savannah. As always I really enjoyed her class .

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Hi guys, I have been away for a while due to work and spending my free time taking care of my 89 yr old mom who broke her ankle.  I have signed up for a few great classes but have not been able to commit to starting one. Hopefully this will change soon and I will be able to once again share with you my experience of the classes.  But  you are probably asking yourself where is this BIG MASSIVE GIVE AWAY...well though I have not been able to keep up with  the classes that i have signed up for, I do keep up with my email...and would like to share this opportunity ...WILLOWING IS HAVING A GIVE AWAY...did i mention That is MASSIVE? If you do not know who is WILLOWING THEN YOU ARE MISSING OUT! Please visit Tam is the best, i recommend her highly....she has a great heart. Please see side bar for Willowing, just click on the button and it will take you to the site. Good luck!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Free Spirit Mixed Media Workshop with Monica Zunica

Well i just completed my Free yes FREE class with Monica from Hands and Heart.  I loved the class I learned a few new techniques... she encourages to push yourself , not to be afraid .  When I started my painting I really did not like what I was seeing... all these colors one on top of the other , I had no idea what was going to come out. But I kept hearing Monica saying don't be afraid and I let go and I was happy with the background. Then it was the the face and many layers...I can't do this I kept saying to myself again...but there was Monica voice again saying DON'T BE AFRAID.  I finally let go and I am very happy with the outcome. The painting is unique to me. I usually do that when I take a class....I learn techniques and apply it to what ever is in my head at that point. Anyway I am taking another of her class...I have a link to her site so check it out. OH my completed mixed media painting.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


It has been very hard to paint when I have to be a caregiver and not living at my home. I really wanted to have this blog running sooner and be able to post daily but due to a family member's health and me being the caregiver it has been very difficult. But I have managed to sneak a few minutes  and here is my latest mixed media painting in progress..

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Great Blogs!

Hey guys , I have found some Great Blogs...make sure you check them out...some even have free classes . I am currently taking a free class with Monica Zúñiga from Hands and Heart .  The class is call Free Spirit, I am really enjoying it ...I should have my version completed soon and will post as soon as it is done.   I should warn you the problem with finding these Great Blogs is that you will want to take all the classes, by what they are using, read all there post, see who they follow then follow who they follow and hours pass by and you haven't been able to complete your art work because you are following.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I am embarrassed to say  that I have been trying to figure out how to add a button to my blog for about three weeks now... and finally today I figured it out( it was how I originally thought it was done)...and it was so easy...this happens to me allot...I think things are going to be more complicated that what they I don't go with my first choice. I definitely need to work on that.

Monday, March 7, 2011

What a nightmare !!!

I have been going crazy for days trying to figure out why my post was not appearing on my blog. I went to the help section..I have been goggling for help...I have been asking others that have a blog , but nothing was fixing my problem.  Finally a light bulb! I had my text in  black with a black background...LOL.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Just a Dream

Originally uploaded by Marisela Rodriguez
Hi guys, just wanted to share with you a painting that I am currently working on. I am taking some online classes with Tamara Laporte from Willowing (check her out) she is awesome . We were to do a mermaid inspired by Marc Chagall. This is my representation in progress...
hope you like it.

Learning Experience.

Well, setting up this blog has been a real learning experience. I still have a lot of changes to make but meanwhile I will try to keep you updated.  So, this is what I have been up to;
Setting up my art portfolio, searching for a high quality scanner and printer so I can have my prints done, setting up my Etsy store, working on my Bio… Ok, I am getting overwhelmed already!  Like usually, I am working on a few things at the same time. Anyway, hopefully sooner than later everything should be up and running

Friday, February 4, 2011

Designing my Blog

OK... So I have been playing around with all the different design available for my Blog  .But, until I don't do my own design I won't be content!  Soooooooo I guess I better start working on it..good bye.