October 21, 2014

Amelia Calavera - Day of the Dead Sugar Skull

Dia de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) is a holiday celebration which is held from October 31 to November 2, not only observed throughout Mexico but also in other cultures around the world, including most Latin American countries. This popular tradition is all about the boundaries between life and death, and how people honour and celebrate their deceased loved ones as a way to reconnect with them.

Amelia Calavera was inspired by this colorful celebration and by the beautiful botanic imagery from early 1900’s. © Sandra Vargas

Prints, Clothing, Throw Pillows and more, available here.

September 8, 2014

Fall Furries!

This cute squirrel created by me was hand stitched using one of the amazing needlepoint sets available at Bedecked & BeadazzledFun little details were added that really brought this piece to life! You can find my artwork available as needlepoint sets here.

Look at the pearls, ribbons and little beads added to embellish the piece... such a cute idea!

More furry friends will be available soon!

July 30, 2014


Enter my GIVEAWAY by purchasing a ticket to RAWArtists COMMUNIQUE !! You can win one of these amazing prizes:

- One signed 11x14 giclee print of my newest work, “Frida Querida”
- One signed 20x8.5 digital print of “Tea Party”
- One "Elphaba" handbag filled with goodies from my Etsy Shop
- A collection of 35 postcards of my work (all different designs!)

Tickets are $15 and will be on sale until August 7th so please click on the link and get your ticket right away! If you are not available to attend the night of the event, you can still purchase a ticket to support me and my work and you still participate in the giveaway!

You can be one of the 4 lucky winners that will be selected randomly on Sunday, August 10th and posted through my Facebook page.

Prizes will be given in person at the day of the event held at Ace of Spades, 1417 R St, Sacramento, CA on Thursday, August 14th at 7:30pm.
If you're not able to attend the event, no worries, I will contact you and your prize will be mailed right to your home! So come join me, buy tickets, check out my work plus the work of 30+ amazing artists and enjoy live music, fashion shows and much more! See you there!

July 29, 2014

Becoming a RAW Artist!

I'm so excited this will be my first exhibition ever! I've been selected by RAW Artists to be part of their upcoming showcase that will take place on 08/14/14 in Sacramento, CA.

RAW Artists is an independent arts organization which provides independent artists with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. RAW directors hand-pick and spotlight local artistic talent in film, fashion, music, visual art, hair & makeup artistry, and performance art. With artists from all genres in each showcase, RAW events come together to form an amazing one-night event with performances and highlights from the RAW season.

To make this dream come true, tickets to the event are already on sale at $15. Please join me to the event that will be held at Ace of Spades Club in Sacramento, CA. However, if you can't make it to the event, you're still encouraged to buy a ticket and support my work!! I'd greatly appreciate it!!

Tickets on sale here: http://www.rawartists.org/sacramento/communique/?artist=222443

July 24, 2014

Blog or FB?

It's been a while! Though I've been posting only via Facebook for almost two years, (not being a big fan of it) actually I've always missed this friendly way to publish my art adventures, promote my work and have a little chat with my friends. I will borrow something I read days ago... "while FB is a place to share quick updates and links to your stuff, your blog is where you publish well-planned, thoughtful and friendly posts that interest your audience"... and that's what I missed!

Actually, most of my FB posts are kinda long and full of details, and considering the "post and run" profile of the mentioned social network, a blog is by far the perfect place for a good communication with you!

Let's chat a little by sharing your thoughts with me, I'll be glad to hear from you after all this time!

October 26, 2012

Feature in interiors design website!

Wintry Little Prince has been featured in Apartment Therapy (thanks Severine!) in a post related to book-based artwork which includes some nice ideas and DIY projects not only for nursery rooms, but for story book lovers of all ages as well!. Check my feature here.
You can find my Prince in my Etsy shop and as fabulous T-shirts here.

October 15, 2012

Hi! I'm alive and kicking!

Wow! I'm happy to be here again! Many moons have passed since the last time I've dropped a line here in my blog! I totally apologize for not being around for such a long time... It has been so long that now I have found a renewed Blogger and therefore some little difficulties to create my post! Anyway here I am, safe and sound and happy to update my little corner with some of my new stuff, creations and ideas!

And the first thing that I want to share with you is the launch of my new Dawanda Store, and to celebrate the news my first customers will get 15% off any product! This offer is valid until October 21st!

I also want to share with you my new creation, Countess Nocturne

Countess Nocturne subsists by feeding on the life essence of nocturnal beings, walking quietly through the shadows of the night.
She exudes her bittersweet fragrance of dried rose petals, like the ones forgotten over the graves of the unfortunate, and her victims fall at her feet…

You can find her in a large variety of products as Tshirts, prints, iphone cases and much more in my RedBubble , Society6 and Zazzle stores. By now my Etsy Shop just includes Countess Nocturne art prints, but I will be listing more nice products specially created for my Etsyan friends shortly! Please visit my shop frequently to see the new additions in the next few days! ♥

January 14, 2012

Follow me on Pinterest!

Just joined Pinterest a few days ago and love it! I could spend hours looking at everybody's beautiful, interesting and original stuff picked from the web! Pinterest is an online pinboard, where you can browse and share all the nice stuff you find on the web. As a new user I'm struggling a little with the features (if you visit my account you will see that my pinboards are almost empty!) but I guess I will get it all in my pocket shortly... Finally I found a friendly way to collect my faves!
If you're a little curious (and you're willing to give me some help) you can visit my Pinterest and follow me!

January 4, 2012

Edward, Sweet Edward

"Edward, Sweet Edward"
© Sandra Vargas 2012

My new work is inspired by my favorite fairytale character, Edward Scissorhands.
Though he is an unfinished creation, he shows more humanity and compasion than the real people. I love his innocence, his romanticism; his isolated soul that does not fit into this mundane world.
Prints, cards and framed artwork are available here.

November 11, 2011

Hidden Garden

Hidden Garden
©Sandra Vargas 2011

My twisted interpretation of the scene“Painting The Roses Red” from Lewis Carrols “Alices Adventures in Wonderland”.
In an alternate imaginary version, Alice gets rid of the evil Queen in a hidden garden… now she has fresh red paint for her adored roses.

My great challenge in this illustration was to draw the rose! I made 3 failed attempts until creating my final version… almost 3 in the morning and finally got
it! Hope you like it!

Available here