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Monday, March 31, 2014

Things I Make: Making My Art Accessible for More Love, Peace and Joy in the World!

City Lore is opening a new gift shop and my friend and best model ever, Elena Martínez, got them interested in my work by wearing some of my jewelry. Since I am sending them some pictures of the things I do, I thought I would make it a blog post and share with you as well. If you want to see in person, visit the new CityLore Gift Shop! Or join my VIP list for an exclusive invitation to visit my studio for tea!

Greeting Cards, to see the images available for greeting cards and prints, visit my YellowButterflyShop in Etsy

Little Universes, hand-painted necklaces, 3/4", now $12

Magical Medallion Set, Hand-painted 1.5" medallion, $30

Eros and Psyche Beaded Set, $32
Mary Magdalene beaded set, $32

Sophia's Light, Mystical Poetry Book, edition of 100, a pendant with chain necklace $20
Art Medallions Ready for a necklace, $12 choose a ribbon, leather or chain necklace
Miniature book pendants (blank) $10
Little Universe Set, $15 (different colors, hand-painted)
Rhinestone Set, $32 (several colors, hand-painted)
Taíno Set, $20 (other Taíno designs available)
Pins and Necklace (many images available)
Hibiscus Muse, , 6" x 6", acrylic on tile, 2014.
Jasmines Muse, 6" x 6", acrylic on tile, 2014. $50

Pins on mosaic tiles, $3

 More examples:

Matted mini print (without frame) 5" x 7" (mat)

Matted print, 11" x 14 (mat)

Matted print (11 x 14", 8" x 10" and 5" x 7" mat sizes ) Many other images available.

Poetry Prints (this one is for girls), (11 x 14", 8" x 10" and 5" x 7" mat sizes ) Other poems available.

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Muse of the Blue Sky by Tanya Torres
Acrylic on canvas, 12" x 9", 2014. 
Muse of the Red Sky with Hibiscus by Tanya Torres
Acrylic, gold foil and bindi on canvas, 12" x 9", 2014. 

I finished these two muses last week, although they had been waiting since January for a few last touches. They were meant to be "twin muses" but each went in a different direction, one more simplified and matte, and the other more glossy  and "all the way" with bindi and gold foil on the sides, like some of my muses on tile.

Then, when I started writing a post about them, I stopped and realized that I have never put into words, even for myself, why I paint these faces. One reason is that they flow easily, "they do themselves." The reason why that happens is that they are the symbols of why I create art.

In the old times I was very dramatic, always concentrating on the painful and violent side of life. But when I started reading about spirituality, the idea that, through painting (or through whatever it is that we do all day,) we can send blessings and "good energy," prayers, to our world, ringed true and called to me. I started practicing it when I created my first Mary Magdalenes.

In the process, I learned about sigils. Sigils are magical symbols that contain the energy of your thoughts as you create them. They could be made of words, like in my painting of my Guardian Angel (on the robe are painted the words Amor and Paz.)

I realized that by painting the muses on tile that people take home, I am sending, within what I feel are harmonious lines and colors, my intentions of Love, Peace and Joy where they go. And that makes me very happy.

These two new muses are larger and painted with acrylic on canvas.


This Saturday, 3-6 p.m., you are invited to drop by my studio for tea! Join my VIP list for details.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mosaic Counter and Backsplash

The Kitchen Mosaic is finally done! Here are the photos and a little video to see the whole kitchen. Plus some photos of Katherine's table, always set and always beautifully creative! 

The paintings on the cabinets are by another artist. Katherine's house is literally full of art and crafts. It is like entering a wonderland, especially in the first floor where the kitchen is located. 

Front view. 

Detail of countertop.

Detail of backsplash.

Katherine loved the little butterfly that flies away. I had to adjust a piece over an outlet, and this little butterfly didn't want to go back home with me!

 Video of the kitchen.

Katherine's whimsical table! This time it was decorated with african motifs. The brownstone still have most of its original details. The library is a writer's dream. And the back patio is a little wild, with roses and sculptures. I love it!

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Magical Medallions Updated

Here are some of the completed Magical Medallion Sets.

I also want to share an invitation:

See the special prices when you join my new VIP List! This is just a fun name so I can build a new list for people who want to see more of what I do or would like to see new pieces first. Plus, get 10% off in my Etsy Store, Art by Tanya Torres forever, and a special invitation to tea or coffee in my studio.

Warm Lights $32

Magical Butterfly $22

Pink and Black Mysteries $32

Ocean Elegance $32

Pink, Blue, Green Fairies $27

Purple Galaxy Wrapped in Blue $32

Amber Tiger $32 Reserved

Warm Illumination $22

Detail Warm Illumination

Jupiter $30 

New Mexico Sky $30

Purple Sky $30 Sold

Myth $30

Mysical World $30

Earth $30 Sold

Hope $16



Venus Love $30

Path $30

Oceans $12

Pink Path $30

Divine Dream $30 Sold

Blue Ocean of the Earth $30

Playful Sky $30 Sold

Blue Path $30

Peaceful Sky $30 Sold

Next week in the VIP List my new Fridas on tile, and in the coming weeks, new paintings.

And one more thing. These are the meanings of my colors, and my intentions as I paint with them:

  • White: Purity, light
  • Pink: friendship, tender love
  • Blue: Peace, lightness, embrace, masculine energy
  • Yellow: Wisdom, flight
  • Orange: Dancing, warmth, soul fire, happiness
  • Red: Energy, passion, burning love
  • Purple: Spirituality, dignity
  • Green: Hope, healing, Mother Nature
  • Magenta, Fuchsia: Feminine energy, spiritual flight
  • Black: Silence, inner rest

I send you lost of love, peace and joy in this beautiful day!