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Retratos Pintados: retouched portraits by Brazilian artists

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By Catalina Estrada in New Art on Thursday 10 May 2012

This is a lovely collection of retouched portraits by Brazilian local artists. It is one of the latest books I have bought, and probably one of the most beautiful ones I own.

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Illustrations by Ricardo Cavolo

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By Catalina Estrada in New Illustration on Tuesday 8 May 2012

A few years ago, I discovered Ricardo Cavolo’s work by chance and I bought two of his prints. Now I’m so happy to see his great success as an illustrator and artist. And no wonder. His art is absolutely brilliant.

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Tell the world about your fears in the Gallery of Fears

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By Catalina Estrada in Cool Websites on Monday 7 May 2012

This is a beautiful project created by Enrique Lozano for people to upload their fears to, so that it becomes like a gallery or a collection of fears. All kinds of people, all kinds of fears. There is no personal database: only one fear, one face, and one name.

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Beautiful ceramics by Lusesita

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By Catalina Estrada in New Art on Saturday 28 April 2012

I have an obsession with cups and saucers. And Lusesita has such a beautiful collection of them at her utilitarian ceramic store. I love the color palette and the shapes of her ceramics. Last weekend, we went to her solo show and I couldn’t help buying a super cool set in white with vintage rose decals.

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VIDEO: Conversations With Elderly People

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By Catalina Estrada in Video on Saturday 28 April 2012

Don’t blame me for being in love with my husband’s photography. I especially love the conversations with elderly people that he records while shooting pictures in their homes. These videos are one of the latest projects at his blog.

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Tattoo illustrations by Sergio Mora

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By Catalina Estrada in New Art on Saturday 28 April 2012

Sergio Mora is probably one of my favorite artists ever. I just can’t get enough of looking at his adorable tattoo series. And his illustrations and paintings are absolutely captivating. I love the humor and the surrealism in his pieces. Just when I think he couldn’t get better, he comes up with a new piece that totally blows my mind.

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Catalina Estrada collaborates with label Anunciaçao

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By Catalina Estrada in New Fashion on Saturday 28 April 2012

It’s amazing how fast time passes. I now realize this is my eleventh collection together with lovely Brazilian fashion brand, Anunciaçao. As usual, I totally melted when I saw what they came up with: the care and love they put into each piece; their handmade embroideries with my illustrations are mesmerizing. Every time I get the samples of each collection, I feel like those are the most beautiful clothes I have ever seen.

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