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visual artist and writer marisol diaz

i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Entries in Blythe (3)


Blythe & Pullip Art

I've started an illustration based off of a photograph of a shelf in my studio and decided to scan the drawing and dump color in digitally. Sometimes it's fun to just fool-around and play. Not to mention it's a great way to destress! You gotta love photoshop!

-Ciao Amarettogirl

detail of Blythe illustration by m. diaz

Blythe Illustrations

Seeing as my blog has now been up for TWO YEARS I've begun to update some outdated info. So my bio no longer says married for 5yrs when its been 7!

This piece was one of six that I did for a summer 2009 exhibit...I just updated my exhibit data and the gallery of exhibits page (not finished yet) so I thought I'd mention it here. The hope (as some of my art appreciators know) is to order high-quality prints of these images and eventually have the prints for sale in my etsy shop - so don't despair it will one day soon happen!

Honeyed illustration by m.diaz


Tony Dovolani from Dancing With The Stars pic from ABC DWS

So here's what's happening in my life today. The school in which I work is hosting a 'Casablanca' gala black and white formal event this weekend as a fundraiser. In the 12 years that I've worked there I've never gone because tickets are very expensive (150mega-bucks, the funds go to support the school).

This week I received an email from one of the event planners that an anonymous donor paid for my ticket to attend and that I should consider honoring the gesture with an rsvp. So my hub (who also works at the same school as long as me) called to rsvp taking it for granted that everyone knows we're married and assuming he was paid for as well (its common that a donor pays for a handful of teachers)- but Yikes - the donor gift was just for me!

Luckily a ticket emerged for hubs, but I'm kind of 'weirded' out. In a crowded space I won't know who paid for me to go. Since this is tomorrow night, I had to go buy a cocktail dress and lets just say trying on stuff in ill lit fitting rooms that smack body-conscious-reality in my face is not my idea of a fun Friday night!

But it will all be worth it, since I learned Tony Dovolani from Dancing with the Stars will be there and it promises to be an affair to remember!!

Have you ever attended an event or gathering with a lurking secret donor or admirer??? Its like a game of CLUE! Come on spill, I want to hear all about it!
-Ciao Amarettogirl


Inspiring Artist - P Brigitte Coovert

Ecila Glamor - Zombuki Pullip Photo Print For Sale on Etsy

In hunting down one of my new christmas presents (a new Pullip doll from Valley of the Dolls), my hub and I made a discovery - a new artist and what will be for many- a new medium- introducing ZOMBUKI's!

Artist Brigitte Coovert customizes Pullip, Dae and Blythe dolls to become what she playfully calls Zombuki's:
Zombuki, a combination of the words “zombie” and “kabuki,” was a term dreamed up with the help of a friend some time ago. Zombukis are meant to be a hybrid of many styles and cultures (the zombie itself being both alive and dead), able to embody many looks, to be chimeras of the doll world.

- P Brigitte Coovert

As soon as I discovered there was a book entitled Zombuki's Love You - I bought it! Especially since the dolls themselves, being original artist pieces and an investment, can be expensive.

Zombukis Love You -Hardcover Book

I was also thrilled to see that Ms. Coovert has a phenomenal Zombuki gallery page with stunning photography that MUST BE Seen by all so please click on GALLERY! If You Purchase a Zombuki through the Valley of the Doll site - Generally, a Zombuki will come with coordinated clothing and a plush/felt companion. She also has a beautiful Flickr Page in which she features Desktop Wallpaper Images FOR PERSONAL USE only - which I think is quite generous!!

Desktop Wallpaper (FlCKR)For Personal Use Only from and by P Brigitte Coovert

If You Want to Purchase an actual Zombuki doll go to: Valley of the Dolls
To see ALL the phenomenal pieces of art by Ms. Coovert go to: The Zombuki site
To read more about Ms. Coovert see her ABOUT page on her Blog: Unwed Human Female
To buy her other - uber-cute products go to: Ms. Coovert's Etsy shop- Zombuki's Love You