Friday, July 31, 2009

English is similar to Castilian (Spanish)?

By BululuStudio

Did you know there are some similarities between English and Spanish? Yes it’s true...let me show you some examples.

Coma: coma
Impossible: imposible
Parenthesis: paréntesis
Perfect: Perfecto
Similar: similar

Stay tuned for more similar words.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Xmas In July Sales last days!

Spanglish team Treasury

auclairdelalune, BululuStudio, Yayahandicraft
missbutler, stitchingal, lolos
Piruli, agmode, whimsypics

Last days to get the chance to buy something original, handmade, beautiful and affordable.

Spanglish Team in xmas in July!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Spanglish Team in Orlando!

Last weekend BululuStudio and Lolos decided to meet in person in Orlando for the first time ever. They had a really good time talking about their own lives and of course about the team.

They shared and discussed a lot of ideas about participation, promotions, members, etsy, sales, meetings etc, etc. Now they would love to share those ideas with you ( Spanglish Team Members ). They are planning to have a big meeting in Etsy Labs to get together to know you all!

We will let you know about the day. It's going to be fun and really useful for all of us.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Frida Kahlo Challenge Winner!

The great Frida Kahlo Challenge was quite a success! There were eleven entries, five from the Spanglish Team and six from the Etsy Owl Team. Everyone had great fun interpreting this fabulous artist in their own way.

The winners were,

1st place: Lolos 27 ( 36% )
2nd place: squarejane 20 ( 27% )
3rd place: BululuStudio 17 ( 22% )

We thank all of you for your enthusiasm and in particular the Etsy Owl Team for working with the Spanglish Team in a joint challenge, let's do it again!

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Handmade Wedding!


One of our members got married! her name is Sikiu, she contacted me to share her handmade wedding, it toke place in the beautiful Caribbean Island Aruba this past March. Her family and friend traveled to share that special day with her. She thought about giving favors that were small and unique for them to take back home. The best way to say thank you was making her own, artistic, handmade and personalized gifts. They all had an encription in Spanish and English in the back symbolizing the mix of both cultures, Sikiu is from Venezuela and Keith from New Jersey. The materials: Terracotta, Glaze, acrylic and love, how do you like them?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Viva Frida Kahlo!

On her 102nd anniversary

It is impossible to write about Frida Kahlo without creating a whirlwind of contradictory feelings mixed with admiration and horror. One of twentieth century's most important and revered artists, Frida literally embodied pain and tragedy and used art as a process of spiritual and metaphysical transformation

When she was a teenager, Frida was pierced by a metal handrail in a tragic trolley accident. The railing entered through her spinal cord and exited through her pelvis. She converted her ravaged body into some of the most memorable images that haunt our dreams. Her psychic and physical pain became a revolutionary metaphor of politics and feminism, of sexuality and subversion.

We think that her art is a lesson in artistic integrity, and the intensity of her emotions and fierce loyalty to her country has inspired women from all walks of life, but in particular Chicanas and Latin American artists, to create an alternative cultural expression, not constrained by gender but defined by artistic focus and a way of producing.

Facing her self-portrait, Frida acknowledges, "I have spent my whole life dying."

FRIDA KAHLO, /The Two Fridas/, 1939. Oil on canvas, 68 1/4 x 68 inches. Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City.

But that acceptance and sublimation of pain into art has given us, artists and craftspeople more that one reason to live and enjoy every minute of our work, making our obstacles and difficulties easier to accept and conquer. Thank you Frida.

Frida painted this eight days before she died. She called it “Viva la Vida”, an untranslatable play of words to Live and Life.

Challenge Items!

Spanglish Team
Lolos, Piruli
ChickBoutiqueJewelry, BululuStudio

Etsy Owl Team
KatsCozyKrafts, hollystott, suenosdejmi
squarejane, taw0106

To vote for your favorite item just click here

Celebrating Venezuela’s Independence Day!

Simón Bolívar

The signing of the Venezuelan Declaration of Independence on July 5, 1811.The anniversary of this declaration is celebrated as Independence Day.

The Caracas Junta was established on April 19, 1810, and it chose Bolívar to be part of a diplomatic mission sent to Britain. A congress of Venezuelan provinces declared independence on July 5, 1811, establishing the First Republic of Venezuela.

Simón Bolívar, El Libertador, is credited with contributing decisively to the independence of the present-day countries of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Panamá, Perú, and Bolívia and is revered as a national hero in them. Honorific title designed by his heroic continental acts.


The United States is Venezuela's leading trade partner although Brazil is expected to surpass the U.S. by 2011. During 2002, the United States exported $4.4 billion in goods to Venezuela, making it the 25th-largest market for the U.S. including petroleum products; Venezuela exported $15.1 billion in goods to the U.S., making it its 14th-largest source of goods.


The national musical instrument is the cuatro. Typical musical styles and pieces mainly emerged in and around the llanos region, including Alma Llanera (by Pedro Elías Gutiérrez and Rafael Bolivar Coronado), among others.

Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil “Simón Bolívar” de Venezuela interpretando El Alma Llanera

Venezuela is well-known for its successions in beauty pageants. Miss Venezuela is a big event in the country, and Venezuela has received 5 Miss World, 5 Miss Universe and 5 Miss International titles.

The World Values Survey has consistently shown Venezuelans to be among the happiest people in the world, with 55% of those questioned saying they were "very happy".


Venezuela has beautiful landscapes like Salto Angel or Angel Falls the tallest waterfall in the world.

Canaima National Park has Precambrian geological formations that rank among the world's oldest. Just to mention a few places to visit.

Friday, July 3, 2009


By Lolos
Well guys and gals,

time to get that barbecue going, prepare your picnic baskets with some good bread, wine, cheese and other goodies of your choice and let's celebrate this weekend the American way!

4th of July with its fireworks and parades reminds us that hundreds of years ago this jolly bunch'a fellows Sherman, Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, and Livingston.

decided to put an end to the colonial treatment by Great Britain by declaring their Independence from the stuffy periwigs!

Viva el 4 de Julio! :-)

InvitaPaperStudio, auclairdelalune
botanicalbird, suenosdejmi

Piruli, missbutler
CositasSeriasVintage, BululuStudio

SumpinElse, lolos
CricketsCreations, ClaudiaOlivos

So let's see...I am trying to think of a good soundtrack to celebrate such momentous occasion, oh! I know, how about the 4th of July by one of my favorite groups?

U2 of course.

Enjoy (and don't forget those fireworks!)
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