Monday, June 13, 2011

Looking forward to making a full catalog using Shutterfly to keep with me for anyone interested, a great vending tool.  Shutterfly is awesome for so many reasons, checkout my Shutterfly by clicking the link above and please give me your email so I can add you to my monthly emails to find out where I will be selling, business updates, just a way to keep in touch and up to date with Terra Maya. 
Shutterfly allows you to have a personal page with links to your shops, online, and add new photos, journals, etc, and all for free.
With Shutterfly you can also design your own book with simple picture dropping and add text.
I am going to make one for myself and a shorter lookbook style version for media and wholesale.  With Shutterfly books you do not have to worry about photo quality, I made a book for my husband for Father's Day and the quality is excellent an professional looking. 
Hey checkout our wholesale kit available to you too!

Here is an actual wholesale kit that we are allowing anyone to purchase.  Check it out at 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Arte De Mi Famila

My twin sister Melissa I feel is the the ultimate in quality and design when it comes to skull cabs.  She hand sculpts her cabs with quality clay, details them with paint and glitter, then uses resin to protect them.  That is a lot of work for these little guys but the hard work and quality stands out above all.  And she does all of this in her kitchen while she deals with her four kids!
You can find more of her unique little art at

How it all goes down here at Terra Maya

There is no big executive room where we sit with starbucks lattes and legal pads to discuss what we will be putting on the market for this quarter.  To give you a visual of how it all goes down, continue reading.

Sculpted, baked, and ready to paint, I start thinking about the possibilities. I run next door to my parent’s house, my dad is making an organizer for my mother’s jewelry making addiction, “Dad I made this little sculpture, can you make me a mini shadow box for it?” My dad stops everything he is doing, “Sure, I have extra wood, how about a ledge and an arch too.”  Perfect, I’ll list it for you on Etsy, I bet other artists could use one.  I run back home ready to paint “hmm, I should make a mold out of this,” I call my sister for a second opinion, “Dude I made this little flaming heart, I bet all sorts of artists would be interested in something like this for pins, jewelry, scrapbooking, I don’t know, what do you think?”  “I was just thinking that a flaming heart would be perfect for this necklace I am working on, weird, it must be the twin sister mind reading thing.”   Cool, I’ll make you a mold and trade me for some skull cabs”