Thursday, October 30, 2008


Hi everybody!
I was kind of busy this week and I have some news. I became an USA citizen!!! afer studing hard, going to the interviews and spending a lot of money I am finally an American.
To celebrate I am going to give a print to the winner. Just leave a comment here.
I am going to put pictures of available prints in the next blog entry so you can choose.

In other news, some of you know I am on a diet and I lost 15 pounds! Some things brought anxiety to my life this year. My husband changed jobs, he was working here in Houston during the week while I stayed at home in Dallas. I moved, I change church, etc.
I am reading Dr Phil books and they are working for me. I am taking pictures and I will post the before and after pics.

No new art for ebay or Etsy this week. I don't know if you notice a new link ==> "New order commissioned art..." it worked and I have so many pieces to finish before Christmas that I am not taking more commissioned art at this moment.
Ok, good luck with the giveaway and I'll post the prints later :)
bye for now


HINT Jewelry Design said...

Congratulations on becoming an American citizen!! Do you get to vote in November? That would be grand :)

LisaLectura*creations said...

Congrats Adri on your American Citizenship! That's great news! Also a big congrats on your diet too! Can't wait to see the pics. :)

Vickie said...

Congratulations on becoming a citizen. It brings back memories of going to see my BFF become a citizen. I hope your experience was just as special. Also, great job on losing the weight. I'm so glad your commission work is going well.

58 Cherries said...

Congratulations! My grandmother came from Greece and she's always been proud of getting her citizenship and being able to vote, etc. And congrats on your diet. Good news all around!

KimbolinaMarie said...

YAY!! Maybe you can vote this year! That would be an awesome gift to your new country! Thanks for thinking enough of us, to want to stay a bit longer.

Carmen said...


Anonymous said...

Congrats on becomming United States citizen. My sister_inlaw just did also.Shes from Brazil.

Diane Duda said...

Congratulations Adri! On your citizenship and the 15 lbs.! Yay!


Tequitia said...

congratulations!! I'm so happy for you!

BumbleVee said...

Congrats Adri and good luck with your endeavour to make some healthy changes in your lifestyle.

mystele said...

yay, adri!!! that's great- all of it!

Ursula Shaw said...

Congratulations on becoming an American citizen and on the weight loss!

Andy said...

Congrats on the US citizenship, Adriana. That's great that you've also lost some weight and your diet plan is working!

By the way, have you heard of Stacker 2's new Diet & Energy shot? If you want to try a drink that will help you lose weight while also giving you a boost of energy, you should definitely check this out. It's zero calories and comes in a delicious Tropical Blast flavor. Check it out at

I hope you don't mind me commenting on your blog, Adriana. I work with Stacker 2 so if you have any questions feel free to send me an e-mail. I'd love to hear what you think of the drink. Good luck.

Andy Gerrard
Brand Ambassador

michelle said...

What a wondeful thing! Congratulations to you! You make me feel patriotic just reading that post! What a great giveaway too. Hey, don't forget to show us photos of the commisions too. I love to look at everything you do!

pip said...

i really like your stuff. REALLY!PLEASE PICK ME:)

Amy Short said...

How exciting!! Can you vote on Tuesday then?!?

Huge pat on your back for the weight loss too. That is never easy. I'm always struggling with that!

:o) Amy

lunara said...

Hola Adri, felicidades por tu ciudadanía !!! Sabes la frida q tienes en el post de abajo, yo también usé esa foto jeje.. hice mi primera frida con esa foto, una acuarela "tributo a frida" ya vendida, y si, es una foto bellísima.., pues bueno a ver si me toca una bella impresión tuya q la verdad me encantan todas tus obras.., besotes.

Azul Valentina said...
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Azul Valentina said...


I am very happy that you are a citizen, I became one six months ago, it is a great feeling! you have a beautiful soul and I wish you the best!

Azul Valentina said...


I am very happy that you are a citizen, I became one six months ago, it is a great feeling! you have a beautiful soul and I wish you the best!

LisaE said...

Congrats on all. Love your art.
Take care:)

LisaE said...

Congrats on all. Love your art.
Take care:)

Carol B. said...

Hey, why is everyone losing weight except me? Must be all that Halloween candy I have been eating.
Well, congratulations to you, not only on your weight loss, but especially to your citizenship! How wonderful! God bless you in all your endeavors.
Carol B.

Esteemarlu said...

I am so happy for you and for our country who gets another voter. I understand about you being anxious with the moving and all. It took me so long to get used to living away from my hometown. Just relax when you can. I've learned that most things are not as bad as they seem to us.Good luck.

Dawn Maureen said...

Congratulations Adri ! YAY ! I didn't realize you were an American citizen before.

You know...I'm feeling kind of depressed about that store I wanted to open. It looks like it's not going to happen with a physical store.

I think it would be best to start with an online store and I will have to do that when the kids are all in school. It's too hard to do anything right now. It's like trying to shovel snow in a snowstorm. I don't know what I was thinking ! I was just at the Bluebonnet Craft show at St. Cyril on Westheimer and was thinking about just selling at the craft shows like that and various events around town so I can have breaks in between events.

I need some tips on how to lose some weight and keep it off. I need to lose about 25 pounds. What diet did you use ?

Italian Girl in Georgia ~ Suzanne MacCrone said...

Hi Adri,

Congratulations on becoming a US citizen. I am sure you studied hard for this and you have earned it. I am happy to have you as a fellow American! Most of all though, I am happy that I found you and your art!

Ciao amica,


Tammy said...

Congrats!!! How exciting for you.

Heather said...

Yay Adri!!! That is amazing news! Congratulations! Also, congrats on the weight loss and finding your way to a less anxious life. You have accomplished SO much!~

Adriana Whitney said...

Thank you so much everybody!
I didn't get the chance to vote this year, just because they wanted me to register 30 days before Election Day and I didn't have enough time.
Andy, thank you but I rather to keep it natural and stick with what is working (Dr Phil books on weight loss and diet)
Dawn, don’t get discouraged, sometimes we have dreams that we can fulfill little by little.
I will be selling my art here 5 blocks away from my house every first Saturday in a little art festival that the neighborhood has every month. You can check it out their flickr account is here
You get to know the people and you don’t have to invest so much money.
Again everybody thank you so much all your comments means a lot to me!

BLUEYEDUCKstudios said...

'contest over' but I am here to HuG you with a HUGE congratulatory HUG - WELCOME HOME dear citizen!!!!

What a blessing for you - and you have blessed us too - with one more open and warm heart representing our gigantic American family :)


Victorian Lady said...

YEAH!!!! ADRI! :)

Congratulations on such a HUGE milestone! :)