ARCHITECTURE LICENSE

Buenos dias gente!

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This year started off just the way I was hoping for. I took my 3rd exam on December 28th and was notified a week later that I had passed! Not only did I start this new wonderful year in the right direction towards achieving this first goal of becoming a licensed Architect, but I can start to see the finish line of this challenging but rewarding journey. Achieving this goal automatically helps me achieve my tiny magic business and it makes my heart dance of joy. I have so much to explore, so many wonderful people to meet and work with and amazing ideas to manifest. Again life is not rainbows and puppies...yet haha. I feel like every month I grind a little bit less and I do more of what I love to do, but still hustling in the sense that I don't really relax, I'm always working therefore I've been more cautious about what and how much I eat, for my body is the first and last home I have. Fitness is extremely important to me, I just love my body and all the things she allows me to achieve and experience. Most people die not even appreciating all the things their bodies did for them on this earth, but how can you live life at its greatest and experience everything life has to offer in the most minimalist sense if your body is not taken care of? Think about it, your body is your first source of transportation, it is the first source of protection from the elements and is full of intelligence that guides you very softly to achieve what your heart and mind want to experience.

Fix your mind, Take care of your Body and the rest will come,

<3 Magia

 

Magik Sketches

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I wanted to share this awesome service I'm providing to anyone that is wanting to live in a tiny home but has trouble getting started on visualizing it. Let me share with you that ART is my biggest passion and combining what gives me peace and joy with my other love which is designing tiny homes, really makes my soul dance :)! These sketches are get your mind spinning on the possibility of the shape, color, feel, proportions of how your future tiny home could manifest. I will not spend more than an hour doing these tiny sketches, that's why sound so fun and I cannot wait to get my first order. Please click not he button below "MAGIK SKETCH" to take you with some examples of sketches I have done in the past to give you an idea of what to be expecting.

 

MAGIA

Mundo,

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So many amazing things are happening and I'm still amazed at how much I'm doing in a week. While still working full time as an architectural designer, studying for my licensing exams and working out full time during my lunch breaks...I am now doing more and more of my soul's desire. I am drawing out of my heart every weekend, and I let my soul go wild and I completely go from my left brain at 4pm on Friday and directly to my Right brain. I've become so efficient at switching gears on my brain and going from deadlines, schedules, time time time, to letting go of time and letting go of exceptions of how people should be and how things should go about on the weekends and I feel in heaven. Before it was very hard to switch I would stay on "Work" mode all weekend....but this is what patience and perseverance gets you....in a Magical place where everything works in Harmony you just gotta stay positive....let go of all expectations and breath deeply and slowly....just feel.

Stay Positive,

Maria

 

 

 

Japan Magic

Hello Earthly Beings,

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As you guys have seen on my instagram page, I currently came back from the most amazing trip ever in Japan. I did not know what to expect regarding the change of culture, food, and environment. I love newness, creativity, originality, and change, so this trip was a huge fun roller coaster feeling for me. I saw and lived in a highly ordered country where everybody follows the rules, therefore there is almost no real poverty, there is absolute trust between client and seller per say. The japanese people are taught to prioritize peace, independence, and respect from an early age, and I experienced it first hand with everyone I encountered and it just felt so easy, so natural and so human. I loved that country's sense of art, order, respect and sustainability to everything and everyone. I have high hopes and bigger dreams after experiencing that other side of the world, never again will I settle for even my own dreams....always thing big, dream big, explore that creative side of your brain, for they say we only just about 10% during our lifespan....that is where you can create your own magic. You have the keys to the lock, just gotta know that, believe it and use it.

Love,

Maria

Architecture is the language of the Soul

This post expresses my belief of architecture. Architecture is not a replica of another building nor a footprint with a budget. Architecture creates something that only someone else can do and that is Art. Architecture is bigger than the sum of its parts because it connects with the spirit of the place, the history of the place and with the souls of that people that come in any kind of contact with it. Architecture is another language of Art. Just like life is art and you are the artist of your own life....some people don't see life that way and that's the same with architecture.  One thing that I learned in architecture school and I still use it everyday of my life....the more complex the building, the simpler it has to be......that's life...the more you do and the more know, the more you have to simplify within and without. I love my expression of Art and Architecture and I love that one day I will be free to work by being myself which will allow me to live in a state of love, creativity, inspiration and purpose. I feel that day coming closer and closer. Drop me a message and connect with me I'd love to collaborate with open minded people especially those who dare to follow their dreams to keep this beautiful world as beautiful as it is and explore her new mysteries that we have yet to see and know.

Love,

Warrior Magica

Believe in the Power of your Dreams

I treat this blog like a personal diary almost...this place is where I express what others cannot feel and understand...different levels of reality. Living in the Midwest as a wild dreamer is not easy.... but I am becoming stronger and a more well grounded dreamer...I am not just a crazy architect but I'm becoming the general contractor as well and I love that aspect of myself...but my true nature is art, dreaming, thinking of others are afraid to say or do.

This year has been very productive, very left brain dominated which is not the most ecstatic and soul fulfilling thing for me to do. I am trusting the process, the opportunities that come to me, the people I'm meeting at my job and learning about the business side of the spectrum, not my forte nor do I want it to be, but it's interesting to see how most of this country really works. You could say I'm naive and not realistic, but that's not it, I am a dreamer and I follow my dreams I don't follow the norm nor will I settle for the norm.

I love telling my journey through here it's helping me take a step back to see how far I've come and hopefully it will help others who are
fighting to live their dreams only.

Love, Believe, & Create

Casitas Magicas

3rd Place Design

Hola Mundo,

It was been a hectic but very productive year so far. Lots of opportunities have appeared in my life that keep bringing me closer to my #1 priority goal. About a month ago I entered another tiny home design competition for a rustic cabin home in British Columbia, Canada that's 300SF- 350SF in size. I gotta say opportunities to design so freely like this one is what brings the best out of me and what I enjoy doing from the bottom of my heart. A couple days ago I found out my design won 3rd Place and I could not have been more ecstatic because I didn't participate for the reward, I do these competition for my own personal growth, well being and personal joy. It's great to know that people do love my designs as much as I pour my heart into and I can make a living out of this whole movement. Keep doing what you love, keep believing what your heart tells you to, and don't listen to any exterior negative comments, feelings or nuisances. Yes there will be a lot of friction in the beginning of your journey, but what dream or goal doesn't start like that? 

Have a beautiful day Mother Earth <3

Casitas Magicas

Doing what you love

Buenos Dias!

It's been a while since I've updated this website but I've been busy with trying to different things in my life to be free from doing anything that I do not put my heart into. 

I am currently working in a corporate job and yes I do get paid well but my heart and soul are happy there since we are only working to make the bosses money and our feelings are rarely taken into consideration, but that's how big business works nowadays. After working in that job for 5 months, I have gotten a more clear vision of where I want to be and how to get there.

My goal for 2017 is to get my architectural license and be my own boss, timeline, environment and  live by my own rules. I want to integrate everything I love into one job: Travel, Draw, Interact with beautiful people, help this world be a more sustainable and healthier place, and get paid for it :).

Even though I'll be super busy with taking all those exam for my licensure this year, I managed to change my mind and belief systems to still have time to do other things and progress in them. It's so crazy how everything is a creation of the mind. Besides obtaining my architecture license, on the weekends I started to do my biggest passion: ART. 

Life is as beautiful as you decide it to be, pain is part of the same coin is happiness, learn to surf and enjoy every aspect of the journey :)

 

Much Love and Colorful Vibes,

Casitas Magicas

Being in the PRESENT MOMENT...

Hola mundo!

This was week I put emphasis on being in the moment..Let me tell you that it felt pretty good..at least the small moments my mind didn't clutter it with endless thoughts and worries. Let me tell you that the hardest part has passed. Actually putting yourself in the moment for a few seconds every so often in a day is really hard if you have not been doing it for a while. Happiness, joy, peace IS IN THE PRESENT MOMENT. It's not in the future, or past, it is right here, right now and you can choose to be in that place, but first you have to go within and detach from the mind chatter. Detach by just being a watcher, a listener, but not identifying yourself with those thoughts and feelings. Just watch. 

This week I also did more of what my soul loves which is art. I love drawing and expressing my feelings and whatever universe is going on within me. Even if the drawings are not the quality they used to be, it is a start and it will only get better from here which is super exciting for me and everyone that knows me. 

I started finally putting on paper my next casita design concept and I love it!!! I fall in love with the concept of every tiny house and that's what drives me to put all my effort, love and joy in it. In mid May I'll be quitting my current job and focusing more on this before I start applying for a new and better job! :) 

 

Best Loving Vibes,

Casitas Magicas

First Post!

Hello,

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I'm super excited to start my journey as an aspiring architect (until i become licensed of course!) with you guys and reach that dream I hold clear in my mind everyday. 

I know things will move slow in the beginning since I have several things going on in my life currently. I have a full time job as an architectural intern, am taking an evening class to increase my skills in Revit, helping a friend build his house on the weekends, started drawing an addition to my parent's house, workout almost every day after work and now I have this beautiful project that I have been dreaming of since graduation. 

If you truly want something, life will find balance in your life to get everything done, but if you don't have a clear goal and intention, then you will only see obstacles and excuses.

I hope to connect with people who are on the same boat as I am and are in a journey of growth, love, beauty, service to others and freedom. I know I will :D.

This page might not be as active in the first 2 months since I have all these things going on in my life but by May several things will come to an end which will give me space and time to focus on this beautiful project! I have faith everything will workout and grow the way we intended it to.

 

Best Vibes and Wishes,

Maria