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Happy Thanksgiving!

This Week @ Emily Lupita Studio:

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a nice holiday weekend.

My family came to visit this week and we had such a nice time together. I’m blessed with a very creative family and we did so many cool projects together.

I loved waking up in the morning to paint with my brother & niece.

My sister-in-law & niece helped me make my new line of artwork jewelry…almost 100 new pieces!

We stayed up late talking & creating all sorts of pretty things.

My mom is really talented at sewing and she’s helping me create a prototype for my new Lupita dolls.


So many great ideas…we’re still working on the final design but it has been fun experimenting with color, size & texture. Here are a few of our first dolls. My mom made the pink one – my favorite.


Sending wishes for a beautiful week ahead,

-Emily Lupita


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Q & A: Who is the character in your watercolor paintings?

Who is the character in your watercolor paintings?

Her name is Lupita and she is a representation of women & girls across the world who seek out beautiful moments. I have several different collections of Lupita paintings reflecting the many sides of my Lupita character.

The Lupita on a Journey collection is my main collection and is inspired by the Japanese ancestor doll, where the viewer imagines the face of a loved one inside the blank face of the doll.

Japanese doll 1

Other collections include the Lupita Sisters, Lupita Portraits, Lupita Dreams, and the beloved Lupita Monsters, who are full of mischief and often broken-hearted, a compliment to the sweeter Lupita versions.

5-1 Lupita Wings Blue Purple Rainbow

This painting is part of a series I made in the Lupita on a Journey collection of Lupita with wings in different designs and colors. As you can see here, the years I lived in Japan have influenced my artwork a great deal, especially in terms of space and pattern.

[Japanese doll photo taken by Emily Lupita Plum-Guclu at a private home exhibit in Miyakonojo, Japan, 2003]