Joy & Peace to All – from: Drake, Sol, Lluvia & Resa

When Drake arrived from Belén Soto‘s in Vigo, Spain, to live with me, he was a punk duck, all cocky and figured he was going to make a successful  career as a chocolatier.

Then a very pretty young duck, her name is Sol, won a duck mating challenge. She bravely flew to Toronto, with her egg, against all weather odds.

Sol & her egg arrived in time for Christmas, or as ducks know it, Duckmas!

It was love at first sight for both Drake & Sol. Drake borrowed the money for the engagement ring, from me. Sol accepted his proposal, and they chose a June wedding date.

It was a lush wedding. Sol was the most beautiful bride, ever! I designed her gown. Now, I’ve designed some gorgeous gowns, but this is my piece de resistance.

Although Lluvia had not hatched, she was the Flower Girl

However, Lluvia hatched shortly after, and the young duck family celebrated their first Duckmas together. It was here they announced a new egg, a boy egg.

The family still watches over the boy egg. As we all know, it can take days, weeks or years for a ceramic egg to hatch.

We also wish everyone a 💥 Very Happy New Year 💥 where you reach for the stars and find some.

Photo of Paige in Mystic Lake © Stephanie Tudin

Sol wants all to know that the Art Gown Mystic Lake © Resa McConaghy – was dedicated to her mom, Belén Soto.

Ceramic Ducks © Belén Soto

The story of Drake & Sol © Belén Soto & Resa

Duck outfits and staging by: Resa


Year of the Dog – Yay!

⭐️ This special post celebrates the Chinese Zodiac: THE YEAR OF THE DOG⭐️ “Hello, I’m Hera, your Hostess of Ceremonies on this exciting occasion”.

Artwork by: Marina Kanavaki – Photo © Marina Kanavaki

“I know I’m gorgeous, but my mom’s art pillows help add to my beauty. My mom is an artist, Marina Kanavaki and she has a blog!

At this celebration you will meet many dogs. You will meet real dogs & graffiti dogs.”

Above is Clay & Ruty. Their mom is Belén Soto & she has a blog, too! Hmm, that looks like a park behind them! Of course, dogs LOVE to go to the park with their humans.

Photo © Marina Kanavaki

“Year of the Dog begins on February 16, 2018 & ends on February 4, 2019.”

“So, let me introduce this stunning white graffiti dog I met in Graffiti Alley in Toronto.”

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“Ah, beauty, thy name is dog! Did I mention dogs LOVE to go to the park with their humans.”

Photo © Marina Kanavaki

“Many Graffiti dogs, like this St. Bernard, live in the alleys.”

Some like me, are rescue dogs. (Thank you mommy! ❤️🎵❤️.) The poor little thing below was rescued by Resa’s friend. Buddy was kept in 1 room, never had baths, never went to the park & lived in his own filth.”

“Buddy lives with Resa’s friend now. He goes to the park, gets baths & love.”

‘There is no Year Of The Human. When I see dogs like Buddy (and me before Marina found me) I know why.”

Photo © Marina Kanavaki

“However, I do wish there was The Year of the Mommies and Daddies Who Love Dogs, Mommies like Marina….. & Belén, where as you can see, there is no shortage of love.”

Photo © Belén Soto
Artists: Birdo, Hames, Spud

“Some dogs bay at the moon, even if they are painted & live in the alley.”

Artists: Birdo, Hames, Spud

“Many graffiti dogs have gone into modelling and advertising.”

Artist: Lazo

“Did I mention dogs like to go to the park?”

Photo © Marina Kanavaki

“Before I forget, I’d like to show you more pics of Ruty and Clay. Some are from when they were puppies.”

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“So, While I’m being a good Hera waiting for Marina to take me to the park,”

Photo © Marina Kanavaki

I want to tell you that you can buy my mom’s art on  Marina’s Art Shop Many products with her art on them are available on Society 6 Her music is at Marina’s Music & don’t forget her art calendar on MagCloud

Also, Ruty and Clay want me to tell you that you can buy Belén’s ceramics at Belén’s Tienda


 Pics of graffiti taken by Resa – 2017 & 2018

Toronto & Winnipeg, Canada

Artists of 1st shown mural

Artists: @mr_tensoe2 @crwales66 @nick_sweetman @scieter @3tr_t @braes_ack @getsofacto @poserabm
Artist: Marina Kanavaki – Photo © Marina Kanavaki



⭐️ ⭐️ Lluvia’s First Duckmas ⭐️ ⭐️

🎵 🎵 Fa La La Quack, Quack Fa La La Quack La. 🎵 🎵

My sweet family of Ducks created by Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto from  Arcilla y Fuego send sincerest warm wishes to everyone, no matter what holiday they celebrate this season. May your joy equal theirs!

Cermaic Artist: Belén Soto

The warm holiday lights were turned on, & Lluvia stood under the tree for a picture. A star fell off, & got caught in her bow. It was so cute,  Sol took about 1000 photos.

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

Of course Drake and Sol have over shopped gifts for their special girl, but you can’t blame the proud loving parents!

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

Even as they introduce baby girl to the world, Sol has decided to send Lluvia to the all girl “Duckademy” for higher flying.

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto



Sol & Drake have a new egg.

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

Sol shows off their new egg. Drake is sure the egg will be a boy! It looks just like photos of him, when he was a young egg.

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto
Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

Costumes & Set Dec by – Resa

Pics taken by Resa -December, 2017

💝 🧡 💗 SPECIAL LOVE & HUGS to Belén for her gift of Lluvia. 💗 🧡 💝

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

 Visit Belén’s online shop by clicking on her LOGO below, or on the pic above.


Here are the very first pics taken of Lluvia with her parents. Here she kisses Sol.

Drake is fiercely protective of Lluvia & would do anything for her. Lluvia instinctively understands this as she snuggles close to Drake’s feathers for warmth.

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Duckmas cards by Georgiann are now available. Find them in the same isle as: Christmas cards, Kwanzaa cards, Hanukkah cards, Eid cards, Wedding cards, Easter cards, Birthday cards, Chickmas cards, Anniversary cards, and all other cards known, in perpetuity.

Art © Georgiann Carlson


Seasons Greetings – 2016

♫♫ Happy ♬ Holidays ♪♪ to you! ♫♫


♭♫ From Drake and Sol,  ♬ and their egg, too! ♫


♬ ♬ Happy Holidays, to you! ♬ ♬

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Belén Soto and Resa are happy to announce the upcoming wedding of Black Drake and Sol.


Using the beautiful Art Calendar by Marina Kanavaki, the pair has decided on a June wedding.


Sol shows off her gorgeous engagement ring.

Pics taken by Resa – December, 2016

Toronto, Canada

Visit Belén’s Tienda to shop for unique ceramics!


The happy couple share a tender moment.


Click on Marina’s Art Calendar to buy one at MagCloud.


Belén Soto’s Drake Noir Moves to Toronto

Belén of Arcilla Y Fuego sent her Drake Noir to live w/me in Toronto.

Ceramic Artist:
Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

He was very nervous upon arrival & hid in the plants .

DNoir #3
Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

I took him walking in the alley. The art captivated him.

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto
Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

“Hey mom, look at me! I’m hangin’ in the alleys of TO with Resa! ”

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto
Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

LOL! As this slideshow reveals, we had a great day of muralling!

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When we got home, Drake insisted on having shots taken on the floor I painted. He said I was an artist, too!

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto
Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

When I introduced Drake & mini-me, it was love at first sight! Here mini-me models a pin Belén designed. Drake flew over from Spain with it , as a gift for me.

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto
Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

You can visit Belén on her blog site –

Arcilla Y Fuego

Then  drop by 
Cerámica Belén Soto



& do some shopping! I used my PayPal, but I see other forms of payment as well. Don’t worry about breakage, as Belén is a master at packing!

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto
Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto

Le Drake Noir

As it was in Belén’s original Drake Noir Post this is dedicated to you!

Pics taken by Resa – September 2, 2015

Toronto, Ontario

P.S. When Drake met mini-me he played her a beautiful Spanish love song on the guitar!

Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto
Ceramic Artist: Belén Soto