A Family Portrait: My New Project

My absolute favorite thing about new projects is getting to know new friends who have an interest in my art 😁 haha…no my ego isn’t big, I just sincerely LOVE people who Love art. Doesn’t have to be mine…but its a bonus when it is. Especially if they’re placing an order!

I equally love a person who is spending some good time putting together a special gift for a special somebody in their life. I’m now a part of their journey to make someone feel loved.

All custom orders I’ve received have come from such creative folks looking for a unique gift idea <insert heart inspired art here 💗😉>

This next project is for a friend of mine who is wanting a family portrait, but a little more creative then a simple photograph.

His idea is to create a painting with colors and names, instead of faces.

Here’s the scope:

  • 5 Hearts, one for each member of the family
  • Their names by their hearts
  • Each heart [& name] is painted using that persons favorite color
  • Names can’t be too obvious
  • Make sure its bright and colorful!

Here are some pics of the sketching process so far:

Next week I’ll share an update on this project and its evolution!

If you’re interested in checking out my other projects, or would like to have more info on how to order one, just send me a message, or find me on Facebook & Instagram: 👉@popheartstudio

Make sure to check out my website: 👉Popheartstudio.com

Thanks for reading!

Much love your way 💗

Marisol Medina


A peek at my next 5 goals

Hi friends!

First goal (…not part of the big 5…), is getting momentum, clearly seeing the direction I’m taking Pop Heart Studio in…which is why I’ve been postponing blog posts these past few weeks.

For close to a month I’ve brainstormed, sketched, and planned my first collection I’ll be featuring in my Pop up & online shop.


A well, thought-out creative business has the capability of creating a movement around a particular subject.

That being said, a really long time ago I chose the subject of love as the movement I joined for my life and artistic venture. Hence the hearts 💗😁

What started off as a small business idea has eventually evolved and transformed, just as I have on a personal level.

The more experience I have with my business, the more desire I have to see it grow and have remarkable impacts on the society I live in.

I see the need for gift ideas outside of paintings, and I’ll be following my intuition on this one…🙌

No matter what’s added to the shop, it’ll all serve my lifes mission: to be a messenger of love.

So here are my next 5 goals:

  1. Start a YouTube channel
  2. More blog posts on the subject of love
  3. Pop up shop [on wheels] calendar of events
  4. Collaborate with fellow artists
  5. Paint heart murals around town

…and much, much more! ☝

If you’ve read this list and thought of feedback, send me a message, asap! I’d LOVE to hear from you 😁

Putting my goals out there holds me accountable to see them through…so wish me luck!

Thanks for reading 🙏💗

Much love your way,

Marisol Medina


A walk through the forest

Hi friends 😍

We have landed in Buenos Aires! It’s our last week in Argentina…I’m sad to be leaving but super pleased about the vacation we’ve had!

This post I’ll share a very special experience we had last Friday in Bariloche with my mother in law.


We enjoyed one of the prettiest skies and most peaceful walks through a forest called “El Bosque de Arrayanes.”



Arrayanes are unique trees with a cinnamon color bark that gives off a particular scent. I was completely captivated by the mystical sensation I felt walking through this forest. A perfect setting for perfect pictures!

At one point I felt compelled to have a spiritual moment…and so we did! I sat crossed legged on a fallen tree trunk, closed my eyes and started to breathe deeply. 

Meditating in the forest made me feel grounded, like I was one with the earth and the creatures around me. Listening to the wind brush against the trees brought chills down my spine, I felt so alive!


Love was in the air!

We completed our visit by hiking up to a hotel where a bus took us back to the city.

With this post, I’ll say goodbye to Bariloche, and welcome our time in Buenos Aires.

We had such a remarkable trip!

Every asado, every glass of wine, every memory shared will be kept close to my heart! Until next time, thanks for reading, and may my journey be an inspiration for you in case traveling is something you see in your future 😎

Much Love 💋

Marisol Medina


Argentina 2018 – my camping experience

Hi friends! 💖

We have done so many things, visited so many places, and ate so much food in the past week…but one experience sticks out among the rest: my first time camping!

We stayed at the camp ground “Los Baqueanos.” Dope little spot by a massive lake, surrounded by enormous mountains…the view was UNREAL 😍



It felt to me like we were staying at a national park because the camp had bathrooms with showers and a food spot (like, gorgeous food spot made of wood).

We  found a nice fire pit close enough to the beach yet further in the woods to avoid harsh winds. It was a hot day, but we knew the cold would come once the sun hid behind the mountains.

All day we were out hunting for wood to make a strong fire to cook what they call “un asado”, which is like a bbq.


The water was too cold for me to get in! I still enjoyed laying out by the lake, drinking that Argentine wine, and chatting away about how different life is back home. We’ve got the beach in Miami, but this camping trip was different for me…between the food, the view, and the cultural “do’s and don’ts,” I’m happy it felt like something new.

At night it got so cold! For me at least 😆  regardless I covered myself up, kept eating, drinking, and playing dominos (that’s right…I take my dominos EVERYWHERE I go…)


Laying out by the lake at night for me is unforgettable…I looked up at the sky, and saw so many stars and galaxies…It was so magical, like nothing I’ve seen before!

The best part was hanging with friends we only get to see every few years.


I had a blast! The next day we hung out with some more friends, and you guessed it! Ate and drank the day away 😍

We did some walking through the woods, and I was able to leave my heart at the camp! I made a heart sculpture with pebbles on the beach 💗


Art feels real when its made out of nowhere, unplanned, spur the MOMENT. I got high creating something I knew wasn’t going to last forever, but those who pass by my pebble heart will feel something, hopefully moved to at least think about love.

I use to think a lot about why I always create hearts in my artwork. I know now after so many years that my mission as an artist, as an artistic messenger of my generation, my mission is to bring to light the subject of love. Its real, its why we continue to evolve, its the reason why everything we see exists 💗💗💗

This is just a piece of the adventure…nothing like living it for real though! I do plan on making more art during my trip. Let’s see what I create this upcoming week!

I’ve got more pics to share on my instagram page…make sure to follow me! @popheartstudio

Stay tuned for our next adventure here in Argentina, our 2018 trip!

💋 Marisol Medina


A V-Day Message

Hello my lovelies,

I am feeling the love! We are just a few hours away from one of my favorite days of the year, Valentine’s day 😍

I’d like to honor this day by giving thanks to you, for being a part of this artistic journey with me.

There is nothing I like to do more than create art and content where love is center stage, where all my projects are lead with my heart, where connections are being made from a place of love and gratitude.

Thank you to those who have purchased, and have given a heart inspired painting to a special person in your life. You are helping me fulfill a deep desire of spreading the message of love throughout the world.

Just this one act of kindess sparks a whole lot of good vibes. The more people connect to love, the more we can all see love in our daily lives.

It is my hope as an artist (and human being) to always celebrate love, by creating it, showing love to others, and by always living from my heart.

I truly wish you many blessings, and from the bottom of my heart, may tomorrow be a reminder that Valentine’s is not just celebrated one day out of the year, love should be celebrated always.

💋 xoxo,

Marisol Medina


My Love Story

Dear Universe,

I wish for my husband to be a strong man, someone who loves his family, who is passionate about life.
I wish for a man with long hair, broad shoulders, not so tall (eye to eye) …cute butt
I wish for my husband to be the best damn lover a woman could ever have!
I wish for my husband to desire the same things that I do in life, like how many children we will have and the places we will travel to.
I wish for my husband to see me as his partner in life, who understands the concept of team…I desire a team player who makes an effort to understand me even if I may be wrong.
I wish for a man who perseveres, stands up for what he believes in, and doesn’t give up.
I wish for a husband who will teach me things, and make me laugh (always!)
I wish for a man who is NOT addicted to drugs, alcohol, or self-destructive habits.
I wish for a husband who will help me through my addictions, help me see the bright side of life, where food, exercise, love and spirituality become our daily highs.
I wish for a man who is as creative as I am, who understands me and my needs, who deserves ALL OF MY LOVE, because I have plenty of love to give, and will be the very best wife any man could ever ask for.

Universe, I know that the world is SO VERY large. I am open to receive my husband from any part of the world. I’ll know him when I see him. I am open to your guidance, and I sit in this space of openness, allowing my husband to flow effortlessly into my experience. For this, I give thanks.


My greatest manifestation has been my husband.
I never once felt doubt or uncertainty about the future of my marriage.

In the world of vibrations, I had love and relationships in a very positive place. It was very natural and easy for me to be in a relationship. The trouble I was having was finding the right one.

This letter to the Universe was written sometime in 2003. I was currently in a relationship with who I considered at the time to be my best friend. Although I felt a tremendous amount of love for him, I just knew in my heart he wanted something else out of life, and so did I. 5 years into the relationship, I decided to part ways.

After our break up, I fell into this blissful, self-love, lover of life moment where all I wanted to do was dance, do yoga, meditate…ENJOY ME.

I was IN LOVE with myself. I enjoyed time with myself, and did everything possible to do the things I loved most in life.

The summer after our break up I traveled on weekends to Boca Raton, FL to stay with my cousin who was house sitting for a friend. We had THE BEST time ever! Food, wine, dance, beach, poolside tans…It was just what the doctor prescribed.

We didn’t really go anywhere, except for the very last Friday night, right before her friend would return.

Riding her bike one afternoon, my cousin spotted a Blue Martini. She called me up and said, “Mari, this Friday, bring your dancing shoes. It’s Blue Martini time!”

We almost never made it. It was 2 am, the cat had a little accident on the rug, we had a bottle of wine in our belly, didn’t want to drive, the bar was soon to close…I even called Blue Martini TWICE to see if anything special was going on.

We had so many excuses NOT to go…but yet there was this pull, this sense of, “GET DRESSED, AND YOUR BUTT DOWN THERE, NOW!”

We called a cab.

Stepping into Blue Martini, I spotted a guy wearing a white top, blue jeans, black shoes. He was tying his hair back. I thought, “hmm, I wonder what’s his story. He’s clearly not from around these parts.”

I knew he saw me, because I slightly locked eyes with him. As I walked away, I emphasized my walk, because I KNEW he was still looking.

One blue Martini drink later, my cousin was deep in conversation with a friend at the bar, while I was amusing myself with a Brazilian. My eyes wandered, looking for that guy. The one who got my attention. The mysterious traveler.

And just like that, my mystery man stood right next to me, right on time to hear me speaking Spanish, as I said a few last words to my Brazilian friend, which was the PERFECT start for our very first conversation.

His name is Andres, and he came from Argentina, his future was uncertain. All I was certain about was the intense attraction I suddenly felt for this stranger. He asked me where I was from, and to my surprise I was the first Cuban he had ever met.

Our first dance was a bit magical, I felt as if I knew him. I felt comfort and love in the arms of a stranger. We exchanged numbers before leaving. He called me right away. …We never stopped talking every since.

3 months later we started dating, and 8 months after we were married.
This April, we will celebrate 8 years of marriage.

Love Story Collage resized

The letter I wrote to the universe is as accurate as it gets. His looks, personality, lifestyle…EVERYTHING is exactly as I wished for. If you know us personally, you know these things are true of him and of our relationship.

I may have trouble manifesting on a few different subjects, but as far as my love and marriage, Andres is my greatest manifestation yet ❤

I sure hope my story has inspired you!

Let me know in the comments below if you’ve ever written a letter to the Universe, and was it successful for you or not?

Don’t forget to share this with someone you know it will serve…

Sending you LOTS OF LOVE

From my heart, to yours ❤

Marisol Medina

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My Pinterest Vibe & Vision Board

Hi friends 💖

Last weeks post was about how to create a habit on feeling good, and one of the techniques I shared was on how to create a Vibe Board (aka mood board).

I love to make these, especially if I go the digital route and use Pinterest to help me 😍

I’ve made Vibe Boards on just about EVERYTHING…not only do I enjoy putting them together, but it activates the habit of clearly searching for things I love.

As a result of looking for things I love in a digital platform, I carry the same habit on to the real world. As I am walking and going about my day, I automatically look for things I am loving about the environment I’m standing in.

When I make a Vibe Board for the purpose of feeling better (or enhancing my mood), I like to first make a list of the things I want to look for.

I use the following categories:

  • Senses (site, smell, taste, touch)
  • Color palettes
  • Outfits
  • Lifestyle (like traveling, going to the gym, yoga)
  • Home decor (house plants, furniture, etc)
  • People I love (could be family, friends, or people I admire)
  • Pets/ animals

Once I have written down what my favorites are for each category, I then head on over to Pinterest and start my search.

I like to use the app Collage Maker to insert all the pictures I have found. It makes my board look clean and beautiful. You can change the size and proportions of each image so that it all fits in a way that is pleasing to you when you see it.

This process is VERY satisfying for me, especially since I work creatively, it really sets the tone for the day.

Here is one I made today:


These are my current faves (and vibes) I got going on:

  • Colors: lemon yellow, purple, hot pink, silver gray, black
  • Textures: canvas/ burlap, metallic/ shiny paint
  • Sounds: Jazz Music
  • Smells: My new Coco Channel perfume my mom gave me for Christmas (love heeeer!)
  • Tastes: COFFEE…actually, cafe con leche! Coconut milk, to be exact.
  • Outfits: Lately I’ve been loving New Balance, they have an old school feel to their design
  • Lifestyle: I am ALL about traveling! My husband and I started the year on that traveling vibe, already have a few trips planned!
  • Home Decor: Candles and plants. I have a few house plants and am working on collecting a few more for around the house.
  • Animals: Maybe its my traveling vibe I got going on, but lately I’ve got my eyes on the birds around my home. I live by the water and I LOVE to see them flying by the ocean, makes me feel so peaceful inside

I use a Vibe Board when I’m planning for a trip, an event, for my business, projects, even birthdays and holidays….the list goes on!

I like to think of Vibe Boards as similar to a Vision Board, except the emphasis is more on what feels good, vs. what it is that I want to manifest.

So what exactly are the differences between the 2?

Vision Boards are a visual representation of the things you are wanting to manifest/ make happen into a tangible, thing (for lack of a better word).

Vibe Boards are a visual representation of all the things you LOVE and make you feel good. Key word: FEEL

[DISCLAIMER: Only spend your time creating these boards if they make you feel good in the process. I have created boards in the past where I REALLY WANTED something to manifest, and my focus was on the fact that I didn’t have it yet. The emotion you have while creating them is more important than the actual pictures you select.]

Here is an example of a Vision Board I created for my business:


You’ll notice that some images I chose are of memories that already happened, because they’re pictures of me. You see, the purpose of a Vision Board is to activate within you the emotions of what it would feel like to already have what you want.

These pictures of myself represent a HUGE GOAL I accomplished, and so adding it to the vision of my business really brings me joy because it was the very first goal I made for myself a very long time ago, and represents SUCCESS…in my book!

This is the list I used to create the Vision Board for my business (note this is a small board, one that I keep on my phone):

  • Colors: White, hot pink, purples, orange, turquoise, silver gray, black
  • Textures: Wood, metallic, paper, canvases, satin
  • Outfits: A mix between sporty, glam, with pops of color
  • Goals: Maintain and elevate my followers on social media, start a you Tube channel, sell my artwork at selected stores, run a successful online and mobile shop
  • Look and feel of the brand: Neo Pop Art with an elegant tone, minimalistic yet colorful, professional, clean

There you have it folks! I sure hope my digital Vibe & Vision boards inspired you in some way to run off and create your own!

Now I would love to hear from you! Do you create Vibe or Vision Boards? If so, please share your process!

If you know someone who would love this idea, please share the love!

Thank you SO MUCH for reading…and I’ll catch you next week!

Much Love,
Marisol Medina


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How to bust your creative blocks

Have you ever experienced a creative block?
Like your ideas don’t seem good enough, and you can’t come up with something beautiful, or fun, or inspiring?

I sure have…

Art school was NOT easy for me.

Not that I hated it, it’s just that every semester, every class, every project always began with a bunch of self-doubt.

I didn’t feel like my work was good. Like, at all.
I compared my skills and style to artists I admired who are like, beyond amazing.
I had a sense of “unworthiness” looming around me.
Worst of all, these emotions were reflecting in my work.

I was stuck, and couldn’t find my way out.

Clearly I had a problem, and although I’ve been a student of metaphysics and the law of attraction my whole life, this was just one subject I COULDN’T FIGURE OUT.

So my questions to the Universe were:
What am I supposed to do with my life?
Is this “the best” I can do?
How will I ever figure out my artistic style?
When will I overcome this?

TALK ABOUT A CREATIVE BLOCK! It lasted nearly 5 years of my life!

Aside from the drama, I want to point something out from this story:
all my worries and troubles were tied to questions. I HAD SO MANY QUESTIONS.

These questions were at the root of my creative block. What does that mean, really?
O.K here is where I talk about energy and momentum.

Law of Attraction is the same thing as momentum. When you begin to think about something, the very first manifestation you get is a feeling, an emotion.
Law of attraction then begins to attract similar thoughts that match this emotion you just manifested.

If you continue to think about these thoughts, before you know it, you’ve got some momentum building around this topic, and now you’re riding the wave of it (emotionally, that is).
Once you’re on that wave, unless you know how to slow it down, you’re going to stay there for some time.
The next thing that happens is that the Law of attraction will just keep bringing experiences that match those same emotions.
Whoa, I know! Maybe new terminology for some…stay with me!

So, how does this relate to creative blocks? Well, think about it. Just “thinking” you’re going through a creative block will attract more creative blockage…

Your focus on a problem (a creative block, in this case), feels much different and feels  super far away from putting your attention on the solution (which in our case, the best solution here is to be a creative genius).

A creative block simply means you have your attention on it as a real “problem,” and this attention is having you feel negative emotions around it. The more keep your attention on this as being a problem in your life, the longer it’s going to stick around. Plus, while your attention is on the problem, you block any and all ideas from flowing in.

So this is how I came out of my 5 year funk, and a tool you can use for yourself:

  1. Become aware of your questions and emotions associated to them. Take out a piece of paper, your journal, or sketchbook. Draw a line going down the center that splits the paper in half. On the left side write the word “Questions”, and on the other side write “Solutions.” Now choose a topic that’s bothering you (like, how can I unblock my creativity?), and make a list of all the questions you’ve got going on about whatever is bothering you.
    Can you describe what these questions feel like in your body?
    Then, on the left side write down any possible solutions you might come up with at the moment, even if they terrify you. The answers I wrote down for myself terrified me, but only because all my attention was still focused on the problem. Remember, questions and answers both feel different in our body, and if you’re riding the “fear-based question” wave, it’s impossible to feel good at the same time.
    Write down as many solutions as possible. Keep writing until you feel some relief in your body.
    Something magical happens when you take your problems floating around in your head and put ’em onto something tangible that you can read out loud. You’d be surprised at the patterns that start coming up for you. This practice helps you to see your problems from a logical point of view, and away from an emotional point of view (your emotions are what law of attraction responds to).
  2. Make a list of all the things you LOVE to do and feel good to you. May seem odd to do this next, but instead of hammering away on trying to “fix” this block, we are going to slowly shift waves here for a bit, start searching for the build up of a new, deep wave, one that feels familiar and good to you. To do this you’ve gotta get off the subject of whats blocking you and on to something that feels lighter and much better. I want you to on the back of this paper, write down all of the things you absolutely LOVE in this moment. Things that inspire you, like places to visit, colors you love, movies to watch, maybe its dancing, singing, maybe you can doodle a few things…the idea here is that once you’ve started writing down solutions in the previous exercise, your brain began thinking in a different direction, and what you want to do is slowly enhance that shift by changing the subject in your mind to the things you enjoy doing the most. Added bonus here is to FEEL those good emotions as you’re writing/ doodling all these things you absolutely LOVE.
  3. Get your body to move! After doing this exercise, I am sure you will have begun a new momentum, one that leans towards solutions, towards creativity and inspiration. If you found that spark, even if it’s the smallest sensation of a shift within you, I want you to get up and MOVE YOUR BODY. You want to build on this momentum by enhancing those good feelings. Have a dance break, go to the gym, go for a run, do some yoga, go for a walk, put on some inspiring music and do some free-form movements, go for a swim, bike riding…
    Build that spark of momentum in your body. Let it move you, inspire you.TRUST me this works.

Disclaimer: Once you feel that shift, DO NOT go back to your list to try to solve your creative block/ problem by continuing to ponder about it. The way that energy flows is like that wave I mentioned. You’ve gotta let this small shift in emotion gain some momentum until you’re 100% riding the new wave. Just let that subject go all together, and give yourself the opportunity to move into a better feeling place, where all the answers to all your problems and creative blocks live.

Moral of the story is, focusing on the creative block won’t get you anywhere near allowing goodness to flow in. Attention to either one requires different points of focus and awareness. In order to express your true self and allow those creative juices to flow, become solution oriented! It’s a state of mind worth the practice, because not only will it serve you creatively, but also in your everyday life.

This practice, coupled with meditation (which I’ll talk about in another post) and a few other “rituals” I’ve developed over time, was my #1 tool in busting my creative block. Took me A LOT of practice, I’m not saying I did this once and BAM, all problems solved. I did, however, get SO GOOD at balancing my emotions that honestly, I still use this method to this day. My problems are far less than what they use to be, but hey, problems come up on the daily. It’s how you move through those waves that matter most.

I TRULY hope this post was of help to you!

I’d love to know, have you suffered from a creative block in your life? If so, what techniques did you use to get through it?

Also, if you feel that this information may help someone you know, please share it with them. It may be the solution to their problem 🙂

With Love,

Marisol Medina

P.S: Some words I mentioned here might be new to some of you, so I’ve defined them and linked the resources:
Law of Attraction: That which is like unto itself, is drawn. In other words, that which you think, in any moment, attracts unto itself other thoughts that are like it. 
manifestation: a perceptible, outward, or visible expression 




Hi friends! Welcome to my blog 🙌
My name is Marisol. I’m the artist and creator of Pop Heart Studio – an online and mobile art gift shop.

My purpose as an artist is to create paintings that feel like joy, excitement, and LOVE 💖

Just as I’m passionate about expressing joy  through my art, I also have a passion for personal development.
People who know me would say I’m very kind, creative, sweet, compassionate….and a SUPER DUPER great listener. They would also say my favorite topics are about the universe, energy, life….💖

I’ve been learning about self care and the law of attraction since I was a kid. My greatest teacher (and hero, my dad) taught me the basics of metaphysics. He showed me techniques on how to design a life of joy. He also taught me how to handle situations that are beyond my control.

Throughout the years it has become my passion to really understand the human life experience as a whole.  I’ve gathered enough practice and life experience to finally share my secrets on how to live a balanced, thriving life.

I live in the moment, aware of my eternal-ness, aware that I’m alive. I check on myself to see where I’m at, to see what my body needs and is asking of me. I make self care my #1 priority in life, because I am not of service to you if I cannot first be of service to myself.

If this is new stuff for you, I promise it’s a game changer.

I’ll insert a disclaimer here: I’m not a doctor…and everything you’ll read is based solely on my personal practices. I’ll always share my resources, and if I don’t then you’ll know its original work.

This space allows me to bridge the gap between my artwork and my interpretation of life. It is a brilliant way for me to connect with you and hopefully be of service to you.

I believe we are all creators, and I’m here to teach you how to live a ridiculously AMAZING life by expressing your love from HEAD to SOUL.

I’ll post MY take on topics based on all areas of life, and how I intentionally use the law of attraction EVERY SINGLE DAY…no matter what!

It’s not rocket science, and once you know the concepts, you can very easily develop your own personal habits that’ll transform the quality of your life.

May these teachings reach those who are ready to learn, and may this be a tool for you to create an extraordinary life! 😄

Stay tuned as we go on this journey together of creativity, life, and love!

Oh, and please make sure to comment and leave me your feedback below! 😊 I’d love to get to know you and the community we’ll be building together ❤❤❤

💋 Much love,

Marisol Medina