When I created my first jewelry collection in 2009, I was fortunate to find the perfect place to sell and show my work. This place was magical and festive. It was called Bazar Fusión, an itinerant design fair that lasted three days, and was held outdoors every couple of months in different parks in Mexico City. Manuel Sekkel and Caro Kopeloff created this joyful and vibrant event, emulating the design fairs that took place in Buenos Aires, their hometown.
Selling my work in Bazar Fusión allowed me to meet the people who bought my work. It was a great opportunity to get direct feedback and make new friends, and for many years I connected with a thriving creative community that continues to be an important part of my life.
About a year ago, when the city government made it increasingly difficult to get permits for Bazar Fusión to settle in city parks, Caro and Manu decided it was time to find a permanent home. They found and restored a magnificent mansion in the heart of the Colonia Juárez, and created Casa Fusión, offering each designer a space for rent. I joined the project, and opened my first store in June 2013.
When I realized how my creativity was being affected, I decided to close my store, even when it continued to be very successful. I was sad to leave my community at Fusión. Caro and Manu were always very generous and supportive, but I felt it was time to move forward on my path as an artist.
The creative freedom I get from making one of a kind jewelry pieces and selling my work online, is more than I imagined. I can now learn, experiment, travel, and communicate more, and all of this enriches my vision and my art. In this New Year, I choose to do things that make me feel alive, brave and generous.