About Me

Art & Whimsy is a blog exploring one girl’s artistic journey, love of mixed media, snail mail, planners and art journaling. It celebrates an all around love of life and a passion for documenting it in color.

Belen Sotelo resides in sunny San Diego with her boyfriend/ biggest supporter, Patrick and their two cats. She’s a self taught mixed media artist, snail mail enthusiast and an avid documenter of life. She’s a liberal, introverted, foodie that spends much of her free time reading, gaming and engaged in her passion for making artsy things. She’s a perpetual work in progress… a student of life.

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4 Comments on About Me

  1. Sherrie Davis
    October 28, 2016 at 7:39 pm (1 year ago)

    Belen, I thought I read somewhere/watched a video of you making a mini journal? I can’t find it though. I think I saw it on FB but I can’t remember and I just love the thought of something teeny that I could work on at lunchtime and that would be done before days and days (or weeks and weeks!)……LOVE your art, so much fun! You have taught me lots, thank you for sharing your processes!

    • Belen Sotelo
      November 6, 2016 at 1:23 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Sherrie! I’ve made a few actually. Do you remember what type of journal it was?

  2. Kath
    July 5, 2017 at 6:55 pm (8 months ago)

    I loved your tutorial on making the journal. I don’t feel pressure to do it perfect the first time. Your laidback approach and hpow you conveyed that is important to beginners like me.

    Also, your papers were beautiful!!!!

    Thanks for sharing.


    • Belen Sotelo
      July 8, 2017 at 7:02 pm (8 months ago)

      Kath, thanks so much. That really is key… just allowing yourself to enjoy the process of creating without being too attached to the outcome.


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