Today was a perfect sunny day to work on the RV – also the soon to be Bird Trouble Mobile Shop. James replaced all the light covers on the outside and sealed the edges around them. He added carpet to the wall of the stairs, leading into the RV. I added the new cushion covers we worked on in our apartment this week, which happen … Continue reading Bird Trouble Mobile Shop Update
In January, my friend and talented Chicago photographer Sara Faraj came to the Bird Trouble studio to hang out and shoot the creation of a Bird Trouble Bag after ordering one of my new Waxed Canvas Bag style a few weeks prior to her visit. She gifted me these photos. Over the next few weeks, I’ll share my favorites so you too can feel the good vibes and catch the process of me creating a … Continue reading Sara Faraj Photographs Bird Trouble, Artisan Process of Leather + Waxed Textile Bags // Handcrafted in Chicago IL
The San Juan De Dios Market in Guadalajara, Mexico is said to be the largest indoor market in Latin America. It’s at 40,000 square meters, which is 9.88 acres. A baseball field is 3 acres. There’s a ton of items such as candy, jewelry, cell phones, herbs, candles, clothing, bags, blankets, belts, and a food court with tortas ahogadas, pozole, fish dishes, and tacos. I really enjoy … Continue reading A Trip Inside San Juan De Dios, Guadalajara with Bird Trouble
James, feeling wisdom-tooth pain, at the dentist in Puerto Vallarta. The walls. The frickn’ walls. He compared prices for a little dental work. We appreciated the aesthetics of the place. Check out the BLOW OUT SALE we’re having over at our online store filled with eccentric Artisan Handmade bags and accessories, always for the wild and the free, Bird Trouble. A lot is happening over here! I’m … Continue reading New at BIRDTROUBLE.COM + James at a Dentist in Puerto Vallarta
The many buildings of Guadalajara, Mexico. The lives, sometimes uncounted for. The lines of the buildings, shadows of the trees, and faces seen daily, nearly uncountable, besides for those who leave a mark, and those making memories with me. The colors of the buildings, the towering depth of their floors, and textures of fruit, or unlikely grass when multiplied. Many thanks to the visuals, Guadalajara, Mexico. Photos by Alexz … Continue reading “Visions of Guadalajara” told in Photos & a Poem by Alexz Sandoval
Ajijic, Mexico is always such a treat and a breathe of fresh air, especially as an artist + a creative + a small business owner, more especially after spending a lot of time being in a big cities like Guadalajara and Chicago. A lot of our time was spent on my dad’s roof top, soaking up the sun as we listened to music such as 13th Floor Elevators, as we … Continue reading Stimulations in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.
Coffee Legacy Coffee. A favorite place in Guadalajara, Mexico, to sit down and enjoy a coffee in a charming atmosphere, while watching a sidewalk filled with people walking and skateboarders rolling past. Life slows down here and yours truly, a chill life lovin’ lady, sure does like that. Check out the list of favorites Bird Trouble has for Colonia Americana, on my previous blog post: Things to Do in … Continue reading Coffee Legacy. Chapultepec Ave, Colonia Americana. Guadalajara, Mexico by Bird Trouble
For one whole year, I planned to visit and stay in Mexico during Chicago’s coldest part of winter with my boyfriend, James. We set an intention to hustle our asses off for the entire year, so we could comfortably leave Chicago for a couple weeks after the holidays, to spend time with my family in Mexico. It’s just too damn cold in Chicago, and on top of it, James … Continue reading Things to Do in Colonia Americana – Chapultepec Ave – Guadalajara, Mexico.
One of my favorite things about our campervan journey is having the motivation to document it and then being inspired by so many thoughts of my own documentation. Something that I’m apart of creating. It’s so exciting. It’s new. Campervan renovation is a process that makes you realize that it’s a smart idea to practice patience and to just enjoy every aspect of a dream that … Continue reading VIDEO: Renovating Bird Trouble’s renovated 1978 Dodge RV Campervan TINY HOME
Circa Modern Chicago had an event the other week, celebrating the new work of Chicago artist, Ezra Siegel, that was displayed amongst the walls. So we stopped by to see what all the buzz was about! On the walls, Ezra’s new work both stood out and blended in perfectly. It’s as if both Ezra’s art and Circa Modern were meant for each other. It’s as if Ezra’s … Continue reading Visiting Circa Modern Chicago + Ezra Siegel Art
As most of you know, Bird Trouble is moving toward aspirations of turning our online & bespoke studio brand into a Mobile Boutique. We’re currently renovating this 1978 Dodge Campervan! My dude and I are looking for new adventure, more time to do what we enjoy, to catch up on hobbies we’ve unfortunately diminished time for, new possible friendships and definitely unforgettable experiences. Probably the most important to … Continue reading Soaking up Tiny Home Inspiration
The days are here, my friends!! I’m like super horrible at blogging now, but I swear it’s because I’ve read so many “Work is not just an online presense” memes. It’s like the universe is telling me to stay out and about in Chicago’s amazing small business and creative community. BECAUSE IT’S SO AMAZING! So lucky to be here amongst so many inspiring talented folks who … Continue reading We launched Bird Trouble’s Handcrafted Vegan Waxed Canvas Bags Campaign on IndieGoGo! FashionForGood from Chicago
This morning, I listened to a great session of TED Radio about being SIMPLY HAPPY. If you have the time ((find the time)) to listen to this. If you have the time to read my thoughts it triggered, read below. 🙂 Alexz here. Founder, maker and creative direction of Bird Trouble. Over the time that I lived in Mexico focusing on my art and traveling via … Continue reading Becoming SIMPLY HAPPY by Bird Trouble