Today’s special is Blonde Salad a la Oro Continua

How about a good snack to kick off the week?
In this case a healthy one…

That’s right! A Little blonde salad!

I have memories of my early college days, having breakfast overlooking the mountains of Georgia, and enjoying Chiara Ferragni’s addictive blog.

Loving her clothes and SHOES. Reading all about her fashionable adventures and wishing I were her best friend haha! Who wouldn’t want to be Chiara’s BFF? LOL

So without much thought, I figured it was about time I created an illustration for Chiara. Though, the illustration needed a purpose… How about, creating a new header for her famous blog?

The Blonde Salad has had the same image as the header for quite some time now, so I decided to take care of such situation and design a new header image for the website. I guess at the end of the day, she might never read this post, or might dislike the image I created. Nonetheless, I try to keep all my dreams alive these days. I am going to wish upon a star and see if I can make this happen. Fingers crossed

Chiara, if you are reading this, it would be my honor for you to use the illustration below, as the header for your blog. It would make my (day week month) YEAR.

Hope you all enjoy!


In case (you live under a rock) you are new to The Blonde Salad, you can check out the website here:

-Oro Continua


If only it were that simple



Here you have my submission to the Adidas Eyewear Contest for the Santiago Sunnies below.

I approached this challenge by designing “my dream sunnies for this summer”.

The pattern design was taken out of a collage I made about a year ago where I combined stops of paper to create a multi-dimensional field.

you can check out the collage on the link below:



-Oro Continua


May the world learn from you.


A new day stretches the concept of hard work,
The water keeps leaking from the back of the toilet.
That little container of miscellaneous objects gets more and more complex.
Dreams are being made, and life goes by…
 And I still don’t understand many whys.
The new windows that life can bring, sure can be refreshing,
But I hope they feel that way because of what they convey.
You are here, because of the effort of all those who believe in you. Give praise dear.
It’s ok to work hard as long as you never forget what your mentor once told you,
“May your aim always be true”.

-Oro Continua

La Carta de la Sra Antonia

La Carta de la Sra Antonia

Hoy me levante triste y sola.
Mi esposo amado esta muerto.
Sudo todo el dia para sacar adelante a mis niñas.
Hago lo que sea necesario para darnos de comer.
Aunque vivo en un cronico cansansio,
Obligo a mi corazon a que sienta esperanza verdadera.
Tu amor siempre me da fortaleza, porque mantengo tu ruecuerdo

No sabia que era panico lo que sentia.
No fue a proposito si lo enfrente de la manera incorrecta.
Yo se que te heri, pero tambien me heria a mi.
Ya que lo que hoy yo siento, es dolor de todo lo que no te di.
Era joven, y extranaba a tu padre.
Tenia responsabilidades de un nivel al que mi educacion y crecimiento no calificaban.
Te ame de mi manera. Y hoy te amo de otra.
Estoy tan orgullosa de ti hija!

Hoy vivo en un mismo dolor.
El dolor de la partida de tu padre.
El dolor de la partida de mi quinta hija.
El dolor de la partida de mi Veronica preciosa.
El dolor de la partida de mis nietos.
El dolor de la partida de tu padrastro.
El dolor de la partida de todos aquellos que fueron parte de mi vida, y que ahora ya no estan cerca.

Todas partidas,sintoma secundario de cambio.
Unos positivos, y otros que sentian como que no tanto.
Pero sabes que es lo mas importnte hija?
Todos los cambios son parte de el divino plan de dios omnipresente.

Si. Me levante un poco triste y sola.
Con ese cronico cansansio, y lamentando mi pasado.
Pero esa omnipresencia de la ultima linea es lo unico,
Que le da paz a esta vieja cabeza.
Paz de saber que Dios tiene todo bajo control.


Rogelio Polesello Digital Prints.

-Oro Continua