Hello! This is me.
My name is Rosana Laiz and I’m a Spanish architect interested in design, 3D rendering, watercolor and oil painting, interior design, handmade jewelry, and all things pretty. I’m a foodie and I love cooking for friends and family. Oh, and I am definitely a crazy cat lady.
Currently, I live in León, but I’m originally from a teeny tiny village called Los Barrios de Gordón. If you want to see pictures of Spain and take a peek into my life, you can visit this blog and my instagram account.
While studying architecture in Valladolid, we were taught how to draw using pastels, ink, pencils… along with other less amusing things like structural calculations. I have great memories of my first year, like drawing classic Greek and Roman statues using charcoal and pastel pigments.
We also learned how to draw street views of buildings in the city. It was fun… but the weather was too cold in winter and too hot in summer to sit on the ground for 4 hours straight!
In the pictures, you can see my office in my tiny village. I used to think that I simply needed a big table and my computer… but nowadays I need more and more room for making my hand-painted designs, and storing my growing collection of color markers, pencils, oils, watercolor pigments, and loads of paper.
My father was a carpenter, so he made all the furniture in my office, including the frame for the huge map above my desk. I have always been surrounded by creative friends and family. I truly believe that these creative people have had a great impact on how I manage the creative process while painting or designing.
This little adventure called blursbyai started in December 2013 and it’s my full-time work now.
What does exactly “blursbyai” mean? Here’s the breakdown: It’s pronounced “blurs-bye-eye”. No, it has nothing to do with AI, as in artificial intelligence. In fact, the ‘ai’ in blursbyai is much more personal and meaningful.
The name “blursbyai” was inspired by the Japanese word “ai”, which means love. The concept was to encapsulate the passion and dedication that goes into each creation. So, “blursbyai” symbolizes the wonderful things that can be created with a labor of love and an attention to detail. It is more than a brand name; it’s a representation of the devotion that’s put into every piece of my work.
So next time you see “blursbyai”, remember it’s not about artificial intelligence but about genuine love and care.
I hope you like my designs as much as I love creating them. Thank you very much for taking a look and enjoy your visit!