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Tribute to Mundogominola

Jan 9, 2009

by Vanessa Bertozzi

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Artist, friend, and Etsy seller Claudia Moya aka Mundogominola recently passed away from a rare heart condition. She was a young and talented illustrator living in Madrid, Spain. According to Claudia’s final wishes, her friend Kristina aka Krize is finishing sending out Claudia’s sold artwork. We asked Kristina  to share this tribute she wrote about her dear friend.

Claudia Moya (Mundogominola)

(“Mundogominola” – translation “The World of Gummies”)

Her world was beautiful and colorful like a Gummies Store. This was a world of dreams, treasures, happiness, and smiles.

She shared this unique, sweet world with everybody. It was created by a girl who lived in her cozy little apartment in Madrid with her cat named Wish, lots of books, dim lighting and colored pencils. This is how Claudia Moya’s world was and still is.

She was a beautiful girl with a fragile heart and little hands that made magic. It radiates from her geisha’s, young ladies with red cheeks and long necks, charming princesses and jewelry like little treasures. A girl who couldn’t sleep at night, who instead dreamed during the day. The one who wanted to be a cat, and left an impression on everyone she met. She was a simple and unique person; a girl whose desire was to make the world a more beautiful place with her illustrations. And she did it, taking advantage of every single minute as if she knew there weren’t many left. Loving, drawing, sharing, and always smiling. She used to say, “I wouldn’t want to be there when the laughs are over.” And the laughs went with her.

She will always be in the hearts of those who loved her. It is a misfortune for those who never had the chance to meet her personally. Claudia’s characters will remain within the books and bookshelves inside the walls of many houses in far away countries, in the inspirations of other artists, in her cozy blog, her smiles in photographs, the magic on her jewelry and her image in our memories.

Her magical world remains without her, and will always be here for everyone: the smiling ones, the sad ones, the dreamers, and those who forgot how to dream, just like Claudia, who used to open her heart without fear or hesitation. The same heart that stopped beating one day this winter.

Her Etsy store was her little refuge, a place where she could show all the pretty things she made, where she could find people like her. People who, even without knowing each others faces, could share so many important things in their work. A place to teach, find and create. A place to lose and find ones self.
I am pretty sure she keeps smiling now from a cloud, with colored pencils in one hand, a sketch in the other, and a little bag of gominolas.

Be happy forever, Claudia. Thank you for MundoGominola and everything that you never kept from sharing with us.

Below is a collection of Claudia’s favorites.

My Heart postcard
My Heart postcard
Sold
Pink Anatomically Incorrect Heart  Pin
Pink Anatomically Incorrect Heart Pin
Sold
ME AND MY PANDA- Signed Art Reproduction From Original Painting by Danita (8x8 PRINT)
ME AND MY PANDA- Signed Art Reproduction From Original Painting by Danita (8x8 PRINT)
Sold
Set of 3 Notecards - I love You
Set of 3 Notecards - I love You
Sold
Red and White with Purple Pleats Wallet
Red and White with Purple Pleats Wallet
Sold
Bookmark -   Reaching a star
Bookmark - Reaching a star
Sold
Mini Framed Print - Angel Claudio
Mini Framed Print - Angel Claudio
Sold
Healing
Healing
Sold

291 comments

  • anandi

    anandi said 7 years ago

    what a lovely tribute. my thoughts go out to her friends and family at this difficult time.

  • horshid

    horshid said 7 years ago

    SO sad:(

  • theeye

    theeye said 7 years ago

    aww... what a lovely tribute. My condolences to her family and friends.

  • LaveMeSoapCo

    LaveMeSoapCo said 7 years ago

    :(

  • surly

    surly said 7 years ago

    So very touching and such a wonderful artist...best wishes to her friends and family... and may her art live on.

  • JeweledAmbrosia

    JeweledAmbrosia said 7 years ago

    Oh, those is heartbreaking. She was incredibly talented and sounds like such an amazing person.

  • behappynow

    behappynow said 7 years ago

    so sad!!! I love her art! :( Thanks Krize, for this post!

  • AbbydonKraftwerks

    AbbydonKraftwerks said 7 years ago

    As anandi said, a lovely tribute indeed.

  • thevintagecloset

    thevintagecloset said 7 years ago

    OH MY WORD...i LOVED her items. i am SHOCKED & very sad. my sympathy & prayers go out to her family & friends (especially krize).

  • kingfishercrafts

    kingfishercrafts said 7 years ago

    Blessings to her loved ones.

  • Phoenix420

    Phoenix420 said 7 years ago

    beautiful words, sometimes the brightest sparks burn out quicker. lovely art to leave behind.

  • FrucciDesign

    FrucciDesign said 7 years ago

    buon "viaggio" Claudia :(

  • unconventionalida

    unconventionalida said 7 years ago

    Oh no. She was so dear. This breaks my heart.

  • JessicaDoyle

    JessicaDoyle said 7 years ago

    Oh, this is so sad. Warm thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.

  • modernemotive

    modernemotive said 7 years ago

    Oh my, I loved her work. So sad.

  • anda Admin

    anda said 7 years ago

    So sad. I *love* her illustrations.

  • Corpseknit

    Corpseknit said 7 years ago

    This is such sad news to hear- but a beautiful tribute to an amazing artist!

  • timesandchimes

    timesandchimes said 7 years ago

    Bless her family and friends. How tragic for someone to pass so early in life. Thank you for this article. It should make us all hold our loved ones even closer.

  • ArtMind

    ArtMind said 7 years ago

    Krize, it's a beautiful tribute for a beautiful friend. Claudia might draw a rainbow for all of us to enjoy... Big hug for all those who love and miss her. I have lighted many candles since...

  • dennisanderson

    dennisanderson said 7 years ago

    How incredibly sad to see such an amazing artist pass. This is a beautiful tribute im sure shes smiling somewhere seeing this.

  • CrazyBliss

    CrazyBliss said 7 years ago

    sending warmest thoughts to those who knew and loved claudia. may her memories live on through the pieces of art she lovingly sent off on journeys of their own.

  • lapomme

    lapomme said 7 years ago

    be safe and warm wherever you are, claudia.

  • CLKcreative

    CLKcreative said 7 years ago

    Condolences to Claudia's family and friends.

  • ConstantGalore

    ConstantGalore said 7 years ago

    oooh, beautiful

  • mylavaliere

    mylavaliere said 7 years ago

    this is so sad! she was such a talented artist and i am glad she was able to share her work with the world!

  • karuski

    karuski said 7 years ago

    How sad is this. I wish strength to all who were close to her. Happily her art will remind us of her and her positive attitude.

  • Schmutzerland

    Schmutzerland said 7 years ago

    This is so sad. What a beautiful tribute. My prayers and thoughts are with her family and friends

  • staroftheeast

    staroftheeast said 7 years ago

    I'm still shocked after 2 weeks... Hope she smiles where she is!

  • lorenaferreira

    lorenaferreira said 7 years ago

    I'm very moved by this news, no one is ever ready for someone so young to leave. I wish all the best to her loved ones..and strength.

  • smashgirl

    smashgirl said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful tribute!

  • littleloveblue

    littleloveblue said 7 years ago

    what a lovely tribute. what a special place art has in our lives.

  • Snowberrylime

    Snowberrylime said 7 years ago

    Her art is lovely! This is such a beautiful tribute, I wish her family and friends all the best.

  • VKnO

    VKnO said 7 years ago

    Thank you Krize for this beautiful tribute! Warm thoughts to you and everyone else who knew and loved Claudia.

  • fricdementol

    fricdementol said 7 years ago

    I'm very sad, and i know she always will be with us through her magnificent work. My condolences.

  • flameonglass

    flameonglass said 7 years ago

    What a tragedy to lose such a lovely talented girl.

  • PhineasandLou

    PhineasandLou said 7 years ago

    So sad. Her work is beautiful and thanks for updating the community.

  • clotheswhore

    clotheswhore said 7 years ago

    God bless and keep her. Very fitting tribute to such a beautiful person and talented artist.

  • Suesun

    Suesun said 7 years ago

    I'm so so sad..I knew her work and I loved it.. thank you for this lovely tribute. My condolences to her family and friends..

  • glamasaurus

    glamasaurus said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful tribute to such a talented young woman.

  • ThePeachTree

    ThePeachTree said 7 years ago

    What an amazing talent. I'm so very sorry.

  • KaHolly

    KaHolly said 7 years ago

    I'm moved to tears by the passing of so vibrant a young artist.

  • stilettoheights

    stilettoheights said 7 years ago

    how incredibly heartbreaking. She was a true and unique talent. My thoughts are with her family and friends right now.

  • beadingjunkee

    beadingjunkee said 7 years ago

    That was a beautiful tribute and I wish her family and friends my condolences. She was a talented artist.

  • sunnydaycreations

    sunnydaycreations said 7 years ago

    Such a loss for the many lives she touched. My condolences to all who knew and loved her.

  • MHolland

    MHolland said 7 years ago

    It is so sad how in this world those who are so full of life are taken away so young. My empathy goes out to her loved ones, who's lives will be less lively without her.

  • shellieartist

    shellieartist said 7 years ago

    wow...this has really touched me. Very sad but her beauty and look on life will always be here in her amazing illustrations. My thoughts and prayer to her family and friends.

  • NestaHome

    NestaHome said 7 years ago

    That was beautiful krize. I am so deeply sorry about the loss of such an amazing artist and person :( My thoughts are with you.

  • KarmaRox

    KarmaRox said 7 years ago

    ohhhhh....thanks for sharing this! I'd love to buy something...her art is amazing! Feel free to convo me if you decide to relist any of her items. :)

  • bornagainpurses

    bornagainpurses said 7 years ago

    That was a wonderful tribute. I appreciated the sharing of a very talented lady!

  • punkunicorn

    punkunicorn said 7 years ago

    who would have thought etsy would make me cry, this is a wonderful and touching tribute to a lovley artist. her light will be missed where we can see it but, Im sure it brighter were she is.

  • mujoyas

    mujoyas said 7 years ago

    I really love her draws! This's too sad... Thanks krize, for this nice words about her. I'll always reminde her.

  • SeaFindDesigns

    SeaFindDesigns said 7 years ago

    It is a misfortune to have not known her, you're right! My heart goes out to her family and friends!

  • fleurfatale

    fleurfatale said 7 years ago

    I am sure Mundo will live in the beautiful artwork she left on this world! Thanks so much dear Krize for this beautiful tribute!

  • kraplap

    kraplap said 7 years ago

    thanks for this beautiful tribute. I am sure Claudia would have like it too.

  • RoyalPrincess

    RoyalPrincess said 7 years ago

    Very Sad, My condolences to her family and friends..

  • PsAndQs

    PsAndQs said 7 years ago

    What beautiful art she created! Krize, so sorry for your loss--no doubt, she is missed dearly. Thank you for this tribute--it was beautifully and thoughtfully done.

  • PatitasCrafts

    PatitasCrafts said 7 years ago

    We will miss her

  • jodifrench

    jodifrench said 7 years ago

    What a loss! She was so beautiful and talented. Her art is sweet and happy, something we all need more of.

  • MissesFahrenheit

    MissesFahrenheit said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful and talented young woman!

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful tribute - it was heartbreaking but heartwarming to read! My heart goes out to little Wish who will be missing her so much. Thank you Kristina for helping your friend. best wishes, Annette

  • ngblilsprout

    ngblilsprout said 7 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of Claudia's family and friends. She was very talented, thanks for sharing!

  • fleshie

    fleshie said 7 years ago

    Such a talented person! Rest in peace :(

  • gorjuss

    gorjuss said 7 years ago

    she will be sorely missed :(

  • retroattack

    retroattack said 7 years ago

    Lovely tribute, Krize. A faithful reflect of her and her work. Thank you! and a hug embrace to her family.

  • nanouke

    nanouke said 7 years ago

    Well Krize, you made a beautiful tribute, quite emotional. My heart is with the ones who loved her, and we all are going to miss her!

  • michele9

    michele9 said 7 years ago

    thank you for bringing this wonderful artist to our attention, Krize; and bless you, for you must be missing your dear artist friend, deeply. I had never seen Claudia's work before reading your article on Etsy today, and they are absolutely charming. What a marvelous talent the world has lost. Thank you again, for showing "the rest of us" who hadn't seen Claudia's beautiful works before, and for telling us more about her. Blessings to you and her family and friends.

  • raisinlike

    raisinlike said 7 years ago

    I am so sorry Kristina. Indeed, this is a lovely tribute to your friend.

  • tascha

    tascha said 7 years ago

    I am deeply saddened to hear this news. Her artwork will live on in all of our hearts.

  • danitashop

    danitashop said 7 years ago

    She will be missed a lot... what a loss :'(

  • oldworldprimitives

    oldworldprimitives said 7 years ago

    This is very sad news, she was such a talented artist.

  • dustfurniture

    dustfurniture said 7 years ago

    so sad to see such a talented and lovely person's life cut way too short. we were looking forward to purchasing from Claudia's many beautiful drawings. We wish comfort to her family and loved ones.

  • sweetirie

    sweetirie said 7 years ago

    What beautiful words...may her family find solace during such a difficult time. :(

  • livefunky

    livefunky said 7 years ago

    What a terrible loss and so very sad to lose a great artist at such a young age. Thank you for this beautiful tribute. She will be missed.

  • AmeliaDesign

    AmeliaDesign said 7 years ago

    Blessings and prayers...

  • lesthings

    lesthings said 7 years ago

    Beautiful tribute Kriz:)) It shows so nicely your love for Claudia and her work... Besos

  • karlita

    karlita said 7 years ago

    Krize, your tribute brought tears into my eyes. We will miss her greatly - even though she was 'only' a virtual friend from the european street team.

  • BeadsInTheBelfry

    BeadsInTheBelfry said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful tribute krize to a great talent. How very sad.

  • airyfairyjewelry

    airyfairyjewelry said 7 years ago

    My thoughts go out to her family. What a sad story... :(

  • elsita

    elsita said 7 years ago

    I am in shock and I am extremely sorry about this loss.

  • MissBird

    MissBird said 7 years ago

    Good bye my friend...

  • ZsBcreations

    ZsBcreations said 7 years ago

    I still don't believe it... she was such a talented and kind, lovely person. She will be missed.

  • lisahopkins

    lisahopkins said 7 years ago

    I'm so very sorry to hear of this loss. What a beautiful tribute. I wish I could have known her.

  • KatHannah

    KatHannah said 7 years ago

    this world will be a little less beautiful

  • Sigmosaics

    Sigmosaics said 7 years ago

    Krize this is such a beautiful tribute for Claudia. Her work continues on through the peoples hearts and minds, and also on the walls all around the world. I'm certain she is looking down and smiling. Hugs, Kerrin x

  • BululuStudio

    BululuStudio said 7 years ago

    Que Descanse en Paz

  • artbiltz

    artbiltz said 7 years ago

    what a beautiful thing to do for Claudia! Thank you for sharing. All the best to her family at this time. (Claudia's work has such feel to it! Beautiful!)

  • ccackley

    ccackley said 7 years ago

    oh how sad. thank you for this lovely tribute. peace

  • ElenaMary

    ElenaMary said 7 years ago

    How tragic to die so young..what a wonderful tribute, Krize...thank you!

  • bizzybcreations

    bizzybcreations said 7 years ago

    what a HUGE, and tragic loss for our world...she was truly and incredible artist. Her work is awesome, and i'm sad that i had not yet discovered her. Thank you for this tribute, and may she rest peacefully in God's arms. bern

  • feralwares

    feralwares said 7 years ago

    such a poetic tribute. someone i wish i could have met. my best wishes to her family.

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 7 years ago

    She was a gem. Much love to her friends and family.

  • LoveMeKnotCreations

    LoveMeKnotCreations said 7 years ago

    wow, great tribute, and a very sad loss to you and the etsy/art community

  • KayzKreationz

    KayzKreationz said 7 years ago

    That's too bad. She had some lovely things.

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

    Tragic loss in the art world....wonderful tribute Krize for your friend. I remember seeing her work and admired her talent. Sad days life is not always fair.

  • ElvesGarden

    ElvesGarden said 7 years ago

    Thank you for writing this beautiful tribute, Krize. I was surprised how shocked I was to hear about her sudden death. I never had the opportunity to meet her in person, but her art work touched me in a deep way. What a terrible loss for this world! But in the short time she was here, it seems she was able to make a big impact. She did not go unnoticed!

  • lolos

    lolos said 7 years ago

    Buen viaje Claudia!!! Te vamos a extrañar mucho.. Que descanses en paz!!

  • AnthologiE

    AnthologiE said 7 years ago

    Thank you for remembering such a special lady's life and work through the obvious happiness and pleasure she brought to so many friends and admirerers!

  • wildgypsyart

    wildgypsyart said 7 years ago

    Such talent in one so young. Her heart might have been weak in this earthly vessel but her spirit will shine on in all she created.

  • go2girl

    go2girl said 7 years ago

    So sad. Such a young, talented girl. This is a lovely tribute from her friends. Wishing you all comfort at sad time!

  • ASecondChance

    ASecondChance said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful tribute to her, her art and her beautifully unique point of view.

  • JKphotography

    JKphotography said 7 years ago

    Krize, this is such a lovely tribute. Thank you for writing it. I wish her family and friends all the strength. Good bye, dear Claudia! We miss you...

  • Aranwen

    Aranwen said 7 years ago

    Nice article, thank you for taking the time to write this. She will live on through her artwork and the love of those close to her.

  • erasistible

    erasistible said 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your art, Claudia! You will be missed.

  • AutumnLeavesJewelry

    AutumnLeavesJewelry said 7 years ago

    Sad and moving and beautiful and powerful tribute from her friend. I've seen her artwork and never had the chance to meet her. SHe was so young. :-(

  • SweetPeaPhoto

    SweetPeaPhoto said 7 years ago

    Great Artwork! Very nice article.. Sorry to hear.

  • weirdwolf Admin

    weirdwolf said 7 years ago

    Very sad story indeed. Thank you for telling us more about Claudia and her wonderful work...

  • creamtart

    creamtart said 7 years ago

    Lo siento muchisimo, cuando alguien tan especial se va, el mundo se transforma en un lugar mas oscuro. Love!

  • stefanivance

    stefanivance said 7 years ago

    nice tribute. My prayers are with her family and friends.

  • deleteyourself

    deleteyourself said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful tribute. My thoughts go out to her family and friends.

  • LANYARDLADY

    LANYARDLADY said 7 years ago

    Claudia, your spirit lives on in the joyful characters you created. Your art continues to make people happy. Rest in peace.

  • lizroca

    lizroca said 7 years ago

    I am so sorry to hear this news. Thank you for posting this lovely tribute.

  • NicolesDiary

    NicolesDiary said 7 years ago

    Claudia, thank you for sharing your daydreams with all of us, and may your pencils always be sharp and bright wherever you are now.

  • RubyStudios

    RubyStudios said 7 years ago

    She passed on doing just what she loved. Some people, through their early accomplishments and the people they touch, live a lifetime in the few short years they are given. It sounds like Claudia did just that.

  • incraftwetrust

    incraftwetrust said 7 years ago

    Wow, she was so amazingly talented and young. This is a great tribute. Soooo sad, though.

  • grandpagrandmasattic

    grandpagrandmasattic said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful talent to have been shared with the world. Prayers for her friends and family. Grandma

  • Intres

    Intres said 7 years ago

    Just beautiful. The better words for Claudia. Thanks so much Krize.

  • mybirch

    mybirch said 7 years ago

    Rest in peace fellow artist :( The world will miss you Claudia.

  • annarubyking

    annarubyking said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much Krize, I am so sad that we wont be seeing any more of her beautiful drawings or her sweet little avatar around the forum. All my thoughts are with her friends and family.

  • KatheHolly

    KatheHolly said 7 years ago

    Bless your heart and all those who are close to you . . .

  • papermichelle

    papermichelle said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful talent and tribute. God bless.

  • dicey1

    dicey1 said 7 years ago

    Beautiful, beautiful tribute. So young, so talented...comfort and prayers to all who knew her. :(

  • munieca

    munieca said 7 years ago

    A fragile heart it was not of this world. We'll miss you Clau! Hermoso tributo Kris. El comentario de toda esta gente demuestra cuan querida y admirada es Claudia. Animo!

  • TheInvitation

    TheInvitation said 7 years ago

    Kristina! I sincerely hope that you can work with Claudia's family to help keep her work alive, thriving and just what she wanted to do....spread her love, and artistry, and talent! My sincerest condolences...from the absolute heart! Please let me know if I ever help you from my end. I hope and pray that your friend's work shines eternally, as she certainly seems to have, from your wonderful tribute article here. My deepest sympathy, Donna

  • PeacockEnvy

    PeacockEnvy said 7 years ago

    Her work is amazingly beautiful just like her. Thanks for posting this tribute.

  • dreamitloveit

    dreamitloveit said 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing her story. Her work was Divine! She will be greatly missed!

  • favormakers

    favormakers said 7 years ago

    This is incredibly sad and what a lovely tribute to Claudia. Thanks Kristina for such a moving piece and sharing memories of Claudia with the Etsy community.

  • snappingtwig

    snappingtwig said 7 years ago

    so touching God's speed.....

  • laralewis

    laralewis said 7 years ago

    ...loss for words :(

  • SoapRevolution

    SoapRevolution said 7 years ago

    May she forever color the heavens and smile down upon those she loved!

  • Jealousydesign

    Jealousydesign said 7 years ago

    Krize this is such a beautiful tribute for Claudia. I know she is smiling down at us. I can’t still believe she isn’t here anymore. I miss her around the forum and have been lighting candles for her. All my thoughts are with her close friends and family. Hugs

  • JaneGarbini

    JaneGarbini said 7 years ago

    May she always stay in our hearts,sweet dreams lovely one.

  • michelou

    michelou said 7 years ago

    Thank You Krize, for sharing her with those of us who did not know her. Such a beautiful soul- I wish peace for her friends and family.

  • kmwatkins

    kmwatkins said 7 years ago

    That's terrible. What a great artist she was.

  • UnaOdd

    UnaOdd said 7 years ago

    A lovely tribute. Such a beautiful girl, such a talented artist. I believe the stars shine a little brighter for the light she brings.

  • CosmosMoon

    CosmosMoon said 7 years ago

    terribly sad -so talented and so young!

  • pinkboxstudio

    pinkboxstudio said 7 years ago

    what talent, what a beautiful tribute. thank you for sharing her with us.

  • sosorosey

    sosorosey said 7 years ago

    Krize, your words for Claudia are so very moving and beautiful. Her spirit will certainly live on and on in the memories of many for sharing so much of herself and her talent. Wishes for peace and comfort to her family and friends.

  • helisengezer

    helisengezer said 7 years ago

    Thank you Krize for so beautiful words! We do miss her and her beautiful works!

  • Femmedetails

    Femmedetails said 7 years ago

    What a lovely tribute... rest in peace... we will miss you Claudia!

  • bellesandcrystals

    bellesandcrystals said 7 years ago

    May Claudia look down upon us, with smiles and colored pencils in hand and guide us to create as she did. Rest In Peace , Claudia. You will be truly missed in a world that needs many more beautiful things, colored pencils, gominolas and laughter.....

  • ingermaaike

    ingermaaike said 7 years ago

    She will be missed by us, thank you for the beautiful tribute Kirze.

  • JBMoods

    JBMoods said 7 years ago

    Krize, that was a nice thing to do for a friend. My thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. If any of you knew her personally, I'm sorry for your lose. Bless you and yours

  • RaeGun

    RaeGun said 7 years ago

    What an amazing talent, thanks for sharing

  • meltemsem

    meltemsem said 7 years ago

    This is beautiful tribute Krize! I'm sure , she is looking down and smile now!

  • riskodesign

    riskodesign said 7 years ago

    that was really beautiful to do. I'm sorry for your loss :(

  • vadjutka

    vadjutka said 7 years ago

    it is so shocking :-( I really liked her drawings. Beautiful words, Krize.

  • deepindigo

    deepindigo said 7 years ago

    Beautiful. I personally didn't know her, but had the chance to know her through our team. We will certanly miss her!

  • Heavenlytreasures123

    Heavenlytreasures123 said 7 years ago

    Even tho our eyes never met,her heart was viewed through her work. A very special angel that has inspired and touched everyone.She was truely blessed with having such a good friend as you and as everyone else we were blessed to know her.We all will miss her greatly.

  • babastudioPrague

    babastudioPrague said 7 years ago

    I'm so sorry. Her artwork was beautiful - so delicate. Thank-you for writing such a sensitive and loving piece for her.

  • strozzistawzeeh

    strozzistawzeeh said 7 years ago

    What a thoughtful tribute. I see myself a part of her. we have a lot of similarities. I see her soul through her works and Im very inspired. Its a natural thing that time comes there will always be an end like what flowers remind us from buds to bloom until dried to decayed. Her rule is played successfully as an artist, as a being and made the peoples heart inspired and reflect what life really matters and treasured so much...

  • treaclezoo

    treaclezoo said 7 years ago

    I'm so sad to hear this. I enjoyed her beautiful artwork so much - what a well-lived life & unique legacy.

  • LaCometaLab

    LaCometaLab said 7 years ago

    Dear Krize, this is such a lovely and deep hearted homage! Thanks so much for putting into words what so many of us have felt through knowing Claudia and MundoGominola’s creations. She will always be missed.

  • hanginmoon

    hanginmoon said 7 years ago

    that's so damn sad. I saw her last blog dated at Nov 30th.

  • hanginmoon

    hanginmoon said 7 years ago

    I think her inspiration and spirit as well as her works will stay with us and remains on www.etsy.com

  • PamelaAngus

    PamelaAngus said 7 years ago

    a beautiful tribute to Mundo Krize - I miss her beautiful art and treasuries and presence within our team - I'm sure she is still watching proceedings and saying 'Goodmorning Wish' to her little cat :)

  • Pizpireta

    Pizpireta said 7 years ago

    Beautiful tribute Kriz. Extrañaremos su arte... besos de gominola

  • strikk

    strikk said 7 years ago

    beautiful words, beautiful artist

  • analoukopoulos

    analoukopoulos said 7 years ago

    Beautiful ilustrations. Thank you for sharing her work.. my condolenses to her family and friends. :(

  • bndesign

    bndesign said 7 years ago

    you wrote it beautifully Krize. I will miss her and her art.

  • BluCille

    BluCille said 7 years ago

    Appropriate, nice items. God bless her soul and family.

  • bittersweetdesign

    bittersweetdesign said 7 years ago

    Krize - what a wonderful tribute. It is always so sad to know the world has lost another sweet and wonderful soul.

  • ickleson

    ickleson said 7 years ago

    She was inspiration to so many, such sad news but a beautiful tribute

  • creationsbyingrid

    creationsbyingrid said 7 years ago

    I totally love her art work, what a tragic loss

  • cynmb

    cynmb said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful tribute. May she rest in peace.

  • iomiss

    iomiss said 7 years ago

    Beautiful tribute Kris!!! Kiss a millions Claudia!!!!

  • MysticalMe

    MysticalMe said 7 years ago

    I add my sorrow to the many wonderful comments about a unique and gracious soul. The world is richer for her.

  • Beadymonkey

    Beadymonkey said 7 years ago

    I loved her work, and I am happy to see she was and still is very loved.

  • Thepaperboat

    Thepaperboat said 7 years ago

    Soo sad! She was just a kid. I loved her art and her cute blog! Definitely one of the best crafters back in Spain.

  • missfleurette

    missfleurette said 7 years ago

    Oh God :(

  • macraMe

    macraMe said 7 years ago

    We have lost a great mate. We miss you!!! ♥♥

  • rosamurillo

    rosamurillo said 7 years ago

    I am so so sad, I will miss her too, she was such a great talent, adios Monica, thank you for the inspiration.

  • cynthiadelgiudice

    cynthiadelgiudice said 7 years ago

    Thanks for this Krize. We will miss Claudia very much!

  • lineanongrata

    lineanongrata said 7 years ago

    I'm very sorry. These are sad news.

  • silverblayze

    silverblayze said 7 years ago

    A beautiful tribute, and indeed, I wish I had known her.

  • dillondesigns

    dillondesigns said 7 years ago

    Monica's was one of my very first favorite shops, and I truly regret not buying her work earlier. This was a beautiful tribute, Krize.

  • vanwertdesigns

    vanwertdesigns said 7 years ago

    what a beautiful person and her memory will live on and on...My prayers go out to her family and friends. what a wonderful artist...

  • TinyArk

    TinyArk said 7 years ago

    Such lovely work.. its a shame it took such a tragedy to bring this amazing artist's pieces to my attention.

  • moonstr

    moonstr said 7 years ago

    so sad... :(

  • choconaut

    choconaut said 7 years ago

    beautiful.

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 7 years ago

    Wow oh my God she was so talented. It is a shame that it took a traedy to bring her pieces to my attention also and she was so young. Just thnik her work is out there for others to enjoy. I just hope that she didn't have to suffer with her illiness. I'm glad she had her arts to escaped to. I know she will be missed always by her family and friends. Thank you for including this article.

  • SweetMoods

    SweetMoods said 7 years ago

    In the sky shines a new star. I hope her life have been full of joy. Her work gives it certainly to many.

  • ixela

    ixela said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for this lovely tribute Krize... Mundo left us a great artwork that always will tell us about her poetical world!

  • GollyBard

    GollyBard said 7 years ago

    Krize, this is a wonderful and loving show of gratitude for a very talented, special, artist and friend.

  • rafya

    rafya said 7 years ago

    Very touching.

  • NemesisProductions

    NemesisProductions said 7 years ago

    How very sad. :( I wish I had known about her work before...I would have loved to had some in my home.

  • marieflyfly

    marieflyfly said 7 years ago

    so very sad

  • TwinDreamCreations

    TwinDreamCreations said 7 years ago

    You are a dear friend! What a wonderful tribute. This was so touching it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for introducing her to us.

  • TheFeltElf

    TheFeltElf said 7 years ago

    So sad that she's gone from this life, but look how much beauty and love she obviously left behind in the hearts of those fortunate to know her. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful tribute.

  • gilbea

    gilbea said 7 years ago

    She was so sweet! Like gominolas =) And her art was so dreamy and beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us. =)

  • islelisten

    islelisten said 7 years ago

    A little piece of what's good in this world would be lost but for her amazing talent the person she was lives on. The person she was shows by having friends like you Krize Thank-you.

  • chARiTyelise

    chARiTyelise said 7 years ago

    what a lovely tribute to a sweet and precious soul. i am sure that her spirit will continue to inspire many for a long long time. many loving thoughts and prayers for her and her family and friends....

  • IlluminatingDesigns

    IlluminatingDesigns said 7 years ago

    Beautiful lady. I'm sure she's adding to the beauty of heaven. Connie

  • kesako

    kesako said 7 years ago

    very sad news...

  • Silvia66

    Silvia66 said 7 years ago

    La noticia es tristísima y me deja sin palabras. Acompaño en el sentimeinto a familiares y amigos. ♥

  • acklvr

    acklvr said 7 years ago

    So very sorry...

  • KisforCalligraphy

    KisforCalligraphy said 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful tribute about a beautiful soul. My thoughts are with you and Claudia's family and friends and kitty cat Wish.

  • shopgoodgrace

    shopgoodgrace said 7 years ago

    My sincerest condolences. This is a beautiful tribute to Claudia. She will certainly be missed.

  • shecological

    shecological said 7 years ago

    just a reminder of how precious each day is and how we never know when someone in our world might not be there in the future. I send my sympathy to her friends and family . I am glad I got to see her work on ETSY!

  • CharlotteLdesign

    CharlotteLdesign said 7 years ago

    It is great loss. I didn't visit her shop and barely see her work.I am sorry to hearing her news. My sincere condolences to her family.

  • BlueLadyBeads

    BlueLadyBeads said 7 years ago

    Oh my! What a loss. Such a beautiful tribute to a lovely young woman. She will be missed.

  • nfall2rt

    nfall2rt said 7 years ago

    What a great tribute to someone who will be missed! Thoughts and hearts to family and friends.

  • EvesOriginals

    EvesOriginals said 7 years ago

    It is always very sad to see such a great creative talent leave from us, our visible world as we know it. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful & warm tribute with us. She will forever stay amongst the arts with her work and will never be forgotten through that.

  • hearte

    hearte said 7 years ago

    i'm so sorry. you'll be in my prayers. <3

  • WHSKR

    WHSKR said 7 years ago

    OH what a shame - such talent and such beauty. I am sorry I did not know her. I hope her kitty is being looked after by someone who loved her mistress. Rest in peace fine artist - may your work inspire and bring joy.

  • Candies64

    Candies64 said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful tribute to a very talented artist, my thoughts are with her family and friends.

  • houseoftelsa

    houseoftelsa said 7 years ago

    I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a great artist Her kindred spirit shines through in the magical pieces she created. My thoughts go out to her family and friends. One of the unfortunate ones, Thatiana

  • mloartwear

    mloartwear said 7 years ago

    Very sorry to hear about Claudia's death. It is tragic to depart so young

  • Scarletfae

    Scarletfae said 7 years ago

    So very sad. :( My heart goes out to Claudia's loved ones at such a sad time. Kristina, you write with such eloquence and love for your friend that I feel as if I know her a little bit. Sadly, I didn't get the opportunity to know her personally. Here is what I know...the world was a better place with her in it. She lives on in her art. Sending sympathy and (((hugs))) to Kristina and all who knew and loved Claudia.

  • urbanprairiegirl

    urbanprairiegirl said 7 years ago

    Oh.....I am so sorry that we have lost such a beautiful young lady.

  • worksandfinds

    worksandfinds said 7 years ago

    I love her art, this is so sad. All my prayers go to her family.

  • kat74

    kat74 said 7 years ago

    iwas moved and shocked by this sad incident- after reading the article I feel I ve known Claudia forever- actually she is looking very much like a friend of mine- its a strange karma thing her work is lovely innovative and comforting- I hope I ll see more of it around ...on etsy and elsewhere. kat xxx

  • tisana

    tisana said 7 years ago

    So sad to hear this. ALl my thoughts to Claudia. A beautiful tribute to her and her magic world of illustration.

  • TheBirthofVenus

    TheBirthofVenus said 7 years ago

    lovely compilation of truly touching pieces and people.

  • yoborobo

    yoborobo said 7 years ago

    Beautiful words for such a beautiful and talented artist.

  • eleanors

    eleanors said 7 years ago

    I am shocked and so sad about it. She was such a talented artist, and her work always made me laugh and amaze. I will miss it so much. Thanks for your tribute, Krize.

  • truLuxe

    truLuxe said 7 years ago

    Beautiful, thank you for sharing her.

  • corrcreations

    corrcreations said 7 years ago

    Her illustrations are so captivating. A sad and beautiful tribute. Thanks for sharing Krize.

  • BooksByStephen

    BooksByStephen said 7 years ago

    Her work is beautiful!

  • floresdelsur

    floresdelsur said 7 years ago

    Como ya alguien mencionó aquí mismo, siempre es triste ver que alguien se va siendo tan joven... y tan talentosa! Claudia, dejaste tu huella, tu paso por este mundo será recordado... Mis sinceras condolencias para tu familia y amigos.

  • GetReadySetGO

    GetReadySetGO said 7 years ago

    Krize- this is a beautiful tribute. i am so sorry for your loss but you've captured the beauty here- you've captured her uniqueness and her love for art. this article makes one truly appreciate every day we have with the ones we love because they are so very precious. my thoughts are with you:)

  • peggy1116

    peggy1116 said 7 years ago

    Such a lost,so young and talented. I am so sorry for your loss and this is a beautiful tribute to her.

  • hadleygetscrafty

    hadleygetscrafty said 7 years ago

    What an honor it is to her to have such a beautiful tribute. Does Wish have a nice new home to settle into? I'm happy to help out in finding one or rallying cat assistance funds if necessary... Much love to her family and friends <3

  • Cedarhillrustics

    Cedarhillrustics said 7 years ago

    What an amazing talent...... the art world lost a precious lady and God gained a remarkable angel. He must have needed her in heaven. Bless those who feel her loss the most.

  • bunny

    bunny said 7 years ago

    What beautiful words, and what a beautiful lady. My wishes are with all of you. ♥

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 7 years ago

    so hard to even comment on losing such a young, beautiful and talented woman. she was obviously love by her dear friend Kristina, and I thnk you for sharing your tribute. Etsy is more than just a site - it is a community, and in many ways a family. This story proves that loving, and loving art, knows no boundaries.

  • Rokali

    Rokali said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful artist, this is really sad. May her spirit live on in her art.

  • Frankenkitty

    Frankenkitty said 7 years ago

    I'm so sorry to hear about this. I didn't know Claudia but it still breaks my heart. Her work is lovely and the tribute, touching! My deepest condolences to all that knew her.

  • junesveils

    junesveils said 7 years ago

    Krise, bless you and take comfort in the drawings, I couldn't help but notice the drawing "Healing" it's as if she knew. It would be such a tribute to have this drawing duplicated and sold to help fund research for her rare heart condition. Her work is breathtaking and so innocent. Rest in Peace Claudia

  • bethanymatos27

    bethanymatos27 said 7 years ago

    so sad to hear about her passing. I just now saw some of her brilliant work. I'm sure she as well as her work will live on in others' hearts. I'm glad she found happiness and her creativity freedom in this peaceful place we call Etsy.

  • alamodeplease

    alamodeplease said 7 years ago

    Her work is wonderful..so sorry for your loss. =(

  • gretchenstreasures

    gretchenstreasures said 7 years ago

    Lots of love goes to our artist friend...she will bring pleasure in her new found land.

  • JMGJewelDesign

    JMGJewelDesign said 7 years ago

    This brought a tear to my eye! A loss to the community for certain!

  • sunriselodgefiberstu

    sunriselodgefiberstu said 7 years ago

    What a heart felt article and I'm so sorry to hear of this loss.

  • ToughBird

    ToughBird said 7 years ago

    What an incredible talent! My prayers to her family and many friends.

  • MaryCoenDesigns

    MaryCoenDesigns said 7 years ago

    Her work was very powerful and you can see she put a lot of herself in her illustrations. She is a great loss to the art world.

  • JetWhitePonytail

    JetWhitePonytail said 7 years ago

    a lovely tribute

  • whyte

    whyte said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the tribute, Kristina, such from your heart. And thank you for sharing Claudia with us, I did not know of Claudia and her talent, but what a special person I missed!

  • ModJess

    ModJess said 7 years ago

    So tragic to lose a beautiful young talent. May her family and friends find peace in memories.

  • ChrysalisEShop

    ChrysalisEShop said 7 years ago

    Beautiful tribute, lovely art, tragic story. My deepest condolences.

  • CrystalsMom

    CrystalsMom said 7 years ago

    She was truly blessed with talent. Beautiful words written for a beautiful lady! She will be missed. God Bless her and her family.

  • SpoonerZ

    SpoonerZ said 7 years ago

    The beauty of art is that she lives on-forever! With her vibrant creations.

  • artish

    artish said 7 years ago

    her work was wonderful, so sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers to her friends and family.

  • tortillagirl

    tortillagirl said 7 years ago

    It saddened me deeply when I heard of her passing. I simply could not and cannot find the words. I'm glad to have "known" her for the time that I did. Gracias a krize por escribir este tributo para Claudia and thanks to the Storque for publishing it.

  • swiedebie

    swiedebie said 7 years ago

    Very much heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. It is so sad for a young talent to pass on, & God shall take care of her and bless her family. She has such beautiful works and I love them all.

  • anakim

    anakim said 7 years ago

    She was so talented. I'm so sorry to hear it.

  • katiesstudio

    katiesstudio said 7 years ago

    Beautiful tribute. I would have loved to meet her. Talent & life ended too soon. Condolences to her family & friends.

  • sadiesez

    sadiesez said 7 years ago

    What pretty illustrations and a life too short... so sad

  • fuzzydicecreations

    fuzzydicecreations said 7 years ago

    Thank you Kristina for sharing her beautiful story! She will be forever in our hearts!

  • BLacKGas

    BLacKGas said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful thing to say for a friend and for a wonderful life lived to the fullest. Short but well lived and definitely well loved.

  • ovejanegra

    ovejanegra said 7 years ago

    Que lindo tributo Kris!!! We will all miss her and her beautiful work...

  • Lahara

    Lahara said 7 years ago

    A beautiful tribute to a obviously beautiful and special person - many here mention how sad it is that she has passed - but it is the happiness of her having been present that should be dwelled upon - along with the beauty of her talent. x

  • kristensteinfineart

    kristensteinfineart said 7 years ago

    A beautiful tribute. My heartfelt condolences to her friends and family. Her talent and art will continue in her absence.

  • skullyb

    skullyb said 7 years ago

    Such beautiful art, from a beautiful person, my here spirit live on in her art work. RIP Claudia Moya

  • marbelladesigns

    marbelladesigns said 7 years ago

    I will miss her presence here on Etsy. My condolences to her family and friends.

  • amyjolovescotton

    amyjolovescotton said 7 years ago

    I am so sorry for the loss that her friends and family are feeling. Her artwork is beautiful. To all who knew her: you can keep her memory fresh by sharing stories of Claudia with each other. You'll find comfort in sharing.

  • moosaka

    moosaka said 7 years ago

    I'm sorry I never got a chance to see her art but I'm sure she's watching over her loved ones and is at peace.

  • matilou

    matilou said 7 years ago

    i'm just so sad to have learned this bad news ... I really enjoyed sharing with her on etsy. and she made me meet some very nice people even if I didn't know her personnally , which i regret. lots of love to all her friends and family . take care

  • NestaHome

    NestaHome said 7 years ago

    I miss seeing your beautiful treasuries already Mundo :(

  • silviadeartza

    silviadeartza said 7 years ago

    i loved her worke

  • silviadeartza

    silviadeartza said 7 years ago

    y que la luz siga iluminando su camino

  • KabiDesigns

    KabiDesigns said 7 years ago

    I very Sad :-( Her Work is Beautiful

  • yalipaz

    yalipaz said 7 years ago

    This is so sad, I always loved her work.

  • Rose442

    Rose442 said 7 years ago

    So much talent,she will never be forgotten, she left so many beautiful art works to enjoy forever! Another Angel up in heaven.The Best to her family and friends!

  • mothergooch2

    mothergooch2 said 7 years ago

    So very sad, beautiful work.

  • krize

    krize said 7 years ago

    Claudia´s mother África and brother Manolo wants to Thank You all for the beautiful words and messages to Claudia. Thanks to all!

  • valentinesattic

    valentinesattic said 7 years ago

    Her beauty shines through her work - it is, and will remain a wonderful tribute to her. My prayers are with her family and friends.

  • hergypsysoul

    hergypsysoul said 7 years ago

    Oh Beautiful little Claudia with the big heart and the loving nature! How I miss your wonderful smile and endearing talent. You were a wonder on this earth in your short time here... you added so much and gave so much. Will never forget you dear!

  • thereignofellen

    thereignofellen said 7 years ago

    Claudia was one of my favorites... one of her prints is hanging in my living room. I will dearly miss her.

  • indiaylaluna

    indiaylaluna said 7 years ago

    Siempre admiré su hermoso trabajo y no tuve la oportunidad de comprar alguno de sus diseños, siempre lo dejaba para más adelante, para después.... La vida es un regalo que se nos dá cada día y dejar las cosas para después es un error....Seguramente Claudia disfrutó sus días y pudo compartir con todos nosotros ese mundo Gominola, su mundo, tan especial y colorido....Te voy a extrañar Claudia....

  • Kiie

    Kiie said 7 years ago

    A lovely and sad tribute. 'I am pretty sure she keeps smiling now from a cloud, with colored pencils in one hand, a sketch in the other, and a little bag of gominolas' I'm sure she is. :)

  • paulamisspink

    paulamisspink said 7 years ago

    Ver esa foto de "Artistas con corazón" me mata, aunque habíamos hablado mucho por teléfono te conocí ese día. Te recordaré siempre.

  • CampoDiFiore

    CampoDiFiore said 7 years ago

    Nunca conocí a Claudia, me acabo de enterar ahora que iba a comprarle una de esas ilustraciones que tanto me gustaban. Lo siento mucho, un fuerte abrazo para sus amigos y familiares.

  • lely

    lely said 7 years ago

    Nunca conocí a Claudía, pero si su trabajo, es una verdadera lastima. Espero que donde este sea feliz rodeada de su pequeño mundo de gominola.

  • ragsandbones

    ragsandbones said 7 years ago

    so very, very sad............

  • vsilcoxdesigns

    vsilcoxdesigns said 7 years ago

    For many, she was an artistic inspiration. Condolences to her family and friends. The world has lost one of it's shining stars, now she is one in the heavens.

  • pixiepaper

    pixiepaper said 7 years ago

    What a lovely tribute. She will surely be missed.

  • frosticularDESIGN

    frosticularDESIGN said 7 years ago

    i often came to claudia's etsy page for inspiration for my own paintings... her use of colour was always an inspiration for me. i learned of her passing when i came back recently for inspiration! condolences for her family and friends.

  • betsy3

    betsy3 said 7 years ago

    ...so sad...Good bye, dear Claudia! We miss you...

  • Softpencil

    Softpencil said 7 years ago

    It´s a nice tribute... she was very talented

  • dawnmichelew

    dawnmichelew said 7 years ago

    thank you for the lovely tribute krize, I will think of this every time I look at my beautiful print of her lovely little red riding hood. take good care.

  • krisztimaros

    krisztimaros said 7 years ago

    so nice tribute... i still visit her blog often for her fantastic works, she was a great talent... and so young beautiful girl.

  • iysta

    iysta said 7 years ago

    I am devastated. She was one of my favorite artists on Etsy.

  • Tresijas

    Tresijas said 7 years ago

    Her art will continue to speak to us. She will be dearly missed by myself and countless others who were never lucky enough to meet her in person.

  • arttoweardiva

    arttoweardiva said 7 years ago

    Just heartbroken to hear about beautiful Claudia. Peace be with you sweet angel

  • Caracarmina

    Caracarmina said 7 years ago

    I didn´t know .... and I´m so sad... I send a big hug to all her friends and family...

  • Castineiras

    Castineiras said 7 years ago

    So sad... but she is alive for everybody in her art.

  • germaine

    germaine said 6 years ago

    All my thoughts to the family and friends!

  • acrylicimpressions

    acrylicimpressions said 6 years ago

    Such beautiful work and this story just brought me to tears. It took me a moment to figure out why she had no more items in her shop. So sad!

  • runawaydreams

    runawaydreams said 6 years ago

    :(

  • KathyPanton

    KathyPanton said 5 years ago

    so sad....

  • Gingermelon

    Gingermelon said 5 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with her family and those who were close to Claudia. Beautiful artwork!

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