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around here

is it spring yet?

just kidding (not really)

although i can’t complain too much about winter due to the warm weather we had this week, i’m still going to because we are in the thick of it aren’t we?

and well, winter just depresses me

it’s cold, dark, the trees are bare, there are no flowers, no color… it’s the total opposite of who i am and what i love

but you all know this already

no need to rant about it

happy friday friends!

this past holiday season was a busy one. there was the nutcracker

a girls night out

a little party to put together the music list for new year’s eve

christmas in west virginia

sadly as of three years ago his passing is also part of christmas (and as of this past christmas, his sister’s passing as well)

a trip to st pete florida

new year’s eve

new year’s day

a playdate with an old friend

naps

a visit to winter lights at the arboretum and a farewell to the holiday season

we went to see the movie cats

new year cleansing

back to school

back to ballet

what our wednesdays look like post school, pre gymnastics

my high school friend sent me books he no longer wanted but knew i would love and cherish

new green baby hanging

where i spend most of my days

the beginning of a new art adventure and the sick chronicles

already cheering for spring (sorry not sorry winter)

ARTsy wednesday

last week when i was sick as can be and could only maneuver between the bed and the couch, i was trying to get as much rest as possible but also feeling extremely anxious and guilty that a new year had begun and that i had done nothing creative yet

so i decided to grab the box of embroidery yarn that we have had for years and start stitching over the small acrylic paintings i had recently done

it was an easy and clean way to be in bed but to be doing something at the same time

the process of stitching, mending, joining together and building on what is already there came accidentally but it’s exactly how twenty twenty was supposed to start for me

on a personal level and on a creative level

happy ARTsy wednesday friends!

2/52. twenty twenty

“a portrait of my daughter, once a week every week, in twenty twenty”

Lilian

sunday morning after waking telling me about her dream

she may be ten years old with the attitude of a sixteen year old at times but every morning after she finishes her breakfast, she walks around the dining room table, and sits on my lap for cuddles before she goes upstairs to get ready for school

it is something she has done for a long time now and something i hope she will continue to do no matter how old or how big she will be

happy monday friends

#turning47instpete

two years ago (now three years ago) i decided to spend my birthday in los angeles california with one of my oldest girlfriends Connie

this year (now last year) i decided to spend it in st pete florida with my other oldest girlfriend K

sometimes the mom guilt still tries to take over and keep me from doing and going places without my family but when it comes to birthday, spending it somewhere warm, tropical, in the sunshine, with palm trees and near the ocean is my preferred way to spend it

it’s not surprising

i was born in angola, luanda

a warm and tropical place by the sea

happy friday friends!

ps- i’ve been sick all week. sicker than i have been since i had the flu three years ago. so much so that i was convinced that i had the flu again. or pneumonia. so i went to the doctor yesterday. i have neither. i have a nasty virus that is going around that is taking forever to leave. stay healthy!

arrival cocktails

my kind of wall. and floors

the best breakfast i could have asked for on my last day as a 46 year old

a wonderful and unexpected beach day

that last dip of the decade

a pre birthday sunset

birthday breakfast. happy 47 to me

47

color. always color

until next time st pete. i kind of love you….

1/52. twenty twenty

“a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2020”

Lilian

it’s back to school today after a much needed long winter break

it was a good one

also, a new year, a new fifty two project

i’m not going to beat myself up if i post a phone picture (which this is)

the goal is to capture her growth

and to be consistent

happy monday friends

51/52. twenty nineteen

“a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2019”

Lilian

all ready to go perform in the nutcracker

her third year in a row

this year she got a lot more stage time than the previous years

she was a party girl, a dessert girl and a ginger snap

happy monday friends!

around here

tonight Lilian will perform in the nutcracker for the second night in a row and for the third year in a row

all the hard work she has put in is finally up on stage

today is also the last day of school for quite some time and for that we are thankful

it’s been a busy and long stretch and a long break is much needed

happy friday and happy holidays friends!!

a corner in our bedroom

a corner in Lilian’s bedroom

a corner in the kitchen with an unfinished painting i did in nineteen ninety six

winter mornings

a twenty six degree sunrise

a sunset

somewhere over the rainbow…. or under

stripes. always stripes

someone connected with her and bought her. it was hard letting her go but thankful for all the years she was with us

a lost cove studio visit

last sunday when it was sunny and warm enough to not wear a coat and William’s soccer team won the trophy