50/52. twenty twenty

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

Lilian

kudos to this girl and her ballet school for keeping things going per usual schedule despite this pandemic we have been living in since march

zoom classes twice a week, four weeks of an intensive summer program via zoom only, safe physical classes in the studio every other saturday…

it takes great dedication

regardless, they actually pulled off the nutcraker like they have every year within covid standards

this year Lilian was part of the chinese dragon

wish we could have watched her from the audience like we have for the past four years but so happy that she was able to be part of this great production again

looking forward to the video once they release it

happy monday friends!

around here

it’s felt like a long week filled with lots of school work

this is crunch time before christmas break

looking forward to a chill weekend with Lilian and another week together

happy friday friends

my orchids are transitioning

clyde

george michael

the shop is full

gifts for Lilian’s teachers

golden december afternoon light

early morning chats

last tripod week until the new year

she ain’t no hollaback girl

afternoon walk view

those holiday, end of the year, winter blues

ARTsy wednesday

some recent work by Lilian

it’s hard to keep track of and to photograph her work these days

she’s always working within lots of notebooks as well as doing a lot of digital art on her tablet

but i try to keep up…

frida

Lilian’s interpretation of me with my little indoor jungle

a bluejay

around here

december

the last month of this crazy pandemic twenty twenty year

my birthday month

i will be forty eight this month

forty eight

almost fifty

almost half a century

and holy shit if that’s not a mind fuck

not so much over the age as a number but age as time

more often than not, i don’t feel forty eight

i certainly never even thought about forty eight

there were plenty of times when i thought i wouldn’t make it to forty eight

either by careless living or self depressed doing

but here i am

constantly shedding layers and becoming who i am supposed to be

happy friday friends

a gloomy morning

a three color painting

the power of green. and sunshine

an afternoon walk

inspired by red lately

first day of december. first dusting of snow

lots of new goodies in the shop

a pigsgiving in my old neighborhood

a dressed moment for errands and a lunch date

memories of a 6 year old Lilian

excited to get her back today for two weeks

around here

Lilian and i…

we have had a wonderful week

so thankful for a super short school week (only monday and tuesday)

with no school and no after school activities this week, we were able to really catch up, snuggle, hang in, watch movies, have sleepovers….

we needed this

it never feels like enough time in a week with everything going on

so thankful for this break

hope you all had a great thanksgiving

lots to be thankful for during these crazy times we are living in

happy weekend friends

last saturday out and about in matching jumpsuits

painted a jumpsuit as a commission project

my reblooming orchid babies

got an area rug. have been wanting one for so long

beautiful late autumn skies

pod pajama day on the last day before thanksgiving break

pre thanksgiving hangs

post thanksgiving day breakfast

post thanksgiving day lunch

thanksgiving morning

migas

thanksgiving. together. thankful