My Art

ARTsy wednesday

by the time some of you read this (does anyone come here anymore though?), i will be on my way to los angeles to spend one of my bestie’s 50th birthday with her

it’s been three years since i was in california and despite everything, i am looking forward to spending time with her and being there

i first fell in love with the west coast when i was 18 and it has always held a special place in my heart

if you know me, you know that i hate flying and am totally nervous about it because every time i fly, i think i’m going to die

this time is no different

covid or no covid

so… in case anything happens to me, i’d like to be cremated and, i’d like my ashes to be sprinkled in the ocean

that ocean being at the beacch in monte gordo portugal, ocean beach san diego and/or southbeach

i also leave everything to my daughter Lilian (sorry honey)

yes, there you have it, a small will right here on the blog (being written at 4:30am because i couldn’t sleep)

fingers crossed all goes well and i make it safely across

happy ARTsy wednesday friends!

liar liar

disconnected connections

burden

black and blue

i will say more when i feel less

i’ll call you

dreams like feet better than knees

ARTsy wednesday

i have returned to stitching

this time on thick watercolor paper

there is something about stitching that is very therapeutic to me

even more so than oils, acrylics or watercolors

i have been busy creating 6″x9″ little stitched pieces of art just about every day

one thing has to be said about this pandemic year, i have created more art this year than i have any other year

happy ARTsy wednesday friends

i’m not crying you’re crying (sold)

sunshine on a cloudy day

tuesday’s best

indian ocean

when you find me

i love you

indigo

moss

sunset red

orange

black

yellow (sold)

cobalt

pretty in pink

never saw you (sold)

contemplation

ARTsy wednesday

on the weeks when i have the school pod here, while the girls are busy with school work upstairs in the “school room”, i try to keep myself busy downstairs

while they are here, i am here in the house as well

from 8am until 3pm

most of the time i keep myself busy by making rainbow makers and restocking my etsy shop however, lately i have been busy creating smaller art pieces

i am trying to find ways to be financially independent once again

something i always was but have not been for the past 11 years

slowly but surely, right?

happy ARTsy wednesday friends

misundersstood (sold)

self reflection

my favorite color is purple

skinny love (sold)

not so blue blue

orange crush

disconnected (sold)

everything is not as it seems (sold)

give me a reason

all dressed up nowhere to go

blue (sold)

ARTsy wednesday

the weeks when Lilian is away at William’s, are my hardest weeks

so i have been trying to keep busy and trying to find myself through art again

portraits in oil pastels is how it all began in the mid nineties

there’s a certain freedom to them that i don’t feel with oils or acrylics

these are all done on large wallpaper samples

some of them have titles

some of them do not

happy ARTsy wednesday

(sold)

fast car (sold)

there’s no truth in hiding

they don’t love you like i love you

Albert

before there was you there was me

time is contagious. everybody is getting old

ARTsy wednesday

stitching has become like therapy for me

while i am stitching, it is like i am in a meditative state and all worries go away

i feel like the only thing i have control of these days is stitching my paintings

yet, it is not lost on me the irony that the more i stitch, the more life unravels around me

happy ARTsy wednesday friends! (on a thursday. it is thursday right?)

UPDATE: it’s friday. i totally lost a day. it’s ok. i’m ok…