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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)

around here

i used to look forward to fridays

now i only look forward to the fridays she will return home to me

today she leaves to go stay with William for a week

we had a good busy week though

learning pod, ballet, walks, home cooked meals, skin wars, rupaul’s drag race…

looking forward to next friday

happy weekend friends

the weather is changing. and so is the light

it’s all about the eggs lately

we baked a double layer blue and pink funfetti cake just for fun

my two hibiscus trees have been blooming all day every day this week

lunch al fresco

ballet. every monday, wednesday and saturday morning

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

around here

Lilian will be coming home today after being at William’s since last friday

this is the second time she has been away for a full week since we moved into our casa azul and if i can say so myself, i handled things much better this time around

the first time around, it was too soon into our move

i felt betrayed, hurt, alone and cried for the first three days

this second time around, i chose to fill my time with house chores, walks, the making of rainbow makers, updating my etsy shop and dates with girlfriends

having her gone is not easy and i miss her like crazy but i think with time it will get easier

it has to right?

happy friday friends

i started a learning pod at our home every other week. these three girls were all in Lilian’s fourth grade class last year. some of them have been together since first grade. now, although not all of them are with the same teacher, they get to remote learn together every other week. it’s working out great!

the house is also coming along and feeling like home

the shop is full

some dressing up for fun girlfriend dates

power walks. learning new paths

#mamaandlilianfollybeachtrip2020

it’s saturday morning and i’m writing this post in bed while sipping coffee

it’s quiet

Lilian is at William’s for the week

this will be our second time sharing her this way since she and i moved into our casa azul

our life is different these days

the same in many ways but different

it’s been a while since i have come here to share anything other than project fifty two posts

and i am not sure if this morning is the time to share the emotions of going through a separation and having to start over again on my own

this morning i mostly just want to share pictures from our week at folly beach during the first week of back to school

summer was certainly different this year

for everyone i guess

i’m thankful that we were able to get some beach time

it had been since february since i/we had seen the ocean

the beach is still where i feel my best and where i feel we are our happiest

until next time. hopefully sooner than later