stitching

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

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…

ARTsy wednesday

with homeschooling taking place and all after school activities cancelled, Lilian has had more time to create more art

she painted and stitched her own canvas, has created some really sweet watercolors, sewn felt donut animals (pictured in last week’s around here post), and made yarn kitties (not pictured)

there is some good with the bad…

happy ARTsy wednesday friends!

Lilian and her bestie Bergen. because she misses her like crazy

spring flowers. a birthday card for our neighbor who turned seventy two

Lilian is obsessed with black widow and has organized a red room group. i am the head mistress

she actually created this while school was still happening for a third grade friend who always likes to wear black but was being questioned by another third grader (who was wearing a rainbow) why she never wears happy colors

ARTsy wednesday

i have not drawn or painted many men

that said, when marc jacobs posted this picture of himself on instagram, i knew i had to paint it

marc has been a fashion inspiration to me since he designed that iconic grunge collection for perry ellis

i am quite pleased with how he turned out (he too “liked” it on insta after i tagged him on it)

happy ARTsy wednesday friends!

ARTsy wednesday

after i finished painting this portrait, i wasn’t sure if i was fully happy with how she turned out

or if i wanted to stitch her

so i put her aside and let her sit for a while

and then one morning she called out to me so i sat down and began stitching her

i am glad i did because with the stitching, she became who she was meant to be