Posts Tagged ‘family’

Bravo’s Work of Art Wednesday!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

No blog prompt today just your basic yakity yak about…

I feel good because I had a sound night’s sleep! I am rested AND, stress free because we will be traveling no where on this Thanksgiving eve! I am not fond of traveling unless its for some foreign or exotic adventure to a place I’ve never been. I’m happy to see family but I rather they do the traveling and I do the cooking 😀 But this year no one is coming over and we are going out to a restaurant since we have no kitchen sink, its in the process of being replaced. I won’t need to cook or clean, YAY! for no pressure holidays. Anyway, I try to be thankful/grateful daily, its a way of life and I’m no Pollyanna, but a mantra of positivity and appreciation can only be good. If you are traveling, my best wishes for a safe and swift trip and a memorable drama free Thanksgiving dinner!

Tonight, a serious bit of fluff entertainment, my guilty pleasure WOA!! It probably won’t be nearly as entertaining without the amusing “Sucklord”, but we’ll see! love to hear your thoughts if you watch it…*edit* not back on till 11/30

Today I’ll be packing and printing as I have recently made a few art sales. Then a bit of cleaning and walking the pugsters. I attached a coupler to their leash so seeing eye dog sassy could take the lead for blind boy, Balthazar. It works great!

Yesterday on our walk, in the midst of all green there is a single orange leafed tree, it looks like its on fire! What a stunning tree it is, and you can’t tell in this photo but the leaves are nearly neon in their coloration and glow, so so pretty! Nature can truly be a work of art 😀

Life’s gifts, like a flaming orange tree, so much to be thankful for!


Friday, December 18th, 2009

It was a rather spectacular day yesterday as I made my way through the canyon to The Ten Women Gallery. Doesn’t seem fair when so many parts of the country are knee deep in snow. I put the top down on my convertible car so I could feel the crispy fresh air,and so I could awaken my dulled senses as I am grappling with yet another loss this year of a family member. Her death takes me by surprise occurring so shortly on the heels of the death of her husband, my uncle, less than two months ago. This rather numbing event has put a damper on my energy and enthusiasm at this very busy, very stressful time of year, but I am plodding along trying to deal with obligations and still make sense of life.
I still hope to finish up some new work to list on etsy and take to the gallery before Christmas, like all retail, its an important time of year for us artists.

Best wishes to readers of this blog for stress free days ahead, peace of mind and a bit of joy in between.

Why yes, it was a good dinner

Friday, November 27th, 2009


We had my son in law and Baby V for Thanksgiving dinner, thankful for that. Baby V is such a joy, so funny and energetic. And hungry. The little guy is hungry!

Day of the Dead

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

Yesterday was the first productive day I have had in three weeks, it felt soooooo good to be productive, actually got my printer to cooperate, solved some problems, made phone calls, did errands, painted,  and then was very moved by an act of kindness from a dear friend of mine.

Stacy lives in the Bay area which is where I lived most of my life, my brother is buried there. Stacy and her husband went to his gravesite, (also the site of several family members), created a shrine, and said prayers to honor his passing for Day of the Dead. I had thought she was only going to clean off the tombstone and leave a small bouguet of flowers so I was very surprised to see all she did, I was so very touched by such a selfless act.

Serra Retreat

Monday, September 24th, 2007

I attended a wedding over the weekend for my cousin’s daughter. It was located at Serra Retreat a very private location in the Malibu Hills. It was a gorgeous day, and the view from the church was breathtaking.  Across the way, a castle.

My cousin gave me one of the centerpieces, the fall colors are gorgeous

The husband of another cousin has recently had a book published, he has worked on it for twenty years, and looks like a very worthwhile read: