Sunday, June 19, 2016

Time


Wow, It seems that every time I now come back to this little corner of the world, a year has passed. 

So much has happened in these past 9 months and if I am honest, most of it has been rather trying


The most painful is the loss of our beautiful Danielle. Last year, she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and it was a slow decline from there. She passed away in my arms while my husband and I rushed her to the ER... just 5 minutes from our house. That morning, I hugged and cried with her and gave her permission to leave this world. She waited for me to come home from work and gave me the gift of being with her, when she crossed the rainbow bridge at age 13.

The above photo was taken just 1 week before her passing in April, and it hurts raw still. We miss her everyday.


Our Sparky is still here. In July, he will be celebrating his 16th birthday and I thank the heavens, because I know everyday together is a blessing and a gift.



We visited Costa Rica in February and although a beautiful country, we were not able to enjoy it. Danielle was sick, my husband's work had turned into hell and things were just not in a  good place.


We adopted a new friend. Her name is Bonita and she is 6 years old.

Everything else has been... trying. I come to a place where I absolutely despise my work, but find myself having to wait a couple of more years before parting from it.

Our 5 year plan is still under way. My husband is also at a place where he can no longer put up with the callousness of our corporate careers and also dream with the moment we can say goodbye.

I have also envisioned a plan of where I may want to be, but I have to say, it has been almost unbearable to continue on. My consolation is to know that this will not go on for much longer. 

We have realized that life is so finite, so fragile, and we want to live and enjoy while we still can. The corporate world is eating my soul.







Sunday, October 18, 2015

is there something called time?










wow, has it really been almost 1 year since I posted here? Is time really that fleeting or is it an illusion of the senses?

It has been an amazing, if not sometimes difficult, year. I have traveled, I have painted, I have doodled, I started ballet, I have dreamed.

My husband and I are now much more focused on our 5 year plan. We really want to stop working, if not entirely, enough where we are not completely dependent on it. I guess I will write more about it another time.

I think I missed this, missed this blog many times in my desire to find people who understand how out of place I sometimes feel, and how absolutely wonderful the world continues to be.

Hope to come back soon.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Complex Personality of Creative People

Source: artmagazinesa

Hello all, the blog will be going through some major overhaul and might be out of commission for about a month.

As I continue on this path of self-discovery, this blog has become much more than a manifesto for art and introversion. The blog is becoming more of a manifesto for all who somehow realized they are a bit cooky, quirky or maybe just off-grid. 

Special, unique, weird, quiet, sensitive, highly sensitive, artsy, creative, renaissance person, shy, and all who somehow don't fit into the mold, be it by orientation, religious beliefs, or the need to focus on life, family, friends, as opposed to things. This blog has become a manifesto to all of those who want life a little less empty, stressful, anxious... for the wanderers...

For all of you creative friends...


Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Winners are




Yeah, so the winners of the painting are:

Els
Annette
Diane
Kathy

There is just one disclaimer: Sparky decided to add his own artistic interpretation of the paintings and grabbed them with his teeth from the desk.... I promise that once framed you cannot see it.



That's his attempt at looking guilty, but I don't think he feels guilty at all...


Sunday, December 14, 2014

to give is to receive






I have some ideas of things I want to share with you in 2015. As this blog's focus changes, as my life changes, I want to share them with you. Many of you have touched my life in so many ways.... with kind words, with presence, and some with a deep spiritual connection, even though our physical bodies never met.

But first, I wanted to share something else. Above are 4 original watercolors that I wanted to give to you. Leave a message and I will draw names next weekend on the 21st.

Much love and enjoy your weekend.