WOW!! I just realized I am up to 200 followers! Thanks to all my new friends, as well as old! I really do love sharing bits and pieces of myself with all of you weekly… and it means a lot to me to have this community of support. I never knew blogging could be so fulfilling…and so encouraging. That’s really thanks to all of you. xo.
Well, Saturday night was a much needed date night out for me and my hubby, SAM. (Not to be confused with my cat, BAM). Ha! We have been busy little bees lately and have not had enough “US” time. Don’t you just hate that!? Sometimes I wish I could close my eyes and for just one day I didn’t have ANYTHING on my “to do” list. Only to hang out with my husband. I’m not sure when that day will come….so I guess I will be thankful for the fun we had this weekend. We were both part of an event called Fruit of the Soul in downtown San Diego where over 30 local chefs came out and prepared specialty tastings of some of their top dishes. AAA-mazing. Obviously, I ate way too much. Our friends at SEZIO curated the art show there and converted 2 box trucks into pop-up shop galleries. (pretty great idea, right?). The inside of each truck was lined with artwork from a handful of San Diego artists. It was a great night. Music, food, friends, laughs, food, art….and….more food. ha. Doesn’t get much better than that.
I sold this new piece….to whom? I am not sure.
But if you are reading this and it was YOU….THANK YOU!
Title: “Wishing and Waiting”
I originally drew this girl representing my dear friend Suzy, who recently moved to Glasgow (Scotland) for an adventure of a lifetime. She is a tiny little thing…fearless, creative, spontaneous…with one of the biggest hearts I know. GAH..she just inspires me! As I was thinking about her and her courage to step out of the familiar and into place so unknown to her, I began thinking about my own life. I tend to like to stay in the “comfortable”. Anything too far from what I know or what I am used to, intimidates me. Sometimes I wish I was braver, stronger….fearless even. It’s something I am constantly working on. My thought with this painting is the beauty of “letting go”. Realizing that fears, insecurities, and doubts are often the things that hold us back from really running after our dreams and living the life we want to live. Hence…wishing and waiting. But I am inspired by people like Suzy, who packed her bag and opened her heart to a whole new adventure. Yes, these are a lot of thoughts for a painting of a girl holding a balloon…but I thought i’d fill you in on where my mind was at with this one. And this hairstyle is my favorite right now.
And well, these are just mittens. Because winter is coming and that makes me happy. This piece is still for sale HERE if you want it. It measures 10″ X 7″ and hangs from a small metal chain.