Saturday, June 29, 2013

Summer time

 Let's sail the seven seas. Available here.

The last weeks of school before summer break always go so fast. Between festival rehearsals, kid's parties, my daughter's birthday, my birthday, my sister's birthday and last minute details, my life gets into chaos mode and the thing that goes neglected first (besides my sleep) is my blog.  

We celebrated my birthday going to a Hotel in Las Cruces, N.M. and spending the weekend there. 10 hours straight in the pool, just briefly interrupted by a 15 minute meal and frequent bathroom visits (I have 2 children!). Everybody came and went and we were still there.  I don't have a single picture because we were in the pool the whole day but It's been one of my best birthdays EVER.  The children didn't even fight in the whole day!  No cake by the way, but it doesn't matter. Still lots of fun.

And last week we went camping! It was the first time we went camping with the kids and they loved it. I love the quietness of the forest and the weather and they did too. And they loved the tent! I think it was their favorite part. It was such a pleasant experience we want to do it again, and soon! 

Now, we have 2 months of summer vacations ahead. No school means boredom, at least for my older one, but I'm prepared!  We got one of those 10 feet inflatable pools and we've had it the whole week and even though the water is cold (our backyard is so tiny and most of it is covered) they have been enjoying dipping into it every day and makes the heat more bearable. 

I'll have to adjust to not having the morning for myself again and try to squeeze some art creating time into the day.

Meanwhile, it's summer… enjoy it!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

More work, sea inspired!

If you've been following me in Instagram you may have already seen the new paintings I've been working while I dream of the sea.

Here's SO hot and not a single drop of water.... makes me wish I'm in the beach, enjoying the water and the beautiful sea.

Visit my Etsy Shop and take a look at my dreamy seas, full of mermaids and paper boats.

Since there's no prospect of going to the beach any soon, I will keep dreaming and painting, and maybe sooner than I think I'll be there, jumping on the waves and watching my children build sand castles and chase crabby crabs.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Thinking about the sea... new mermaids!

I've been thinking about going to the sea a lot lately. Maybe it's the heat, maybe it's just that summer vacations are just around the corner, I can't take the idea out of my mind.

But going to the beach is not an option right now, so instead, I'm painting with the sea as a theme.

I have many sea related sketches and I've managed to paint  2 mermaids so far (between my daughter's party and the daily activities, I'm not left with much time to work lately). 

One of the mermaids has a boat. She dreams of traveling other seas, to never settle in one place.  The other has a home. She wishes she never has to leave.  That's the duality I'm living right now.  One part of me wishes I could travel places and live the life of a gypsy. Take my children with me and home school them and travel and work from wherever I am. The other wishes to find a place I can call home that I don't want to leave and settle there and create a little paradise of my own.

Am I the only one struggling with that or does that happen to you too?

Monday, June 03, 2013

7 years already... Happy birthday to my (not so) little one!

Yesterday was her party. Today, we're celebrating her 7th birthday... SEVEN!!! I can't believe it! I've been so lucky to have her in my life for 7 years already. I still remember the first time I heard her heartbeat, the first time I saw her face, the first time she smiled, the first step she took. 
And now she's turning 7.  
We're so blessed. 
Happy Birthday my little one (and yes, you'll always be my little girl). 
I love you a little bit more every day.