December 31, 2012

Good bye 2012

This year that is coming to an end, had many blessings, and some really bad things. In a personal level...
We said good bye to my mother in law, and even when she had been ill for a long time, it still was hard to believe that we won't see her anymore. A great part of my family memories happened around her or in her house. Couldn't ask for better  in-laws, they both were a blessing in my life.
My dad fell ill, but is doing much better.
My son graduated from HS with good grades, my baby girl turned 15... my husband and I celebrated happy 20 years together ♥ All of these are blessings.

In an artsy level, I feel I grew more as a painter in some ways, but procrastinated in others. Like I have said before, balance doesn't come easy to me, but I at least try to enjoy the battle.
Celebrating the leap year with portraits was a wonderful experience, and I had the pleasure to play and meet so many other art inclined people, from all over the world. What a joy!

I guess life is like that. Along with the good, comes the sad, and mixed with the tears come some smiles.

My wish for you, my dear blog friends, is that you have more smiles and joyful moments than sadness. That you have always good company and health to enjoy the time together, and that you will always find the beauty around you and the time to capture it on paper or canvas with your brush. (or pencil... or mouse... or camera... you get the point).

I will not make unrealistic resolutions, since most of them fall to crumbs within weeks then I feel bad. But I do want to keep doing the best I can, as much as I can, for as long as I can. In the most positive and constructive ways.

I hope you will continue visiting my blog, and also participate in the next "29 faces" coming next February!  Hugs and blessings.

December 28, 2012

The moon

What a beautiful moon we have! I took some pictures yesterday and tonight, such a lovely moon. I got a new digital camera for Christmas and it has a bunch of effects. So far I am loving it even if I'm not sure how to use them all the right way :o)

These are some of my shots of the full moon, enjoy.

Thanks for visiting ♥

December 24, 2012


Whatever you celebrate this time of year, may you find many reasons for happiness.
And much health, loving company, extra cash in your pocket for 2013!

December 21, 2012

Nothing much

So.... we made it. I knew it before hand because my buddies in Australia and New Zealand told me so lol

Anyway, I am happy that the last 2 nights we had frost, which is necessary to get rid of all the unwanted bugs, that brings a cold but crisp day afterwards. Which is unusual this time of year where we usually have gray fog. It helps with my holiday issues.
Do you have the winter blues? (no, not you guys in the South Hemisphere!)

I get the ups and downs... too many sad things going on, but I am blessed with my family so I can't complain...:oP

In case you have not noticed, there's not much art going on at my table lately, but I managed to make the text-image posted here with one of my cool fonts :o)

Are you ready for Christmas???

December 17, 2012


Hello friends! I had a break from the blog mostly because I have not really been able to sit for a long enough time at the computer. I had some dental work done and was more than I imagined and more pain that I cared for, so I have just short times when I go to FB and post or read a couple of things.
I'm feeling better and hopefully tomorrow they will take the stitches. I look like chipmunk with a puffy cheek :o,

Anyway... here's a WIP of an ACEO

I also want to share some cheerful Christmas songs, enjoy!

December 12, 2012

12 12 12

I can't believe we are this far into the year, but it is fun to see repetitive dates. I guess this is the last one in our life time, unless we add another month and year XoD

Oh well...
I have been listing holiday ACEO in my new shop, click the pic to see!

Thanks for your comments and have fun, whatever you are doing!

December 4, 2012


I made some changes, like I mentioned before. I was aiming for quirky and a face looking in the distance, but after a while I decided that I like it better when the portrait is looking at you.

So, I am retaking photos as well.
Thanks for visiting!

December 3, 2012

OMG! December...

What happened to my year! It was brand new not too long ago...

Well, at least we have nice weather. Just a hint of rain and cool breeze.
I went out to take pictures of my flowers before the real winter gets here and most of them go dormant. I had my photo assistant cat following me and directing the shots :oD

 Click after the brake to see all the images...