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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wrapping up June


This month is almost gone and with it its taking the beginning of summer and my 4th and 6th graders will soon be 5th and 7th graders. When school starts again they will have a little brother. My new addition to my family will be named Jack. I really like that name. Its perfect. My life as I know it now is making little changes some I have control of and others I don't. I hear people say let go and let be but man its hard sometimes to let go of things that have a major hold of you. I guess its all part of the growing process. Sometimes we have to let go to let our hearts settle. When I first moved here from Colorado I used to have so many girl friends and part of it was because I worked for a scrap book store here in town. It was a part time job and it was mostly just for fun. I loved being part of such a huge group of crafty girls. Now I have just a couple girl friends but mostly I hang out with my kids and family. I have to tell you something the hardest part of my week is when my kids are with there dad. My heart aches for them and I worry about them not because of there dad just because I miss them so being home on the weekend with out them pains me. I have 7 weeks to go until the baby Jack is here. I have been asked 3 times in the last couple days if I was due very soon. No I say I have 7 weeks to go.. and I smile. This weekend I am getting his crib and a bucket of paint and getting his little corner of my bedroom ready for him. The people who own the house I rent said I could paint the office in my room so that's what I will be doing. I am super crazy emotional this week. Not mean just crying like crazy. Long car rides alone make me sad. To much time to think about things I cant change. I thought I would be moving but it turns out I am not. That makes me sad. I think sometimes its OK not be OK. Its gotta be OK to be sad and that's what I am feeling.. I am going to spend this morning drawing with my little sister and friend Jenny then I am of to Mexico. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

There are times..

There are times in our lives when we have to remind ourselves that's its all going to be OK. That everything happens for a reason. Truly loving to me means being truly open.
Being open is a good thing.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Summer Girl

I took the Summer Girls Class. It was super affordable and I really like how easy it was to fallow. I used to buy online classes and not actually do them but now I try to learn as much as I can from them.  

My sister Angelica asked me to do a similar one like this one of her..I am excited to get started. I like how she turned out. She looks happy and whimsical. I like drawing making my girls look older right now. I felt like I was making a paper doll since I got to cut her out and paste her. I think maybe next time I will paste her on to a canvas instead of another piece of paper. Make and learn. 

Simple Sunday


Some days call for simplicity , today was one of them for me.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Quick update..

Hi friends, Life over here is a little boring. I  have 8 weeks to go and I feel like I have 8 weeks to go. It might be a little slow here as I am feeling a little slow. I went to paper tales last week and took a class with Amy Tangerine. I felt inspired to start working on my photo album. It was so much fun. It  felt funny asking everyone to move every time I got up but I did not fit. I hope you are all doing well. I will check in soon.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Fathers Day celebration

Today was so much fun and I am sitting on my bed with my feet up excited to share my day with you. I spent most of the day with my dad. I picked him up and we went on a ferry ride from down town San Diego to Coronado. I love going on boats so I thought it would be fun for both of us. One of our favorite things to do before I was pregnant during the summer was go on a bike ride from my dads house to the ferry then across the bay for lunch and back. So since getting on the ferry was so much fun I wanted to do it again.  In Coronado we went to have lunch and an amazing Italian restaurant in Coronado. The pasta was so good. Then we saw Superman ( I did not really like it I do not like violent movies) but I love my dad so we saw it. We had a great day together. I am so lucky to have such a great dad . I love him so much. Hope you had a great day.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Gratitude

 A post on feeling Grateful
One of the things I struggle with the most is receiving gifts. I have so many confusing feelings when It comes to this. I have a really difficult time on my birthday because of the gifts and the attention.  I am sure there is some underlying reason why I feel this way and I am working on trying to figure it out. Its always hard to face our insecurities. There are people I feel God puts in our life to help us face certain parts of ourselves we need to work on. I have a girlfriend her name is Charlene and she gave me something as a baby present I would never would have done for myself. She gifted me a Belly photo shoot. She is a makeup artist and you can find her work here.
I am shy when it come to having my picture taken..Charlene works with this photographer Alikay .
She was really sweet and it was easy for me not to be shy. She had a really good vibe about her. I had such a nice time.. I feel really grateful that my friend asked me to do this and I also feel very grateful. I guess its good to just close our eyes sometimes and say yes and Thank you. Thank you Charlene and Alikay for such a positive experience and I had a beautiful time.
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” 
― Rumi

Friday, June 14, 2013

Summer Fun

There is a really safe place to take the kids Paddle Boarding in Carlsbad. Its run by the YMCA. The best thing about this place is there are no waves , its shallow and they cant get lost. All things that make this mom happy.

Christopher went all the around the Lagoon but my Bella stayed a little closer to me.


Next time we decided we are renting water bicycles. Two people per bike..Looks like fun.

I love the ages of 10 and 12 its fun because they are old enough to be independent but they still need me. The only thing about this age is they are starting to be independent of each other. You go this way so I will go that way sort of thing.

The best thing about the beach..
The bright Colors..

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A quick stroll around town



We spent the afternoon yesterday in Hillcrest. Its one of my favorite parts of San Diego. We had dinner at the Burger Lounge. 
Then we walked around this cute little town. We went into American apparel and Urban Outfitters.. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Ice cream

I heard this song this on Saturday and Its such a oldie but goodie. Just close your eyes and imagine flowing through the Sky holding his hand feeling all pink inside...eating ice cream..

So Very Happy

Happy Monday.. How was your weekend ? I would love to say mine was packed of fun stuff but we  mostly hung out at home watching movies.. We spent lots of time drawing and I cooked some what I thought were really good meals. The Last couple Saturdays I have felt so grateful just to be able to stay home and not drive.. A little boring but its working for me. Its funny how little traditions start working themselves into motion. In our house the biggest room is the master bedroom. It has enough room for me to have a table and set up my art stuff. As soon as I say I am going upstairs to paint my kids say I am coming mom. I love that there we are Isabella is on her I pad playing some creative game.. Christopher is usually reading or watching TV with me. We walk down stairs to go eat together and walk back up.. Let me say that we did go paddle boarding this weekend so I don't feel super guilty about staying home because we got out for most of Sunday. 

This is how I am feeling about me and painting . I feel like I am all over the place. I want to try it all. Collaging pieces and painting girls and I jus love it all. It certainly makes me feel insecure about my stuff. Am I supposed to have all my stuff look alike? Do I have a style ? Is it ok to want to try it all? Who knows? This weekend  I was thinking about something I just love and thats my camera for sure. So I felt like here I am on top of the world with my camera. So very happy ..It was the story I wanted to tell through my little painting.

She looks happy right.. I am feeling Happy and Grateful for what I have and for my ever growing belly..

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Its Sunday

I wish I had lots to share but this week was full of lots of driving . I do not like driving anymore. My hips hurt and I am sure its because of how much weight I have gained.. Its OK because its only temporary. My little boy will be here before I know it and I will get to stay home with him and not drive...YEAH !!!
I did paint last last night and I will show you later today. 
Hope you have a nice Sunday.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Book Love

I am in Book Love. This is the prettiest book I have ever been gifted. I love the color and the feel of her paintings but the stories they tell about her are the so good too. She was a very interesting woman. I think Frida herself is the biggest inspiration of all. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

See Life in Color

See Life in Color
Sometimes its hard to stay positive and its easy to get caught up  in the yucky colors of life. This painting is to remind myself to see life in color.  I am finding out that really early morning is when I am feeling most creative. I used to love sleeping in but that has changed. I am enjoying the quite. Its so funny I like the quite when my kids are in our home sleeping but its not the same when they are gone. I am having a really nice time being a mom being pregnant having them spoil me and being creative..

So there you go my latest creation. Do not forget to smile today.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Fitness Goals for June


Hi..I went for a walk today and my dad went for his long run.  I have gained 35 pounds in the last six months. My doctor told me he wanted me to try and slow down a bit on the food situation. In my last three pregnancies I gained over 60 pounds. It has been over ten years since I was pregnant and I have been running for about 9 years so the last ten years my fitness level has been pretty high. Making it easy for me to eat anything I want. I love food. I do try to eat healthy but lets just say that I love all food. I would rather work out really hard and eat what I want than eat a low calorie diet and work out less. I am not saying that this is correct its just me. Whats different about this pregnancy is that I am 41. So I have decide that I need some fitness goals. To try and motivate myself to stay healthy for the next 12 weeks. 
I went on a three mile walk today and are you ready it took me 1 hour to walk 3 miles..Thats because I have not been exercising at all. I do not want to lose weight I am after all 6 months pregnant . I just want to get myself back to healthy. I am feeling lazy (cause I have been) and its hard to move around. 

I can do this. I do well when I set goals for myself. Having a blog  and sharing this will help me hold myself accountable.. I was really hesitant to share pictures of myself pregnant but this is me today.

Happy June First.

Good Morning we made it. We are now half way through 2013. I woke early today to work on this painting for a bit and have enough time to say good morning and go for a long walk before my kids got up. I am working on this piece and I love her. The thing that I like the most is that she is smiling. I feel like its getting easier to relax when I paint and I believe that's because I have been practicing more. I painted 4 girls in May that makes me smile. 

I am taking 2 online Classes right now that I am really loving and learning a ton from.
Danita's mixed media from the heart
True Free Spirit by Mindy

I want to share that before I would sign up for classes and not finish them and then feel guilty but now I am very selective and I really push myself to watch the video and practice. Once I get started I do not want to stop. I am also going to share with you my challenges for the this month.
Gloria's Goals
walk 3 miles 5 days a week starting today.
Finish 4 paintings
Read 2 books
Cook a homemade meal 20 days this month
( I will be kind to myself because I am moving this month and I am a bit larger than normal )
Have a wonderful day and Happy 1st of the month.