Category: be kind to yourself

“Here’s the plate mom” Fiona says. She says it several times, I should have ran over and grabbed the plate. She was being helpful. I was too busy cooking dinner and gathering flashlights and candles for the safety box. Fiona had been putting the little tea candles back in the tin they came in. She […]

Today my crit group helped me curate my 50 pieces for installation in the 50/50 show at Sanchez Art Center. I had so many great moments working on this project, hard moments, but worth it moments. I was manic at times, totally drained at others. I scraped, peeled, painted, stained, washed, pressed, collaged, destroyed, and […]

“Why are you talking like that?” Jack asked me. He had just started throwing pillows of the futon during story time. Tears had started rolling down my cheeks, my voice quivering. “Because I’m tired Jack, it’s exhausting saying No, don’t do that all day long” I said. I gained control of myself and finished the […]

I picked up my panels for the Sanchez Art Center 2019 50/50 show! 50 paintings in 50 days!!! I’m super excited! My studio is clean and ready! I’m going to be really busy for the next few months!!! My Spanish class starts next week! And I still need to study my ASL. I’m also feeling […]

Lost words, When the sounds that roll out of a mouth disappear into the ether, Vocabulary disappears, I have no idea what you are saying to me, This is what I think in my mind. I stand there. I wait for something to change. For the words to be understood, For the speaker to give […]

A dark, cold cloud hovers in the sky. As children swim in an empty pool. Waves crash, With a looming shadow on ocean surface, Fiona is building her confidence in the water. Today they both catch air. Over and over. I told my kids I wasn’t going to swim today. No way. As I type […]