Category: being a mom and an artist

I write this in my tub. Soaking the past 12 hours away. I’ve been up since 3:30AM. First Day of Kindergarten for Jack and Fiona. First day of American Sign Language instruction at Berkeley Community College for me. Drop off and Freeway, each with its own pulse. I saw smashed cars on the opposite side […]

“Did you wear hearing aids when you were a girl?” Fiona asks. This is the second time the subject has come up. I don’t think she understands yet, that she’s the only one in the family who wears hearing aids and that no one else has ever worn hearing aids. It’s interesting. And how do […]

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 […]

It’s a lonely world. Or is it just here, or is it just me? I always feel like an outsider. I always try to grab a hold of friends and family and pull them in my direction. But they hardly ever follow. Instead I meet new people. Every time I change. I feel like I […]

“I’m perplexed” the audiologist said after explaining Fiona’s new audiogram. “You need to take her to the head and neck doctor as soon as possible” While me and Fiona’s teacher spoke to the audiologist, with worried looks on our faces Fiona rolled around on the floor, trying to get my attention. I had been sitting […]

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 […]