Friday, February 25, 2011

Lucky Me!

surprise! Today it's Vienna!

My fantasy trip would not be complete without it as I am a worshiper at not only Mozart's slipper's but Gustav Klimpts remarkable work! Simply said: It takes my breath away.

" to take the ordinary and elevate to spectacular: Sublime"

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Having a marvelous time!!

First Paris, now Prague!

I'm certain there's no time to drop you a card!

I'll be gone for quite some time but don't fret, I'll be back for the group show on April 2nd.

air kisses to you!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Look where I am!!

In my mind of course. But oh, what a lovely trip it is.

Monday, February 21, 2011

apropos of nothing

I would like to displace this gent and live in this room myself.

image borrowed from here.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Who doesn't love a preview? I not only like a movie preview, but I don't even mind a spoiler. I am so o.k. with spoilers, I've told friends to please tell me the end of movies. Yes, I still enjoy the movie too.

But would previews be suitable for everything in our lives? I have a group art show coming up on April 1 and will give you a few sneak-peak thumbnail type previews here and in the weeks ahead, but what of everything else?

How about life? What's my next car going to look like? What's happening next month? Or next year? Haven't we all experienced the feeling of watching a film or reading a book that we can barely stand not knowing how the story will end? Oh tell me?! How does it end, I say? Happy? Sad? Someone dead? Does he run away? Does she escape? or beloved Flora, throwing herself off the turret?

We can plan, strategize, organize and do our best to aim our personal intentions in the general direction of wants and needs.

Not every arrow can be pointed the way we want them. Agendas change, goals adjust themselves. Needs and wants are adjusted and battle it out. Oh, and have you heard? People change. I for one know that I have, do, and will again. Hopefully into who I am.

What I know for sure is that life is all about change. Oh...and I'm in charge of the decisions in my life. I'll work on that one.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

so many...

So, so many times, I have told myself in a somewhat sheepish voice, "oh, here's the subject for my next blog!" or, "ah, yes! a title!"
Only to fizzle once sitting down at my monitor, never quite getting to the point of articulating my thoughts.

Possible titles you ask? So, so many to name a but a few:
"Liz and Bret's adventure"
"Sabotage of oneself"
"When life goes south"
"My nutalicious life"
"Why people still move to California"

I will wait whilst you ponder....

Times up.

In the last two weeks or so, ahem, since my last post, many many things. Main focus has been L, her brother passing and all the fall out that death of a brother implies. Complicated would be an understatement, but she and dear friend Bret are off to N.Y. where they are headed into the "eye" of sorts of what's being called "Snowmagedden". Funny thing is, only thing worse than Snow magedden: Family Magedden, During a funeral.

The weather here in the beautiful Napa Valley has been beyond lovely. It's been freakish. Yesterday: 80 degrees fahrenheit.
At 10am.
Even in California, although it's true that our brains are half fried from the sun, the love and the weed that that kind of temperature in early February is just plain scary.

So, my mind and my heart are all pulled this way and that. I keep painting, thinking about my dear friends L and B, hoping their trip is not only eventless but that they come back to sunny lovin' California, unharmed, unscathed and feeling groovy.

Couldn't help it, I'm a native after all.