08 June 2010

positive affirmation

I have found myself asking a lot of questions lately. Specifically the age old question, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" It was pointed out to me, by my dear Tonya, maybe seemingly bad things happen, to get us thinking, and moving. I can't agree more. I believe in karma, I believe in the universe, I believe that what ever I put out there will come back to me. Yesterday, on the way to beach, I thought, I must have been a terrible person in my past life based on all these terrible, hateful people recently muddying the waters of my life. Which is what lead to Tonya's statement. I find now, more than ever, it's important to concentrate on positive things in my life. The ugly-hearted people, who will hopefully never grace me with there presence again, are sorry souls, searching for some sort of meaning and love in there life. I am much better off without them in my life. I am much better off without their nasty, hateful, demeaning and thoughtless actions.

I am so grateful for everything I have and everything that I am, and I wouldn't change myself for anything. I am eternally blessed to a gifted artist with a supportive and healthy group of peers. My family and friends support me and my work (even if they don't always understand it). It's time for me to start remembering who I am, and keeping closer tabs on myself. It's time for me to spend four hours in my studio instead of aiding in America's obesity crisis. It's time for me to make, and do, and write, and think, and paint!! No more time to be lazy. No more time to waste. If i keep these things in perspective, I will rise up and meet my goals.

I am...
an artist
a woman
a student

07 June 2010

Impromptu Connecticut

I spent last Friday through Tuesday in Connecticut. I hadn't planned on going, but life doesn't always let me know what she has planned.
I got to be with family and long lost friends for a whole four days. Mrs. Clark's birthday celebration, Memorial Day, Five Crowns, and foodfoodfoodfoodandmorefood

singing happy birthday

attempting to light in the wind

Misty Two

my one and only best friend

adorable and hand made by Ruth


folks playing bocce ball (things white people like)

my favorite flower

mom and sister

my favorite dad

brother with girlfriend (Yvette and Zeven, respectively)

sister with boyfriend (Matt and Serena, respectively)

More Ruth things

More Ruth things ;)

of course, Five Crowns with amazingly delicious Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Beato with sparklers

most toasty fire

this time, I loved Connecticut

06 June 2010

beach bums circa 5/26/2010