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Seventeen...Santana Luz ♥ Fourteen..Sienna Rosa♥

Photos of our gorgeous girl Santana by her talented friend Adam Michael Roberson

Just a little footnote to my earlier post today...thank you for those who have reached out with advice...so nice to know I'm not alone...both of our girls are super creative and Santana has a heavy load with majors to complete in both textiles and art..... I know this stage will pass and that its all part of life and the lessons we all have to learn....I'm super grateful for both of our daughters and love the young women that they are becoming....hope you excuse me while I brag just a little...these are a few of Santana's photos that she will be working on for her art major....








and these are some of 14 year old Sienna's little ink sketches inspired by Carol Griggs beautiful book The Singing Snowbear....






Have a blissful day♥

mothers and daughters....

Good morning beautiful friends..just a quick note to share today as I have lots on my to do list...thinking very hard about being 17..not me obviously but my beautiful first born who is stressing out big time about assessments, money and life in general...being a parent is so hard sometimes...trying to know the right thing to say, trying to be a role model, trying to be strong enough to put guidelines in place when necessary...this morning I had to tell her that she's just not managing her time well and her reactions and overreactions to everything are stressing the whole family out....on the one hand I just want to hold her while she cries and tell her everything will be ok and that she's beautiful and perfect and the world is just waiting for her to shine...on the other hand I have to be stern and tell her that she'll have to cut back on coffees with friends, parties, going to the gym because she's just not managing to fit it all in and with only three months left of…

My arty life...a stroll down memory lane

2002 "Still life with maracas" oil pastel on paper by Tracy Verdugo

I remember the article clearly...the year 2000, turn of the century...the local newspaper and a story about an artist (the beautiful Chere le Page) giving classes at the Berry School of Arts one morning a week...with one daughter in school and the other beginning preschool I decided it was time for some "me" time.....and my creative life began....the beauty is that it feels like it begins again each day, each moment...new discoveries, new ways of seeing, new directions...every day is a buzz...11 years down the track and my creative world is overflowing with happiness....thought I'd take a stroll down memory lane and revisit some old friends..not sure if I can find any really old ones as I'm pretty sure we lost a hard drive somewhere between then and now but let me see what I can muster up.....


2001 one of my very first paintings....



from my first solo exhibition in 2002 a local scene inspired …