I have not posted much, because, well, I've been trying to stay busy. Obviously, I've been successful, because I've neglected my blog duties. But I promise it's for a good reason.
In about a week, I'll have some news about something I've planned. Actually, I've been planning a lot of things, but not all are ready to announce. It will take me the next few days to make one of these projects presentable. So stay tuned.
In the meantime, I've been also creating in my studio. I purchased some great inspirational magazines and some beautiful Catherine Moore stamps and have been delving deeper into the world of mini theaters. I loved creating this little lady, with her swimming swan skirt. Also, I took an altered book class at My Daughter's Wish a local scrap book store that offers a great selection of classes.
I cannot forget the romantic dinner and flowers I was treated to by my wonderful and loving husband. In turn, I treated Trevor to his favorite meal - homemade chicken parmesan. It was a nice Valentines Day.
In addition to playing in my studio, I have been trying to get lots of physical activity. This is crucial for me in dealing with my grief. If you don't already know this about me, I play tennis. We've had terrible rainy weather here during the past month, however in the last two weeks it's been gloriously sunny, reaching 70 one day! So I have taken every opportunity to get out in the warm sun and hit the ball. I am on two tennis teams, and thankfully one will end soon. Which will also give me more time in the studio.
This week, however, I am enjoying the SAP tennis open in San Jose. I play doubles on a B-2 team here with my partner Ann Marie Hauser (an accomplished fine artist and an award winner - I wish I had a link for her, but she has no web presence). Anyway, she and I got the chance to see the number one doubles team play Tuesday night. The Bryan Brothers were amazing. Their serves are so fast, Ann Marie and I thought half of them were out! I guess that's what happens when you reach a certain age and play tennis! We are also privileged enough to see a whole day of it today too. So I am off to indulge in my other passion.
So when I return, I promise I will share lots of photos of all the happenings here in the past few weeks: artist get together with friends, dinner with my cousin and his wife in the city, remembering Brianna with a page in the school yearbook. Thank you dear friends for your caring and kindness you've shown me. Hugs to you all...Iva
For everything there is a season. . . a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. . .
~ Eccleasiastes 3:1-4