Friday, July 31, 2009

HUGE MOVING SALE AT MY ETSY STORE www.boubelina2.etsy.comsold
i can't believe i'm really doing it. i mean selling everything, well, almost everything. talk about a spirirtual awakening. no i have not converted to zen buddhism or any other religion, i remain a devout Catholic. it is just that i had another awakening in which i realized i didn't need to own things anymore in order to "own them". sounds strange but true. thebasics yes, a comfortable, really comfortable bed, good music, a great image television, lots of cooking utensils, lots and lots of plants (living things) , a humongous bookshelf, tea and coffee and strawberries. comfy jeans, a killer bathing suit, a favorite coat and scarf for walks in the winter and my Australian knee-high leather walking boots.



Monday, July 27, 2009

The river is wide, I cannot see
Nor do I have light wings to fly
There'll be a boat that can carry two
And both shall row, my love and I
My love is like the lofty tree
It shudders fears and then sways free
If it should fade when the summer's through
She'll bloom again when Spring shines through
When love is young, then love is fine
Just like a gem when first it's new
But love grows old and waxes cold
and fades away like the morning dew
The river is wide, I cannot see
Nor do I have light wings to fly
There'll be a boat that can carry two
And both shall row, my love and I

Sunday, July 26, 2009

one of the balconies

the beginnings of decorating my new space
i am poor again; one of the zeros and ones of the world but loving it. i have moved into a small townhouse with two large balconies where i can pretend some more with container gardening. it is filled with light, spotless is how i received it and spotless i plan to keep it. there is a water cascade out in the common grounds, a soothing flow of water so necessary for the soul. and the grounds are covered with beautiful trees, impatiens, agapanthus and all sorts of plants and bushes. and it is quiet, has charm and is called Hacienda Camarillo. it even has a pool, much needed too in this 90 degree weather we are encountering in California.

i am almost moved in. most of my art supplies remain behind and yet to be packed. but most of the essentials are here with me.

i have made the resolution to sell, sell sell as many of my collectibles as i can. no more clutter except in the art closet. a minimalist wall here, some folk art there, but in general-open spaces, no tripping and feeling like the walls are talking to you every square inch. i can live with the visual acquisition through blogs and the outdoors, i no longer need to OWN. other than my religious treasures which i have collected over years in order to one day build a real shrine/grotto on my farm, i will accumulate NOTHING, or so says the reformed collector of all things vintage-beautiful-unique-OOAK-eccentric-exotic. it has been liberating so far except for the parting from my 300 plus books and magazines which i will store in boxes for now and sell only a few.

i am up bright and early, in my car and driving around, joining Meetup Groups in order not to feel the shock of living alone for the first time in my life. my children will now fly, the nest will be empty and no boyfriends or men around to cater to. just me for a while until Bill makes up his mind to go for a long walk on the beach, kneel down and propose to me once and for all! Do you hear me Bill? Enough beating around the bush, I have waited 9 years for you. 9 solid years of YOU in my heart, hopeless romantic, hoping against hope that you would shed your fears and say YES, through thick and thin you will always be my friend.

Friday, July 17, 2009

who would have guessed you could alter a coaster. thank God i had some i had intended mailing to my mother. turns out they make great backgrounds for altered art so this challenge was quite inspiring and made it easier than an atc since quite a bit larger. plius with a book you can add so many more elements. thank you MAMMA for always bringing us the best ideas.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

For MAMMA Favorite Things Vintage Fabrics ATCs

Monday, July 13, 2009

ENNUI.. Emptiness. My longings for..........Bill. Truth, whatever. Yes, true l ove.

Venturing into Paints


Sunday, July 12, 2009

More Favorite Things

Janet Copper's Quilts


Cathy Cullis's Embroideries

Lolat's Art
Susan Tuttle's Blog Susan Tuttle's Polaroids

Vintage beauty

Vintage Lace
Juliette Binoche
Family Gatherings

Saturday, July 11, 2009

"Flavias Dress" 11x14 Mixed Media Collage on Wood Panel
note Barty's birdie below it

i dared again, this time on a 22 by 10 inch wood panel

loving the wood so much more than canvas

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Speaking of Favorite Things Part 1

crochet purse by Vintage Portals
Fabric Art courtesy of Moss Hill Studio

denim, especially when it's combined with other textures and lace

Paintings by Claudio Bravo

my denim jacket

Bookshelves with lots of books

and Carmen Silva paintings Still Life paintings
Clapton is GOD


Shrines at the Beach

Assemblage Dolls by Janet Cooper Glamping=Glamour Camping
Old suitcases from Cabbages and Roses ..and old Granny Boots

Laurie Messeroll of Earth Angels

Amanda Wright

these are the things i missed while disconnected. enjoy