Sunday, July 21, 2013

after three weeks of dis-comfort and malaise, taking antibiotics and almost listless, i am back in full swing. what a scare....nausea for days on end, blood in my pipi and an uncertain diagnosis had me thinking the worst.  but GOD is good and brought me through it.  ill health really makes you think, and value.  so i am trying to make some changes, bought a bicycle and am determined to smoke less, eat better (although i cook really healthy anyway)and go to bed earlier.
the weather suddenly shifted today, calling for the  indoors and reflection, a message to myself to put a little order and play catch up.

 feats: i finally got to make the miniature book i have for so long wanted to make with dominos.  it will be a gift to a loved friend.
finishing up a few of my fabric pieces, especially the ones i promised a friend in new zealand.
getting my chilean passport.

and new friends thanks to the internet, particularly nina bagley in north carolina, another kindred spirit.

in the midst of illness, an invitation not to be refused. what be invited by scott  to see thick as a brick 1 and 2 live at the greek theatre. ian anderson non plus ultra with the flute and all the other instruments he plays.  and the percussionist was also amazing. 
years since i had been in the los feliz area and the first time eating lebanese food at marouch restaurant.
thank you scott for such a beautiful gift for your father.

summer is suddenly upon us and how things take a turn.
at last, the beach with lombardo's famous sandwiches packed in the "good 'ol days picnic basket" together with kettle chips and antipasto salad, guacamole, peaches and cooling thirst quenchers. ofcourse i spent most of the time beachcombing and for the first time in years found tons of sea glass.

how i love beachcombing. 
another of my fabric mini dresses

and a few works in progress on the wall
and tucked in there, our fourth of july when i love to re watch john adams and ken burn's "the west", reliving america's history that i love so much more each year.

and as for my art......just a,little


lynne h said...

oh, constanza, i'm glad you're feeling better. of course everything here makes my eyes smile widely... : ) you just have such a beautiful touch; everything sings...


Marcela para Colorin Colorado said...

Una alegría saber que ya estas mejor, lista para disfrutar la playa que tanto te inspira. Celebro los cambios que te propusiste!!

Sherri B. said...

Your creations are so lovely...I'm glad you're feeling better. I'm happy to have discovered your blog. :)

Mar said...

Oh my! my beautiful Californian Violeta Parra.
I went to Chile for 10 days in a flash mini vac with the kids. It was time for grandma to meet Bella. How wonderful it is to see how beautiful Chile is.
In the middle of my trip I remembered you and decided to buy a house closer to the beach and the urban life in case one day again you need a place to relax and unwind. Will keep you posted as soon as this goes through.

Beautiful things you have created, wow Connie, how beautiful. They reflex so much your soul. I'm so glad your health is under control now, please take care of yourself and follow doctors order. We want to have you around for a long time hon!

Ofelia said...

I just found your blog from casa dulce, your creations have a deep humanistic connection and they brought a smile on my face.