Monday, October 29, 2007

A beautiful day

Some Sundays are better than others... My darling and I spent the whole day wondering around San Francisco. We started our day with a visit to the De Young Museum.
Relaxed under the warm sun in Golden Gate park.
Had lunch on the waterfront:
Found more art in the city:

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Good enough?

Sharon and Judy Wise are carving new stamps and making templates every day. Inspired by them, I made a little stamp and used it as hair. Fun!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Sorting through my feelings

Thanks for welcoming me back! As Norah guessed, I am spending days hugging and kissing my family. So happy to be here and still in an emotional overload from my visit. You can see a mosaic of people that came to see me while I was in Belgrade. Most are old friends, but there are some new faces and sadly, empty spots for people that now live only in memories. I am a natural loner, so being in contact with so many friends and being able to connect with them as we never separated was refreshing and wonderful.
I worked a little in my journal. This is a page I created night before returning home.
And this one waiting for a flight from New York to San Francisco. I was scribbling and sketching trying to hide it from other passengers. Although, they didn't seem interested... most were looking at their blackberries or notebooks. I felt pretty weird being all grown up and playing with crayons and pencils like a child....

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Going home

This is an unfinished journal page.
I need to add some more hearts that found me.
My parents have a heart shaped welcome mat.
I never noticed that before.
My mom wears a necklace with a heart pendant.
All friends I met after all these years seemed to have visible heart shaped auras.
As much as I am sad to leave, I can't wait to see my family.
It's interesting...
I wrote recently that I'm going home. I am writing the same thing today and it is true. I'm going home tomorrow. Home is where your heart is. That means so many places... I guess I'm rich :-)
The last heart I'm sharing is the little stone that my darling and I found one lovely day. He put it secretly in my luggage... so I couldn't help but smile and feel happy when I found it.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Autumn Leaves

Autumn is definitely here.
It is very cold, rainy and wonderful in Belgrade.
How is the weather where you live?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Hi! That's me after twenty-nine hours of airports, missed flights, numerous security checks, lost luggage etc. Happy thing is that I am a good sleeper and napped on every flight so I didn't arrive tired. I even refused to admit that there is a 9 hour time difference and continued my days as normal.
The reward was being hugged by my mom and seeing firsthand that she will be okay. My father left for a business trip so we have the luxury of spending all hours of the day together.... never enough time to talk about everything we want to.
I didn't start the long trip unprepared... I painted several pages in my new moleskin journal, packed my crayons, pens, pencils, water brush etc. Unfortunately, I'm too self-conscious to journal in public, so I had to find places on airports where no one could see my scribbles.
I was feeling nauseous on my first flight (I always do when I fly east, don't know why) so I was trying to remember to breathe and held my heart to help me feel centered. I secretly watched people and tried to sketch them. I would really like to know to do this better... but it takes a lot of practice and I don't remember to do that part. On the following page I used pieces from German newspaper and glued them with a glue stick (not messy, allowed on planes and functional).I have more pictures to share, but I will leave it for another day. Hope that everyone is enjoying October! I can't believe that half of the month almost passed...