Category Archives: Thoughts

Happy Martin Luther King Day

A day in Austin and a memorial service

This past Monday I attended a memorial service for a colleague of mine who lost his battle with cancer last Thursday. He was a talented gilder, artist and a mentor to many. He will be missed. It was a sad occasion but the service was a beautiful celebration of his life filled with music and…

Change is good

It’s January and everybody is buzzing about their New Year’s Resolutions and the improvements they want to make in their lives. I am doing the same, so I thought I would share with you my New Year’s Plan of Action. Be less serious I love to laugh and have fun, but sometimes I can be…

Tamales, fake snow and a Tuna Christmas

Saturday my family and I went to Pearl Brewery for the inaugural Tamales at Pearl. Tamales are very important to the people of San Antonio, so I wasn’t at all surprised to find that a huge crowd of people showed up. It was a beautiful day; sunny, cool and breezy. I love winter in San…

Planning a vegan-ish Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I’m still finalizing my cooking plans. This year our Thanksgiving will be pretty quiet, most of my family will be in New York fawning over my new niece so that means less people at our house. I will be the only person in the crowd not eating meat or dairy, so…

Yummy raw meals

I have been making some really great meals lately, beyond my usual salads. It’s so much fun to try new recipes and eat more variety. I recently made Kristen Suzanne’s Cheesy hemp nacho sauce. Loved it! I sliced up some cabbage and drizzled on the sauce.  Paired with arugula it made a great meal, of…

Cleaning up my workspace

This month has been pretty interesting so far, a lot of big changes. I found out not too long ago that I have to find a new studio space.  My cute little space I work out of is not going to be available anymore. I decided this was a good time to streamline things and…

A restful day

I just dropped my son off at school and I want to go back to bed. I feel tired and my nose is stuffy. I haven’t been feeling well for the past few days and it’s time to acknowledge it and start taking care of myself. Everyone I’ve come in contact with last week was…

National Night Out Day

Today is National Night Out Day and we went out. Our local fire station had crafts for the kids, lots of snacks, goodie bags and even a clown that talked to the kids about safety. My son enjoyed looking at a real firetruck up close. I took home a child identification kit, it’s small enough…

A trip to the Greenbrier and debunking some myths about Texas

I just got back from a quick family trip to The Greenbrier in West Virgina. It was so nice to watch the leaves change and enjoy some crisp cool fall weather. We don’t have much of a fall here in San Antonio, the weather is cooler but we don’t see too many leaves change color….