Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Little visual recap of our our year, thanks for being YOU!

We wish you a wonderful Holiday Season &a fabulously prosperous New Year!

Tomorrow, we leave for Chile  we were not planning on traveling, but it is a gift to ourselves for making it through one of the most difficult years *ever* ....

from the very beginning, 2014  gifted me profound losses: unveiling of abuse/abandonment via my mom
the death of a dear friend
too, there were profoundly beautiful moments
the birth of a dear relationship that surpasses time and space
2014 brought forth  sadness in so many different ways.... yet it also brought forth the *mirmagic* of love

God/Spirit showered me with love in so many ways.... first of all, through my adoptive papa Sy, who although he was in my life only 9 months, was a gift that words can not express.
I love you Sy.

God/Spirit showered me with love through so many of you, reading this right now...

I love you all.
So, here we are, stronger than ever and we want you to know that we are so grateful to so many of you who reached out to me when I went through one of the darkest times of my life this past Winter/Spring....
you know who you are, thank you and a special thank you to my friends new and old - with a special shout out to Angie, Claudia, Ana, Tamara, Donna, Sue and Ruthee and all my WoW sisters too!

We love you!

Thank you for sending me cards and pms and texts and emails, and for the phone calls and comforting hugs and prayers and lovelight and all the encouraging "likes" on our "fan" page posts where I poured my heart out, when I was so broken.....
Thank YOU!

My heart is also full of gratitude for so many professional achievements of the year which include having my whimsical art represented for art licensing by  Parcai Designs

We were also invited to appear in several local television shows; my work appeared on a few book covers, 
we had our work in national and international exhibits, 
as well as in other collaborations and distinctions including

an award for "best Latino visual Artists in Washington DC"

I hibernated and painted through the winter and spring as I gave my heart and soul time to heal,
 I stopped my adjunct position at the college *nervous* about bills,
but we were provided for with increased art sales (thank YOU) !

I struggled with CPTSD from the abuse I have endured which got worse after I shared my story here on this blog because, I was helped by so many bloggers in my journey, that I too, must share because yes: ....

"When the Japanese mend broken objects, 
they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when somethings suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful"

Thank YOU, our students/collectors/friends and framily for being part of the glue that has put me back together again.... 

Do you choose a word for your year? A certain goal or "go to" phrase?
This year will be my year of "joyFULL release" thanks to my beautiful FB dancer friend, Christine Claire Reed.

I have learned a lot about forgiveness this year 
and it is now time to release and reclaim my joy! 

We would LOVE to hear what you have set as an intention/goal for yourself in 2015! Please share in the comments below and keep in touch in 2015! We have lots of exciting new things to share with you!

We love you and look forward to a JOYfilled, LOVEfilled 2015!


Dorothy Donna Parker said...

What a great post. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and dreams. May 2015 be an amazing year for you both, and may she be kind to you. xo

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

What a wonderful post. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. May you make 2015 an amazing year for you both, and may she be kind to you. xo

Claudia Olivos and Sergio OlivosM said...

Thank you so much dearest Donna!
Love you and your art!