Saturday, July 25, 2015

Up with Gratitude

Good Morning! I got out of bed this morning at 5am because I heard the first bird singing. I was up before the bird’s song. Wide awake. I needed to hear its morning song to jump out of bed. This is my favorite time of day. I had to take a picture to capture my feeling of gratitude for a new day. Also, to show our new member of our home. Our Beautiful Comfy Green couch. 
We love you, Comfy Green Couch!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Warm and Tender Frijoles

This morning I am happy to say that I have time to work on some drawings in my sketchbook. I will be heating up a pot of frijoles while I work. I shall have warm and tender beans when the family gets home. 

Life is good. 

Saturday, July 11, 2015


©Anna M. Rodriguez

ink, opaque and transparent watercolor on paper

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


micro pen on paper

Listening to the podcast OnBeing "Gustavo Santaolalla" and painting this morning. 
Yesterday, I called my father and it's difficult to express all the thoughts I have after talking to him and seeing him. Since he is alone and my mother has passed I am constantly reminded that family will continue to change and we are all going to be gone one day. 
This awareness is the reason I am changing how I approach my days and interactions with everyone I see each day. It's a slow process, but every day I am given a chance to practice a new way of appreciating all that I experience myself and with others. 
Simple acts: eye contact when I cross someone when I'm walking. A smile. A thank you. Saying I'm sorry when I realize I made a mistake. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Living and Creating

"Shadows" ©Anna M. Rodriguez
From my sketchbook. (Pen,markers,watercolors)

I have finished my studies in Child Development. 

I have turned 51.

In the next months I will be researching and looking for ways to open up shop again to sell my work. 
More will be revealed as I keep up with my passions.