The sun sets on our fourth day of vacation

March 27, 2014

My what full and fantastic days we’re having!

I joined Fernando this morning for beach yoga and had the most wonderful stretch, even if not my calibre of Vinyasa yoga. It’s so worth it for that morning stretch, isn’t it?

Then Fernando invited me to come back for some painting. Of course I jumped at the chance to paint…are you kidding me? Dragged Chloe along too because I love her unique style.

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Fernando showed a canvas he made previously and asked us to copy it. He passed around a gessoed canvas on a bit of cardboard and we all set to with acrylics.

Resort life is just lovely. One gets sort of stuck with a bunch of holidayers and sooner or later you’re bound to say hello.

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So we all dutifully painted a blue sky and some bright buildings and the wall and the church.

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We painted a cobblestone road and rooftops and flowers and the sea. Then I made everyone sign theirs…artist…so sue me! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Chloe and I finished up ours with a few birds and C even put in a couple of sailboats. Don’t you love C’s free spirit style? I love it to smithereens. I’m so keeping both these paintings and framing them together; a most wonderful reminder of this time…of us…here, now, in this tropical sunshine.

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But then, do you know what Fernando did? He invited us back in the afternoon to string beads! Wretched man!

So back we went with the twin poppets and their mom and a couple other twenty-something girlies for some fun with beads.

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Fernando wowed us with this ring-bracelet design!

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C and I both chose sea beads…that is beads which reminded us of the ocean.
By the time C decided she had enough, her bracelet was long enough for her ankle but too long at two wraps and too short at three wraps for her wrist, so ankle it was.

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But you should have seen me. I was so proud of mine! I loved that bracelet. I loved the seaweed and sea foam and shells and water and spray and ancient Aztec turquoise, and every salty, briny thing I strung into it.

I lifted it up to the sea and said, “Look here ocean, I made a piece of you that I can carry with me always!”

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Just then the sea gave me a heart shaped rock – a true affirmation of love…and…just as I bent over to pick it up, my bracelet broke and most of the beads tumbled into the sea.

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And the sea claimed it as its own. Glass returning home. Tumbled in the sea. Salty hands rolling and turning, carrying and cradling, caressing and loving those beads till they are no more.

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Too much wonderful randomness happening here
The Magnificent Frigatebird...my tropical love

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10 Comments

  • Reply Betty March 28, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Now I am envious. the paintings are so pretty and like that bracelet.

    • Reply Veronica March 29, 2014 at 4:20 am

      AW, thank you. I love these wonderful hot colours here! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Christie March 28, 2014 at 5:14 am

    What a fun day!

    • Reply Veronica March 29, 2014 at 4:18 am

      ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply Sara v March 28, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Aw! I loved your bracelet, but the sea is unpredictable, and quite likes sparkly things. I’m so impressed with everyone’s paintings, did they all do that free hand? I love C’s spirit/style!! Isn’t it wonderful to see that side of your kids? Love it.
    I have the same delight in my boys. They have their unique voice/humor/artistic style that gives me so much joy ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Veronica March 29, 2014 at 4:15 am

      I know, when the sea wants something…that’s that. But at least is gives something in return. ๐Ÿ™‚ Everyone did paint it free style. I handed out some pencils for a quick sketch first, because Fernando didn’t bring any. I’d love to know more about your boys. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply daryledelstein March 28, 2014 at 10:22 am

    so pretty .. such clever girls you two are …. love that heart rock …

    • Reply Veronica March 29, 2014 at 4:11 am

      Aw thank you. I’m keeping it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply dawnsrays March 30, 2014 at 3:17 am

    the sea traded you a heart rock for the beads. It is a give and take world. I am so happy you both had such a great time and met some fabulously talented and nice new friends! that is the mark of a good time away.
    ~Dawn

    • Reply Veronica March 30, 2014 at 3:52 am

      That’s a fair trade, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ˜€

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