Too much wonderful randomness happening here

March 27, 2014

Oh my gosh, I could go on and on and on…and for those of you who know me well, thank you for not tapping your toes and crossing your arms and rolling your eyes. I know these days have been a little post heavy, but if you only know how much I have to say and how much I restrain myself!!! 😀

Let me just say though, that the light quality is astounding here. It practically takes my breath away every second. As I look around I feel myself automatically reaching for my camera. It’s breaking my heart…in a good way.

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I bought a piece of art. Not this one…although I really want this one too…but a similar one which C and I picked out together to remind us of our holiday. This is the second piece of art I bought from this artist; the first piece was one Robert and I chose together. It’s called Romeo and Julietta and it hangs in our Vancouver bedroom. The artist’s name is Xaime Ximenez and he doesn’t have the use of his hands. He paints with the paintbrushes in his mouth. I’m humbled by his work.

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In the morning, I pretend to want to go for a walk on the beach but it’s only to the neighbouring resort so I can nick a blossom from their hedge to paint in my travelling sketchbook, and then I wear it in my hair…and when it’s almost gone at the end of the day, I press it into my book.


Speaking of books, there’s a little library of silly books left by holidayers for anyone who wants one, and in it was this Danielle Steel as fifth Musketeer novel. Makes me think of the sorts of surprises I can leave in a novel for the next holidayers… it. 😀

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C ran out of energy at about 7pm today, we missed having supper for the sunset. I know we were pushing it and I bough her a snickers bar because she turned into such a Joan Collins. No…actually she was more Betty White.

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Later, back at the resort post supper, she showed me a most excellent snickers commercial:

I know, right?…lol 😀

Sharing with Nancy and the random bunch. 😀

No point saying TGIF right about now
The sun sets on our fourth day of vacation

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  • Reply Mascha March 27, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I’m happy for you, that you have such wonderful days there.
    And I often think it must be the light that painters in Mexico make much differently colored paint as painters in Germany …
    Have great last days and hours

    • Reply Veronica March 29, 2014 at 4:22 am

      It’s true Mascha, the colours here are hot and exaggerated. It feels very unique. 🙂

  • Reply Betty March 28, 2014 at 1:24 am

    It looks like you all are having a wonderful vacation and the pictures look so beautiful.

    • Reply Veronica March 29, 2014 at 4:21 am

      Thank you so much Betty. 🙂

  • Reply Snap March 28, 2014 at 3:32 am

    What a great vacation you are having! Wonderful painting full of color to remind you of your trip. Amazing artist — thank you for telling us about him. I love hibiscus and love how you enhanced the Danielle Steel book! 😉 Happy Friday!

    • Reply Veronica March 29, 2014 at 4:19 am

      Thank you so much Snap. I didn’t do that DS book enhancement…lol…but sort of wish I had done. 😀

  • Reply Christie March 28, 2014 at 5:19 am

    What a lovely remembrance to take home, a painting by Xaime Ximinez! And that commercial – so great!

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

      I’m so glad he’s still here, and was at the Malecon for me to buy something from him. 🙂

  • Reply sarahhuizenga March 28, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Oh what fun you are having. Love the painting and great memories captured.

    • Reply Veronica March 29, 2014 at 4:17 am

      We are having a lot of fun. Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Reply Nancy @ A Rural Journal March 28, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Snickers is my hubs favorite candy bar. Just sayin’ 🙂

    • Reply Veronica March 29, 2014 at 4:16 am

      It’s a good one, I’m not surprised. 😀

  • Reply Ida P. Krause March 28, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Wow you are having a wonderful vacation for sure. Loved those Dolphins, Was that on the ship?
    Congrats on your new art piece.
    That commercial was a hoot!

    • Reply Veronica March 29, 2014 at 4:13 am

      We are Ida. 😀 That is a fountain sculpture on land and I took the photo up against the sea so it looks a bit deceptive. 🙂

  • Reply daryledelstein March 28, 2014 at 10:24 am

    can you believe i have never read Danielle Steele, of course you can

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

      Me neither. My mother does though, so i figure that when I’m 79million years old they will be there waiting for me…lol.

  • Reply Sara v March 28, 2014 at 11:02 am

    The light is amazing! Love that shot of the dolphin sculpture, and C, and that painting–OMG! Love it!! And humbling, absolutely. I really enjoy reading your commentary/blog, so let loose–no restraint necessary 😀

    • Reply Veronica March 29, 2014 at 4:10 am

      Oh good! There are a lot of lovely and also bizarre, sculptures along the Malacon.

  • Reply abrianna March 28, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Beautiful use for the hibiscus!

    • Reply Veronica March 29, 2014 at 4:08 am

      Thank you so much Abrianna. I love them. 🙂

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