Tuesday, February 20, 2007

regroup/refocus/recap/relax

my cecilia necklace and my new apron dress
i admit it, i have not been in the studio all week long! i remember leaving it a little war zone with scraps of fabric, paper, paint all gnarled up together in one creative explosion.

this past week i have been spring cleaning, purging/trading clothes at the thrift, tackling 3 weeks worth of piled up laundry, getting back to kick boxing and feeling sore & strong, treating myself to a necessary haircut, and a couple cute tops (like this apron one above-- i wish i may i wish i might wear one of these every single day of the week), and my new my cecilia necklace pictured, lunch dates with friends... including one with sweet kelly and mariachis playing by our side... and one divine dinner date to celebrate our fifth anniversary! not to mention, movies galore... the painted veil and notes on a scandal... both so gripping! have you seen either? any other recommendations? so many good ones out right now! i still want to see
the queen, hopefully before the oscars!

after finishing school in december and the holidays, i went right into show preparation mode and this is the first real week i've had off! a much needed reprieve.

i am still reeling with memories from the girly show... Denise captured my feelings exactly:

"It reminds me of how I felt as a child coming home from Summer camp when all I wanted to do was reminisce through all my pictures and pick up a pen and paper to write all of the new friends I had just made. Remember those days?"

check out the beautiful, professional and extensive photo album she generously put together for us. thank you again!

In reflection, the generosity of this group continues to inspire me. THANK YOU once more to the rest of you incredible ladies... swirly especially for putting hugh and i up in the most generous way! did you see where i put your painting? i also want to draw attention to the work of talented melissa moss (her colors are superb!), amy of posy press (who has probably had her baby by now?!!!) and creative couple extraordinaire christine castro hughes and rama(i have his and christine's collab wedding invite bookmarked for inspiration, since hugh and i will be collaborating as well!) who i got to spend good times with while in LA:)

exes and ohs,
mati

9 comments:

Hannah said...

I saw the queen on a plane and wasn't really excited about the film selection, but after seeing it - I thought about it for DAYS.
definitely worth checking out

kelly rae said...

let's make a date to go see the queen, yes?

Swirly said...

The piece looks great...it was made just for you, I just didn't know it at the time. :)

la vie en rose said...

better get on seeing the queen...you just have until this weekend...

i also recommend pan's labrynth and water. but, they are both foreign so it you're not in the mood to read your movies then avoid them...

risa said...

ohhh! i love the new top and that paiting is beautiful! and yes. it goes perfectly with the curtains and the wall. :)

gracia said...

Movies, movies, movies... I've been doing the very same. Enjoy!
take care, g xo

Kim Carney said...

did I say how much I wish I could have been there!

jenny said...

so many wonderful things happening to you lately mati, i'm so happy for you. (and love your outfit, :)

posy press said...

hee hee...it's a girl!
lucy was born on 2/21!
now it seems perfect with your mother child reunion painting...all pink and such, so meant to be!!
hope all is well and that some sun has made it's way to you! ~ amy