My He(ART)-Full Life

Sunday, February 6, 2011

today in pics

Every Sunday is family day over here. Tim came up with this soon after Tara was born. So no matter what else we have going on, we always do something as a family; for a few hours or the whole day. It has really kept us grounded and happy through all the stressful and difficult times...especially last year with our move. Today we drove down to Balboa Park which is am amazing conglomeration of so many many things. You could easily spend weeks over here and not run out of things to see and do. There are tons of art galleries, museums, theatres, botanical gardens,The San Diego Zoo, Sea World...on and on.
We all rode on a carousel!!! It was soooo much fun; I can't remember  the last time I even did this!!! Maybe I was 6 or 7? Tara was a little scared at first but then loved loved loved it; she rode with Tim. It warmed my heart to see the two of them having such a great time.
We came upon Spanish Village which has over 200 San Diego artists selling their creations. This is artist Don Knapp; his work is so dripping with gorgeous, delicious colors! I bought a luscious print called Bright Summer Day for Tara's nursery.

Another artist Linda Lepeirs who is a super talented artist/photographer. She was so helpful and friendly...Hi Linda!!

There are quite a few museums down there as well. We did not have time to visit today ...have to make a day of it just for art!
The architecture here is just amazing. I don't know how far back it dates but it speaks of another era...wrought iron and carved stone, outdoor chandeliers, intricate details...

It was a long day... When we got back home Tara and I took a nap while Tim watched the Superbowl. Family+ sunny day+ art= perfect Sunday. Hope you all had  a great weekend too!
* my studio is slowly slowly slowly coming along!


Lovey said...

Oh wonderful that you guys keep your love for family so strong! I looked at your family pictures...just beautiful!!! blessings my sister...c'mon back and follow my blog...I hope that we can stay in touch. Your talents and love for family reminds me of Kindred Spirits.....I am adding you to my side bar as well. I'm thrilled to have found you through OWOH! Lovey

ArtPropelled said...

Phew Soraya, there's quite a buzz on your blog! I'm so pleased more people are popping over to see what a wonderful, positive person you are. Love your family Sunday in pics! You must have arrived back home with ideas whirling in your head. So much art and bright impressions.

patty said...

Oh, I'm so glad you were able to take a break from unpacking those boxes and see some of the wonders that San Diego has to offer. It is truly a wondrous place to live and I have to remember not to ever take that for granted. It's fun to see stuff "through your eye"!