Monday, January 20, 2020

I Know What The Walls Would Say If They Could Talk







They would say




anita pelayo rivera les dames dabord


Because from top to bottom


anita pelayo rivera les dames d'abord


left to right

anita pelayo rivera les dames d'abord

anita pelayo rivera les dames d'abord


inside 


anita pelayo rivera les dames d'abord


and out

anita pelayo rivera les dames s'abord

 
anita pelayo rivera les dames d'abord

my husband has

painstakingly hammered

permanently inscribed

his affection


with every timber, measured detail 

and stroke of his brush 

that reads 

like 



Are you fluent in the language 

a friend
a parent
a partner
a spouse
a neighbor

uses to communicate their admiration?





Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Twelve Years Ago


I published my first blog post

and 

the content was based

on 

what I knew and loved best:

My home.

In the last 12 years

I opened my garden gate and explored 

various paths other than home d├ęcor

that led me to 

YOU.

Many of my readers inspired me, encouraged me

and they changed my life.

I took a year off from my teaching job

to open an Etsy shoppe.

I took writing classes that ignited a love for

poetry.

I have been gifted fine photography equipment

to launch off my idea to compose

a written and visual collection of memoirs

and 

my dreams continue to expand
as

I've shared my photos on

Instagram

for the past five years.

But on this first day of a new decade

I return home

for 

just a moment

to not only share a photo gallery of progress

but 

to celebrate the child-like happiness

my husband and I share

as we build our life together. 

Kitchen 1997

Same kitchen corner transformed in 2000


 
Kitchen hood redone beams installed 2019



Timbering installed 2019

Hallway/kitchen pantry 1997

Hallway/kitchen pantry with timbering 2019

Front room 1997


Opening the wall off of living room 2000

Creation of my studio space off of living room circa 2003


Studio space December 2019

Living room 2019

Studio space fall 2019

As I look at the things

we 

were able to achieve

I am in constant awe

to think that one day

It will be revealed just how much

my soul 

has been salvaged and transformed.

Happy 2020