Where have all my weekends gone?

Staying away for 1 year and 8 months from this was something I felt I had to do.
I always had excuses why I should keep it and why I shouldn't.
Right now it felt like this was the right time to post again.
This is the window to my life and I feel bolder
maybe in a calmer and more quiet way.

Where have all my weekends gone?
The past year and 8 months have been a roller-coaster ride.
I was blessed to be able to travel to places and be with my family.
It was a moment for us to be together, to laugh, to smile and to heal.

Los Angeles was my first stop. 

It will always be special to me because 
it feels like home away from home.

My mom moved to LA to be with my sisters
(back and forth between there and Boston)
I visited them two months after she left Manila.

There I was able to visit the Getty Museum 
and immerse myself in art and culture of their country.
My sister who is a 'native' there actually enjoyed it.

New York was a different experience altogether!
The city feels alive! Breakfast was something to look forward to.
Bagels, coffee, waffles... with my whole family was priceless.
I would love to go back there and fully be immersed in the city!
I was suppose to visit Parsons and meet up with 
our aunt-godmother but unfortunately she was out-of-town.

and then there is Boston...
It feels great to be back to the place where my youngest sister resides.
I love Boston because I really feel like I am in another country(duh!).
My sister moved to a new house so it was fun seeing them build and decorate their new nest.
It was my first snow experience as well. 
I was planning on making snow angels, castles, and snow mans.
But after a night of shoveling I had to give up my idea altogether.

I know I didn't post anything related to art.
I just had to share what the peaks of my weekends were for the past year or so.
I consider myself lucky to be able to spend my days with my family.

I said at the start of this post that I visited my family in the US because it was a time for us to 'heal'.
Our dear dad my dear dad passed away 1 year and 2 months ago.
I dedicate this post to him as way for me to show that I am ok.
We will all be ok.
I know he is in a happier place and he will always be cherished 
and remembered by all os us he left behind.

So here I am looking forward to more reasons 
to celebrate weekends with families, friends and art.

Happy week to all!

-the weekend artist-