Ideally, I would have sat down maybe each week and updated this here blog. I gotta tell ya, every since I started using Instagram I definitely have been posting to my blog less, and when I do it is waaaaay after whatever I am posting about happened. I thought about not posting to my blog anymore, heck I don't know if anyone out there reads it...but it is my way of documenting in another area of the interwebs my life and my art at this time...so, here goes.
If you have been following my social media then you know that we MOVED. Yup, in the middle of a pandemic. Awesome. It has been such a weird time, these few past months. In many ways it has been like one long block of time. It is hard to remember when various events happened, and hard to remember what 'normal' life was like before social distancing and face masks. Now add moving on top of everything. It was tough to be leaving south Florida mid-July and not being able to see everyone that we wanted before we left and go and do all the things we wanted to, but we will be going back- it's our vacation spot once again.
So what I am going to do is just kinda summarize the month of July, not in order but grouped a bit based on topic.
Okay, here goes- but first gotta go back to June;
June 2020 wrapped up with an art giveaway!
In addition to the pandemic these past few months have been full of social and political unrest- so much swirling around race and basic kindness. I wanted to do a small thing to try and encourage some positive vibes, so I did an art giveaway on my FB page. Folks just had to think of someone different from themselves in some way and give them a public shoutout- say something nice! The pieces were snatched up quick- I gave away just about the whole series, and it felt good to see all the nice comments folks were writing about others.
July...Saying goodbye to SoFlo :(
What is harder than trying to hit up all your favorite spots before you move? Trying to do it when Covid has everything turned upside down! If you know me personally you know that John and I LOVE traveling- but the pandemic has definitely kept us more local. We did manage to make one last trip to Orlando to spend the 4th, went and had a drink at our favorite spot at the least busiest time of the day so there wouldn't be too many people there (wore a mask walking in, they clean and disinfect constantly AND are open to limited capacity WITH social distancing on top of that- they are on top of their game) then picked up food to-go from our favorite places and hung out in the hotel for the 4th by ourselves. John made sure to get a room with a balcony so we could have a view of the lake- and we even saw a few fireworks. For the past few years we have spent our 4th at Willie Nelson's picnic in Austin....this year was different for sure, but we threw on some Willie songs and just made a new 4th of July memory.
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