My Goggles

By: Gabriela Yareliz Tonight, I was transported back to the early 2000s. (I watched How to Deal). I know I take you back there a lot, and I think it’s because there was a purity to how unique we were then. We had to be, in a world with no social media or influencers. WeContinue reading “My Goggles”

Sunday Girl: June 20, 2021

By: Gabriela Yareliz Hi guys, I built a plant stand this week for my little friends and started using my red light bulb in the evenings to wind down. It’s like the red light district in here. Kidding. But seriously, my studio has a Pigalle glow. Anyway, as I glow red *summon healing powers* hereContinue reading “Sunday Girl: June 20, 2021”

Why We Can’t Sleep

By: Gabriela Yareliz I’ve enjoyed Tish Harrison Warren’s Prayer in the Night. One of the chapters I most liked was about praying for those who rest. Ironically, as I write this, I should be sleeping. She writes that sleep is “so vulnerable.” “We sometimes have a hard time embracing it. We stay up late, staringContinue reading “Why We Can’t Sleep”

Interview with Brianna Cerrito

Today, on Women’s Day, I am excited and honored to share this interview with Brianna C., an interesting and lovely young woman I met on Instagram, as all cool meetings happen, these days. In typical Gabby fashion, when I meet someone interesting, I want to know more, and here is the result of those inquiries.Continue reading “Interview with Brianna Cerrito”

A Gift is Arriving

By: Gabriela Yareliz One can’t help but wonder where 2021 will take us. Many of us are still tracking 2020 packages and wondering where the time went, this holiday season. Time was a finicky thing, this year. I am always fascinated by the passage of time. When it feels fast; when it feels slow. TheContinue reading “A Gift is Arriving”

Studio Update 27

By: Gabriela Yareliz I stared down at the New Yorker page at the colorful painting. It looked so familiar. I then glanced over at my painting in my studio and then again at the page. I glanced again at the painting and then the page. Of course it was familiar. On the page was theContinue reading “Studio Update 27”

Wisdom from Brené Brown’s Wilderness

Quotes from Braving the Wilderness: “All too often our so-called strength comes from fear, not love; instead of having a strong back, many of us have a defended front shielding a weak spine. In other words, we walk around brittle and defensive, trying to conceal our lack of confidence. If we strengthen our backs, metaphoricallyContinue reading “Wisdom from Brené Brown’s Wilderness”

A Walk to Remember: Jamie Sullivan

This movie came out 13 years ago (1/25/2002), and it is still one of my favorites. By: Gabriela Yareliz This is a tribute to my favorite Nicholas Spark’s book and film, A Walk to Remember. He has written and scripted so many of his books into movies. I am not a fan of all of his stories,Continue reading “A Walk to Remember: Jamie Sullivan”