Lyrics, poetry and art all meshed together

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Hello Blogger family,

Miss you guys!

I was in sunny California and Arizona for a week so these are the pictures I've taken during my trip. I did get a chance to paint one canvas which is pic #1, I also got to help my mother make her delicious upside down cake, yummy, and she puts rum in it. My mother is pictured below with my 8 year old daughter, I know I don't talk much about my little girl. She is a handful of blessings and our trip was fabulous. Arizona is a bit slow with not much to do besides shopping and eating, lol. The pic with the palm trees is Woodland Hills area in California, the building is where I used to live with my mom, brother and sister back in my high school days. The Betty Boop pic I drew in my art class my senior year in high school, I completely forgot about this black art book which I had left at my mom's house, it bought back a lot of memories.

I do miss Cali sometimes, especially the food. I did get to indulge in my In n' Out Burger with their addicting vanilla milk shake and also El Pollo Loco, I love their wings. In a blink of an eye it was already time to head back to NY.


writerwoman said...

I linked to you at my personal blog. Let me know if you want to join

it is a link exchange. Thanks for linking to The Shores of My Dreams. Bye for now,

writer woman

Anonymous said...

I am glad you enjoyed the trip!! I love the paintings. I have video of my reading poetry in my blog. Check it out.

Omar Ramon said...

glad u enjoyed ya trip. aah to be in cali! *wishful sigh*

Lyrically speaking said...

Writerwoman: Thank you, I think i'll join, thanks for the referral

Epsilonicus: The trip was too short then i had to come back to NY's rainy weather

Omar: Wow! What a wonderful surprise to find you here, thanks and do come back again

Stephen Bess said...

Wow! You have a daughter and she's so cute! :)
I can't decided who looks like your mother the most between you and your sister. Beautiful woman!

ijeoma obu iheoma said...

glad your trip was fun.. that cake looks yummy.. does your mom share her recipe?

ijeoma obu iheoma said...

glad your trip was fun.. that cake looks yummy.. does your mom share her recipe?

getzapped said...

Welcome back! Your mom and daughter are beautiful. It sounds like you had a delightful time spent with family. It is interesting finding things that inspire memories. I love your painting, it's full of color and life! Peace.

Fabrizio said...

Ehy! So you're from Cali!
I'd like to visit it one day.



Bygbaby said...

Sounds like you had a good trip. Your baby looks really happy t see her Grandma!


Lyrically speaking said...

Stephen: yes, Mr. Bess I have a mini-me version :)thank you

Ijeoma: It's good to be back but I do miss the sun, yes, mom shares her recipe but her recipe book is in French :)

Getzapped: thank you

Bygbaby: I did have a good time, Grandma and daughter were both happy to see each other

constance said...

You have such a beautiful daughter LY! And your mom too! Happy to know that you've enjoyed your holiday :) and even happier to see your new painting! Very vibrant! I really hope to see more (and also your sketches too? Really would love to have a look! )

Dancewithme2 said...

When you live so far from home its always a bag full of memories when you get to go back. I've been back to Detroit twice in the last few weeks and have another trip planned in three weeks (all to check on my dad) - but each time I go back I get to see another part of the 'hood that I spent so many years in.
Looks like you had a great time. That cake looks SO yummy!!!

Ali's Zay said...


Lyrically speaking said...

Constance: Thank you, I will share my sketches soon

Dancewithme: Going home is always bittersweet, the cake is to die for, believe me it's addicting, one slice is not enough

Xavier: Comment ca va? Merci pour le bisou :)revient encore

getzapped said...

Cathy, I awarded you the "Thinking Blogger Award". Please see my post at
get zen.


Kai C. said...

i missed you :-]

Kai C. said...

i missed you :-]

Thami Mhlanga said...

you are a carbon copy of your mother

Capucine C said...

Love the painting.. your daughter is beautiful..