One Step at a Time

Karina Llergo

“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.” –Plutarch Well, this one line seems to have summed up the gist of this little essay and then some. 🙂 What I like most about this quote is how it embodies one simple truth — sometimes less is more and it is sometimes the simplest of things that holds the greatest treasure. For example, ever heard of the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words?” Well, I’d have to agree, because from my own experiences I know that art (in all its many forms) often speaks louder and more clearly than any words ever can. It speaks to the heart and gets to the heart of the matter in its own unique way. In fact, it never ceases to amaze me how we can all look at the same piece of art and then walk away from it with our own unique interpretations and perceptions — I guess in a way you could say that art brings out the uniqueness of each one of us and, in turn, helps us to appreciate the unique masterpieces that each artist creates.

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A New Beginning

As you know, I truly enjoy the beautiful art of poetry; it is one of my favorite forms of expressing myself! So, here’s a treat for you! 😀

the creative life in between

Rainbow over Mars – May, 2018

A New Beginning.

After the rain
comes a rainbow.

After the storm
comes the calm.

After the dark clouds
comes the bright sunshine.

After the ending
comes a new beginning.

It is never, ever, ever too late
for a new beginning.

Cheers & Hugs,

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Learning To Draw With Udemy

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Simply draw for the love of drawing, you don’t need a reason why. 🙂 Recently, I signed up for an online drawing class to learn more about this creative art and to also hone my own skills too.  From this ongoing experience, I’ve learned some surprising things along the way that I’m happy to share with all of you!  First of all, the course I signed up for is called The Ultimate Drawing Course – Beginner to Advanced by Jaysen Batchelor and Quinton Batchelor.  This course is available on and it is around $14.99–just a heads-up, don’t worry about the ticking timer that says you only have a certain amount of time left to buy the course at this price, it has been available at $14.99, every day, for months.  With that being said, what I most enjoy about this class is that it aims to assist those who haven’t had any drawing lessons (like me) progress and learn the different techniques of this art form from novice to expert.

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Sautéed Nopales | Quick & Easy Recipe for Preparing Prickly Pear Cactus Pads — Mexican Made Meatless™

If you’ve ever wanted to try making nopales at home, this is a great recipe to start with. Hola Amigos! In the previous video I shared my tips for cleaning nopales quickly and safely. In that video I also showed you how I like to boil the nopales before cooking them to help reduce the…

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A Little Something to Ponder

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Alan Heuer

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. -Robert Frost
For this post, I wanted to share with you some wonderful poetry that I’ve  recently been admiring.  The author of this delightful poetry is none other than Robert Frost.  He is someone I remember learning about in school, but once I finished the required literature classes I never again thought about him…until now.  Lately, I’ve rekindled an interest in poetry by creating a new blog page where I share my writings, thoughts and discoveries with you.  It is an activity that I’ve found very rewarding, calming and purifying.  And because of these experiences, I’ve been learning about other poets–modern and not-so-modern.  Eventually, in my readings, I came upon a familiar poem I haven’t read in years called “The Road Not Taken.”  It is a poem filled with wisdom, imagery and lessons learned along the way:

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