Maritza Ruiz-Kim

Artist, San Francisco Bay Area

A Girl Imagined

Today we had our first home study interview. Exhausting! GK says it wasn’t tiring for him, but for me? Definitely. We sat for a two hour interview about the details of who we are, how we do things, how we Read more…


Possibilities of a Girl

It hasn’t yet been 24 hours and we are headed home from our one night away. This is the perfect manner in which to begin what feels like the beginning of our adoption story… even though we might have a Read more…


To Add a Girl

One step in this thing: having an official into our home, to look around, to see if we can do this. Our first home study interview is next week! Really? Will I really have a little girl in my home Read more…


The Lego Milestone

I think one of the milestones that should be marked in the life of a kid is this: the making of the first Lego contraption all by himself. Enn ripped open his little Lego box, poured out all the pieces, Read more…


Zee Favorite Things

The other morning when I went into his room to get him out of bed, he opened up the top of his footie pajamas. I asked him if he had an owie. He said, No, Yook, Mama, Yook! (Yook=Look.) He’d Read more…


Ming Dynasty Ceramics

  This was from last week’s lesson… I had them work on the background separately from the vase. They drew a horizontal line in pencil, and used washable markers, then painted water over them for the wash effect you see. Read more…


Seurat’s “Sunday Afternoon in the Park…”

We took a look at Seurat’s famous park painting, then a close up of the profile of a man from another- it’s easy to get lost in those dots Seurat spent many afternoons in the park sketching & preparing for Read more…


Big Wheels Keep on Turning

Just a few posts ago, I talked about how Enn knows the states of the U.S.- about how he would look at a shape and tell me that it looks like a certain state. From that, it seemed like he Read more…


Art lessons pending…

So just wanted to say that the posting of my art lessons hinges on the fixing of my Internet. Anyone? Anyone? 🙂 Our techy friend thinks our router is kaput. GK would’ve made a visit to Best Buy tonight if Read more…


Enn Portrait

Here’s the portrait I mentioned in my last post. I decided to tackle an oil painting portrait after the drawings I’ve done lately. Oil paintings just seem more substantial and I just wanted to see if I could do it. Read more…


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