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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

So Cozy

Routines are shifting.  This time of year we bring flowers from outside in to survive our cold nights...

We picked the last of the garden veg & we're spending more time inside with the's so cozy!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Colouring Feathers

Another new bird is in progress...
you can see my golden monkey pushed off to the side...
that is just for now, I haven't forgotten him
it's just that coloured pencil is so unforgiving with mistakes,
so if I am very unsure of how to move forward like on the background of the monkey...

than I put the piece aside & start a new one till the answer comes to me...
sure sometimes you have to push on and work it out but I listen to my gut
and if it says to me 'nope, not right now Mandy, give this one a small breather'.
I am usually glad that I did listen to my gut.
BUT I can't WAIT to finish him...I am thinking the background will be very dark & stormy.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Summer Singing

The early part of summer before Elsie got sick and we stayed home was full of time spent like this...

Hanging with my niece and her guitar, enjoying summer days, listening to her sing.  I will treasure it.

Sunday, October 15, 2017


I made this carving for my honey over 15 years ago.
He loves Egyptian history etc so I remember researching symbols
and I put into my design symbols that mean love or luck or long life etc.

It's been looking worse for wear with bunny teeth getting to it etc
so with our 24th Anniversary this past week, it felt like a good time to bring it back to life
with a sanding and a fresh coat of brilliant gold paint this time around...doesn't it look so cool.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

A Loved Garden & Life Cycle

I love how our little garden grows bigger and greener and prettier every year,
we've put in so much love and effort into this little house of sooo feels like ours, like us.
I don't know if we'll live here forever, maybe not, but I believe in blooming where your planted,
in rooting just right where you currently are.  Everyday I am grateful for my little home.

Every single bun-babe we've ever had has lived here with us, that is so special to me
and I love seeing everything spring to life and unfold with beauty every season
and than it all like slow-motion magic gets ready slumber for a spell,
usually just about when we're tuckered out from a season of hard work,
when we're ready to hibernate, it tucks in for a rest too.

Friday, October 13, 2017

I Love Muskoka

I LOVE Muskoka...I could move there in a minute.  I love it's lakes, it's quaint shops...

it's delicious food, it's amazing dedication to carrying on Tom Thomson's beauty, ahhhh.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Simple Sketching With Jelly

Some of my happiest days this summer and this Fall were/are just quiet ones...

 ...spent outside with my Jelly & some sketching, his tenacity inspires me so much.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

24 Years

24 years ago today I went on my first date with this amazing human being...
We were lucky to have found one another young.

Every single day I count my lucky stars that he is mine & that I am his.
He is my favorite and best thing in this world.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Cuteness & Carving

I carve my linos in the mornings...

She stretches and naps with a full belly looking all works for us both.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Works Almost Done

The lovelies signed up to Keep In Touch with me & the buns usually get to see new works first...

These guys are coming up, I am excited to show you, Sign up Here if you want first peeks/dibs too.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Worth The Work

It was a pretty wet season with horrible mosquitoes early on.
Now our nights are getting too cold and the flowers are dying out but I love the cooler weather

So we've all been outside more now that the mosquitoes are gone. Flynn had a nice long season enjoying his newly refinished deck, he's one spoiled bun, a deck all to himself, he loves it!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Canadian Beauty

We kayaked a lot this season, it's a happy place for me, it's one place I breath deeply & feel at peace...

How can I not be when there is this kind of beauty surrounding me (I see these in pastels do you?).