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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Green Heart

She is Kind...
She is Nurturing...
She Protectively Flows Around Those She Loves...
She Is Strong For Those Who Need Her, bending like a willow yet strong like an oak...
She is All Who LOVE Nature above all else...
She is Mother Nature incarnate...
She could possibly be you, She could be me...
 
She is... "Green Heart"
 
 
Take a closer look...
 

Isn't she lovely and cool...
I am so proud of her.
 
She would suit any nature/earth lovers home, that's for sure.
 
Be Kind, Connected & Inspired


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Outside With Buns

Tis the season where your likely to find me outside with the buns ALOT!
 
I love being outside with happy rabbits frolicking around me,
it's truly one of my happiest places on earth!
 
 
I don't get nearly as much work done in the summers as I do in the fall/winters...but that's okay...
 
 
...learning to embrace the ebb and flow of an artists life is part of living that life well!
and for me, taking rabbits outside to play is just as important to my soul as making pictures.


We're in the middle of the chaos of yard construction right now because we're completely re-doing
our 'main gazebo' (which you saw last year when the rabbits gave you a yard tour)
I am trying to keep my cool...
sometimes it's hard for me because I don't do chaos in my physical environment very well!


A gazebo may sound like a very indulgent thing but for me it's necessary,
I don't do summer heat & sun as well as most &
it's pretty crucial for me to stay out of the sun when the migraines strike, like today!
 
 
I get so nervous, having the house buns outside, there's so much out there that can hurt them.
But we've always let our buns outside because they've always loved it SO insanely much.
So here's wishing for a safe, happy
and uneventful summer season!
 
Hope your off to a wonderful week & are enjoying this beautiful day.
See you later in the week for another new illustration which I am SO proud of
and a post on my exhibition which recently wrapped up.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Cytherea

I have a brand new picture to show you.
She is Goddess of Beauty, she is connected to this earth & to it's precious inhabitants,
they are part of her and she a part of them, she is...
 
"Cytherea"
 
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/190457016/cytherea-8-x-10-print-an-enchanting?ref=shop_home_active_1
 
Here are some details...
 

for all who are interested in added this bewitching Goddess to your walls and home.
 
Have an amazing weekend and see you next week.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New Rabbit Inkling

Another rabbity inkling...
 
 
Hopefully prints of these ink drawings of mine will be hitting the shop next week.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Rainy Day Sleepy's

I love rainy days, especially ones with lots of thunder...
rainy summers don't bug me one little bit...
for me it's just pure coziness all around.
 

Plus rainy days make all of the buns really quiet & super sleepy....
and well I can't complain about that, ha ha...
especially after their recent bout of crazy naughty Spring Fever!

Have a great weekend all...see you next week.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

She Was Nourished By Honeyed Green Tea

I wanted to show you this new image of mine...
 
"She Was Nourished By Honeyed Green Tea"
 
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/189487881/she-was-nourished-by-honeyed-green-tea?ref=shop_home_active_13
 
A closer look at some detailing...
 

 A portrait of sorts yes I suppose, ha ha....
I do find myself feeling greatly nourished & soothed by green tea with honey.
But it's also an image for any tea lover.
 
 
And yep...you guessed it....
 
 


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day

I love my mom...
she's one of my best friends...
she's pretty much just all around awesome.
 
 
Happy Mother's Day to all my friends who are mommies...
Happy Mother's Day to myself, cause I have 8 long-eared babes of my own...
but most of all Happy Mother's Day to my Mom.
 
Love Love Love you Mom XXOO

Friday, May 9, 2014

New Inkling With Weekend Wishes

Just hopping in quickly today to show you a new little rabbit inkling
(these will be making their way into my Etsy shop as prints of various sizes VERY soon).
 
 
I wish you all a wonderfully awesome weekend, super busy or really relaxing, however you prefer it.
Ours will be full of rabbit bonding time, BBC travel shows & some gardening if the rain lets up.
 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Teegan, Titus, Thibbs & Thyme

I finished this new image awhile ago...I've been so anxious to show you.
Aren't they such a lovely grouping...
In this dreamland, Teegan makes sure that foes become & remain friends...oh don't you wish!
 
"Teegan, Titus, Thibbs & Thyme"
 
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/188599081/teegan-titus-thibbs-thyme-whimiscal-art?ref=shop_home_active_1
 
Here are some close-ups...
 
 
along with her buddies in the same series "Maueve, Miles & Milly" and
 
I hope you love it as much as I loved making it.
 
See you on Friday.
 


Monday, May 5, 2014

A Firm Belief & New Hair

What do you think of my new hair cut?
I gotta say it's my most favorite yet...and now it's also bright red....yay!
I am not usually one to spend much money on my hair
I'd usually rather be buying pencil crayons!
but lately I feel the need to splurge on myself, so every 6 months I've been treating myself
to a salon visit, to cruelty-free dye jobs & to the wonderful head massages they offer.
 
I am a firm believer in being kind to oneself...
life is hard, people can be very mean...so you must be kind and nice to yourself.
Don't you think?
 
 
So when I feel the push and pull and nagging sensations of stress and muckiness,
I will often go out and treat myself to something, it doesn't have to be big,
for me it's sometimes a new eyeliner, or a pretty new bra, or nice new undies,
or a pricey super big coffee from Starbucks (cause we finally got one here in town!).
Sometimes it's an hour of rummaging through Value Village for new blouses ...
Sometimes a new yoga dvd or a new plant for the house.
 
Whatever it is, big or small, whatever makes you feel better,
whatever picks your spirits up, DO IT!
and don't feel bad about it.
Treat yourself.
Be good to yourself
cause we're worth it and much much more.


Friday, May 2, 2014

Happy Weekend Wishes With A Fluffy Bun

Here's another new ink drawing....
I have to say, I really love this one.
Wouldn't you just wanna give this fluffy monster the biggest snuggle!
I am trying to decide in what format to offer these drawings in...5 x 7" prints, art cards, on mugs..?
 
Anyhow...I am working on more of these ink doodles today...
it's feeling good to sit & relax with my ink pens.
 
 
In between drawing, the day is also seeming to call for;
snuggling of rabbits, the drinking of green tea, the munching of ramen noodles,
some catching up on 'Grimm' whilst drawing,
playing plants vs zombies (which I am currently addicted to)
 and you know what, I just may take a nap later on this afternoon...just cause I can!!!
 
Wishing you all a great weekend and see you next week, I have much to show you.  XO

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Smile, the Hard Part is Over

Ahhhh...it's good to be back.
I don't think a 'real' blogger can ever stay away from their blog space for too long, ha ha.
Whenever I am away, my brain is making blogging notes and
I think constant "oh gotta tell everyone about this and that..." ha ha!
 
Anyhow...
I came upon this sign after climbing a steep set of hills,
you know the kind that makes you breathless, feel old, outta shape
and question what the hell your on this hill for, ha ha!
and
I loved it...
I thought 'ah why can't life give us more signs like this'....
just kind little reminders that we're over the hurdles...
that we're re-entering some calm space...
that we're tough nuts and can handle a lot all at once
& that all is well!
 
It's felt like a rough past few month to be honest.
I mean life is always tricky, there's always some kind of hurdle or another, daily most likely.
This isn't me complaining...it's just me sighing a big breathe of release and relief!
It's me recognizing that I've had a rough go.
Sometimes it's extra hard when you know you have some healing & mending to do but
you just don't have the energy or space or time to do so...things start feeling even more muddled.
 
 
Jinny getting super sick than dying and passing away in my arms
(was, as always so hard on us, body & soul).
I've been telling myself 'DO BETTER'...
when one of the rabbits is sick, just be better, deal with it better!
SO, I tried to keep my business up and in her final week, I had a big magazine article due &
well, it felt very tricky for me to navigate that with a dying animal at the exact same time.
Than on top of sore hearts, we worried over Jaks, he missed his girl, he was lonely,
his eating dropped, his poops got really small (which is not a good sign in bunnies).
Than I had a solo exhibition I was preparing for...which is easy for some but never for me.
Headaches have been in high gear, the new meds that I thought were helping seemed
to stop working and the insistent pain has just been leaving me feeling very depleted...
and even somewhat weary for spring & summer...seasons that typically take a lot of energy!
Than we had 3 new bunnies to settle in...which we are still doing...they are still very new.
Emmett doesn't feel like he's settling...
he wants a buddy but none of our little monsters are accepting him yet which has been well...rotten!
 
But today is feeling better.
Taxes are done and my April newsletter was sent out on time...(it's the little things after all, ha ha!).
I've been invited to showcase my portfolio with a very impressive (& intimidating)
collection of artists online, so that's being set up right now.
I was delightfully surprised with a phone call from CBC this morning wanting to interview me and get the dish on my show, yay (thanks again so much Jenifer, it was lovely chatting with you).
I've reconnected with some souls that were and are very dear to me so that's feeling good.
I am SO excited and happy with the work I am putting forth right now.
 
So yes...things are feeling better...
and the jazz is on & I have rabbits surrounding me & an afternoon for art ahead of me,
so it's a good good day.
 
How are you doing???