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Friday, October 31, 2014

This Week

I've been finding the news so difficult to take these last couple weeks,
especially with the attack & murder of Cpl. Nathan Cirrilo at our parliament hill in Ottawa
& all the scary Ebola news...
so I've been diving into rabbit time & snuggles even more so lately.
Just laying on the floors hanging out with my babies is one of the best ways to settle my whole being.
 
So from that perspective...
from the floor with blankets & pillows. surrounded by bunnies in every room to hug & love,
with an Alice Hoffman constantly tucked under arm...and jazz tinkling & candles flickering....
The week was good and looked a little something like this....
 
 
 
It was good until Wednesday A.M. that is!
That's when Jaks stopped eating completely and went into g.i.stasis
(which fellow rabbit parents know is very serious & can quickly kill buns).
So medical bromide injections, Gas-X tablets, belly rubs, critical care feedings, forced movement,
very little sleep, etc were also our part of our week for 48 hours. 
 
Jaks is eating today though, so it's looking like he's on the mend, thank goodness.
He's the last of the original 'tough-nut' clan & the bridge to the new brigade.
 
Well it's time to turn off all the lights and hunker down with my guy & some take out,
It's time for our ritual Halloween 'Walking Dead' marathon.
Nightie night all & Happy weekend.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Bird Who Carried Around A Star

A new inkling just finished.  Next is a couple of beady-eyed muskrats, a Dall sheep, a fish & more...
 
 
I am working on getting the lot of them into the shop as soon as possible...bear with me!

Monday, October 27, 2014

A Tree For Elsie & Henrie?

This will be Elsie & Henrie Biggens very first Christmas with us.
  
 
And whilst the upstairs is always all decked out in holiday cheer,
this is the first year I need to decorate my downstairs studio space...
Since it's their first Christmas here, I want Elsie and Henrie to have a beautiful twinkling tree
all of their very own (hopefully a pink one to match my room, their eyes and their ears, ha ha).
 
 
I would put the tree up there on the little green desk to the left of their couch (see above)
 
So let me ask you... 
Are you up for a ornament swap???????
 

 A swap for these two awesome buns who were given away & spent almost 2 years in a shelter?
 
 
I think it would be SO lovely.
I would create and make a special ornament, something handmade & whimsical of course
that I would send to you and in turn you would send me something
that you have made to hang on their tree.
 
 
What do you think???
If anyone is interested do let me know and I'll begin work on my ornament right away...
and once it's all up and decorated I'll do a post for the tree and we'll list everyone who took part.
 
(I have to say rabbit-themed ornaments would be SO awesome, they are so hard to find in the stores!)
 
So yes, do let me know...
could be so much lovely fun, for me, for you and two big bunnies
who will be able to spend their first Christmas here gazing up and into a dazzling heartfelt tree.

Friday, October 24, 2014

This Week

This was what my week looked like mostly...
 
 
 How did your week go my friends?


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Goodbye my Dear, until next season

Summer is over, so I am reflecting on it and have decided it was a good summer...
abit of a wet one, but over all really really very good.
(Aside from a huge reno needed on our garage that kinda ran away with a lot of our playing time!)
 
 
But, I am abit sad, my lovely friend has been wrapped up & tucked away for another year
(yep, I am talking about my kayak! we aren't suppose to get attached to things, yes I know, but I am!)
Whiles I look forward to a snowy winter on our cross country skis, I miss her already!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

21 Years

I unequivocally believe in soul mates....absolutely...
and we recently had a ball celebrating our 21st....
21 years so far in this life atleast.

 
 
 
I am so honored and lucky that I get to make & share my life with this awesome gorgeous guy...
He is beyond words and just beyond amazing.
 
(XXXOOOXXXOOOXXX to infinite times 2 babe XXXOOOXXXOOOXXX)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Leaves

I am sitting at my coloured pencil desk...
The skies today are in such a lovely tango...going from sunny and happy to dark grey and foreboding.
There is a sweet little black and white bunny sleeping at my feet...
eyes closed tight, nose twitching, front feet digging away in a deep deep dream.
A cup of green tea steeps beside me...
My favorite Toronto jazz station is on...
Soon my honey will be home...
we'll make a delicious dinner together as the buns start to wake up for our evening routine.
I just love days like this.
 
 
The barren trees are making me happy...
they signify that 'hibernation' time is almost upon us.
Coziness...
like a giant hug from a huge furry bear dressed in the softest angora sweater wrapping around us...
Soon it's time to rest up, be cozy all together in our sweet little home.
I don't have to worry about anything outside...
except for shoveling snow, bringing in fire wood, some skiing, walks on the lake with hot coca
and short brisk rabbit romps through snow tunnels.
AH
I really really do love days like this.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pile of PRINTS...Why YES PLEASE!

I am now offering discounts on my 8x 10" PRINTS
for those of you who want to save and order multiple images.
It's the perfect chance to begin your own collection
of joyful, colourful & whimsical artwork by Yours Truly.
These deals may or may not be a permanent thing so take advantage of it now.
 
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Two for $35, Three for $52, Four for $69 or Five for $85
(plus shipping & handling of course).
 
So head on over to my shop & go nuts...
cause who doesn't love a deal.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

I'll Be Back On The 20th

Migraines & bad headaches have been seriously kicking my ass these last couple of weeks.
I've been trying to be stubborn & work through the pain but one night got so bad I almost called 911.
And now, I also have some tummy bug to contend with SOOO....
 
 
I am going to take a teeny tiny break from the blog to regroup my wits, patience, stamina
and all that good stuff that one needs in huge amounts to run a small indie business!
I'll be back...hmmm...let's say on October 20th.  See you again than.  XO

Friday, October 3, 2014

A View To Appreciate

We enjoy time by the waterside as much as we can...
especially since it'll all be frozen over cold & forbidding before we know it.
 
We are having our lunches here on weekends.
We bring our dinners here many nights & are usually still munching & chatting away
as the stars peek out & start to twinkle and the crickets seal it all as perfection with their song.
 
 
I am a firm believer in 'Growing where your planted'...
Not waiting to grow & take root until you think you've found the perfect place.
 
I believe that there's always time to slow right down and take in the beauty around us...
Put cellphones down, turn off computers...just be present.
Hold your loved ones hand abit longer...hug harder...breathe deeper...and count all our blessings.
 
A Lovely Weekend is being wished your way...Be Happy.  See you next week.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Sleepy Bunnies & Falling Leaves & Barbie

It's a quiet day today...
perfect for a sweet hot tea, cozy napping bunnies & diving under a warm blanket
to start in on a new book called 'Homeward Bound' by Emily Matchar
whilst bright yellow leaves fall like rain outside of the studio windows.
I think there might just be time to squeeze in a Barbie movie too as we draw later on this afternoon...
 
 
Yep, that's right, I am 36 years old, child-free-by-choice and I unashamedly admit to
loving the Barbie movies and in fact this Friday night I plan to watch some Tinkerbell too.
That's right, bring on the super cute, the uber sweet, the girly and the sparkly...
especially on such a cold & rainy week, AH....yes...ha ha.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bell Play

So Teela & I have been playing with some bells.
(and because I am a nice neighbor I took every single chime out so they are completely noiseless!!!)
 

We arranged the white bells with some driftwood collected from the beach
and slices from an old tropical plant that had long since died & dried out.
 

However, I am in agreement with my Tee-Tee that whilst we like the new bells & swags,
we no longer like the painted fence boards so next year we're gonna paint that section plain white.
 

What do you think?
Sometimes a simple crafty project is just what a perfect autumn day calls for.