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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Eclipse

Did you guys watch the eclipse???
Isn't it kinda crazy that there hasn't been one quite like that one for over 100 years!
Well I ended up having a wicked bad migraine that day so I wasn't up
for heading to our waterfront to use our local astronomy clubs public viewing set-up... 
but my honey did whip up two pin-hole camera boxes for us which did the trick,
so every 10 minutes or so I would run outside to watch.


I admit I was a little underwhelmed by the visuals,
mind you in our part of the world we only got 70% coverage
& at no point could we safely just look up.
What I loved though was that for those few hours, so many in the world were together
enjoying & concentrating on something magical instead of negative  
and I just felt lucky to be there in those moments, no matter how painful, with my hon seeing it all.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Colour Me Happy

I can't help but feel happy whenever I sit down with my colours...


Especially at the very beginning of a piece, when it's all going beautifully!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Fielding Bird Sanctuary

A few weeks back we spent some time at a bird sanctuary up North from us.

 
We saw just geese, ducks and loads of dragonflies but it was lovely all the same.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Snowbirds

We saw the Snowbirds again this year at the beginning of summer...they are always cool to watch.


I hope your having a wonderfully warm and cozy Fall weekend, may your sweaters be extra cozy XO

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Going Far For Vegan Eats

Sometimes when you live in a little city of meat-eaters and hunters,
you are willing to drive 1.5 hours
for beautiful kind vegan fare that you can't really get in your own city.


Before a day of mountain biking we fueled up at (the vegan) Tucos Tacos & than enjoyed donuts & cupcakes at a vegan bakery across the street, both owned and run by a husband & wife team.
I love quirky unique places, especially when they offer kind cruelty-free eats.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Grass For Flynn

Flynn has his very own deck that he doesn't have to share with any-bun right now
He likes getting out into the yard but he'd rather zoom around the house & hang out on his deck


but that doesn't mean he doesn't love the taste and smell of fresh grass,
So we planted some grass in a low round container just for him out on his deck & he LOVES it.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Flutter Colours

I don't know about you but colours makes me heart flutter...colour is just so delicious to my eyes


and I think it's a good sign that these new butterflies of mine are giving my colour loving heart a jolt.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

This Is My Life

This is my life...one of the biggest and most important parts of it anyhow...


My arms & heart & soul and body were made for holding & caring for there precious furry hearts.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Cruelty-Free Makeover Time

My niece loves make-up...so as long as she agreed to only use my own cruelty-free products,
we were game, ha ha....


It was such a good laugh.
And can I just state for the record that this kid has the best uncle in the whole world!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Food Friday

This has to be one of our favorite vegan eats over the summer and especially Fall days.
We just throw all of our favorite veg into tinfoil with olive oil, pepper etc,
wrap it up tight & throw it on the grill for about 20 minutes.


Than we throw some vegan Fieldroast or Tofurky sausages on the grill too...
cut up a garden fresh tomato...a side of vegan dressing for dipping (yum)
It's a meal to leave your heart happy with kind-eating & the unbuttoning of pants, Enjoy!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Amazing Jelly-Bean

I am amazed at the tenacity of our Jaks aka Jelly-Bean.
Last summer I felt so melancholy whenever I was outside with him,
assuming that it would be his last summer with us...
but he's still here this summer...I am so so grateful and amazed at his luck and strength.


We've been expecting him to pass any day now for the 2+ years
ever since his congestive heart failure diagnosis.
Since than we've said goodbye to our fabulous Frenwyck, my sunshine Teela & our elegant Elsie.
It goes to show that you never ever know how life is going to turn out & to never count anyone out!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Prepping Pretties & Feeling Grateful

I've been spending a lot of time preparing/finishing up linears and transferring them to paper.
I like to do this in piles so that I have a huge stack of work all ready to go for when my desires
switch from working with lines and pencil to needing to work colour and shapes.
(as you can see from my studio bulletin boards, I always have a lot of drawings & linears on the go)


This week as school begins again, I am reminded of how amazing it is that I get to make art full-time.
I've come a loonnnggg wwaaayyyy, I've worked my ass off, I've paid my 'dues'
but knowing all that I am still so aware every single day of how lucky
I am to spend my day with art & bunnies and my working-from-home honey.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Wishing A Great Day

Today I am wishing my awesome niece a super great first day back at school today...


I'll be thinking of ya all day today little bird XO.  Happy first day to everyone else's itty bitties too.