Friday, July 30, 2010

LOOK ! NO HANDS !

Rode my bike

down the mountain to the village

this morning

without even pedaling one time !

Almost 3 kms !

We drive our car the same way,

no motor,

no gas,

to the grocery store!

Whizzed past the two stop signs,

Yes mom !

I looked at both sides for traffic before doing so !

Coming back up was another story ...

But the sunflower girlz applauded

and cheered me up

at the finish line ;-)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

GOOD ...

I was a good for nothing

no good doer up to no good today ...

Didn't feel like banging nails

on my new outdoor studio with the guys ...

Didn't feel like dipping paint brushes

in colorful jars ...

Didn't feel like pulling weeds forever

that will show up again tomorrow ...

I felt like doing nothing

and I got good at it !

Sure felt good ;-)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

REVENGE OF THE GARDEN GNOME ...

Remember yesterday's post

about this Garden Gnomes kidnapping that happened in Montréal?

This morning in town,

look what I saw on somebody's lawn ...

I laughed all the way back home !

Monday, July 26, 2010

FREE THE GARDEN GNOMES ! ! !

Excentric people are the best.

People who dare do something different from others.

People who add colors to a rather bleak world.

A small group of such people made me laugh outloud this morning with the crime they commited ...

The Liberation Committee for the Garden Gnomes

kidnapped all the leprechauns they could find in private yards

and grouped them on the side of a major highway to Montréal

with a large banner saying

"We have feelings too" ...

Love starting my day with a good laugh !

Such happenings give me hope for the future :-D

Friday, July 23, 2010

HOT DIGGITY DOG DIGGITY ...

Summer time as a tendency to become a wild time for me ...

Son at home makes me feel like playing rather than working,

the garden calling me loud and clear makes me feel guilty to stay inside,

and art commissions of all kinds make me jump like a frog that I am,

here to finish a mural,

there to fill a painting order,

and everywhere to dig a pond for a neighbor,

finish that big house assemblage going on so well

and rework my Etsy shop !

Oh yeah, gotta go to the beach,

hiking and biking too !

I feel like a junkyard dog trying to balance a carnie hotdog on his nose ...

Goofy but happy ;-)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A FEW ORIGINAL PAINTINGS ...

Busy, busy, busy ...
Isn't summer supposed
to be slow and relaxed?
So many art projects going on,
I am getting dizzy ! Unfortunately, one of these projects has been put on hold for now ...
A new gallery was opening on Montreal in September and the first artist featured was ...
ME ! But the owner is very ill and the opening has been postponed indefinitely ...
I have decided to offer these paintings in my Etsy shop right now!

FRIDA & CORAZON

FRIDA & FLOWERS

FRIDA & LAS FLORES DE LA MUERTE

I have also listed FRIDA & FLOWERS on eBay and auction ends tonite !

FRIDA & LAS FLORES DE LA MUERTE is listed on eBay as well, aution ends next Monday!

Voilà for now!

Will be back tomorrow with all kinds of stories to tell you and pictures to show you !

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIDA ! ! !

FINALLY, here is a

NEW

FRIDA KAHLO PAINTING !

La Princesa del Dia

La Reina de la Noche

16" x 20"

Original canvas painting

Day Princess

Night Queen

Today is Frida's Birthday !

Go and check out Google's home page honoring her.

If she only knew the kind of recognition she is now getting,

she would have laugh VERY loud ;-)

Frida Princess, Frida Queen

is now available in my Etsy shop

if you want to buy it NOW

I will also list it tonite on eBay

if you prefer bidding on it !

It was great fun working on all the details and bold colors of this image !

Hope you enjoy it too !

Monday, July 5, 2010

TOO YOUNG TO DIE ...

So young to die ...

Only 49 years old !

He passed away last spring and

we will all be missing him dearly ...

The king of our yard,

our dear tamarack tree,

had to be cut down yesterday.

He fell on the ground so graciously

with a big thump

that will echo in our head

forever ...

Goodbye old friend ...

Sunday, July 4, 2010

CELEBRATE ! ! !

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

TO ALL

MY AMERICAN FRIENDS !

Make sure to stop and smell the roses,

spend some time with your loved ones,

goof around some and

don't drink and drive,

even your bicyle or

your skateboard ;-)

I am having a

4TH OF JULY SPECIAL

in my ETSY SHOP !

FREE SHIPPING

ON ANYTHING IN MY STORE !

(USA and Canada customers only!)

ALSO, I have decided to extend

my BUY 2 PRINTS GET THE 3RD ONE FREE

until the end of the month !

And remember,

if you buy 5 wooden block prints,

you get the 6th one FREE !

BIG hugs and kisses to ya all !