Monday, August 30, 2010

HAPPY FEET !

LOOK at the boots

Dr. Martens and Sanrio

came up with to celebrate

HELLO KITTY'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY !

I wanna a pair and

I want them NOW !

I can just see myself wearing these

with my old worn jeans overalls

to go clean the chicken coop ...

SO COOL and AMUSING !

Here's another pair of

HELLO KITTY'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Dr. Marten boots I

really, REALLY

need !

With these,

I'd have something more SOBER and CLASSIC to wear

with my little plain black dress

in case I have to go to a funeral or a wedding or to court

;-)

ONE LAST PAIR of shoes,

promised !

Then, just THEN,

I will stop !

But these are a must for HALLOWEEN !

How can a girl be without a pair of

these awesomely rad Mini Zaza,

DUDETTE !

Unique soles for unique souls ...

They would look so slick

when riding my witch's broom to the village ... ;-)

I just can not resist,

this shoe obsession is delirious,

so many INCREDIBLE ones

and just one life

to wear them all !

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

DREAMS DO COME TRUE ...

OLD TIME COUNTRY SWAPPING ...

Left at sunset yesterday

with 3 jars of pickled zucchinis

and a book

to please a friend ...

Made it back home

under the light of the

GREEN CORN FULL MOON

with 5 young chatting hens in a box ...

My rooster now really believes

DREAMS DO COME TRUE ...

He woke up in the wee hours

and found out he has now ten chicks

in his harem

instead of five ...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

FAKE SOUTH-WEST ...

If you can not live in the desert,

make the desert come

and live with YOU !

Life-size seguaro cactus in a pot !

But not just your regular cactus !

No, this one is a yew topiary,

evergreen

and patiently shaped with scissors.

Spotted it at a local greenhouse

while driving around with my Mexican friend Luisa.

We just stood there,

looked at each other

and laughed,

it is such an unusual sight

in Southern Quebec.

Wish I could borrow it for a day,

park it in a field nearby,

wait for the sunset

and take a picture ...

CRAZY WORLD !

Sunday, August 22, 2010

HOT TAMALE PARTY ! ! !

CHILIS roasting ...

painting ...

onions peeling ...

painting ...

corn husking ...

painting ...

masa harina mixing ...

PAINTING ...

habaneros with rubber gloves chopping...

painting ...

tons of garlic smashing ...

painting ...

cilantro in the garden getting ...

painting ...

COLORFUL ZINNIAS to make a bouquet picking ......

painting ...

mojito SIPPING ...

no more painting ...

friends welcoming ...

laughing ...

LOVING ...

guitar playing ...

family arriving ...

swimming ...

dogs barking ...

rooster crowing ...

fire is smoking ...

HOT TAMALE PARTY IS STARTING ! ! !

Saturday, August 21, 2010

THINK BIG ! ! !

I would

LOVE

to tackle this kind of

elephantine assemblage

one day !

Turn my local scrap-yard into

a life-size zoo !

Work on a

BIG and FUNKY

installation

right in the middle of a bare field

that would then be open to the public !

Completely made from

upcycled discarded stuff !

Ohhhhh!

This is just my kinda art,

makes me drool with envy ;-)

Friday, August 20, 2010

SOMETHING IS EATING MY HOUSE ...

Our house is getting eaten

by Mother Nature !

The crazy wild-grape wine is

trying to keep the door shut,

the bad-girl flowers are

ganging up and making it

hardly impossible to

walk on the deck

and

every night

a line of toads guard the entrance

like little warted soldiers ...

Our house

does not belong to us

anymore,

it's being recclaimed by summer

who wants to take it away with him

before leaving its place

to autumn soon approaching ...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

SEREPENDITY ...

I was just getting ready

to leave the bay and drive back home

when we had a

BIG thunder storm ...

I sat on the balcony and watched

the ocean's surface get battered by the rain.

It stopped

as suddenly as it had started,

the sun returned bright as can be,

and right there,

so, so close,

this small finback whale

came to say goodbye ...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A SPECIAL RENDEZ-VOUS ...

I heard both

calling me in my dreams

a few nights ago ...

A summer without them

is like a blue, blue sky

without that tiny special little

puffy cloud.

Five hours later

I was standing face to face with

two of my favorite things

in the entire world ...

The sea

and

the whales ...

No one around

on the shores of the St-Laurent,

only me

and

the breeze ...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

TWINKLE, TWINKLE SHOOTING START ...

Caught myself a handful of

shooting stars

last night.

I will keep them in a jar

in the darkness

for these nothing-is-happening days

in the middle of winter.

When I need to cheer myself up,

I will close the door and the lights in my studio,

open the lid and marvel

at the show they'll put on.

I will also wear

a protection helmet ;-)

Friday, August 13, 2010

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH !

Oh! I love Friday the 13th !

Living dangerously

on the edge of the weekend !

Gonna piss off my black cats,

walk back and forth

under ladders

and

slash all the mirrors at Walmart

with my giant wood mallet !

But first,

I am going on my rollerskates

down the mountain

with no brakes !

Daring is living !

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I WANNA BE LIKE HER WHEN I GROW UP !

It is

BETSEY JOHNSON's

birthday today

and she turns

68 years old !

Looking at her

makes me look forward to

my older days to come ...

Wild, daring,

fun, crazy,

creative and beautiful ...

WAY TO GO BETSEY !

I love you !

Monday, August 9, 2010

ONE DIABOLIC CARROT ....

OUTCH !

I've been poked !

By Satan's carrot fork !

This is what you get

for being a HELL of a gardener !

he he he ...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

RED GLOVES ...

Red Gloves Garden entrance ...

Come right in but take off your shoes ...

And say hello to St-Joe on your way back ...

This is the entry to paradise ...

MY paradise ;-)

Friday, August 6, 2010

HANDS ...

I am a fetishist.

I have an obsession.

I love hands.

Women's hands.

Men's hands.

Children's hands.

Living hands.

Doll hands.

Statue hands.

Sculpture hands.

Hands in paintings

and in famous pictures.

Hands as objects.

I am a hand maniac.

Through the years

I have taken thousands of hand photos.

I strongly believe hands

are the reflection of people's soul,

revealing in their individuality,

one's true hidden personality ...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

RENDEZ-VOUS ...

Yesterday night,

I had a secret rendez-vous ...

Shhhh ...

Not a word,

you must promise not to tell anyone ...

My heart jumped and leaped with joy

at the thought of sleeping by his side

again ...

I just sat on the edge of the water

and waited for him to appear...

He came to meet me,

silent and gracious ...

Champ, the monster of Lake Champlain ...

My monster ...

When I woke up this morning,

he was already gone ...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

MUSIC UNDER HIS SKIN ...

Fourteen years ago,

my son was born in a house out of the ordinary ...

Both parents work-at-home artists and jack-of-all-trades.

Grand-parents living nearby.

His home has been a work in progress through the years,

organic as the nature that surrounds it.

Animals of all kinds always being part of the family.

Everything is permitted in this house on a try-out basis ...

BUT,

in the middle of all this creative abundance and turmoil,

he was able to find something of his own,

not given, passed on or proposed by his entourage.

My son was born with music in his heart and soul ...

He's been playing guitar for a bit more than a year now

and the magic of notes put together

has gotten under his skin real good ;-)