Thursday, September 30, 2010

BONNE FÊTE ULYSSE !

Mini Me

is turning 14 today !

BONNE FÊTE ULYSSE !

Am I shrinking

or

have you been fed

too much Miracle Grow ?

Hard to find better than you !

Hard-headed,

gentle and kind,

smart and wicked !

You go rock the world, son !

I will ALWAYS be there

to applaude you !

I love you so ...

Back home on Saturday ...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

SOON ...

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !

Now,

if I could stretch a bit more

standing on the tip of my toes,

I might just be able to reach

the other end of the tunnel ...

I have been away

due to mortality

in our close family...

Almost there !

Soon,

I will be back home :-)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

NOT PROUD TO BE HUMAN ...

The family is in SHOCK !!!

One of our 5 cats,

Patte Blanche (White Paw)

had been missing for about a week ...

Our neighbor found him Saturday

caught in a snare metal trap,

A SNARE ! ! !

he had set up at the entrance of his barn

to catch skunks roaming around ...

We freed him quickly enough to save his life

but he will be a handicaped cat from now on,

missing half of a paw.

He spent

5 days

under the heavy rain,

no water,

no food,

terrible pain

and

fear of being the prey of another animal

and rotting away with maggots in his trap.

I am just about ready

to set a giant people snare

at the entrance of his rich house ...

Crap for brain idiot !

Friday, September 10, 2010

THEN AND NOW ...

Big family reunion

in Quebec City, beautiful old Nouvelle-France city

that I love so ...

We all stay at the Château Frontenac,

perched high on the St-Laurent seaway,

living the grand and ritzy way ...

Rushed out on the streets

early this morning

so I could catch a glimpse of the sunrise

and imagine the arrival of the big sailboats

carrying first explorer

Samuel de Champlain

some 400 years ago ...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

TOC, TOC, TOC ...

Autumn is sneaking in

slowly

but surely ...

Trees dotted with yellow leaves

here and there ...

Cooler sunsets

with looooong shadows and

a big pile of stove wood

waiting to be stacked.

Time to keep the doors closed

at night

to keep the critters away ...

Everyone here,

large or small,

agrees ...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

SIMPLE EGG PHILOSOPHY ...

When someone says you are different,

take it as a compliment !

Not normal or abnormal,

just reply with a big shiny smile !

Odd or simply weird,

give them the two thumbs up !

Cause anything that stands out from the crowd

holds the possibility of creating

a little miracle ...

What a philosopher I am

Monday, September 6, 2010

MOTHER NATURE BETTER AND IMPROVED ...

When I grow up,

I wanna be the new Mother Nature !

I wanna control the weather

with the dial of a button,

I wanna stop rain

by snapping my fingers,

I wanna give the penguins a chance

to spend some time in Florida in winter

and

I wanna grow carrots

in tropical shades of turquoise,

shocking pink

and

carribean blue ...

Oh yeah!

And I wanna fill the bottom of my pond

with seashells of all kinds

and grow a mermaid tail

as soon as I hit the water ...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALE IN MY ETSY SHOP !

LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALE

in my ETSY SHOP !

SEPTEMBER 4-5-6 ONLY !

FREE SHIPPING

to Canada and the USA

on ANYTHING IN MY STORE !

(and great DISCOUNT on shipping

for my friends ELSEWHERE too)

Last Friday,

I was offered a last minute spot

at a local art fair

and decided to go for it.

Did an all-nighter

assembling 200 wooden block prints

for the occasion.

Got there late yesterday afternoon,

after the rain,

and as I was unpacking them

and setting up a table,

a customer came by and purchased

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM

for her shop in ...

Mexico !

Walked back smiling

all the way home ;-)

Friday, September 3, 2010

BEWARE, COPYCAT ! ! !

I am having

PROBLEMS

with a copy-cat artist

who just does NOT understand

that she can NOT use

my images, characters and style

to paint her own version

and offer these paintings as

ORIGINAL art.

I am ALWAYS delited

when someone is inspired by my art

but can get DANGEROUSLY upset and pissed off

when someone else copies my stuff

and boast about it ...

Grrrrrr ...

BEWARE !!!

I am starting to twitch !!!

Silent revenge ...

Got a headache,

copycat gal ?

Waiting and smiling ...

Muah ah ah ah !

Thursday, September 2, 2010

HIMALAYAN HONEY ...

Himalayan Impatients

suddenly appeared in the garden years ago ...

They germinated where they chose to,

just like a weed,

and this tall reddish-stem plant surprised us

with the most beautiful clusters of pink tropical flowers

towards the end of the summer.

They are free,

stunning,

charming

and bees love them ...

So, next spring,

we will dot the land with a couple of beehives

and let these friends mingle together for a while ...

We will then be able to add another feather

to the family's self-sufficiency hat

by enjoying homemade honey ;-)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

BYE BYE AUGUST, HELLO SEPTEMBER !

So, SO very beautiful ...

Thank you,

August,

for this AMAZING gift

left behind on your last day ...

September ALREADY ...

sigh ...

Vacations are over ...

My spawn returned to school yesterday ...

His 13-year old summer is almost finished ...

Bummer !

I ain't one of these moms

happy to get rid of their kids

in September ...

I'll miss working

to the sound of electric guitar playing,

goofing around and

acting my real age ;-)

Time to work now !

No excuses !