Sunday, October 31, 2010

WHITE HALLOWEEN ...

WHITE Halloween

has not happened here

for over TWENTY years ...

A couple of snowflakes

here and there

at night is usual

but a TOTALLY white

Trick or Treat

outing is strange

and so PERFECT !

WHITE plastic skeleton decorations outside

powdered with a good coat of WHITE glitters ...

DARK skeleton bare tree branches

dipped in WHITE stuff ...

The snow skates and boards

are ALREADY out,

an inch or two of snow is

ENOUGH

for mommies,

livingdeads

and vampires

to slide down the mountain ...

JOYEUX HALLOWEN you all !

And remember,

do NOT eat candies and drive !

~~~~~~

Just gave a push down the hill to my son

who decided he is finally going

trick or treating

at the village

on his skate

dressed as Where's Waldo ...

At 5'9" and 14 years old,

my baby wanted to dress up as Slash

but I suggested it might not be the best of ideas ...

What a sight Charlie was

going down the mountain on his rad

skull and bone

longboard

while flakes were falling

here and there ...

A HANDFUL OF SKULLS ...

EACH year,

for Dia de Muertos Day,

I build an altar

in a corner of my house.

Kind of an OFFRENDA ...

More like a platic OSSUARY ...

I love FAKE skulls

and have been collecting them for a long time,

as well as REAL ones.

I am not much of a bright ORANGE

and scarry PURPLE

Halloween colored gal ...

Just LOVE the abundance of skulls

grouped together in an orderly way ;-)

Next year,

I will have a display of

BLACK & WHITE pictures

of loved ones now passed away

above the arrangement

A LA MEXICANA

so that when we pass by it,

we can SMILE at

Senor Muerte ...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A SMILE AND A TEAR ...

SOLD !

Thank you Hillary !

The paint was not even dry

on this finished painting

when I took pictures of it

to offer it in my Etsy shop.

No time to show it to you here ...

It sold in 20 minutes !

Frida Angel and Calavera

6" x 12" canvas painting

This is one of my favorites in a long time ...

Don't you love her pink sugar skull?

Prints of this painting

will be offered in a few days in my shop!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

NO RETURN ...

SUNRISE low on the horizon

SHINING on the first day of Indian Summer ...

Dramatic harsh LIGHT

peaking through leafless trees ...

Sweet and balmy breeze

WARMING the air to the point of believing

SPRING is almost here ...

Pumpkins and winter gourds

steal the SHOW on their pick-nick table stage

under this incredible SPOTLIGHT ...

Contrasts in tones

CAN'T BE more breathtaking than now ...

When fall LINGERS

after having done his job ...

At this point of

NO RETURN ...

Monday, October 25, 2010

AUCTIONS ENDING TONITE !

SOLD !
Thank you Lori !
HALLOWEEN GIRLS TRIO !

Original

6"X12"

canvas paintings!

ENDING TONITE on eBay !

Bid on ONE !

Or bid on the THREE

and

get FREE SHIPPING !

YES ! CANDIES !

AGES AGO,

kids could be KIDS

without being over protected by adults ...

When I was a kid living in the city,

I could play hockey on the street

and the neighbors would not be ANNOYED

by our excited screaming ...

We could stay outside hours in a row

building forts and snowmen in the snow

and our parents would NOT WORRY

about frost bites ...

We could experiment with anything

without CONSTANTLY being WATCHED by an adult ...

We could go to the corner store

and buy candies,

YES, CANDIES !

without feeling GUILTY about it ...

Remember bubble gum CIGARS,

flying saucers,

sour-powder STRAWS,

black balls,

COLORFUL dots glued on paper ...

Remember WAX BOTTLES

filled with syrup ?

I SURVIVED childhood very well ...

with only 3 cavities ...

Not BAD hey ?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

VOODOO CHILD ...

My VOODOO CHILD has arrived !

My sweet baby INFIERNO is finally HOME !

She was once a plain old plastic doll

with no personality

purchased for 50 cents at a thrift store ...

But THANKS to MISS KIM MAYHEW,

she has shed her OLD skin

and a wonderful CREATURE has emerged !

Isn't it she WICKEDLY darling ?

KIM did an INCREDIBLE PAINTING job on her !

You have to check her out sometimes ...

I LOVE MY BABY !

Boyfriend is in shock

and spawn is so happy

to finally have the sister

he ALWAYS dreamed of !

FRANKENSICK ...

I FEEL like the Bride of Frankenstein today ...

OFF in all kinds of ways,

like someone OPERATED on my body

while I was asleep

and SEWED BACK the pieces the wrong way ...

And I LOOK like the Bride of Frankenstein ...

Hair standing up à-la-ERASERHEAD

with grey creeping up at the right spots,

shuffling around on heavily LEADED feet

with a THROBING headache

that make my eyes BULGE ...

Wait a minute !

I AM the Bride of Frankenstein !

Frank IS my man's name

and SPAWN just finished experimenting on his guitar

to turn it into a FRANKENCASTER ...

I don't wanna SCARE you !

I am just an ORDINARY monster GAL

with a bad case of flu ...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

PERFECT LITTLE ORDINARY DAY ...

I have so much ENERGY today,

I could build a LIFE-SIZE Eiffel Tower

with MATCHSTICKS in my backyard !

The weather is beautiful,

bright and SOOOO yellow ...

I had a good GOOFY time with my son

who stayed home with the flu for two days ...

Patte-Blanche,

my BIG cat who got caught in a jaw trap

has COMPLETELY recovered

and is scratching the sofa

as we speak

with his ONE-NAIL PAW ...

And I have 5 NEW paintings

half-done on my work table,

two hands looking like twin RAINBOWS

and a heart colored with

JOY, HAPPINESS and

unexplained EXCITEMENT ...

A PERFECT little

ORDINARY day !

LONELY FLIGHT ...

I just HAD TO hike

to the top of the mountain

BEFORE

snow arrives for good ...

It was muddy AND cold

AND windy AND tougher a climb

than usual but ...

So perfectly still up there

but for a LONE bird

who kept on hovering above my head ...

A lost soul maybe ?

A messenger ?

Friday, October 22, 2010

WHIP LASH ...

I enjoy the DRASTIC changes of temperature

that come with the DANCE of the seasons ...

We are LUCKY,

here in Southern Quebec,

to get an AMAZING range of degrees,

damp tropical 90s F HUMIDITY in summer,

frigid mean -20s F COLD in winter ...

With short and pretty springs

AND

long and colorful autumns ...

Sometimes,

I think that the EXTREME differences

in seasons and temperatures

makes me more aware of time

PASSING BY,

of months CHASING each others ...

This morning,

I am getting the LASH OF WHIP

I needed to snap out of IT,

whatever IT might be ...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

CANNED EVIL ...

When I was a KID,

we drove to Florida during summer vacations

every year.

In the souvenir shops,

you could buy

SUN IN A CAN.

Open the lid

and

you'd get INSTANT Miami RAYS !

Or at least,

that is what the label claimed ...

This morning,

I canned HEAT in jars ...

COMBUSTION emprisoned in glass ...

Pure FIRE ...

FLAME colored ...

Extreme EVIL ...

So,

in the middle of the cold,

cold months of winter,

we will be self-sufficient

with keeping our bodies HOT ...

My HABANERO chilis are KILLERS ...

HALLOWEEN GIRLS TRIO ...

SOLD ! Thank you Lori !

NEW

in my Etsy shop !

BLACK CAT GIRL

BAD SKELETON GIRL

LITTLE DEVIL GIRL

Each of these paintings are 6"x12"

Don't you just LOOOOOVE this color palette !

I am SO excited to have new art to show you !

If you want to chance it, you can also bid on them on eBay

I will have a couple of new Frida paintings

in a few days too ...

~~~~~~

I am going through such

a creative and energized period,

I have a tough time

keeping the lid on my

idea-spilling brain !

Monday, October 18, 2010

AND THE WINNER IS ...

The winner of my

TRICK or TREAT Halloween GIVEAWAY

is ...

CARRIE JOY ART ! ! !

Everybody applaude this

FANTASTIC artist !

And if you are NOT familiar with her art yet,

you just GOTTA check it out !

THANK YOU,

MERCI

Y

GRACIAS

to the 217 participants

who left a comment

either here or on FB !

I PROMISE,

I will have another giveaway SOON ...

This was WAY too much fun !

What a great bunch of

GUYZ and GALZ

you are !

Saturday, October 16, 2010

LAST CHANCE ...

to enter my

TRICK or TREAT

GIVEAWAY !!!

Just leave a comment

on the link on the right !

You could win a

BIG bag of HALLOWEEN goodies allsorts

plus

some of my art !

The winner will be announce

early, Monday morning !

HURRY UP !

COME

and

ADD your NAME

to the

CAULDRON !

Friday, October 15, 2010

ABLAZE ...

I am speechless ...

Doesn't happen often ...

So beautiful ...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

AUTUMN GARDEN SONG ...

Colorful EARTH-tone corn

Sweet and juicy and

SO perfectly

ripe pears

Sunflower HEARTS

filled to the brim

with yummy seeds

And a chicken feather,

JUST because ...

These are the LAST words

my garden is singing ...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

OUT WITH THANKSGIVING, IN WITH HALLOWEEN !

Vintage BLACK cat Halloween pail,

IMMORTAL paper-like flowers,

a grinning SKULL

and

a few pincones ...

Such a wonderful center-piece

throning in the center of my kitchen table,

proof that the Pumpkin-and-Skeleton gang

is officially reigning

in da hood ...

~~~~~

I keep hearing about Christmas these days ...

Christmas here, Christmas there ...

I REFUSE to hear about Christmas

BEFORE

Halloween has not even been celebrated ...

It seems like people are

always

running ahead of time ...

I want to celebrate and savor autumn now ...

No snow and no Ho! Ho! Ho!

I DO NOT WANT

to see Santa sitting besides my pumpkins ...

I WANT my gold and orange and yellow,

NOT

red and green ! ! !

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

GIVING THANKS FOR IT ALL ...

Woke EARLIER than usual

so I would have time to go outside

before our Canadian Thanks Giving PARTY

started around noon last Saturday ...

Every year,

on this particular weekend,

I love to visit neighboring old cemetaries

when the light of the RISING SUN

shines on the tombstones ...

Time stands STILL there ...

The leaves will fall

and the snow will cover everything

in a few weeks

but comes spring again,

nature will wake up

and be ALIVE once more ...

The BIG wheel keeps on turning ...

EVEN after death

Giving Thanks for

this beautiful life

I have the CHANCE to live ...

Bellies, HEARTS and minds were filled with GOOD stuff !

We had a wonderful Thanks Giving meal

OUTSIDE under the yellow-leaved maple trees

and had plenty of time to HUG and talk and LAUGH

and eat and tell family and friends

how much we LOVE them

and

how LUCKY we are to have them in our life ...

In French, in English, in Spanish ...

We are all so THANKFUL ;-)

Monday, October 11, 2010

TRICK OR TREAT GIVEAWAY !

TRICK or TREAT ?

OK !

Time to have some wicked fun here !

I'm having an HALLOWEEN giveway !

Wanna win a

MEGA SIZE SUPRISE BAG

of goodies all sorts

and

some of my art too ?

Just leave a comment on this post

Winner will be announce

one week from now

on Monday morning, OCTOBER 18 !

Drool with envy guys,

this GIANT size surprise bag

will be one

BIG kickass HALLOWEEN treat !

Pass the word around,

let's have some

FUN !

MEET BIG BERTHA ...

There is nothing

as BLUE

as an autum's

CLEAR sky ...

Nothing

as ORANGE

as a big FAT pumpkin,

reclining on its side

on a hay bale

like a beached WHALE ...

Nothing

as BARE

as the top of the mountain leafless

before the first sugar coating

of SNOW

powders it ...

Sigh ...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

HOW CAN IT BE ...

Tell me ...

How can there be such a variety

of amazing and beautiful sunsets ?

It seems like each gets better than the last one ...

Makes me want to reserve a seat for the next show ...

And all of this FREE ?

How can it be ?

Friday, October 8, 2010

SMELLS WONDERFUL ...

You haven't lived fully

if you have never smelled autumn

before winter sets in ...

The scents of the colorful leaves

decaying on the ground,

the sweet perfume of the last ripe apples

dangling in the trees,

the appetizing aroma of a huge cauldron

of vegetable soup simmering on the wood stove,

the old-time fragrance of squashes

roasting in the oven

and

the strange but insistent odor

of cold rain ...

Autumn has a nice

yellow and ochre and red

colored scent ...

ONE HOT MEAN AUTUMN !

I read somewhere a while ago that

chilis grown up North will

NEVER

be hot ...

Well, you wanna bet ?

Mine are so CALIENTE that I guarantee

they will make you grow hair on your chest !

MEAN jalapeno poppers in the make for

our BIG upcoming party this weekend ...

I will keep the fire extinguisher near the table,

just in case ;-)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

THE SKY IS BLUE SO IS MY VW ...

Look what I got myself this afternoon ...

A diamond ring the size of a whale?

Noooooo!

A pair of expensive shoes that go clink-clank on the floor

and puts me in danger of breaking my neck any moment?

Nooooo!

A nice plastic surgery job you know where?

Hell, nooooooo!

Got myself a VW van !

$150 !

Baby blue !

I am so excited,

I have been driving it around the mountain

for the past three hours !

Time to prepare supper, mom!

No way !

I am living one of my dreams right now !

And manual too,

no automatic grandma version !

Gotta go !

Monday, October 4, 2010

AUTUMN HALLUCINATION ...

Autumn is

the BEST time

for walking in the woods

and fields.

You

NEVER

know what

or

who you will encounter ...

GIANT mushroom

or

teenie garden gnome ?

WARNING:

Do NOT

eat mushrooms

you are not familiar with,

they MIGHT cause

hallucinations ;-)

NEW HALLOWEEN TREATS IN MY STORE !

NEW IN MY ETSY STORE !

HALLOWEEN WOOD BLOCKS TRIO !

A WITCH, A CAT AND A LITTLE DEVIL !

If you purchase the trio,

you get FREE shipping

in Canada and the USA !

I will be adding a few

original paintings

as well this week !

BOOH !

Sunday, October 3, 2010

NEW FALL FASHION ...

I woke up

with frost on my eye lashes

this morning

and my 3 dogs packed tight

around my sleeping bag ...

I slept on

the top of the mountain

yesterday ...

The night was cool

but beautiful,

with the flying South Canada Geese

singing a lullabye

and the smell of apple trees

lingering in the air like incense ...

Today and the coming days

will be the most beautiful days

of the year,

with Mother Nature

showing off her new

fall fashion collection ...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

A PRINCE AND A PEAR ...

I AM BACK HOME !

I could see my house smiling from a distance,

happy to see me again

after 17 days of abandon ...

Back to MY world !

My family, my zoo, my studio, my garden ...

My source of creativity, stability and joy ...

My very own land of enchantment

studded with simple little miracles ...

Like a tiny wood frog

throning on a ripe and sweet fallen pear ...

I believe happiness has a price.

I have paid my dues now,

should be good to go for a while ;-)