Sunday, December 18, 2011

FREE SHIPPING AND BIG SALE !


In my ETSY STORE TODAY !
FREE upgraded to USPS PRIORITY MAIL shipping
today only on purchases $30 and more
Yes, you can STILL get your purchases
ON TIME for CHRISMAS !
BIG SALE still going on ! 

Buy 2 REGULAR prints and get 1 FREE !
Buy 2 SMALL wooblock prints and get 1 FREE

Buy 2 LARGE woodblock prints and get 1 FREE
Buy two BRONZE pendants and get 1 FREE
Come over for a VISIT
MAYBE you will find that LAST MINUTE
you haven't found YET !
 


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

BRAND NEW BRONZE AND GLASS PENDANTS IN MY STORE ! ! !




BRAND NEW
in my ETSY store  !

24 antique bronze and glass pendants and 24" chain !

They look GOOD enough to EAT,
like a hanful of LICORICE all-sorts,
DON'T THEY ?
 


ALSO
...
 
I have decided to EXTEND
my ETSY SALE
until Monday night, Dec 5 ...
 



15%
OFF EVERYTHING in store !

FREE SHIPPING on purchases of $50 !

Buy 2 REGULAR prints and get 1 FREE !
Buy 5 SMALL woodblock prints and get 1 FREE !
Buy 3 LARGE woodlock prints and get 1 FREE !
 

 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

PINK ... I MEAN BLACK FRIDAY CYBER MONDAY WEEKEND SALE ! ! !

Starting TODAY through November 28 !
 
15 % off EVERYTHING in store !

FREE SHIPPING on purchases of $50 !

Buy 2 REGULAR prints and get 1 FREE !
Buy 5 SMALLwoodblock prints and get 1 FREE !
Buy 3 LARGE woodlock prints and get 1 FREE !

Offers good on ANYTHING
 in my Etsy store !

Just enter code PINKMONDAY for FREE shipping
and
PINKTHANKSGIVING
for 15% OFF !

Monday, November 21, 2011

PINK MONDAY SALE ! ! !


TOO EARLY
for Black Friday
OR
Cyber Monday ? 
YES
But ...
NOT too early for

PINK MONDAY
TODAY only in my ETSY STORE !
FREE SHIPPING on purchases of $50 ! 

PLUS get 15% OFF on purchases of $75 ! 
Buy 2 REGULAR prints and get 1 FREE !
Buy 5 SMALLwoodblock prints and get 1 FREE !
Buy 3 LARGE woodlock prints and get 1 FREE !
Offers good on ANYTHING in my Etsy store ! 
Just enter code
PINKMONDAY for FREE shipping
and PINKTHANKSGIVING for 15% OFF ! 
Have YOU hugged a turkey TODAY ?
GOOBLE GOBBLE !!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

ANOTHER NEW FRIDA PAINTING !!!



I have been SO productive lately,

AMAZE myself !
 

I paint with my HEART
eventhough it is BROKEN ...


Pinto con mi CORAZÕN
aunque se ROMPE ...
 

6"x12" ORIGINAL gallery canvas

AVAILABLE in my ETSY store NOW !  

Saturday, November 12, 2011

YES ! A NEW FRIDA KAHLO PAINTING !



FRIDA KAHLO

DAY OF THE DEAD TOTEM

10"x 20" canvas painting

La Vida y La Muerte
Son Mis Amigas

VIVA La VIDA !
VIVA la MUERTE !

Available in my Etsy Store now !

Friday, November 11, 2011

IT'S HERE ! MY NEW 2012 CALENDAR IS HERE !


It's HERE ! It's HERE !

My NEW 2012 Frida Kahlo CALENDAR !


12 months,
12 different 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" pages
with 12 of my Frida Kahlo images !

AVAILABLE in my ETSY STORE NOW !


And EVEN better !

SPECIAL offer to all my bloggin friends !

Buy one calendar TODAY and get
one FREE paper print of your choice !

Saturday, November 5, 2011

CAT AND THREE LITTLE BIRDS PAINTING ...



In spite of it all ...
I LOVE birds !

 NEW ORIGINAL 6"x12" canvas painting !

 Available in my ETSY store now !

Meow !!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

NEW ORIGINAL PAINTING !



In spite of it all ...
I LOVE birds !

 NEW ORIGINAL 6"x12" canvas painting !

 Available in my ETSY store now !

Meow !!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WOW !



Do you sometimes feel TOTALLY overwhelmed
by the GRANDEUR of nature around you ...
Does your heart LEAP at the giant foamy waves
BEATING up the ocean rocky shores ?
Does your soul ESCAPE your body at a flight of Canada geese
FLYING South on a cold day ?
Does your heart WISTLE a happy tune at the cheerful bright zinnias
POLKA-DOTTING the garden like yummy candies ?
Do your eyes FILL UP with uncontrollable tears
at the sound of a moose CALLING his mate at dusk ? 
This morning, I lifted my head to look at the MAJESTIC sky
and INSTANTLY fell on my back in the grass ... 
Could NOT move a finger NOR blink ...
Could BARELY breathe ...
Autumn PUNCHED me right in the stomach ... 
Leaving me mouth open AND paralyzed
at the IMPOSSIBLE beauty
of INDIAN SUMMER colored leaves hanging in the trees above ... 
Can it REALLY get any BETTER than this ? 
I'll get OVER it in a few minutes ...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

PLEASE ...


LUPE and FRIDA are here to stay ... 
VERY lucky angel and devil Princesses ... 
Whiskered mischievious SISTERS ... 
Instant HOME invasion and terrorism ! 
Now SAFE from the harsh winter coming ... 
And from a TOUGH life of non-stop motherhood
and food scavenging ... 
Please, SPAY/NEUTER your cats NOW
and tell others about it TOO
Kittens are NOT toys to be discarded ... 
They are NOT cute when they are left roaming around homeless,
abandoned, frost-bitten, mamed, ill, undernourished, beaten, sick, hurt ... 
Just TOO MANY orphaned little NEEDY creatures out there ...

Monday, October 10, 2011

SO MANY REASONS TO BE THANKFUL ...



Today, I am THANKFUL for a single BLUE EGG,
the very first one layed by the Ameraucana hen
I hatched in spring ...
THANKFUL for holdind it, warm and perfect in my hand ...
For admiring its flawless shell and unusual color ...
For witnessing this little MIRACLE, ordinary yet SO mindboggling ...
For being able to sit in the grass peacefully 
while the roosters are crowing ...
For the sun feeling hot and orange on my back,
like the leaves in the maple trees ... 
For my beautiufl SON sleeping late on a quiet Sunday morning,
for my LOVING boyfriend hard at work in his shop,
for my ADMIRABLE parents who just called to get news about the kittens ... 
For this house that we built with our hands that we call OURS
and for the land it is seated on, BORROWED from Mother Nature ... 
For the happiness and enthusiasm I inherited from my grand-parents ... 
For the trees and the flowers,
the insects and the birds,
the colors and the noises,
the days turning INTO months INTO years ... 
I stay humble, head low,
thankful for ALL I have
when SO MANY others have NOTHING ... 
I am so very blessed,
if only to be able to acknowledge
the LUCKY star I was borned under ... 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY
to all my Canadian friends ! 
Do take a minute today and stop what you are doing ...
Look around you and COUNT your blessings ...

Sunday, October 9, 2011

SIMPLY COULD NOT SAY NO ...


Guess WHAT
Oh YES, you BETTER believe IT
I met both a little devil and an angel yesterday night ... 
Driving back lae under an almost full-moon,
I spotted SOMETHING moving right SMACK
in the middle of the highway ... 
Braked SO hard, I decorated the road
with an amazing set of tire burns ... 
Two tiny 4 weeks old at the most kittens
were playing on the warm asphalt ... 
SO ...
What do you do when you have a HEART
and can NOT resist wiskers ? 
I drove back home
with two warm furry purring CREATURES on my side ...
Two cats disappeared in the past few months ...
Two new ones appeared on my path ... 
I do believe in FELINE synchronicity ...
or if you prefer, MIRACLES ...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

NEW HALLOWEEN ORIGINAL PAINTING !


IF you were invited to the
GREATEST Halloween Party on earth,
what would you transform yourself into
for the occasion ? 
I would be a not-so-dark mysterious redhead creature ... 
Half-good, half-wicked ... 
A skeleton mermaid swimming with
bone fishes in a dark sea ... 
Turned into a black-winged top-hat
skull-sceptre branding somber fairy
twirling in a misty grey sky ... 
And that funny bra
I could wear it easily on a daily basis ... 
 
8"x10" original canvas painting
available in my Etsy store NOW !

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

MY HEART GOES BOOM, BOOM, BOOM ...


These boots are made for walking in the rain
and doing some SERIOUS bad weather
ASS-KICKING ... 
Kooka TATTOO printed rubber boots ... 
Almost too COOL to be dirtied and soiled in mud ... 
LOVE mine so much I could wear them to bed ! 
They make me SMILE and others STARE ...  
I bet FRIDA Kahlo would have worn them too
on a rainy DIA DE MUERTOS !

Monday, October 3, 2011

I AM A JUNK JUNKIE ...



A FRENCH children scrabble board dating from the 70s ... 
A pair of yellowing RUSTIC hand-made wood PEASANTS ... 
An OLD Indonesian heavy carved MASK decorated with horsehair ... 
A trio of PLASTIC mischievous and NOT-SO-SCARRY windup toys ... 
A GOGO kidney-shape turquoise CONFETTI melamin soap dish
filled with a HANDFUL of tiny baby dolls ... 
Strange ARTEFACTS ... 
Discarded TREASURES ... 
Colorful NICK-NACKS and TRINKETS ...
Time gone by RELICS ... 
Grouped together in a makeshift SHRINE
to the Gods of JUNK ...


Saturday, October 1, 2011

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL !



I am NOT crazy about seeing HOLIDAY decorations,
Easter, Christmas, Valentine Day,
DISPLAYED or sold
weeks and weeks in advance ...
BUT ...
My customers kept on asking me about
small HALLOWEEN woodblocks ...
So ... HERE they are !
And even better !
You get 3 for the price of 2 !
Yes ! You get one FREE !
I am offering two different trios !
Check them out in my ETSY STORE
They make ADORABLE HALLOWEEN treats too !

Friday, September 30, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SWEET KING !



On a Saturday, around Christmas,
3 o'clock in the afternoon,
I took the BEST EVER decision of my ENTIRE life ...
Wanna have A KID,
I asked my boyfriend ?
YES, he answered, why NOT ?
Seated in our car,
we DECLARED that he was going to be a BOY
and that we would name him ULYSSE,
like the King of Ithaca in the Greek mythology,
he who HID in the Trojan horse,
played a bad TRICK on the Cyclop, son of Neptune
and resisted the song of the SIRENS while sailing the sea ... 
The VERY next day,
Ulysse was on his way to become our SPAWN ... 
Today, he is 15-YEARS OLD ! 
The light OUTSIDE is rich today,
the leaves CANDY-CORN colored,
the weather SWEET,
the sun WARM
and the ambiance EXACTLY the same as it was
the DAY he was born ... 
My son is a PERFECT fall day,
with all its EXCEPTIONAL and RARE qualities ... 
BONNE FÊTE, dear,
DEAR son ! 
I am SO lucky to be your mother ...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

FALL IS HERE ! FALL IS HERE !


Fall is HERE ! Fall is HERE !
Finally, I can NO longer use summer as an EXCUSE ...
NOW is the time to stay in my studio,
INSIDE, guilt free
and work, WORK, work ...
But WAIT !
Did you see that BABY BLUE sky ?
Did you feel the WARMTH of the shy sun shining through the windows ? ...
The gentle breeze that makes YOU want to wear the UGLY sweater
your grandmother knitted just for YOU ?
The crispiness of the dried up LEAVES under your feet ?
Did you LOOK at the trees tinged with CANDY CORN colors ?
TASTE the sweet and mellow pleasure of PEAR wine on your tongue ?
SMELL the scent of TART apples lingering around ?
Did you TOUCH the velvety bumps of forest MOSS with the tip of your FINGERS ?
LISTEN to the crows cawing as they FLY after each other in CIRCLES ?
MARVEL at the amusing BEAUTY of pumpkins, squash AND sunflowers ?
GOTTA GO !
Must take advantage of it ALL before winter gets HERE ...
Time to work ?
NO !
Today is a HOLIDAY !
Fall is HERE ! Fall is HERE !
 
 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

DON'T CALL HIM UGLY ! ! !


WHAT's with the name calling ? 
SO diminishing ... and so MEAN
You have to accept your FLAWS to love YOURSELF ...
and having someone STAMPING down on your head
with BAD nicknames is simply
UNACCEPTABLE
THERE ! I said IT
ENOUGH with the cutsy but SO devious
poisoned name SPITTING
Imagine how this POOR squash must feel ? 
People around have been calling him
The BIG UGLY Thing ... 
I feel sorry
for this DEAR misunderstood mindly
homely veggie ...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

AUTUMN CHRONICLE ...


Brrrrr ! ! ! 
The ground ALMOST got frost during the night ... 
38 degrees F ... 
bit early in the season but a GOOD hint
of a wonderful INDIAN SUMMER coming soon ... 
Walking in the WOODS at sunrise,
it seemed like the world stood STILL ... 
NO wind,
NOTHING moving,
NO birds singing yet ... 
TONS of fallen leaves on the floor of the forest
that were not even given a CHANCE
to change color ... 
Summer seems to have lost
her WAR against fall ...
The humus and twig BATTLEFIELD
will shortly become a composting CEMETARY
studded with warmer days casualties ...

Friday, September 16, 2011

ARE YOU AFFRAID ?



Is this a FROG
Is this an ALLIGATOR
Is this a LIZARD
Noooooo ! 
It's a MONSTER !!! 
One of my Asic Alife running shoes 
I found BRAND NEW
for $6.00 at a local store ! 
They are totally WEIRD
and UNBELIEVABLE
And I LOVE them ME
The boyz at home are now THREATENING me
of finding a NEW place to live
if I wear my MONSTERS in public
while we are TOGETHER ...
Let me tell you ONE thing ... 
I am one MEAN hiker NOW ...
Boyfriend says some day,
the nuthouse will come to pick ME up
and nobody will EVER hear
from  again ... 
I DARE them !!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

ORANGE SPLENDOUR ...


CRISPY corn singing in the fields
While frowning STEEL blue clouds
Watch over FOG teasing the mountain
NO wonder ORANGE is the color of fall ...


DÉJÀ VU ...

Ohhhhhh ! ! !
Arghhhhh ! ! !
Yikes ! ! !
SO soon ? ? ?
sigh ........................


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NOW WHAT ???

WHAT now, garden ?
Aren't you HAPPY with my work ?
I CANNED jars and jars of ripe italian plum jams, ROASTED tons of sweet red peppers, PICKLED bushels of caliente hot chilis ...
I DRIED pans and pans of tomatoes in the oven, FROZE bagfulls of blueberries, strawberries, rasberries and whateverotherberries, WHIPPED a mountain of pesto with freshly picked garlic and basil ...
I BOILED pots and pots of two-color corn, GRATED fat and long carrots, ATE fiery-tasting radishes, PUT AWAY potatoes and onions ...
BAKED zucchini bread, PREPARED butternut soup, STORED the oregano, thym and tarragon away in paper bags ...
I MADE swiss chard pies, tomatillo salsa and crab apple preserves ...
still, you are NOT happy ?
What do YOU expect me to do
with the ALL the sunflowers SHRIVELLING on their stalks, the sweet AND tart wild apples BENDING the branches to the soil with their weight and the pumpkins TURNING more and more orange as the days TURN shorter ?
And the sweet crunchy pears DROPPING on my head ?
And the figs BURSTING for attention ?
WHAT now ?
The grapes ?
They are ALREADY ripe ?
I know what you'll be WHINING about soon ...
You'll WANT me to tuck you in BED for the winter
and tell you a STORY of spring coming back soon
AGAIN ... 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

BYE BYE HARVEST MOON ...

Harvest Moon LESS a sliver
Chasing AWAY a dramatic sunset
Leaving PINK blotches in the sky,
Candy-corn TINGES on the leaves
and diluting purple watercolor SWIRLS in the lake ...


ITSY BITSY SPIDER ...

Hiking the forest at SUNRISE
getting high on the damp humus scent
and the occasional perfume of wild apples and cherries ripening ... 
LOVING this time of the year
when the weather seems to stand still,
not sure if it sure look back or go forward ...
A month when NATURE seems to be finally taking a DEEP breath,
relaxing after long stretch of hard work ...
At the end of the path,
a SURPRISE was waiting for me ... 
delicate dream catcher,
weaved by a fabulous 8-legged artist,
shimmering in the EARLY sun,
like a embroidered silver-thread labyrinth ...
A masterpiece created by
a SELF-TAUGHT artisan ...


Monday, September 12, 2011

PINK ! ! !



finally found
a girlie PINK hairdo
that suits me
And I can change hair color
when I WANT
Oh my ! 
Meagan Reardon is just MY kinda girl ! 
And she is EVEN giving HOW-TO instructions
on how to KNIT your very own MANE !


HAPPINESS IS ...


WARM and shy sunshine rays
sneaking through the windows and the wall CRACKS
of my garden CABINET of curiosities ... 
Chickens cluckin', blue jays SCREAMIN',
breeze whisperin', crickets SINGIN' ... 
and best of all,
spawn, 
or if you may,
EX mini-me turned into GIANT-me,
gently playin' his unplugged red Telecaster ...
Fingers tappin',
voice hummin',
hands applaudin',
my heart with happiness BEATIN' ...


Sunday, September 11, 2011

REMEMBERING ...


New York City fireman ...
a TRIBUTE to his friends who gave their lives ...

LET'S ALL TOOT ! ! !


Beans, beans
The WONDERFUL beans
The MORE you eat,
The more you FART ...

The MORE you fart
The better you FEEL
So eat beans
At EVERY meal !

Beans, beans,
The MUSICAL fruit
The MORE you eat,
The more you TOOT ...

The MORE you toot
The better you FEEL So eat beans
At EVERY meal !

When my spawn was a young boy,
these SILLY rhymes would make him squeal with delite ... 
GOOD memories ...
and a paper bag filled with little BEAUTIES ...


Saturday, September 10, 2011

I AM HOLGA ...


HHHHHHHolga got Trrrrrrrractorrrrrr !!!
HHHHHHHolga a HAPPY Girlllll !!! 
When I met my my boyfriend years ago,
he started calling me Holga,
cause I would work with HEAVY machinery in the garden,
wearing my sleeveless t-shirt,
my mini-skirt
and construction boots ... 
The name has stayed with ME ... 
Ealier today,
a farmer friend of mine gave me his old TRACTOR,
which was weathering away
in a corner of his barn,
in exchange for a year-supply
of fresh eggs from my girlz ... 
And it WORKS
Isn't it a beauty
RED and RUSTY just at the right spots !
What a TRADE
Gotta GO now ! 
Must drive it
round and round the mountain
for a while
to show off ...
or until I get dizzy ... ;-)

Friday, September 9, 2011

SURPRISE BOX GARDEN ...

CLOSED the coop for the night yesterday,
putting to BED 3 ROOSTERS and 8 HENS ... 
EARLY this morning,
as I walked through the GARDEN
on my way to let them FREE,
I stopped on my path ...
SOMETHING was moving in the begonias ...
HOLY poultry ! 
A tiny HEN
Tamed enough to be HELD in your arms ! 
Where did it COME from ? 
NOBODY around raises chicken ... 
I bet someone left her in our yard during the night ...
It happened with a COCK-A-DOODLE a few years back ...
She is ADORABLE
And a KEEPER for sure ! 
Told you our GARDEN is a
GIANT surprise box ... 
You just NEVER knows what will
APPEAR or VANISH ... 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

LIKE A TEAR ON MY CHEEK ...

A TINY tobacco box gourd
on a giant FUZZY leaf ....
Like a yet-to-open green flower BUD
on a waxy LILIPAD plate ...
Like a SAD tear on a BIG cheek ...
It has been almost 2 MONTHS
since our round-and-pack Mikey DISAPEARED ...
Now,
AGAIN,
another of our cats is MISSING ...
Patte-Blanche, our grey TABBY
who was RESCUED from a jaw-trapped last fall
has NOT been around since Saturday ...
Keeping my fingers CROSSED he will return
and ANNOY me with his non-stop need for
LOVE and his drooling ...
WHAT is happening ?
Is a CREATURE lurking in the woods
waiting for a PREY ? This is NOT good ...
Life can be TOUGH in the wilderness ...
C'mon, PATTE-BLANCHE !
Get your butt HERE right NOW !!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

THE LEGEND OF LA GRANDE GRINGA LOCA ...

Just received the STRANGEST and COOLEST surprise ever
in the MAIL this morning !
Sent by my BESTEST friend Guy,
it brought back INSTANT memories
and made ME smile ! A SCORPION !
See, a FEW years ago, spending time the boyz and friends in MEXICO,
a scorpion FELL from the roof in the SCOOP of my t-shirt
while I was READING in a hamac.
I reacted as FAST as a DEVIL dropped in HOLY water,
cursing, JERKING and dancing around like a MAD woman
while people around watched, mouth OPEN,
wondering what was WRONG
The beast FINALLY dropped on the floor
and ran AWAY fast ... 
It didn't even have the CHANCE to bite ME !
There was a moment of SILENCE
then we ALL started laughing ! 
There is now a LEGEND going around in the YUCATAN
about the Grande GRINGA Loca WHO Scared a Malo ALACRÁN
by dancing the EVIL OJO BAILA ...