Wednesday, January 26, 2011

YUMMY WOOD PENDANTS ! ! !

Back in my ETSY store

by popular demand !

FRESH batch

of

YUMMY handmade

wood PENDANT necklaces !

They DO look like CANDIES,

don't they ?

$20.00 each

Comes with pink muslin bag

and

a 24-inch silver ball chain

FREE SHIPPING to USA and Canada

$5.00 everywhere else !

Saturday, January 15, 2011

QUACK, I AM ! ! !

House chores is

NOT

my favorite activity ...

I am NOT even ashamed

of saying SO ...

I have TONS of other things

I'd RATHER do than

clean the TOILET

and

vacuum the cat HAIRBALLS under the sofas ...

The ONLY task I can

TOLERATE

is dusting the

RUBBER DUCKIES collection !

I'm a real QUACK

but I can not pass

a YELLOW bird

without grabbing it ;-)

Friday, January 14, 2011

THREE DOGS NIGHT ...

You have NEVER experience

FULL MOON

at its FULLEST

unless you have been out

on such a night,

STANDING in a field

SURROUNDED by SNOW ...

Everything colored

with a tinge of BLUE ...

EERIE ...

MAGICAL ...

SURREALIST ...

Went SNOW-SHOEING the forest around

on this THREE DOGS NIGHT ...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

ME LOVE MY WINTERS ...

After a cold, COLD night

frosted by the ALMOST full moon,

everyone in da HOOD

is looking for a piece of SUN,

be it to warm up their PAWS,

their FEET or their HEART ...

Temperatures went DOWN to -23 degrees F

in the wee CRISPY hours,

FREEZING the water pipes

and giving me the OCCASION to paint

with my finger-tips-cut-off RED gloves

and

my FAVORITE striped YO knited hat ...

Me STILL love my WINTERS ;-)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

ROCKING BACK AND FORTH ...

LATELY,

I've been in a GRANNY

state of MIND ...

Call me SQUARE if you want ...

I am just totally HOOKED ...

YUMMY candy-colored CROCHET !

Chair ROCKING back and forth

FULL-SPEED,

I commited myself

to making

ONE piece A DAY !

Be it at 5 in the MORNING

or

11 at NIGHT ...

This GRANNY squares pillow

makes me DROOL with envy ...

Project number 327

on my list of

CRAFTS TO DO ...

Which list is number 84,

just between

THINGS TO TASTE

and

MOVES TO DARE DO ;-)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

SUCH A SIMPLE PLEASURE ...

A LUKEWARM handful

of

FRESHLY laid eggs

displayed in a PRETTY bowl

is all my SOUL needs to HEAL

after a DIFFICULT night on the STREETS ...

Such BEAUTY in SIMPLICITY ...

So MUCH we have ...

So LITTLE others go by with ...

HOMELESS people up NORTH

have it TOUGH in WINTER ...

CALL it NO luck AT ALL ...

Wish I could take

EVERY single ONE of them

to spend ONE day here on the MOUNTAIN ...

So that they'd know

HOPE still EXISTS ...

Monday, January 10, 2011

CAT, FLOWERS & BEES PAINTING ...

My CAT Luigi,

standing STILL at the window,

watching the SNOW falls

and

SIGHING,

inspired me this little PAINTING ...

DREAMING OF THE GARDEN

(SOLD !)

7" x 9" canvas

Cats DO get cabin FEVER,

yes they DO !

PATIENCE ...

Spring WILL be here SOON ...

And there will be

colorful FLOWERS to chew on

and

BEES to run after AGAIN ...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

MÉNAGE À TROIS ...

Ménage à TROIS ...

THREESOME ...

I have been FREEZING my butt off

shoveling SNOW on the pond

so we can SKATE

while my GOOD-FOR-NOTHING beasts

snooze in in my bed,

dreaming of supper coming ...

I TRIED pushing them all OUTSIDE earlier

but they looked at ME like I was

STUPID ...

The other FIVE animals are scattered

ALL OVER the place,

on their back,

BELLY UP,

four legs in the air ...

Oh wait,

I FORGOT !

Sunday is

Non-Human REST Day !

Friday, January 7, 2011

THEY'RE COMING TO TAKE ME AWAY ...

SHITAKE mushroom clumps

growing like

STRANGE creatures from OUTERSPACE

on my kitchen table ...

I INNOCULATED

a pack of maple wood chips with SPORES

a friend gave me about a month ago ...

and it WORKED ! ! !

APPETIZING, aren't they ?

The whole THING looks more

like an HORROR movie PROP

than like something

you would put in your MOUTH ...

More like something

that COULD take over your HOUSE

during the NIGHT ...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

VALENTINE ANGEL WITH BRAIDS PAINTING ...

NEW (SOLD !)

ORIGINAL VALENTINE PAINTING !

Colors of my heart ...

PINK and RED

and BLACK braids,

my FAVORITE trio !

This 8"x16" ORIGINAL canvas painting

will be available in a bit

in my ETSY shop !

I am SO

in the mood for

looooooooooove !

MUST go back to work

and paint MORE of this

HEARTSY stuff ;-)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I'M IN THE MOOD FOR ...

PINK here ...

RED there ...

LOVE everywhere ...

Painting m HEART away ...

ALREADY in a

VALENTINE

kinda mood ...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

SHE SHOOTS, SHE SCORES ! ! !

You can NEVER take hockey

out of a FRENCH CANADIAN !

Not EVEN a girl !

I think it runs in our GENES !

I am not a BIG hockey watcher

but I LOVE to glide on the ICE mirror

with my MEN's skates and my stick,

pushing the puck around

FOREVER

and SLAMMING it in the goals ...

I get in a TRANCE ...

Could do it for HOURS ......

The ice on the pond was PERFECT today

and we spent the afternoon playing on it,

doing figure 8s,

ANGELS and races ...

My son SNEAKED that picture of ME

from the house's back deck ...

I did NOT notice ...

ALL I could hear

was the CROWD cheering me

when I SCORED my 3rd goal ;-)

Monday, January 3, 2011

HAVE YOU HUGGED A TREE TODAY ?

This morning,

I noticed with SADNESS

that my BESTEST tree friend is

DYING ...

His STANDING figure with limbs outstretched

has been part of my life

FOREVER

and he is the one I can tell

ALL my secrets to ...

My favorite CENTENNIAL maple tree

is getting WEAK and STUNTED,

now missing many of his arms

and is skin is getting covered with scabs ...

From NOW ON,

every day,

I will spend a bit MORE TIME with him

and I will listen EVEN MORE

to what he HAS TO tell me

about the old days GONE BY ...

We should ALL pay MORE attention

to our ELDERLIES ...

Have you HUGGED a tree

TODAY ?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

SOUND THE ALARM ! ! !

‎56 DEGREES Farengheit

on January 1st and 2nd is

NOT NORMAL

here in Southern Quebec ...

The maples trees are WARMING up

and the sap is CLIMBING their veins,

ready to be BOILED into syrup ...

NOT NORMAL ...

The snow is ALL melting and under it

the ground is NOT frozen DEEP ...

NOT NORMAL ...

My rose bushes are budding

little GREEN heads ...

NOT NORMAL ...

While walking up the ROAD this morning,

I picked up about 50 Monarch caterpillars,

ALIVE and ready for SPRING ...

The FEEL-GOOD singing ROBINS

are chanting their APRIL song

but I must tell them

it is just a FALSE alarm ...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

OH MY ! ! !

CAN it be 2011 ALREADY ?

Oh my, time flies when

you're HAVING FUN,

doesn't it ?

This year, I am determined

to PUSH this turquoise gate of OPPORTUNITIES

wide OPEN ! I do NOT intend to

wait in line at the door and SIGH ...

I wanna follow the yellow brick road

HOPSCOTCHING from one day to another ...

I wanna CREATE masterpieces

of GIANT sizes ... I wanna OPEN my heart

even WIDER ... I do NOT want to be GOOD

at what I am doing,

I wanna be BAD !

At the count of 3,

let's all CHARGE our door of possibilities,

head FIRST

and make this year

a MEMORABLE one !

NOTHING

but the BEST

for YOU

and

for ME

in 2011 !