Monday, December 24, 2012

HAVE FUN DURING THE HOLIDAYS !

Just in case the ELECTRICITY
runs OUT again ...
JOYEUX NOËL to you ALL !
Let your inner ANGEL
have fun during the HOLIDAYS !
And why NOT let her or him FREE
for the ENTIRE year to come !
Remember to give an EXTRA squeeze
to your LOVED ones
NOW !
Big POPSICLE kisses
sent YOUR way !
AMOUR et PAIX !
And HEALTH of course ...
Muah xxxxxxxx

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

DECISION, DECISION ...

Should I STAY or should I GO ?
Mucho RAIN instead of SNOW ...
Darling WINTER ...
Let ME know ...

Monday, December 10, 2012

BOGO SALE IS BACK IN MY ETSY STORE !

My BOGO SALE is BACK
in my ETSY store
till the END of DECEMBER !

Buy ONE and get ONE FREE !

Use COUPON code
BOGO50
upon checking out !

BUY 1 regular print, get 1 FREE !
BUY 1 small woodblock print, get 1 FREE !
BUY 1 LARGE woodblock print, get 1 FREE !
BUY 1 pendant, get 1 FREE !

Until December 31st !

OFFER applies to ALL items in store
except ORIGINAL paintings ...

Monday, December 3, 2012

RED AND GREEN ...

We got the RED ...
We got the GREEN ...
We got an OLD plastic star
found in an ABANDONED garage ...
We got a tiny pair of BLACK skates
purchased for 50 CENTS at a church sale ...
We got the POND and we had SNOW ...
But today,
WINTER ran away ...
So ...
To go ICE gliding
we got NOWHERE to GO ...
Ho HO ho !

Sunday, December 2, 2012

MEET MY NEW FRIEND ...

I made a NEW friend
on my melted HIKING path
through the MOUNTAIN this morning ...
Her name is
RUDOLFA the BROWN nose MOOSETTE ...
NOT one bit SHY and curiouser than CURIOUS ...
For a while, I thought she would FOLLOW me HOME ..
I do NOT know if she is a SHE
or if she is a HE ...
I will have to show this picture
to my 82-year old FARMER amigo Sherman
to ASCERTAIN the gender ...
Either way,
WHAT a BEAUTIFUL creature this is !
I sure HOPE to meet with it again soon ...
Perhaps,
if I am EXTRA nice with her,
she will let me RIDE her ...
In my DREAMS ...
I know ...

DREAMING OF A CROCHETED CHRISTMAS OUTFIT ...

I wonder
if I COULD crochet this outfit
in 22 days ...
Would LOVE
to FASHION it
on CHRISTMAS day !

Saturday, December 1, 2012

EARLY BREAKFAST QUATUOR ...

Around 3 a.m.
I walked in the cold COLD night to the coop
to make sure the GIRLZ and the BOY
were warm ENOUGH,
that they had fresh UNFROZEN water
and that their HEAT lamp was on ...
I brought them a bowl of grains AND corn
mixed with HOT water, their favorite,
but SPILLED some on my way ...
LOOK who came to visit this morning
for an EARLY FREE breakfast !
A WILD TURKEY quatuor,
as PRETTY as can BE !

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

MOUSE STORY ...

Have you EVER wondered
WHERE wild animals go to DIE ?
This is a QUESTION I would ask my mom
ALL the time when I was a KID ...
SO MANY creatures out there
YET you hardly find their BODIES,
unless they are ROAD KILLS
or VICTIMS of a cat or a dog ...
Walking to SCHOOL in early spring
when I was 7 years old,
I found a momified DEAD bird,
perched on a little branch in a tree,
as if FROZEN in time ...
That image HAUNTED me for a loooong time ...
This morning,
upon storing pots and tools in the GARDEN shed,
I found this DEAD field mouse ...
TENDERLY wrapped in a dry leaf SHROUD ...
Hidden away in a no-longer-used-pair-of-work-boots COFFIN ...
SO delicate and SO touching ...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

TWO PAINTINGS AT A PENNY EACH !

 

FRIDA SUGAR SKULL ANGEL
12" x 24" canvas painting
You can bid here !
 
 

LOVE HEART QUILT
10" x 10" canvas painting
You can bid here !
 
BOTH these paintings
would make wonderful Christmas gifts
for you or a loved one !
 
Up for bids on eBay
starting at 1 cent each !!!
Two 7-day AUCTIONS !
Both ending Monday, Dec 3rd !


Monday, November 26, 2012

CYBER MONDAY SALE !!!


 
CYBER MONDAY SALE
IN MY ETSY STORE 
MONDAY NOV 26
 
BUY ONE and GET ONE FREE !

Use COUPON code
BOGO50
upon checking out !

BUY 1 regular print, get 1 FREE !
BUY 1 small woodblock print, get 1 FREE !
BUY 1 LARGE woodblock print, get 1 FREE !
BUY 1 pendant, get 1 FREE !
 
1 DAY !

OFFER applies to ALL items in store
except ORIGINAL paintings ...
BUY as MANY as you WANT !!!
 
Shipping FAST too !

Monday, November 12, 2012

PINK MONDAY ...


PURE BLISS ...
November 12 2012 ...
6 weeks away from Christmas ...
We ALL slepped under the STARS last night ...
60 degrees F (16 degrees C) at midnight,
VERY unusual for this time of the year ...
I had to shed my ESKIMO suit, my LONGJOHNS and my MITTENS ...
Sunny, breezy AND a warm 75 degrees F (24 degrees C)
is today's weather FORECAST ...
Studded car TIRES, skis, snowboards AND snow shovels
are getting DEPRESSED ...
NO worry ...
Winter is SPYING on us ...
But today with get a BONUS summery DAY ...
And I'm gonna RIDE it
in a GRAND way !

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A LITTLE WINGLESS GOLD FAIRY ...

My garden studio is an ORGANIC structure
that KEEPS on growing AND expanding
AND changing AND aging ...
It is ALWAYS opened to family, friends AND pets ...
Its wooden salvaged door NEVER locked,
rain OR shine ...
In case one needs to BORROW a hammer, a chisel,
a couple of eggs or a handful of rusty nails ...
Or wants to chat with the hens OR the cats OR the dogs
in private ...
Or SIMPLY wishes to sit QUIETLY in a corner
with the sun shining through the DIRTY old window ...
My LOVE shack is a giant SURPRISE BOX
bursting at the seams with stuff I LOVE ...
This morning,
a little plastic WINGLESS golden FAIRY
was waiting for me ...
A little girl SUSPENDED on the wall
with a GLUE gun used by SECRET hands ...
NO note attached ...
But the three SCREWDRIVERS which had disappeared
were BACK on my table on top of a folded NEWSPAPER article
on the LYNX come back in this part of Québec ...
Now, I MUST remember
who borrrowed these TOOLS ...
POSSIBLY my guardian angel ...

I REMEMBER ...

The POPPY is a global symbol
for REMEMBRANCE of those who DIED before us
in order to provide us with the
FREEDOM we enjoy today.
The poppy was one of the ONLY things
to SURVIVE in Flanders Field,
one of the main sites during the FIRST WORLD WAR.
It brought a sense of life,
HOPE
and reassurance
to the soldiers that were STILL fighting.
Today, I am wearing a POPPY
to commemorate those who SACRIFICED their lives DURING war
as well as to honour those
who STILL serve in our Forces today ...
My father-in-law went to WAR ...
He was in the débarquement de Normandie,
heading a troup ...
He made it ALIVE, was HIGHLY honored with medals ...
But he came BACK home a BROKEN man ...
The YOUNG lad he was
stayed there on the Beaches in Northern France ...
Today,
I am REMEMBERING
all the war stories he told me ...

Saturday, November 10, 2012

DON'T ROCK THE BOAT BABY ...

Walked for HOURS this morning,
randomly ...
Parked my car on SMALL unknown backroad ...
Hiked up AND down, east TO west ...
With the SUN on my back ...
The THIRD eye on my forehead
WIDE open
on HUNTING mode ...
I came out of a THICK forest
and came UPON a clearing ...
NO sound around BUT
the gentle breeze whispering
BINGO !
in my ear ...
Right in the middle of the field,
look WHAT I found !!!
An old wheatered beaten up BOAT !
White AND blue
with a nice rusty steering wheel !
JUST what I NEEDED on the mountain !
A SECRET nautical embarcation
in which I can SIT on
when the SEA of life turns ROUGH ...
Or when I simply need
a QUIET place to harbor ME ...

Friday, November 9, 2012

CHRISTMAS IN NOVEMBER ...

I am a FAILED MAD SCIENTIST !
I LOVE collecting nature oddities ...
Reading old BIOLOGY and CHEMISTRY books ...
Examining what the EYE can and can NOT see ...
Preserving AND drying bones, LEAVES,
seed pods, NESTS, shells ... Dissectin
g DEAD or MYSTERIOUS found things AND objects ...
Mixing potions in SEARCH of reaction ...
My studio is a LABORATORY ...
My house is GIANT cabinet of curiosities ...
Drove to a thrift store I hadn't visited in months YESTERDAY
and found ALL these TREASURES for $3.00 ...
A new vintage MICROSCOPE to add to my collection,
a box of preserved night BUTTERFLIES,
a BIG old French Golden Science BOOK
and
a little ZOMBIE plush DOLL
that I PICKLED in a jar in my kitchen ...
CHRISTMAS in November for ME !

SLEEP TIGHT, GARDEN ...

TUCKING the garden to BED
for its looooooong winter NAP ....
Well, WHAT is LEFT of it ...
HIBERNATION count down has STARTED ...
Time to get my MITTENS out !
28 degrees F inside
AND
outside my STUDIO shack ...
SLEEPING in there tonite
just to PROVE myself
I have NOT turned CHICKEN yet
with age ...
At least
there won't be MOSKITOES and BLACK FLIES
bothering me
while I am DREAMING of spring ...

Thursday, November 8, 2012

AN APPLE FOREVER ...

An APPLE a DAY
keeps the doctor AWAY ...
Really, really, REALLY ?
I found this AMUSING
Fisher Price 1972 roly-poly CHIME toy
in a LOCAL church sale this morning ...
NO MATTER which way it rolls over,
it ALWAYS ends upright ...
And it makes the most MAGICAL music
whenever it moves,
like the SOUND of a xylophone
played by the WIND ...
40 years OLD
and
still SMILING ...
And will probably keep on CHARMING
children AND adults
for many, MANY years to come ...
INDESTRUCTIBLE yet SHINNY and HAPPY ...
I THINK I just found my new MASCOT ...
And it even has
a SOFT vinyl stem with leaves
for TEETHING ...
Wonderful on frustrating DAYS
when ONE needs
to BITE ...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

BEAUTY IN THE ORDINARY ...

CHANGES of SEASON are SO wonderful ...
If you live UP NORTH
in the GREAT WHITE NORTH of Québec,
you get to experience
MAJOR differences of CLIMATE
throughout the year ...
Winter is BLUE, cold, CRISP, bright, SNOWY ...
Spring is GREEN, mild, DELICATE, soft, ENERGETIC ...
Summer is YELLOW, hot, HUMID, lazy, EASY ...
And Fall is ORANGE and RED and OCHRE and BROWN ...
Chilly OUTSIDE, warm INSIDE ...
POETIC, melancolic, PEACEFUL ...
With a PERFECT luminosity that is
SO dear to my HEART ...
In Autumn,
SUNNY mornings AND late afternoons
offer FREE tickets
to beautiful SHOWS
featuring ORDINARY things
on a DAILY basis ...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

BONNE CHANCE USA ! ! !

ALL EYES are on YOU,
United States !
Keeping MY fingers crossed
YOU choose
the RIGHT President
TODAY !
GOOD LUCK charms,
amulets AND talismans
displayed in a FAVORITE corner
of my STUDIO ...
Sending GOOD vibes
YOUR way ...
BONNE CHANCE !

Monday, November 5, 2012

NEVER A DULL MOMENT ...

NEVER a DULL moment in THIS house !
My boyfriend just SHOT a CHICKEN HAWK down by the pond !
The bird just KILLED my favorite black HEN,
Miss Little Comb !
Mister spotted the HAWK,
screamed and ran waving his arms at it
but the FLYING hunter was not intimidated
AT ALL ...
He just RIPPED the head of our poor HEN off !
Mister RAN to the house to get the SHOTGUN
and when he returned,
the hawk BARELY missed his attack on the ROOSTER ...
But mister did NOT miss the ENNEMY
and killed it with ONE shot ...
SAD for our little coop friend
who met such an TERRIBLE death ...
SAD for this MAJESTIC creature
we had to KILL to PROTECT the rest of OUR flock ...
Look at the CLAWS on one of the BIRD's feet !
His beak is EVEN more TERRIFYING ...

Sunday, November 4, 2012

SINGING LA LA LA ...



I'M SO HAPPY,
I'M SINGING LA LA LA ! ! !
I’ve got this old THING
Called the laughing HEART's disease,
I’m gonna LAUGH my way
To any old place I PLEASE ...

Saturday, November 3, 2012

THREE LITTLE STEPS ...

We have had THREE days to recover ...
From DEEP grief to TOTAL elation ...
A very SHORT time to digest
the LOWEST and HIGHEST
state of mind one COULD experience
in LESS than 24 hours ...
Dad is back home ...
And we ALL feel EMPTY of emo
tions right now EXCEPT for
PEACE...
TIRED and HAPPY
with a lingering after-taste of
IMMENSE sorrow and worry ...
We woke up with SNOW this morning ...
And it is GOOD to see the WHITE stuff
covering everything ...
Giving a new BRIGHT and LIGHT look ...
We took THREE steps
in the RIGHT direction
so FAR ...
But we are ALL still SO VERY touched
by the SCARY feelings we went through
on HALLOWEEN night ...
Very, VERY strange experience ...
That will CHANGE me
for the BEST
for the REST
of MY life ...

Friday, November 2, 2012

STILL IN SHOCK ...

WOW ! Looking at my FB for the first time since I wrote a post yesterday about my dad being told he had a GENERALIZED and VERY LETHAL CANCER OF THE STOMACH on Halloween night and the morning after that this was ALL AN ERROR ... I am SO VERY TOUCHED and EVEN MORE HAPPY by YOUR reaction and your comments left here ... Isn't this the MOST EXTRAORDINARY story that could happen to someone ? For a han
dful of hours, I thought my time left with my dad that I ADORE as I knew it was no longer to be seized ... I was TOTALLY floored with the news ... WONDERING how I would be strong enought to go through this and be the BIG STRONG DAUGHTER I have always been ... My dad had been spending time at the hospital quite often lately due to blood and heart problems but really nothing lifethreatening ... But the verdict of TERMINAL CANCER, smacking all of us HARD in the face was NUMBING ... I felt like instantly I split myself in two, the inner sad and paralyzed by the news ME and the other ME standing beside, working, cooking, talking, facing the situation ... When I got the doctor's the next morning to let me know about the ERROR, it REALLY felt like a MIRACLE ... YOU HAVE NO IDEA what the feeling was ! Like having a nightmare that feels SO REAL where a LOVED ONE is DEAD ... And you wake up and find out it was ALL a BAD DREAM ... LIKE experimenting the eminent LOSS of a loved one for 16 hours, going through ALL KINDS of emotions and feelings and an INDESCRIPTIBLE inner TURMOIL ... And suddenly someone arrives on the scene and says NO NO NO ! We got it ALL WRONG ! ALL is well, NO CANCER and NO DEATH on the horizon !!! I have NEVER NEVER NEVER felt SO HAPPY and RELIEVED ! Like someone lifted the 10-wheeler that was CRUSHING my HEART and my HEAD ! My mom and I drove to the hospital for our every-second-day visit wth my dad, BUZZING, and CRYING and LAUGHING and saying repeatedly I CAN NOT BELIEVE THIS ! When we got to my dad's room, he was in TOTAL DISBELIEF ... TOTALLY NUMB ... and HAPPY !!! EVERYONE came around to tell us HOW happy they were with the news, every nurse and member of the staff in SHOCK too ! They had been notified of my dad's CANCER the night before ... And EVERYONE loves my dad ! He is a friendly, easygoing, patient, funny and nice man ... WE ALL hugged and laughed and CELEBRATED ... Later in the afternoon, my dad's cardioligist, the one who announced the bad news to him the night before came to visit my dad ... He explained the error to us very humbly ... My dad had gone through ABDOMEN scans the day before and the doctor who was in charge of the results, inverted the names of two patients in the computer when entering the results ... As simple as that ... My dad's doctor was very VERY sorry about the situation and said that the faulty doctor had not even offered an excuse when he was notified of the error ... My dad's doctor offered appologies on behalf of the hospital, said he was VERY upset with the errror, which he had reported to the high authorities of the hospital ... He also said that if we wanted to sue the doctor AND the hospital, we were in a perfect situation to do so ... But, we all AGREED that we do NOT want to walk NEGATIVE STEPS on this WONDERFUL YELLOW BRICK ROAD ahead of us ... NO TIME to LOOSE, NO TIME to WASTE ... We will file a complaint with the hospital so that the ERROR does NOT repeat itself BUT this is where the ANGER will stop ... This is a time FOR HAPPINESS, NOT A TIME FOR WAR !!!! Dad should be freed any day now and back home during the weekend. Today, I am running a HIGH fever, have a MAJOR headache and feel like every single inch of my body is bruised ... We are ALL so happy ! Spawn woke up with a BIG smile an hour earlier today, singing WHAT A BEAUTIFUL world and playing guitar !

Thursday, November 1, 2012

SPEECHLESS ...

I am in TOTAL shock ! I feel like I just woke up from an HORRIBLE nightmare ! I can NOT believe this ! Yesterday afternoon, I got a call from my father's cardiologist who wanted to meet with me IMMEDIATELY ... The drive to the hospital is almost 2 hours, so I asked if our meeting could wait till the morning ... He said he would call me later, when things were quieter in his office. He said h
e had BAD news ... So I waited ANXIOUSLY 3 hours, making believe all was fine and sounding joyful with my mom who knew nothing about this yet ... At 7 p.m. the doctor announced to me that my father had a VERY SERIOUS CANCER of the STOMACH that had spread everywhere else ... Not operable and not treatable ... The results of the scans showed that he only had a couple of months left to live ... He was going to tell the news to my dad after this call ... So I jumped in my car, SO UTTERLY SAD and CRYING and drove 10 minutes away to my mother's place to tell her the news in person ... She smiled at me and when she saw my face, started crying ... I told her dad had a KILLER sized CANCER ... This is the WORST thing I have EVER gone in my entire life ... She was DEVASTATED ... We cried and hug all night, talking about the DREADFUL future ahead .. How we would DEAL with this SUDDEN announcement ... I talked with him and he was TOTALLY hammered by the news ... We cried on the phone ... We were ALL terrorized, NUMB and helpless ... I tucked my mom to bed around midnight and came back home to my spawn cying for his MUCH loved grand-papa ... We ALL kept on saying THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE !!! NO ! IT IS NOT !!! Dad has had heart and circulation problems for a while but things always got better .... but a CANCER of the kind that leaves NO hope ? I woke up this morning, and was so disapointed to find out the BAD STUFF was NOT a DREAM but REAL LIFE ... I worked in my studio like a ZOMBIE, trying to face the REALITY ... Going on the net to find out MORE about what COULD BE and COULD NOT BE DONE ... I DREADED the ride with mom to the hospital to be with dad ... THIS was HORRIBLE ... I was ready to explode ... I had asked the doctor to call me back before we left this morning as we had a couple of questions ... The phone rang at 9 a.m. and I thank the doctor for calling so QUICKLY ... I started asking him a question and he interrupted me ... He said there was a MAJOR change in the results of my dad health ... I asked if it was POSITIVE or NEGATIVE ... He said VERY POSITIVE ... I CAN NOT BELIEVE THIS !!! They MADE A MISTAKE !!! The results of the tests were not my DAD's but SOMEONE ELSE's ! SOMEONE filed the wrong results in HIS file ! THIS IS A MIRACLE ! I CAN NOT BELIEVE IT ! Right now, I do NOT care who did the mistake and how unprofessional and careless this was, it feels like a MIRACLE ! My mother was crying on the phone with JOY and DISBELIEF ! And my dad said he felt RESSUSCITATED ! It WAS a BAD dream after ALL ! He will be OK ! The feeling we ALL have right now in INDESCRIPTIBLE ! OH MY !!! I am off to school to tell my son about the WONDERFUL news ! YOU have NO idea how ALL of this feels ... This is the DEEPEST I have EVER PLUNGE to and the HIGHEST I have EVER CLIMB to !

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

HAPPY BOOH DAY !

HAPPY HALLOWEEN to you ALL !
Going
TRICK or TREATING
at the HOSPITAL today ...
Wonder if the NURSES and DOCTORS
will be COSTUMED for the occasion ...
Wish ILLNESS would take a BREAK
on this SPOOKY day ...
Have FUN !

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

IT WAS QUITE A DAY ...

It was THE day BEFORE Halloween night ...
It was THE day AFTER Frankenstorm ...
It was ANOTHER day of Indian Summer ...
It was a RECORD-HIGH day of 76 degrees F ...
It was SUCH a beautiful day ...
A day ending with an AMAZINGLY soft sunset ...
Today was
a DAY to REMEMBER ...

KEEP ON SKIPPING AND SMILING ...

UP and DOWN ...
UP and DOWN ...
Jumping OVER the days ...
OVER worries ...
OVER bad weather ...
OVER sadness ...
OVER health problems ...
Just got myself
a BRAND NEW shiny vinyl pink
SKIPPING ROPE ...
One with GLITTERED handles ...
And I will keep on
SMILING and JUMPING
no matter WHAT
comes MY way ...

Monday, October 29, 2012

CANDY SKY ...

COTTON CANDY clouds at SUNRISE ...
BARBE À PAPA sweetened sky ...
DADDY'S BEARD in French ...
Mild AND calm day
with NOT one BREATH of WIND ...
As if SUSPENDED in time ...
WAITING in line
for the big SCARRY ride
at the local CARNIVAL ...
Driving with MOM to the HOSPITAL this afternoon,
NO matter WHAT ...
If you see ME flying by YOUR house later,
PLEASE try to catch me
with a BUTTERFLY net ...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

JUST IN CASE ...

APPLE pie baking in the OVEN ...
Heating WOOD piled
near the front AND back doors ...
PLENTY of milk AND pastas AND cheese
AND bread AND fruits AND veggies
stored AWAY ...
Jugs of WATER filled to the top
just IN CASE ...
GENERATOR standing still,
READY to operate IF ...
Grinning SKULLS displayed for this week a comin
FULL of fright AND fun AND fear ...
READY to face the STORM
with FOOD and DRINKS
and SWORD and SHIELD ...
Another HEAT record day here ...
3 days in a ROW ...
And a FULL MOON on top of this ?

MEAD AND MUERTOS ...

HYDROMEL ...
Honey wine ...
MEAD ...
The ancestor of ALL fermented drinks ...
Savored 7000 years B.C. ...
The nectar of GODS ...
Wild-berries FLAVORED ...
Made by a friend locally and naturally ...
PRETTY in PINK ...
18% alcool ...
Sipping it OUTSIDE on this amazing
INDIAN SUMMER day ...
In a pretty little CORAL glass
my PARENTS got on their WEDDING day
53 years ago ...
Toasting with my AMIGO here ...
To my dad's HEALTH getting BETTER,
the STORM to stay AWAY,
los MUERTOS to have a SAFE travel on their DAY
and
for pumpkins to GLOW happily ...

Saturday, October 27, 2012

FRANKEN ... READY !

OK !
I am READY for the
MUCH-anticipated
FRANKENSTORM !
We got 10 GALLONS of MILK
and
24 boxes of FRANKENBERRY cereals !

Friday, October 26, 2012

A LITTLE BLUE SKY SMILE ...

Lately,
WHENEVER things look real
BRIGHT and SUNNY,
I kinda HUNCH my shoulders
and keep my head LOW ...
Just in case the sky FALLS on me
UNEXPECTEDLY...
Took my DAD for a REGULAR follow-up checkup
at the HOSPITAL yesterday ...
Both of us SINGING loud and LAUGHING in the car ...
Came BACK home ALONE ...
They are keeping him AGAIN ...
Nothing ALARMING but they just can NOT find
the CAUSE of his illness ...
He will be going through
a battery of TESTS
over the weekend ...
Stopped at a YARD SALE on my way
and found this WONDERFUL box of
OLD Mexican papier maché MARIONETTES ...
18 of THEM ...
Some of them DATING from the 60s ...
I will hang them ALL
from the CEILING of my GARDEN studio
with INVISIBLE thread TODAY ...
THANKFUL for the BLUE SKY moment they bring
on such a GREY gloomy day ...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I KNOW WHAT I WANNA DRESS AS FOR HALLOWEEN ...

I found my HALLOWEEN costume
for this YEAR !
Simple
YET
so PERFECT !
GONE for the Day !
NON urgent EMERGENCY !
Again ...

NEW FRIDA SKULL ANGEL ORIGINAL PAINTING ...

NEW !
FRIDA KAHLO SUGAR SKULL ANGEL
BIG 12" x 24" ORIGINAL canvas PAINTING
AVAILABLE in my ETSY store NOW !
VIVA LA FRIDA !

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

TURQUOISE JEWELRY ...

ONE of my younger hen
SURPRISED me with a WONDERFUL gift
this morning ...
A deep TURQUOISE colored satin EGG ...
Of an INTENSE weathered BLUE-GREEN shade ...
Her FIRST egg ...
Hinting of her south-american ARAUCANA origin ...
TOO beautiful to crack ...
A KEEPER that
I would-if-I-could
string on a SILVER thread
with the other PASTEL eggs laid today ...
And WEAR around my neck ...
A PRECIOUS strand of GIANT pearls ...
A VERY unique piece of JEWELRY
suited for a coop QUEEN ...

GREEN EGGS DO EXIST ...

JUST found another egg
of a NEW color ...
Laid on my ROUGH working table
in my OUTDOOR studio ...
A little GREENER than the one
I was GIFTED with this morning ...
Laid by one of the GIRLZ I hatched in SPRING ...
What a PLEASURE all this CHICKEN raising
has turned into THROUGH the years ...
A COOP in a GARDEN is like
a CHERRY on top of a SUNDAE ...

LOOK ! A GIANT POODLE !

A friend
AND
neighbor of mine
STRONGLY believe
I NEED
to add a couple of
ALPAGAS
to my GOOFY ZOO ...
Doesn't this one look like
an adorable GIANT poodle ?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

NEW FRIDA PAINTING IN THE MAKING ...

Cold HANDS, warm HEART ...
What a JOY it is
EVERY day
to have the SUN pour ORANGE juice rays
in my STUDIO
through the DIRTY windows !
HAPPINESS is starting a new FRIDA painting ...
And finishing my LAST commissioned orders ...
Oh ! The WONDERFUL feeling of
CREATING !

AND THE WINNER IS ...

Thanks, merci y garcias
to ALL who participated yesterday
to my HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY !
What a VIRTUAL party this was !
Your COSTUME ideas were ABSOLUTELY extraordinaire
AND your comments WONDERFUL !!!
And the WINNER is ...
ANNE HUSKEY LOCKARD !!!
BRAVO Anne

Monday, October 22, 2012

HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY ! ! !

WHAT time is IT ?
It's HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY time !
Just tell ME in a comment HERE
what would be the COSTUME of your dreams !
You could WIN my BOOH SURPRISE BOX !
ALL kinds of goodies in there,
including 3 of my HALLOWEEN small woodblocks,
a BIG plastic CROW,
skulls AND BONES
and
MUCH more !
I will DRAW the name of the winner
TUESDAY morning
and will ship RIGHT away
so you get it on time for
THE day !
Will you COME and
TRICK or TREAT
with ME ?
 
Both Facebook and Blogging friends
are WELCOMED
to participate !

Sunday, October 21, 2012

THE PURE JOY OF BOREDOM ...

One black CAT
on a COLD wood roof ...
Absolutely NO action happening
this morning ...
Other than LEAVES falling,
WIND blowing
and
a ROOSTER crowing ...
Quite a BORING Sunday,
viewed from the CHICKEN coop cupola ...
Just an ORDINARY day ...
FINALLY ...
Which is FINE with me ...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

FUN DAY !

Today,
ALL I did was
PLAY ...
OUTSIDE ...
With MY pretty mountain ...
From SUNRISE to SUNSET ...
I am DIRTY and STINKY ...
But I am HAPPY !

Friday, October 19, 2012

ROCKIN' PAPA ...

PAPA is ROCKING it BAD !
14 pounds LIGHTER
but
SO happy to be back HOME !
DRUMMING along
while SPAWN is shredding
with Jack WHITE !

SALUD ! CHEERS ! SANTÉ !

PARTY time !
Dad is OUT of the HOSPITAL !
AND ...
He will NOT need a MUCH dreaded
open-HEART surgery ! Time to CELEBRATE !
We HARDLY did for
my spawn AND my man's BIRTHDAYS
nor for Canadian THANKSGIVING ...
But NOW is the time to REJOICE !
And my crazy friend FRANCINE
started in a GRAND way with this AWESOME
3-liter, YES 3-LITER
Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon wine bottle !
SALUD ! CHEERS ! SANTÉ !

Thursday, October 18, 2012

MISSING YOU TOO ...

I have been driving DAILY
to be with my DAD
at the hospital in Montréal ...
When I come back HOME,
I can feel the LOVE ...
Spawn AND boyfriend
telling me how BORING it is
when I am NOT around ...
The silent GARDEN embracing ME
with its RIPE beauty ...
The two DOGS sniffing AND licking me
FOREVER ...
The five CATS fighting
for the BEST seat on my KNEES ...
And the thirteen HENS and the ROOSTER
following me WHEREVER I go
and SPYING on me
through my kitchen WINDOWS ...
It is GOOD to be missed
AND
appreciated ...
Time to GO again !

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

BLACK, ORANGE, YELLOW and GREEN ...

BLACK chickens ...
ORANGE pumpkins ...
YELLOW leaves ...
GREEN grass ...
Make up the COLORS of
a PERFECT autumn palette ...
Home for a FEW hours ...
Then back AGAIN at the hospital ...
THINGS are looking GOOOOOD !
I think my PAPA will be set
FREE
on Friday !!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

GIVE ME MY VITAMIN C ...

DAILY hospital trips
to Montréal happening AGAIN ...
Doctor decided to keep my DAD
for more tests this WEEK ...
Got back HOME just in time
to get a GOOD dose of VITAMY C
from this beautiful
ORANGE-flavored AUTUMN sunset ...
and a change of
clean underwear ...

Thursday, October 11, 2012

BYE BYE PARADISE ...

Dad MUST go back to the HOSPITAL
for an URGENT adjustment ...
DOCTOR's order ...
I will drive with him
as mom is just TOO tired
to travel right now ...
We will NOT be back till tomorrow night ...
ALL Etsy outstanding orders have been shipped ...
I have two NEW finished paintings drying on my table ...
The CHICKEN coop is clean ...
The house is decorated for HALLOWEEN ...
The food is READY for the BIG party on Sunday ...
Wish us GOOD luck,
will YOU ?
Must leave my PARADISE now ...

MEET LIL JOE ...

Let me INTRODUCE you to
Ti-Joe ...
Pronounced Tee-Joe in FRENCH ...
But you MAY call him Lil-Joe ...
HALF Wellsummer, HALF Ameraucana ...
The result of one of the eggs
I incubated in spring ...
A little FEISTY beauty ...
So far SO good ...
He is acting DECENT,
not SEXUALLY assaulting the girlz NON-stop
like the other roosters who moved OUT of the COOP DID ...
Easily SCARED by the older hens
and quite SHY with humans ...
But he is STILL the BOSS ... Ti-Joe is actually a MIX of
chihuahua AND pittbull
rolled in COLORFUL feathers ...
He GROWLS and BARKS at strangers
when the DOGS do
and
he LOVES picking at raw hide TREATS ...
A cock-a-doodle to YOU !

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WABI SABI CHERUB ...

A little shabby ANGEL
appeared in my garden SHACK ...
Caught by a RUSTY nail ...
Flying in SUSPENSION on a wooden wall ...
A WABI-SABI flaked chalkware CHERUB,
perfect in its imperfection ...
Plump AND blonde AND adorable ...
FOUND in a church sale
and ADOPTED by my mother ...
He is now OFFICIALLY
my GUARDIAN angel ...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

OCTOBER KITCHEN ...

I managed to get UNTIED
from my work table in my studio
and
while NOBODY was looking,
I followed the SUN to the kitchen ...
Painting
while the LOOOOONG shadows of October
STRETCHED their arms AND legs
on the wooden floors ...

AUTUMN'S LITTLE HELPERS ...

Painting in my GARDEN shack
this afternoon ...
Warm ENOUGH to leave the door OPEN ...
Furry AND feathery little HELPERS
walking IN and OUT ...
Keepin an EYE on ME,
making sure I am HARD at work
and
NOT simply enjoying
their beauty
AND
company ...