Thursday, January 26, 2012

TURQUOISE AND PINK AND RED ...




TURQUOISE
and PINK
and RED ...
Angels and mermaids
 and hearts ALLSORTS ...
LOVE is in the air
and on the tip of my paint brushes
as well ...
This is WHAT is happening
on my WORK table this morning ...
This is WHAT makes me
HAPPY ...


Monday, January 23, 2012

LET'S ALL SPIT FIRE ! ! !


2012 is the YEAR of the WATER DRAGON !
A transformational LIFE-CHANGING year ... 
With more goodies in store for you
than 2011 ... 
A GOOD year to IMPROVE oneself,
take CALCULATED investment RISKS
and
to build WEALTH and HEALTH ... 
The year 2012 holds much promise
and
may be a MAJOR transition in your life ... 
Whether it turns out EXTREMELY good
or REALLY bad
will depend on HOW
you ride this MIGHTY Dragon ... 
I know I will be wearing FIRE-RETARDANT garbs,
just in case ... 
WISHING you ALL
the BESTEST year EVER !

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

FRIDA LA ARTISTA ...


Only ONE day left to bid on this action on eBAY !
 
Ending Wedneday, Januray 18 !
Frida La Artista
6" x 12" ORIGINAL canvas painting

Pinto con mi CORAZON ...
I paint with my HEART ...

Feel like bidding ?
Just click HERE !

DUNGEON HIBERNATION ...

I am an wicked ESKIMO at heart ... 
A WINTER Doctor Jekyll and Mrs Hyde ... 
My IGLOO is my cabinet of curiosities ... 
My FROZEN mad scientist laboratory ... 
A GIANT frosted surprise box with plenty of goodies inside ... 
COLD inside out ... 
But the FLAME of passion in me
keeps my hands and feet WARM ...
So do the slanted sun rays peeking and SPYING
on what is happening on my OPERATING table ... 
My January DEN ... 
My FROZEN in time lair ... 
My SNOWY glittery dungeon ... 
Believe it or NOT ...
I LOVE this HIBERNATING season !

Monday, January 16, 2012

POSSIBILITIES ON SUCH A COLD DAY ...

CCCCCCCCCCOLD Monday morning ... 
Bluer than BLUE sky ... 
warm yellow sun SHINING in the studio
through the frosted window glass panes ...
Fire CRACKLING in stove and SMELLING of
cedar, apple and pine wood essences
like a mysterious incense ... 
TWO pairs of hand-knitted striped wool socks
worn over each other in my
GIANT-for-this-purpose BATTERED Converse PINK shoes ...
A BIG bowl of Café au Lait steaming on my table
and a single ladybug eating the croissant crumbs left on a plate ... 
A TO DO
or
NOT TO DO day ... 
Monsieur Luigi is trying to make up his mind
before noon ...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

BLUE, BLUE COLD SUNNY WINTER DAY ...

We woke up to MINUS 20 degrees F this morning ...
A day where cats and dogs who asked to go OUT,
stand by the door, 2 minutes LATER,
lifting one of their cold front paw ...
A day where your nostrils stick together when you breathe,
the drop at the tip of your nose turns into an ICICLE
and your teeth FREEZE when you talk ...
A day where everything goes SNAP, CRACKLE and POP
when you walk in thsnow ... 
TOO cold for me to go skiing
but warm ENOUGH
to spend the afternoon outside
in my garden dungeon
once the sun hit the walls
and the little electric heater worked its MAGIC
for a few hours ...  
It got as high as MINUS 2 degrees F, 
quite comfy to sit in my old aluminium folding chair,
work on a crazy sculptures with the heat gun and the rusting compound
and drink a couple of very good bottles of Merlot
with a friend who visited on SNOW SHOES ...
 
 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

AND THE WEINER IS . . .

The WEINER of my FRIDAY the 13TH
CHARMS and ART GIVEAWAY is ...
Jodi Kincaid ! ! ! 

YEAH ! ! !
THANKS, MERCI y GRACIAS to each of the 108 PARTICIPANTS
who left comments OR messages
here OR on Facebook 
about what their FAVORITE amulet was ! 
YOU are the BESTEST of the BEST
It has been SO interesting to read EACH of them ! 
I MUST put them all TOGETHER and post about them ... 
You were ALL so GENEROUS about showing
bits of your INNER CHILD
YOU are a GRRRRREAT bunch of FB or BLOGGING friends ! 
TRULY ! ! !


Friday, January 13, 2012

FRIDAY THE 13TH GIVEAWAY ! ! !


Do you wanna PLAY with me ? 
EVERYBODY needs a box of colorful
GOOD LUCK plastic CHARMS
on Friday the 13th ! 
And TODAY is your LUCKY day to WIN these
as well as a little SURPRISE woodblock print with MY ART on it ! 
Just tell me HERE
what your FAVORITE talisman OR amulet
OR juju WATCHAMACALLIT is ... 
I will draw the name of the LUCKY winner tomorrow morning ! 
Wanna know WHAT mine is ? 
The SHRUNKEN HEAD of an OLD boyfriend
worn on a GOLD chain around my NECK ...
 
 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

OH HAPPY DAY !

I have been in a FRIVOLOUS state of MIND lately !
A HAPPY kinda GIGGLING spirit !
This new year is starting with
somersaults and backflips
powdered with glitters !
I have been SPLATERING my studio with
carnival-stand CANDY and TROPICAL-fruit colored paint ...
Dreaming of PINK elephants and GREEN skies !
DARING to color my life OUTSIDE the lines
with a BIG box of crayolas !
Like a GIANT wind-up toy,
I am TOTALLY cranked up ! 
And READY to cross-out projects on my
long things-to-do list, starting with this
PUFFY pom-pom ORGANIC-turned-WACKO floor RUG
I spied somewhere on the web a little while ago ... 
OH ! 
And I haven't even told you about the HALF-DOZEN paintings
I curently have on my WORK table,
RESTING between bouts of INSPIRATION !
 
 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

ONE CENT ONLY !


I have NOT posted on eBay in ages ...
Feeling like doing something different today !
Auction starting NOW at 1 CENT ONLY !
7 days, ending Wednesday. January 18 2012 !How EXCITING !!!
Feel like bidding ?
Just click HERE !


HAIR BALL STORIES ...


FINALLY
I found a way to get rich
without too much effort ! 
With HALF-A-DOZEN cats in the house,
5 of them with long hair,
I have a never-ending supply
of dust-kitties ... 
Knitting needles OUT
I am getting to work right away ! 
Who knows ...
I could see my winter outdoor FASHION collection
on the Parisian runways this spring
Imagine a hand-knitted tuque with CAT ears
made of REAL cat HAIR
I will start mounding the stuff in GIANT hairballs first ...
Caugh ... Caugh ...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

DID I SCARE YOU ?



I look like an ALIEN !!! 
Went to the ophtalmologist
for a regular check up ealier today
and she DILATED my pupils with eye drops
for a particular exam ...  
SEVEN hours later
and I still look like a startled OWL !
So strange ... 
Even my CATS are scarred of me
 

What a HOOT !

Monday, January 9, 2012

HELLO ! HELLO ?

Just spent HOURS on my new
space-age high-end techno phone
I found at a local church sale for 50 cents ...
My very own little RED telephone ...
From now on,
WHENEVER I need to vent,
I will pick up its NIFTY little receiver,
dial a random number and
make a crank or dirty call ...
It will also come VERY handy when I need to
scream, yell, whine, complain or
swear BIG ugly French Canadian foul-mouthed words ...
Anybody THERE ?

CRAZY FOR YOU ...


I am SNOW crazy ...
It simply can NOT get more magical than this morning ...
COLD makes everything so crips, so clean, so ACCURATE ...
How can I start to explain ...
There are NO words for it ...
 
 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A DELICATE ICE FAIRY ...


Is it a BIRD ?
Is it a PLANE ? NO !
It is a giant 3 foot-long ice dragonfly,
majestic glass-like winter PRINCESS
poised on a thin bent twig,
resting on the unfrozen water
of a nearby stream
on a very mild January Sunday ...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

OH DEER !

Oh DEER
Look who I just came face to face with
in the freshly fallen snow ! 
Isn't he adorably fuzzy and cute ? 
Like a GIANT plush animal ! 
Had to gently scare him away though ...
I do NOT want them making it an habit
to visit the garden to eat the fallen APPLES,
feel safe and comfy
and then get chased away and possibly hunted
by our dogs later when it gets DARK ...

Friday, January 6, 2012

WHO GOT THE BEAN ?



SINCE the Middle Ages,
the GALETTE DES ROIS or KING's CAKE
is a treat eaten on the 6th of January
to celebrate the EPIPHANY when the THREE KINGS
visited baby Jesus.
 
The galette is made of a multi-layered PUFF PASTRY
filled with a layer of almond FRANGIPANE.
The top layer is patterned AND baked
to a BEAUTIFUL golden color.
HIDDEN inside is a single PORCELAIN charm (a fève)
and the LUCKY person who finds it in his/her piece
is declared KING OF THE DAY
This is our FAVORITE celebration at home,
the day that REALLY marks the start of the NEW YEAR
now that the holiday vacations are OVER ... 
This is a WONDERFUL and MAGICAL tradition
to PASS from GENERATION to GENERATION
or to START ... 
In the GOOD OLD days in Quebec,
GIFTS were exchanged on LE JOUR DES ROIS,
NOT on Christmas day,
which was DEDICATED
to the BIRTH of Jesus ...
Check wth your LOCAL bakery or pastry shop ! 
They MIGHT offer this DELICIOUS treat on their shelves !
 
MAY you be the KING or QUEEN of the day !

Thursday, January 5, 2012

THE EYE OF WINTER ...


Like an EYE in the cold RIVER ...
A water YIN YANG ... 
A bare ISLAND in the middle of the DARK ocean ...
A white FULL MOON in the deep of the NIGHT ... 
A PERFECTLY round wafer of ICE
formed on the surface of the NEARBY stream ... 
For NO reason ... 
Just BECAUSE ... 
For the SIMPLE purpose of
ENCHANTING us ...


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

INVASION OF THE FROST CREATURES ...

Minus 22 Celcius this morning
or minus 7.5 Fahrenheit ...
Nothing to do outside unless you are a masochist
or outdoor addict and need your fix no matter what ...
The zoo is packed around the fire stove
and surprisingly nobody needs to go pee in the nature ...
So little snow, at the most 2 inches,
which is VERY unusual for January ...
Not good for nature sleeping out there without a heavy blanket ...
The pipe leeking the water by gravity
from a source in the mountain to our house
froze during the night
and we had to go out in the darkness
and unfreeze it with a hair dryer ...
And of course,
you can NOT look outside
though the window panes of the old front door
cause the frost creatures
have started invading our home ...
A cross beetween
winter fairy frosted hair
and
ice crystal fern fingers ...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

MY KING IS DEAD ! ! !

The KING is DEAD ! Long LIVE the KING !
Le ROI est MORT ! VIVE le ROI !
El REY ha MUERTO ! Larga VIDA el REY !
I found my rooster Jello dead on the floor of the coop this morning ...
He was getting old and I doubted
he would be able to make it through another winter ...
Señor Jello had a wonderful and full life !
He was 4 months old when we adopted him 8 years ago
and he spent all these years doing his job his in domain,
guarding and taking care of his girls
like each of them were precious treasures,
acting 300% macho 24 hours around
and attacking us in the back with his 4-inch long spurs
whenever it pleased him ...
During the past year,
he had lost his aggressivity due to ancient age
and daily I would pick him up,
hold him tight against me,
pet his head and gently rock him back and forth,
which made him coo with delight ...
Monsieur Jello was a FREE SPIRIT
in BODY and SOUL ...
R.I.P. dear feathery friend !
COCORICO ! COCORICO ! COCORICO !
 
 

Monday, January 2, 2012

STOP AND SMELL THE CITRUS !

When you live UP NORTH,
want it OR not,
comes January,
you start LONGING for tropical SUNSHINE,
a square-foot of sandy BEACH framed by a turquoise OCEAN,
a pair of PALM TREES on each side of a colorful hamac,
tall DRINKS with paper umbrellas
and CARRIBEAN music ...
When I find myself DREAMING
of a HOT PINK plastic inflated mattress BOBBING on the BIG sea,
I sit in an FOLDING chair in the middle of my SUNNY kitchen
under my giant FLOWERING laurel tree,
split open a COCONUT, quarter a few ORANGES
and LEMONES and peel a BANANA
and listen to BOB MARLEY on my SKULL candies
while sipping a ZOMBIE in a TIKI ceramic glass ... 
EVEN winter BUGS get the BLUES after the holidays ... 
And LYING on a bunch of discarded perfumed ORANGES
on top of the WARM compost pile
might JUST be another BRIGHT remedy ...
 
 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

DAILY PLEASURES FOR 2012 !


HOLD those resolutions ! 
INSTEAD of aiming for the IMPOSSIBLE,
celebrate the New Year with the things
you REALLY LOVE
but
DON'T DO ENOUGH ... 
This year I wanna MARVEL more ... 
and ADD a teeny weenie more MAGIC to my life ... 
First day outdoor in 5 days of lying like a SWATTED FLY on my back
due to a pinch nerve ... 
Took NOT EVEN 20 steps in the snow and
BINGO
My wishes came TRUE
I SURE hope,
dear and sweet,
old and new friends,
girlz and guyz,
that 2012 CHARMS and STARTLES you to the MAX
with little DAILY simple pleasures too !