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 ...

Monday, October 8, 2012

I MUST RESIST THE TEMPTATION ...

This morning,
I asked the boyz to CHAIN me
to my WORK table in my studio ...
ANOTHER beautiful day OUTSIDE,
nippy AND sunny AND orange all over ...
HARD to stay INSIDE
when you hear the songs of the AUTUMN sirens
calling you ...
Asking you to come and PLAY ...
But I MUST resist ...
And NOT look at their beautiful orange and yellow LEAVES ...
I have WORK to do ...
A lot ...
But again, fall will be here
ONLY a few more days ...
Then, it will bear the SAME name,
but the SEASON will have turned into
a BLEAK and COLD creature ...

Sunday, October 7, 2012

CHICKEN GLOVES ...

Brrrr ...
Just ABOVE freezing point this morning ...
WARMING my COLD hands on my HOT coffee MUG ...
And my COLD nose in the fur of my huskey dog Nikita ...
Fire POPPING and CRACKLING in the stove ...
Orange SUN peeking through the windows ...
Even HEN girlz get COLD feet ...
Could ask my mom to KNIT each of them
a pair of wool STRIPED socks ...

Saturday, October 6, 2012

TRIKING WITH THE DEVIL ...

OK !
I'm GONE !
TRIKING with the DEVIL today ...
On a SKULL and BONE hunting expedition ...
It's gonna be one HELL of a RIDE ...
Well ...
Just FANTASIZING here ...
I WILL be gone ALL day ...
On my BATTERED mountain bike ...
ZIG ZAGING my colorful mountain,
THIRD eye open ...
In search of the UNEXPECTED ...
And UNUSUAL ...

Friday, October 5, 2012

YELLOW, ORANGE AND RED ...

EVERYTHING
takes a LONG time to DO
in AUTUMN ...
EVEN going down the HILL
to get MILK at the village ...
You just KEEP on stopping your car
EVERY few minutes
and GAZE ...
At the EPHEMERAL beauty
showing OFF
everywhere ..
See WHAT I mean ? 
These days,
BEAUTY is EVERYWHERE around here ... 
Orange ... Yellow ... Red ... 
MAGIC ... 
IF I was a CAT
and it was FALL
and I had NOTHING particular to DO
and I lived HERE,
this is WHERE I would be ...
 FRONT ROW ...
Best SEAT in DA house ...
 SNOOZING on the living room WINDOW sill ...
TOTALLY blasé
at the MAGNIFICIENT show going on OUTSIDE ...

Thursday, October 4, 2012

JACK WHITE, PAPA and EGGS ...

JUST got back home
from a NITE out with the BOYZ
pogo dancing at JACK WHITE's INCREDIBLE concert
in Montréal YESTERDAY
and
a 3-hour morning RIDE to the hospital
with DAD for a follow up ...
I am now TOTALLY deaf
but PAPA is doing GRRRREAT !
I had a wonderful TREAT waiting for ME
when I returned ...
Boyfriend found a SECRET stash of EGGS
laid by my CHICKENS
under my GARDEN shed ...
Look at the COLORS !
ALMOST too pretty to be REAL !
MUST take a nap NOW ...
I am BEAT ... I am OLD ...
I need a HEARING AID ...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

LUCKY ME ...

In MY neck of the woods,
AUTUMN offers a GRAND spectacle
wherever you LOOK ...
Every STEP you walk ...
Every KILOMETER you drive ...
RAIN or SHINE ...
COLORS jump in your FACE ...
STARTLING you enough
to make your HEART
stop ....
And a FEW lucky people
like ME
attend these DAILY shows for
FREE ...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I AM A GLITTER GIRL !

FINALLY !
I got a CHANCE to be a part-time GLITTER GIRL !
What a WONDERFUL manicure set for a LUMBERJACKETTE like me !
Now, I can CLEAN the chicken coop,
SCRAPE glue from a sculpture,
DIG dirt in the garden,
SMEAR paint
without WORRYING about dirty, broken, dull
FINGERNAILS ...
SO handy !
I have been ASHAMED of my awful CLAWS for years !
Now, whenever I need to look DECENT and PROPER,
I can just SLIP on these plastic digit TIPS in a JIFFY ...
A DREAM come true for a girl like ME
who has been wanting ALL HER LIFE
to look more FEMINE and PLEASING
to the masculine eye ...
I am SO proud of myself ...
Now, I can say I feel like a REAL woman ...
From HAND to FEET ...
If I could ONLY find a way to fit these
on my TOES ...

Monday, October 1, 2012

WHERE has time GONE by ?

FIRST day in the studio in 18 DAYS !
Now that Dad is safe and sound at home,
MUST face REALITY ...
My working space is a TOTAL mess !
Therefore,
today I will NOT get my paint brushes
and 
canvases out ...
I will CLEAN up !
My room and my brain ...
And I will NOT grump about it but
rather 
just be HAPPY that the hospital
will NOT be part of this week ...
Just thinking about the ART ideas
that have been simmering on the back of my nind
makes my HEART beat faster !
And did YOU hear ?
OCTOBER is here already !
Oh my ...