Sunday, December 8, 2013

LAST MINUTE 25% OFF SALE AND NEW STUFF IN MY ETSY SHOP !

 
 
Christmas will be here SOON,
can you BELIEVE it ?

If you need to buy a few LAST minute gifts,
HERE is your chance !

EVERYTHING in my ETSY shop
is 25% off TODAY and TOMORROW !
Sunday, Dec 8 and Monday, Dec 9 !

To get your rebate,
simply use COUPON code LASTMINUTE25
upon checking out !
 
 
NEW mini-print SETS !
 
 
Each mini-print is inserted in a clear sleeve and
each set come in a nifty clear packaging !
 
 
To view the 3 SETS of ACEO mini-prints, click HERE !
 
 
 
Remember !
EVERYTHING in my ETSY shop
is on SALE at 25 OFF !
Pendants, prints, woodblocks small and large,
pillow covers and papier maché boxes !
 
EVERYBODY is WELCOME !
 
To visit my ETSY SHOP, click HERE !
 
Thanks, gracias et merci
for your interest in my art !





Monday, December 2, 2013

NEW PAPER MACHE BOXES IN MY ETSY SHOP !

 
NEW in my ETSY shop !

18 DIFFERENT little
papier maché BOXES !
 


Decorated with Fridas, fairies, angels,
cats, dogs, skulls !
 

GRAB them while they are 30% off !

TODAY is the LAST CHANCE to take advantage of my SALE !

Friday, November 29, 2013

FRIDA KAHLO PILLOW COVERS NOW AVAILABLE !

 
FRIDA KAHLO
pillow COVERS !
NOW available
in my ETSY shop !

So BOLD and COLORFUL !
They will add FLAIR to your HOME décor !
And they make WONDERFUL gifts too !
9 different styles !

Sized 16" x 16"

30% OFF this weekend !

30% OFF IN MY ETSY SHOP !

 
BIG SALE in my ETSY shop !
30% off EVERYTHING in store !

Pendants, prints,
woodblocks small and large and EVEN more !

SALE is going on till Midnight, Monday !
And EVERYBODY is WELCOME !

To visit my ETSY SHOP, click HERE !

Thanks, gracias et merci for your interest in my art !

LuLu Mypinkturtle

Thursday, November 28, 2013

HAPPY GOBBLE GOBBLE DAY TO YOU !

 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
to ALL my USA friends !

Our Canadian Thanksgiving
has ALREADY been CELEBRATED
but this is a WONDERFUL occasion
for ME
to tell YOU all
MERCI, thank YOU and gracias
for your FRIENDSHIP
through the YEARS
and constant SUPPORT...
 
In my ART
and
daily RANTINGS
here and on FB ...
 
I am THANKFUL beyond words !
I hope you spend an AMAZING day
with your family, friends
and
furry LOVED ones ...
 
And find a minute
to TELL them
how THANKFUL
you are to have them
in your LIFE !
 
But DON'T you TOUCH
myPINKturkey !

Friday, November 22, 2013

32 STYLES OF PENDANTS IN MY ETSY SHOP !

 
PENDANTS now AVAILABLE
in my ETSY SHOP !
 
 
32 different styles !
Round, oval or rectangular !

Each pendant
comes with a chain
and
a little PINK organza GIFT bag !

If there is an image
you would like to order in a necklace
but don't see it listed,
just let me know
and
I will make it for you !

You can view an assortment of
STYLES available
HERE !

Monday, November 18, 2013

SALE EXTENDED ! SPECIAL ON EVERYTHING IN MY ETSY SHOP !

 
SPECIAL
on EVERYTHING
in my ETSY SHOP !

Saturday and Sunday,
and MONDAY too !

Buy 2 prints,
small woodblocks
OR
large woodblocks
and
get another one
FREE !

To get your FREEBIE,
simply purchase TWO items
of the SAME category
and
MESSAGE me your choice of image
for the THIRD item !

Sunday, November 17, 2013

GIVEAWAY TIME !

 
YAY !
It's GIVEAWAY time !

To participate
ALL you have to DO is
RUN around your HOUSE 17 times,
JUMP up and down on your TABLE
for 30 minutes
while TOUCHING your NOSE
and say
I WANT IT
in 5 different LANGUAGES !!!

Ah ah ah !
Got YOU !

Seriously,
I am GIVING AWAY
a large WOOBLOCK
with the image of your choice !
Size 8"x8", 8"x10" or 5"x10" !

But I need YOU
to work a little bit for it !

To ENTER you need to

FIRST
LIKE this post
and tell me in a COMMENT
which is your FAVORITE image ...

SECOND
LIKE my FB ARTPAGE
www.facebook.com/mypinkturtleshop
(if you are on FB) ...

THIRD
ADD my ETSY SHOP
to your FAVORITES !

I will DRAW the
name of the WINNER
RANDOMLY
tomorrow morning !

BONNE CHANCE !

Sunday, November 10, 2013

FREE SMALL WOODBLOCK OFFER ENDING AT MIDNIGHT !

 
FREE
small WOODBLOCK
offer in my ETSY shop !

Buy TWO small woodblocks
and
get another one FREE !

Buy as MANY as you WANT !
 
TODAY ONLY !

Just message me
your choice of image
for the FREE woodblock !

And remember
I can MOUNT
any image you like
on a block,
if it is not
already available
in my shop !

More than 80 images AVAILABLE !

Limited time offer ...

And I ship WORLDWIDE !

Saturday, November 9, 2013

BUY 2 SMALL WOODBLOCKS AND GET ANOTHER ONE FREE !

 
FREE
small WOODBLOCK
offer in my ETSY shop !

Buy TWO small woodblocks
and
get another one FREE !

Buy as MANY as you WANT !
 
This weekend ONLY !

Just message me
your choice of image
for the FREE woodblock !

And remember
I can MOUNT
any image you like
on a block,
if it is not
already available
in my shop !

More than 80 images AVAILABLE !

Limited time offer ...

And I ship WORLDWIDE !

Friday, November 8, 2013

FREE SMALL WOODBLOCK OFFER THIS WEEKEND ONLY !

 
FREE
small WOODBLOCK
offer in my ETSY shop !

Buy TWO small woodblocks
and
get another one FREE !

Buy as MANY as you WANT !
 
This weekend ONLY !

Just message me
your choice of image
for the FREE woodblock !

And remember
I can MOUNT
any image you like
on a block,
if it is not
already available
in my shop !

More than 80 images AVAILABLE !

Limited time offer ...

And I ship WORLDWIDE !

Thursday, November 7, 2013

DANGER !

 
On my way BACK
from the post office in VERMONT
yesterday afternoon,
I took a different unpaved ROAD
that lead me to a side of Lake Champlain
I was NOT familiar with ...

TOTALLY deserted and WILD ...

I followed the SHORE for a while,
SCAVENGING for nature TREASURES
and
taking advantage of the WARM sun ...

I came upon this weathered wood
DANGER sign ...
I MARVELED at it for a FEW seconds,
so HAPPY with my FINDING ...
Then became SUSPICIOUS ...

Danger of WHAT ?
Of WHO ?

I looked AROUND for hints,
SCANNED the horizon,
listened for UNUSUAL sounds ...
NOTHING seemed ABNORMAL ...
Yet, I SHORTENED my walk
and
rapidly TIP TOED carefully
back to my CAR,
making the LESS noise POSSIBLE
and keeping an EYE for
the unexpected ...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR ... AGAIN !

 
MAJOR makeover happening
in my ETSY shop
right now !
Stocking up on
SMALL and LARGE prints
mounted on WOODBLOCKS
with many NEW styles available
as well as
REGULAR prints !
 
TRYING to be READY
ahead of the BUSY season
coming our way ...
 
Come over for a VISIT
when you have a minute !

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

EVERYBODY NEEDS A HUG !

 
Have you HUGGED
your CHICKEN today ?

HAVE you ?
Have YOU ?
Better run
AND
do it right NOW !

Cause TODAY is
HUG YOUR CHICKEN DAY !

P.S. If you do NOT have a CHICKEN,
I will ACCEPT the HUG !
Cause NONE SHOULD go to WASTE !

Monday, November 4, 2013

PINKBERRIES FOREVER ...

 
I think that
BLUEberry bushes
should switch their name
to PINKberry bushes
in AUTUMN ...

ZOO THERAPY NEEDED ...

 
I live in a DISFUNCTIONAL zoo ...
Yesterday,
my teenie weenie grey CAT
was BROODING in an EGG box,
dreaming of being a HEN ...

My two goofy DOGS
were begging for KITTY treats ...

And this morning,
FIVE of my 21 CHICKENS
invaded the DOG house
to BASK in the EARLY sunshine
AFTER a freezing night ...

I think I even HEARD
the one standing at the entrance
BARK and GROWL ...

Sunday, November 3, 2013

HEN WANNABE ...

 
WHICH came FIRST ?
The chicken OR the egg ?
Or the CAT ?
NO matter
HOW hard she tries,
SOURIS will NEVER be
a HEN ...

Saturday, November 2, 2013

FELIZ DIA DE LOS MUERTOS !

 
I am HONORED, touched,
FLATTERED, moved and ENCHANTED
with the gift I received this morning
for EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS !

Martha EL Catrinero- Helena Nares.,
an INCREIBLE artista y creador,
sent me this picture of
a HUGE traditional SAWDUST RUG
made and displayed on the ground of
the HISTORIC square of
La Piedad Cabadas, Michoacan De Ocampo
in Mexico ...

Beautiful EPHEMERAL art inspired by
my FRIDA SUGAR SKULL painting
for this SPECIAL day celebrating
departed LOVED ones ...

A TEMPORARY creation
that will last ONLY till
the END of the party
then will DISAPPEAR ...

This is one of the
MOST wonderful THING
that could happen to my ART ...

Wish I COULD be there
to see it in PERSON
and meet the people
WHO worked on it ...

MIL y MIL GRACIAS, Helena,
for recognizing this piece as MY art,
taking the time to SNAP a photograph of it a
nd SHARING it with me ...

This made MY Day of the DEAD ...

Take the time TODAY
to reflect, TALK, think about,
REMEMBER the friends AND family members
that are NO longer in this WORLD
but STILL so much part of
YOUR life ...

FELIZ DIA DE LOS MUERTOS A TODOS !

VIVA Mexico !!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

THE DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN ...

 
So ...
Did you SURVIVE
Halloween NIGHT ?

THE IMPORTANCE OF WHERE ...

 
Mother NATURE
can be SO silly ...
No, MOM ...
A GRAPE leaf under the NOSE
does NOT have the same EFFECT
as one hiding PRIVATE parts ...

Thursday, October 31, 2013

NEW DAY OF THE DEAD QUEEN PAINTING !

 
NEW original PAINTING !

AUTUMN QUEEN ...
 
Bright OR dark ...
Warm OR cold ...
Halloween OR Day of the Dead ...

Falls transforms my heart ...
LARGE 12" x 16" canvas

AVAILABLE in my ETSY shop NOW !

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

SPECIAL ! ANY 2 PRINTS for $20 ! TWO DAYS ONLY !

 
SALE !
 
ANY 2 PRINTS
in my ETSY shop
for $20 !
TODAY and TOMORROW !
Oct 22 and 23 !
Just PURCHASE this LISTING
 (as many times as you wish)
and message me your choice of IMAGES !

https://www.etsy.com/listing/166598976/special-2-for-20-dollars-any-2-prints-of?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Monday, October 21, 2013

TWO NEW FRIDA KAHLO PRINTS FOR $20 !

 
SPECIAL !
NEW in my ETSY store !
These TWO
FRIDA KAHLO paintings are
NOW available as PRINTS !

2 for $20 for a limited time !
 
 Just follow this link:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/166232060/special-2-for-20-dollars-new-frida-kahlo?ref=shop_home_feat

Friday, October 18, 2013

FALL SPECIAL ! TWO NEW HALLOWEEN PRINTS FOR $20 !

 
SPECIAL !
NEW in my ETSY store !
These TWO paintings are
NOW available as PRINTS !

2 for $20 for a limited time !
 
 Just follow this link:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/166194985/special-2-for-20-dollars-new-halloween?ref=shop_home_feat

P.S. Keeping my fingers crossed
that we will have access
to the internet today
from our home ...

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

NEW HALLOWEEN GANG PAINTING !

SOLD !
 
HERE comes HALLOWEEN !
 HERE comes HALLOWEEN ! 
 Halloween ! 
Halloween ! 
 
I swear 
my right HAND had a MIND of its own 
while I PAINTED this FUN gang !
 It just could NOT stop adding DETAILS ! 
I TIED it behind my back 
and ESCAPED for a few seconds 
to SHOW it to YOU ... 
 
HALLOWEEN GANG
6" x 12" ORIGINAL canvas painting 
AVAILABLE in my ETSY store now ! 
 
BOOH !

Monday, October 7, 2013

NEW ORIGINAL AUTUMN PAINTING ! ! !

SOLD ! 
 
I am SO HAPPY
with how
this NEW painting turned out !
 
The colors are SO bold,
the CHICKENS are determined
to EAT the little leaves flying on it !
 
AUTUMN'S MAGIC
is happening
everywhere around here !
 
And I THINK I managed to capture
some of that magic on canvas !
 
Available in my ETSY store !

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

TO HALLOWEEN OR NOT ?

 
Playing with AUTUMN colors
in my STUDIO this morning ...
 
ORANGE, red, YELLOW,
black, GREEN, beige ...
 
ALWAYS a bit hesitant in doing
HALLOWEEN art ...
WONDERING if people REALLY want to hang
PUMPKINS, ghosts,
BATS and PURPLE creatures
on canvas ALL YEAR-ROUND
on their wall ...
 
But again I KNOW there are
MANY lovers and collectors out there
who CELEBRATE this DAY
all year round ...
 
Should I do FALL colored
EARTH-toned paintings ?
Go HALF-way and add a little SKULL
and BLACK here and there ?
Or go the FULL trick-or-treating way
with WITCHES, purple and CORN candy ?
 
WHAT do YOU think ?
Tell ME !

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

ONE MORE DAY OF SUMMER ...

 
There is SO MUCH to DO
this time of the YEAR !
 
Want it or NOT,
comes SEPTEMBER around here,
we must start THINKING about putting ourselves
in HIBERNATION mood ...
 
NO procrastination PERMITED ...
Things AND stuff MUST be done
BEFORE
cold, wet and miserable WEATHER
for GOOD ...
 
But today,
SUMMER is granting us
ONE more DAY of
HEAT, humidity and SUNSHINE ...
 
So my CREW and I
are going to ENJOY it to the FULLEST ...
Painting in our GARDEN shack,
door AND windows wide OPEN ...

Monday, September 9, 2013

LIFE IS A PEACH !

 
TODAY, I made SUNSHINE jam !
16 JARS of it !
LIFE is a PEACH !

EPHEME-REALITY ...

 
I WOKE up around 5 o'clock
and RAN to the window
to check the OUTDOOR thermometer ...
 
YAY !
My WISH was GRANTED !
We DIDN'T get any ground FROST
during the night !
 
SO I get to ENJOY
my happy GARDEN bordello
ONE more DAY ...
 
 A Joyeux BORDEL is
a FRENCH Canadian expression used to describe
a JOYFUL but SERIOUS mess ... 
 
September is SO precious
BECAUSE of its EPHEMERALITY ... 
 
The COUNT DOWN is on ... 
One morning,
the RAINBOW-colored PALETTE
will have MAGICALLY turned
into an EARTH-TONE one ... 
 
In a FLASH ... I
n less than NO time ... I
n the TWINKLING of an EYE ...

Sunday, September 8, 2013

FADING BEAUTY ...

 
SUMMER is fading AWAY ...
 
The SUN shining lower and LOWER each day
on the horizon ...
The temperature SKIRTED the FROST line last NIGHT ...
Some ANNUAL flowers are getting BREATHLESS
while some OTHERS are getting HIGH
on September weather...
 
The SKY is bluer than
my GRAND-MAMAN Gabrielle's EYES were
and there is an old ANCIENT perfume
lingering in the air,
reminiscent of CHURCH incense ...
 
TODAY's got a MIDDLE-AGE flair ... 
A VICTORIAN je-ne-sais-QUOI ....
 
TODAY's got one FOOT in AUTUMN
while the other is still STANDING firm
in WARMER months GONE by ...

Saturday, September 7, 2013

BLUE SATURDAY ...

 
You ALL know by now it takes a MIGHTY dark cloud
to shoo my SUNSHINE away ...
 
Well, I had a TOUGH time seeing the BRIGHT side of TODAY...
 I drove to Vermont in my old VOLVO packed with orders to be SHIPPED to my US customers via USPS ...... 
I PARKED at the POST OFFICE, took my packaging material inside meaning to return RIGHT AWAY to my car to get my two boxes of ORDERS ... 
But I met a FRIEND I had NOT seen in a LONG time ...
We chatted happily for a while and I kinda FORGOT about my UNLOCKED car ... 
When I returned EXACTLY 22 minutes later, my car was EMPTY ... 
EVERYTHING gone ... 
About 15 envelopes of prints, 45 woodblocks and the worst, 3 ORIGINAL paintings ... 
My brand new hand-knitted red SWEATER was also missing as well as a MEXICAN blanket and a LEATHER bag I keep in my car ... 
The ONLY thing they left BEHIND is this little OLD blue squirrel GIRL squeakie TOY I purchased at a garage SALE on my way ... 
2 WEEKS worth of HARD work GONE ...
I ALWAYS take my DOG Nikita with me when I TRAVEL across but TODAY she was LIMPING and I thought it was NOT a good IDEA ... 
MAJOR bummer ... 
WONDERING now WHAT THE HELL the thief is gonna do with ALL that ART STUFF ... 
Give it away as CHRISTMAS gifts ?

THEY HAVE LANDED ! ! !


Well THAT confirms it ! 
I sure had SUSPICIONS ... 
I thought something WEIRD
had happened a couple of nights
AGO ... 
 
When the two DOGS sang lyrics
while HOWLING at the moon ... 
When the five CATS
suddenly DROPPED their TAILS ... 
When the CHICKENS started GROWING
a pair of BUCK TEETH ... 
When the MEN in the house s
tarted COOKING, CLEANING
and PICKING UP their stuff ... 
 
The ALIENS landed in my GARDEN ! 
 
And I just FOUND a bunch
of yellow and purple LARVAS
buried under the GROUND !


Friday, September 6, 2013

NOTHING COMPARES ...

 
NOTHING
compares
to the EARLY morning SKIES
of September ... 
SO much beauty,
you JUST want to sit OUT there
and
DO nothing else ... 
SO that you do NOT
miss
a THING ...

Thursday, September 5, 2013

SAVED LITTLE PLASTIC GIRLS ...

 
No ...This is NOT
an OVER-stuffed BODY bag
FORGOTTEN in a DARK corner
of the MORGUE ...
I visited my FAVORITE thrift store this morning
and
discovered this GIANTclear pouch filled
with a DOZEN of BIG old plastic DOLLS ...
Whispering AND begging ME
to take THEM home ...
HOW much ? I asked Patricia at the counter,
whom I have KNOWN for years ...
FREE !
And get me RID of THEM,
they take TOO much SPACE !
I drove back UP my mountain
with a CAR full
of giggling FAKE little GIRLS ...

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

YAY FOR PAPA !

 
TODAY,
I drove to the BIG city with my PAPA ...
EXACTLY a year ago,
my DAD was hospitalized for HEART problems
for almost TWO months ...
He was ALSO diagnosed with TERMINAL cancer ...
which 24 hours later turned out to be
a MISTAKE
due to a MIX-UP with another patient's file ...
In other words,
he had it PRETTY rough ...

Well, this MORNING
was his appointment with his CARDIOLOGIST
and we could not help but FEAR
that BIG cloud looming ABOVE us ...
But the VERDICT came OUT a
nd the CLOUD disappeared !

ALL is WONDERFUL !
We are SO HAPPY !
My FATHER got a CLEAN bill of HEALTH !

We got BACK home,
put on Glenn Miller's IN THE MOOD on the OLD turntable
and DANCED a BOOGIE-WOOGIE ...

LIFE can be SO good ...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

END OF SUMMER EASTER EGG HUNT ...

 
TODAY,
the 17 week-old PULLETS I hatched in April
became GROWN UPS ...
TWO of the TWELVE new GIRLZ
layed cute and DELICATE tiny eggs ...
I just NEVER get tired of this daily MAGIC ...
And picking up a WARM freshly laid EGG
in your HAND
is a simple FEEL-GOOD act
HARD to BEAT ...

Monday, September 2, 2013

ITSY BITSY GIGANTIC ...

 
NOT SO itsy bitsy
SPIDER ...
RECORD-breaking ONES
for sure this summer ..
With BODS BIGGER than
my THUMB ...

THE DEVIL WEARS BLUE ...

 
IF the DEVIL wore BLUE,
this is THE car HE'd be DRIVING ...
Yesterday,
there was a CAR SHOW nearby
and
there were ALL kinds of SPECIMENS
rolling on the ROADS around ...

This GIANT hot-wheels PARKED beside me
an HOUR ago at the grocery store
and I couldn't RESIST asking the OWNER
if I could snap PICTURES of it ...
Well, I GOT even BETTER than THAT !

Guess WHO got to DRIVE it
to HELL and BACK ?

Sunday, September 1, 2013

THE FRUIT TREES ARE LOADED ...

 
On the LAND around our house
we grow RASPBERRIES, plums,
PEARS, strawberries,
APPLES, blackberries ...
We EVEN have a CHICKEN TREE ...
And the FRUITS are just about to
FALL off the BRANCHES ...

Saturday, August 31, 2013

HOW SWEET IT IS ...

 
I drove back from the FAIR
through a COTTON CANDY sunset ...
HOW appropriate ...