Wednesday, January 30, 2013

NEW VALENTINE ANGEL PAINTING !


JUST finished !
SOLD !
VALENTINE GIRL and CAT
ORIGINAL 6" X 8" canvas painting ...
I LOVE you a LOT ...
Available in my ETSY shop !

Sunday, January 27, 2013

NEW YEAR OF THE SNAKE ORIGINAL PAINTING !


FEBRUARY 10
will be the start of
the CHINESE NEW YEAR of the SNAKE !
A year where EVERYTHING is possible ...
But you will need to be
TENACIOUS and PERSEVERE
with all your HEART ...

Just finished this PAINTING
for the OCCASION !
LE SERPENT
8" x 8" ORIGINAL painting
Available in my ETSY store !
SOLD !

2013 will be the BEST year EVER !!!
A year I REALLY look forward to !
 
SOLD !

Saturday, January 26, 2013

NEW PAINTING INSPIRED BY MY ZOO !


Here is a NEW painting
INSPIRED by my ZOO !
SOLD !

VIVE les AMIS !
HOORAY for FRIENDS !
VIVA los AMIGOS !

Painted on a 7" x 9" gallery CANVAS
and
AVAILABLE in my NEW Etsy store NOW !

Monday, January 21, 2013

WINTER VIRGIN MARY ...

Are you sometimes UTTERLY charmed
by simple YET uncommon HUMAN gestures ?
Walking on a SMALL street in Montréal this morning,
I spotted such a tender ACT OF LOVE
that it made my HEART swell and smile ...
And old BATH TUB shrine incrusted with WHITE pebbles
on the front LAWN of a duplex
caught my EYE on this EXTRA cold day ...
Inside, WARM and COZY, stood a VIRGIN blanketed in a RED
makeshift wool winter SHROUD with a pull-string ...
The very THOUGHT
of someone taking the time
to PROTECT this beloved religious icon
from the HARSH weather
made MY day ...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

FAKE SPRING ...


The HENS and the ROOSTER
were BARRICADED since December 23
in their COOP ...
TOO MUCH snow piled up on the ground
and way TOO COLD to PLAY outside ...
FINALLY, this afternoon
the SUN came OUT
and the TEMPERATURE climbed
ABOVE freezing point ...
The FLOCK got SO excited,
they started to PARTY !
I had to BURST their BALLOON ...
and tell them this is a FALSE alarm ...
and ONLY a FAKE spring ....

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

CHEMICALS AND TIME TRAVELING ...


Hi !
My name is LuLu Mypinkturtle
and I am an ADDICT ...
I just can NOT control my CRAVINGS ...
And it is getting WORSE ...
I GUESS this is WHAT happens when you mix
CHEMICALS with TIME TRAVELING ...
For an ENTIRE season ...
Now ...
Where is my SONIC screwdriver ?
And my battered RV ?

LOOK HERE !


Look HERE !
A little SOMEONE
is sleeping in the DEAD tree
we were SUPPOSED to take DOWN
last fall ...
Shhh ...
It is VERY cold today
and Monsieur Racoon is SLEEPING tight ...
I feel like putting a WOOL blanket on him ...

Monday, January 7, 2013

HOOT IS IT ?

SPYING through the window on the dogs OUTSIDE ...
Both of them seated SIDE by SIDE in the SNOW ...
Looking UP in the SKY towards the TREES ...
NOT barking OR growling ...
TOTALLY mesmerized ...
PUZZLED, I watched TOO ...
Then SPOTTED the point of ATTENTION ...
A FEATHERED wide-eyed FAIRY perched on a branch !
Completely UNRUFFLED by her ADMIRERS ...

WAY UP THERE ...

See how HIGH the hornet's NEST...
It will tell how HIGH the SNOW will rest ...
Spotted at a rest-area
on the HIGHWAY to Montréal yesterday ...
This stuff is SCARRY ...
Getting a SERIOUS case of
CLOSTROPHOBIC cabin FEVER ...

BYE BYE RED AND GREEN !

Did you KNOW that
if you keep your CHRISTMAS decorations around
AND lights on AFTER the Epiphany,
January 6,
you are JINXING your NEW year BIG time ?
Well, this is WHAT
my great-grand-mother Blanche used to say ...
SEE YA next year,
Santas, SNOWMEN, red and GREEN ...
DONE !
Everything has been put AWAY
till the next HO HO HO season ...

Sunday, January 6, 2013

BARBED WIRE SILLINESS ...

Could NOT refrain a SMILE here ...
SO perfect !

HAIL THE QUEEN OR THE KING !

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 !

Saturday, January 5, 2013

COMFORTABLY NUMB ...

Hello ? Hello ? HELLO ?
Is there ANYBODY in THERE ?
Just NOD if you CAN hear me ...
Is there ANYONE at HOME ?
YES there is ...
But we ARE all HIBERNATING ...
TOTALLY completely UTTERLY
comfortably NUMB ...

FREE SPIRIT ...

Nikita is a GREAT WHITE NORTH dog ...
A POLAR ESKIMO dog ...
A WILD at HEART OUTDOOR dog ...
Nikita was destined to be a SLEIGH DOG ...
Just like her PARENTS were ...
And her GREAT grand-PARENTS ...
And her GREAT great grand-PARENTS ...
We adopted her as a puppie
on the coldest day of 2006
on a DOG SLEIGH expedition ...
She is a mixture of HUSKIE and LAB ...
She is the SWEETEST dog ...
She does NOT understand the term MASTER ...
She obeys WHEN she WANTS ...
She CAN run FOREVER ...
She is NEVER cold ...
And she would rather stay OUTSIDE in the SNOW
than near the warm STOVE
like the rest of the ZOO ...
NIKITA is a FREE SPIRIT dog ...

Friday, January 4, 2013

A WINK AT WINTER ...

I think LIFE watches us CLOSELY ...
Giving us a NUDGE or a NOOGIE
when we NEED it ...
A little PUSH when we are SLOWING down ...
A WHACK on the head when we need to WAKE up ...
And sometimes,
LIFE winks AND laughs at us ...
I found this OBJECT
in a thrift shop for $1.00 yesterday ...
Isn't this a PERFECTLY synchronized GIFT ?
I STRONGLY believe her HANDS placed it
THERE on a shelf JUST for me ...
To make me SMILE ...
A GUY shoveling SNOW ...
For a GAL shoveling SNOW ...

Thursday, January 3, 2013

BETTER LOOK AT HER STRAIGHT IN THE EYES !

I wanted to BURNISH her skin ...
Or maybe SPRAY paint
her ENTIRE self
with rusting finish ...
Or DECORATE her à la Mexicana ...
But I chose to let her SHINE
in her NATURAL original attributes of
PLASTIC, vinyl and RUBBER ...
Meet my GODDESS Thirtheen !
Ruler of this NEW YEAR
and
giver of GOOD LUCK
to anyone who STARES at her
straight in the EYES ...
I attached a BABY DOLL chatter box
on her back
so when you PRESS a button,
she GIGGLES and COOS ...
Her very own way of
TELLING what the FUTURE hold
for YOU ...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

JUST CALL ME MRS. FRANKENSTEIN ...

It feels SO good to be BACK
to my DISSECTING table ...
CUTTING pudgy rubber ARMS ...
GLUEING fat plastic LEGS ...
GRAFTING a vinyl HEAD
on a wrong-size BODY ...
GROWING skull GROWTHS here and there ...
TRANSFORMING a used DISCARDED inoffensive
BABY DOLL
into an intriguing antique
GODDESS of ETERNITY ...
I haven't had SO MUCH fun since
I SCAVENGED an old abandonned HOUSE last year
with a SLEDGE HAMMER and a CROW BAR ...
Let's call this major
RECONSTRUCTIVE surgery ...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A PINK AND HAPPY 2013 TO YOU !

Dear FRIENDS,
boys AND girls !
May 2013 be HAPPY,
MAGICAL and LOVELY !
HEALTHY and PLAYFUL !
BOLD and ADVENTUROUS !
But MOSTLY, may THIS year be
the BEST one for EACH of YOU !
Full of PEACE, LOVE and CURIOSITY !
With PLENTY of KINDNESS
for the OTHERS
as well as for
YOURSELF !
May the NEXT 12 MONTHS be
the MOST wonderful ones EVER !
LET'S ROCK that number 13 !!!

WINTER FANGS ...

TOTALLY obsessed
with the GIANT icicles
hooked on our windows ...
Growing like
ANCIENT glass STALACTITES
in a BLUE grotto ...