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 ...