Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NEW FRIDA painting UP FOR BIDS starting at ONE CENT !



I am finally BACK to work !

And decided to AUCTION this painting !
Starting at ONE cent !

Barefoot FRIDA KAHLO Angel with Red Birds
11.5" x 15.5" ORIGINAL canvas painting
FREE shipping to Canada and the US !
Ends WEDNESDAY, Nov 28 at midnight ET

Please click HERE if you'd like to place a BID !

Thank you and BONNE CHANCE !

Saturday, April 21, 2018

WEEKEND SPECIAL ! 3 FRIDA prints for $25 free shipping !


Weekend SPECIAL !

3 FRIDA KAHLO prints for $25 FREE shipping !

Choose among these 16 different styles
and buy as MANY set of 3 PRINTS as you want !

Offer ENDS SUNDAY at midnight !

Just CLICK HERE to purchase your FAVORITES !

Friday, April 13, 2018

Happy FRIDAY the 13th !


Today is CHANCE-it-a-little and DARE-a-lot DAY ! 

Walk under that LADDER and on those SIDEWALK cracks ... Stop crossing your FINGERS and touching WOOD ... Open that UMBRELLA in your house, spill all the SALT you want, break that UGLY MIRROR and look at your BLACK CAT right in the EYES ... 

Happy FRIDAY the 13th my friends !

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

OUTCH ! YAY !


OUTCH !

This morning, the DOCTOR removed the LAST needle that was planted in my BUTT ... I
SHOULD be good to GO now !

What a RELIEF !

Feeling FANTASTIC and SO ready for just about ANYTHING that comes MY way !

Monday, April 9, 2018

Make-BELIEVE tropical SUNSET ...


This winter-that-just-WON'T-leave SURE is a PRANKSTER and a LIAR and an ILLUSIONIST ... 
TONITE, he made the SUN setting on the OCEAN of this ICED-SNOW field look so TROPICAL ...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

SPRING winter WONDERLAND ... NOT !!!


SPRING winter WONDERLAND ... And it's NOT funny !!! 

YESTERDAY I drove 3 hours to Québec City to attend the FUNERALS of a dear friend who PASSED away in a TERRIBLE accident ... 

This afternoon, I TRIED driving back before the FORECASTED snowstorm but I got caught by the BLIZZARD and could NOT see THREE feet ahead of me ... So I had to STOP for the night and rent a cheap MOTEL room ... 

Just called HOME and the power is OUT again and the satellite MODEM has fallen on the ground AGAIN due to the VIOLENT winds ... 

The HORROR ... 

What IF spring did NOT show up this YEAR ? 

I'm staring to HYPERVENTILATE here !

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

SPRING thumb ...


Love RED ... Sky BLUE ... Sunshine YELLOW ... Painted-doors TURQUOISE ... Turtle PINK ...

This morning, my happy AND hopeful GREEN thumb turned into a a bright AND colorful SPRING one !

Monday, April 2, 2018

EAT your FOOD !


My MAMAN always says that to START your day right, you MUST eat a HEALTHY breakfast ...

And my MAMAN always says you SHOULD eat your LEFTOVERS and NOT waste food ...

Oui, maman ! Je t'AIME maman !

Sunday, April 1, 2018

CHOC-a-DOODLE !


I fear that OVERDOSING on Easter CHOCOLATE ... 


is turning ME into a VIOLENT vegetarian ...

EASTER water HARVESTING day !


Eau de PÂQUES ... EASTER water ... MAGIC elixir ... CURE-ALL potion ... MIRACLE philter ... 

To be HARVESTED from the running water of a SPRING or BROOK ... Right BEFORE sunrise on EASTER morning ... AGAINST the current ... 

Both my GREAT grand-mothers filled BOTTLES with Easter water and gave them away to EACH member of the family ... To be kept AND used ALL YEAR round ... Known to CURE tooth and back ACHES, cuts AND bruises, burns AND skin conditions, broken arms AND upset stomach, sore thoat AND muscles, poison ivy AND shingles ... Also used to GROW nails and hair FASTER, get rid of SCARS and clear ear INFECTIONS ... Good AGAINST bee stings, fleas AND blood suckers ... 

My grand-mothers woke up EARLY on Easter morning and walked DOWN to the river in their NIGHTGOWN to fill BOTTLES of it ... So does my MOTHER ... And naturally ... So DO I ... 

Just because it is SUCH a wonderful piece of FOLKLORE to pass from ONE generation to the NEXT one ... And because ... 

It WORKS ... 

HAPPY Easter to YOU all !

Saturday, March 31, 2018

HAPPIEST and maple-SAPPIEST post EVER ...


Better brace UP for my HAPPIEST and maple-SAPPIEST post EVER ... 

I got back HOME just in time to watch the SUN set on the MOUNTAIN through the western WINDOW ... And my HEART filled with so much WARMTH that it melted the ICICLES hanging from the ROOF and turned the HORIZON on FIRE ... 

Ah ah ah ! YES ! 

Me and my good OLD self are slowly BUT surely returning to my VERY own and personal NORMALCY !

Friday, March 30, 2018

EASTER bunny SHADOW puppet ...


Getting READY for EASTER ... if ONLY in spirit ... 

Due to ALL that is happening right NOW,, we have decided to POSTpone our FAMILY reunion until MOTHERS Day this year ... The internet AND the electricity has been FIXED and my PAPA is doing GRRRREAT following his second OPEN-HEART surgery ... 

I SHOULD be back HOME on SUNDAY, just in time to FRENCH-kiss the Easter BUNNY !

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

This year, WINTER is a real JERK ...


This year, WINTER is a real JERK ... 

ENOUGH with the HOSPITAL and the MEDICAL clinic, the VET and the PHARMACIST, the ELECTRICIAN and the PLUMBER, the INTERNET server and the CAR repair SHOP ... ENOUGH with the COLD, the ICE and the SNOW ... 

Give me a couple more DAYS and I will be BACK to my NORMAL cheery and bright and joyful SELF ... That is IF they fix my MAUDITE internet connection and I get a BREAK from family HEALTH problems ! 

I am DETERMINED to resurect on EASTER day ! 

Stay TUNED ! 

I miss my FB, blogging and IG friends, I miss working in my STUDIO and I can NOT wait to GARDEN !

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Boing ! Boing ! BOING ! Happy SPRING !


Boing ! Boing ! BOING !

Happy SPRING to you ALL my friends !

Still NO internet, SOME electricity, a FOOT of water in our FLOODED basement due to FROZEN pipes and my PAPA is back at the HOSPITAL for a little TUNE-up ... 

But ALL will be BETTER now that SPRING has sprung ! I will be BACK home for good on FRIDAY or SATURDAY and wil reply to messages, requests AND comments when I DO ! 

Enjoy this SPECIAL day ! 

Boing ! Boing ! BOING !

Thursday, March 15, 2018

NO internet, NO electricity but TONS of snow !!!


NO internet, NO electricity but TONS of SNOW ! 

ALMOST 3 feet of WHITE stuff fell on the MOUTAIN since yesterday morning with SERIOUS angry wind ... Our INTERNET satelitte DISH flew to the GROUND and broke in pieces and we have been WITHOUT power ALL day today due to electrical wires DOWN as well in the neighborhood ... 

But we are all SAFE and WARM, with a built-tough ROOF over our head, a ROARING fire in the wood stove, plenty of FOOD to eat and BOOKS to read and a strong HOPE that SPRING is really REALLY just around the CORNER ...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

EPIC battle with WINTER ...


EARLY this morning, the WINTER-beast-that-just-WON'T-quit, opened its BIG mouth, stuck out its ALIEN-like-dripping-wet icy FANGS and CHEWED our house, EAST windows and walls FIRST ...

I then gathered my COURAGE to face the ENNEMY ...

And with one LONG swipe of my SNOW shovel, I broke ALL its TEETH ... which are now all PILED up in a HILL, looking like SHED crystal UNICORN horns ...

Monday, March 12, 2018

AWAY from HOME at HOME ...


Yesterday the weather got mild ENOUGH to spend time in my garden DUNGEON ... RECORD HIGH of 60 degrees F ... NEVER seen before in this land of COLD and SNOWY and LONG winters ... DOOR and WINDOWS open ... I swept the mouse POOP, spider WEBS and dead FLIES accumulated during the PAST months ... 

Entering it after that long felt like getting inside a GIANT time CAPSULE ... And the SMELL of my naturalist CABIN ! 

If I close my EYES, I get INSTANTLY transported to my GRAND-PARENTS's little SUMMER camp by the river when I was a KID ... 

Where I would FISH with my GRAND-PAPA Paul for eels with a flashlight at night in a HAND-MADE dingy, EXPLODE ripe black walnuts with a wise-grip, DIG for soft water clams in the mud ... Where I would COLLAGE with my GRAND-MAMAN Gabrielle animal pictures clipped in magazines, add unknown SPECIMENS to my pressed-leaves BOOK, bake a cake while the current art project was DRYING on the kitchen table and read Enyd Blyton's MYSTERY BOOKS by the light of a candle while NATURE sang in strange voices through the moskito screens of the VERANDA ... 

My OUTDOOR studio is my little place AWAY from home ... at HOME ...

Sunday, March 11, 2018

GYPSY caravan on ICE ...


I spend TODAY at my FRIEND's ritzy CABIN on the LAKE ... 

With the HELP of strong REMEDIED coffee, we chatted, LAUGHED and enjoyed each other's COMPANY while keeping the FIRE going in his SPIFFY little SARDINE-CAN cottage made of UPCYCLED material ... 

EARLY primitive STEAMPUNK, isn't it ? Add LARGE wagon WHEELS to it and a HORSE to pull it and it would make a PERFECT shabby little GYPSY caravan for the summer ...

Saturday, March 10, 2018

My first FRIDA clay SCULPTURE is ALMOST done ...


ALMOST there ... 

My first ever CLAY Frida is getting the final COLOR brush strokes on her make up ... And I am DEEEELIGHTED with how she turned out ... What an adventure SCULPTING has been so far for me ... 

And it is GRRREAT to be BACK at work in my studio ... Knowing that my PAPA is now SAFE and SOUND ...

Friday, March 9, 2018

My SON is coming HOME !


BETTER start ironing my MOTHER outfit and STOP acting like a rebel TEEN right now ... 

My SPAWN, who spent the 5 PAST weeks in Switzerland, is coming HOME tomorrow ! 

Yay ! Yikes !

ONCE upon a MANGO pit ...


TWO years ago, during summer, I ate a very ripe AND delicious MANGO grown in MEXICO and purchased at the LOCAL grocery store ... I decided to plant the BIG seed in a plastic pot filled with homemade COMPOST ... It germinated within a FEW weeks and I brought the container INSIDE before winter arrived ... 

It is now almost 3 FEET high and doing GREAT ! Maybe, when I am really REALLY old, I will have the PLEASURE of tasting one of its sweet FRUITS ... 

Gardening is PURE magic ... And it is all about ANTICIPATION, optimism and SIMPLICITY ... Three of my FAVORITE words !

Bottled SUNSHINE ...


Last NIGHT, I set up the TRAP before going to BED ... I was determined to SNATCH it ... And I DID !

I CAUGHT the SUN as it ROSE this morning ! The beautiful AMBER color of the glass LURED it ... And as soon as it FILLED the container to the TOP, I CAPPED it with a CORK plug !

Now, I have BOTTLED SUN RAYS stashed in case of GREY days ATTACK by this EVERLASTING silly WINTER ...

Thursday, March 8, 2018

INSECT synchronicity ...


Meet Prickly, my teenie-weenie NEW bristly friend ! 
Isn't he ADORABLE ? 

We met between CHAPTER 7 and 8, precisely on page 73 of a FAVORITE worn out book I was leafing through entitled Les Insectes du QUÉBEC ... 

Talk about SYNCHRONICITY ...

TODAY is my annual ME day !


BLAME it on the PAST two VERY stressful WEEKS spent with my PAPA at the hospital's emergency and intensive care wards, TODAY it feels like my body and brain SWITCH has been turned OFF ... I have NO energy, NO willpower and NO desire to DO anything ... And feeling absolutely NO guilt about it ... 

TODAY is my annual ME day ... And I just realized it is WOMEN's Day too ... Another reason for feeling NO remorse about VEGETATING ... After all, I'm WORTH it, L'Oréal told ME ... 

I will be BACK to work in my STUDIO early tomorrow morning, RESTED and READY to create AND answer your comments AND messages ... 

Now, if you will excuse ME, I will return to my READ-a-little, SNOOZE-a-little , STARE-at-the-beauty-through-the-windows-a-lot ACTIVITY ... 

By the way ... SUPERMAN papa is doing GREAT !

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

From LONG to SHORT ...


ALMOST 10 years ago, I decided to cut my LONG hair very VERY short ... When my hairdresser held my PONEY TAIL in one hand and SNIPPED it, the other clients in the place went AHHHHHHHHH ! 

I NEVER regretted it ... 

I KEPT the long strands in a BOX and they were supposed to go to a CANCER fundation ... But at the same time, a FRIEND of mine was attacked by the nasty CRAB and became BALD with chemo ... So he kept it as a GOOD LUCK charm while he went into TREATMENT ... And it worked ! He is doing GREAT now ! 

This morning, my BESTEST friend who came over for a visit told me it is now HER turn to deal with the BIG C ... She left with a SMILE and my boxed HAIR strand under her ARM ...

MAPLE syrup OVERDOSE ...


If you COULD smell our house right now ... 
You'd think you have DIED of MAPLE sugar OVEDOSE and gone straight to CANDY heaven ... 

After HOURS and HOURS of boiling the sap in four LARGE pots on the STOVE, I just bottled the first batch of PRECIOUS spring ELIXIR of the year ... 

The Algonguins called it SINZIBUCKWUD or if you prefer TAPPED from the WOOD ... We call it SIROP D'ÉRABLE in Québec ... HOMEMADE maple SYRUP ! 

A LITTLE miracle and a GRAND pleasure offered to us as an EARLY spring gift by MOTHER NATURE ...

SPRING juice CHEERS !


SANTÉ ! Cheers ! SALUD !


NOTHING beats a sip of maple SAP tapped STRAIGHT from the tree and SIPPED with pleasure on a SUNNY day in the LAST crystal glass I INHERITED from my GRAND-MAMAN Alice ... 

SPRING juice ! 

This is WHAT my SPAWN used to call it when he was a little BOY ...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

My GIRLZ aren't NO liars !


The GIRLZ have left the BUILDING ... 

A SURE sign that SPRING is right around the CORNER ... 

Even if MONSIEUR winter PROMISED to hit us tomorrow with a SNOW storm that could last a FULL week ... 

Sometimes, he's SO full of it ... And my GIRLZ aren't NO liars !

I am POOPED !


I'm BUSHED, I'm dead, I'm WORN OUT, I'm zonked, I'm POOPED, I am wiped out, I am SPENT, I'm bagged, I'm READY to DROP, I'm bone tired, I'm EXHAUSTED and ... 

I am SO HAPPY ! 

ELEVEN days AFTER he fell, broke his NOSE and fought for his LIFE due to an hemoragy, 
my PAPA is HOME !

Monday, March 5, 2018

HAPPINESS on a GLOOMY day ...


FUNNY how ... On this GLOOMY and GREY late WINTER day ... The ONLY happy AND bright COLORS I spotted on my way to the HOSPITAL ... Were PLASTIC flowers BLOOMING on a should-be-sad TOMBSTONE in the beautiful village CEMETERY ...

CITRUS story ...


If LIFE gives you ONE single LEMON ... On a FRIGID northern SNOWY minus TWO degree F DAY ... GROWN in a containter INSIDE on the WIDOW sill of your KITCHEN in the land of NEVER-NEVER-ending WINTER ...  And IF that YELLOW monster FRUIT, once an insignificant SEED spitted out AND planted years ago, has GROWN almost as BIG as your HAND ... 

Do NOT make LEMONADE out of it ... But consider these TWO options .... 

First, be AMAZED and MARVEL at this true MIRACLE of nature ... 

Then RUN as FAST as you can BEFORE becoming the FIRST victim of the ATTACK of the KILLER citrus !

Sunday, March 4, 2018

LAST DAY ! 50% off SPECIAL on EVERYTHING in my SHOP !


SPECIAL OFFER ! 
50% off EVERYTHING in my store ! 
March 2-3-4 ! 
Prints, woodblocks and original paintings !
With COUPON code 50THANKS 

I see YOU !


I JUST wanted to take a minute to tell YOU that even though I don't have the TIME right now to reply to ALL your wonderful COMMENTS on my posts about my PAPA, I SEE them and appreciate EVERY single one of them ... 

It has been a CRAZY 10-days health ADVENTURE so far and I am BEYOND happy that he is doing SO MUCH better now .. Tonite, I met the young DOCTOR who saved my father's LIFE by acting FAST, taking the right DECISIONS and CARING about him ... 

He told me that EVERYBODY at the HOSPITAL's emergency ward think my DAD's survival is a MIRACLE ... 

Then we HUGGED ...

Saturday, March 3, 2018

SPECIAL ! 50% off EVERYTHING in my SHOP !



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Prints, woodblocks and original paintings !
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These SHOES are made for WALKING ...


These SHOES are made fo WALKING ... 
And that's just WHAT they'll do ... 
Cause in a FEW days these SHOES are gonna WALK ... 

on my PAPA's feet OUT of the HOSPITAL ! ! !

Friday, March 2, 2018

Oh HAPPY day !


The SUN did NOT rise this morning ... 

It EXPLODED ... It BURSTED ... It POPPED ... It ERUPTED and SPILLED ... It LAUGHED outloud ... Splattering COLORS everywhere ... 

Oh HAPPY day !

Thursday, March 1, 2018

SPROUTS here, SPROUTS there, SPROUTS everywhere !


MARCH is here and early SPRING has officially SPROUTED around HERE ! 

New PAINTINGS are SPROUTING on canvas ! TONS of creative ideas are SPROUTING in my head ... Road trip DESIRES are SPROUTING in my mind ... NEED for changes is SPROUTING somewhere DEEP inside me ... 

NO matter what, HAPPINESS brought by sunshine and my PAPA doing BETTER, slowly but surely, is SPROUTING in my HEART ... 

SPROUTS here, SPROUTS there, SPROUTS everywhere ! 

LOOK at what SPROUTED among SEEDLINGS in a little flat of assorted RED annual flowers ! 
GARDEN gnome BABIES ! And I BET they SPROUTED a SMILE on YOUR face TOO ! 

Happy PREMATURE spring to YOU !

Rabbit, RABBIT, Rabbit !


Lapin, lapin, LAPIN ! 

Rabbit, rabbit, RABBIT ! 

Today I just want to LOOK at the blue sky while I sing OUTLOUD with my best GRACE SLICK voice and ride my WHITE RABBIT cloud to the HOSPITAL to visit my PAPA ...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

MAPLE syrup REsurrection ...


REsurrection ... REbirth ... REincarnation ... REawakening ...

What better way to REvive and REsuscitate EVERY spring ...
than to be BURRIED in a cemetary where
the REvitalized-by-the-warmer-temperature MAPLE trees are TAPPED
and their SAP boiled into SYRUP ...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

NEWER version of ME as an ARTIST ....


I am becoming a NEW version of the ARTIST I used to BE ... 

2017 has given ME plenty of TIME to reflect on this ... And the art WORLD is changing FAST and is NOT what it USED to be even just 5 years ago ... It seems to ME that, like in ANY other fields, you have to work MUCH harder and creater MUCH more to be able to ADD a handful of spare change to your wallet at the END of the week ... 

This morning, I found my OLD logo dating BACK years ago when I worked FULL-time as an ILLUSTRATOR ... And it is giving ME tons of ideas for a MAJOR spring RENEWAL ... And for ALL of YOU asking IF I still PAINT on canvas or just SCULPT clay now ? I will be creating in BOTH mediums and even OTHERS during the YEAR and see WHERE this leads ME ... 

Heading OFF to visit my PAPA with my MAMAN now ! I told here she better BRACE herself before looking at HIS face ... He looks like he hit a BRICK wall head FIRST ...