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Friday, August 30, 2013

Wishing You A Happy Weekend

The buns and I are hopping in to wish you a super great and happy weekend
and to let you know that our Flickr Photostream has loads of new shots.
 
Also, a new newsletter has been sent out, want to receive it too?  Just sign up RIGHT HERE.

 
Join us next week for new artwork, work in progress and heart & soul type of stuff.
 
Hugs & Bunny Snugs
from Mandy, Flynn, Frenwyck, Jaks, Jinny, Teela and Yuuji

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Three New Prints

Guess What Lovelies...
"Fiarella", "Sevanne" and "Hamish"
are now available in my Etsy shop as prints.
 
 
They are sweet, quirky and whimsical images
perfect for colour loving adults and children alike.
 
8 x 10" prints are only $15.00 each.
Treat yourself & get some whimsy from yours truly.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Happy With A Side Of Wisdom

So I've been pretty excited and blissed out.
 
My honey bunny is now (and for the next 14 months) working from home 3 days a week,
only having to go into the office 2 days a week.
It's part of a cost saving telework program the government has implemented.
 
I absolutely LOVE having him working from home with me.
We've hit a great rhythm and routine already and it's working awesomely for both of us.
 
 
I've learnt this of life so far:
 Bad things are always going to happen...it's not punishment for being too happy...
It's not the universe saying 'you have too much'...
it's just part of the randomness and unfairness in life.
One must steep in all the good stuff for as long possible and as often as possible....
cause at least you can hold fast to that lovely time whiles you endure &
work past the next obstacle in your path....
The path to more good and happiness.
 
This is a good blissful time...and I am steeping.
I am steeping in the good till I am all pruned up with love and joy and abundance...
then I am gonna soak up some more.  Ha ha.
 
Hope your doing the same.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bunnies Bunnies Everywhere & Finally Routines

I love those moments where you sail on out from a chaotic time
and realize that without even noticing when it happened,
you've finally found a new balance and new routine
and that the new balance and routine makes you happy.
I truly love that.
 
That's how I am feeling about the rabbits today.
We knew bringing 4 newbies home would be crazy for awhile and it was, hugely.
Especially since we choose not to cage our babies whatsoever.
Needless to say our home isn't exactly 'guest friendly', not with so many bunny gates up!
 
It's easier now that Teela & Yuuji are paired off. We're still hoping to get Frenwyck in for a trio.
Whiles everyone has their own main room...we now have a nice routine  of each bunny getting other
rooms and hallways for so many hours a day.  It's fun for them & keeps them happy.
 
 
I love knowing that as soon I get up in the mornings, Teela and Yuuji will have the living room whiles Frenwyck has the dining room and back deck.  Then 2 hours later we switch.
Whiles Flynn enjoys his on personal kitchen deck, he gets out in the living room after 5 usually until bedtime which is when that room becomes  Jin and Jaks extra play room.
It goes on like this all day, gates moving and changing and bunnies zooming here and there, ha ha.
I love the stabilizing feeling of a routine with the bunnies...finally!
 
I've started a brand new studio routine too.
(my honey is a project manager so he gave me some smart advice)
I am feeling like I can strive and really achieve some things with this new routine
and whiles it's very new, I am excited & enjoying it.
 
Anyhow...I've once again learnt that it's a balance of trusting that everything will fall into place
in it's own good timing but also checking in from time to time to make sure your not
being lazy with things also.
It's an interesting tricky dance once again isn't it, ha ha.
 
Do you find the fall a perfect time to inspire new routines like I do???


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Bliss

Beautiful countryside, the open road, sun shining, top off the Jeep, 'Morning Benders' blasting
and my man by my side...
 

 ...all the makings of a blissful perfect day.
Ahhhh.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Kayaks

We've wanted to get kayaks for years now
and everything happily aligned just right a couple weeks back
that allowed us to find the perfect ones for us.
Up until then every time we looked, nothing ever worked out...nothing felt quite right.
This time not only was the decision on which kind of kayak seem super smooth, but also the timing
was perfect & the price just right AND we also got the custom roof rack we needed for the Jeep too.
Cherry on top type of stuff, ha ha.
 
We've been having sooo much fun & are out on the water every chance we get
and oh what adventures we are having together.
Since we can't travel anywhere this summer because of the new bunnies...
this fills our wanderlust beautifully.
 

We chose a hybrid kayak and we're so happy with that decision.
They are a cross between a touring (which is what you normally see)
and a white water rafting one...
which was perfect when our glass smooth lake suddenly turned into 2 foot swells the other night!
We can enjoy smooth water but also do class 3 rapids with these guys.  Wohoo, ha ha.
I am so excited to have a kayak finally.  I am now a Kayaker...ha ha.
 
I was super worried about my bad shoulder and my bad wrist BUT both seem to love the motion.
And those close to me know that being near water always heals & centers me...
so being right out there smack dab in the middle of it is even better....Wow.....
I am a HAPPY GIRL.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

What's On My Desk

This is what's on my desk currently...
 
 
What creative things are you up to this week?


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Owlette Prints

I finally...FINALLY!  got around to listing the last 4 owls
in my "Owlette" series, as prints in my shop...
Once again, as all my prints, they are printed on 8 x 10" Stonehenge paper, with top quality inks
& easily slide into any 8x 10" frame or mat of your choosing.
 
 
They are such unique and quirky feathered fellows,
that would make a great addition to any wall or shelf
or wherever your owl loving heart would put them.
P.S. These owls of mine are of course vegetarians and friends of rabbits & smaller creatures!
 
Visit my shop for these new prints & the other 4 in the Owlette series.
 


Friday, August 9, 2013

A Dose of Cute

Just hopping in to offer up some supreme cuteness
in hopes of making you smile...
 

Happy Weekend Everyone
from me & my daily inspirations, Teela, Yuuji, Flynn, Jinny, Jaks & Frenwyck XO


Thursday, August 8, 2013

New Felt Brooch

I always love sitting down with felt, buttons, beads & embroidery floss.
These goodies lend any day such a wonderful & delightful coziness.
So I've been indulging in such days and making some new felt lovelies.
Here's one I just finished up...
 

Isn't it just the sweetest?
It looks great on a black bag or purse especially.
If you interested in snapping it up before it's adorning someone else's wardrobe,
do click right here, for this one of a kind handmade lovely is already listed in my Shop.
See you on Sunday.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Busy-ness

I've been mostly busy with the bunnies & my honey
but also with some art projects and home projects.
Also with gardening and time by the water
& oodles of time outside enjoying all the beauties there
& with head pain of course but also cooking and reading and other beautiful goodness too...
 
 
 Life has been busy and quiet at the same time.
But most of all it's been wonderful & abundant and feeling oh so very very good.
We're on holidays now so whiles I plan to blog throughout, I may be a smidge sporadic with posting.
But that's what's great about blogging, being able to show the natural ebb & flow of a creative life.
 
Do hop by tomorrow however to see a great new creation.