Monday, April 24, 2017

My Giant Strawberry Interview

Did you guys check out my interview yet on My Giant Strawberry?
(The link to the article is just over there on your right, see it??)
The lovely Anne Butera & I chat about my days at a top Canadian art college...


 life with pain and my tools for navigating troubled times with more ease and of course we chat
about all that our beautiful bunnies inspire....check it out
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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sweet Painting

This little one is going sweetly and suddenly I feel like painting more!


even though I can't really paint, I do more like a scrubbing & killing my brushes thing!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Pysanky

So the other week I surprised my niece with a Ukrainian Easter egg decorating workshop...


It's quite addictive once you get the hang of it.  The top 2 eggs are mine & the bottom 3 my nieces.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Food Friday

So I've been dealing with some health stuff...
One of them is related to my tummy, it's all messed up &
I don't know why because I am a healthy eater for the most part.
So I've had to begin a not so fun food "elimination diet"
to figure out if I am allergic to gluten or have Celiac disease.
It's shocking how many foods contain gluten and I am REALLY hoping that my
stomach flora has just somehow gotten really outta whack...so right now it's extra healthy eats.


Like this meal,
which is common for me for breakfasts or even dinners right now.
It takes me about an hour to get all this in, as I've always been a super slow eater, nor a big eater.
Here we've got a healthy and gluten-free mix of
half a cantaloupe, organic banana, vegan ham 
and oatmeal with a fresh apple, lots of cinnamon & different nuts added,
all with lots of peppermint tea.
Give it a try, it's really a pretty tasty mixing of things.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Really Slow Redhead

My peace loving redhead is almost done and almost ready for her background...
This one has been a slow crawl but than many pictures are like that.


If my body smartens up long enough to let me get into the studio,
I'll show you her completed self next week.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sun & Snow

My niece, honey and I ventured out on the ice again just a few weeks ago...
we love exploring quiet, uncrowded nature-scapes and it was such a beautiful Spring day.


It's always so amazing to be walking across a vast snow and ice covered landscape...
only to know that in a few short months we'll be back here paddling in our trusty kayaks.  I love it.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sunny Spraying

Spraying a few pieces with a fixative to get rid of wax bloom that's always present with c.pencils


I like no wind, sunny and of course not freezing cold which around here usually means a long wait!

Monday, April 17, 2017

A Neice & Her Uncle

My niece has been staying with us for the past several weeks...with no foreseeable end in sight.
It's been a complete upturning of every bodies lives
and it's been super difficult, sad & stressful to deal with child welfare alongside her etc.
So we've been trying our best to cheer our little bird up as we let her nestle under our wings...


We've been bringing her to all our favorite haunts, usually out in nature & she's been loving it.
Watching her interact so closely with her uncle & seeing her finally start to laugh and smile
tells me that I am doing an okay job as her protective Auntie, even if suddenly
having a 15 year old living in our house has felt like such a crazy change!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Something On My Desk This Sunday

I am starting in on this one...
A joyfully hopping bunny in a garden of flowers...
I needed something extra cheerful to concentrate on as I've been dealing with a lot of crap lately.


I think I'll transfer it to my normal trusty Stonehenge paper
than perhaps try to lay down some acrylics (wish me luck!)
before I get down to the serious business with my colored pencils!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Hope Yours Is Chocolate

All of our 9 precious and awesome buns hope that your having a wonderful & restful weekend...


and that you didn't add to the sad statistics of poor bunnies bought as Easter presents this holiday!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Food Friday

Hows about some chicken-less fingers for dinner (we love the Gardein ones)
with a side of softly sauteed yellow bell peppers...


A nice healthy glass of cashew milk (we prefer Earth's Own 'original')
and a whole avocado with just a bit of olive oil & lemon juice drizzled on, easy & yummy...Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Snow Bunnies

Some of the buns don't give a fig about the snow, whiles others love it...
Yuuji & Leisel are snow bunnies for sure.


 
It's pretty much all melted away now but we did indeed get our yearly bunny fort made...
and I think it was one of Leisel's favorite things yet, Yuuji stuck to forging for buried edibles!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sweet Shipping

I am not one of those artists who complains about having to spend time packing & shipping my art!


I L-O-V-E prepping my shipping stuff & packing things up perfectly & adding little extra goodies.


All of you out there who have been ordering  my artwork, THANK YOU, it means SO MUCH XO.

Monday, April 10, 2017

2016 Book Pile

Wow I am behind on doing my yearly book pile review so without further ado here we go...

I LOVED these reads and highly recommend them...



The following ones were good but they all somehow left me wanting way more...



These guys were just okay and ones I wouldn't really recommend...


If your a bibliophile & self-confessed book addict too
feel free to leave your book recommendations/blog posts about books in the comment section.

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