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Monday, December 11, 2017

Renaissance Babe

Happy Happy Birthday my gorgeous, amazing, renaissance babe...you deserve the whole world...


But I know you'll just be happy with some vegan cheesecake! The buns & I love you so so much XO

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Coloring Fun Anyone?

Hey guys, this is the cute coloring page
going out in the next few days to my studio subscribers...


If you want it too just sign up to Keep In Touch on my website
& you'll get it by email along with future free cuties XO.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Share Sunday On Saturday

I feel the need to post my usual Share Sunday today instead of waiting another day,
so this week it's a Share Saturday if you please.

This week as we here in Northern Ontario Canada are blissfully buried under cold pure white snow,
we put out extra seeds, peanuts and apples etc for the birds, critters and deer
and extra old blankets in the garage for the squirrels that live out there,
we provide little areas where they can huddle in for warmth and get a break from the snow
and we know that the bunny fluff we spread outside all last Fall will be keeping lots of nests warms.
But my heart has been hurting deeply as my mind is just constantly on the fires in California.
I of course feel for all the people being affected but my heart aches for all the animals.
So this week my Share Sunday are good/happy links amidst all the devastation...


I keep watching this
I think I keep watching it because whiles my heart chokes at the fear these animals must feel,
I have hope that there are more kind people out there than I think there are, willing to stop & help.

I know there are going to be beautiful places and people like this
and like this who will be opening their doors & offering a hand to all of those
misplaced & injured (but I can't help but constantly think on all the ones who didn't make it).

 but it's all of the good stories that I am trying to concentrate
on so my heart doesn't feel such overwhelm.  It's easy for me to look down on people in general
because as a person who has rescued animals first hand & who adopts shelter bunnies, I see
how animals are treated poorly & forgotten by people, it can breed hate sometimes, so it's a must for me to concentrate on and find the good stories & kind people, the amazing people who

I will be looking at my favorite animal charities & will decide which one is best to make a donation to but if your anywhere near the area and your able to help out in any way, shape or form
there is a list at the bottom of this article to point you in the right direction

XOXO Hugs and Kisses from my tender heart to all of my fellow tender-hearted XOXO

Friday, December 8, 2017

Food Friday....Vegan Frittata

I made this Vegan Frittata this week and my honey and I loved it.
(We are planning on making a pizza version tonight with mushrooms & vegan pepperoni).


It's super easy...
Whisk together:
2 cups of chickpea flour
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup of nutritional yeast
2 cups of water
Salt and pepper to taste
Pour into a oiled casserole dish.

Than add to the mixture:
1-2 chopped garlic
A big handful of chopped spinach
A whole tomato chopped
1 whole red pepper finely chopped
Sun dried tomatoes to your liking
Olives chopped & added to your liking

Bake for 1 hour at 350°c or until set.

Enjoy XO

Thursday, December 7, 2017

She's Looking Pretty

I am doing this pretty doll on watercolour paper which takes layers of colored pencils beautifully
but which I find a lot more time consuming because I find that you do have to put down more layers to cover the texture of the paper (I like my paper grain to be hidden by the time I am done)...

 

I am glad I started showing you guys all of these detail & in progress shots. 
I think it's nice for people to really see all the detail I put in my work.
I hope your enjoying these closer looks?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

9 Little Vegans All In A Row

Leisel is a little foodie, like Flynn, like me, like her Daddy...
With the 7 buns and us two, we make 9...Nine little veg-heads all in a row...


She's happy that her parents after many years of being vegetarian have finally gone vegan...
we're feeling pretty good about it too.  It's not always easy but our love for animals gets us through.

Monday, December 4, 2017

He's Almost Done

This golden monkey of mine has taken forever only because
I've been working on so many pieces at the same time.


But it's just about finished and as usual, I can't wait to show you.
P.S.  I just renewed a whack of older art prints in my shop, do hop over and check them out.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Share Sunday

Hi Ya, here's some link love and inspiration heading your way XO.......


Okay this little bit I want to show you was a complete surprise to me and totally made my heart burst,
I get alot of letters from people who admire my tenacity with pain and how much work I get done anyhow but I've never really considered my life or way of living to be an inspiration to anyone
but apparently I am, ha ha...this is from a darling and sweet fellow maker/creative.
She was interviewed for The Willful Project and she (unexpectedly to me) gives
little old me one of the sweetest shout outs I've ever received
(watch the whole video of course but to see what has me smiling still jump to minute 1:00 on the dot)

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Did you guys ever see this news story
about rabbits who hopped on top of sheep to survive a flood?
It's sad I suppose but I like to concentrate on the fact that they were tenacious enough to find saftey, that the sheep let them stay up there on them & most importantly that the farmer who found them
let them be realizing the poor souls worked hard enough to survive.
Now people wouldn't typically think about rabbits as being able to grasp with their paws but
I've experienced it myself...only once but I did.  When we adopted our late Emmett from the shelter,
I was holding him the whole time it took to do the paperwork etc and I didn't want to hog him,
so I thought to pass him over to his new Daddy for a spell but that little guy actually gripped my coat
with this little front paws and wouldn't let go, so I ended up keeping him in my arms.
I will always remember that feeling, of his holding onto me, I too had no idea buns could do that.

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I am probably one of the only ones cooing over the animal instead of the baby int his gif
but hey I gotta share it anyhow just incase you've not seen it yet....
Bunny Steals From Baby 

Enjoy Lovelies...see you tommorow XOXO

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Uses For A Knot In A Lionheads Mane

Hey guys what do you think?
Should Yuuji and I open up a mustachery??


Cruelty-Free...slightly knotted but stylishly so...Available only in velveteen black.
available in a very exclusive extremely limited quantity!  Ha ha!!!

Friday, December 1, 2017

A Huge Roll Of Possibilities

Back in the middle of summer I went searching for vinyl because I was back into lino-cuts
and I was on my last few small pieces and I knew I had to make the switch from linoleum,
which I had always used, to vinyl because after all these years all my lino blocks were sadly cracking.


Apparently vinyl is much more robust and pliable and won't crack.
I went to a flooring store into their off-cuts section & found this huge 4 year old roll for only $80.00.
It's super smooth with no grain either way and whiles I am nervous to break into it, I also can't wait.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Favorite Paddle With Bald Eagles!

This is the lake by our house.  We launch our boats here on days that we want to stay close to town.
This day out kayaking was AMAZING because guess what!?
We actually saw TWO AMERICAN BALD EAGLES....holy #(#*!!!
We've never ever seen these kind of birds here, apparently they do come this far North now & than.


It amazes me how different each time out paddling can be.  All the beauty we see.
(check out that super cool orange lichen covered island...magic...and the water lilies...magic again!)
Unfortunately the water was quite choppy that day so we couldn't get super close or super clear photos of the two eagles but it is going down for sure as one of my favorite paddles ever.