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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Spring Waltz

Hey guys, sorry to be absent again, I've been sooooo sick
and I am still sick so I'll just pop in quickly with a new image I've been anxious to show you...

"Spring Waltz"


I am really happy with it
and I can't wait to offer it to you not only in print form but on t-shirts & bags etc really soon
(I hope!)
But first, back to my doctor ordered bedrest!
I'll hopefully be back in the swing of things next week
Hope your all feeling way better than I have been!
XOXO

Monday, October 29, 2018

Goodbye Jaks Jelly Bean

I've been putting this off and it's one of the big reasons I've been so sporadic with posting
because I just couldn't post yet to tell you all that our Jaks has passed away.
He died on October 2nd at 9pm here at home peacefully with his family around him.
He was 13 years old, our oldest bunny ever, he impressed us every single day with his tenacity.
He helped pave the way for so many of our rescues.
He's one of the beginning reasons that we've dedicated ourselves to helping misfit buns.
He was & always will be one of the best & most tenacious rabbits, we've ever been lucky to care for.
He is the very last of our original crew.
I've been missing him fiercely but quietly, just like he lived.
The day before he died he had a great afternoon outside and even had an evening time spa treatment.
He passed with a fluffy as can be face, with all knots combed out and with a belly full of clover.


I shared my upper studio with this little guy for over 10 years and it's feeling very empty right now.
It's a real adjustment to suddenly not have to schedule our lives around his twice daily heart meds
and at this moment, I miss the routine because it always meant to both of us that we were lucky
cause that strict routine meant he was still with us, I still think it's medicine time!!
I still think I hear him cough, I still jump up to check on him etc.
He fought so many things in his lifetime, way too much for any one little soul but he pulled through it all with flying colors because that was him...a spirited soul of brilliant colorful tenacity.
Now he joins his bestie Jinny up there in the stars, I hope they are pop-corning together like crazy.
He fought congestive heart failure 9 days short of 3 years,
we can't even express how incredible that is, it's unheard of...he was a miracle in many ways.

I loved being your Mama Jelly Bean, you made me a better person through and through.
I will carry your tenacious heart in mine Jelly & I will never forget your sweet sweet neck kisses.
I will miss you Every. Single. Day.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Toowhittawoo

Hi guys today I wanted to show you a brand new image I recently finished up

"Toowhittawoo"


I had such fun with it.  It's only my 2nd image done in the dreamy Faber-Castell Polychromos.
and I'll let you know when & where prints etc land XO

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Baby Raven Beauty

So at the beginning of the summer we had to honor & pleasure of meeting this gorgeous beauty.


He seemed lost & unstable so we kept him safe & comfy until he was strong enough to fly away.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Golden Time

Hope Fall is treating you well in your part of the world...


and that your not letting this golden time or all it's beauty pass you by XO

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Higgins Reminded Me To Hop In!

I have so much to catch up on with all of you...
Higgins told me I should say Hi even if I didn't feel up to it quite yet!
Bear with me as I continue to get my bearings & try to catch up on getting photos ready for posts!


It's been a busy, hectic, pain-filled, happy, sad, bun-centric summer and fall.
I've just been needing a social media break & since blogging takes the most work & time,
it's taken the biggest hit but I hope to get back into the swing of things tomorrow XO

Friday, September 21, 2018

Soul Mates

I finally finished this piece, which was really a journey of healing for me.
It's of my departed bestie, sunshine, honeybee & favorite girl Teela & our sweet sweet Yuuji.
I am titling it
"Soul Mates"


The original is for me and me alone.  It's going on my side of the bed.
I will let you all know when/if prints of it hit my shop...
I am currently setting up a new shop so you might (soonish) be able to get it on bags, mousepads etc.
I hope you love it as much as I do.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ribbon & Rain

Two of my friends have a vegan farm/sanctuary & these little beauties were the two newest intakes...
Ribbon & Rain, found in a beer box on the side of the road in our downtown...
how anyone could discard of such precious souls so heartlessly is beyond me


but they've found beautiful sanctuary now at The Piebird Farm Sanctuary & I am honored
to be part of their lives and to be one of the lucky ones watching over them as they grow.
Visit us on Instagram here & here to watch them grow in peace, love and sanctuary.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Food Friday - Vegan Breakfast

This is one of my absolute favorite breakfasts...acrorn fig coffee, tomatoes fresh from the garden...


Tofurky slices sauteed in butter, beautiful avocado with smoked paprika & homemade fried potatoes.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Studio Sweetness

So this is what most of my days look like (besides the pain)...sweet, soft...joyful...


happy at home, in the studios, hanging with bunnies (and my honey)...what could be better?!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Some Kind Of Wonderful

We've done something wonderful and beautiful
(well Misa isn't thinking that it's wonderful whatsoever!)...


I hate my superstitious side but it's strong & present
so I'll just say for now that I hope I can tell you soon!!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

A Red Mixed Media Head

I am not in my studio fully yet, I'll tell you exactly why very soon XO


But here's a sneak peek at part of a new mixed media lady I am working on.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Happy Long Weekend

The 9 buns and I hope your having a wonderful long weekend...


May you be surrounded by nothing but love, peace and kindness XO

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Cozy Fall Days

Happy Sunday Everyone XO


Are you as excited that Fall is here as I am?!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

San Diego House Rabbit Society

We were so happy to be able to help out the awesome San Diego House Rabbit Society
again this year when they requested more of my art prints for their annual fundraiser Bunnyfest.


If your in the area on September 23rd, hop by to support the rabbits & all those who help them.
My art prints will be part of their silent auction.  We hope they help out this great bunny cause XO

Friday, August 31, 2018

Food Friday - Vegan Nachos

Vegans can eat pretty much everything non-vegans eat, just in a kinder format...
like nachos for example...look at how amazing and delicious our vegan nachos are YUUMM.
Just spread out your favorite tortilla chips, cook up some soy meat with nacho seasoning,
sprinkle the 'meat' on top, than your favorite salsa, fresh tomatoes, olives, lettuce, vegan cheese


(we like melted Daiya on our nachos but not unmelted Daiya! It tastes totally different when melted)
put the tray in an oven to melt all that kind healthier 'cheese',
cut some limes & make a pitcher of some gin & tonics whiles your melting that cheezy goodness
and voila a yummy vegan platter of nachos that no mama or baby cow was exploited for.
XO.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Create A Life Of Purpose

Recently I was chatting with my friend Yan about the animal sanctuaries we've created,
theirs with farm animals, ours with rabbits (and with some other creatures along the way as well).
We chatted about how support for our animals families can often times feel very thin
and how it's next to impossible to travel because that external support can be very hard to find.
But Yan put it like this "We've created a life with purpose and what's better than that",
no trip around the world can ever replace this life we've sculpted for ourselves &
our animal friends and family to have beautiful safe sanctuary in constant love and peace.


For me, my life of purpose also includes learning, almost on a daily basis to deal and contend
with all the pain I have to live with & to maybe inspire other sufferers along the way.
To carve out time to create happy images that may just add some charm to this big bad world
on top of creating this loving cozy kind vegan safe home and sanctuary for my love of 25 years &
all of our wayward misfit buns.
I am loving my life...this life of purpose...there's very very little I would change about it.
Are you loving yours? & if not what are you waiting for??