Thursday, August 16, 2018

A Tad Sporadic!

Hey ya guys...sorry I don't mean to be blogging so sporadically but I am going to give
myself a pass since in about 10 years of blogging it's really the first time I ever done so!



I am not going to give any excuses because I have none other than I am spending oodles of time with the precious awesome buns, my hon, tending to my body & forging new lovely art & friendships XO

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Hi From The Buns

All of the buns just wanted to hop in and say hello...

Flynn...


 Jaks Jelly Bean...


Higgy-Buttons


Leisel


Yuuji


Misa Adora


Henri Biggins


and Korra-Soleil


With the exception of a few minor health hiccups, they are all having a great summer so far.

Don't forget when you buy my artwork your helping me take care of all of them & other buns too XO

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Nesting Nellie Framed Up

Guys...look at how sweet Nesting Nellie looks in a frame...


She's in my shop right now as this adorable 8 x 10" print & also available in 13 x 19 upon request

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Homebody

I am a homebody through & through, my sweet little home makes my heart smile...
I don't think it's just because of my chronic pain that makes me so rooted to home,
nor that all of the buns are so preciously here,
though they are definitely most certainly a big part of me being a homebody.


Every single one of our bun-babes has shared this home with us, to me that's so special!
& I LOVE moving things around, especially with the buns underfoot watching me, I can spend ALL day just moving things around, creating whimsical corners & vignettes with favorite pretty things...
do you like moving things around???

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Nesting Nellie

Hi Everyone I am back...suddenly it's August already!
I have a brand new image to show you today...


Her name is "Nesting Nellie"
and she's already listed in my shop if she's striking your fancy XO

Friday, July 20, 2018

Sign For A Better Canada....Sign For Millions Of Animals...

Hi ya, sorry for the sporadic posting, truth be told, I need a blogging break, so I'll be away till August.
BUT before I go can I please please implore all of my fellow animal lovers out there to
send a message to the Canadian government that we want and need to see the end of animal testing...
(Just click on Henries beautiful picture or hit the link found below)


Millions of animals are tortured for product testing every year, no soul should go through what they do and it's time to get better as a society and a country and STOP this monstrous activity.
to tell the Canadian government that we care about animals
& that we want Canada to be a better kinder country.  Thank You XO.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

It Takes Tenacity

I've been having such a hard time with my head-pain the past 2 or 3 weeks especially.
Migraines are SO physical but they are weird because they are invisible to everyone.
As much as you want people to understand your invisible physical torment they just can't
& it's all on you and you alone to get through it.
You have to jump through mental hoops to get yourself through
and often we're tackling those hoops freshly every single time.
I've been thinking about how I live and get through my days with all the pain,
not physically so much but emotionally...how am I am still a joyful person despite all the hardship?
I think one of my tricks to still being a happy person despite this physical hardship of mine is that
I never take for granted, no matter how many 100's of times I am stuck in a dark bedroom etc
those first hours when I can actually open my eyes and look at sunlight without stabbing pain,
When I can walk slowly in my beloved gardens & bend over to smell the flowers.
Where I don't want to puke when I inhale the air thick with beautiful lilacs.
Or most important of all, when I can get down to snuggle the buns and play with my hon or when I can get into my studio & actually look forward to work, no matter how short or long that may be.
I know all the little beauties that make me happy & which keep me afloat and I surround myself
with them & I rely very heavily on them during all parts of my pain, before, after & during.
It takes an awful lot of tenacity this life with chronic pain.


Life with chronic & acute pain is hell...there is currently no escape...
there is nothing I am doing wrong,
that's the misconception with migraines and headaches that I find so frustrating.
People are just trying to be sweet & helpful when they suggest that it's my diet or an allergy etc...
but migraines come from a misfiring in the brains network...
when the walls of certain blood vessels contract & detract & why they do so is unknown
and so there is currently no cure only pain management & for many of us nothing helps.
Yes, for sure there are triggers for the pain but most head pain sufferers know their triggers
and trust me on this, we avoid those triggers like the plaque if we can but my biggest trigger is
the weather & barometric pressure, the one thing there's no way to escape or avoid whatsoever!

So may I kindly ask you to keep in mind the next time your near someone with a sore head,
don't offer us diet advice or ask if they've tried Feverfew or the newest Advil etc...
(YES, I am on Feverfew...and Magnesium and CoQ10 and B's etc etc etc)
Don't praise the benefits of acupuncture or massage or tantric yoga!!!
(because most of us have tried everything under the sun!)
Just offer us a glass of flat ginger ale for our nausea tums...keep the rooms dark and quiet...
don't get mad at us or make us feel bad if we have to cancel plans on you,
just check in on us every once in awhile so we don't spiral in the lonesomeness,
maybe leave us a beautiful healthy pot of soup at the door...
offer us an ice pack to wrap around our neck and bring us a hot water bottle for our eyes...
give us a little hug, a pat on the back, admiration for our tenacious spirits
and count your lucky lucky stars that you don't suffer to!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Happy Monday

Leisel hopes that your off to a great week?


She says she is...especially since she can sleep on the bed!

Friday, July 6, 2018

It's Working

Wohoo....
we finally got BOTH my scanner and my printer working again YAYYY...
I am so so relieved because a) I didn't want to spend a small fortune replacing both
and b) I LOVE my scanner and printer because they do a phenomenal job,
seriously, my art prints look sooooo close to the original work,


I have so many pieces that I am anxious to show you all and to get into my shop too.
These 2 shown here are all done and are looking so whimsical and colorful, I think you'll love them.
If you want to keep up to date on work coming out of my studio but sometimes forget to check in
with me here on the blog or on Instagram etc just sign up for my studio e-news
& I'll pop into your inboxes once in awhile with all the juicy vibrant whimsical stuff that I do XO.


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Heatwave Hiatus

Sorry guys that was a bit of an unplanned absence due to the heatwave


we have heavenly A/C now but we try to save power still & had all computers turned right off etc.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Share Sunday

Share Sunday time...
As always just a few things I came across on the web recently
that I thought interesting enough to pass along to you all...
(if you ever have suggestions of your own do email your links but only positive things please).


(because I got pretty sick last year for months, my whole body, all because my gut flora was off).

This is a bit older but I think it's amazing because as a Vegan of course I want people to eat less meat and here is nature in a way telling the world, hey it's time to change your ways humans!

Any story where a person shows kindness to a creature, furry, feathered or otherwise is one I am going to like but this one is especially cool because how many people do you know who would take the time and effort to care for a bee like this?  It just make me happy & if your feeling like I have been, just extra sensitive to all the crap going on out there, you need a happy joyful story too.

Enjoy XO I hope to see you all again next week.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Shop Recommendations?

I am not entirely decided yet but I am thinking about pulling all of my prints & originals off of Etsy
and putting them into my own custom website affiliated shop but do any of you guys have recommendations?  What has been your favorite shop/selling interface?? (email me your suggestions)


I will still be using Etsy because I love Etsy, it's so easy & enjoyable to use and buy from
however I feel like it's time for a major switch up in product and I've been doing a lot of fun printmaking images so I think my Etsy shop will become a new home to my lino-cut editions.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Food Friday

So this Food Friday isn't an ideal for human consumption like normal
but instead an ideal for bunnies if your bunny parents like us, ha ha!
Keeping in mind that anything sugary should be given very sparingly to rabbits
as sugar can very easily set off their gut flora which can lead to gas and stasis.
So whiles a big haul is shown here, this will last us for ages even with 8 treat loving bellies.


We don't bother buying treats in the store, we just make your own because we find that treats
in the store are often full of seeds, corn, dairy (yuck!) and loads of sugar & nasty preservatives.
We just use our dehydrator & throw in bananas, tomatoes, bell peppers, apples, blueberries etc...
put it on over night and usually by late morning the next day everything is dried nicely
and can go in air tight containers for months of healthy treats.
If you already do this or are trying it for the first time with your furries, let me know how they like it.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Missing You Betty-Loo

Today someone asked us how all our bunnies are doing (which we always really appreciate)
and we couldn't help but tell them about Betty-Loo
because no matter how short a time we got to have her
she'll always be an important part of our story and we just broke down in tears.
This person looked at us so gently & smiled and told us that no matter how short the time,
we did a good thing for her and we did our best
and we so appreciate that sentiment, we really do, but with her, it'll never feel like we did enough
and that's going to be hard to get through and past...
accepting that we did do our best & that she did too...


It's been hard to go through and edit the last photos I took of her etc,
I think that's one of the reasons I've not been wanting to blog like normal.
Seeing Henrie without her is difficult because he's obviously very lonely,
he's acting lonelier than when he lost his sister Elsie
and he just never wants to be alone, he's on my heels constantly
always wanting to be picked up & brought upstairs with Leisel & Yuuji...
so we're trying to bond those three but boy oh boy bunnies do take their own
sweet slow time with things typically, they are doing pretty good but not perfect!
It's very frustrating because Misa wants to be friends with Henrie but he wants the upstairs duo!
So yeah...I just wanted to send a shout out to Betty-Loo's memory,
we've not forgotten about her, that will never happen, ever & we are taking good care of her Henrie.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Seeking Beauty

It's sometimes hard to stay positive & happy when you read all the news out there...
it feels like it's all bad...like the story of the kids stuck in that underwater Thailand tunnel, ugh...
or stories recently from certain animal sanctuaries I follow online, it all weighs heavily on my heart.
(which is why I started doing Share Sunday, to share positive & beautiful things).
I always find beauty here in our home & with the bunnies which I can rest my weary heart upon


but we're also lucky to live really close to this beautiful lake and it has the magic touch
of lifting a lot of burdens with a nice dose of sunset gorgeousness.
I know I am not the only one feeling super sensitive right now, it seems to be a 'thing'
straight across all types of people on all types of social media right now, isnt' that interesting!
Tell me my peeps, what is your secret for a much needed spark of joy & lightness???

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Slightly Longer Than Intended

Opps...that was a bit of a longer break than I intended, sorry about that & thanks for your patience!


Head pain, studio drama, etc have kept me away but I should be back to blogging tomorrow XO

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Share Sunday

I only have one link to share with you this week...I keep watching it...
it makes me cry with sadness at the harm humans do BUT also with joy at the animals tenacity
and with pure elated happiness for the mans kind heart & determination for one single little creature.


Please do check out
the powerful story of The Squirrel With No Arms,
I hope it makes your heart feel uplifted like it does for me XO Happy Sunday

P.S.  I'll be taking a social media break this coming week but I'll see you all again on the 18th.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Bonded

Well we've had way too much sadness around here the past year with 3 losses in about 8 months,
it has truly been too hard on us but we've had one very good thing happen amidst all that...


Yuuji & Leisel have FINALLY decided they like each other & to bond.  It makes life just a bit easier.
They aren't a kissy huggy pair but they are happier, Yuuji is more active and Leisel is much calmer.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Vegan Food Friday - Beet Patties & Kale

Time for Food Friday because I LOVE food & being vegan and showing people that
us vegans 'don't starve' we get to enjoy all kinds of yumminess that's good for the earth, animals & us.
Anyhow, the one thing in our kitchen that we couldn't do without is our big stainless steel steamer (besides my espresso machine & my smoothie blender!)


Tonight for example we're having this...steamed kale with nutritional yeast (we L-O-V-E it)
with a store bought beet patties on the side (sorry I forget the brand at the moment)
With steamed buttery mashed potatoes with a topping of vegan sour cream...Quick & Yummy.
Enjoy if you give this food idea a try XO

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Pishner Coming Along

Mr Pishner Toppingale is almost complete, the colored pencil part is atleast.  People always ask me how I come up with my character names but it's no secret & it's simple, they just pop into my head.


I have quite a few new pieces to show you all but my scanner is still dead & I haven't found
a decent replacement that I am happy spending my money on yet so bare with me!