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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thoughts of Hay

When your a rabbit slave, you have to keep on top of having quality hay for your monsters.

When the 4 new adoptees came home we had to rearrange our downstairs pantry
because we used to buy our hay products like this,
in nicely sized manageable bags that fit in one small closet....
But because the newest additions are such hay monsters (which is truly great)...
We now also have to invest in hay like this...
In 50 pound boxes!
50 pounds of Timothy hay, 50 pounds of Grass Hay
and 50 pounds of hay blocks which help keep little wall-munchers busy (some of the time!).
(We are trying to source out a local supplier but so far have had no luck...due to a hay shortage!)
But ya know, at the end of the day,  I'd rather have nothing else taking up space in my basement...
Okay, well except for maybe more bunnies!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


A new little feathered friend wants to say Good Evening.
Everyone meet...
She can not stay for a long chat however because she's late for her afternoon beauty nap,
Then there is still linens to be brought in from the clothes line and well it is about to thunder and pour
and she must not forget her apple peach pie just about cooled to perfection on the windowsill...
she plans to serve it with rhubarb tea when her dear knitting club comes over later on this evening.
She is done in coloured pencil and acrylic paint on a wood canvas measuring only 5 x 7"
(the original is for sale just email me at mandysaile@bijouswhimsy.com if your interested)
Prints will be available in my Etsy shop shortly.
I finished her up today whiles my sweet girl Teela napped away in the grass
& a black bird kept swooping at my head.  I was not impressed!
The darn thing built her nest in one of the busiest section of our yard!
Despite that, it was a lovely afternoon
(minus apple peach pie & rhubarb tea unfortunately!)
until the nasty mosquitoes drove us back into the house.
Hope you all had a lovely day.  See you soon again.

Friday, May 24, 2013

A TINY break...Back REALLY Soon

Hi ya.
We've taken an unexpected & impromptu little break around here.
This cold & super wet week seemed to be the perfect time to do nothing but be cozy all together,
and well we just needed abit of recharging...
So we're watching loads of movies, taking lots of delicious naps, eating lots of scrumptious food...
Spending oodles of time snuggling six bunnies.  It's been good...ahhhhhhh.
I'll be back in my studio & to blogging next week.
See you then. XO.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Baby Yuuji & Weekend Plans

Just hopping in with some favorite baby shots of our sweetheart Yuuji...
(He hadn't started growing his mane and beard yet in these photos)
For what's a better way to wish you all a happy weekend than with sweet rabbit goodness, ha ha!
We are going to be busy in the yard with rabbits romping & gardening this weekend...
I am ready to get my fingers all muddy & green and
to stay outside until hardwork, beautiful garden beds and the fresh spring air exhausts me, ha ha.
What are your weekend plans???

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Syrup Festival Day

When you live in a small city, you have to make your own fun...
So we recently spent a beautiful afternoon with a dear friend, at a local Maple Syrup Festival.
Where there were gorgeous old cars to drool over...
...and some highland game fun happening, like the caber toss...

 ...where there was mechanical bull-riding...
...and an entertaining comedic show put on by lumberjacks...
And at the end of that day...
It was the perfect time to let a couple bunnies out to enjoy the yard...

(I know it's blurry but look at the precious fun she is having...look at that curled up ear, awww)
...and to cozy up in soft cozy blankets in the lawn and take abit of a rest
alongside your best friends whiles those precious bunnies romp (& the advil kicks in!)... 

...We usually don't have a hard time finding a good time
& enjoying a beautiful day...ha ha.
and I just had to share these photos & the day because that's exactly why I blog...
to share my joys & love & for witness to awesome days like this one was.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Pillerun Pritt

Say Hello to my newest little creation,
A feathered top hatted sweetheart named 
Pillerun Pritt
If he looks just slightly anxious it's because he is on his way to a grand outdoor ball,
where the night will be scented with jasmine &
the stars will be winking down on him by the millions.
This ball is be thrown around the local and elegant bandstand in the center of town,
and it's where he is suppose to meet a pretty little robin for a blind date...
he can't decide between a bouquet of pink and yellow roses or red and purple pansies...
poor little guy is sooo nervous, but his stunning green top hat gives him much needed confidence...

The bird itself is done in coloured pencil and then that is mounted to a painted acrylic canvas
whiles he sits on top of strip of bright orange ribbon. 
It has been sealed several times & has a lovely gloss to it.
It is ready to be shipped & is ready to hang.  It measures 8 x 10"
Which do you think he should choose?  The roses or the pansies?

P.S. Prints will be available soon

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Hi Ya,
I just wanted to wish my own sweet mom
and all of my beautiful friends out there who are mommies,
including all the animal mamas...
...a very wonderful and special
and Happy Mother's Day
Hugs and Love to you all...
especially to my own mom...Love ya mom. XXOO

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Critter Creations

Besides basking in the glorious weather outside & going seed crazy in my new little greenhouses,
Besides a pretty constant headache to tend to since last Thursday
and a molar falling apart and exiting my mouth in the middle of the night & having that mended!
I've been working on a new series that has me all giddy & smiley...
They are the cutest little critters I've drawn so far I think & I just have to show you the sketches.
They are going to be small, just 5 x 7" and I can't wait to start colouring them in.

 I've been showing them on Twitter all week...
I don't think I am quite done sketching either, so there's probably more to come,
I am having such a ball with them.
I always show the 6 buns what their mama is working on, ha ha...
They said that they approve of this new series, especially of the rabbit ones,
they are demanding another whole page of rabbit characters...
and I think I will happily comply.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Happy Weekend All

Thanks so much to all who hopped in for a visit this week.
The rabbits & I just wanted to wish you all an amazing weekend.
We'll see you next week with new art, new prints & of course more happy bun stuff.
Love & Light from my sweet little warren to you & yours.