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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter & A Tiny Break

Happy Easter Everyone.
I hope your all having a wonderfully cozy spring weekend.
Here's a new little inkling I got done whiles outside in the sunshine with a frolicking rabbit.
Well it's the last few chaotic days before I hang my exhibition & than taxes are due!
So to help myself out with the stress load I am going to take a break from blogging...
So I'll see you at the beginning of May with oodles of new images & goodies for my shop.
Have an amazing day and if you can give a bunny a hug XO

Monday, April 14, 2014

Rough & Tough

The days have been feeling long & tiring...
Bringing 3 new rabbits home in the same month has turned everything
topsy turvy for everyone in the house...not that we regret it...
it's just been the stormy part before we re-enter the calm part!
All 8 bunnies have spring fever & they've all been really naughty...
I've lost 3 favorite pillows in the span of 1 quick week, wall chewing is at a high,
Teela & Yuuji are waking us up at 5 or 6 in the morning,
which is a problem since we're both night owls & usually hit the hay around 2 or 3 in the morning!
6 of the buns are shedding like mad & vacuuming the whole house twice a day isn't even enough!
Bonding has been going terribly and well all at the same time...it's such a roller-coaster
and a real test of patience...luckily my honey has way more than I!
2 of the rabbits have allergies & need eye drops administered twice daily.
Headaches have been constant and
some personal disappointments in life have been had and are being worked through!
And there's only a few days left until I hang my 4th solo exhibition, so things are feeling stressful!
Will anyone come out to see my show? Will it be well received? Will I have enough work? etc..
It's been a couple of weeks that's been feeling rough & tough...you know those weeks!
Soon it'll all be good and smoothed out again...soon!
How are you doing these days???

Monday, April 7, 2014

Stories, Dreams & In Between

Here's the poster and write up for my upcoming solo exhibition 

Spring is on its way finally!
We’ve been in this deep white freeze for much too long now
and Mandy Saile’s upcoming exhibition “Stories, Dreams & In Between” is the perfect way
to usher in spring with lots of fresh bright colours and an abundance of joyful whimsy.

With this collection of coloured pencil and mixed media works

Mandy will show mostly newer pieces but also a few of her older favorites as well. 
The theme is just as the title suggests, pictures about dreams; ones dreamt of and ones longed for, fantastical stories for a motley crew of quirky characters and a few images where the viewer
can decipher if the story is based in myth or truth or somewhere in between. 
This exhibition opens to the public in Gallery 1 of the W.K.P Kennedy Gallery
on April 26th with a closing reception on May 16th
in conjunction with the Downtown Gallery Hop.
The artist will be present at the closing reception and loves to chat about her work.
Mandy encourages adults to bring their kids, for her images are for adults and children alike. 


Friday, April 4, 2014

Snow Play

How are things warming up in your part of the world?
The buns are enjoying the last of the white stuff though there's still enough of it I suppose!
Some days we can't get these fast and sneaky rabbits out of the snow fort, ha ha!
Have an excellent and happy weekend.

Thursday, April 3, 2014


She's an elegant little bun and her name is Aireadney
She is another little 5 x 7" coloured pencil on a painted wood canvas.
Her lineage is most impressive...
it goes back to Edwardian times where her ancestors were
the first hand-maidens to the sad but stately Mary Stuart, otherwise known as 'Queen of Scots'.
For 26 years, from 1542 to 1567, Aireadney's ancestors dressed the royal monarchy.
They ran the whole show from design, to measuring, to making,
they were trusted to use their indisputable elegant taste to select fabrics from around the globe,
right down to the daily selection of wardrobe and my goodness this in itself was a full time job because we all know the monarchy changes clothes for every event of the day including all 3 meals!
Inspired by her lineage, Aireadney now proudly own her own Edwardian costume empire...
her driving inspiration of course coming from the fashions her ancestors toiled over.
Though Aireadney cleverly designs each piece so that no torturous corsets are needed!
Her biggest clients come worldwide from Stratford/Shakespearean play houses.
and she does on occasion accept custom orders from royal princesses...but only if she likes them!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Coloured Pencil Student Feature

I was recently asked to write an article for Coloured Pencil Student.
I was asked to talk about how we adopted our rabbits from the shelter,
how they inspire me and the artwork that I do
and the editor also asked me to put in abit of an advocacy slant to help educate people,
since so many rabbits are purchased as Easter presents...which we don't want to see.
I mean to talk about my art, my rabbits &
to be able to educate a little on buns...what more can I ask for!
I just received the digital copy...it looks great.
 I am beyond pleased & so happy with all the images the editors chose to use.
Click right here if your interested in getting a printed copy or digital version.
I can't wait to get the actual magazine and hold the issue & article in my hands. YAY!
This is a really great thing...So happy.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Not An Easter Present 01

Easter stresses us out & makes us sad.
Apparently over 90% of rabbits purchased as Easter presents
don't even make it past their 1st birthday.
My honey made this poster...
Please help us spread the word...share this post on Twitter, Facebook etc...
Tell people that rabbits are NOT Easter presents. 
Thanks so much.