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Sunday, May 31, 2015

It's That Time

I am completely revamping my newsletter...going with a fresh new format & delivery system...
After this issue, we're going all incognito...
super sweet studio secretive...
Studio News will be for the eyes of those signed up only...New things are going to be offered...
Don't wanna miss out?
send your email to mandysaile@bijouswhimsy.com and let me know so.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Sore Eyeballs & A Beautiful Girl

I really really wanted to show you all 'Beguiling Juniper' today
but my head has just been pounding to badly to scan her in, piece it together, etc.
Truth be told I am barely managing to get this written...
the light coming from the computer screen feels like it's yelling at my poor throbbing eyeball!

So instead I share with you some sweetness.
A photo of a best friend.
A photo of a beautiful girl.
I wish you a good wonderful weekend, which we plan to enjoy too even if this pain bleeds into it!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

She's Ready For Her Background

Well I think she's going to be named 'Veda'...
and it's looking like she's all ready for the next step, her painted background.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Happy Weekend

The fridge has been stocked, bunnies food replenished, human food stocked up and now
we head into this weekend with rum & cokes, b-b-cue popcorn & episodes of a new
show "Mr.Selfridge" that we're totally addicted to & which is even better than Downton Abbey!
Can you believe that it was actually snowing today!
But we say 'whatever' to the weather, it can do whatever it wants cause we're cozy & comfy inside.
We'll get to all the outside work and projects when we get to it...that's our attitude for now anyhow!
Have a wonderful weekend and see you all next week XO

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Patience Poofing and Wrangler Wheels

Sometimes when I feel completely fed up with vacuuming bunny poo!
Sometimes when I feel like I can't take cleaning up another lake of pee!
Sometimes when I want to stomp & wail my fists in the air because I have yet another sore head!
When I want to curse the universe & crawl under the blankets at the same time!
When I cringe because I am spending more time online marketing my work than actually making it!!!
Sometimes...sometimes....oh sometimes...
my patience gets a tad short...I admit it!

SO than I gotta turn to my trusty method of therapy...Wrangler Therapy
I run away for a couple hours to harness my patience once again
(though usually about 10 minutes in, I miss my fur-babies and I am ready to come back home, ha ha)
It's a mixture of;
Sun shining
good music blasting...and I mean b-l-a-s-t-i-n-g so you can't think blasting!
honey beside me singing and whistling
with my camera in hands
as the road unknown flies by beneath our trusty Wrangler wheels.

What's your form of therapy???

Friday, May 15, 2015

Quirky Chicks

Even though my head has been pretty bad I've been getting new pictures started.
It's a new series starting with 4 quirky chicks who will carry inspirational messages from me to you.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Finally!...Well Atleast Half-Way!!

It's finally...finally...happened...
After almost 2 years of trying on & off to bond these rabbits.
After 3 to 6 hours every single night for the past 1.5 months
whether we wanted to work on bonding or not...
We now consider Teela and Frenwyck buddies.
It's so so awesome to see Frenwyck have a friend finally...he's just soaking it up.
We really expected Teela to be the problem...
But we were wrong, it's Yuuji that is the current 'problem-child'!
So we're half-way there atleast!
Now Mr.Yuuji-san must get with the program!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Working Slowly

Coloured Pencil can be a really slow medium...
It doesn't happen often but sometimes when I am stuck on a picture I put it aside for awhile.

When I feel like I can move forward without massively screwing things up
Only than will I pull it back out and return to work... 

because unlike other mediums, coloured pencils are also very unforgiving
and corrections are not easily made...
So I put "Beguiling Junipter" away for awhile because of was unsure of the background.
I didn't know if I wanted to do paint or full on pencil...

once I decided on full on coloured pencil I got back to work on her.
I am pretty sure she'll be completely done this week and I think she's gonna be something pretty cool.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mama's Day

Happy Happy Wonderful Warm Cuddly Cozy Day
wished to all you beautiful Mama's out there...
Let us not forget the doting fur-baby Mommies too.
Extra warm wishes to my own awesome Mom whose also my one of my dearest friends...
She's one super cool chick who gets Sole beer, flowers & pink cupcakes for her special day, ha ha
Love ya Mom...oh so very very much...more than all the cupcakes in the world.

Friday, May 8, 2015

It Has Begun

It appears that it has unofficially and rather sneakily crept up on us, quietly but most assuredly...
Those long summer days where the buns take over even more so & demand to be outside all the time!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Where Are They?

I am not the only one thinking that all the green is taking an awfully long time to appear!
The rabbits are also wondering why in the heck are the leaves taking so damn long to come out!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Working On Weisner

I am working on a new little character...
Hi name is 'Weisner" and I think he's going to be one cool little dude!

Monday, May 4, 2015

More Art Cards

Hi Ya.
I hope you had a great weekend...we sure did with 4 of the 8 buns zooming & zipping in the yard.
I spent my afternoon today refreshing my Etsy shop
A bunch of older prints have been relisted
and I also just listed 3 more Art Cards.

"She Was Nourished By Honeyed Green Tea", "GreenHeart" and "Fiarella"
are the stars of this newest batch listed with many more are to come.
If you've not checked them out yet, please do...I bet you'll love them!
(if you do love them, please share the link for them & my shop on Pinterest, F.Book, Etc...)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Hoops Finally Filled

So I've been collecting embroidery hoops for years now & I've been hanging them all over the house.
I have 3 distinct walls in our house filled with them....they've sat empty all this time.
I was slowly collecting dollies and lace...finally I had enough for 1 wall to be completed

It was the moment of realizing what the colours had to be behind the lace that propelled me to finish.

I am completely tickled with how it turned out.  Though it was a admittedly lot of work.

Now if I could only cover up the ugliness of the black tv and speakers...
Why oh why can't they make these things in beautiful glossy whites, blues or reds!