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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas to you all
I wish to you and yours the merriest of holidays and the loveliest of New Years
from myself and mine, bearded and furry!
May you be surrounded by light and love

I'll be taking a bit of a blog break now until perhaps about January 10th or so
but before go I wanted to Thank you all so so much, for joining me here on my beloved blog
I blog for myself but I also blog for all of you too
and I am always honored when you spend time with me.
With all that said, the sweet 9 buns and I sure do hope to see you all again in 2017.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Winter Wonderland

I have a love hate relationship with where we live...
but when it's a Winter Wonderland, I LOVE it!
We've been out & about a lot, romping about in the snow, taking photos, eating noodles in the cold!
There's something extra fun in being able to adventure in snowy places where other vehicles can't...
We've been enjoying snowy vistas in our little city, trying to heal our hearts, gasping at the beauty.
Bracing ourselves for our first Christmas without Teela & Frenwyck...breathing deeply, together.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Simply Holidays

I worked a few holidays sketches even though I won't get colour to them until next season...
I don't have big plans for holidays this year, I just want to enjoy simple days and be happy.
So once I finished some custom pieces (that I unfortunately can't show you)
I decided to take my studio break a bit early to coincide with my honey's.

and I've been basking in a gorgeous guy who is so sweet and loving
and who cares for his bunnies like no one else, it's just so lovely to watch.
We've been settling in the two newbies and lavishing them with love...
and the other 7 so they don't get jealous...there's not enough time in a day that's for sure!

We're enjoying old tv like Buck Rogers, Wonder Woman & Thunderbirds with hot cocoas!
It's been nice & sweet & cozy...I hope your finding peace & warmth instead of stress too XO.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Snuggy Solstice

We started holidays...nine bunnies are being snugified, yummy food is being made...

 Twinkle lights are being enjoyed and presents are all wrapped...hope your doing well too.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Art Cards At The Framemakers

The Framemaker & Gallery has been carrying and selling my handmade Art Cards for years now
and I am so appreciative for them (dearest Michelle & Anna XO)
not just because the people there are lovely
but because I am honored to have my work in one of North Bay's best stores
that I've been going to for inspiration since I was a kid...
it's so full of beautiful and inspiring art and goodies.
The Framemaker & Gallery is located at 168 Main Street West, downtown North Bay.
So any of you local peeps out there do hop on in, grab a couple of my handmade archival art cards, and meet Anna & Michelle, if you haven't already done so, you'll love them & the shop.
I just brought in a big batch of brand new beautiful cards, there's 25 brand new designs to see
and all of the square ones have been glitterized (if that's not already a word, it should be, ha ha!).

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas Gratitude

I think about other people & other families a lot at this time of year
not all of us are embraced by big beautiful families...
not everyone is all cozy and snug within holiday sparkle and cheer.
Some of us face the holidays with great sadness,
some will be saying goodbye to loved ones & will be facing a New Years all alone...
For me, it's important to remember that because it makes me so much more grateful
for the family that I do have and for the cheer and beauty that does surround me.


So as much as we miss Teela & Frenwyck, which is like mad,
(and as we watch dear ones spend this Christmas for the last time ever with their loved ones)
we're still feeling so so grateful & embraced by each other & for the long-eared family we've made,
it might not be a normal family in everyone else's books but for us it is and it's everything.
We're enjoying a house decked out in red ribbons, twinkle lights & poinsettias
and I am truly hoping so hard everyone out there finds kindness and beauty
and compassion and warmth in some lovely way or another, no matter how small.

Well I will be taking a blog break really soon...
but I hope you'll join me for the rest of the week until than

Monday, December 19, 2016

Handmade Art Cards

I made a big batch of art cards recently.  They are a lot of work & a bit hard on the body
with all the bending over for precise cutting & folding & glittering all by hand but it's worth it...
I'll show you the lovely shop where these end up in another post.
(I included a picture of Teela & I on the backs of quite of few as my way of remembering my girl).
Don't forget, you can get art cards in my shop & I am happy to make cards from any of my images,
so if you want an image but don't see it as a card, you just have to ask and I'll gladly make it for ya.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Pink Xmas, Pink Heart

We were going to skip Christmas this year, because of Teela
but than we realized that wasn't very fair to the other sweet buns who like the sparkly lights etc.

So we got the studio tree up first, it's for Henrie, Elsie & Misa to gaze upon & dream under.
It's full of favorite ornaments and hand-made love, like this felt one from my friend Deb Dunn.

and this sweetness from my rabbit loving and creative pal Michelle from the Raspberry Rabbits...

(Henrie had to pop out of the blanket to supervise the decorating of course!)

and this gorgeouness from my animal loving kindred friend Natascha Rieper

life is hard...it knocks us down many many many times doesn't it, especially as you get older...

So you've gotta put up sweet pink trees, treat your pink heart kindly
& eat pretty macaroons with honeyed cocoas as often as possible!