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Monday, May 30, 2016

Glitter Bug 18

Hi ya everyone....let's start off this new week with a brand new Glitter Bug.

This is #18 in the series.  Interested in the original just shoot me an email.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Song Bird Ink

As promised here is that newest bird inking...
I'll get print versions cleaned up and ready for the shop next week.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Grateful Maker

These days are mostly filled with bunnies...
some stress circles but luckily mostly sweetness surrounds us.
Some sadness floats about still...
like seeing Jaks have bad days or having to move on to enjoy summer days without Frenwyck.
But mostly we steep sweetly in happiness, espeacially when we get to watch
Emmett & Korra-Soleil bounce around the yard together for their first summer as besties,
or as we see soul-buddies Teela and Yuuji chum around like they are tied at the hip (like their folks).
Where we were slow to get outside, now we seem to spend more time outside than in.
These days seem to be embracing slow delicious (currently bug free!) evenings spent outside as well.
We've now gotten everything out there set up and it's proving to be insanely heavenly.
In between normal stuff like getting groceries, running errands, paying bills, picking up rabbit meds...
there's still plenty of time to sit and enjoy and take in delicious beautiful food and snacks together.
I am feeling so grateful for the routine of my life right now...
because even artists with the most wildly successful art careers often crave nothing more
than days in their studio where they can create just whatever they want,
where they are not having to bend to the demands of clients and commissions...
and right now, during these days, I am blissfully able to create exactly
what I am called to create (when pain doesn't derail my creativity that is).
I have well over 20 images coming up that I am just buzzing about...
it's an amazing feeling to want to jump out of bed in the mornings and get straight to your studio.
The pull to my studios is very strong right now
but I have to say that I am happy to have all this other abundant beauty balancing me out.
What are you loving about your routine/days right now?

Friday, May 20, 2016

Fine Lines & Feathers

I just finished this new inkling up, it took me awhile but here's a sneak peek...

Join me next week and I'll show you the finished piece.  I am pretty happy with it.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Spring has kinda been rotten...wet, gloomy and really cold...

but we've begun to spend our days out in the yard & the buns are pretty happy about it.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Cute Girl & Sneak Peeks

How can I not draw rabbits all the time
when I am surrounded by such cuties like my girlie here!
I really do wonder if I'll ever get tired of drawing rabbits?
I just don't see it ever happening!

Anyways, as you can see I decided on another rabbit theme for this months coloring page
(Want it?  Sign Up to get it and future pages right here).

Friday, May 13, 2016

Sweet Glorious Sketching

More sketching is underway,
it'll take me lovingly into what will hopefully be a great weekend.
I am drawing majestic herons with giant dragonflies over luminescent moons...
quiet little rabbits, sweet little ducklings, jumping fish and leaping frogs...
cute little rodents & smiling salamanders,
all whiles listening to Willy Nelson sing some Gershwin! ahhh...ha ha

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Glitter Bug 16

Here is another new Glitter Bug...
 It's been so fun seeing this series grow...
I still have 2 more to show you with 15 more yet to colour & paint
and I totally see myself designing a whole new whack afterwards (Jaks thinks I should anyways).

Monday, May 9, 2016

Creating Colouring Pages

If your one of my studio news subscribers I do hope that you've been enjoying my coloring pages?
I don't know if you are...I am not getting a whole lot of feedback...hmmm...
I don't know how long I'll be offering these free coloring pages,
But I did promised myself to do a full year at least, so there's still a few to come that's for sure.
The process of designing them is fun for sure but is indeed time consuming.
They don't just happen or magically appear!
For every page you receive, there's atleast 4 or 5 designs before that that I choose not to share.
I go with my gut...if it doesn't feel like 'the one' to offer you guys that month than I keep drawing.

I've tried to keep them really simple, mostly so they are quicker for me to do!
but that's not my style, they need to be lovingly detailed and beautifully intricate to be truly me.
The first one was an owl, the 2nd a puffy feathery songbird with flowers, the 3rd a red monkey
and than two cool bunnies with the latest being a bird with butterflies & flowers.
I don't know what the next one will be
I am thinking of drawing more rabbits of course, ha ha
but I am always welcoming of your suggestions...
hint hint hint!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mothers Day

 Happy Mothers day to all my beautiful friends out there who are mommies, you all amaze me.
But let's not forget the unsung mommies out there as well, you know who you are...
the nurturers, slaves, doters and care-takers of the wordless and furry (and just as precious)...
Happy Mama's Day to all of my fellow fur-baby mommies, cause your important today too.

 And of course I wish a big Happy Mothers Day to my own awesome Mom, one of my best friends.
Thank you for never trying to be anything that you weren't,
seeing you do that has given me the strength & freedom to always be true to my own self
& thank you for always loving me just as I am.
LOVE you Mom, oh so very very much.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Watercolours & Weekend Plans

I'll be working some new pieces from photographs this weekend...
I hope to be able to drag my work outside if some warmer weather makes an appearance!

I hope you have a great weekend too and that you'll join me once again next week.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Cheese & Ink Pens

I am watching some super cheesy but still somehow enjoyable Hallmark mystery movies
whiles I work on a new ink pen image...this ones looking really pretty, I hope I don't screw it up!