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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Just Us & Ice

Everything is lovely & summery & green now but here's another post from a few weeks back...

Us and the Spring melt with our new Canon D750 which is way to heavy but super awesome!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Sweet Tee

The picture I am doing for myself to keep of my beautiful late Teela is coming along nicely...

I think I'll be able to get this one & the watercolor version done this week which is exciting.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Studio Cleaning With Rabbits

I usually try to tidy my studios, upper and lower & prepare and plan for a fresh week ahead
on Fridays but sometimes, head-pain depending, I don't get it all done, so I tackle it on Mondays.

I love this part, it connects me to the spaces that I spend ALOT of time in
but I admit, I do get sidetracked an awful lot by all the adorable cute rabbits that inspire me!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

In The Company Of Ducks

Just me and some ice residing ducks hanging out a few weeks back... 

 because sometimes, well most of the time, animals just make way more sense than people!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Airabella In Progress

I started in on an Arabian Gazelle...I hope she turns out like I image.

Her whimsical little tale is already weaving it's way outta my brain.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Food Friday - Vegan Roasted Pizza

Are you in the mood for Food Friday?
Well here's an ideal for all of my fellow vegans out there if you need one...

This is one of our favorite usual easy Friday night go to dinners.
Vegan roasted pizza with a nice big side of streamed kale with nutritional yeast.

Cut up tomatoes, sweet potatoes & onions,  drench it all with olive oil & salt on a flat pan
and than let them roast in the oven at 350 for about 40 minutes.
After that put all of that roasted yumminess on top of your pizza dough
and cook it all again for maybe another 20 minutes.  Simple but so yummy...Enjoy!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

This Is Us

Is there anything much better than this...

Watching your hon & bun snuggle on the bed!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Quiet & Raw But Good

I've been back at it...
to art & bunnies & all the good beauty amidst the bad...
Things are still very raw and we are feeling very quiet...

But Jaks obviously doesn't have many days left, he needs me back at work,
at my desk, keeping his old bones company.
I admit I feel embraced & bolstered by the cozy whimsy of my art spaces.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Betty-Loo Is Gone

I am in complete shock...Betty-Loo is gone.
Her dental surgery was going just fine...
she was doing great & than suddenly her heart failed & they couldn't get her back.
We had no choice, all of her teeth were too long, she needed the surgery or else the molars were
about to start growing into her cheeks & her eating had become almost impossible,
the last week she could not get any veggies in whatsoever, just a high quality pellet.
We've been through 13 surgeries on the bunnies.
This was one of the first ones we weren't super worried about, I don't understand, I want to scream.
I told her she'd go for 'just a little nap, wake up with teeth she could use & come right back home'
I feel like I failed her. Like I lied to her.

I should have hugged her longer & harder before the surgery, before they took her away...
all I can picture when I close my eyes is her helpless little face in the carrier being carried away...
I can't help but think if we just waited another week, if it was on a different day.
She was given away twice in her life,
unwanted, she sat there waiting for a family at the shelter a whole year...
we were so excited to adopt her.
we had sooooo much to make up to this sweet precious soul....we were still getting to know her.
But I knew already she was right from the start an easy going soul who just wanted company
and love with a catching effervescence & light...I just loved being int he same room with her.
I feel like she was ripped away...I have no words, I am devastated by this one.
Bear with me & my blogging & online absence as I try to process this.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Dental Surgery

We don't like today...Betty-Loo is getting dental surgery this morning...

Please send her healing mojo pretty please & calming vibes for us...we're going to need it!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Pretty Tee-Tee

My image of my beloved late Teela is coming along nicely...I am really happy with it so far.

This piece is just for me...she's gone but is still with me in every minute of every single day.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

A Cozy Day

We had a rough week...
Henrie had to start antibiotics...Betty-Loo had to get scheduled for a big dental surgery next week
and than on Thursday night Leisel for no apparent reason got really sick which was a whole night up and than a whole Friday afternoon for me of cleaning up diarrhea from floors & rugs...
It's always so tough never knowing why Leisel's tummy does this now & than out of the blue.

So before we head into what will likely be a difficult week with Betty-Loo's surgery on Tuesday,
today we're relaxing & not worrying about how nice it is outside or anything on our to-do lists.
We are all set up for a cozy day...jazz is on, strawberries are plentiful, Moscato & espresso stocked...
we're resting up, hanging with each other & the bun-babies...what are you doing?

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Spring Melt

Just us enjoying the usual Spring melting of the lake closest to our house...


Every Spring it's the same but it's fun to look for small beautiful differences.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Vegan Food Friday

This is our healthy & easy usual go to meal for when we're hungry but to tired for anything fancy.
If your looking for some vegan dinner ideas this weekend, maybe this will inspire you.

Tofu sauteed with mushrooms, steamed kale with nutritional yeast & olive oil & sweet potato mash.
Don't forget to add some garlic salt & a splash of maggi to the tofu/mushroom mix.  Enjoy!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Couldn't Fight It

Well I couldn't do it....I couldn't leave the background white as I so very strongly planned to do!
I just had to hide my beautiful owl, I had to make eyes seek out all the whimsy like normal....

and that is okay, that's how this all works best, with fluidity and with a willingness to listen
to what your picture wants to be...why fight it...it's part of the magical dance of making art!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Pretty In Pink

I walk into my downstairs studio & this cuteness emerges from my fuzzy pink pillows...

OH MY GOODNESS....she makes my heart sing....I can't even...she is everything...everything!