Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A PAIR of spring-is-almost-here SURPRISES !


After spending a LOOOOOONG day at the HOSPITAL with my PAPA for tests and MORE tests, I came back HOME at sunset to a pair of BIG it's-almost-spring SURPRISES ... 

For the FIRST time in THREE months, the weather was WARM enough to let the door of the COOP open for the GIRLZ and ... The SAP in the trees is RUNNING ! It's MAPLE-syrup making TIME again ! 

YAY !

Monday, February 19, 2018

WEIRD pickles ...


WHY ?

Seven YEARS ago today, I PICKLED this little DOLL I had gotten at a THRIFT store ... WHY ? I just placed her in a STERILIZED glass jar filled with BOILED water and SCREWED the lid on ... WHY ? NO alcohol, formol, vinegar OR salt was added to the liquid ...

84 MONTHS later, it is PERFECTLY conserved ... NO mold, discoloration or decomposition ...

Yeah but WHY ?

An old FRIEND of mine visited my STUDIO today and was quite PERPLEXED by this canned SPECIMEN ... She asked me WHY I did it ? And I replied ...

This little doll was DEAD and she would have eventually ROTTED and turned BAD ... SO I decided to PRESERVE her ... And she was just a PERFECT addition to my CABINET of CURIOSITIES ...

Sunday, February 18, 2018

My new CHICKEN secretary ...


I have been very BUZZY lately working NON-STOP on commissioned PAINTINGS, print ORDERS and clay SCULPTURES lately ... 

SO I am VERY thankful for my new SECRETARY who can reply to MESSAGES, type one HUNDRED pecks a minute and knows HOW to prepare a PEFECT cup of COFFEE ...

Saturday, February 17, 2018

TODAY is all about PLAYING with my TOYS ...


Today, I will be A GOOD girl and play with my TOYS quietly between paint brush strokes and clay modeling ... 

I have been collecting tiny trinkets for a LONG time now, filling jars and JARS with them ... 16 of THEM ! The details and colors of these little objects CHARM me ... 

NOW time has come to DO something BIG with them ... 
a ONE-of-a-KIND twisted and funky ART creation !

Friday, February 16, 2018

HAPPY new YEAR of the DOG !


WOOF ! WOOF ! 

Will it be a GOOD dog or a BAD dog year ? Today is the FIRST day of the Year of the DOG ... A YEAR that offers OPPORTUNITIES aplenty for people who follow their HEART, embrace POSITIVITY and are devoted to their GOALS ... A year of social AWARENESS and ACTION ... A PROSPER year if you work HARD, communicate WELL with others and do NOT live in the PAST... A year of kindness, loyalty AND faithfulness ... 

To START this year on the right PAW, I created this little playful clay MUTT overnight ... I just LOVE how he turned out ... 

HAPPY Year of the DOG to you my friends ! 

Now, let's ALL wag our TAIL together and HOWL !

Thursday, February 15, 2018

HAPPY premature SPRING day to YOU !


YEARS ago, we DECLARED February 15 as OUR official SPRING day ...

Already, the SUN is warmer, the DAYS longer, the GREEN plants are growing NEW leaves and there is a little SOMETHING in the air that doesn't LIE, a little voice WHISPERING coming from the FROZEN ground ...

TODAY was VERY mild and the snow was melting VERY fast ... To celebrate this JOYFUL day, Bibitte took me for a LONG walk UP on the mountain ... A CAT walk ...

Happy SPRING day to YOU !

Wednesday, February 14, 2018