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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
Spring has for sure sprung around here! It's cooler today, but still very nice! I can't believe the month of April is almost gone!
Now, before I show you my latest painting, as I said in my last post, I feel my art changing again. And, as always, I'm going for it! I always paint from my soul! You have to be true to you!! Many of you have seen my art grow in all different directions. I love getting your reactions too! Some of you might not like something and some might think I'm crazy, but it's all good!

I had a question from one my good blog friends. She asked about why do I put "red lips" on some of my crows! She said it reminded her of those candies you used to get around Halloween, with the red wax lips and everyone would wear them afterwards. I started laughing! LOL!

I have painted many different types of my "Crow Gals".
First I have to explain, when I paint one of my "Crow Gals", she is to me, half woman, half crow. And, I am seeing me in these paintings, because I have such a connection with crows. When I put the red lips on, that is power, strength, that is feminine, that is sexy to me, that is our life force that flows through us. Now, I have to admit, I don't know why, when I paint the face looking forward, why I haven't used red lips? That hasn't "called" to me.

My latest painting is a 12" x 16" canvas.
"Crow Goddess of Transformation"
I know there is a lot going on in this painting, but I hope you "get it", in your own way, what I've created.

I have a sneak peak of my latest piece. When I looked back at my "face on" crow gals, all the eyes were shut. Now I am painting them open! (Like the last one, that is in my banner.) To me, the universe is telling me "I'm ready"!
Sorry about the long post!!
Take care and I will be around soon to say hi!
Big Hugs 😀



Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hi Everyone
Hope you're all well!
Do you remember this painting?
Well, I finished it! I really loved the way it turned out. I hope you enjoy it! I feel my art doing a little twist again!

"They Call Her, "Little Crow" (8" x 16" Gotrick wood panel)

Big Hugs 😃


Friday, April 14, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
I wanted to wish you a very Happy Easter 😃

On this special day, I would like to share a great picture I just received in an e-mail. Do you remember the BIG Baby Crow special order painting I did for Finland? Well, "Litha" is now framed, in a floating frame. When you walk through the front door of their home, my painting is the first thing you see.
I am so very touched!!! Thank you!!
When you create, and know your art is being cherished, it is the greatest feeling!!

I will leave you with something I am working on.
Have an amazing weekend!! Big Hugs 😀

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hi Everyone
Hope you're all doing well!
I'm 100% now! It was for sure the Chicory Root, that was making me ill. It wasn't just affecting my stomach, it was affecting my entire body! I really had a bad allergic reaction. I'm back to the food I know, like boiled eggs and spinach! LOL!

Remember how I said things kept being delayed, well, not anymore! I know I said April was going to be a busy month, now I think I will be busy till July. I'll post as much as I can, but know, I'll probably be a few days behind in blog land, for reading!

Remember this?
I'm finished!
"Mother Of Crows" ((9" x 12" canvas)
Big Hugs 😀

Friday, April 7, 2017

Hi Everyone
Hope you're all well!
I'm doing a lot better! Like 95% better!!! Happy Dance!
I promise to be around soon!

I have something to share with you and I think it's important.
I've written on here before, in the last 6 months, that I'm sick with the "stomach flew". Well, I will be honest, I haven't been feeling 100% since October 2016. Now of course, I haven't been sick everyday, but I have felt "off" a lot!

When this last spell started to happen, I thought, I am going to check what I have been eating. As you know, since the middle of September of last year, I started the gym and have been trying to eat more healthy. Not that I was ever a junk food addict, but, just to introduce more nutritious items.

Looking at my protein bars, cereal, teas, coffee and even sushi, I have found one of the main ingredient to be "Chicory Root". When you start looking, you won't believe the food that it's in.

So, off to the internet I went!
What I discovered...... many people are having the same reactions as me!
Gas, belly bloat, abdominal pain, gut rumbling, etc.

Another thing I discovered, if you see this ingredient, "Inulin", it is derived from Chicory Root!

So please watch yourselves around Chicory Root and Inulin!
Not saying it's bad! Just saying, you might go through what I did!!!

I will leave you with something I'm working on 😀
Big Hugs 😃

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Hi Everyone
Hope you're all well!
I had to do a quick post and let you all know, that since sunday night, I have been sick with the stomach flew! Yuck! I will be around to say hi soon! I hope! LOL!
Before I let you go, I have to share this beautifulI image I found. Please enjoy!
"Catching Crows"
Big Hugs 😀

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Happy April!
Hope you're all doing well!
April is going to be a busy month for me! I have a list of things to do. The first thing is taxes! Fun stuff! I'm letting you know this, because I might not be posting a lot, but I will for sure continue to come around to your blogs!

Do you remember this painting?
Well, I've finished it! (12" x 16" canvas)
"Soul Power"
"Move, get ready, give thanks.
Imagine and let go. Act and have faith.
Persist. Do what you can, when you can, all you can."

I think this will be my new blog banner!
Take care!
Big Hugs 😀

Monday, March 27, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're well!
I've always said, I'm so grateful for the wonderful people I have met in blog land!
One of them is Alex J. Cavanaugh. Alex is a sci-fi writer and the founder of the Insecure Writer's Support Group.
Some of Alex's books.


Alex wrote to me last week and told me about his new feature on his blog, where he does a short interview and features a blogger buddy. Well, he picked me for this week. I was greatly honoured! You're all welcome to go over and say hi to Alex and read the interview .

Big Hugs 😀


Friday, March 24, 2017

Hi Everyone
Hope you're all well!
Have any of you been in a situation, where you have things "planned" and no matter what you do, things keep getting changed or delayed? There has been somethings, that have been going on since last year and now it's going to be delayed again! It just doesn't concern me, it concerns mom too. Sometimes, you want to scream and say, ok, enough already! LOL! But, I guess it's all a lesson in patience and keeping peace of mind! So many times, when everything gets done in the end, you say, ok, now I understand why things happened the way they did. But, it's just getting to that point!!

So, I have been up and down this week, but I am really trying to stay positive about everything!

Oh, this morning!!! The weather report was a chance of freezing rain in our area. Well, I had to put the garbage out this morning. I knew it had been "raining" and the driveway looked "wet", but I never thought anything of it. So, I went out in my running shoes and had the recycling box, not even two steps down the driveway, bang, down on my left side. I stayed down and pulled myself, until I was safe to get up. I thought I was doing ok throughout the day, but my hip and knee are sore, so I am sitting on ice packs!

I'm still smiling 😃

We are suppose to get rain for 4 days in a row! But, the sun peaked out today, so I did get a picture of the latest painting I am  working on. It's almost finished. Another moon painting! I'm loving the flow and the details of this one.
I will leave you with something positive! An update with the gym! I have 40 plus pounds off! Happy Dance!💃

Big Hugs

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!
The storm wasn't too bad in our area! We got some snow, but it was the winds, that were crazy! For like 3 days, we were blowing around! Hard to even walk! LOL!
North of us, there was a bad 30 vehicle crash!
It was actually a bad chemical spill, but everything got sorted out!!

Now, I do think Spring is on her way! I know we'll get some more cold nights, but I don't think we'll be getting that much more snow! But then, you never know??? LOL!

I finished the last painting! Another "no eye" crow!
"Moon Dance" (12" x 12" canvas)
Big Hugs 🌝

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're well!
For the past few days, we have been getting very high winds and we've been in a deep freeze too!!! Monday night into Tuesday, (finishing Wednesday), of this coming week, we are suppose to get 20-30cm's of snow, plus high winds again. We are under a special storm alert! They still aren't sure how bad it's going to be,  but they're telling everyone to be prepared!

But, I was lucky today! The sun came out, so I could take pictures!!!

I finished the painting I showed you before. I decided, no eye!
"Silver White Light Blessing" (12" x 16" canvas)
I also finished another one.
"Be Fearless" (4" x 6" linen canvas paper)
This is a sneak peak of the painting I'm working on now.
Thanks again for all your support! Means the world to me!
Big Hugs!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Hi Everyone
Hope you're all doing well!

I have to make a "correction", in the post I did about my stones. I said I was polishing them. Many of you thought I was actually polishing them with a machine. I used the wrong term, sorry. I meant I was cleaning them. Dusting them off. 90% of my stones/crystals, are purchased. Many are from the gemboree I go to once a year. I have been collecting forever! Usually the stones I buy are already tumbled, but I do purchased raw ones too. I have precious stones, semi precious stones and some are rocks I have picked up. I have been gifted many too.
Some more pics, of my stones 😊
I've been working on a painting. I think I'm almost finished. Deciding if I should put an eye on the crow. I don't think I'm going to, but that could change. Here is a sneak peak.
Big Hugs 😁

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hi Everyone,
Hope you're well 😃
I just wanted to let you know, that for some reason, Tuesday February 28th, in the evening, the internet connection was lost. I just got it back! Will catch up with you all soon!


Big Hugs 🙂

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're well!
My eyes have went cross eyed, from all the reading I have been doing on line with these different companies. I really truly wonder, if people read all the fine print? Especially if they don't live in the country where these companies are placed.

Red Bubble, a real funky Australian company. Their prices are already high, so, your profit margin isn't going to be too much. Also, I have found complaints going from 2012-2017, from people that have had their shops suddenly closed and the money owed to them never paid. You own the full rights to your art, but I didn't like how it was stated that your art is "archived".

I looked at two more American companies, Society6 and Threadless. It would be the same tax issues, as I explained before. Society6, there is some kind of fee that you have to pay, but you aren't told how much until your name is verified. Threadless you can put your items on there, but they say you should have a shop with them, which you have to pay for.

So, I am back to looking at Art Of Where. Which I know they don't have plus sizes (yet), and they don't take returns, unless something is really mixed up, but at least it is Canadian and it is something to start with, right? I also can sell Art Of Where clothing/articles on Etsy. They have been approved. So, that is something I have to verify with them. Can things be returned through Etsy?

I also have found two t-shirt companies that will do printing for me, in Ontario Canada. The only thing is, I purchase from them and then I sell the items. I couldn't sell them on Etsy, it is their rules. I only can do that, if they have ok'd the company. So, I would have to make up a new website to sell the t-shirts!

I told you, my eyes are going cross eyed! No wonder I have been getting headaches! There is actually even more infomation, but I don't want to bore you!

Remember this painting?
I finished it! "First Kiss" (8" x 10" wood panel)
For those of you who have been following my blog for awhile, know that I collect many stones and crystals. I started going through and polishing. It takes me awhile to get finished. My first two plates are finished.
I also like to share the guardian of my room, where I paint. She has been with me for a long time. 20 years plus.
Big Hugs 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hi Everyone
Hope you're all well!
I thought I had did all my research, with the companies for the clothing and articles, well, I found out some more things!
Zazzle is an American based company. You get paid in American funds. So, before I even start, I have to fill out a certain tax form. Which, I don't mind. After that, when I get paid, the basic amount that will be taken off my money is 30%, before anything gets deposited to me. If you make more, then more gets taken off. That's a lot of money! Then at the end of the year, I would have to file two tax returns.

So, I am going to leave Zazzle alone for right now and see what Red Bubble has to offer. They are an Australian company.

The other choice is Art Of Where. Which is the Canadian company that I was telling you about, that doesn't take returns. The weird part is, they do the leggings for Zazzle! Crazy!

I also found some other Canadian companies, where I can have my art printed on their items, but then I purchase and sell them. I can do this with Art of Where too.

I thought this was going to be easy! LOL! As the saying goes, everything happens for a reason. I know this will all work out, it's just going to take me more time, then I thought.

Through all of this, I have finished a painting.
"The Magic Is Within You" (10" x 20" canvas)
Big Hugs 😊

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're doing well!

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, I was hit by a bad headache. (Another one!) This is part of that stupid flu going around! I finally got rid of it on Thursday! The only thing that really helped, was putting an ice pack on top of my head! I hope this flu is gone for good! It keeps coming back!

I still kept my painting going. This is a sneak peak of what I'm working on.
I'm really going to try, hopefully by this weekend, to start putting my art on the clothes and articles! I want to get it started, before I have to do my taxes!

Keep warm! I know this week, we had tones of snow, but, I think by next week, it will be all gone! (Secretly I'm hoping for more snow! I know, I'm crazy! LOL!)

Big Hugs!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Hi Everyone 😀
Hope you're doing well!
I'm all better from being sick!

I haven't talked about the "gym" in a long time! December and January weren't good months for me. Actually, you can include the end of November too. I actually gained back 10 pounds!

The last time we talked about my weight, I think I had lost 22 pounds. Well, I now have 32 pounds off! Happy Dance! I went through that down spiral, but I got myself out of it. We all go through things, don't we! I'm not giving up! I'm going to keep my smile bright and carry on! I don't know how long it's going to take me, but I am going to succeed!

For the past couple of weeks, I have been working on this painting. Especially, when I have been hungry! LOL! I kept putting layer, upon layer of paint on the canvas, when my mind was going to other places, but I finally finished it!

"Change Your Thoughts, Change Your World" (12" x 16" canvas)

Big Hugs

Friday, February 3, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!

This week, I have been up and down! I guess I got that stupid stomach flew that has been going around! Not fun! But, I am hanging in!!

I did finish the Baby Crow special order for Finland 😃
I was very touched by the name that was chosen for this baby! His name is "Litha". The name means "A Beam Of Light" in Xhosa.  Xhosa is a language from South Africa. I am truly so grateful to have been asked to create this piece! This is the biggest Baby Crow I have created! 11" x 14". I was taken out of my comfort zone and that is a good thing!
This is what he looked like the last time you saw him.
May I introduce "Litha"
I also finished one more 10" x 20" canvas painting. 
"Sacred Calling"

Big Hugs 😊

Friday, January 27, 2017

Hey Everyone 😃
Hope you're all happy and doing well!
I was able to take some pictures today, so I am very happy!
The first 4 paintings are all aceo's (2.5" x 3.5")

"Follow Your Dreams"
The next painting, you've seen larger.  I was asked to create it smaller. I changed the name and the design of it.
"Nature's Beauty"
"Be Love"
"Shake Your  Tail Feathers"
The next painting is  4" x 6". It's on the same paper as the aceo's.
"Mother's Love"
Take Care!
Big Hugs!