Thursday, May 6, 2021

Thursday Art Date: Cakes


Hello Friends!! 😊😊

Welcome to Thursday's Art Date, today our theme is Cakes. Bugs is really channeling his inner pin-up gal as he pops out this giant cake! I hope you're all doing well. Things are chugging along here slowly but everything is moving in the right direction! I can't say I'm feeling great, but the weekly therapy is doing wonders for my spirit and emotional health! It's a long process. Thanks for all of your well wishes!! πŸ’—


This week's highlighted artist is Gillena from Lunch Break blog. Gillena's Betty Boop art is just fabulous, as is her haiku!

That's all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more "Cakes" creations! 

See you soon!!! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

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Upcoming Art Dates:

May 13th: May Sweets: Cookies

May 20th: May Sweets: Candies

May 27th: May Sweets: Cupcakes

Click on the links for ideas and inspiration! Remember it's all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! 🎨

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! Please revisit to make sure you don't miss those who join in a little late! Also, if anyone adds a link that has nothing to do with the art date theme, it will be removed! The link gadget expires Friday at midnight (EST).

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Thursday Art Date: Gates and Fences


Hello Friends!! 😊😊

Welcome to Thursday's Art Date, today our theme is Gates and Fences. Bugs Bunny decided to don his extra-snug fencing outfit and parry his épée for today's theme.😊

New birds at the feeder: Purple Finches

I hope you're all doing well. I am relaxing as best I can, I've started a little bit of therapy too, to help myself cope with stress; and we've started to slowly start working on the house again. Enjoy each day and thanks for dropping by!



I contacted Eva and Kristin from Paint Party Friday, asked them if I could borrow their idea of highlighting an artist each week, they were okay with it! I randomly drew from last week's art date participants, and this week's highlighted artist is Monica from NatureFootstep blog. Monica was testing acrylic swipes on photo paper and came up with this lovely creation! 

That's all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more "Gates and Fences" creations! 

See you soon!!! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—


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Upcoming Art Dates:

May 6th: May Sweets: Cakes
May 13th: May Sweets: Cookies
May 20th: May Sweets: Candies
May 27th: May Sweets: Cupcakes

Click on the links for ideas and inspiration! Remember it's all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! 🎨

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! Please revisit to make sure you don't miss those who join in a little late! Also, if anyone adds a link that has nothing to do with the art date theme, it will be removed! The link gadget expires Friday at midnight (EST).

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Thursday Art Date: The Future; 🌎 HAPPY EARTH DAY!! 🌎 ; Blogging Break


Hello Friends!! 😊😊

Welcome to Thursday's Art Date, today our theme is The Future. What came to mind was the movie Back To The Future starring Michael J. Fox. Bugs and Daffy decided to recreate a scene in the movie. This is a great movie! Although, as usual in my case, the first movie of the trilogy is my favourite! Here is a link to the trailer. I love Michael J. Fox, I was a big fan of him in the tv show Family Ties. He's had quite a turn of events in his life and is holding strong, an inspiration!




It's still pretty chilly here lately, but I've been able to walk all three dogs together every morning on the blueberry fields. The coyotes are very active so I make sure to bring my air horn and pepper spray with me! Marlene has good days and bad, otherwise all of the other five pets are doing well. The trail cam caught Jack giving me a hug. Awwww. πŸ’ž


Here is a ten second or so video of Charlie. I walked her on that 6km nature trail again a few days back and she decided to cool off in the river!

My other pets...the birds: I finally bought alkaline batteries for the "bird cam"...friends, what batteries do you use and how long do they last? Here are some photos from the last week:

The Evening Grosbeaks are back as long as there is a steady supply of black sunflower seeds!

Mourning Dove

New birds to the feeders! Northern Juncos!

A sneaky squirrel on a snowy morning

Northern Junco and Hairy Woodpecker


As the title of this post reads, I need to take a blogging break, I'm burnt out. 😟 I will however be continuing to host Thursday's Art Date, so please do continue to join in! I'm going to try to at least get some Looney Tunes into the weekly post. 

Now that spring has arrived, I have a colossal amount of work to do on the house. I had every intention of doing work on the house last year after I moved here, but having all of those unexpected costs (drilling a new well, new engine for the car, new chimney and insulating the basement, the appliances fiasco etc...); I was kind of stuck financially. I'm doing a little bit better this year, so I need to get moving with some projects and start to clean up my acreage and organize my house as frugally as I can. I need the house to be functional and it hasn't been in the last year. It's been overwhelming and really needs to be addressed.

In two weeks I'll be celebrating one year in my new home. My first home. My dream of home ownership came true on May 8th of 2020. Here are some memories...

Goodbye Quebec forever!

Emotional Rain...I was terrified we'd be turned back at the border because of Covid. When we were given the "okay" to drive into New Brunswick, I lost it.
 
After 15 hours of driving, we arrived home at around midnight on May 8th.

Me and Jack in the Uhaul!

Charlie and Marlene in the car that I was towing behind the Uhaul truck

Can you believe it's nearly been a year since I moved??? I can't!

Wishing you a lovely spring and a very HAPPY EARTH DAY. Let's take care of our planet and ourselves!! That'll be all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more "The Future" creations! 

See you soon!!! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

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Upcoming Art Dates:

April 29th: Gates and Fences

May 6th: May Sweets: Cakes

May 13th: May Sweets: Cookies 

May 20th: May Sweets: Candies

May 27th: May Sweets: Cupcakes

Click on the links for ideas and inspiration! Remember it's all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! 🎨

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! Please revisit to make sure you don't miss those who join in a little late! Also, if anyone adds a link that has nothing to do with the art date theme, it will be removed! The link gadget expires Friday at midnight (EST).

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Thursday Art Date: Coils


Hello Friends!! 😊😊



Welcome to Thursday's Art Date, today our theme is Coils. I had a tough time with this theme...but I took to my Spirograph and started to make some coiled flowers...I thought, well, maybe I could add one (digitally) to my cartoon this week. I came up with the squirting flower gag! Of course, Daffy Duck had to be the one to receive it from Bugs Bunny....what a stinker! 😊



I surprised myself by coming up with quite a few drawings this week. This one, in ink, is from the movie Rope starring Jimmy Stewart. In the movie poster he's holding a coiled rope...the murder weapon!! I've talked about my favourite Hitchcock movie before, but if you want to watch the trailer, click on this link


On the subject of thrillers that will knock your socks off, a great Michelle Pfeiffer movie is "What Lies Beneath". I drew her, in ink/graphite, in the bathtub as she recoils in fear from what is going on around her (I won't give it away!!) I watched the movie again last night and boy, it was amazing. It's such a good suspense/thriller, you never know what's coming next!! Also starring Harrison Ford - he was great in this!

Here is the official trailer.




Any Little House On The Prairie fans out there? Do you remember the nasty little girl named Nellie Olson? She had the most amazingly perfect coiled curls! She was so horrible to Laura Ingalls and usually got her come-uppance!!! I did a quick doodle of her in ink and graphite. If you were a fan of the show, I'm sure you remember the wheel chair scene...I think I jumped up and clapped when Laura pushed Nellie down that hill!!






I'm a big Three Stooges fan...though Shemp is my favourite, Curly is a close runner up! Those Howard boys...So I asked Curly what he thought of Nellie Olson's hair...that was his response! 😊 Any Stooges fans out there?





Okay enough with the coils!!! Let's eat! I made two, count 'em TWO Pour In The Pan Pizzas this week!!


I had a chocolate craving (sorry Joyce! 😁), so I made chocolate chocolate chip muffins! Sorry I can't share, they are all gone! 


If you eat toast, what do you put on it? I had a hard time deciding between strawberry jam and my Homemade Cheez Whiz!!


Exciting to see my garlic coming up!


I went back to that 6km trail and took Charlie with me. It's so nice to be out. I saw a lovely old tree that looked very wise in her years...do you see her face?  😊


I passed by the duck pond and saw these lovely creatures. Aren't the colours amazing?

I'm linking up with these wonderful bloggers today, or at least trying (!!), please visit them for some really interesting posts! And why not join in on the link parties? You can meet some really nice people!! 😊

Friday April 16th : Paint Party Friday
Saturday April 17th: Eileen's Saturday's Critters
Monday April 19th: Angie's Mosaic Mondays

That's all for now folks! Please check out the link gadget below to see more "Coils" artwork!

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I took this photo back in 2008. These sweeties had quite a lovely future ahead of them!

April 15th: Next Thursday's theme is The Future. Click on the link for ideas and inspiration! Remember it's all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! 🎨

Thursday Art Date With Rain. Click on the link for a description of the art date as well as a list of upcoming themes.

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! Please revisit to make sure you don't miss those who join in a little late! Also, if anyone adds a link that has nothing to do with the art date theme, it will be removed! The link gadget expires Friday at midnight (EST).

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