It's been a while... covid consumed. It's over a year since I've blogged here, we all now understand Covid life as the new norm and it's been a stressful journey at times. Masks, distance & hand washing are our new rituals as well as not celebrating like we once did. Cards have been created - just not as many. I understand cards are more important than ever.
This past year I forced myself NOT to focus on covid instead focusing on art, painting, our tiny farm, our new dog, my husband adjusting.. & exploring!
There is so much to celebrate - the fact that we can breath is one.
It's time to celebrate - anyway we can safely for now - New cards will be uploaded daily stating tomorrow. $20. for a sweet little 5 x 7 original is a terrific deal.
My prices are the same, no covid sure charge or covid inflation.
Card sales have steadily increased, thank you, from my heart & soul.
My cards have been requested by several shops this past year in particular so I will be printing some & will let you know where you can find them in the future.
I believe cards kept some people feeling 'in touch' & it's more important than ever to let those we love know we are thinking of them.
We rise by living others... how do you do that, you might be thinking...
Intentionally try to 'brighten' someone's day.
Be kind, call to say 'Hi', bake someone a dish, send a card.
It's easier than you think.
Welcome back! I hope you are still here.
New cards - starting tomorrow!
Thank you for visiting.
I woke up today feeling grateful!
The stars so bright, I found myself getting out of bed at 2 & 4, just so I could go and get a better look. I gave in at 5a.m. got up and watched the sunrise.
How beautiful a day to be alive - focusing on LOVE.
Creating this years Valentines day cards, a somber mood towards getting close due to a deadly virus spreading across the globe - put me in a different Valentine mood. A realistic one. Wash your hands Valentine!
If you love me - you'll keep your cold to yourself.
I know we don't 'make ourselves' or others intentionally ill but sometimes WE SLACK on simple ways to keep ourselves healthier. Eat better.
Rest more and do not spread your germs.
WASH your hands. Thank you
I created these cards because I do care.
Education is key - sure let's have some fun Valentines day - let's keep it real too.
My son gave me the idea for the 'Kissing booth which I thought was very cute.
Several cards were created & are available for purchase!
>>>E mail me to find out availability<<<
There are cards for couples & cards for self love..
stay tuned for more & stay healthy.
I am forever grateful for those who show us LOVE
& for all those who work to keep us safe & healthy.
That would be a bumper sticker perfect for my pick up!
I LOVE Dogs. They love me. I see them on IG and see a personality...
I know dogs.
Some canine creatures I simply can't resist & some appear to have lovely humans to care for. I message people occasionally and ask for their address on IG - so I can paint them a dog card. The response has been "YES!" every time.
It makes me smile, I make them smile with a 'card' but...
I'm really painting the card for the dogs!
I love this big brute- his videos have me giggling - he's like a sofa with legs.
His "dad' follows me on IG and seems to be a hard working guy... it was a pleasure to send him a card. Do you have a dog you would like to see in a card?
Click on the link below & send me a photo - I will be painting someones dog for them for Valentines day
> Please, paint my Pooch!<
I am forever grateful for the friendships of Dogs.
Give it a shake! Snow globes are a worldwide favourite! Chances are you made one as a kid- or are still making them- they've grown up on Pin and delightful little snow flutters in the palm of your hands. Do you know what reminds me of snow globes? Bongs.
I think someone should create a snow globe bong - I bet someone already has!
Glass artists these days show no limits! I am a fan of those who paint with glasa - especially if it's a 'functional' bong. I created the card above thinking about a friend at ROOR (Bong Company in Germany) inside it says "Happy Seasons", instead of Season's Greetings- as he often confuses words due the language difference.
Made me giggle. I sen't my friend his own version ;) This one is still available.
I am forever grateful for Bongs & snow globes - that let us use our imaginations in different ways.
Surrounded by snow! Have a peek out of my studio window... I think as I paint,
dreams come true.
No wonder I'm painting snow people! Rain kissed by the cold.
Remember being a kid - afraid of ACID rain? Perhaps it was just me.. lol
I painted this because it made me giggle. That simple.
The best part about being a card creator is all the fun I get to have tinkering & thinking - Painting snowmen is just as fun as building them,
without the -16 weather & cold toes!
More Snowmen cards on the way!
I am forever grateful for these frosty friends putting smiles on many.
Currently all over Canada.
Don't you love December!?
I actually thought a cannabis wreath would be lovely! In reality - it would wilt..
still I've no doubts someone is making a fake one for the front door - for next year.
Fake cannabis- weeee. What a difference a year makes!
I spied a tree FULL of leafs @ the Minden Home hardware for $9. each (below) .
This December - Edibles WILL be filling stockings- guaranteed!
Christmas cards are a wonderful way to connect with someone - snail mail that actually puts a smile on the face - instead of just bills. An original card- one of kind - lets the person you send it to, know they are special. ;) Try it!
The card below is called 'Baked Santa' - Santa will be checking out some edibles - hopefully to assist for the long nights work. Ho ho ho - homegrown will be in many houses this year! Always take care when there are children around!
I'm forever grateful for Edibles - a healthy way to medicate for the holidays- IF you're not worried about all the extra calories that is- Moderation still applies for the holidays! December is here ( tomorrow) - Holiday Hooplaw is all around.
Snow people next!!
Ho ho ho! Here we go!
My apoligies for not posting! I've moved & trying to sort out internet issues...
here's hoping - it's all been resolved!
How does Santa dry his bud? He hangs it to dry!
Ho ho hee hee! Cannabis under the tree - for me!
These little originals look very sweet framed (standard 5x 7) and would make a lovely Christmas gift for your favourite bud! Just saying... ;)
Tis the season & I'm in the mood! More Christmas cards are coming - several are currently on my desk!
AS a christmas bonus I will be uploading a special sweet ornament t for you to cut out & color! Free - just for visiting. Stay tooned.
I am forever grateful for the holiday season & the happy feeling - that comes from creating cards!
You are what you eat... eventually.
If I knew then what I know now.
There is no time like the present to eat RIGHT. Watch a documentary, read the statistics- eat your vegetables & fruit & your body will thank you for it.
Let food be thy medicine & you might not need any medicine later in life.
Did you read about the young man who went blind- on a diet of pringles & processed crap?
Tis the season for squash & apples! Is there anything tastier on a cold afternoon that some hot buttered nut squash? How about spaghetti squash with some salsa for lunch? Sweet potato with maple syrup & pecans...
Apple crumble, apple pie & apple sauce - it's apple season & let's not forget the pumpkin seeds & pie - while your at it- remember Dogs like pumpkin too.
Treat yourself like the miracle you are... eat well.
I am forever grateful for root vegetables! Keeping generations healthy for centuries... before they turned them into processed poppycock.
I had to go to the dentist... I am not fond of the dentist.
I am not fond of 'going' to a dentist (ever) the actual person, I usually like.
I have a new dentist & liked him immediately - I don't know about you but I must feel at peace with the person I trust to explore the 'caverns in my mouth'- lol - as my dentist put it.
I would never want to be a dentist. Have you ever thanked your dentist? Why not?
Yes, they get paid - but why not take a moment to thank someone for the JOB they do - lucky for us - they enjoy doing it. Money or no money. I painted this card BEFORE my appointment - because I was somewhat nervous - but then I thought, we'll maybe he won't "get the pun". As soon as he walked in the office I blurted, "You know that movie.." "You want the TRUTH!?... & before I could finish the dentist replied "You want the truth! You cant handle the truth!" hahaha.. perfect. He knew & then I said "I made you a card."
Yes, I am very thankful for a good dentist. Thank your dentist.
If you want an original- send me a message- or create your own...
just make sure you thank your dentist, dr., anyone.
Everyone likes to be 'Thanked for their service, now & then. ;)
Tomorrow a card about Medicine - good to send to a Dr. or friend.
I am grateful for dentists who ease our pain.
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