Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wool, Looms, Bunnies and Books

This week feels quiet...it's been cold out...the perfect time to clean & organize inside...
 
 
It's also been about weaving & setting up my loom to work most comfortably for me & my neck...

 
It's been about bunny snugs & napping on the floor as buns walk all over our backs (which we love)...
 
 
and it's been about resting & reading as we wait for the warm weather to make an appearance!


Monday, April 25, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

Fine Line Fishy Lines

Aside from lots of sketching
I've been diving back into work with my ink pens.
It's the perfect thing to curl up with when having to rest my head from the couch or bed.
I hope that you'll be joining us here next week?
because I'll show you two brand new fishy inklings.
(Here's a tiny sneak peek for now...)
 
 
 
Don't forget, if you see work here on my blog or on the main website or even on Instagram,
that not all work gets added to my shop, not right away atleast,
so if your even remotely interested in something don't hesitate to send me a note,
I never ever mind an email with your questions and sending an email doesn't obligate you to buy.
I can give you extra info and photos if that's what your craving in order to make your decision.
I can also give you the exact S&H costs once I know your postal info.
You don't have to fret about payment because I'll send you a really simple invoice via Paypal
and payment with c.card or debit cards from there is super duper easy & fast.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Things I Need & Growth Underway

I've been realizing with much quicker clarity these days
that I mostly just need simple things.
Such as days where I care and dote on animals...at present time that's 8 sweet rabbits.
I need, no matter what we're doing, as much time as possible with my beautiful bearded hon bun.
I need days and nights full of time for making joyful and whimsical things.
I need calmness and time to take care of myself and my head pain.
I need time to make our sweet sanctuary of a home cozier day by day.
I need abundant beauty which encompasses a whole whack of lovely things such as beautiful music
tinkling through the house, inspirational books that make my heart tingle, time by & on the water,
slow mornings with good coffee, healthful vegetarian fare to eat, time with my folks, etc....
because all these things are as necessary as air to my lungs.
 
 
 Now more than every I am acutely aware that I get to live things all things
pretty much every single day...if I go about my days smartly...
sure some days are more successful in time well spent than others but hey,
there's always going to be a learning curve!
 
This new picture I have underway is about growth
especially growth from the pain we all suffer...
growth from all the sore, bruised and raw heartache that we all go through in some form or another.
and whiles I work on it and relive that raw pain of not just loosing a soul bunny
but from other crap going on in life...
I am reminded of my big simple priorities....
and I am reminded that I grow to love all that simple good stuff more so because of the bad times.
I feel lucky....
I feel like I am growing into a continually more peaceful place in my life...
and ya know what else? I really can't wait to show you the finished piece.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Exactly Where I Should Be

One of my absolute favorite times of the day is my night time snuggle with my girl Teela.
It's the same almost every single night,
around 9 or 10 pm she'll go running and pop-corning down the hallway towards the bedroom,
she'll stop at the door to wait and see if I am following,
If I am not, she comes back for me and waits by my legs until I realize what time it is.
She seems to know that Jaks gets his PM meds at 9pm sharp
and that after we take care of him, it's her time.
She jumps up onto the two benches, made specially for her, that lead up onto the bed,
she'll plop down on her favorite fuzzy blanket and gets all comfy for our delicious snuggies.
She'll give me kisses and than she falls asleep, twitching & snoring away.
She wakes up often but falls asleep several times in a row in the cozy golden glow of our star lights.
This is our time, girls only, no boys allowed, seriously, ha ha
she gets really annoyed if Yuuji or Jonathan tries to join us!
 
 
When we got her, we were going through a hard time with our big handsome boy Roo,
he had gone crippled quite rapidly due to a neurological thing
and this was just 8 months after we lost our heart Ella Luna (his soul mate).
which was also just shortly after I had took almost a year off of work to help Ella
because she too had completely lost the use of her back legs!
It was an exhausting, difficult time when we decided to adopt Teela
but she was our light and our sunshine through it all.
 

 
We would take turns sleeping with her, for almost two months straight.
One of us would sleep in her room
(she was newly adopted and we wanted her to feel safe and loved)
and the other would stay up with Roo Boo and help him as best as we could.
It was adorable, like clockwork even back then,
she would finish her dinner,
(we've come to realize that if we feed the bunnies their big veggie plates later in the night
we get better sleep because their little nocturnal butts are quieter if their bellies are full).
We'd lift the blankets and she would jump up onto our makeshift bed,
she'd crawl under the covers and play with the blankets for about 20 minutes, than she'd fall asleep,
stretched out and pressed against our legs, all night long, she'd stay there for a good 5 to 6 hours.
 
 
In the mornings around 6am, she'd start to wake, she'd emerge from the blankets
all sweet, ruffled up fur, all sweaty and warm, ha ha.
She'd than stretch, preen and than layout again along the top of our pillows
for maybe another 20 or 30 minutes
before jumping down from the bed and starting another day in her new home.
We would than crawl into the real bed for an hour or two more of sleep!
We needed to be near her sunshiny attitude & soul as much as she clearly needed us near by.
It was a sweet time of adjusting to our newest shelter adoptee, 
amidst the sad and hard but still precious days of caring for our dying handicapped Roo.
 
The snuggle routine may have changed from a couple years ago to now
but my nightly sweet snuggle time with my girlie fills me and embraces me.
It give me such a warm happy heart, as much now and back than when we first got her.
I feel so embraced when I am with this rabbit...like life couldn't get any better.
Like I am exactly & precisely where I am supposed to be.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

A New Colouring Page

This is the colouring page my "Keep In Touch" subscribers
are getting with this month's studio news issue.
 
http://mandysaile.com/keepintouch/

Want to get your free monthly pages too?

Don't Want To Miss A Thing? Get My Blog Posts Delivered Straight Into Your Inboxes