Sunday, May 10, 2015

Spring has sprung!

Hello everyone!
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!
We took this photo with mom a few years ago,
at Old Orchard Beach, in Maine (USA).
Mother's day is never the same
once your mom is gone.
But thankfully, my 19 year old son reminds me
that the good memories are precious
and that there is still life to be lived.
For the past years, he gives me a card
and writes me a beautiful letter 
and makes the day so much better.
ok, first let me say
that I finish my job this Tuesday,
and i am as giddy as a schoolgirl at a Justin Bieber concert.
I am finally, slowly, starting to see
the light at the end of the tunnel.
I can't wait to catch up with all of you out there.
It has been a difficult winter -
as you can see from the photos...
BUT - spring is on the way,
the days are getting longer
and the sun, warmer.
And my job - closer to being done!
The ice is gone from the bay...
and although there are still patches of snow here & there,
and crooked picnic tables
and broken branches...
the water is still,
and spring is here
and summer is on the way!
Went for a walk tonight and the water was like a mirror.
This is our version of the Brooklyn Bridge...
Only one lane wide, no sidewalk, and you cross at your own risk. :) 
and look at the lovely reflection.
I even got in a bit of art lately....with my crayola crayons.
i love colouring on a larger format
with the crayolas... 
kinda go wild with the scribbling.
You just have to smell the Crayolas
and you feel like a kid again.
i'm done with this "acting like an adult" thing.
It's fucking boring.  :)
How much fun are these scribbles?
You know you want to.
 I started this today...
Acrylic on canvas.
My mom.
It's in the early stages, but i like it so far,
and look forward to seeing it develop.
She always celebrated Acadian day
on August 15th with friends & family
at The Pays de la Sagouine.
Mom loved people, loved music
and especially loved life.
So i'm painting this in her honour.
To remind myself that there is always
life to love.
(even if it's not always easy)


  1. Happy Mothers Day beautiful lady! So glad you are seeing the light of day....or the should I say a smattering of Spring!! My hairdresser posted she was glad to yet have another Mothers day with her ill mom. She is cherishing each day! Glad you have a thoughtful son with a good heart! Your painting is wonderful... I know there is so much love in the work and can't wait to see it completed!! Love the crayon art too!! Be a kid.... you will have this feeling even more as you age... I am tempted to get dreadlocks and my septum pierced when I turn 60...but I won't I'll settle for some new glasses from zenni optical instead!!

    Hugs Giggles

    Hugs Giggles

    1. lol. I'm sure Cupcake will love the dreadlocks. ;) Thanks you girl. xx

  2. Happy mothers day to you too... great post -fab artwork!

  3. Such a lovely way to remember your mom! The painting is looking great already. I'm so happy for you that work is finally coming to an end and you can be free again to pursue things that lift your soul. Happy mothers'day to you ♥

    1. yes, I am happy too Denthe! Thank you! xx

  4. Great shots! and lovely portraits! Can't wait to see the one of your mom finished.

    1. thank you Beverley. I'll be sharing mom's portrait here eventually. xx

  5. Can't wait to see the painting of your mother when it's done...the first one, when you started it, I thought it was Angele, and then when I saw the red acadian vest, it actually brought tears to my eyes. She loved life...period!!!

    Glad you're almost done working (well I guess today is your last day :) ...just in time to enjoy summer!!! You should drop by ''le fond d'la baie'' sometime this summer. Would love to see you!!!

    1. Merci Sylvia! Yes, I am planning on enjoying summer! Oui, j'vais venir vous voir au "Fond d'la Baie" dans les prochaines semaines. ENJOY your time there! It certainly is beautiful there in the summer. Say hi to everyone for me. xx

  6. Wish my scribbles looked like yours! The acrylic of your mom is lovely. Wonderful idea.