Thursday, November 28, 2013

Governor Bradford’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Inasmuch as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, peas, beans, squashes, and garden vegetables, and has made the forests to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as he has protected us from the ravages of the savages, has spared us from pestilence and disease, has granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience.

Now I, your magistrate, do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill, between the hours of 9 and 12 in the day time, on Thursday, November 29th, of the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and twenty-three and the third year since ye Pilgrims landed on ye Pilgrim Rock, there to listen to ye pastor and render thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all His blessings.

–William Bradford
Ye Governor of Ye Colony

Let us not ever forget to WHOM we give thanks! 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Weekly Deals!

It's holiday time! Yipee! My cat is happy. He knows he'll be getting some pretty cool things in his stocking in another month and a half!

I have added a Weekly Deals page to my blog here so you can check each Sunday (or Monday if I'm late!) and see what kind of specials are running the entire week. There will be anything from across the board discounts, to just a few items discounted, to anything I can think of to add in between.

Okay, Chubbs! Will do!

Be sure to check weekly! 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Guinea Pig Slippers? You Bet!

Aren't these the cutest things you ever saw! LOL! I randomly mentioned to my sister....jokingly of course...."I want guinea pig slippers for my birthday," since my feet are always cold and it IS almost winter. 
Lo and behold - about two weeks later - straight from Monster Slippers - here they are!
She got online right away and couldn't believe she found them.
Neither could I! I'm sure my face was more than hysterical when I opened my bedroom door (because I heard her laughing so hard) and saw them sitting there.

Thank you, Mare!! 

I look like I have a new fangled snow shoe - they are SO big! But look at Tooey! He loves them too....

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mother's Day Mama & Kitten Plush Kitties

It's almost Mother's day! 
If your mom is a cat lover, she will love this sweet pair of kitties!

And here's an original watercolor pencil kitty card to go with it!

Or how about a trio of kitties?

Also a great gift for birthdays and new moms!
Available in my Catcalls shop along with lots of other gifts for cat lovers! 

Mews & Purrs!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Redistribution Strikes Feline Life....




Editor's note - this is a true account of a cat I know who was the victim of such treatment. He now understands the meaning of "there is no rest for the weary."

May your 'mines' remain yours so you can share what is yours when you have a mind to....

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Imagining Spring Into Existence: My Process

February is when I start to think about gardening. It’s the time of year when daylight hours are noticeably longer and we start to stir from winter’s hibernation. It’s easier to get up in the morning and easier to drive home at night from work. And didn’t that infamous eternal groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predict an early spring?

The energy the sun exudes cannot be underestimated! It always awakens a fresh hope and anticipation of expectation and I find myself overrun with ideas as the days grow longer.

I recently went out and took some pictures of my property where I intend on doing some landscaping this year. This particular spot is about 10 by 15 feet. I began to imagine myself sitting here in the warmer months and drawing, bird watching, or even napping! I love color and texture and natural fragrances, and pretty soon I was inside a lovely little world of herbs and flowers!

I printed my photo onto a piece of acrylic art paper.

My Connecting Threads ‘junk’ mail had come this week, so I pulled it out and began looking through for colors, shapes, and patterns.

I started tearing and cutting tiny pieces

and randomly placing a few on the photo.

Gluing such teeny tiny scraps is a chore! I added some paint for detail – and of course our fat cat Chubbs had to be there! And then I saw a trellis – reminiscent of the one my son Gabe made for me many years ago – and I wanted that to be my entrance point.

Painted clay pottery adds a lovely artistic flair and can be arranged and rearranged. I imagined several sizes bursting with color and foliage. I envisioned the soil dotted with some ground cover of white allysum and lemon thyme, added some flowers – anemones would be nice – over by the propane tank to hide it a bit, and outlined and shaded here and there.

Lastly, I coated it with some diluted Aleene’s tacky glue and put it into a frame!

I can feel the warmth and smell the fragrances every time I walk by it; and now I REALLY can’t wait for spring!

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942