Saturday, May 12, 2018

Betty-Loo Is Gone

I am in complete shock...Betty-Loo is gone.
Her dental surgery was going just fine...
she was doing great & than suddenly her heart failed & they couldn't get her back.
We had no choice, all of her teeth were too long, she needed the surgery or else the molars were
about to start growing into her cheeks & her eating had become almost impossible,
the last week she could not get any veggies in whatsoever, just a high quality pellet.
We've been through 13 surgeries on the bunnies.
This was one of the first ones we weren't super worried about, I don't understand, I want to scream.
I told her she'd go for 'just a little nap, wake up with teeth she could use & come right back home'
I feel like I failed her. Like I lied to her.


I should have hugged her longer & harder before the surgery, before they took her away...
all I can picture when I close my eyes is her helpless little face in the carrier being carried away...
I can't help but think if we just waited another week, if it was on a different day.
She was given away twice in her life,
unwanted, she sat there waiting for a family at the shelter a whole year...
we were so excited to adopt her.
we had sooooo much to make up to this sweet precious soul....we were still getting to know her.
But I knew already she was right from the start an easy going soul who just wanted company
and love with a catching effervescence & light...I just loved being int he same room with her.
I feel like she was ripped away...I have no words, I am devastated by this one.
Bear with me & my blogging & online absence as I try to process this.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Dental Surgery

We don't like today...Betty-Loo is getting dental surgery this morning...


Please send her healing mojo pretty please & calming vibes for us...we're going to need it!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Pretty Tee-Tee

My image of my beloved late Teela is coming along nicely...I am really happy with it so far.


This piece is just for me...she's gone but is still with me in every minute of every single day.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

A Cozy Day

We had a rough week...
Henrie had to start antibiotics...Betty-Loo had to get scheduled for a big dental surgery next week
and than on Thursday night Leisel for no apparent reason got really sick which was a whole night up and than a whole Friday afternoon for me of cleaning up diarrhea from floors & rugs...
It's always so tough never knowing why Leisel's tummy does this now & than out of the blue.


So before we head into what will likely be a difficult week with Betty-Loo's surgery on Tuesday,
today we're relaxing & not worrying about how nice it is outside or anything on our to-do lists.
We are all set up for a cozy day...jazz is on, strawberries are plentiful, Moscato & espresso stocked...
we're resting up, hanging with each other & the bun-babies...what are you doing?

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Spring Melt

Just us enjoying the usual Spring melting of the lake closest to our house...



 
 
 
 
 


Every Spring it's the same but it's fun to look for small beautiful differences.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Vegan Food Friday

This is our healthy & easy usual go to meal for when we're hungry but to tired for anything fancy.
If your looking for some vegan dinner ideas this weekend, maybe this will inspire you.


Tofu sauteed with mushrooms, steamed kale with nutritional yeast & olive oil & sweet potato mash.
Don't forget to add some garlic salt & a splash of maggi to the tofu/mushroom mix.  Enjoy!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Couldn't Fight It

Well I couldn't do it....I couldn't leave the background white as I so very strongly planned to do!
I just had to hide my beautiful owl, I had to make eyes seek out all the whimsy like normal....


and that is okay, that's how this all works best, with fluidity and with a willingness to listen
to what your picture wants to be...why fight it...it's part of the magical dance of making art!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Pretty In Pink

I walk into my downstairs studio & this cuteness emerges from my fuzzy pink pillows...


OH MY GOODNESS....she makes my heart sing....I can't even...she is everything...everything!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Kind & Pretty Scents

Beautiful scents make me happy
and I am pretty lucky in that my head pain isn't instigated too often by smells...only once in awhile.
(Well one smell gets me, cigarette smoke, it's a bad trigger, that is an instant puke/migraine scenario)


So I love to smell good and pretty but I need delicate scents that aren't overpowering
because my honey has asthma and the bunnies have sensitive noses...


My favorite go to brand of perfumes, as you can clearly see is Pacifica...
they smell amazing, my hon and buns never seem aggravated by any of them &
most of all they are vegan and beautifully not tested on animals.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Shimmering Rabbity Sweetness

This has been what my desk upstairs looks like, full of little beauties getting their finishing touches.
I love this part...applying varnishes, clean edges, titling, adding sparkles, attaching hangers etc.


As I was telling you in one of my last posts, I work all over the house to get work done whiles I
spend time with all of our 9 rescue buns so I work on quite a few pieces all at the same time...


For a spell it seems like I am getting nothing new done and than all of the sudden bam a whack
are finished and lovely and whimsical and shimmering with good happy rabbity mojo, ha ha!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Share Sunday

Hi guys and Happy Sunday to you...
here's Yuuji's & my favorite online things from this week...


Link 1:
For my fellow creative hearts...
Different ways to make it as an artist with Happy D (whom I am currently addicted to!)

Link 2:
For anyone who spends any amount of time online...

Link 3:
I knew she was my favorite character for a reason!...

Enjoy XO

Saturday, April 28, 2018

A Pink Leaping Bunny Who Could Want More!

My sweet vegan guy and I have been working so hard on my new website...
This pink leaping bunny was supposed to go on t-shirts BUT for now it's my new site header
and I adore it so so much, I feel like it just brings my website to  a whole new beautiful fresh level...
take a look-see and tell me what you think so far at www.MandySaile.com (bookmark it too please)


We are doing things a bit differently this time around with my website,
we're just tackling one page at a time and uploading & refreshing that page as we're done it.
So check out the changes so far, tell me what you think
& keep checking back cause it's just
getting better and better, so far we're done the Home page, Keep In Touch and Contact pages.