Posts Tagged ‘pigs’

New flying Piggies

December 7, 2011

Well as busy and distant as I’ve been, I have at least been trying to do some art. I have finally listed my new flying pigs canvases. Here they are…..

Fly Piggy Fly

When pigs fly

I have been working out at least an hour a day. Well most days anyway. I’m off to Cancun in 2 weeks and the pressure is on. Well it’s been on for a while. This is the longest I have ever managed to continue to work out for.
The problem is I haven’t seen much difference ( if any) on the scale. But I have taken photos at day 1 and day 30 and Now I’m technically at day 49 because I’ve missed a few days . and I DO see a difference in the photos, so I’m forcing myself to stay with the program darn it!!!!

I could post them……. but I just can’t. Maybe I will at day 90 or so, when I’m absolutely ripped or something.

Don’t eat the Jalapenos…

June 13, 2011

I came home to this the other day. To be honest I thought my husband was getting back at me because I left a note on the grapes, saying Don’t eat, save for lunch tomorrow. There were only a few grapes left and I really didn’t want to go shopping for more grapes for the boy’s lunches.

So I saw this note.

Don't eat me!!!!

jalapeno are a new food for me. I really like them. Not in the same way as My husband who has either jalapeno or tabasco on everything. EVERYTHING!  Personally I think he’s burnt his taste buds off and needs spice on everything now. (well obviously not pancakes or stuff like that)

The reason was… here get closer and you can see  another picture. If you look closely you will see a maggot swimming in the jalapeno juice. Gross!


I’m not sure how anyone would ever find it. Except Jack was getting something out of the fridge and it was eye level and he saw the little bugger, I guess magnified by the glass. It was actually very  hard to capture with my camera…. Ewww it does make me shudder. I’m not  sure if I’ll continue my new love of jalapeno or not!

I don’t want to end on such a yucky note so here are some paintings I’ve just finished. Nothing to do with spicy anything.

Beach Days... I might add words.... I can never think of any though.

Really Pig? I know you can fly, but.......

Artfest Frenzy

April 3, 2011


mostly little piggies

mostly little piggies, waiting for paint and wings

So little time , so much to do…. oh my.


Seriously I am in the throes of making art trades, and I am switching from one to the other. Also as always happens no ideas at all and then once I start the ideas all come flowing and I keep on wanting to make something new. Well I’ll have a very eclectic group to trade I guess. If I ever finish anything. I also have some dog tags made.

some finished dog tags




wings for the flying pigs....


I may need to make more dog tags.

panic panic. I also have to worry about enough food for the family while I’m gone, arranging for Harry to have a sleep over on friday  because it’s David’s brother’s 40th birthday. Sorry I can’t be there. But I booked Artfest so long ago. My bruv-in-law said he understands though.

on a side note, I have to talk about as amazing teacher my son Jack has.  Jack does not really like school, never has and I hope that will eventually change.

But he has this  teacher, who is quite old school and  he loves and respects him. This teacher Mr Mahfouda, told Jack that if he got 100 on a test he would drink it. What’s that you say? What the heck does that mean? Well Jack did get a 100!!!!! Amazing.

Mr Mahfouda sent him to the cafeteria to get milk. He produced a blender and they proceeded to blend the test.  Then they drank it. Really! What a cool teacher. My younger son Harry said he saw a picture of it on Facebook  and everyone was holding up their phones. I’m assuming they were videotaping it and the man is now a legend amongst the 10th graders and Great Neck South High. I really do have to write a wonderful letter about him to the principal.

Here are some almost finished piggies….

And a few little canvas. Seriously I can’t commit to just one thing ever.

mini canvas's



piggies and an elephant


Another week goes by, Bad day for the ref.

November 2, 2010

We had a very strange soccer game the past weekend. We have a coach who’s passionate about soccer , shall we say. He’s often in trouble with the ref. But this time I’m not even sure it was totally his fault.

He was yelling at the ref , the ref flashed  him the yellow card, and said something to the tune of , “One more word!!!”

At that coach smiled and the ref lost it. Maybe there was something sinister or sarcastic in that smile , I’m not sure. he gave the Coach a Red card and told him to leave, But then he’s throwing yellow cards around with abandon ; to the kids for questioning him. 3 kids to be precise, including Harry!!

He has already kicked off and replaced our linesman because he held the flag the wrong way.  As parents we are unaware of all that is going on except for a long delay. The coach does the walk of shame, and we wait.  One of the parent’s yells ( I know he shouldn’t have. He know’s he shouldn’t have) something about getting on with the game. As the ref turns and kicks him off the field too. As parents we are SO confused, well I am. Now we are watching both coach and parent leave the field. The ref is yelling something at the rest of us. ( I swear we are all confused and certainly not yelling back) Apparently he was yelling for us all to leave. Which we didn’t hear, the field is very large now the kids have turned 11 and he was far away. we are all looking to each other with confused looks, saying,”What’s going on,” What did he say.”

Well obviously the Ref was having a bad day, and he called the game because the parents, yes parent’s…. didn’t leave the field.

We have had games where our Coach was a Lunatic and as parents we have been embarrassed or laughed. But we don’t really have badly behaved parents. Now when my boys play hockey that’s a different story. Hockey parent’s are nuts.

I thought this video was short and so cute and funny… check it out . Oh Beyonce what have you done!!!!


Also to end on some of the pictures  that been swirling in my brain. I have SO many unfinished paintings. Then I get wisps of ideas and then move on leaving paintings and start something new. Sigh I need to focus, but that’s terribly boring. I am experimenting with chalk, India ink, water-colour crayons and pencils. I want a chalky type look. I can;t seem to stop drawing theses pesky characters. Pig of course is a flying pig, because anything is possible and he needed a friend.  They seem to have SO much to do… I mentioned before I have to make 52 4x fat book pages. My problem is I’m not very good at making them fat. I don’t like them much once I’ve embellished them . These 2 I haven’t embellished yet. Although I did use some moulding paste through a stencil in the red page.


Some Post it note characters and 2 4x4 fatbook pages.

Duck and Pig. They seem to be getting up to all manner of things and I just have to draw them.


Graduation, dogs and art.

June 23, 2010

Well, my youngest  had his graduation ceremony today. It was lovely.  It was a little hot with everyone packed into a small auditorium without  air conditioning. I’m almost positive, Thank goodness for the  brochure  that we all used to fan ourselves. We rushed to lunch and then back again for the 5th grade party. with a DJ, dancers and sunglasses giveaways. Ooooo!

As Yearbook Chair, I was excited to hand out the yearbooks… The kids get so excited, which makes me feel great about the work we put into the book.

My dogs have been cute and crazy, I have a video of the excitement at “Walk Time”. When Jasper gets So excited he grabs Blue’s lead and tries to take her for a walk. I just have to edit it and take out my horrible voice.

Here’s a picture of jasper laughing. I’m serious he looks like he’s chuckling. (He definitely was)

Don't tell me he's not laughing.

I’m obsessed with song by Michael Posner right now, called “You think you’re cooler than me. ” I love it. I listen to it over and over and over.

I’ve been working on some paintings, all minis. I don’t think that will help me with my art show. I  have all sorts of ideas about painting and collageing, I just  can’t quite seem to stay on one path.

Here’s a pig I made. I do love flying pigs.

It’s a little washed out, I like that. It started about being brighter.