As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance. -- Calvin and Hobbes

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ring it in, baby, with a tune!

Auld Lang Syne
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o’ lang syne!
Chorus:
For auld lang syne, my dear
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne!
We twa hae run about the braes,
And pu’d the gowans fine,
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary foot
Sin’ auld lang syne.
We twa hae paidl’t in the burn
Frae morning sun till dine,
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
Sin’ auld lang syne.
And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere,
And gie’s a hand o’ thine,
And we’ll tak a right guid willie-waught
For auld lang syne!
And surely ye’ll be your pint’ stoup,
And surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne!

and for the old English impaired....

Times Gone By
Should old acquaintances be forgotten,
And never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintances be forgotten,
And days of long ago!
Chorus:
For times gone by, my dear
For times gone by,
We will take a cup of kindness yet
For times gone by.
We two have run about the hillsides
And pulled the daisies fine,
But we have wandered many a weary foot
For times gone by.
We two have paddled (waded) in the stream
From noon until dinner time,
But seas between us broad have roared
Since times gone by.
And there is a hand, my trusty friend,
And give us a hand of yours,
And we will take a goodwill drink (of ale)
For times gone by!
And surely you will pay for your pint,
And surely I will pay for mine!
And we will take a cup of kindness yet
For times gone by!

Happy New Year! Be safe and courteous and give someone a hug and kiss. 
Tomorrow: Resolutions
Rebecca

Share/Bookmark

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Intermission...(humming...)

Time for some world famous homemade hot buttered rum! Delight your spouse! Impress your dinner guests! Ok, here is my recipe that you should try immediately.. Use your Keurig to get the perfect shot of hot water fast and make it quick! Store batter in the fridge for the whole season.

\
Batter
Mix together:
1/4 lb sweet cream butter (one stick, very soft room temperature)
1 lb brown sugar (about 2 cups)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground clove
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp vanilla
Drink recipe
2 Tablespoons Vanilla ice cream
1 shot (1.5 oz) Bacardi gold rum or dark rum
2 Tablespoons of hot buttered rum batter
6 oz hot water (or Keurig small cup setting)
Directions
In a glass, place ice cream and batter. Add hot water and stir until dissolved. Add rum, stir, and drink!!! Make a second one. Watch Christmas movies. Enjoy!

Have a nice day!

Share/Bookmark

Friday, December 5, 2014

Another litter of critters!

I know this is the first sentence of this post, so "by the way" probably isn't grammatically necessary or appropriate. However, in case you weren't going to make it to the bottom of this post, I thought I would get the "by the way" up front!  ...By the way, for the new year, 2015, I have chosen a beneficiary of my shelter donations!  It will be Canine Crusaders of Atlanta. Ta da!

Ok, I wanted to post the remaining 5 critter balls which are available right now at Raiford Gallery in Roswell, GA.  I'm sure if you ask nicely, they'll ship to you for a small fee.
Boxer and the beloved smiling Mutt! (could be Lab/Dachshund/Corgie/Jack Russel and on and on)


For the first time, I have offered two galleries a small litter of critter ornaments for you to just snatch up without a custom order, at a great low price, just in time for Christmas.  The two galleries have 5 ornaments each, all different breeds and a couple of potential mutts!  

Today I'm posting the 5 critters which have been delivered to:


Golden Retriever, Westie, Boston Terrier

You can walk in and purchase any of these 5 ornaments if you're in the Atlanta area, or call and you may be able to order over the phone get one shipped to you. The best part is that these special ornaments are just $60 each, and are painted with the same loving care as my custom ornaments, they're just a little smaller, about 2 5/8".  They come nestled in a little gift/storage box and arrive with care and feeding instructions.

Take advantage of this great deal and give a special gift this year hand painted ornament!  These 5 ornaments include:
 a beloved Mutt, a Boxer, a Westie, a Boston Terrier and a Golden Retriever

Thanks and have a nice day,
Rebecca




Share/Bookmark

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The busy season is here, oh my...

Happy December!
Do you have your tree up yet? Because, they've already played the Charlie Brown Christmas special. I'm behind on decorating but I'll put the elves on duty tomorrow.

It's that time of year again..the time of year when I actually have a minor excuse for not blogging. I'm really busy painting little critter ornaments like these..


For the first time, I have offered two galleries a small litter of critter ornaments for you to just snatch up without a custom order, at a great low price, just in time for Christmas.  The two galleries have 5 ornaments each, all different breeds and a couple of potential mutts!  

Today I'm posting the 5 critters which have been delivered to:

You can walk in and purchase any of these 5 ornaments if you're in the Atlanta area, or call and order over the phone and they will ship anywhere in the US (shipping is about $10). The best part is that these special ornaments are just $60 each, and are painted with the same loving care as my custom ornaments, they're just a little smaller, about 2 5/8".  They come nestled in a little gift/storage box and arrive with care and feeding instructions.

 Take advantage of this great deal and give a special gift this year hand painted ornament!  These 5 ornaments include an Australian Shepherd, Beagle, Labrador Retriever, Poodle, and a black/gray cat.

Australian Shepherd

Labradoodle/Poodle/Bishon Frise

White/Yellow Lab

Beagle


Black/Gray Cat

2 Rules Fine Art
85 Church Street
Marietta, GA 30060


Have a nice evening,
Rebecca



Share/Bookmark

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Oh the sweet little faces...

Christmas is coming!


Only 1 day left to order for Christmas! 


Don't forget to get on my list before Saturday November 15th at midnight!




Custom ornaments are $129. Each tiny masterpiece comes in a pretty gift box with a paw print ribbon and care and feeding instructions. Ornament sizes are 2 5/8" or 3 1/4" glass balls.  If you don't specify, you will receive the larger ornament, Click here to order a custom pet ornament or for more information!

You may also want a gift certificate for an ornament to give to a special friend!  Those are also available on my website and can be shipped to you or your gift recipient. They are also available for email and digital download up to Christmas day in case you need a gift fast at the last minute!

There is another option for you!  If you want to take a chance you may be able to find a breed specific ornament in one of the two galleries I'll be supplying this season,  Look for a small assortment of breed specific ornaments at these two galleries below after Thanksgiving!  These are painted on 2 5/8" glass balls, are less detailed, but still super adorable and priced at $70 or less.

Raiford Gallery, Roswell, GA

2 Rules Fine Art, Marietta Square, Marietta, GA


Stay warm and have a nice weekend!

Share/Bookmark