For Her Fans……Cloud ! And More…

Art, schmart.

Some times the muses are too damn cute.

The object of her stalkers’ tendencies……Angel exiting the closet.

yeah, cute, schmoot, I can bench press twice my body weight…..”

” if I tell you you’re handsome, would you get off my paws so I can get up”?

” it’s enough to drive a girl mad “…….

In case none of the preceding was sweet enough, I leave you with Tropical¬† Mango Pie…..

Fresh, whole nutmegs from the farmers’ market…

Remind me of the art nouveau lettering of Hector Guimard’s Paris Metro sign…

A new painting is arriving here soon…..in between pets and pie, there’s been paint too.

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29 Responses to “For Her Fans……Cloud ! And More…”

  1. Patrice Lynne Young Says:

    Love this post! Magical Puppy and beautiful kitties… and that pie? To die for…

    Wishing I had a slice right now!

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Thanks Patrice- I never tire of these faces- so glad others don’t either. Glad you stopped by again. ( I wish I had a slice too- it disappeared in a nano second )

  2. Paz Says:

    Love the photos! ;-)

    Paz

  3. Irina Says:

    What a wonderful slice of life this post is! Pure joy.

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Irina- HI! All the way from Moscow. Thanks so much for leaving your mark here. Glad to know the joy is felt universally.
      You’ve some wonderful shots of Moscow colors, foods and more on your site. I’d like to add you to my blogroll so others can see what you post.

  4. judylobo Says:

    Cloud, Chili Pepper, Angel and mystery food is a grand way to start the day.

  5. JoAnn Says:

    Kittens and doggies and pies–oh,my! Painting, pets or produce it’s always a fun read.

  6. Sylvie Says:

    Positively love them. The animals and the photos!

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Sylvie- thanks for dropping by again. Your email address has me wondering where/what you write with STX in mind.
      Maybe we even know each other?
      Glad you like the pictures.

  7. Marian Fortunati Says:

    Gosh it’s good to get a Cloud fix every once in a while….
    …. hmmmmm
    How do I put this….. Is Cloud a “kind” of dog? …. or is she just a lucky combination of lots of appealing dogs types…

    …. and those cats!! Makes me want to have cats again….
    Think I’d better not… between Rocky and the neighborhood coyotes, the cats might not fare too well here.

    Ymmmmmmmm Mango pie… I’ll bet that is delicious!!!

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Marian- no need to hesitate. Cloud is what we proudly call a ” Crucian Mix”. A.K.A., Coconut Retriever.
      We have so many breeds that have ahem, become acquainted with each other. Primary ingredients in most every dog here are: Pit Bull, Chihuahua, Terrier, Ridgeback, Chow and in Clouds’ case, I think, goat, lamb, and pig.
      The sum total equates to a dog that is plucky, loving, loyal, oh so smart and sometimes ridiculously cute. In my years here, I’ve never seen one as pink and white as Cloud.
      With regard to the cats, as much as I know they love to go out, it’s a recipe for a short life. You have coyotes, we have mongoose, feral dogs and feral cats.
      It’s safer in the house and that’s where they stay. That’s why I have two- so they are company for each other.
      Mango pie is akin to peach pie. So you can imagine. You live in the land where produce is Czar.
      Always love your comments.

  8. Jala Pfaff Says:

    Pets, pies, and paints…what more could one ask for?

  9. Jala Pfaff Says:

    P.S. “Coconut retriever”–hahahahahahaa!!!

  10. Carol King Says:

    I cannot get enough of your gorgeous pets! And I can’t wait for the next painting to be posted.

    Now, I ask you, is that a HOME-MADE crust on that mango pie? You are a woman of many talents.

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Yes Carol- that is a home made crust. Made in the House of Pillsbury.
      It’s too hot here to make crust without the butter melting. Give me points though for having soaked the bing cherries in guavaberry rum for three days and grating the ginger and coconut that also went into the pie.
      The only thing that mattered is that the main ingredient was VANISHED.

  11. Donald Diddams Says:

    And that nouveau covering on the nutmegs is the spice mace… part of my education on the spice island of Grenada where the mace was a bright red color. At the “nutmeg factory” (aka packing plant) we saw barrels of it — and hundreds and hundreds of burlap sacks full of nutmeg. Can you imagine the smell of that place?!
    Now give that little Cloud a scratch for me!

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Don- that aroma must have been heavenly- you would surely have known this tidbit of nutmeg trivia, having sailed everywhere in the Caribbean.
      I use nutmeg in almost everything and once you grate your own, it’s hard to use store bought.
      Better to tell me to STOP giving Cloud a scratch for you. I think I’m even annoying HER!
      Hope Karla is over the worst of her hot spots.

  12. lesliepaints Says:

    Gotta love the pet pictures and your pie made my mouth water. Now, I hope I can forget about it so I don’t end up raiding the refrigerator.

  13. w1kkp Says:

    I just ran across this blogpost about a British artist, Alison Watt, who paints fabric and thought of you, Bon Bon, and your painting readers, who commiserate and struggle with painting “white” on a canvas (most recently your Goat Man). This artist has a series called “Fold”, a wow in my book.

    http://raggedclothcafe.com/2008/04/27/alison-watt-by-kanti-jocelyn/#comments

  14. Bonnie Luria Says:

    Wow Pat, she seems to have produced an impossible task. I would hang up my brushes forever if I had to figure out how she does this.
    She must possess an inner Zen like temperament.
    I possess the first two syllables of that word.

  15. sam Says:

    Your post has made us HONGRY! Garrett says he wants a piece of coconut cream pie, and I’ll take at least a third of the next mango-bango, thank you very much.

  16. Val Erde Says:

    They are so cute!! :)
    And even the pie and nutmegs are cute! (I’ve never seen palm trees on a pie!) And didn’t know that’s what nutmegs look like whole. Lovely!

    • Bonnie Luria Says:

      Val- yes, cute is the operative, and distracting word. The outer lacy coating of the nutmeg is the spice Mace! Two for one. They’re lovely to look at and have a beautiful aroma.

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