cool beans and groovy noodles!

Happy Saturday, Beautiful People!

I’m truly not sure who is to blame for planting the “Cool beans!” seed in my psyche so many years ago! But it moved into my brain and had chosen to set up permanent camp before I was conscious of even deciding I’d like to add it to my vernacular! Ah well. Makes me laugh so we remain friends.

Yesterday I went to the art supply store. The sweet, young cashier was very friendly and helpful. As our transaction ended I thanked her and said my beloved, “Cool beans!” She burst out laughing and said, “OH MY GOD! You sound just like my husband. Except he’s from Canada and does You one better. His phrase is “Cool beans and Groovy noodles!”

Now….how can that slice of silliness NOT marry “Cool beans!!!” I think they are already on their honeymoon! I’ll let them stay and decorate their little space of my psyche as they wish. Blame the wonderfully funny Canadian who I’ll probably never meet!!! 🤣

Have a Great One!!!

All art, poetry, etc. on this site (unless otherwise noted) are by/© Katy Boyer & Blissbait Art. All rights reserved.

‘busted’ | acrylic on reclaimed wood 18½” x 89″ • approx. 47cm x 226cm

wave by/© Blissbait Art

For those of You who may not be familiar with brilliant Mark Twain’s ‘The Adventure’s of Tom Sawyer’; there’s a wonderful scene in the book where Tom gets in trouble for playing hooky from school. As a punishment his Aunt Polly makes him whitewash the fence. He hates the chore and decides to convince his friends that it’s a great honour and privilege to be given such a responsibility. He ends up charging them money to paint the fence for him! It’s pretty funny!

When my beautiful man brought me this fantastic piece of wood to paint….that story came to mind straightaway. This is what I imagine might have happened had Tom’s friends figured out his con and spotted him off fishing as they worked. I truly don’t remember what he did while they did his chore-apart from collecting the money and feeling pretty amazing about the whole thing; but I sent him off fishing. “Becky” is Becky Thatcher, a young beauty who captured Tom’s heart the moment he saw her and was his first kiss.

'busted!'/St. Simons Artist Katy Boyer | Blissbait Art

wave by/© Blissbait Art

All art, poetry, etc. (unless otherwise noted) are by/© Katy Boyer & Blissbait Art. All rights reserved.

'om' by/© Blissbait Art

thank you for blog

‘after hours’ • acrylic on reclaimed wood (11 ¼” x 23 ½”/28.57cm x 59.69cm)

wave by/© Blissbait ArtBlissbait Art | St. Simons Artist Katy Boyer/'after hours'

Hey Beautiful People!

My lovely man keeps an eye out for boards for me to paint on when he’s out and about. I flipped when he gave me this one because the natural grain in the wood was CRAZY cool! A large round face, the shape of these eyes and an outline of a smile was in the very wood itself. Immediately I knew what I would paint! Actually, she pretty much painted herself; I was along for the very happy ride!

wave by/© Blissbait Art

All art, poetry, etc. (unless otherwise noted) are by/© Katy Boyer & Blissbait Art. All rights reserved.

'om' by/© Blissbait Art

thank you for blog

old pierre

wave by/© Blissbait Art

Blissbait Art | St. Simons Artist Katy Boyer/'old pierre'

old pierre can spin some yarns

they’re crazy tall but true!

don’t assume he’s lyin’ just ‘cuz it’s never happened to you….

open your mind, lend him your heart

hop in, enjoy the ride…

he’ll be done and your life will have changed

by the rising of next tide!

wave by/© Blissbait Art

All art, poetry, etc. (unless otherwise noted) are by/© Katy Boyer & Blissbait Art. All rights reserved.

'om' by/© Blissbait Art

thank you for blog

saturday’s art: MIA!

wave by/© Blissbait Art

Blissbait Art | St. Simons Artist Katy Boyer/'slow on the uptake'

my art supplies are self-quarantining

they must have seen the news

bunched up in the corner wearing masks

they’re all singing the blues

i’ve tried to convince them to come out and play

saturdays I like to post

but they just cower….they won’t come out!

i guess this week’s is toast!

wave by/© Blissbait Art

All art, poetry, etc. (unless otherwise noted) are by/© Katy Boyer & Blissbait Art. All rights reserved.

'om' by/© Blissbait Art

thank you for blog

spamming

wave by/© Blissbait Art

Blissbait Art 'spamming'

Hey Beautiful People! This weekend I was bopping around the innards of my blog trying to figure out some techno stuff and noticed my spam folder could use emptying. Much to my surprise the only things it contained were very sweet comments from a dear blogging friend and a wonderful message from a lovely, close family friend! Ack! I think perhaps the spamming mechanism may be a bit wonky with all that’s going on in the world and is hoarding. 🤣 At any rate: Check Your Spam! There may be wonderful surprises in there for You! And my apologies to sweet Gabriela at Short Prose and lovely Cindy Q for my oblivion! Shocking, I know! 😅 Hugs to All and stay safe!

wave by/© Blissbait Art

'om' by/© Blissbait Art

thank you for blog

it’s “i’ll read you a story!” time 😄

wave by/© Blissbait Art

Happy Saturday, Beautiful People All! I posted this a few years ago but thought it might be a fun distraction about now. Below You’ll find a little film of me reading (with text and illustrations) my very short, seriously silly story ‘Ode to Pipper Popper’.

“Not a fable. No moral here. Simply a bystander’s tale of a very old, outwardly odd and exceedingly cranky so and so who winds up on a journey he never bargained for!”

dancing with broom for blog

•   •   •

I hope Y’all have a wonderful weekend!

wave by/© Blissbait Art

All art, poetry, etc. (unless otherwise noted) are by/© Katy Boyer. All rights reserved.

'om' by/© Blissbait Art

thank you for blog

perfection!

wave by/© Blissbait Art

perfection for blog

so much sweet laughter

silliness and kindness flows

in spite of it all!

•   •   •

Y’all seriously ROCK! Thanks for all the smiles, laughter and posts that make my heart soar!!!

•   •   •

 I got published again on Visual Verse! You can read it here if You like. Cheers!

wave by/© Blissbait Art

All artwork, poetry, etc. (unless otherwise noted) are by/© Katy Boyer & Blissbait Art. All rights reserved.

'om' by/© Blissbait Art

thank you for blog

 

retirement party

I hereby interrupt life in general to bring absolute silliness to You. I present my circus mind on overdrive:

wave by/© Blissbait Art

retirement party

i’ve been deep in love with exclamation points

i splash them everywhere

they cover all my comments and i wear them in my hair

they end up in our soup at night and curl up in our bed

my poor man can barely breathe as some are on his head!

always in groups of 3s i strew them out like happy candy

i mean each and every one of them cuz y’all are so darn dandy!

but i’m pulling back, i’ve thought it through and just one is enough

(yep….i’m swallowed up by silliness since all news now is rough)

my enthusiasm hasn’t waned, but now i will be spare

it may just save internet juice, there will be more to share!

my fingers will be well relaxed, my keyboard will last longer

but know my admiration for all Y’all do never has been stronger!!!

(Doggonit! There I go again!)

🤣

•      •      •

I now return You to Your regularly scheduled everything. Cheers All! Stay safe!!! (“Stay safe” deserves 3 exclamation points so we’ll let that one ride!

wave by/© Blissbait Art

All artwork, poetry, etc. (unless otherwise noted) are by/© Katy Boyer & Blissbait Art. All rights reserved.

'om' by/© Blissbait Art

thank you for blog