Friday, July 31, 2015

Blue Moon


 I added stars to the water and made the water darker.
Blue Moon and stars in the sky.  Moon reflected over water. Palm Tree. Not sure if I'll add anything else.  Everything is pastels except the stars are gel pen.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for Paint Party Friday each week.  There are so many fantastic artists to visit . . be sure to see them all.

Blessings,
Janet
The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust

Friday, July 24, 2015

Cowgirl Time



My favorites of all time is Bull-riding and Rodeos. . . the picture is from the time  I worked at the Illinois State University auditorium and we had one of the Western singers come to town. We all dressed up like cowboys and girls and had a grand old time.  Those were fun times. I was also attending the University and received my BS degree in History and a minor degree in Women's Studies.  Those really were the days. 

Thank you Eva and Kristin for allowing all of us artists a place to show our creativity on Paint Party Friday. 
Blessings,
Janet
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson




Friday, July 17, 2015

Things That Go Bump In the Night completed.

I had to fill in the white space. . .Black cat added.  He has a heart shape on his underside. . .why I have him sitting.  Not sure it's a scary picture, but Daughter requested the cat.

I used Prismacolor pencils, ink, pan pastels, watercolor pencils and #2 for drawing.

Thank you Eva and Kristan for a wonderful Paint Party Friday where artists make this a fun, learning experience and social Party. I enjoy meeting everyone. This, in itself, is a true treasure. Thank you for leaving a comment and I hope to see you soon.
Blessings,
Janet
The trouble is, you think you have time. ~ Buddha

Friday, July 10, 2015

Things That Go Bump In The Night


My daughter told me to do a scary picture. . .This is my first attempt.  I guess she is practicing me up for Halloween.  I just make a couple of Halloween aprons. . .getting ready. Did you notice the brooms lined up like cars under the Tree House?

I used Prismacolor pencils, ink, pan pastels, watercolor pencils and #2 for drawing.

Thank you Eva and Kristan for a wonderful Paint Party Friday where artists make this a fun, learning experience and social Party. I enjoy meeting everyone. This, in itself, is a true treasure. Thank you for leaving a comment and I hope to see you soon.
Blessings,
Janet
If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, Leave. ~ Mo Willems

Friday, July 3, 2015

All My Favorites

Cat, Duck, Bull, Pups and Turtle.  All of my favorites. Bull-Riding on TV. . .ducks and turtles at the canal and remembering my pups. My grandmother loved her kitty.

Sketches/Drawings and a little pastel/Prismacolor pencil.

Lots of memories and fun times.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for a wonderful Paint Party Friday for all artists to display their talent and share their adventures.

Blessings,
Janet
You choose your own adventure.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Owl in a Tree


About 5 years ago, I use to watch Molly and McGee and their little babies 24/7. I made a lot of online friends which we still gather once a week to watch old "Molly" and her babies movies on Molly Movie Night.  We catch up on what we are all doing, talk about what's going on and reminisce about the good old days.  Some have gone on to be with the Lord as has McGee.  There will be a reunion this summer in Minneapolis with some of the old crowd.  Our leaders will be there Carlos and Donna Royal to celebrate the The Owl Box of San Marcos. The MOD (Molly Obsessive Disorder) Meet up will celebrate the Owl Box. Because it was online, it became Internationally known and watched. It was a wonderful time for us all. 

I drew one of the babies. I used pencil and pastels. My contribution for Paint Party Friday. Thank you Eva and Kristin for a party that transcends the usual.  Be sure and visit the varied artists to learn, see and become a part of this wonderful group of talented artists.
Blessings,
Janet
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Rooster and Chick, Aprons and Zoo Photography

Zoo
Black Swans . . .Reflections
 Koala
 Today at the canal, the Alligator is back, but he's listing.
I don't see a back leg!
I drew a Rooster and a chick. Prismacolor Pencil/Pen.
 I also made 2 aprons this week.

It was a busy week. I also had lunch at Longhorn .. .. Delicious.

 Of course there had to be a Bull. . . well perhaps a steer!
Thank you Kristin and Eva for a fun and exciting learning experience with so many talented artists. Be sure to visit all the wonderful artists at Paint Party Friday.
Blessings,
Janet
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. Learn to trust yourself and the choices that you make.