Friday, May 27, 2016

ART Woodpecker and Ducks, Photographs


 Woodpecker and 3 Ducklings
I used Prismacolor pencils and pen. . . and Pastels. Finally finished another picture. It has become more urgent that I move out immediately.
Thanks so much Eva and Kristin for a wonderful learning experience with all the artists on Paint Party Friday.  Please take a look.

 Sunrise yesterday morning.
 Moon and Palms the morning before.
 Squirrel knows every Saturday morning I bring unsalted Pistachios for his Breakfast.
Last Saturday, he was there before me (unusual) waiting.
 Moorhen at the canal.
 Moor and reflection of trees/Palms in the canal.
Blessings,
Janet
Go and make interesting mistakes. Make Amazing mistakes. Make glorious and fantastic mistakes. BREAK RULES. Leave the world more interesting for you being here. MAKE. GOOD. ART. ~ Neil Gaiman (One of my favorite authors.)

Friday, May 20, 2016

Cat Lady painting, Aloe and Bromelaid plants, Moon, Sunrise and Woodstork


Ah, the cat lady painting, I finished it by adding a painting on her wall.  Yep, she's dreaming of a Yellow Cottage and a puppy too.  I did color her up a big more with pastels. The painting is with Prismacolor pencils, pen and Pastels.

The plants have come around. . .Whew.  My neighbor gave me food for them and all of them have come back.  The Bromelaid came back too with the food. She had been out back in the sun because of the painters. She had brown spots all over her. She's still recovering after over a year.

I still need to find the yellow cottage rather quickly. The neighbor came back permanently, but not the wife, and he has been re - remodeling for months. Keeps me from working (writing) albeit the painting is in the back room but it's beginning to be 90s.  Un-live-able. . . if anyone knows of a nice quiet area . . I can paint the cottage yellow if need be. . .Please let me know.

Thank you so much Kristin and Eva for a most invaluable place for everyone to show off their talent and teach others. The learning experience here is awesome. Happy Paint Party Friday.

Thank you so much for your comments. I appreciate each and every one of them.

Aloe is coming back. 
 Bromelaids aren't there yet, but they were totally brown too.
 Clouds going over the moon the only night I could see it.
 We are now in our rainy/stormy season. . .
 .  .so much too many clouds.
 We have the most beautiful Sunrises.
 I love capturing them during my morning walks.
 Look at who came and stood beside me. .  .
 . .  Wood Stork in flight.  I didn't know he would do that.
Blessings,
Janet
THREE LIFE RULES:
If you do not GO after what you want, you’ll never have it.
If you do not ASK, the answer will always be NO.
If you do not step FORWARD, you will ALWAYS be in the same place.

Friday, May 13, 2016

New Art, Old Doll, Tree gone, Aloe Plant, Tree, Squirrel UPDATE


Dog Walking. . .I used pastels, Pencils and Ink for the Gal and her Bulldog. My daughter has finally moved and I have more time.  Not much more. . .I have 2 ladies and I see and take care of regularly. One of them will be 96 in mid-July. Her daughter has left her by herself and since we had been neighbors for many years, I feel that she needs the help, love and care that is no longer there for her.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for our wonderful Artists place to show off our art and try to teach others in this field.  Paint Party Friday has so many wonderful and varied artists to learn from. Be sure to visit them all.


 This is a replica of my very first baby doll. She has a cloth body, bisque hands, legs, and head. . yep, she already has teeth. Her eyes clothes and her hair is molded to her head. I found her at an antique fair quite a few years ago.
 The huge beautiful tree in my backyard shades my back room so that I am able to work there. Without the tree. . . it would be unbearably hot to work.  For the past 3 years we have had over 100 degrees all summer.  The huge windows allow for quite a bit of light into my workroom. The plants (tree my fiance had which is over 30 years old and potted. . .waiting to find a permanent place to plant it); the Aloe plant is beautifully green. . . However. . . .


The tree has been cut down. . .I have no shade and it is impossible to work in the back room at all even with the blinds closed. Not a chance I can open my blinds and look out as I work.

The birds and the squirrel have lost their homes.
Sad situation. . .time to move on for all of us.
 This is the way she looks today.  I transplanted her to the front porch.
 She is now in 2 pots.
 . . and the Tree above, has been moved too. I do need bigger pots.

Not sure what the future holds. Both of my daughters are moving or have moved and it has become a nightmare. I do not want to go to Oklahoma .  .  . I feel that is more of a nightmare after watching 60 minutes last Sunday.  We'll have to wait and see where we can go from here.  By the way, too much sun on the Aloe plant has turned it totally brown and it is dying. We are only allowed 2 plants in front and 2 in back, but I will have to take my Aloe and put it in the front anyway. I can't move it so will need to transplant to another pot. It is a shame that anyone has to cut down trees. All trees, except Palms have been cut down in this community. We are sweltering.
Blessings,
Janet
 One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it’s guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and fight to let go. ~ Spirit Science
 What feels like the end is often the beginning. Many times the start of something better coming into your life.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Ducks, mum and babies and an orphan and more Photographs


 Mum and her 4 ducks. . . and an orphaned baby kitten. All the pictures I've seen lately of different animals coming together and taking care of the little ones is why I painted this one. I used mostly pastels, some Prismacolor pencil and pens. Yes, my yellow cottage is there with a river beside it.

Thanks so much Kristin and Eva for an artists gallery of all kinds of art. Paint Party Friday is definitely a place you can teach, learn and celebrate our Craft.

 My pin dolls. I've used these at times when our group went out and about on trips to unite us ladies. If we get lost going from quilt shop to quilt shop, there is always someone who has seen one of us and can lead us in the right direction to find each other.
 Yesterday there was a baby Anhinga at the canal.
 Fuzzies still on top of his head.
 This picture was my inspiration for my painting this week.
Mum and 5 ducks.
 This big guy Woodstork is one I'm thinking about putting 
on my living room (very bare) wall.
 I was talking to him the whole time and he kept getting closer and closer to me.
He's a big guy.
His close up.
I hope you enjoy my photography too. I enjoy my morning walk and seeing all the birds in my neighborhood.
Blessings,
Janet
You are unique, one of a kind, irreplaceable, beautiful.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Paint The Town and Things I love to Photograph

Don't know if she's ready to Paint The Town or not.

I sketched her then added Prismacolor pencil, Pastels, and ink.
Thank you Kristin and Eva for hosting the Paint Party Friday for 
5 years. . . it is a whole lot of fun, learning and teaching.


I am also a photographer with a strictly photography blog.
Here are a few of my favorite things to photograph during my walks.

Alligator and reflections of the trees in the canal.
He's not there every day, but every day he is there, 
I capture him with my camera.
 I love the palm trees everywhere I look.
 The planes are a challenge.
Full moon and trees.
 Full moon and Palm.
 Squirrel posing.
 OK, I posed, where is breakfast.
Blessings,
Janet
Dream big, there’s no one like you.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Crocheted Pups. . .Sunrise. . . Bull ACEO

Happy Happy 5th Birthday Paint Party Friday. Yay, this has been the Best of the Best artists place to show our works. Thank you Kristin and Eva for one of the most important artists sites.
This is my pups that I made for the Dolls. However, he's a bit too large. I will have to work this out.
 I just finished him.

 Photography.. .. Yesterday's Sunrise.
 OK, you can guess what I am watching right now. Love the BULL-RIDING!
Blessings,
Janet
If you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven't done much today. ~Author Unknown

Friday, March 4, 2016

The Art of the Doll - updated

The past 2 weeks I have Crocheted 3 dolls. Each one is different. It is my own pattern and it is an experiment.  I had one gal want a crocheted doll for her birthday.  I have a couple of people in the nursing homes and I wanted to give a gift that would be a friend, an angel, a companion. These are not children's dolls, they are for those who need someone to talk to and to live at those times that we need that moment and no one else is around.

I have 3 more ready to be put together and will put those up as soon as they are completed. I am still experimenting.  I have one more thought. . .a pups.

I love to crochet and to come up with different ideas.  I also knitted my own patterns. .  my yellow cottage and an owl in yellow yarn.


As promised all 6 dolls. . .ready for a Friend.
Thank you so much for allowing all of us artists a place to show our works Eva and Kristin at Paint Party Friday.
Blessings,
Janet
There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life, no matter what its location, age, gender or disability. ~ Sharron Angle