Friday, April 18, 2014

Pastel Yellow Cottage Drawing

I am trying something new. . . .my yellow cottage through a haze of pastel and an ink duck. Of course, I have to have a duck by my pond.  Yes, I'm still looking for it.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for your Paint Party Friday site that gives all of us an art outlet to share out work with others. I appreciate all the work you do and I thank the rest of you for the comments that are always there. All of you keep me going in different directions. . . . experimenting and keeping up with the latest art supplies I had no knowledge of.

Blessings,
Janet

Friday, April 11, 2014

Art in Life Documented Journal

We were to put a bird on the page. I drew the upside down Duck in the water. I used Prismacolor pencils.  I had done this picture before but it was ACEO size. He is 6 x 7 1/2 inches.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for this fun, wonderful, informative, creative artists Paint Party Friday. Be sure to visit all the artists.

Blessings,
Janet

Friday, March 28, 2014

More Zentangle


I am still playing around with Zentangle.  I seem to remember a time with the Moon and the Star was an important decor at one time.

Please visit our wonderful artists at Paint Party Friday. They are so very talented in so many areas of art. They all love what they do and passing their creativity on to others is a big part of that. There are videos and others give step-by-step instructions.  Thank you Eva and Kristin for hosting this fun learning experience.

Blessings,
Janet

Friday, March 21, 2014

Zentangle Art

I thought I would try something new.  I tried to make a dress out of Zentangle, it didn't turn out so well. However, the Doll did.  I think I will do more for practice.  I did enjoy it, but it's not as easy as it looks.

 I used pencil with a touch of a Pitt Pen green.
She is from Tangled Fashionista from Design Originals.
Thank you Kristin and Eva for putting on Paint Party Friday.  The artists participating are informative, teach new kinds of art through tutorial on their websites or video.  Be sure to check them all out. They are so varied in their art.

Blessings,
Janet


Friday, March 7, 2014

Kiddie Car


Once upon a time, there was a little girl with curls who had a kiddie Car. . . she drove it and drove it. She came upon some flowers and wanted to bring one home to her mum.  So, she stopped, got out, took her little kitty with her and admired the mountains, the tree and the flowers.  She pick only one to bring home to her mum.

Blessings for Kristin and Eva for the great every Friday Paint Party that they put on for all of us to share our work.  Happy Paint Party Friday.  Please visit the other artists who work so hard each day in and day out and share their tools, the learning, and their works with us.

I used pastels, prismacolor pens and pencils.

Blessings,
Janet

Friday, February 28, 2014

Collage for Journal Week 9 plus a peek at Week 8

For week 9 of My Life Documented Journal, we had to add a collage of things we have collected. I put a coat of pastel on the page and then framed it with selvedges from all kinds of fabric.  Material I had used for pillows, cloth doll dresses and, of course sewing machine needle and threads.  I have an Irish clover, moon and stars. Also, Panera, Starbucks, Hoffman's, Pink Bunny, Dark Chocolate, the Irish, NBA and Made in America, plus the Eiffel Tower are represented. Alexander Henry is one of my favorite designers.  It was fun finding all those things I had collected. . . .


 And just to give you a peek at my Week 8.  We had to add a flap. . .mine is a cookie recipe. I bake a lot and it's mostly cookies. So, since it's My Life I'm Documenting, this is what I did for Week 8.
I used Gingerbread girl and boy stamps, and a stamp for cheese and wine. Then I doodled heart cookies, brownies and a salad.
 The recipe is for Mint Chocolate Chip cookies.
This is a fun project.
Thank you Eva and Kristin for making each week a learning/teaching experience and so very much fun. Visit all the artists for Paint Party Friday and see all the differences we bring to the art world.
Blessings,
Janet

Friday, February 21, 2014

Experimenting with Pastels, Tombow and stamps


I have so many great stamps and decided to pull out my ink pads and stamps.  I used Tombow for coloring and pastel for shading/outline.  I love the Tombow pens.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for your continued work to make an artist like me able to show her work, to visit other artist sites to learn more about the supplies and how to use them and to feel so welcome here.  Happy Paint Party Friday.

Blessings,
Janet