Friday, August 26, 2016

Tulsa, OK is my new home. . . with new ART, new surroundings and family.

I bought Pastels and used my daughters Prismacolor pencils until my things arrived and I had use of a computer again. . . which was much longer than I expected.
Thank you Kristin and Eva for this wonderful world of art and artists.  We show our work, we learn from each other and  it is a beautiful Community of Artists at Paint Party Friday. Be sure and visit
as many of the artists as you can. . . . it's a great world.


 My move to Tulsa, OK: (Yes, it's in the US and no, I don't need a Passport) some of the comments I heard before my move.
I am originally from the Midwest, therefore, this is not a big shock to me.
I miss Florida, the kind of birds, the Ocean and the friends I made while there. It was like living in a Nature Center.

However, surprisingly I have seen so much nature in this Community that I now live in which is in Tulsa.

It has been, on the one hand a tortuous experience and, a fortuitous experience. God works in wondrous ways. But that's a story for another day.

I was three weeks without my 'things' and the truck finally arrived I had to turn around and move again. . . within the same community though. Tough month. But the tough was worth the outcome.

Some pictures of this pretty place I now call home:

 I am a cloud person so how could I resist the Moon and the clouds.
 My neighbor across the Courtyard has a Humming bird feeder.
They are so much tinier than I ever thought.
 The Bushes and trees are in beautiful bloom. . 
(end of June and all of July).
 The waterfall fountain. . . love to hear the sounds.
 Squirrels and birds are everywhere here. Unafraid and hungry.
 Good Afternoon little guy.
 The horses belong to the people across the street, 
however, their yard butts up against ours.
Excellent fodder for paintings and drawings.
 There is a little Female Downing Cardinal that has a 
Sweet Tooth, I mean beak. . she is a very small bird
and lives up in the tree next to the feeder.
 Amazing all the huge trees in the backyard.
 When I first moved into the new place, it was a rainy day.
We have a lot of trees in our courtyard . . quite beautiful.
 Don't know how many of you remember my Pelican made of rock.
He has a fine view of everything . . .
 . . . and the fountain is behind him.
 Pretty place, shady during the day.
 The backyard has trees, a brick barbeque, and plenty of yard. . .
 . . Plenty of shade too.
 The trees are huge all over the place, not used to seeing 
anything but Palms everywhere.
 The neighbors have a gorgeous barn.
I love the neighboring that everyone does . . . reminds me of old times in the Midwest. The way we all grew up back then was a real Blessing.
Blessings,
Janet
Your current situation is not your final destination. ~ Lakeisha Sinclair


Monday, July 18, 2016

Big Announcement . . .

I moved from West Palm Beach to Tulsa Oklahoma . . took over 3 weeks to receive furniture. I only have photos, but will be back to painting as soon as I unpack, which may be at least another week or two.  Thank you for your patience. I joined my daughter and her son which had moved May 2016. I have my own apartment and the pictures can be seen at the photography blog.

Thank you for your patience and Thank you Kristen and Eva for the Paint Party Friday art blog that gives so many of us a chance for comments on our artwork.  The sharing is amazing.

Blessings,
Janet
You are always a decision away from a totally different life. Stop waiting. Decide how to pursue the things you love.

Friday, June 10, 2016

This was my journal page last year.

I will be handling a very large project over the next few weeks. But I will definitely be back. I will tell you all about it then. It's pretty exciting, new and different. I am looking forward to it.

Yep, that's me a very long time ago. Those were the days.

Thank you so much Eva and Kristin for this wonderful website Paint Party Friday that we can all join. . . Learn. . .become friends/co-workers.  I will be back.

Thank you for all your comments. I appreciate all of you. Thank you for being my teacher, my friend, and my cohort. I enjoy seeing what all of you are doing. . . and describing new ideas, procedures and finished artwork. . . I've not heard of.  Quite a lot of fun to play with new and different art supplies.

Again, thank you for your patience.

Blessings,
Janet
We all need people in our lives who raise our standards, remind us of our essential purpose, and challenge us to become the-best-version-of-ourselves. The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Finish another ART work. . .and Photos during my walk.

Pastel Beach scene with glitter.
Thank you Kristin and Eva for give artists a place to show their work, to learn from each other and to have fun.  Paint Party Friday is where all these artists are.

 Sunrise.
 Whale cloud!
 Sunrise. . .fully up.
 Look closely the moon was out.
 Moorhen and shadow.
 Moorhen taking a bath in the canal.
 Woodstork flew in.
 He always flies up to see me.
 Gorgeous bird.
Blessings,
Janet
Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from the negative.

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.