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

Friday, February 19, 2016

Snow Scene. . .Yogi . . . Yellow Cottage


Snow scene . . Yellow Cottage and my pups, Yogi, watching the snow come down. I used Modeling Paste, Acrylic and glitter.  The picture is a mixture of Prismacolor pencils and pastels.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for a wonderful Paint Party Friday to celebrate many different and talented artists. Be sure to visit them all.

Blessings,
Janet
Nothing is impossible. . . the word itself says I’m Possible. ~ Audrey Hepburn

Friday, February 5, 2016

Happy Valentine Cat


Celebrating early. . .Every day should be Valentines day with a beloved.  ACEO card Prismacolor pens and pencils.

My poor car has been in the body shop.  During WILMA (on my birthday) it was the hurricane that took everybody's windshields out  tree trunks though them (2005). . .therefore it is not the original windshield. It leaked. The shop said I got it in time, no major damage (rusted) so they are able to repair it. Whew!  Bit the bullet on that one. But they are waiting on the glass company to come put the windshield back in (they had popped it out to be worked on) so I can have the car after they paint around it.  This is the 3rd day without the car.  Today is another stormy/windy day with falling temps. My errands went begging this week.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for a wonderful playground for all of us artists to show and tell. Be sure to visit all the artists at Paint Party Friday.  They are informative, fun and teach amazing products I never knew existed. Their videos teach so many things.

Blessings,
Janet
You’ve only got three choices in life: give up, give in, or give it all you’ve got.
Never give up. Never give in. Stand tall. Stand ready. The only thing that can stop you is yourself.
~ Terry Alex

Friday, January 29, 2016

Baby Birds Learning to Fly


ATC card Prismacolor pencils and ink. Baby birds are flying from home to tree. . .sort of!

We have had 2 days every week of Tornadoes and flooding for the past 3 weeks. Totally  unusual for So. FL. I've lived here almost 30 years and Tornadoes have been many but never the destructive kind we had in IL.  It is totally unusual for the hottest year on record (last year) and the horrendous weather we are now having. It's like the world turned upside down and we are all flying against the wind. . . like my little bird.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for the wonderful Artists place you give us to show our works and to learn from each other.  Be sure and give a look at all the wonderful artists at Paint Party Friday.
 I had no idea Thursday was Squirrel Day.  I would have posted my drawing.

Blessings,
Janet
Be you. Be what you want. . . and then become unbreakable. ~ KimmySchmidt