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.

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.

Be you. Be what you want. . . and then become unbreakable. ~ KimmySchmidt

Friday, January 22, 2016


I completed my collage ATC. This is something that is totally different for me. I used wallpaper, magazine cut outs, and stamping. It was a fun project.

Storms keep coming around. 'They' say it is the El Nino effect. It sure feels like I'm back in the Midwest and that was one of the reasons I left it.   So. FL never has that type of storm. . . at least not to this extent.

Thank you Paint Party Friday for a place artists can go to see other work, learn other techniques and new art products.
You must expect and demand the magnificent if you want to have the magnificent. ~ Jamie Cruse Vrinios

Friday, January 15, 2016

My Doll

Thinking ahead to Sweet Heart day.  We have 60s again today, YAY, but horrendous thunderstorms are predicted. El Nino won't stop hounding us. We even have our FIRST hurricane of the year (no it's not touching the US). It is a 'history book' feature. 

She is totally pencil, acrylics and sparkles.

Happy Paint Party Friday and be sure not to miss all the wonderful artists listed there.

There is only one time to be happy.  That time is NOW!

Friday, January 8, 2016

First Watercolor

I've been watching the ART shows on CREATE TV a PBS station. Jerry Yarnell and Frank Clarke have been teaching watercolor. I also took a class at Jerry's Artarama. I decided to paint an ocean scene with sunrise. This is an ACEO on watercolor board. This is my First ever attempt at an actual watercolor painting.

I've been missing lately because this summer the community cut ALL trees down.  All we have now are either very tall Palm trees or tiny starter Palms (to replace the trees).  My back room (work room for all my crafts from sewing to scrapbooking to painting) is too hot even with the blinds closed. It is impossible to work now.  I am looking for another place to live. It has been 80s, 90s, 100s (summer), even into December.  I need not only the blinds to be open so I can look outside, but a cooler environment to work in.  I have a small condo so it is impossible to move the workroom anywhere else in the house.

So many diverse artists on Paint Party Friday. . .be sure to visit them all.

I hope everyone had great holidays.
I didn’t come this far to only come this far.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Pastels and Pencils: Log Cabin, Duck Pond and Mountains

I thought about Bob Ross paintings in doing my art this week.  However, I used Pastels and Prismacolor Pencils instead of Oils.  This was fun to try through a different medium.

Thank you Kristen and Eva for the opportunity to show and tell our art work on Paint Party Friday. A fantastic place to see different artists, tools, paints and how they accomplish so much.

I've been missing a couple of weeks. Busy with my writing and photography.

You are not a manager of circumstance, you’re the architect of your life’s experience. Tony Robbins

Thursday, October 29, 2015


Puffins are on the west coast (Oregon) and the east coast (Maine). Prismacolor pencil, Pen, gel pen and Pastels.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for the wonderful fun times at Paint Party Friday for so many artists.

I have not seen a Puffin in person yet. But I love the little darlings.

These past few years, the population of Atlantic puffins has continued decreasing, reaching dramatic cotes (more than 30% of them have disappeared).  Scary. . I would hate to lose them.

Another article.

Puffins and turtle doves now as endangered as African Elephant

Turtle doves and puffins have been added to the international list of the world's most endangered species 

Blessings,  Janet

If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance. George Bernard Shaw