Friday, September 23, 2016

Tracing Leaves

Thanks so much Eva and Kristin for allowing our creative spirits out for comments and advice. I appreciate the opportunity to visit, learn and teach others. Paint Party Friday is a wonderful school of varied artistic ways to approach Art. I have made so many friends and learned about so many ART techniques which has allowed me to grow in my own artistic style. Be sure to check out the artists at the above URL.

I decided to go back to my school days. I am finally living in an area where there are mostly large trees and large leaves go with them. I used a drawing pencil over tracing paper directly over the leaf. 
 The little red leaf I found last week was an exception.
The Red leaf.
 Two horses in the pasture across the fence. . . fodder for sketching.
 Different kinds of clouds.  .  .
 . . to be painted. . almost looks like a leaf.
 Definitely squirrels to draw.
8/28/2014
 4 Birds sitting on the bush. . .Fountain in background
All waiting to be painted.
Blessings,
Janet
Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won’t carry a quitter. ~ Stephen King

Friday, September 16, 2016

A Few of My Favorite Things


I Love the sunshine, Flowers, and Birds.
I used pastels and Prismacolor Pencils and a pen.  I've had a lot of boxes unpacked this week and things are beginning to go into place. It has been a long hard chore to move.  I am sorry I cannot get around to as many of you as I used to, but it will settle down at some point, yep, that is what I keep telling myself.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for making this opportunity (Paint Party Friday) available for artists to show and tell. There are so many wonderful artists who are so giving of their time and talent. 

Thank you all who visit and take the time to leave comments. It is so helpful and heart-warming.

A few pictures of my new place in Tulsa, OK

 The Pelican planter was in FL too.  I love the sounds of the fountain.
 I have been a cloth doll maker. . .and she has been on my front door.
Oct. 1 will be my Halloween Offering.
Blessings,
Janet
The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Around the corner. . .Cat and Witch

Neighbors have started the Halloween fever already


I used Prismacolor pencils and pens. These two ACEO cards were made awhile ago, but after I saw the outdoor display. . .couldn't help but give out the reminder. Halloween is around the corner.
Thanks so much Eva and Kristin for this great Paint Party Friday place of all sorts of great artists to show their works.



 Cat is pretty well seen. . Little witch is on the wall.
Blessings,
Janet
Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, But how to dance in the rain.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Water Color and Pastels togther. . .Birds and Clouds and I'm legitimate. . .

My Art this week.
 I've been watching Jerry Yarnell a lot. .  I decided to try some of his techniques. This is what I call 'Practicing' . . .I used watercolor paints, then I added pastel (chalk) and went over that with water. It worked fantastically. I was amazed. Hadn't thought of doing that.  Then I added sand to the beach.
Thank you Kristin and Eva for a way to receive feedback and to show what we can do with different paint supplies.  There are so many many artists on this website that we can learn from and the feedback is so helpful. Take a look at the artists at Paint Party Friday. Thank you.

 Could be a Midwest Grackle
Everything here is new to me.
 Clouds were mixed and sometimes the output was water.
 . . .as they continue to band together.
 Bird sitting atop my Pelican's head.
 The courtyard is so beautiful here.
 OK Plates and DL.
Blessings,
Janet
You had a purpose before anyone had an opinion. ~ .Lakeisha Sinclair

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.