Friday, September 19, 2014

New Journal page

We were asked to use real feathers or to draw them.  I had found 2 bird feathers and decided to draw my (still looking for) Yellow Cottage.  It will be at the end of my rainbow.  My love of birds is shown with the feathers.  All in all my pastel painting is my dream.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for a great artists party every week. Paint Party Friday artists are creative, teach, show videos of their work.  Check them out.

Blessings,
Janet
Leonardo da Vinci — 'Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.'

Friday, September 12, 2014

Farm sketch and Doodles plus Crochet and young Dove.

 The house has a turret because my daughter keeps saying she wants a castle.  I sketched it all and then used soft pastels to make it colorful.

The Doodles were sketched while the TV was on.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for the wonderful Paint Party Friday each week. So many creative artists share their work, art supplies and their knowledge.  We all learn from each other in a creative environment.

I've also been crocheting huge flowers. I will use them as decor, either for pillows, clothes or put them together as a scarf, valance. . . 
Christmas
 all occasions
 Halloween

When I arrived home, look what I found under the hedge.
Just a little one. .  .  very skittish.

Blessings,
Janet
Value your mistakes as a lesson.  If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not trying hard enough.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Who Took My Worm?


I decided to draw another bird.  He is totally graphite.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for providing a wonderful and creative outlet for artists where they can receive feedback, Paint Party Friday.  I love visiting the artists and seeing everything from mixed media, to water color and videos of learning.  A fun, exciting and creative place where people are humble, vibrant and teachers of the best kind. Be sure to visit all the artists.

Blessings,
Janet
“Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don't abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book."

~ Patti Smith (Punk Rock and Blues singer)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Graphite Pencil Drawing of Squirrel


I used the graphite pencil and Generals white chalk pencil for the squirrel drawing. I decided to stay with the animals this week.  I haven't had much luck with finding squirrels to feed and photograph lately.  This little guy was up the tree at the end of my street. I had just come back from my morning walk.  I love to see them scamper and play.




Thank you Eva and Kristin for a great Paint Party Friday each week.  Be sure and visit All of the wonderful and creative artists.

This week I had breakfast at Panera and Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks.  Two of my favorite places.  What are your favorite places?

I have just started reading Louise Penny's latest mystery just out this week, The Long Way Home.  I am 1/2 way through it and I definitely recommend it.

Blessings,
Janet
Seeing someone read a book that you love is seeing a book recommend a person. ~ unknown

Friday, August 22, 2014

Starry Night and Sea Cliff

 WELCOME to Paint Party Friday.
Starry Night . . . Paris. . . . one girl's dream.
I used Prismacolor pencils, stencils and pastels.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for hosting a wonderful creative place for all artists to go to show their works and their use of  supplies.  There are a variety of artists, media and mediums.  Enjoy each and every one of them.

I also gave the water color pencils a try. Seascape with palm tree and huge rock/cliff on island.
I am still practicing and getting use to the various mediums.  The art supplies are endless and so much fun. I love the feedback and I thank you for taking the time.
Blessings,
Janet

"Everyone has talent; what is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.”

Friday, August 15, 2014

New art supplies. . . Rainbow, Palm, Yellow Cottage


I used the Perfect Pearls Mist in Blue Smoke for background. It appears to be too dark. I used the Pan Pastels for the colors. . . and a marker for the outlines.  Just trying to play around with different types of supplies to see what pops out.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for this wonderful spot of artists to land and share their creativity. Be sure and see the artists and their works at Paint Party Friday.

Blessings,
Janet

We must each learn to feel comfortable in our own uniqueness by rising above the fear of being wrong and the aversion to being different. ~  lyanla Vanzant

Friday, August 8, 2014

Fox Sketch

I haven't sketched for awhile. I thought I would attempt the hair on a fox. Pencil.  I used Lee Hammands Draw Real Animals.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for the great Paint Party Friday's you throw every week. The party gives us a creative outlet and we learn so much from each other.

Blessings,
Janet