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

Friday, October 23, 2015

Cowboy checking out his Bull

This is my new ACEO card.
PBR finals are all week ending Sunday afternoon on CBS-Sports.  The cowboys are riding and the bulls are rank.  He has hat, chaps, vest, shirt, jeans and boots.

Pastels, Prismacolor pencils and gel pens. This has been a fun genre for me. I enjoy watching the cowboys ride that 8 seconds. The bulls are gorgeous and they know what to do. Pretty smart.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for a wonderful place to be part of all the creativity and artists each Paint Party Friday.

I would love to have celebrated my birthday in Las Vegas for the PBR party. Check the schedule for the rest of the week if you are interested.

Be the one that leaves the lasting impression. ~ seeingstars

Friday, October 16, 2015

Bull-Rider with a Gold Buckle

I watch a lot of bull-riding on PBR, Championship Bull Riding and RODEO. The fellas are pretty young, very talented, having fun, and winning Gold Buckles. The PBR wraps up 2015 next weekend. Usually CBSSports carries both the bull-riding and Rodeo.

I used Prismacolor and Watercolor pencils.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for Paint Party Friday every week where we can show off our creativity and help others by visiting and learning from the best. Be sure to visit the artists.

I am still feeling the effects of the cold. I will try to visit and comment. I appreciate all the comments that I receive. It keeps the joints oiled and the head in 'creativity' mode. Thank you.
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. ~ Ray Bradbury

Friday, October 9, 2015

Yellow Cottage, Moon and Rocket Launch

Yellow Cottage
Porch swing is a keeper. Prismacolor Pencils and Pens. . . . a wish, a hope and a dream.  

Thank you Eva and Kristin for Paint Party Friday's.  The fun and creativity begins each week. Be sure and visit all the wonderful artists.

October 2, 2015 NASA launched a rocket. I happen to be walking early in the morning and saw it. The most amazing site. . . truly awesome.

The following day, I took pictures of the moon.  I wanted to share these pictures with you. Always watch the sky, sometimes you get lucky and see the most amazing pictures.

 Rocket Launch (NASA) 10 2 2015
 Picture 2 (between trees)
 Picture 3
 Rocket launched . . . trail below it.
 Moon 10 3 2015
 Thank you for visiting.  I tried to visit as many as I could last week, but was laid up with a cold. . . very unusual for me.
 Put your future in good hands ~ your own. ~ Unknown

Friday, October 2, 2015

#23 Wish/Wishful

#23 for September is Wish/Wishful.  As you all know, I am still looking for my yellow cottage. So that I can have a garden of veggies, herbs and flower. The cottage will be by the water and as you can see there are birds everywhere.  The picture at the bottom was clipped from an old calendar.

I used watercolor pencil, Pitt pens, and pan pastels.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for a place to play.. .. Paint Party Friday.  There are so many fine, creative artists to see at this website.
What we believe about ourselves determines our lives. We must purge who we aren't to become who we are.

Friday, September 25, 2015

September Prompt: 20 Tiffany Glass

Tiffany was a doggie we once had. She looked like a Brittany Spaniol.  She went over Rainbow Bridge.  I have depicted #20. . .Tiffany was her name and the glass is a sheet of ice (winter) when she left us.

I used Pastels and Prismacolor pencils.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for Paint Party Friday. A place where artists can create and share each week. Be sure to visit all the wonderful artists.

We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in. ~ Ernest Hemmingway

Friday, September 18, 2015

September Promt #8 . . .Head Wear

I just joined the September Painting every day with prompts for each day.  I am way behind and will catch up.  I began with prompt #8 which is Head Wear.  I have a glitter crown, a Fastenator with a furry yarn design, Crochet hat and a hat with a feather and a bird on top.  I used Rainbow tape on 2 sides.  All four gals are different as are their hats.

I used pastels and Prismacolor pencils.  I had fun drawing the hats as at one time I wanted to be a fashion designer.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for a fun Paint Party Friday every week. Be sure and visit all the unique and creative artists to see and learn (videos and/or instructions are sometimes included).

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. ~ Albert Einstein

Friday, September 11, 2015

Total Bull

I love the Bulls, the Bull Riders and all the Rodeo's. Fun to watch each rider stay on the bulls 8 seconds. That seems like the longest 8 seconds in history.

I used Prismacolor pencils and pastels to give him "The Look."  They are beautiful animals.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for a place to show off our art and help others to learn what and how to draw/paint on Paint Party Friday.

Never stand on the 'outside,' but always be outstanding.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Drawing. . .Squirrel

 Squirrel Drawing
 Squirrel Photo.
The drawing was done last year. . .the picture is recent.  I enjoy both art and photography.

Thank you so much Eva and Kristin for our wonderful, fun, entertaining and learning Paint Party Friday.
 Today would have been my late hubby's birthday.
I made a drawing of him some time ago.
 Someone took a photo of both of us and put it together.
Happy Birthday Babe.

“Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.” Unknown

Friday, August 28, 2015

Mixed Media Doll

I used Crochet thread, scraps, cotton, Pen, Pastels, and glue. She is ready for a party.  She is in a small journal. . .which is where I have been putting all my recent Art.  She is an experiment in faces.

 My very First Cloth Doll (she was a doll already made; I added the decor/hair etc).
 My first Bead Doll.
 My retired Grandma Tart cloth doll (from scratch).
Thank you Kristin and Eva . . as each week we artists have a known place to go to show our creativity, share our thoughts, and Keep the Art Faith. Paint Party Friday is a place where people can learn, share and be as creative as they want to be.
 PS: Not sure about a visit from Erika (hurricane) so, not sure how many days w/o power!!!!!
Follow your bliss, and doors will open for you that you never knew existed. ~ Joseph Campbell

Friday, August 21, 2015

Cowgirls and boys

I love Bull-riding and Rodeos
 So I decided to draw a Cowgirl and Cowboy and a bull.  Pastels and Prismacolor. However, I once was a cowgirl when I worked for Illinois State University Auditorium. We had a Country singer on our stage. So we all dressed up.  It was a very fun evening.
Thank you Eva and Kristin for a wonderful Paint Party Friday for all of us creative artists. Please visit the other creative and varied artists.  Have Fun.
To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. ~Arthur Ashe

Friday, August 14, 2015

Line up your Ducks in a row

As they all follow mama Duck. . .there's always one. . .getting into the dirt pile . . .

I used Prismacolor pencil and pastels.

 Mama and Ducklings in pictures.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for Paint Party Friday each week. The creativity among the artists are exceptional.

Don’t talk, Act! Don’t say, Show! Don’t promise, Prove!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Lil' Witch Stirring the Pot and Pictures.

Still in the Halloween mode. . .have to strike will the iron is hot. . .well, you know.

I used Prismacolor pencils and pastels. I've had her drawn for awhile, just hadn't added color. I did make cloth witch dolls a few years ago and those were fun. All their different personalities.

I've been walking again and the alligator has been there, but left.  Whew! Turtles are always all around him.

Nature is beautiful and interesting. . . I enjoy it so much.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for this wonderful week long Paint Party Friday. Be sure to visit all the wonderful creative artists.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Blue Moon

 I added stars to the water and made the water darker.
Blue Moon and stars in the sky.  Moon reflected over water. Palm Tree. Not sure if I'll add anything else.  Everything is pastels except the stars are gel pen.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for Paint Party Friday each week.  There are so many fantastic artists to visit . . be sure to see them all.

The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust

Friday, July 24, 2015

Cowgirl Time

My favorites of all time is Bull-riding and Rodeos. . . the picture is from the time  I worked at the Illinois State University auditorium and we had one of the Western singers come to town. We all dressed up like cowboys and girls and had a grand old time.  Those were fun times. I was also attending the University and received my BS degree in History and a minor degree in Women's Studies.  Those really were the days. 

Thank you Eva and Kristin for allowing all of us artists a place to show our creativity on Paint Party Friday. 
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, July 17, 2015

Things That Go Bump In the Night completed.

I had to fill in the white space. . .Black cat added.  He has a heart shape on his underside. . .why I have him sitting.  Not sure it's a scary picture, but Daughter requested the cat.

I used Prismacolor pencils, ink, pan pastels, watercolor pencils and #2 for drawing.

Thank you Eva and Kristan for a wonderful Paint Party Friday where artists make this a fun, learning experience and social Party. I enjoy meeting everyone. This, in itself, is a true treasure. Thank you for leaving a comment and I hope to see you soon.
The trouble is, you think you have time. ~ Buddha

Friday, July 10, 2015

Things That Go Bump In The Night

My daughter told me to do a scary picture. . .This is my first attempt.  I guess she is practicing me up for Halloween.  I just make a couple of Halloween aprons. . .getting ready. Did you notice the brooms lined up like cars under the Tree House?

I used Prismacolor pencils, ink, pan pastels, watercolor pencils and #2 for drawing.

Thank you Eva and Kristan for a wonderful Paint Party Friday where artists make this a fun, learning experience and social Party. I enjoy meeting everyone. This, in itself, is a true treasure. Thank you for leaving a comment and I hope to see you soon.
If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, Leave. ~ Mo Willems

Friday, July 3, 2015

All My Favorites

Cat, Duck, Bull, Pups and Turtle.  All of my favorites. Bull-Riding on TV. . .ducks and turtles at the canal and remembering my pups. My grandmother loved her kitty.

Sketches/Drawings and a little pastel/Prismacolor pencil.

Lots of memories and fun times.

Thank you Eva and Kristin for a wonderful Paint Party Friday for all artists to display their talent and share their adventures.

You choose your own adventure.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Owl in a Tree

About 5 years ago, I use to watch Molly and McGee and their little babies 24/7. I made a lot of online friends which we still gather once a week to watch old "Molly" and her babies movies on Molly Movie Night.  We catch up on what we are all doing, talk about what's going on and reminisce about the good old days.  Some have gone on to be with the Lord as has McGee.  There will be a reunion this summer in Minneapolis with some of the old crowd.  Our leaders will be there Carlos and Donna Royal to celebrate the The Owl Box of San Marcos. The MOD (Molly Obsessive Disorder) Meet up will celebrate the Owl Box. Because it was online, it became Internationally known and watched. It was a wonderful time for us all. 

I drew one of the babies. I used pencil and pastels. My contribution for Paint Party Friday. Thank you Eva and Kristin for a party that transcends the usual.  Be sure and visit the varied artists to learn, see and become a part of this wonderful group of talented artists.
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Rooster and Chick, Aprons and Zoo Photography

Black Swans . . .Reflections
 Today at the canal, the Alligator is back, but he's listing.
I don't see a back leg!
I drew a Rooster and a chick. Prismacolor Pencil/Pen.
 I also made 2 aprons this week.

It was a busy week. I also had lunch at Longhorn .. .. Delicious.

 Of course there had to be a Bull. . . well perhaps a steer!
Thank you Kristin and Eva for a fun and exciting learning experience with so many talented artists. Be sure to visit all the wonderful artists at Paint Party Friday.
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. Learn to trust yourself and the choices that you make.