Friday, May 13, 2016

New Art, Old Doll, Tree gone, Aloe Plant, Tree, Squirrel UPDATE

Dog Walking. . .I used pastels, Pencils and Ink for the Gal and her Bulldog. My daughter has finally moved and I have more time.  Not much more. . .I have 2 ladies and I see and take care of regularly. One of them will be 96 in mid-July. Her daughter has left her by herself and since we had been neighbors for many years, I feel that she needs the help, love and care that is no longer there for her.

Thank you Kristin and Eva for our wonderful Artists place to show off our art and try to teach others in this field.  Paint Party Friday has so many wonderful and varied artists to learn from. Be sure to visit them all.

 This is a replica of my very first baby doll. She has a cloth body, bisque hands, legs, and head. . yep, she already has teeth. Her eyes clothes and her hair is molded to her head. I found her at an antique fair quite a few years ago.
 The huge beautiful tree in my backyard shades my back room so that I am able to work there. Without the tree. . . it would be unbearably hot to work.  For the past 3 years we have had over 100 degrees all summer.  The huge windows allow for quite a bit of light into my workroom. The plants (tree my fiance had which is over 30 years old and potted. . .waiting to find a permanent place to plant it); the Aloe plant is beautifully green. . . However. . . .

The tree has been cut down. . .I have no shade and it is impossible to work in the back room at all even with the blinds closed. Not a chance I can open my blinds and look out as I work.

The birds and the squirrel have lost their homes.
Sad situation. . .time to move on for all of us.
 This is the way she looks today.  I transplanted her to the front porch.
 She is now in 2 pots.
 . . and the Tree above, has been moved too. I do need bigger pots.

Not sure what the future holds. Both of my daughters are moving or have moved and it has become a nightmare. I do not want to go to Oklahoma .  .  . I feel that is more of a nightmare after watching 60 minutes last Sunday.  We'll have to wait and see where we can go from here.  By the way, too much sun on the Aloe plant has turned it totally brown and it is dying. We are only allowed 2 plants in front and 2 in back, but I will have to take my Aloe and put it in the front anyway. I can't move it so will need to transplant to another pot. It is a shame that anyone has to cut down trees. All trees, except Palms have been cut down in this community. We are sweltering.
 One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it’s guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and fight to let go. ~ Spirit Science
 What feels like the end is often the beginning. Many times the start of something better coming into your life.


  1. Love your little lady. And it is very sweet that you take some time for the elderly lady next door. It can get very lonely for the old folk when they are by themselves. x Julie

  2. So sorry about your tree, it must make life so hard for you. Hope you find a solution and somewhere good to live. Love the art this week, Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  3. Nice art and cute baby doll, Janet. I think you are an angel to attend to the elderly lady. I hope my neighbor will do that for me if I reach 96. My daughter lives in TX and my son has worries of his own. I am so glad my brain is still working fairly well, and my body is doing OK too. I am sorry about the tree. I would not move to OK. That is definitely tornado alley. My heart aches for the people who lost everything.

  4. goodness you are having a time of it. Losing the tree and your poor neighbour... but you still managed to create an adorable piece of art... I will have you in my thoughts...xx

  5. Janet ~ sending you lots of positive reiki energy to discern what is the best move for you ~

    Sweet 'dog walking' sketch ~

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

  6. such a lovely sketch!!
    I agree its so sad to cut trees down anywhere but you have truly been hurt by the removal of that tree, and your poor plants,, that must be some hot sunshine,, its so cold here right now,, snow tonight!

  7. What a dear and kind soul you are deserve better! I hope you can find resolve somewhere cooler yet still affordable! So sad about the aloe vera plant. I hate when trees are cut down... my replacement is finally growing after losing it several years ago... it was imperative to shading the house. Take care and find something great! Sending love, light and a few prayers too!

    Hugs Giggles

  8. Oh Janet, that's such a shame about the tree. I don't understand why people want to cut trees, they give us shelter and clean the air, and still they are being cut down everywhere. I don't understand rules where you are only allowed 4 plants and they even tell you where to put it!? That's horrible. I hope you can find a nicer place to live, and don't move to a place where you already know you won't like it. You'll find something somewhere, who knows, maybe even a yellow cottage ! :-)

  9. Oh dear, I am sorry about your tree. Sending positive thoughts that you will find a nice place to do your art. Your pastel piece is lovely!
    ~~ Irene

  10. I agree that is too bad about your tree. However, art is in you and you will create no matter what. I really enjoyed this post with all your art and photos.