This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
I try to use my own photo's as much as possible, sometimes I borrow from the web. If I inadvertently use your picture without giving credit, please do let me know and I will either credit or remove it, I hope you will do the same with mine.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

my journal again......

This poor old Cardinal. I thought I was doing a good job but then when I look at it now, well he looks like he is constipated or something. He is so "stiff"....I must try again. I hope you all appreciate my failures. I filled that book up and have got another one now. Meanwhile I am working on an old sketchbook I have had a long time. In both books I have enjoyed so much doing, there is really nothing outstanding, nothing I would frame. I suppose I am too much of a perfectionist. I want to do something worthwhile. None of these things will get beyond my sketchbook/journal. Some are copied from others pictures that are painting in a style I like, they are only for me to use for practice and no other reason. So if you see anything you recognize I was admiring the work and trying to do as well. I have failed but its been fun. Unfortunately the Cardinal was all mine. I keep looking at him, I think its his feet that are the worst. Maybe I can fix them????

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well I went and scrubbed his tail and put it on the proper side of the log and cut off his feet. Does not look quite so constipated now but certainly not relaxed enough.

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This little phrase I saw somewhere and added it to the cup and saucer in my sketchbook..............

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This is a sketch that I copied from a book I was reading.

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Just a leaf......
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This is something I copied from a magazine and changed it for myself.

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This I saw on a blog and although I didn't copy it, this was not my original idea. I liked it and drew my own version.
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The poor rabbit is eating a daisy, he looks like he has a ribbon under his chin........
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Tea again.....
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More flowers

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This is something I painted on a paper bag, I cut it out and put it in my book. Thats why it looks strange

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For someone who likes owls (smile) I gave it a shot.

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I am sharing this
PJH Designs

and linking with Spring fling at Flamingo Toes.


  1. Janice, I think it's great that you paint everything! Nothing stops you! You made me laugh big time about the constipation! LOL! Your baby bird sketch is adorable! I love the rain boots and I think Laurie would be proud of your owl ;o)

  2. Your paintings are looking good. I love to draw birds but I'm never so brave as to share them with my followers. lol Thank you for joining us at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  3. Your paintings have a delightful style. I love your cardinal and your "drinking tea".


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