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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Thursday, April 11, 2013

More from my 2nd journal........

What is creativity? What is original art?...........I find my inspiration from many things. These days I am inspired by several peoples blogs. So if my work looks familiar, then maybe you have inspired me. I never copy but I do try to emulate. If I see something that I like and would like to give it a try, then I do so. I keep it in mind as I try my own version. I have learned a lot from my fellow bloggers and I sincerely appreciate the help. I have always done too much detail and so this and previous posts are showing how I am trying to loosen up. After a period of time I will go back to doing things my own way and hopefully these experiments will have made a difference.
This is "Carnations"
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One blog I follow did some beautiful vegetables and so later I tried my hand at an onion.

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from someone else I learned to do bee's and so now I have bees all over my journal and they got better as I went on.........this one? bleh!!

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I learned to put my colour down first, then make my picture. To do it quickly rather than taking forever as I normally would and worrying about every detail. I forgot to pick out the centers, I will do that later.

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Not sure where I found this but it's my version

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I am not good at this either.......quick sketch and colour. I would normally draw in great detail and obsess over every detail.......not so this time.

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This bunny came out a little better than the last effort

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Again, simple lines where I would normally go into much detail.........these practices have been very liberating for me.

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Sloppy,but that's the point of the exercise.

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I will save some for another day...........thank you to all who have inspired me. Too many to mention.
Linking with Adorned from above blog hop.

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Also with Create with Joy....Inspire Me Monday and also with A Dedicated House at Make it Pretty Monday


  1. You are doing great Janice! You are being more free ;o)

  2. Hi Janice! I think these are wonderful pictures. What a real talent and eye you have. Thanks for dropping by to see me - glad you did xx

  3. I love all of them. Lovely job Janice. Thanks for joining us this week at Transformed Tuesday.

    Peggy~PJH Designs


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