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, November 20, 2013

More art, so called...........

Well, I am having computer issues. It took ages to get on here to make a post. I will post a few of my latest from my art journal. Also a couple of old ones.
First a poppy done with acrylics on a slate.
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Unfortunately I put it outside. The tile was the exact fit for a wrought iron table I had. It washed away over the course of the year. Bummer. I will do it again if I remember how.
The next one is Bijou from my journal
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The next few are from my journal also. I am trying to "stay loose" but get a little more detail.
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The cat is an old one, a drawing of a friends cat but with its eyes painted. I still like this one.
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This is a picture I did many years ago. Its me with my first granddaughter Danielle I am nibbling on her ear. I must learn to not take a photo literally. It would have been better if I had not done that but it is what it is. Danielle is now 23 so you can tell how old the drawing is.
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Back to the journal
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Some are still simple. I sort of like it now............the simple drawing and painting.
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I think I am getting the hang of it. I still prefer the detail though like my old ones of the poppy and cat. More to come but I am ending here while the computer is still intact.


  1. I like the detail ones the poppy and the cat and I like the one of you with the baby too.

  2. Janice, you are very talented! I enjoy everything you do! The more detailed and the more loose style! I love the quotes! Too bad about the poppy painting washing away! I had computer problems too! We had a bad storm and a power surge hit it! Take Care ;o)

  3. Such lovely sketches!!! I particularly like the one of mother and child. How very tender!!! Wishing you well!!! Oh!!! Our neighbor's dogs name is Bijou! She's a pickapoo dog.


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