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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Friday, January 10, 2014

Another journal.........

My art journals are for my own personal use. I may copy pictures from books, or blogs or anything that catches my eye. They are not for any other reason than for me to practice and learn to create. Its a way of getting ideas. I like some, and not others but either way its fun to do. I think I am on my 6th journal. I do a lot of fairies. I also only do a rough sketch and paint it, I don't do a real painting with background etc. That is for later.
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I like to do wildlife too
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I also like to do cartoonish faces..........not supposed to be lifelike.......I prefer that, but that is not the idea just yet.
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I like to look for phrases to go with the picture. Maybe later this year I will begin a new book and actually do some proper work with a poem or something to illustrate it.
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Simple, trying to get some motion in the picture
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Trust me they look better in the journal because they are not enlarged.
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The colour never shows right in a photo........
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I think some I could make a picture from, but most are a no go
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Ah well..they look better in the book. I think this will be my last journal post. I had better do something real. Something better or everyone will think this is what I do. LOL.


  1. I just found you today I hope this is not your last journal post because i really enjoy looking at others journals, I will be back to visit!Your work is beautiful,

  2. Janice, I love your art! Seriously I do! I know I always say this, but you are too hard on yourself! Keep showing your art, please ;o)


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