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, May 30, 2014

My journal again.........

I have been spending as much time as possible outside on the deck. Its very cool in the mornings. I am enjoying being outside. It has been a very long winter. Not a lot to show on here at the moment and I have neglected my blogs. Ah well......will catch up soon. Meanwhile, just a few things I have done recently.
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I like that one (above) not often that I do, but that one I like the way the watercolour cooperated and did that shading for me.
Sort of liked the next one too.
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Foxy did not turn out exactly as I hoped but ah well, I sort of like him.
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This is based on me seeing the sheep this Spring and imagining them now the blossoms are out
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I really do not ever have anything in mind when I start a new page. I never know what I am going to do. I usually sketch a few and colour later.
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The last couple I am not so fond of, but it shows what I am trying to do. I am putting in quotes and sayings or verses with the pictures. I go back after and fill the pages with other little things as the mood directs
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Its a fun thing to do and relaxing. It has also taken up time I should be doing other things. Like sewing.
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some pictures are from my own imagination, some are inspired by something I have seen. I never copy, but I do use ideas. Other peoples work can aid in poses and body positions. Things like that.

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  1. Lovely I enjoyed it all

  2. You are very talented, I love your drawings.
    Have you ever read "The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady"? It is amazing to me how she perfectly captured the plants and flowers that she sketched and she had poems or quotes to go with her pictures too. .it was fun to visit England and recognize a flower from her book and also from the Peter Rabbit books from my childhood, Beatrix Potter was a great artist too!

  3. Such beautiful work!! I'm trying to teach myself to paint with acrylics! If I could sketch like you, it sure would help!! Love your drawings!

  4. Lovely. You're so talented Glad your learning to relax. Life keeps us too busy.

  5. Janice, these are my favourite art pieces of yours! The quotes really touched my heart too! They are all beautiful! Big Hugs ;o)

  6. You have an amazing talent, and these are beautiful! My favourite one is with the sheep.

  7. You are a girl after my own heart! If I had all the time I'd wish for, I'd likely spend it drawing. You are so talented!! These belong in greeting cards and beautiful books! A sidebar--the fox you don't like so much is my favorite! ❤❤

  8. Nicely done Janice. I've been working so hard on a project lately that I've neglected my sketchbook. But seeing your work makes me want to get back at it again. Maybe now that the days are a bit calmer. :)

  9. Your journalpages look great! Love how soft your images look....


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