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, September 26, 2014

Sketching outside.................

Today was a beautiful day. I sat outside on the deck with my paint box and sketching book. I had already drawn most of the pictures and this was a perfect day to fill them in. Good light.
Well they will be fiddled with from now till I close up this book but you can take a peek as they are now......I will go back through the pages and add some words as they come to me.
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Sometimes I get an idea from other blogs, sometimes from books and some just come to me.
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some things I just can't explain. (above) This little lady is way too stiff, but not as bad as she started out, I must read up a bit on this technique. I could not get her to relax.
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Pouting cherub
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More faces and stuff
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Practice with eyes
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More stuff
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more birds and flowers, never get tired of them
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more sunflowers
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nearly done
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Animals always a great subject for me, now to get them lifelike without overdoing it

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That is not easy, some people can just make them live with just the colour and mix of the paint. I am not there yet
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more critters
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Frogs from a book I have..........
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and lastly
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By the way, that is hay, not his rocket boosters


  1. Great pictures, you should do children's books, they all have a sweetness about them.

  2. These are all just beautiful! Of course you can probably guess, I love the flowers, butterflies and other critters best. There is such joy and talent in your painting. Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

  3. I love your watercolors, Janice. The poppies, especially, make my heart sing! Isn't it lovely in the north these days?

  4. Rocket Boosters! LOL! Janice, I do truly love your art! I really do! I can see them framed or as cards! Your art always makes me smile ;o) Big Hugs ;o)


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