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, November 7, 2014

Last Sketch Book...............

It is taking much longer to fill this sketch book but I have enjoyed it just the same as the first. However, I think I need to be done. I now need to actually do something constructive. I have a few more pages to fill and will take my time with those. I would like to try to do some ACEOs (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) or Artist Trading Cards. I am not sure about selling them but that will have to be seen what I can come up with. I will get some ideas from my sketch books. In my sketch books I have used or drawn on other artists for inspiration. When I begin now, with ACEOs they will all be originals.
So for now I will post some pages from this last sketch book.On this page, the girl is copied from and advertisement if I remember correctly. I was trying to get the pose.
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I enjoyed myself by drawing a few horses, I was in the mood for them for some reason.
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Another thing I have enjoyed doing is Sunflowers. They are such happy flowers and a delight to draw and paint. I will be doing more of those, and bees, I love doing bees.
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I also like fairies and think I will paint some of those after this. All my sketch book things were done quickly with no skill, I will have to do better when I begin again.
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My naked lady got painted. I like her.
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This one is an experiment in trying to get a masculine face that looks like a man. Hmmmmmm its difficult for me
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I also enjoy drawing animals
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Well thats just a few from this sketchbook, but I think thats enough. This really is just for my record when I print out my blogs. If someone enjoys them then that is a bonus for me.
I am sharing this with Adorned from above with thanks
Also with A Dedicated House Make it Pretty Monday
Going over to Ivy and Elephants to join those fine folks
I am also sharing with Inspire me Monday at Create with Joy
and with Inspire me Wednesday


  1. I really enjoyed seeing your art! I love how you did the horses--especially the first one. I have such a hard time with faces, but then I really don't practice them much--too much else going on. I hope you do make some ATCs. If you are interested in trading them, there are lots of groups on line--yahoo, flickr, etc.

  2. How fun! I've never been able to draw animals very well -- you seem to have a knack for it! Nice!

  3. What beautiful sketches. You are a true artistic soul,

  4. I think you are very original Janice! We all get inspiration from other people's art, or just looking outside. I really loved looking at all of these! I love your words you put with them too! Brilliant!!!

  5. Love all your sketches!!! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Wow Janice, your sketches are beautiful! Especially the animals and flowers, so gorgeous.


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