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, February 27, 2015

More from sketchbook.............I think #8

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Well, I was not going to do anymore sketchbooks but find that I just enjoy doing them. They are not anything special. I am not trying for good artwork here. Just experiment, have fun and practice. I get my ideas from other blogs or artists, pictures I see, photos I take......just about anything that inspires me to pick up a pencil. Because they are not always original ideas of mine they are in the sketchbooks and not made into pictures or artwork. The above picture was modified from something I saw. The next is original. I will forget what is what over time.
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I kind of like that one. The next is based on a Susan Branch picture. I love her work.
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I tried some letters. I used to love manuscript writing. So.......I tried some decorated letters.
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Anyway, I try to attempt different things in the different books but I do get repetitive sometimes. I do a lot of faces because I enjoy that but they are not portraits.
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I like doing animals
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and birds
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Anyway. I guess until I have something better to show I will have to show excerpts from my sketchbooks
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tantangles are fun.....I enjoy them sometimes
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Well that's enough of that thank you very much, more than enough.


  1. I sure love your sketches! I wish I had more time to sketch, but those darn beads are always calling to me, LOL!

  2. Nice work, you do have a way with animals.

  3. You are so creative Janice and talented! Truly you are! Love your sketches! Always make me happy ;o)


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