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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Monday, May 11, 2015

A few from my sketch book...............

I know, I was supposed to stop doing the sketch book and start sewing. The machine is still on the table. I really did want to do some sewing but so many things have happened. I lost the enthusiasm and just drew instead. Maybe I will still get around to it because I want to make some cushions for the bench outside and a cover for the seat. This when its painted. I have to do that first. Seems like there is always something else that needs doing first
Anyway, some faces........

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I like doing faces
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My pages have no reason. I see something I like and try to do something like it. I enjoy doing flowers as well. You may see some things you may have seen elsewhere, could very well be. I do not copy exactly but I do my own version simply for the idea and practice.
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I am showing how my pages look as I do them. The above are selections from some of the pages.
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Ah well, thats enough for now, they don't really show up so well when they are enlarged like this.


  1. Very fun sketches, Janice! I've been working in my art journal too -- take a look at Marmelade Gypsy when you have a chance!

  2. Janice, I really enjoyed this post! I have bought an art journal for the first time in my life and I am excited to start it! Big Hugs ;o)

  3. I like your sketches, lots of different expressions and interesting looks my people all look very much the same.

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