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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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lazy days....................

It's snowing again. I did some painting in my sketchbook and as I have nothing else to post I will just catch up on that.
Three unfinished pages first. These will be painted and added to in time.
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I often go back to pages that are not quite full and add small things to them. These pages are ideas that I may sometime use if I ever get around to it. I want to make some cards and things at some point. I love Pinterest and I go on there all the time. I sketch ideas that I see, use faces to practice drawing and often copy ideas for my own sketch later on, some day. I would never copy someones work but will get ideas from them. I think I may be addicted to Pinterest.
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I really like doing faces. STill unsure of doing men's faces, I just cant get a grip on that. They always turn out feminine.
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The faces remember are just sketches and not portraits so are very simple line drawings. I am thinking some day to do a small book for Tristen. If I can come up with a story. That's right, where is that? I started a story somewhere, I must look for it. I bet it's on my old computer.
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The Flamingos I saw in and add, or maybe on Pinterest and just had to copy it. I am thinking of a Birthday card using that idea and putting some netting and glitter on it somehow.
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I am liking some of the flowers now. Again, they don't have to be lifelike. That's my problem and why I began all this. I always want perfection, photographic realness. So I began this journey to loosen up.
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It's been a lazy day. I should be doing some housework. I should be sewing. I have to get my quilt backs ready for when my friend Barb gets back from her holiday.
This is the mess in the dining room at the moment. I got the machine out in hopes of starting in on my sewing and mending. I will get to it, just not today. Oh I so want
a craft room.
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This stack is done, ready to be quilted. My friend Barb is a long arm quilter and she will put them together for me (I hate that part) then I finish them off.
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The others need the backing sewn together and its not that it will take that much time. It's just so boring. Still, once done I can press everything again and move them out and get to more fun things
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I asked a friend, Donna, to come over and take a bunch of my fabric stash. She just got back into quilting. I have so much fabric I know I will never use it all. What waste it. Barb, Edna and Nancy all have their own problems of overloaded stashes. So I hit on Donna to come over and get an arm full. Oh I know I will still buy more but from now on I buy things I actually know I will get done. I also need to have a huge sort out of quilting books and Cook books. Oh boy. Don't get me started on cook books.


  1. Hi Janice,wow you are a beautiful drawer,your drawings are amazing,well done,oh iam the same with cook books as well,lol.

  2. I love your drawings Janice! I think creating a book for Tristen would be wonderful! Wow, you have a lot of fabric! Big Hugs!


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