Friday, October 26, 2018

I realize I'm not a blogger

No, I'm not a blogger. I don't have a lot to say, publicly. I moved to a new home about 7 months ago and am just now getting settled and feeling the creative itch.  It's been a very long dry spell.

I've decided to post pictures on Instagram. So, follow me there to see any new art (or whatever). You can click the link above.

https://www.instagram.com/artsyjan/

I'll keep this blog open in case I wish to use it as an avenue to share any creativity and artsy news. Thanks to those who have followed me here.

Jan

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Art therapy

Sometimes I get frustrated when things don't go as planned. Today, I turned to digi art as therapy.

Starting with this painting from several years ago ...


I ended up with this ...

2 Doves, digital

I titled it 2 Doves because the paint blob reminds me of dove parents who are seen frequently on my back wall, looking for a nesting place. Yes, this is great therapy!

Monday, January 08, 2018

Happy Monday


Trying to develop a habit of creating something regularly.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018



One of my "goals" this year is to determine where to post my art. I clearly don't have a lot to say (i.e., blogging), but I also don't understand Instagram from the pc enough, yet. For some reason, I dislike Facebook. Anyway ... I may continue to post here and I may not ... we'll see.

My art goals include more digital artistry/painting. And a return to my fabric art, art quilts, of which I have several in various stages of completion. I've also signed up for a ceramics class at the local high school ... that should be fun.

I hope you have a creative 2018!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Happy Holidays


For those that stop by this blog ... I thank you and wish you a very happy holiday.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

warped

Playing with the warp tool in PSE 

... this painting became


this wild thing. As I said before, I'm easily entertained.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Obsessed?

OK, I suppose you could say this is "working on a series". Yesterday, I was given several textures from a generous digital artist, Jana Oliveira. So, of course, I had to keep playing with seaweed.




I love how the different textures provide interesting results. Digital art is so much fun! Thank you, Jana.

Thursday, November 16, 2017


I love to take photos. And I really love to play with them in Photoshop Elements!  I can do this for hours on end :-).




I'm easily entertained!

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Playing tourist

I took my camera (named Lulu) downtown Huntington Beach the other day. With my camera around my neck, I played tourist. No one asked but I could see the question ... where is she from?
Main Street is a mix of old and new, mainly dedicated to surfers and the surfing industry. 


At the end of Main Street is the pier. So much fun watching these surfers enjoy catching the waves. It's a lot of fun playing tourist in your hometown.