This was taken in Tybee Island, Ga. a couple years ago. I met my cousin Joanne in Savannah and we spent a few wonderful days there. She flew from NY and I drove up from Florida..
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Well over a year since I've been here . I do post on my other blog mostly my art .
This one was always more a personal diary for me to keep up with myself, and yes that's not easy sometimes.
Even though for the past ten months none of us have done much of anything because of the Covid. We have to follow those rules for now and probably for at least six more months until they come out with the long awaited vaccine. All of us had some changes in our lives, no one is fighting this alone..
I'm still painting my watercolors, although recently I've taken up oil painting again. I say again because that was the first medium I ever used. So after 30 years of watercolor I've got back into it, but this time it's water soluble oils. Wonderful that it IS oil paint, but someone figured out to change one of the components? ingredients? and now you can clean up and thin with water.. I use the WSO thinner, and linseed oil, and clean my brushes and myself with water and a little dish soap. Works great, no smells, no fumes.
Hope it won't be another year before I get back, but I'll try to get here more often.. That way I know where I am and what I'm doing. One of the first oil paints .
Thursday, June 27, 2019
I often forget that I have so many other endeavors through the years. That's because I focus on watercolor painting and have been learning for thirty years. Learning and struggling.. Some artists do master it , but I haven't yet.
So once in awhile in order to feel worthy I need to look at other creative things that I've done. Painting has always been here but pencil, quilting, art journals, doll making all of that has sometime or other come into my life. And my need to put them onto this blog is purely personal
... but yes, I'm sharing. Barbra Joan
ok so ...listen to this. .....if you want to.....
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Friday, January 4, 2019
Monday, May 14, 2018
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Had a few health problems and test done on Friday will give me some results possibly this week coming.
Been painting just about every day, watercolor and trying my hand at oils again. Wish me luck on that one, been a long time since I did any oil painting.
Went to the big art festival downtown Tallahassee yesterday, weather was perfect and lots of beautiful art.
Thought I'd include a picture of one of our better looking characters here . It's just a harmless lizard, and they don't do much of anything except eat bugs and lay in the sun.
Monday, April 2, 2018
Spotted the first Robin Red Breasts, and a red headed woodpecker along with our beautiful red Cardinals which we do have all winter. A gorgeous day all around.