Sunday, November 22, 2020

Savannah Ga. 2018

 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.. 

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

Looking Back and Sharing

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.....

 # 75

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Welcome to my other Blog

I'll  be doing some blogging on this site which I've had for a very long time.. It's been more of a diary and weekly journal, but right now I'll have to put my art, my journaling, my daily or whenever events.. Trouble on my Art Hearts Place, where I'm not able to get or write comments to anyone.  
I've had that blog since 2008 and now it's telling me it doesn't exist.
I feel like I've lost a member of my family. 

Yeah, that's still me.. 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Jenny watching her 'Birdie'  Video .  Oh yes she makes herself 
comfortable … on my chair with my computer.  There are videos out there made just for cats to watch.  
What will they think of next.. ? 

Thursday, March 7, 2019


Ok, so I forget a few things lately.  LOL !
This was my birthday last October.. In Savannah.

LOL!  I think you can tell I don't do much cooking ! 
although I see a box  of oatmeal on there. 
My whole space is all in one area, small but compact. 

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Things I Love

Some things that I've made

Friday, January 4, 2019

The Little House

What is it about a new year that makes us think of years past?
Well I mean waaaay past. This is a photo of the little house that I grew up in for most of my school years.. 
It's been remodeled a bit, but still looks the same to me. 
This photo was taken by a family member who went there about ten years ago. I myself have never been back.  
It reminds me of the kind of little house that a child might draw.  You know with a door in the center, 2 windows on either side, front steps, and a peaked roof at top.    
Good Memories. It was a wonderful childhood right here. 


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

It's Jen Again

She will move over for me... if I say please. 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

I'm still Here !!!!

Been a while, just realized that when I saw the date of my last post... But I'm hanging in there for whatever it's worth.
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

Spring Has Sprung!!

Yes, believe it or not even here in North Florida we have seasons ( of sorts) and I finally saw the signs yesterday Easter Sunday.  
 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. 

Friday, March 30, 2018

At the Window

At my little kitchen window I'm still able to grow my African Violets.   I've always had good luck . I'm convinced my grandmother gave me her blessings at growing them.   
 I've painted violets so many times and still love them.
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