Saturday, May 5, 2012

I told you I was a newbie to this blog thing.  What you are supposed to do to follow along is hop over to the next blog from here: a wonderful blog from Paty Shaulis....then follow the next link on her blog post to the next blog.  If at any time you get lost just go to:  get the complete list of bloggers.  Hope you have fun and remember to leave a comment for a chance to win a wonderful give a way over at Claire's blog....

PS:  my post for the bloghop is below!!!  I'll get the hang of this eventually....[maybe].

I am very new to blogging and I am excited about this bloghop!  I have visited other bloghops but I have never been a participant.  As I have previously posted, this bloghop is all about sharing the art that has been created from students of Junelle Jacobson's online class "The Art of Wild Abandonment".  This workshop has been a remarkable experience.   Junelle is so down to earth and you can feel the love she has put forth in this class.  I had the pleasure of taking another online class that Junelle gave in collaboration with Christy Tomlinson in Dec. of 2011. . . this online workshop was called "The 12 Ornaments of Christmas".  That is when I first was introduced to Junelle and her work and have been an avid follower of her blog,, and art since.

This workshop has evolved in many of the "students" becoming very active in our private Facebook group.  We are all hoping that when this class is taken offline that the Facebook group stays active.  We  share ideas and help each other with art problems.  Many friendships have been made through this art group.

All of us connected with this bloghop hope you will enjoy our artwork as much as we have enjoyed creating it and sharing it with you.  Blessings to Junelle and Christy for bringing their talent to us!!!

These "girlies", as I call them, where a result of the earlier class I had taken from Junelle....they are painted on mini canvases . . .

good wishes and happiness to all . . . thank you for visiting!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

"The Art of Wild Abandonment" May 2012 BLOGHOP

After taking an amazing online workshop from Junelle Jacobson [mentioned in previous post].  Claire Smillie [who also took part in this workshop] took on the task of organizing this event.  We hope you can hop along with us viewing some of the art created by many of the talented gals who participated in this class.  This is also an expression of thanks to Junelle and Christy Tomlinson for sharing their talents with us.

This event begins on Saturday, the 5th of May 2012.  All the links to participating artists blogs will be available on Saturday.  

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and relax while you hop from one talented artist to the next.  Who knows, it might inspire you to take the class as well - that is, if you already haven't done so!  See you on Saturday...


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Create a blog......
This was on my list of "things to do when I retire". I retired at the end of Dec. 2011 and I am now just getting started.  To be honest, I have had "cold feet" about this endeavor.  I LOVE reading blogs, especially art related blogs.  I wanted to jump on the bandwagon.  Well, now, here I am in this "post" box and it's like looking at a new blank white page in an art journal....what will I do?  what will I say?  what will I share?  and who cares?  But, never let it be said that I'm not brave.  Please bear with me while I learn this new creative outlet.  I think I will have to engage the help of a friends for help as the words gadget, insert a jump break, etc. give me a scare.  

To start, I recently took the most wonderful online art class from the amazing Junelle Jacobson - her blog is: - it was through Christy Tomlinson [another outstanding artist] her blog is:  Christy had set up a special group on Facebook for students from this class to share their art.  Through this group many, many of Junelle's students have interacted and there are so many beautiful posts I can't even begin to tell you.  

I am going to attempt to post some of the artwork I have created taking this class....thank you for stopping by and I hope to be able to continue this little blog as it seems like it will be fun.

As a footnote:  the first and last pictures are in an art journal and have a lot of texture....the middle was created on canvas board!  Thanks again!