Sunday, January 30, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

Hello and Welcome!!! It's time for One World One Heart 2011!!! This will be my first time participating and I'm really excited! You can find details HERE!
Here's a little about me if you're a new visitor:
My name is Jenny and I'm from the beautiful state of Oregon. I've been blogging for a little over a year now. The last couple of years I've had a strong pull towards creativity. I love to stitch, draw, and paint, and I think I can finally say that I am an artist. Hmmm, what else...I love spending time with my husband and two children, I love to read(mostly fiction), I love going to the movies, and I love spending time with friends. Oregon is a Beautiful place to live despite the many many inches of rain each year. We've got amazing beaches, forests thick with trees, waterfalls, and the locally grown strawberries are the best.
Blogging and meeting other creatives along the way has brought so much happiness into my life and I'm so thankful for the friends I've made here in blog land.

I'm offering an 8x10 print of my latest painting pictured below. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post! Make sure you have a link to an active blog or someway to contact you if your name is chosen. I will pick a winner at random on February 17!!!
I want to say a Big "Thank you!" to Lisa at for all the effort that goes into this world wide event!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Much Love,

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Week 2 Painting

Hello and Happy Thursday!
I just wanted to share a peek at what I've been working on lately
in Misty's class. If you're a facebook friend you've already seen these but I wanted to share them here too. There is sooo much information in this class I'm glad the class website will stay open until April(so generous!).
I feel like I'm really stretching in this class. Do you notice how the more you try to be in tune with your creative selves and your surroundings, you start to see things in a whole new light.
I think my eyes are changing.

I'm sorry if I haven't been blog hopping quite as much, I'm really trying to focus right now.
I'm trying to sneak a moment here and there to visit when I can.

Wishing you well and happy on your creative journeys!

Much Love,

Thursday, January 13, 2011

week 1 sketching

Happy Happy Almost Friday!!!
This has been such a crazy week...
My blow dryer broke, my oven died, my dryer broke, and this morning the garbage disposal got clogged. I was able to fix the disposal on my own thankfully. You should see my house right now. I've got rope strung across the dining room with clothes hanging on it to dry. :)
I'm making do. I'm going to shop around for a new dryer tomorrow. It's so funny that as soon as I start part time work, everything goes on the fritz.
I'm so loving Misty Mawn's class! If you ever have a chance to take one of her workshops you won't be disappointed. This week we are working on drawing. It's been fun to play around with the pencils and I just recently discovered stump shaders from Misty's supply list for class. They are wonderful!

Here's a couple sketches I worked on this week.

Drawing is not one of my strengths but I'm excited to keep practicing and hopefully get better at it. Misty makes it look so easy. Watching her sketch in her videos is just like magic.

Much Love to you my friends!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Year changes and a WIP

It 's my first post of the New Year! I've got some exciting news...
I cut my my work schedule to part time so I'll only be working 2 & 1/2 days a week!
I've really had a strong pull lately to be home more with my family and to have more time in my studio. It means less money, but I really feel good about it.
I'm also really thrilled to be starting a new class on Monday with the lovely and
talented Misty Mawn! I got a new sketch pad and some new supplies
and I'm ready to go!

I leave you with a few pics of a work in progress. She is 16x20 on canvas.
I am so thankful my sweetheart got me an easel for Christmas, I love it!

Hope your first week of the New Year was a Happy One.
Much Love to you all and thank you so much for
the kindness on my last post. :)