Happy New Year!

Happy 2015!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and fun New Year’s celebration.  I have been enjoying time with family and friends and haven’t posted for a few weeks.  I thought I would share a few pictures of some of the gifts I gave to family for Christmas.  Now that they have received them, I can show them off a bit. 🙂  These are two sketches I made of my grand nephews for their parents.

Sketch of boy

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They are such cuties!!  And so much fun.  They live far away from me, so I don’t get to see them that often.

Well, now that all that celebrating is behind me, I am back to my usual schedule of posting once a week. I am looking forward to catching up on all my blogger friends posts, too.

Have a wonderful, creative day, Janell

A Meloncholy Sketch

I’ve been sketching some more and I just began working on another painting.  This sketch seems a little melancholy and her eyes seem a bit sad.  Hmm… possibly due to the fact that my daughter is heading back to college next week…all they way in Chicago?  I know she will have a great year, but I can’t help thinking of how much I will miss her.  It is interesting how my thoughts and emotions seem to be expressed in the characters I draw.

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Well, I am going to think about all the Skype sessions, emails, texts and phone calls we will share while she is away.  That should cheer me up!  Thank goodness for technology. 🙂

Have a wonderful, creative day, Janell

A Sketch of a Young Girl

Well, it has been a busy week. I know, and it’s only Tuesday!  I had an exhibit of my art and jewelry on Sunday and tomorrow I am hanging about 20 of my paintings at Zephyr, a local coffee and art gallery.  I have been working on this body of work for about a year and I am looking forward to showing it.  The exhibit will be up for about six weeks.   So, here is a recent manga sketch of a young girl from my sketchbook.  I think she will be showing up in one of my paintings soon.  🙂

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Have a wonderful, creative day, Janell