Show Us Your Media

I am excited to be participating in Dina Wakley’s new monthly challenge.  For this month, the prompt is “Show Me WHY You Create”. I create because I LOVE it: and it fulfills a DREAM: Now that I am retired, I find creative fulfillment by making art…art of all kinds. This is actually a part of a larger watercolor Mixed Media …

Journal 2017 Closed

Planner 2017 Week #1

I created a 2017 planner from a Moleskine 2017 Weekly Notebook using Lorraine Bell’s Plan Journal Play Workshop (http://lorrainebell.ning.com/workshops/plan-journal-play)..  My intention is to document my life during the year.  So far what I have learned is that there is little to document… I am living a somewhat boring life – not much to record. Unless my life takes an exciting …

Mending by Jane Martin | Original Watercolor Painting

Mendings

Needlework… handwork… needle and thread… the art of sewing…   I used to own a quilt shop in another life…many years ago. I loved quilting, teaching, working with customers to create a quilt that made them happy. I loved the feel of the fabric. And, many times I buried my nose into the beautiful yardage…. a different addiction… but an …

Loose Hydrangias by Jane Martin | Original Watercolor Paintin

Loose Hydrangeas and Fond Memories.

Yesterday a friend asked me, “Have you every done hydrangeas?”   My answer was yes. But, I have to say I was never really happy with the way they turned out. So, last night I watched a terrific artist who paints loose watercolors, Olga Peregood… ladywonderbrush.blogspot.com. Her paintings are gorgeous.. and she had a class on hydrangeas. So, I signed …

Art Journal - 2016 06-01-06-08 Collage

June 01-08 2016 Art Journaling

Recently, I have been spending more time in my art journals.. just a bit of creative play.  I have put together a collage of the most recent pages… in two different art journals. My mind has been focused on   Faith   …maybe because for the past two and a half years I’ve been struggling…   not with my faith… …

ICAD 2016 - WEEK 1 by Jane Martin | Original Work on 4x6 Index Cards

2016 ICAD Challenge

This is my second attempt at The Index Card A Day (ICAD) Challenge organized by Tammy Garcia of daisyyellowart.com.  The challenge is 61 days of creating a piece of art on an index card…from June 1 through July 31.  It doesn’t have to be a masterpiece.  It just has to be submitting to the process of daily creating something.  Some …

Worship on the Lake by Jane Martin | Original Watercolor Painting.jpg

Worship on the Lake

As the sun begins to set, there is a quiet little location where the presence of God is evident. This little church and the lake on which it sits is a product of my imagination.  And, it’s true that God will be present wherever and whenever you seek Him. However, the idea of gathering together with other believers in a …

Tulip Dream by Jane Martin.Original Watercolor Painting.jpg

Spring Cleaning…

It’s that time of year… time to make room for new beginnings.. So, I am offering a 20% Discount (Coupon SPRING20) on everything in the store beginning today Thursday, April 21, 2016 through Saturday, May 21, 2016. Blessings to all of you.

Spring Plantings by Jane Martin | Original Watercolor Painting

Spring Plantings in the Waiting

I apologize for my absence… But, here I am once again… Many of us are experiencing little teasings of Spring.  It is almost here.  However, it is too early to put those  tender plantings into pots or into the ground. So, we wait. And while I waited, I sketched a tiny little dreamy spring corner containing a potting bench with …

Fog on the Water Collage by Jane Martin | Sketchbook Practice

Fog on the Water

I have spent the past few days scanning paintings and uploading them to the Store.  Tonight, I sent some time relaxing… sitting in my rocker… my feet up… with sketchbook practice.  I know the only way I will ever improve my art is by practice…practice…practice… I have watched videos and read posts where people I consider to be accomplished artists speak …