2016 Easter Card Collage by Jane Martin | Cards from Original Watercolor Paintings

Easter is coming…

Easter Sunday is early this year… March 27, 2016. As the time approaches, the thoughts of what Jesus did all those years ago fill my head…. He suffered in ways that I have and will never experience. Shortly before He was arrested, Jesus turned His eyes toward Heaven and began a prayer in which He prayed for you and me. …

An Art Outing by Jane Martin | Traveling Brightly Workshop Original

A Girl’s Playdate…

I have a group of girlfriends who get together about once a month.  We call  it a Crop Day… but we kind of do our own thing.  Today, one was scrapbooking, one digital scrapbooking, one knitting, and I was painting.  We had so much fun.  We laugh and on occasion cry as we share our lives together. We know each …

I Am the Vine You Are the Branches by Jane Martin | Blog Post

I am the Vine, You are the branches…

1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. 3 “You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 “Abide in Me, …

Greeting Cards in the Store by Jane Martin ! Watercolor Print

Greeting Cards in the Store

I have had several requests for Greeting Cards.  Here are the first 2. Wrapped in Blue and Wrapped in Roses   They would be perfect for Easter or anytime you wanted to cheer up family or friends.   Some people are very good about sending cards.  And, for me there is something very special to see that card and know …

Janie Reads Her Favorite Book by Jane Martin | Watercolor Original

Janie Reading Her Favorite Book

The other day, I was driving in an area that wasn’t familiar to me.  I ended up driving down a street that dead ended through the gates and into a company parking lot.  Before I got that far, I was able to turn into an elementary school parking lot.  As I circled through the drive, I looked up and on …

Friendship by Jane Martin | Watercolor Original

Friendship

Friends are hard to find. In a lifetime you get only a few. And when you find them, You always know them by sight and heart alone, You always grow a little bit taller in your soul, And you know you have been blessed just to know them. Ashley Rice   “The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” …

Junelle Jacobsen's Traveling Brightly - Friendship by Jane Martin | Mary Jane's Studio

Why We’re Friends

We are not friends because we look the same Or because we always think alike We are not friends because our hair is the same length Or because we share the same eyes We are friends because when we met And we touched one another’s heart….       (unknown)      

Smooth Sailing at Sunset by Jane Martin | Watercolor Original

Smooth Sailing at Sunset…

  There is nothing more beautiful than the ocean as the sun begins to set.  Each sunset is a blessing to the eye and the sound of the waves a blessing to the ear. But, the sea is not always calm… nor are our lives… Who quiets the raging oceans? You quieted the raging oceans with their pounding waves and …

The Launch by Jane Martin | Watercolor Original

The Launch…

To launch… to start or set in motion…  In the case of a ship, it is a slow, steady, gentle rolling of a ship into the water.  It’s that same gentle rolling of this website that I am anticipating… thanks to Noelle Mena at Designing for the Creative. I can’t say enough about her sweet, creative spirit…. It has been a …

2015 Nativity by Jane Martin | Watercolor Original

A Christmas Wish…

A Christmas Wish… It was late at night and the sky was filled with stars. As the shepherds huddled together with their sheep trying to stay warm, an angel appeared to them… filling the sky with bright light. You could see them move even closer together as fear engulfed them. As the angel began to speak, he encouraged the shepherds …