Sunday, March 13, 2011

Blues and Greens

The Blues: I like when things are settled and dependable, but life isn’t like that and there are times when we outgrow something, it outgrows us, or things simply change. It is because of this impermanence that not only do painful times pass, but also great opportunities come. I remind myself that nothing is permanent about who I am or what I am capable of.


The Greens: I have discovered “Greenies” dental chews for dogs and Sophie loves them. Supposed they keep her teeth clean and are proven to fight gingivitus. They are not cheap, but you should see the proposal from my vet for Sophie to have her teeth cleaned—YIKES!

22 comments:

freebird said...

Nice sketches. I really like the way you are drawing your dog. Just the minimum of lines but he is clearly there. The blues are the pits even when you know they come to an end.

Dan Kent said...

I can't believe you call your drawings a mess! These are great!

Sandy in Michigan said...

I hope that whatever was making you blue has faded into the past! I always love your drawings of Sophie. Thanks for sharing!

Cathy Holtom said...

I love your style!

cynthia said...

I totally understand how sometimes life gets in the way of our art. I am feeling the stress of home remodeling and the disorganization is very hard to cope with, so I have neglected my journal as well.
I derive so much pleasure from all of your art that I hope you soon feel more like getting back to it.

marancat said...

I hope you are not too blue. I love to see your art and if it takes a little longer for a while, well, it is invariably worth waiting for!

raena said...

Sorry to hear about the blues, maybe more art will help chase them away! These are wonderful. I always love your style!

meegan said...

wow all your work is fantastic. It's going ot be really inspiring for me, especially the way you seem to just attack the paper with no fear. so much confidence!

Janene said...

Jennifer, Sorry to hear you are going through a hard time. I have been missing your blog posts. I hope all is well with you soon. Btw, great sketches! You don't seem out of practice at all to me.

RSA Online said...

Oh the "green" is so cute! Your puppy looks very excited :)

A Brush with Color said...

Oh, Jennifer, sorry to hear you have been going through a blue period. What is that expression: "the only constant in life is that everything will change," or something to that effect? God knows it's been true in my life. I hope you're feeling better--your artwork here is beautiful, as always. Thinking of you...xo

Tim Robinson said...

These are really fantastic!

Art Garden Diva said...

Your Blog is such a source of inspiration to me. It gives me confidence to express myself through painting everyday things, even though I'm a very neophyte artist.

I think a lot of people are feeling blue these days with all the dreadful things happening in the world. It seems everyone I know is going through change... hopefully change brings opportunity. I hope the sun is back out in your life.

Margaret Ann said...

You continue to rock your art Jen...no matter what color is guiding your brush or your heart.:)

Sending you warm desert hugs from my Muse to yours...♥

Ken Foster said...

Ahhh.. the blues. They sure give the oranges and yellows more intensity, don't they? Great sketches Jennifer!

Melissa D said...

really nice sketches! I like the way you let places ' white' like the left arm so you just see the black lines. And the way you let the watercolor float on you're paper . Great !!

quirkyartist said...

So glad you're joining us on Every Day in May. I hope it will do the trick with your blues.

debra morris said...

Hope your blues are on the way out....your work is still brilliant

Deborah said...

oh dear. every day for almost a month (well, maybe not every day) i've opened your blog, jennifer, with one eye closed, hoping i was going to see something just a tad more cheerful at the top. but alas, no. i hope that you're just too busy and not too blue to add an entry. by the way, i loved sophie and the suitcase. loved it. i think i may have already commented on that. all the best.

Sharon said...

I am so happy to have found your blog. I love your style of painting. I was hooked when I saw your sketches & paintings of your Sophie. I too have a bichon named Teddy. They do look like they are running around in their pajamas don't they. I just discovered watercolor and play around with it. Love bookbinding too. I wish I had your talent as I would love to be able to capture my Teddy, my best friend, the way you have done with Sophie. I have gone back to 2009 of your posts and will return for sure.

Arty Velarde said...

I hope you feel better soon.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Hang in there, Jennifer...your beautiful, heartfelt sketches HAVE to help.