Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New Bookmarks...

I finally got these laminated so they can go up on my Etsy store, and since I've been busy crocheting, cleaning house, making "The Butterfly Project" button and learning how to add Pinterest to my posts (in LOVE with Pinterest), I've had no time to finish the two pieces of art I have on the go now. They sit on my lonely desk in my art room. They call to me as I sit, guiltily doing other things instead of painting.

                  
Title: "Face The Sun"
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Title: "Sunset"
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Title: "King Me"
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Title: "Cubbies"
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I therefore thought I'd at least post some sweet content to keep you all happy. I especially love the orange flower. It turned out beautifully. (I'm visiting Pinning & SingingSweet SaturdaysSerenity Now Saturday & Palette & Paint Thursday, on the left, I posted my palette for the flower and another piece not posted today). I also love the back of the double sided bookmarks. I inked up the backs, defining the abstract watercolor painting and I think it really improved it. Adding ink to the back of these small pieces is helping to buoy my confidence to add pen & ink to some of the abstracts I've done in the past. One in particular could really use it. I just looked at it one day and saw an amazing pink rose in the middle with myriad leaves surrounding it. Let me go see if I can find it...

      
Title: "Abstract Rose"Matted Painting
So, do you see a rose (side view) surrounded with different kinds of leaves in the abstract painting? I'm getting more confident to try to define the rose I see. I'd love to hear your opinion.

Finally, I'm attaching my "Butterfly Project" button from my sidebar, so if you want to add it to a blog post you can feel free to grab it. Just right click and choose "copy link". Then when you are doing your post just click the "insert image" in the toolbar and add it as a URL. I'm so hoping that more people hear about this wonderful tribute to the children who died in the Holocaust. If you want more information, I posted about The Butterfly Project in this post.

I'm now on Pinterest, if you'd like to follow my pins, just click on the follow me on Pinterest button to the right of this post. You can also pin any painting/image on my site just by clicking the "Pin It" button situated at the end of each post. Clicking the button will bring up all the images on my site, you just choose what you want to pin! Have at it, people. I'll see you on Pinterest! It's addictive.

I will be back with both a painting and probably the crochet project I've been working on (headbands & fingerless gloves). I'll even post the instructions if they're free to the public. Cool.

One more thing, I'm playing along with "Six Word Saturday" at Show My Face, where you describe your life right now in 6 words... (my entry's a little tongue-in-cheek, hehehe)
I'm Too Busy For Words!
One last thing, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to my most favorite male person on this whole planet. I can't believe you're 18. Wow. I'm so proud to know such a stellar human being as you. Much love from me.

We'll talk soon,
I just made a hazelnut coffee... Mmmm. :o)
Best,





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47 comments:

  1. Loving those book marks, Face The Sun is also my favourite. Now I'm away to see what the Butterfly Project is all about.

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  2. Dreamy rose!
    you captured the frajility of the flower!

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  3. Beautiful watercolours! Thanks for joining the P&P party this week, it's wonderful to see your palette and paintings. xx

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  4. I love your "Abstract Rose", so beautiful! <3

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  5. Lovely work. I like 'sunset' the best.

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  6. Yes Pinterest can be pretty addicting! I love pinning! See you there! My favorite is the orange flower too! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  7. Lovely creations ~ so colorful and dynamic ! ~ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  8. The bookmarks are great, and your rose is gorgeous!

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  9. Jenn, what a wonderful, informative post. I love the bookmarks and the button you created for the Butterfly Effect. Also, I do see the rose. It is beautiful. Faye

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  10. love your bookmarks, the 'cubbies' is my favourite, love the 3D effect. Beautiful rose and I see the leaves when you explain it!

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  11. Lovely work! I love the colors in your rose. And I agree about Pinterest. It's a lot of fun. So inspiring!

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  12. Great work. Love the colors. Pinterest sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. That rose is just wonderful and the bookmarks are special as well... great post and glad to see you at both Pain and Palette and PPf... feels like we are bumping into each other all over the place at the moment... which is just great!!!!!

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  14. Beautiful watercolour and lovely bookmarks! Great to see you back on the blogosphere and creating, Jenn!

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  15. Wonderful watercolors! I especially like the rose. And yes, I can see it. Happy PPF! Helen @ Natures Walk Studio

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  16. Blogging like painting is always a never ending process...always something to learn...but the journey is so worth it! Love your colors and the butterfly project is fantastic. Thanks for hopping on over from in the studio. Hope you have a wonderful week. Fondly, Roberta

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  17. your work is beautiful....those bookmarks are stunning...oh..i love pinterest ...well done on figuring it out!...xxx

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  18. Beautiful watercolors, I'm especially drawn to sunset, but they're all compelling!

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  19. I see it! The rose is gorgeous as is, but I love adding defining details too. I just bought a crocheted headband that I LOVE and I want to learn to make some. Happy Birthday to the sweet boy!

    Also, thanks for the follow. :)
    Catherine Denton

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  20. nice bookmarks! i love to read and can never find one!

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  21. Yum Hazelnut coffee! I figured out how to add pins to my post today today whoo hoo! Lovely Work! Happy Paint Party Friday #56 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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  22. Love, love, love your abstract rose...so beautiful, fluid and dreamy!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  23. yup. pinterest IS addicting! and i've been meaning to join that butterfly project. thanks for reminding me. thanks for sharing,
    hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

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  24. (Coming from Studio JRU) - I want to do more with watercolor myself! Slowly venturing out in that direction...I love the idea of original bookmarks, and somehow that is sending an invitation to do more in this medium - I think because the commitment isn't large!

    Blessings!

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  25. Your abstract rose is so pretty, with lovely, happy pinks! I definitely see it--the way you can almost see the petals spiraling around one another. I love when this happens--when you just let the paints do their thing and then an image "magically" appears!

    Thank you for visiting/commenting/following my blog! :)

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  26. Love the colors in your "Abstract Rose." Pinterest is addictive! It has helped me keep track of beautiful free graphics online. So nice being able to look in one place for all the images I like :) Have a great day!

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  27. OMG! They are all so beautiful, I can't decide which I like most!! Beautiful work! And thank you for the information about "The Butterfly Project"!

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  28. the bookmarks came out great!!!
    I LOVE pinterest! It's so much fun....and quite addicting!!!!
    happy saturday!

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  29. Lovely work, I followed you home!

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  30. oh wow!!! what a wonderful post!!! love your bookmarks and the watercolours.....Wonderful work!!!!

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  31. Hi! Wow, you ARE busy! I love your abstract rose, so pretty! I'd love to learn how to crochet headbands! My 2 favorite ones are crocheted and they are so old they're falling apart, but I still wear them (around the house only now!) Also, thanks for visiting and following! Enjoy your weekend.

    xoEsther

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  32. These are beautiful! I think my fav is the orange flower, too. Also wanted to let you know that I received your bookmark "Magic Carpet Ride" today and I LOVE it. Thanks so much Jenn! xx

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  33. I like SUNSET best and the BUTTERFLY is wonderful. Great works today!
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

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  34. Lovely. And I LOVE the butterfly!!!

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  35. Thanks for joining us for Inspire Me Monday - I've been by several times and wanted to let you know how much I LOVE your bookmarks! I look forward to seeing what you will be sharing this week!

    This weekend we are sharing the story behind our blog names at Friendship Friday if you'd like to participate!

    Have a fabulous day!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.com

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  36. These bookmarks are fantastic! I love the Sunset! Your watercolor rose is beautiful. I love it! Pinterest is so much fun. If only I had more time... I haven't been on it too much lately! :) Thank you so much for sharing with us 'in the studio' this week!

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  37. I love the bookmarks! Face the sun is my favorite!

    Happy WOYWW (on Monday!)
    Katie #16

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  38. Your abstract rose is so soft and pretty! Thank you for visiting my blog and following!! :)

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  39. Wow your work is beautiful! I love the abstract rose and your bookmarks. Your paintings have a definite elegance and grace to them.
    Happy PPF & P&P

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  40. I love the soft look of the rose. Book marks are beautiful also!

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  41. hello. I am a new follower from the blog hop.
    Can you please follow me back?

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